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Go Instore, HP and Currys PC World join forces to drive growth in online revenue for HP products

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Go Instore, provider of immersive omnichannel retail experiences for personalised ecommerce, has announced the success HP inc has had in providing human-led digital user experiences for their retail partners’ online customers. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Wehkamp plots double-digit growth trajectory with Manhattan Associates

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Manhattan Associates Inc. has announced that Dutch online retailer Wehkamp has selected Manhattan’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) to manage its new distribution centre (DC) in Zwolle, Netherlands. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

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Plobal joins Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help ecommerce merchants grow mobile revenue

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As mobile becomes the default shopping device, Plobal gets on board the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help high-volume merchants increase mobile revenues by engaging their most loyal customers. Internet Retailing Mobile Computers

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The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

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By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch. Britain is a nation of shopkeepers,” is the famous phrase coined by economist Adam Smith to explain the desire of a commercial nation to secure ever-expanding markets for its wares. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

Welcome to Retail 4.0. This is the land of opportunity where retailers connect with shoppers and drive sales in a way like never before. With this eBook, you’ll learn about the advanced technologies that are available to create a seamless integrated omnichannel experience.

Talend cloud enables PointsBet to ensure compliance and reliability amid rapid international expansion

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Talend, the cloud data integration solutions provider, has announced that PointsBet, an online bookmaker from Australia offering both traditional fixed odds markets as well as PointsBetting, is using Talend Cloud and Microsoft Azure to deliver a differentiated mobile betting experience to just under 100,000 customers worldwide and support its international expansion. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

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How will Brexit affect eCommerce?

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Brexit brings a wave of uncertainty and change to the UK business landscape, and since the day the UK voted to leave the EU, it’s been a whirlwind. Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Achieving retail’s Holy Grail: A 360-degree customer view

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The UK retail sector is unforgiving. High street sales recently suffered their biggest drop in 20 years, while online sales growth was forecast to decline to single digits for the first time this year. Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

First week of home isolation sees mixed online sales results

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As the Government’s ‘home isolation’ rules kicked in last week, the immediate impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus on online consumer shopping habits was laid bare. During the first week of the new pandemic guidelines, online retail sales growth was down -2.2% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers. Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

Weed on wheels: Medex lights up London with Adverttu on-car advertising

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Adverttu, the AdTech company, has launched its latest on-car advertising campaign with global pharmaceutical distributor, Medex and its ecommerce partner KAAM. For 8 weeks, Medex’s CBD 16mg patch product will adorn a fleet of Adverttu ad wrapped vehicles across Central and South West London. Internet Retailing

Real-time Personalization Guidebook: 10 Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversions

Conversion rate remains the most important metric for measuring success. This guidebook reveals 10 tips to improve eCommerce conversion rates, and insight into how an AI-powered personalization platform can dramatically improve performance.

Retail Resilience - Advice for online retailers on maximising productivity during Covid-19

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By Richard Bendelow, CEO of Aero Commerce. Unless, like certain FMCG retailers who are experiencing a surge in online sales, chances are, due to the uncertain times we find ourselves in, that your sales have suffered a dip. Couple that with the potential of a complete lockdown, times could not be more difficult for some retailers, even with the government support on offer. However now is not the time to rest on your laurels. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

Online sales flat leading into Coronavirus crisis hitting UK

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Following a very slow start to the year, the UK’s string of winter storms failed to stimulate online demand as online sales growth for the month limped in at -0.4% Year-on-Year (YoY). Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Huge increase in online sales across Italy offers hope for struggling retailers in the UK and Ireland, says Kooomo

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Global financial markets continue to suffer from the impact of coronavirus, with economists predicting the slowest rate of global growth since 2009. However, the current lockdown taking place in Italy has actually instigated a significant boom in eCommerce sales. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Coronavirus - hospitality industry impact (Lolly)

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Here, Peter Moore CEO of Lolly, talks about the impact of the Coronavirus on day-to-day operations. Critical Issues EPoS Systems Internet Retailing

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

An infographic listing the best practices companies can follow to bolster their e-commerce website.

Covid-19: The front door is now the front line, says ParcelHero

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ParcelHero has forecast a doubling of home deliveries in the event of a UK coronavirus epidemic, as shoppers seek to avoid crowded stores. But it says retailers and their courier partners must do more to ease concerns for both customers and drivers. Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

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42% of consumers fear brands’ censorship of online reviews is endangering free speech

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A study from Trustpilot, has revealed an alarming distrust among UK consumers when it comes to brands removing or censoring legitimate consumer reviews across the internet, with four-in-ten (42%) saying they are very concerned about their freedom of speech. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

What’s in store for 2020 and beyond? 6 trends shaping warehouses of the future

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In 2010, many warehouses would still have been regarded as a neglected cost centre. Now, moving into 2020, the warehouse is a carefully managed control centre and very often the strategic hub of e-commerce within an ever-extending supply chain. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Report: When e-commerce is extended to restaurants and farms

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By Yuchuan Wang. This past Chinese New Year has been unprecedented for Chinese people. Greatly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, people have been forced to stay at home to avoid infection. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Loading

Amdocs and Google Cloud announce strategic partnership to accelerate communication providers’ journeys to the cloud

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Amdocs, provider of software and services to communications and media companies, and Google Cloud, has announced a strategic partnership to deliver Amdocs’ leading OSS and BSS systems on Google Cloud and to create solutions and services to help communications companies modernise, automate and digitise with the cloud. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Online conversion rates rose by 44% on Black Friday, according to iAdvize data

