A look at Christmas through e-commerce

With the pinnacle retail season fast approaching, the significance of all things e-commerce in heightening.

In recent years we have seen the epic rise of e-commerce whilst the once great British high street has suffered. Retailers are increasingly concentrating their efforts online to supplement sales and satisfy customer demand. With this in mind the emphasis on providing the highest quality service, delivering on time and keeping up with digital trends are more important than ever.

If your business isn’t already prepared for the Christmas rush, check out the infographic below to get more facts on how e-commerce and Christmas go hand-in-hand, the problem areas and the importance of getting it right.

The 2013 Small Business Gameplan

A new survey of 600 small businesses reveals the majority remain skeptical about economic growth in 2013. However they are optimistic about their own opportunities as nearly half of the respondents expected to grow their business revenues this year.

Conducted in December by e-commerce companies Alibaba.com, Vendio and Auctiva, the survey asked companies a range of questions concerning their outlook and business plans for 2013.