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Weekly Review 26/02 

Posted on February 26, 2021
by Emma Burgess

Weekly Review 26/02 

 As another work week draws to a close, the past few days have seen slightly warmer weather and glimpses of sunshine. With the prospect of a roadmap to freedom, the days are looking just that little bit better. 

 It’s been Power-Up Week here at Huboo with our friends at Linnworks taking the spotlight. The leading multichannel management solution for eCommerce businesses have outlined their top tips to ensure eCommerce success in 2021. 

 Lockdown shopping habits see 93% of UK online shoppers buying from Amazon. A recent study conducted by global eCommerce and marketplace specialist, Pattern, polled shoppers to assess consumer expectations for 2021. The survey conducted earlier this month showed that 93% of all online shoppers used Amazon in the past 12 months. 43% blamed the closure of non-essential shops for changes in their habits, 54% claimed to have shopped digitally more in 2020 than ever before, while 39% have bought more from Amazon than previously. Pattern’s 2021 UK Shopper Report can be downloaded here. 

 Retail Week has released data on the future of online shoppers. With eCommerce expected to provide 57% of all global sales growth by 2025, retailers are now in a race against time to transform their business models to ‘digital first’ in next four years. The new E-commerce 2021 report reveals 51% of consumers are spending, on average more than £100 online every month, with 11% spending between £251 and £400, indicating it is now the primary shopping channel for many. 

 Yodel has reduced its carbon emissions by 25%, as the delivery service holds to its long-term commitment to sustainable deliveries. The company has invested £27 million in a fresh fleet of vehicles, all of which are three years or younger to meet Clean Air Zone requirements. The company has also introduced delivery by bike in seven cities including London, which has reduced emissions by 2.3 tonnes in the city. 

 And lastly, we’re grateful to our friends at Tech Spark for including us in their Scale-Up Series. Martin Bysh spoke with the team about how he and Paul transitioned Huboo from start-up to scale-up. 

 That’s all from us at Huboo! We hope you have a great weekend whatever you’re doing. 

 If you’d like to see how we can help with your fulfilment needs, check out our How It Works guide.