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Why Your Brand Needs a Stand-Out Shopify Store


Ecommerce is booming with no signs of slowing down. US consumers will spend $709.78 billion on Ecommece in 2020 , an increase of 18% YoY. At the same time, brick-and-mortar retail spending is expected to decrease by 14% to $4.18 trillion. . And , McKinsey reported that the ecommerce industry has seen 10 years’ growth in 3 months while Shopify reported Q2 earnings with 97% growth year over year. With this increased growth comes increased competition.

ShipBob vs Deliverr: Choosing the Best Ecommerce Shipping Option in 2020

Ecommerce Platforms

Love it or hate it, shipping is an essential element to any ecommerce operation, and when done well, it's another opportunity to wow your customers. In the era of Amazon Prime, consumers now expect reliable and exceedingly fast shipping times. This is why engaging a reliable fulfillment solution is imperative. It's key to taking the hassle out of what can sometimes be a headache of a process.

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Burberry opens first 'Social Retail' store in China


The luxury retailer partnered with Tencent on a concept store that blends social media interactions with an in-store shopping experience

Black Friday Strategy: 5 Tips To Drive More Online Revenue


The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for many eCommerce businesses because it generates significant revenue. Adobe Analytics reports that Black Friday online sales reached $7.4 billion in 2019, the second largest online shopping day ever (right behind 2018's Cyber Monday). To help prepare your eCommerce store for Black Friday , we're sharing 5 strategies to help you plan ahead of this hectic holiday season and maximize your revenue growth.

Retain Valuable Customers with Loyalty

Learn how to effectively retain your most valuable and profitable customers. Download Annex Cloud's 2020 Customer Retention white paper.

Online retailers have no need to fear returns

Retail Technology Review

For online retailers with an efficient and professional logistics partner, high volume returns should hold no fear says Charlie Walker, marketing director of Berkshire-based supply chain and online fulfillment specialist, Walker Logistics. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues

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Historic moment as women account for 50% of online car purchases for the first time

Retail Technology Review

More women have headed online to buy cars in recent months than ever before through internet car supermarket BuyaCar.co.uk, accounting for half of all sales for the first time ever. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues

What happened to Lord & Taylor


The country's oldest department store, a chic destination for the middle class, came through wars, depressions and pandemics. It couldn't survive neglect

Guide aims to prevent under-age sales of vaping products


The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) has teamed up with trading standards in a drive to prevent the under-age sales of vaping products. The association, with the support of Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards, has published the Preventing Underage Sales Guide. The guide covers current vaping age legislation in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Industry News convenience stores trading standards UKVIA underage sales vaping


Tractor Supply Proves Physical Retail Is Very Different, But Far From Dead

Steve Dennis

Despite the relentlessly bleak news of sales declines, store closings and retail bankruptcies , Tractor Supply Company not only reported strong quarterly sales but announced plans to open 75 to 80 new brick-and-mortar locations. While clearly benefitting from some of the profound shifts and spending distortions brought on by the pandemic, TSC continues to be one of the many retailers that failed to get the retail apocalypse memo.

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.

Lord & Taylor to permanently close 19 stores


The department store and owner Le Tote, an apparel rental site, are still operating, and the company said it's seeking a buyer for both businesses

Henderson Technology integrates EDGEPoS self-checkouts with BP systems


Eurospar Glenwell, in Northern Ireland, has successfully launched the first EDGEPoS self-checkout integrated with BP systems. Henderson Technology has worked with BP to connect EDGEPoS with its new payment and loyalty terminals. Mark McCammond, retail director at Henderson Retail, said: “The launch of the self-checkout with BP has been a great success; customers are really. Industry News BP convenience stores edgepos Eurospar forecourts Henderson Retail Henderson Technology

Hudson slashes workforce in anticipation of second COVID-19 wave


Executives at the airport retailer don't expect travel to return to normal until 2023, and are turning to vending machines for sales in North America

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Managing your customer relationships during demand surges and stock-outs


Retailers across the globe are witnessing a massive spike in online traffic and consumer purchases as they struggle to manage. The post Managing your customer relationships during demand surges and stock-outs appeared first on ECOMMERCE GROWTH Blog. Guest Posts coronavirus ecommerce customer loyalty customer relationship customer retention strategy demand surges ecommerce strategy stockout

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.

