Twitter Set to Remove and Archive Inactive Accounts

9th May 2023

Elon Musk has announced that Twitter plan to remove accounts left dormant for years as he says it’s important to free up abandoned handles. The move has been criticised online, as people feared losing access to accounts of relatives who had died. Musk hinted this may be avoided, as old accounts would be archived rather… Read more »

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Halfords to test ecommerce trends with Mirakl

4th August 2015

Halfords, Britain’s biggest bike retailer, has launched its Marketplace service in order to test ecommerce trends and understand how to accelerate its online presence. The company has plans to stock up to 40,000 stock keeping units (SKU’s).

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Goinstore closes the gap between on and offline commerce

3rd August 2015

Dawsons Music has become the first retailer to use new wearable technology that allows customers browsing online from the comfort of their own home to be taken “in-store”, in real-time, via smart glasses worn by sales staff

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Pure play ecommerce taking the lead

31st July 2015

The latest research from Mintel suggests that by 2020 store-based retailers will account for 48 per cent of all online sales, down from 51 per cent in 2014, as pure play ecommerce takes the lead. Growth in total online sales slowed to 13.2 per cent in 2014 following surprisingly strong growth of 15.3 per cent… Read more »

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Bonmarche reports rise in online sales as instore stalls

30th July 2015

Bonmarché reported a 11.4 per cent rise in online sales in the quarter to June 27, and an overall 3.8 per cent rise in total sales during the period.

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Omnichannel boosts revenues for Pets at Home

29th July 2015

The multichannel pet food and accessories specialist reported that omnichannel services, such as click and collect, helped to drive like-for-like sales growth of 1.7 per cent in Q1 2016, compared to the same quarter last year.

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Retailers missing out on customer data insight

27th July 2015

Despite a growing understanding that customer insight can have a direct impact on the bottom line, many retailers fail to access what’s available. This is because as few as 1 in 3 retailers have an information manager.

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Smart wearables use is evolving

27th July 2015

In its latest research, Wearables May 15, UK digital research specialist Clicked has identified an evolution in the use of smart watches.

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Smartwatches vulnerable to cyber attack

23rd July 2015

Research from HP Fortify has found that 100 per cent of tested smartwatches exhibit security flaws, raising concerns about their use in a number of different areas, including ecommerce.

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Unilever partners with Alibaba to target Chinese market

20th July 2015

Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Unilever NV to help the consumer products group reach more Chinese shoppers.

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China’s search giant falters, as Baidu’s market share falls

18th July 2015

Chinese search giant Baidu saw its global market share fall to 7.5 per cent in June 2015, according to the latest research. The findings, from China Internet watch, indicate that Google still ranked the top by Global market share of 70.8 per cent- an increase of 2.26 per cent from the previous month. Baidu was… Read more »

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Amazon Prime Day beats Black Friday record but customer complaints soar

17th July 2015

Amazon said its Prime Day promotion, a day of discounts open only to members of its Prime subscription scheme, beat Black Friday 2014 – which till this week was its biggest-ever selling day. Customers seemed less happy, with complaints about the service soaring over the day.

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Mobilegeddon sees brands lose 10% of traffic

15th July 2015

Despite warnings that changes in Google’s algorithm could give mobile friendly sites preference in search results, the latest Adobe Digital Index (ADI) suggests that there has been a heavy price to pay for those who didn’t optimise. According to the report, the negative efects of ‘Mobilegeddon’ on sites that were not optimised for mobile resulted… Read more »

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