Amazon reports loss as online sales fall

30th April 2022

Amazon has reported its first quarterly loss since 2015 due to lower online sales and a fall in the value of its shares in the electric vehicle firm Rivian. Online sales at the e-commerce giant dropped 3% in the first quarter of the year, as the boom to its business from the pandemic starts to… Read more »

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Retail Growth Workshop –  YouTube recording

1st July 2021

I attende at the « Retail Growth Workshop » on Wednesday, 23rd June and wanted to write up my thoughts on what was learnt. If you would like to judge for yourself then the YouTube recording is available here. The theme of the discussion was about the retail growth especially during the pandemic. Indeed when… Read more »

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SURVEY: THE FUTURE OF EVENTS

17th June 2021

   Helping shape the future of the events industry in 2021 and beyond, give the events industry a helping hand in grasping how Covid19 will change the landscape for events large and small going forward. Avalara The Future of Event Survey

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Boohoo reports strong sales as it relaunches Debenhams website

17th June 2021

Fashion retailer says revenues grew 32% in the three months to May as Covid crisis fuels online spending. Boohoo’s UK revenues were up 50% in the three months to May. Boohoo has reported further strong sales growth on the back of the online shopping boom seen during the pandemic, as it launched a new Debenhams “digital… Read more »

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Invest to dominate the ecommerce market 

15th June 2021

Electronic commerce is now very much present in the UK and has experienced massive growth over the past year. It also offers many opportunities for companies that sell online. Only some challenges come into play. E-merchants who have developed part of their business in the United Kingdom are now faced with new problems and must… Read more »

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Prime Day come early and is set to outperform pre pandemic numbers

15th June 2021

The levels of mobile shopping have elevated heading into this year’s Prime Day, pandemic-habits hold strong and predict that Amazon’s Prime Day will outperform its pre-pandemic numbers. Amazon Prime Day has officially been announced for June 21 and 22, 2021, and consumers are already gearing up for Amazon’s biggest shopping day of the year. Read… Read more »

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Amazon is buying MGM Studios

1st June 2021

Amazon is buying MGM Studios for $8.45bn adding the James Bond franchise and thousands of older films to its Prime Video streaming catalogue. The move is the second-largest acquisition by the ecommerce giant after Whole Foods. Read more at Netimperative

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Covid-19, a Boost for Ecommerce

27th May 2021

As a lifeline for some, a miracle solution for others, online sales are already the big winner in the global health crisis. Online retail sales as a percentage of total retail sales were approximately 19% in February 2020. A year later, they soared to nearly 35%. The significant acceleration in online sales has also led to… Read more »

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The new battleground: Helping shoppers find the products that motivate them to convert

20th May 2021

Product Discovery in eCommerce is the journey that every shopper takes to find the exact products that fulfill their needs and help them achieve their individual goals, across channels, devices, and visits. The key to delivering successful Product Discovery experiences is to be able to understand each shopper’s precise intent and specific goals at the… Read more »

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Commerce and Cocktail Virtual Roundtable on 24 June, 5pm-6:30pm.

20th May 2021

BODY: Learn how you can activate more online transactions from your B2C and B2B customers with SAP Commerce Cloud. Online buying has increased dramatically due to consumer’s changing behaviours, access to devices, and also to the new way of remote working. Find out how to expand your possibilities to serve your regular and new buyers.… Read more »

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5 Tips to Minimise Cart Abandonment

20th May 2021

Shopping cart abandonment is probably the biggest challenge Ecommerce businesses face these days. In fact, the average cart abandonment rate across industries is a staggering 70%. That means that for every customer that ends up buying from you, two leave without completing the order. And that results in countless missed opportunities to grow your business,… Read more »

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The new battleground: Helping shoppers find the products that motivate them to convert

20th May 2021

Product Discovery in eCommerce is the journey that every shopper takes to find the exact products that fulfill their needs and help them achieve their individual goals, across channels, devices, and visits. The key to delivering successful Product Discovery experiences is to be able to understand each shopper’s precise intent and specific goals at the… Read more »

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Bambuser acquires Relatable for $24m

18th May 2021

The live shopping platform Bambuser have acquired global marketing technology company Relatable for $24m (£16.90m).  Bambuser is combining social commerce, livestreaming and influencer marketing to make it easier for brands and retailers to execute measurable, scalable and effective campaigns. Already both Relatable and Bambuser have partnered with hundreds of brands from around the world, including shared… Read more »

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