7-Eleven to acquire Speedway for $21B


The acquisition is the largest in 7-Eleven's history and will bring its total number of store locations in the U.S. and Canada to nearly 14,000


Starbucks energises Doubleshot range with new variants


Starbucks has added two Intenso variants to its Doubleshot range, in a move designed to “help retailers tap not occasions underpinned by intense energy needs”. Doubleshot Intenso Black and Doubleshot Intenso Dark with a splash of milk both retail at £1.99 and are available in 200ml packs. The brand said the drinks are made with. Chilled arla foods chilled chilled drinks starbucks


Grocery apps get smart during the pandemic


Adoption has recently skyrocketed, and retailers are considering how to update mobile platforms that have become a critical part of the store experience

House of Lords committee raises concerns about face mask legislation


The House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has raised concerns about the enforcement of legislation requiring shoppers to wear face coverings. The regulations, which came into effect on 24 July, require members of the public to wear face coverings while inside shops, shopping centres, and transport hubs in England. The committee suggests difficulties may. Industry News convenience stores coronavirus House of Lords


Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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

A Crisis Will Always Find A Supply Chain’s Weakest Link

Retail Touch

COVID-19 exposed critical weaknesses throughout retail supply chains, as would any scenario that applied pressure to an already pressurized environment. Early March saw essential retailers experiencing demand surges in some categories comparable to peak Christmas-season volumes. Maintaining availability is always a fine balance, though: retailers had to maximize sales and customer service levels but could not afford to carry costly excess stock or suffer spoilage loss.

Amazon set to open Go stores in London


Amazon has reportedly struck a deal to open 10 Amazon Go stores in London and is “holding talks” for a further 20 sites. The stores uses machine learning, electronic sensors, and cameras to identify shoppers entering the store and what they pick up. Customers scan the Amazon Go app as they enter the shop and. Industry News amazon Amazon Go convenience stores London

How to Build a Framework for Price Testing


Implementing a price testing strategy is like conducting an orchestra. Just like an orchestra needs every individual performer and section playing together in harmony, there are many different parts of your business that have to work in lockstep to run effective price tests. Otherwise, you just end up with noise. Price testing can’t just be done in an ad hoc way. You need a data-driven framework to give your tests direction and to generate results that are actionable for your teams.

Scotland delays review of rates relief scheme


The Scottish government is to delay the review of the Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS), which provides non-domestic rates relief. Scotland’s leading economic think tank The Fraser of Allander Institute had been commissioned to conduct the review as part of a wider re-examination of the non-domestic rates system. Earlier this year the Scottish government announced. Industry News business rates convenience stores scotland scottish grocers' federation (sgf) Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS


Walmart fortifies ad platform with omnichannel analytics offering


Procter & Gamble, Mondel?z z and Clorox beta tested Performance Dashboards, which could better position the retailer against rivals like Amazon and Google

Tennent’s unveils loyalty scheme for Scottish convenience stores.


Scottish lager brand Tennent’s is set to launch a loyalty scheme for Scottish independent convenience stores and wholesale partners, in a move designed to “offer a host of benefits and advice”. The initiative will kick off in early September and will support retailers with advice on ranging information and merchandising support “designed specifically with the. Alcohol alcohol Beer lager and cider tennent's

Pandemic puts retail bankruptcies on a record pace


A total of 43 retailers have filed for bankruptcy so far this year on its way to an expected all-time high, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence

M&S triples number of stores offering checkout-free experience


M&S has tripled its Mobile Pay Go network from 100 to 310 stores – meaning more customers across the UK can buy their groceries without visiting a till. The expansion is the latest step in the retailer’s transformation plans to create digitally connected stores under its Never the Same Again programme. This includes offering a. Industry News checkout free convenience stores M&S Food marks and spencer Mobile Pay Go mobile payments technology

Home Depot enhances fulfillment capabilities in Atlanta


Home Depot is adding three new distribution centers in the Atlanta area to meet the growing demand for delivery and pickup of online orders by its core customers including contractors and do-it-yourselfers. Less than five percent of our customer base is responsible for 45 percent of our sales. It’s very, very important that we have a strategy for these customers,” said Stephanie Smith, senior vice president of the home improvement giant

Bear launches outdoor campaign for kids’ fruit snacking


Fruit snacking brand Bear is running an outdoor campaign to support its Yoyos variant. The campaign consists of outdoor advertising running until 9 August and is set to reach six million consumers, “at a time when any parents will be on the lookout for fun snacks that are also one of their five a day”. Grocery BEAR grocery snacking