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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Google rebrands as Google

1st September 2015

Google has taken on a new identify, rebranding and launching a new logo that is intended to show a closer identification with the changing modern world, changing from a serif to a san serif font.

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UK shoppers spend nearly £600 a month online

1st September 2015

The average UK online shopper spends £559 a month via the internet – more than £6,000 a year in total, according to a new study.

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Saltrock goes international with ecommerce

28th August 2015

North Devon based surfing retailer Saltrock has launch a new site for a cross channel audience, ahead of plans for its international expansion.

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Social media drives profits at Jimmy Choo

28th August 2015

Jimmy Choo reported half year results with news that its digital marketing strategy came to the fore in a half-year that saw sales and profits rise. Looking ahead, the luxury shoe brand is now working to roll out omnichannel services and technology across its global business.

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Marketers still need to make the most of email: report

28th August 2015

Email is still the preferred way to receive marketing offers, according to research by Adobe. Nearly two thirds (63 per cent) of consumers prefer to be contacted in this way, putting it ahead of direct mail (20per cent), social media channels (6 per cent), the brand’s mobile app (5 per cent), text message (4 per cent) and phone (2 per cent).

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UK contactless transactions quadruple in 12 months: Mastercard

26th August 2015

Despite concerns that the UK mass market wasn’t ready for contactless payments, UK credit and debit providers have released data showing that shoppers have embraced the technology.

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Has mcommerce plateaued? Report

26th August 2015

The percentage of online sales completed through mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) may have reached a plateau, according to the latest research.

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Eddystone breathes new life into beacons

25th August 2015

Alphabet (nee Google) unveiled a new developer initiative called Eddystone in July 2015, a software platform for Bluetooth beacons that demonstrates the potential for a shift change connecting beacons to the Internet of Things.

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‘Out of stock’ leads to ecommerce loss

22nd August 2015

The cost and significance of out-of-stock items has risen up the agenda again. A critical supply chain issue, the majority of consumers who find an item out of stock either go elsewhere or fail to buy at all.

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IAB warns retailers on data privacy

22nd August 2015

The IAB has called for consumers to be better informed and more in control of how their personal data is used as the world becomes ever more closely connected to the internet.

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Blurred lines in retail boosts economy by £2.3bn

20th August 2015

Pop-up shops, used by online and offline retailers alike to explore the potential of the high street market, are now worth £2.3 billion a year to the UK economy, a new study suggests.

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ONS reports ecommerce sales up 13% in July 2015

20th August 2015

Ecommerce sales grew by 13 per cent in July, compared to the same time last year, the Office for National Statistics has estimated.

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