Series 2 of the SmartFreight Partner Podcast Looks Set to Fly

25th February 2021

A whole host of big name brands such as OnBuy and UKWA joined SmartFreight for Series 1 and Series 2 looks set to kick-off in a similar vein. Be sure to download and listen to all episodes on the go with Spotify and Amazon Music: SmartFreight® Podcast (buzzsprout.com)

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Global ecommerce up nearly a quarter in 2014

17th September 2015

Global B2C ecommerce of goods and services continued to grow significantly in 2014, with an actual growth rate of 24 per cent in 2014, in line with preceding years. While lower growth is expected in 2015, it’s still expected to show double digits (at 16 per cent).

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Brand measurement a challenge for over 80% of retailers

16th September 2015

More than four fifths (83 per cent) of UK-based brand marketers find measuring the impact of branding more challenging than measuring the impact of direct response, according to a new survey from Visual IQ.

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Ecommerce has weakest August since 2000

15th September 2015

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index have revealed that UK online retail sales were up just 5 per cent year-on-year in August and down 6 per cent on July. Although the good news is, the Index has still seen an increase of 10 per cent in 2015 so far.

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Digital ads to overtake TV spend in 2018

14th September 2015

According to the latest report from ZenithOptimedia’s Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, advertising spend on digital could outstrip TV advertising by 2018.

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Google Pay version 2 with Android

14th September 2015

Google is rolling out a new ‘Android pay’ service across the US.

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Could the Royal Mail become an ecommerce logistics engine?

10th September 2015

The latest reports say that the Royal Mail has bought a stake in Australian start-up Market Engine, a retail platform that enables brand to build their storefronts in some of the world’s largest online malls, such as Alibaba and JD.com

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Top 50 Retailers: travel, home and garden and electricals soar

10th September 2015

The latest results from the IMRG Top 50 Retailer Ranking, in association with comScore, reveals July was a strong month for the online travel sector and home and garden, but the two biggest climbers the two biggest climbers were in the electrical sector, Currys and Carphone Warehouse, both up 10 places from July 2014,

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Working Lunch Report: The Evolution of Ecommerce: Google Shopping and Buy Buttons

2nd September 2015

The Ecommerce Club’s latest Working Lunch London, hosted by Net Media Planet, took at look at how ecommerce is evolving. There are massive changes taking place in the way in which customers may be able to buy, and it’s the goal for marketers to understand where those changes are taking place and what advantages and disadvantages those change can provide.

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IAB announces ‘definitive’ time online

2nd September 2015

IAB & UKOM have published a “definitive” analysis of the time people send online – 2hrs 51 mins a day – with over half (56 per cent) spent on mobiles and tablets.

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Will UK ecommerce hit £1bn on Black Friday?

2nd September 2015

Following the impact of Black Friday 2014 and the surge in sales it caused for the UK’s online retailers, global digital commerce consultancy Salmon has predicted that Black Friday 2015 (27 November) will lead to the UK’s first £1 billion online shopping day.

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Ecommerce future for Poundland?

2nd September 2015

UK retailer Poundland has finally launched an ecommerce site, offering all goods for sale for only a pound, but requiring a £4 delivery fee (free for orders over £50).

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Hungryhouse: a beacon for Carnival goers

2nd September 2015

hungryhouse.co.uk put its beacon technology into action for the first time – at London’s Notting Hill Carnival.

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