The future of the digital checkout: Today’s trends shaping tomorrow’s tech

7th October 2021

Research from over 4,500 global consumers and 150 eCommerce decision-makers to bring you the latest insight into innovations and trends shaping the future of the digital checkout. Optimising the checkout experience is one of the most crucial parts of the job as a retailer, but with ever-changing customer demands and rising expectations, it can be… Read more »

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Amazon’s Panorama box checks to see if staff follow coronavirus rules

3rd December 2020

Amazon is planning to sell companies a way to detect when staff are not wearing face masks or socially distancing. Beyond the pandemic, the system could also be used to track compliance of other workplace rules or to monitor the public – for example, to check the number of customers queuing in a store. But… Read more »

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MAKE UP FOR EVER: How to establish a strong digital foundation for the future

3rd December 2020

Raphael Abescat has been working in the beauty industry for just shy of two decades. From kick-starting ecommerce strategies for brands such as Lise Watier, to building international go-to-market plans across Europe for LVMH, adapting a beauty brand to meet the changing needs of consumers is in his professional playbook.  Today, Raphael is the General… Read more »

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China’s Singles Day sets new online sales record

3rd December 2020

China’s Alibaba has shown that orders on its ecommerce platforms during Singles’ Day hit a record high of 498.2 billion yuan ($75.1bn). It has eclipsed Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States. Singles’ Day, also known as Double 11, is the world’s biggest online sales date. It was originally a novelty student event… Read more »

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Unicorns, rainbows, and hand cleanser: Lessons from Merci Handy’s unpredictable surge

3rd December 2020

When you land on Merci Handy’s website for the first time, you’ll be tempted to think they took a savvy branding pivot in early spring of 2020. Rainbows and positivity convey messages of hope and optimism, perfectly fit to combat the widespread fear and worry that has characterized much of 2020. You’ll also notice that… Read more »

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Roundtable discussion: How important is ecommerce to the future of brands?

19th November 2020

In this roundtable, Mediatel Events’ Sam Tidmarsh speaks to four speakers following their sessions at the Future of Brands: Ecommerce. With insights from their roles at eve sleep, Cox & Cox, Heineken and OMG Transact, the ecommerce experts assess the opportunities for brands. Read more at Mediatel

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SmartFreight’s Shipment Visibility

19th November 2020

With Black Friday imminent and Christmas just around the corner, how are you geared up to cope with demand? It is estimated that despite fewer projected buyers, spending is set to increase by upwards of £400m this weekend! Chat to SmartFreight on how you can deliver the fastest, greenest and cheapest routes available across the… Read more »

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2020 Hindsight: Is Your Business Ready for the Black Friday Returns Wave?

12th November 2020

It’s been a few years now since the Black Friday retail craze swept its way across the Atlantic to become an annual tradition in the UK. And if you’re running any kind of retail business, you’ll know exactly how hectic the aftermath can get. The Black Friday discounts bring in a huge wave of sales.… Read more »

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M&S have expanded its scan-and-pay app to all stores in the UK

11th November 2020

Marks & Spencer have expanded its use of a “scan, pay and go” app-based service to all of its’ 573 UK grocery stores. It first trialled the technology in London in March the tech avoids the need to use a till, the retailer said it had “moved quickly” to make it standard as part of… Read more »

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Online retail is set for Black Friday, thanks to UK lockdown

9th November 2020

With Black Friday on the way during lockdown, online retail sales are expected to jump by more than a third during the peak trading period. Online sales are forecasted to grow by between 35 and 45 per cent between 23 and 30 November. Read more at Mobile marketing Magazine   

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SmartFreight’s Podcast Series and the Rise of eCommerce

5th November 2020

The world of eCommerce offers endless possibilities for brands and consumers alike. SmartFreight’s current podcast series explores it in all its glory and shows us how now – more than ever – brands must innovate and explore the online world in order to reach their full capacity. For a sector that accelerated to a point… Read more »

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ReBOUND has just become a climate positive workforce through Ecologi

5th November 2020

ReBOUND has just become a climate positive workforce through Ecologi. so in celebration of the launch of the ReBOUND forest, we’ll plant an additional 250 trees in honour of every retailer who signs up with ReBOUND throughout November. If you sign-up to either our Starter or Professional plan between 1st-30th November, you will offset 5… 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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