In partnership with Asendia, RetailX has published the UK E-commerce Country Report - essential reading for any e-tailer who wants to gain a comprehensive understanding of this major economy which offers so much potential.
As partners of RetailX, Asendia are delighted to be able offer the full report, valued at €499, as a free download to all e-tailers. Non-retailers can purchase the report directly from RetailX.
The UK is embracing e-commerce more than ever before. It has the world’s 5th highest GDP and a very advanced digital economy, which makes it a veritable land of opportunity for ambitious online retailers.
To make the most of this opportunity, read the latest report from RetailX; it’s full of stats, facts and valuable insights that can help you hone your operation and boost those UK sales. The report also features an in-depth interview with Marie Barrance, Sales Director at Asendia UK.
“The British still love to shop, to see and feel products, and to socialise. But those people who have only taken to buying online since the pandemic aren’t going to put down the mouse completely. They’ve discovered the benefits online shopping offers.”
Marie Barrance, Sales Director, Asendia UK
The UK is one of the world’s leading digital economies, and has long been at the forefront of e-commerce and multi-channel retail. But it’s also changing rapidly. In 2021, the combined impact of Brexit and COVID-19, has had a profound impact on the state of the sector.
While the pandemic has fuelled the British appetite for online purchases, Brexit has added complications on imports and exports. New paperwork is required when sending parcels between the UK and the EU, and many companies are reconsidering where they should be based.
Despite this, the economy is predicted to grow at a rate of 5.5% in 2021, and the sophisticated UK e-commerce market has many underlying strengths. The pandemic has forced businesses to adapt, and those that have, now have a competitive edge; they are emerging out of this turbulent era as better, more innovative and future-facing companies.
Local retailers are a prime example of this. They have been quick to recognise that an enhanced digital experience is crucial to attract shoppers in the UK, where as many as 58% say they will take their custom elsewhere without good product information and the availability of popular payment solutions.
For a comprehensive understanding of the thriving UK market, read the full report. Featuring a market overview, economic stats and insights, profiles of typical UK consumers and much more, it really is essential reading.
E-tailers - See a full list of the UK 2021 E-commerce Country Report’s contents and download your free copy today!