Tag: online shopping

The history of online shopping

1979 – It all began when Michael Aldrich ‘invented’ online shopping.  Using videotex, a two way message service, it revolutionised businesses. We now know this as e-commerce. 1981 – Saw the first business to business transaction by UK based Thomson holidays. 1982 – Mintel, a videotex online service accessible by telephone lines, could be used…

A Purple celebration for the launch of WiFi at Camden Stables Market

On September 4th, we officially launched Purple WiFi at Camden Market with a party for our partners, customers and guests. The event, held at the stunning Gilgamesh venue in Camden Stables Market, brought together the great and the good from the local community, our partners Cisco Meraki, as well as a mixture of Purple WiFi…

What's in store for the future of point collecting?

Everybody loves a good deal! Many of us will admit to carrying several loyalty cards around with us to make sure we get access to some of the best deals. But in today’s society we are used to getting everything fast – it’s a world of instant gratification. Point collecting may now seem like a…

Can stores compete with online shopping?

Facts and figures Today’s newly released ONS (Office of National Statistics) retail figures show a clear upward trend in the retail market, with an increase of 3.7% compared to February 2013.  Increasingly customers are more confident in spending their money and inflation in stores is at an all time low. As the details in the…

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