Tuesday, July 2, 2013

H&M New Dublin Store

 H&M are set to open a new shop in Dublin in  the former National Irish Bank building on College Green. 
The new store will be besides  Abercrombie and Fitch,
The swedish retailer already operates stores on Dublin's Henry Street and on South King Street next to the Gaiety Theatre. The South King Street Complex is not performing as well as expected due to the absence of other high profile shops on the street (apart from  Zara and Warehouse.

H&M operates in 43 countries employing approximately 90,000 people. It currently has 12 stores in Ireland.

H&M stands for  Hennes & Mauritz

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dunnes Stores now do Online Shopping in Ireland

Online shopping in Ireland has finally come to Dunnes Stores
. For many years they have been opposed to online shopping but this month have  launched a new online store on their with a revamped website. They will not be selling groceries online.

 Irish customers can have orders delivered for €4.95 for standard delivery, €9.95 for next day delivery or they can have the items delivered to a store near them for free, which will take four working days.

The site also has options for Northern Ireland, the UK and International delivery with prices ranging from free of charge to €18.95.


Most Popular Online Purchases in Ireland

These are the top categories of products bought online in Ireland in 2012

1Travel Service Reservations (flights/ train / etc)
2 Entertainment Tickets
3 Books / Newspaper / Magazine (hardcopy)
4 Computer / Game Software
5 Video / Music Publication
6 Clothes & Accessories
7 Food & Beverages
8 eBooks / Digital newspapers or
9 Magazine subscriptions
10 Mobile Phones (Including accessory)
11Computers / Game Hardware & peripherals
12 Flowers / Gifts / Toys
13 Skin Care / Cosmetics
14 Car / Motorcycle and Accessory
15 Household Appliance
16 Pet-related Products
17 Household Cleaning Supplies

According to another user survey on behalf of Google - online shoppers gave these reasons why they like to shop online

Lower prices
It is available 24 hours and 7 days a week  - 
I can buy products that are not available in my home country 
Availability of special products which are hard to get offline 
Presence of customer reviews from other people 
You can shop from anywhere 
No long queues 
Easier to compare prices 
Special promotions online 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Most Popular Online Shopping Sites in Ireland

These are the most visited online shopping sites by Irish people in 2011

Marks & Spencer
John Lewis

Some facts and Figures
Women in Ireland are more active online shoppers than men and consumers with families shop online more than others.
Irish people  aged 35-49 do more online shopping  than other age groups .
The favourite online purchases in Ireland are Hard copies of books/CDs/DVDs  followed by online fashion.
Irish onsumers are going online more for travel and accommodation products and entertainment tickets.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cooling Off Period for Online Shopping

When you shop online in Ireland - under EU regulations you  have up to 7 working days to return the goods or withdraw from the service without having to give any reason or without incurring any penalty.
In other words - you can get a full refund if you just don’t like the goods. You may however have to pay for the cost of returning the goods.The goods must be sent back by you within 7 working days of recieving them .

There are however some exceptions:
Perishable goods or goods made to your specifications or clearly personalised
Audio or video recordings or computer software which were unsealed by the consumer e.g. DVDs, software installation CDs which have the seal removed.
Newspapers, periodicals and magazines
Goods or services the price of which is dependent on fluctuations in the financial market which cannot be controlled by the supplier.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Top Online Clothes Shops that Deliver to Ireland

The number of shops that now do online shopping in Ireland has gradually increased over the past few years.
In the early days of online shopping - Ireland was only served by a small number of shops. Now - most of the major UK retailers deliver to Ireland and  some offer free delivery .
We can now buy almost everything online in Ireland - from books to beds, candles to cooking utensils, Clothes , Shoes, Electronics , DVDs , ebooks , toys - the list goes on.

These is our list of some of the best online clothes shops that deliver to Ireland.

Dorothy Perkins
House of Fraser
Marks and Spencer
Miss Selfridge  
New Look
River Island  
Tesco Clothing
Urban Outfitters

Online Shopping Trends in Ireland

In Ireland it is mainly younger shoppers - primarily in their early 20s - buying clothing, sports gear and software
downloads that drive much of the online economy .
The second group of big online shoppers is women in their late thirties and early 40s, spending mainly on financial products and in online department stores.

According to the CSO  Dublin is the top place in Ireland for online shopping -  with 50% of adults buying online, followed by the west (Galway, Mayo and Roscommon) at 48%.

More Central Statistics Office (CSO) data shows that in 2011, 43% of Irish adults had shopped online within the previous 12 months.
That represents a sizeable increase from previous years – the comparative figure was  36% in 2010. The jump to 43% meant that Ireland was now on a par with the EU27 average in 2011 but some way behind the UK, where 71% of adults had bought online within the previous 12 months.

The rural nature of much of Ireland has limited the availability of online food shopping because of the delivery distances involved . Tesco is the main online grocery supplier in Ireland - they say they cover 85% of the population . Tesco online grocery shopping continued to grow rapidly in 2011 , with sales up 21pc to €57.1m.
Superquinn and Supervalu also offer online grocery shopping - but only in certain areas of the country .