Hong Kong launches share index of tech giants

27th July 2020

A new share index focused on China’s technology giants has been launched by Hong Kong’s stock market. The Hang Seng Tech Index went live on Monday and includes internet giants such as Tencent, Alibaba and JD.com, It will feature 30 of the largest tech firms listed in Hong Kong Read more at BBC

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Bolt joins Google Maps

27th February 2020

  Bolt announces integration with Google maps for its ride-hailing service. Users of Googles journey planner function in Google maps will now be offered Bolt rides within the services tab Read more at Mobile Marketing Magazine

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Top 5 Challenges of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

27th February 2020

Legacy systems weren’t built to scale to today’s customers. With the rise of digital marketplaces like Amazon, fulfilment has grown more complex. Where there used to be only two ways to fulfil products (ship from warehouse, buy in store) there are now dozens. This includes popular delivery strategies like Click and Collect and Ship from… Read more »

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Online sales fall in January following late 2019 surge

27th February 2020

Retailer hopes of a continuation of the strong Christmas sales growth to follow into 2020 were dashed in January, with online retail sales growth dropping back to -0.4% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to new data.  The findings are from the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers.… Read more »

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How to avoid the perils of a poor Click and Collect experience

13th February 2020

A battle plan to help you maximise the return on your Click and Collect program. Up to 75% of consumers who collect an order in-store will buy another item. But only if they have a good experience. Unfortunately, almost 20% of consumers experience problems when ordering online and picking up at the store. How can… Read more »

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Ecommerce: The Hammersley Brothers Ecommerce Podcast

13th February 2020

This week we are interviewing Colin Neil the CEO Vice President of Adyen. Adyen is a payment processor that processes billions of dollars of online payments around the world. So with the focus on ecommerce, we want to talk about the potential friction points in the checkout. https://ecommercestories.podbean.com

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Podcasts set to boost Spotify profits

6th February 2020

Spotify have published their financial results, for the last quarter of 2019, as they look to expand beyond music to boost profits by royalty payments. The music streaming service ended 2019 with 271 million monthly active users with 124 million of those active users being premium subscribers. The streaming service talked up its podcasts push,… Read more »

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Amazon shares soar for Q4 results

31st January 2020

Amazon shares have risen by 10 per cent in after-hours trading yesterday as the company posted Q4 profits of $3.3bn (£2.5bn) this is a 10 per cent year-on-year increase. Their CEO Jeff Bezos revealed that more people joined Amazon’s Prime service in Q4 than ever before, and that the company now had over 150m paying… Read more »

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D2C: The Cost of Missing Metrics

30th January 2020

Successful eCommerce projects begin with good planning and communication including clear measurements. Latest research shows basic KPIs are required, and these are not just revenue, customer retention and website traffic.  Find out more from the latest report “Direct-to-Consumer eCommerce: Cost of Missing Metrics” by Greenlight Commerce and BigCommerce. Access report now

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How to avoid the perils of a poor Click and Collect experience

30th January 2020

A battle plan to help you maximise the return on your Click and Collect program. Up to 75% of consumers who collect an order in-store will buy another item. But only if they have a good experience. Unfortunately, almost 20% of consumers experience problems when ordering online and picking up at the store. How can… Read more »

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Retail lessons from China:

30th January 2020

Discover how to sell effectively to Chinese consumers in the UK Chinese shoppers represent a huge opportunity for UK retailers. But what do they expect from a shopping experience? To learn more, Adyen teamed up with Emerging Communications and Global Blue. We toured shopping hot-spots in China, hosted consumer focus groups, and spoke to social media… Read more »

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SEKO Logistics Stays on the Acquisition Trail with the Purchase of Forwarding and Cross-Border Ecommerce Specialists, Air-City, INC

30th January 2020

SEKO Logistics has completed its largest-ever acquisition with the purchase of New York-based freight forwarder and cross-border ecommerce experts, Air-City, Inc.  Similar to the purchase of GoodShip International Inc., which added depth and expertise to SEKO’s corporate gateway operation in Chicago, Air-City will immediately add additional resources and growth to SEKO’s key New York region.… Read more »

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Shell launches partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ for an in-vehicle commerce platform

18th January 2020

Shell Oil Company have announced that Shell locations across the U.S will now accept gas payments made through Uconnect Market, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) new in-vehicle commerce platform. With Uconnect Market, customers will be able to use their in-vehicle touchscreens to find the nearest Shell station, receive directions and complete their gas purchase without using… Read more »

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