How is lockdown affecting internet usage?

    Posted on November 11, 2020

    Even without the effects of COVID-19, new records for internet usage during 2020 are to be expected due to the web becoming available to, and embraced by, more people every year. Nevertheless, stats point towards lockdown conditions leading (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    Lockdown easing, but online shopping bigger than ever

    Posted on July 28, 2020

    The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) latest retail report reveals that UK shoppers are continuing to spend a larger portion of their budget online than ever before, even as bricks-and-mortar stores begin to reopen.

    In June, online shopping accounted for 31.8% of all spending. This is slightly down from the 33.3% recorded in May, when lockdown conditions were stricter, but significantly (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    What could COVID-19 mean for digitalisation?

    Posted on July 14, 2020

    As we begin to recover from lockdown, and we look at the changes we’ve all had to make, what effects could the post-COVID-19 era have on services, shopping trends and digitalisation? As business owners, what trends can we (more…)

    Posted by Lianne Wilkinson

    Four sectors where online sales have soared during lockdown

    Posted on May 14, 2020

    Yesterday’s news that the UK now faces a “significant recession” will not have been a big surprise to anyone. Amid the doom and gloom though, there are some sectors, and businesses within them, that have reported positive news since the lockdown came into effect.

    With people changing their lifestyles and the way they shop, those companies that have (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    Government wants your COVID-19 risk assessment on your website

    Posted on May 12, 2020

    Yesterday, the Gov.uk website published its latest guidance to employers on getting the country safely back to work. This includes five “key points” employers should address as soon as is practically possible, and one of them in particular stood out to us.

    Point 2 sets out the need for employers to carry out a risk assessment, and to (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    How much more time are we spending online?

    Posted on May 5, 2020

    With lockdown creating a rise in the number of people working from home, and families keeping themselves entertained indoors by going online, it’s no surprise that internet providers have seen surges in usage, but by how much has our online dependency risen?

    According to an Opinium survey commissioned by uSwitch.com, there has been a 29% rise in (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    Three ways to promote your online delivery service

    Posted on April 20, 2020

    Anyone in doubt over whether the internet is really an essential service must have had their mind made up over the last few weeks. Business have had to adapt to the restrictions quickly, with many now offering online delivery services for the first time.

    What’s more, with people confined to their homes, the only realistic way to (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    How your website can help your business “pivot”

    Posted on April 14, 2020

    With no immediate end to the lockdown in site, most businesses are having to change the way they operate and adapt to the realities of the situation. This means thinking outside of the box, and (more…)

    Posted by John Murray
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