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Posted on 21/04/2022 by DHL Express

Report reveals 3 key trends driving the UK’s e-commerce evolution

A new report revealing the trends that are helping UK retail websites stand out from the crowd has been published. Ecommerce 2022 looks at insights from the UK’s most popular websites – including Next, Asda, Tesco and Currys – to identify lessons for e-commerce businesses.

The report also explores how the channel is evolving, how the leaders are driving this change and what this means for online retailers and brands.

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UK-New Zealand trade agreement will help “support British music and artists”

Top executives from the UK’s music industry are among those who have hailed the benefits of the government’s UK-New Zealand trade deal. They have praised the international trade agreement, which was agreed six months ago, as it will help UK performers, labels, producers and instrument makers.

The deal, which builds on existing government support from the UK’s thriving creative industries, is expected to increase trade by almost 60%. It also looks set to boost the economy by £800 million and add £200 million to household wages in the long run.

International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said: “It will be hugely welcome news to the thousands of businesses both big and small who are looking to grow and thrive by exporting internationally.”

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Latest e-commerce news from around the world

In this week’s e-commerce news, the founder of e-scooter brand fluidfreeride explains how adding a Buy Now, Pay Later option not only increased order numbers but also almost doubled its average order value.

A new marketplace community for foraging fans has been dubbed ‘the Etsy of specialty food’. There’s clearly an appetite for the platform, which is seeing a growth of over 400% each quarter.

And if you’re using social media to find new customers, we reveal which platform users prefer over Facebook and Instagram for discovering new products.

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