New Tool checks phone numbers from Facebook data breach

8th April 2021

As details of more than 530 million people were leaked in a database online, largely consisting of mobile numbers. People can now enter their phone numbers into a website to see if they appeared in a recent Facebook data breach. Facebook says the data is from an “old” breach in 2019 but privacy watchdogs are… Read more »

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Humanizing eCommerce with Conversational AI

5th November 2020

AI has the power to help humanize eCommerce, especially in times when distancing is the norm. Here’s how great technology can lead to memorable brand-customer interactions.  The year 2020 has seen the retail industry undergo a dramatic shift. While there has been a steady trend towards online shopping in recent years, the growth of eCommerce… Read more »

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Samsung sees surge in sales from rival Huawei’s ban

30th October 2020

Samsung Electronics has reported record revenues of £45.4bn in its third quarter. The strong revenues were fuelled by a 50% jump in smart phone sales, while profits from microchips rocketed 82%. Read more at BBC

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Marriott hails a ride with Grab to access the platform’s first-party data Hotel giant Marriott have partnered up

29th October 2020

with Singapore-based Grab to integrate its services into the super app’s platform. Marriott will list over 600 of its restaurants across six different South East Asian markets on GrabFood and allow them to pay through GrabPay. Read more at The Drum

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What’s Your 2021 Business Strategy?

22nd October 2020

SmartFreight can be used as an effective tool to plug into your platform for things such as automatic consignment from your shopping cart, as well as seamless invoice reconciliation – just to name a few! We specialise in simplifying the supply chain, especially in the area of integration complemented by our Enterprise level shipping platform.… Read more »

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John Lewis services to deliver growth

16th October 2020

John Lewis is set for a big shake up. The 91-year-old partnership, which includes Waitrose, has seen a slump in profits and has been forced to cancel the staff bonus for the first time since 1953. With more shoppers having moved online during the pandemic, John Lewis is now looking to offer more virtual services… Read more »

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How can auto brands futureproof their businesses in a digital world?

16th October 2020

Convenience is now everything and digital disruption has prompted major shifts in consumer expectations. Today, automotive brands aren’t just tasked with delivering a high-quality, reliable vehicle – they’re expected to make the trip simpler, more comfortable and more enjoyable. This has only intensified with the explosion of new models around sharing and owning a car.… Read more »

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SmartFreight kicks off its first ever series of Podcasts

8th October 2020

SmartFreight® are delighted to share their first ever series of podcasts, featuring a guest speaker on every episode from the industry. Featuring all things shipping, warehousing and eCommerce, the podcasts will provide expert knowledge in a range of fields. They’re even throwing in some regulation changes for good measure! Browse through Episodes 1 & 2… Read more »

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Stealth Commerce: the new retail frontier

6th October 2020

If we look at the evolution of ecommerce, we can see this has been rather limited and at times, could be described as a digitalised version of the traditional mail order catalogue model. Yet, for the first time in over 30 years, this is changing, with several catalysts driving the New Retail revolution, into what’s… Read more »

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OMG launches ecommerce practice in APAC

6th October 2020

Omnicom Media Group (OMG) has launched Transact, a new ecommerce arm that offers end-to-end consultancy and support for clients looking to bolster their presence on digital marketplaces. The platform is designed to help brands pivot their business by improving their digital availability as well as focusing on new retail opportunities and ecommerce channels. Transact will… Read more »

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E-scooters should be made legal in the UK, says Transport Committee

2nd October 2020

The UK’s Transport Committee is asking for e-scooters to be legalised as they can offer a low cost, eco-friendly alternative to driving, but warns that the law must prohibit the use of e-scooters on pavements. Read more at Mobile Marketing Magazine    

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How key is customer experience in a post-Covid market

1st October 2020

Technology and customer data are a powerful combination that could enable eCommerce giants like Amazon to outperform the Big Four supermarkets, according to a new report. (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons are having to enhance customer experience and delivery capabilities in response to increased demand for eGrocery services and also to prevent Amazon taking further… Read more »

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Pay-As-You-Grow Shopit Ecommerce Platform

24th September 2020

Find out how Davina built her ecommerce sites with Pay As You Grow ecommerce technology, Shopit. Founder Adam Pritchard talks about the core platform and getting under the hood to learn where it sits in the market. With the brand positioning “Get Enterprise level features from day one – and only pay as you grow”… Read more »

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