Gin has seen a huge leap in popularity in recent years with lots of small, independant producers apearing on the scene as the big brands try to keep up with variations of their original offerings. So, it’s no surprise that come Christmas time, gin features prominantly on many shopping lists either as a Christmas gift, a drinks cabinet essential or even an adults only advent calendar!Continue reading “It’s going to be a gin soaked Christmas for 2018”
So, if you’re been following my experiment about abandoned shopping cart discounts, you will know about the rumour that online stores will email you a discount code if you walk away from a full shopping cart. In order to confirm this rumour I have been conducting an experiment with some of the top UK online retailers to see who offers a discount and how much you can get.
So how’s it going?
Well, we are three full days into the experiment now and I’m afraid to report that I have received the grand sum of… no emails offering discounts! I have received a very nice email from ao.com offering me £20 off my first spend over £299 so I can’t be too ungrateful but. I was hoping for a little more though, especially as Christmas is just around the corner and many frugal minded people will be getting started with their festive shops. That reminds me, be sure to check out my coverage of Martin Lewis’ Festive Forecaster.
Admittedly, the rumour does say it can take up to a week before you start to see the emails with discount codes included, just wanted to report back with an update half way through the experiment.
According to Wingify, over £3 trillion pounds worth of products globally are abandoned in shopping carts every year, that’s a lot of unsold products that retailers would prefer to see sold! To try and rescue some of those sales, it’s said that retailers may offer a discount to get you to change your mind and splurge the cash.Continue reading “The abandoned shopping cart discounts experiment!”