The Rise of E-Commerce

An encouraging start to the year in regards to e-commerce, a massive £5.1 billion was spent in the month of January 2011 with cheap furniture and summer holidays proving to be the most popular items purchased.

For e-retailers it shows a strong and positive start to the year however, last year saw the lowest ever annual growth recorded in January. The e-retail market grew just 4.6% so there wasn’t all that much to compete with. However January 2011 has seen a massive 20% growth within the market.

With these positive results it didn’t come as any surprise when supermarket chain, Waitrose announced that they plan to spend around £10m on an upgrade to their e-commerce site.

This upgrade will hopefully appeal to more customers, improve online shopping and ultimately take on their competitors such as Ocado by strengthening their internet presence. With a new website, professionally designed to the very last dot, they are going to take advantage of the growing online market which isn’t such a bad idea!

If you are thinking about setting up an e-commerce website then where better to go than Brick technology who will provide you with:

  • Custom e-commerce online shop and payment gateway
  • Custom designed website
  • Hosting, which is looked after by our 24/7 maintenance and support
  • Email, which we manage and support
  • Domain name, top level and it will have its own unique IP address

Take a look at some of our e-commerce web design examples and if you like what you see then why not book a no obligation, one on one consultation with our managing director. Contact us today on 01254 277190 or email

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