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UK online conversion rates rose by 44% on the daily average on Black Friday – up 3% year-on-year - according to data from iAdvize, the conversational commerce provider, while Cyber Monday conversions increased 27% compared to an average Monday. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues

OnBuy forecasts huge sales jump through new Boost service

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OnBuy has launched a new service called Boost. Launched in time to give OnBuy sellers maximum benefits ahead of the seasonal traffic peak, Boost is designed to help sellers gain more exposure and improve the visibility, rank and placement of their listings on and off OnBuy. Internet Retailing

Migrating your eCommerce platform: what you need to know

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With only 110 days left before the end of support for Magento 1, it is important for online retailers to get moving on their eCommerce platform migration or risk a gap in sales. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Former IKEA VP of digital transformation Michael Valdsgaard unveils next-generation augmented reality start-up at Retail Without Borders

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Michael Valdsgaard, former head of digital transformation at IKEA, has used his keynote speech at Retail Without Borders to launch his latest venture: a high-tech immersive commerce solution provider, London Dynamics. Exhibitions and Events Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Recommerce, green data and sub-contracted intelligence; A peak into the new eCommerce decade

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As we enter mankind’s most digital decade, Wunderman Thompson Commerce (WTC) has released its Futures 2020 report, showcasing some of the biggest current trends in eCommerce. Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Global trade rules changed for 2020 – Don’t get caught out

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The international trade rules, widely known as Incoterms have come into force this month, changing how the international trade of goods is conducted potentially having a major impact on importers and exporters across the globe. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

VisionDirect eyes up more savings from D2C model

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A leading European online contact lenses supplier is offering savings of up to 45% on major high street opticians, due in big part to the company’s ‘direct to consumer’ (D2C) model. Superior service relies on a lean infrastructure that enables speedy turnarounds, fast delivery and providing a consistent great customer experience –and integral to VisionDirect success is the SnapFulfil cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS). Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

AI and voice search among the top eCommerce trends for 2020, says Kooomo

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As we move into a new decade, technology is continuing to make big changes in the way eCommerce businesses engage with their customers. To keep up with the changing demands of consumers, Ciaran Bollard, CEO at Kooomo, the Enterprise Cloud Commerce Platform, has put together a list of the ten key eCommerce trends that online retailers should be aware of: . Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

Small is the new big via ‘micro’ warehousing, says SnapFulfil

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WMS solutions provider SnapFulfil is enjoying a new type of interest as ‘micro-warehousing’ takes off for smaller e-commerce companies looking to offer the same level of delivery efficiency and flexibility as retail giants like Amazon. Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing Critical Issues

2020: The year that will kick off a thriving decade in retail

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It has been one of the most tumultuous decades in the history of retail. 2019 will end with nearly 6,000 stores across the UK closing their doors as the industry is dusting itself off and searching for strategies that will provide a more prosperous future. Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

ParcelHero says 24-hour round-the-clock deliveries are the future of e-commerce

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Amazon’s $800 million investment in free next-day deliveries may be making headlines, but the home delivery expert ParelHero says same-day 24/7 deliveries are the future of e-commerce. Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Red Box Vape continues expansion with acquisition of Vapour Lounge

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Red Box Vape Ltd has finalised a deal to acquire Vapour Lounge with 5 retail store outlets across Scotland as part of its continuing acquisition programme. This transaction will add a further £0.75m to turnover. The company is one of the fastest-growing UK brands in the sector. Internet Retailing

Septentrio launches an online shop offering high-accuracy GNSS receiver modules

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Septentrio’s new web shop offers direct access to mosaicTM multi-frequency GNSS receiver module. Customers can purchase the mosaicTM development kit quickly and easily to evaluate this unique module. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Lowest growth outlook for retail in four years

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Retail sector posts weakest small business outlook for 2020. Less than a third of small businesses in the retail sector are predicting growth for the early months of 2020. This is the worst growth outlook for the retail sector since the start of 2016. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

UK prestige beauty industry generates £2.6 billion in sales for 2019, driven by skincare, reports The NPD Group

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The sale of prestige women’s face skincare products in the UK reported an increase of 2% in the 12 months to the end of 2019 according to The NPD Group. The total value of the prestige beauty market in the UK was valued at £2.6 billion in 2019, a decline of 3% when compared to the same period in 2018. Internet Retailing Critical Issues

EBI.AI to build the world’s most advanced grocery AI for Coop Sweden

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EBI.AI, one of the most advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) labs in the UK, has been chosen by Coop Sweden, one of the largest grocery retailers in the country, to build the world’s most advanced grocery retail AI assistant, available to Coop customers in Sweden via apps, web or Google assistant. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Infosys to acquire Simplus, a Salesforce Consulting and Platinum Partner

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Infosys, a provider of next-generation digital services and consulting, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Simplus, one of the fastest growing Salesforce Platinum Partners in the USA and Australia. Simplus is an advisor in cloud consulting, implementation, data integration, change management and training services for Salesforce Quote-to-Cash applications. Internet Retailing

Off with their heads: The death of monolithic e-commerce and the rise of a headless, microservice approach

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For over a decade, online retailers have been competing in the Amazon world and, as the saying goes, it’s a jungle out there. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

The five key steps to delivering a seamless digital retail experience

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By René Aerdts Chief Technologist – Global Consumer Goods, DXC Technology. As a result of technically advanced e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, consumer expectation with regards to customised buying experiences and always-on services have skyrocketed. Internet Retailing Critical Issues