The retail technology week in numbers
1,000…Co-op customers in Milton Keynes can now have their groceries delivered by a Starship Technologies robot. Between 10-15 are being used and around 1,000 orders have been dispatched in the first month of a trial.
$1.2 billion…The Home Depot is to spend $1.2 billion over the next five years to add 170 distribution facilities, in order to speed up delivery of goods to homes and job sites. It is aiming to reach 90% of the US population with same-day or next-day delivery.
46% of UK shoppers plan to spend more this year than last on Father’s Day, with total expenditure on the event forecasted to reach £799 million, according to Savvy.
The company, which powers e-commerce sites for Sony, Ben & Jerry’s, Toyota and 60,000 other merchants, also has a presence in North America and Asia Pacific. It recently raised $64 million in a round led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from General Catalyst, GGV Capital and Tenaya Capital. That brought BigCommerce’s total funding to more than $200 million since it was founded in 2009.
5.9 million…Dixons Carphone launched an investigation into a data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal records.
$40 million…Beam announced its ICO at World Blockchain Forum this week. The token sale will last until Q3 2018 with the aim of raising $40 million.
71% of UK consumers are most happy online when they are shopping– more so than when they use social media or are watching funny videos, according to research carried out by Rokt, involving 4,000 people worldwide.
30.4% of UK clothing shoppers use social media to inspire their clothing choices, according to GlobalData.
£1.25 million…Joe Browns has recorded over £1.25 million sales in the opening seven months of trading in its first ever retail store.
37% of Brits believe the UK will be a cashless society within the next 10 years, according to Equifax research.
87% of the UK’s top retailers risk losing revenue due to poor mobile site performance, according to Visualsoft.