Online sales via mobile devices slow as smartphone growth falters

Online retail sales increase of 12.8% year-on-year (YoY) in August Month-on-Month (MoM) decrease of 1.7% from July, notably lower than last year’s drop of 4.8% M-retail growth (mobile retail) was at an all-time low of just 10% YoY Online only retailers outperformed multichannel retailers (14.0% vs. 10.8% YoY) Overall market conversion rate is 4.7%, compared…

Zavvi lives on, online


Zavvi – the remains of the Virgin Megastore brand – eventually closed a few weeks back, selling the majority of its remaining bricks-and-mortar stores to HMV and Head Group.

The name, however, has been bought by the Hut Group, which sees them taking ownership of domain. That domain has re-launched today, offering a much broader range of products.

Although the original site concentrated mainly on music, games and DVDs, the new version will be more like Amazon – selling electrical and computing goods, books, sports and leisure stuff, perfumes and lingerie as well as aforementioned music/games/DVDs trio.

The site is live right now, and have very similar prices to the old site – i.e. slightly higher than competitors Amazon and Still, it’s worth a look. Especially if you’re into buying lingerie online.