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New figures have shown that the average price of diesel has reached a six year low and that prices  will continue to fall in the run up to Christmas.

According to RAC fuel watch data the price fell to £109.48p per litre on Monday, the lowest price its been since December 2009.

November also saw the petrol price drop with Asda’s 99.7p a litre over the Black Friday weekend. Morrisons also rewarded their customers who spent £40 in store with a 7p discount on fuel.

These new figures mean that the average cost of filling up a 55 litre family car with petrol has plunged  by £7.75 compared to a year ago, while a tank of diesel is £8.95 cheaper.

Lower prices have been attributed to crude oil tumbling to $40.40, its lowest level since February 2009.

How long this will last is anyone’s guess, however with the prices so low make the most of it while you can.

Posted by: In: Transport 27 Nov 2015 Comments: 0 Tags: , ,

Asda have announced on their website today that all of their 273 petrol station across the UK will be slashing the price of petrol to no more than 99.7p per litre over the 2015 Black Friday weekend. The last time petrol was under a pound per litre was way back in 2009 so if you want to fill up for less then you have a very limited time to do so.

Alongside petrol being reduced, diesel will be no more than 103.7 pence per litre as well.

The offer starts midday on the 27th November until the end of Sunday 29th November.


Posted by: In: Business, Retail 11 Dec 2014 Comments: 0 Tags: ,

It might not come as too much of a surprise after the scenes of people fighting over Televisions and other bargains on the much hyped Black Friday and whilst this American tradition looks like it here to stay, for better or worse it has now beaten other major shopping days to the number one spot regarding consumer participation online.

SLI Systems who are a worldwide e-commerce acceleration provider for mid- to large-size Internet retailers and B2B sites have released data that shows it was the most popular online shopping day of the pre-Christmas sales season 2014, ahead of Cyber Monday and Manic Monday.


Black Friday. Did your retail business do well?

They have summarised exactly what happened on the days themselves and released a graphic which shows peak traffic demand (You can see this here.)

  • Black Friday was the busiest online day, followed by Cyber Monday and lastly Manic Monday. Traffic on Cyber Monday was 74% of Black Friday’s traffic, and traffic on Manic Monday was 60% that of the peak day.
  • The peak shopping time was 4pm on Black Friday.
  • Over half of Black Friday traffic was driven by mobile devices with the peak at 1am, with 67% of users browsing on mobiles.

Its interesting to note that the shift to mobile has now happened in online retail as well and considering that most major retailers sites were down on the day it still beat previously high traffic days such as Cyber Monday.

Hopefully this insightful data should help online retailers of all sizes plan accordingly for 2015 pre-Christmas sales season including those in the Hastings and Rother area especially if the hype for the day mirrors this years scenes of chaos again, although its hoped that stores will be more prepared for future Black Friday events than they were this year.