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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IMRG reports July ecommerce up 12%, mobile up 42%

18th August 2015

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index says that UK online retail sales were up 12 per cent year-on-year in July 2015. Smartphone access continued to dominate, with sales made via a mobile device, either a smartphone or tablet, seeing 42 per cent annual growth.

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Coca Cola trials Norwegian beacons

16th August 2015

In a pilot scheme run in May and June this year Coca-Cola teamed up with Norwegian publisher VG, using VG’s app to offer a free drink to consumers as they walked through the foyer of selected cinemas, the offer being triggered by beacons.

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Google: it’s as simple as ABC

11th August 2015

Alphabet is the new name of Google’s umbrella company, under a corporate restructuring announced on 10th August 2015.

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Working Lunch Report: is content key to effective commerce?

7th August 2015

The Ecommerce Club’s latest Working Lunch London, hosted by Demandware, took at look at the role of content in effective ecommerce. Content can play a vital role in providing a unified customer experience, leveraging customers as a single set, no matter where or how they interact with the brand.

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Mobile interest access reaches saturation point: ONS

6th August 2015

Mobile internet access has exploded, with the latest report from the ONS Internet Access – Households and Individuals 2015 stating that nearly all (96 per cent) of British adults aged 16-24 browse ‘on-the-go’.

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$50m funding for Amazon rival

6th August 2015

High end consumer electronics retailer, Enjoy Technology has raised $50 million in a funding round led by Highland Capital, bringing funds raised to $80 million so far.

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Ecommerce Club Working Lunch Manchester: Speed is of the essence!

5th August 2015

The recent Ecommerce Club Working Lunch Manchester, hosted by UKFast, explored the vital importance of speed for effective ecommerce – and we heard some extraordinary figures regarding connections between speed and traffic from UKFast’s managing director, Jonathan Bowers. Twenty per cent of audiences demand speed as a primary requirement when visiting a site. It’s a… Read more »

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Marketing success challenged by poor content

5th August 2015

According to the latest report released by the US based Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, Lead Flow that Helps you Grow, only 12 per cent of marketers believe they have content marketing that strategically targets the right audiences with relevant and persuasive content.

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Halfords to test ecommerce trends with Mirakl

4th August 2015

Halfords, Britain’s biggest bike retailer, has launched its Marketplace service in order to test ecommerce trends and understand how to accelerate its online presence. The company has plans to stock up to 40,000 stock keeping units (SKU’s).

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Goinstore closes the gap between on and offline commerce

3rd August 2015

Dawsons Music has become the first retailer to use new wearable technology that allows customers browsing online from the comfort of their own home to be taken “in-store”, in real-time, via smart glasses worn by sales staff

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Pure play ecommerce taking the lead

31st July 2015

The latest research from Mintel suggests that by 2020 store-based retailers will account for 48 per cent of all online sales, down from 51 per cent in 2014, as pure play ecommerce takes the lead. Growth in total online sales slowed to 13.2 per cent in 2014 following surprisingly strong growth of 15.3 per cent… Read more »

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Bonmarche reports rise in online sales as instore stalls

30th July 2015

Bonmarché reported a 11.4 per cent rise in online sales in the quarter to June 27, and an overall 3.8 per cent rise in total sales during the period.

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