Naked Wines raises sales forecasts after shoppers crash website

Naked Wines has increased its sales forecasts after shoppers flocked online to order a case or two, with the clamour over its Christmas deals even crashing its website.



a glass of wine: Photograph: Régis Duvignau/Reuters


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Photograph: Régis Duvignau/Reuters

The online retailer said that last week it had sold 40,000 of the “deluxe” Christmas boxes, which include foodie treats such as olive olive oil and craft gin as well as wine, in 24 hours. The surge in traffic overwhelmed the site, which was down for about an hour.

James Crawford, the managing director of Naked Wines UK, said shoppers were worried about missing out, given the strain courier firms were under, so were “making sure that they get their order in early”.

Sales at Naked Wine, which sells wine on subscription, increased 80% in the six months to the end of September as more customers signed up for its wine deliveries – and

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Naked Wines raises sales forecasts after shoppers crash website | Business

Naked Wines has increased its sales forecasts after shoppers flocked online to order a case or two, with the clamour over its Christmas deals even crashing its website.

The online retailer said that last week it had sold 40,000 of the “deluxe” Christmas boxes, which include foodie treats such as olive olive oil and craft gin as well as wine, in 24 hours. The surge in traffic overwhelmed the site, which was down for about an hour.

James Crawford, the managing director of Naked Wines UK, said shoppers were worried about missing out, given the strain courier firms were under, so were “making sure that they get their order in early”.

Sales at Naked Wines, which sells wine on subscription, increased 80% in the six months to the end of September as more customers signed up for its wine deliveries – and existing ones, called “angels”, bought more. That surge

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Pinoy online shoppers love music, food, and gadgets

Here’s how Filipino shopping behavior changed during the pandemic period

Social media platform Twitter has released its latest study on how Filipino online buying behavior has changed during this period of lockdowns. Here are the five interesting findings of this study. 

  1. Pinoys buy essentials online

Since people #StayAtHome, Filipinos go to the internet as a safer alternative to add to their shopping carts. In the past month, 78 percent of Filipinos on Twitter have recently purchased a product online, while 93 percent have visited an online retail site or store to check out items.

Here are the top 5 items Filipino users bought online in the last month.

2. Pinoys are smart shoppers

When product photos and information wouldn’t suffice, Pinoys do their research to gather more details about the product and if it’s worth buying. The study shows that over 69 percent of Filipino online shoppers always do

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Lockdown ‘turned back clock’ for disabled shoppers



a man sitting on a couch: Mike Adams says businesses would benefit from good online accessibility


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Mike Adams says businesses would benefit from good online accessibility

Shoppers with disabilities have been excluded from some websites and apps needed during lockdown to buy essential items or services, research has found.

Features such as drop down menus are awkward for people with sight problems or other disabilities and some websites are impossible to navigate.

The Covid-19 crisis has “turned back the clock” for disabled people, campaigners say.

The Purple Tuesday project highlights the spending power of this group.

Firms have been missing out on vital revenue because disabled people have been unable to access their websites, and the new lockdowns and restrictions across the UK have the potential to rekindle the problems, the campaign says.

Mike Adams, founder of Purple Tuesday, said: “National and regional lockdowns have shone a very bright light on the approach of organisations to their disabled customers.

“With 22% of the population

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