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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Omnichannel boosts revenues for Pets at Home

29th July 2015

The multichannel pet food and accessories specialist reported that omnichannel services, such as click and collect, helped to drive like-for-like sales growth of 1.7 per cent in Q1 2016, compared to the same quarter last year.

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Retailers missing out on customer data insight

27th July 2015

Despite a growing understanding that customer insight can have a direct impact on the bottom line, many retailers fail to access what’s available. This is because as few as 1 in 3 retailers have an information manager.

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Smart wearables use is evolving

27th July 2015

In its latest research, Wearables May 15, UK digital research specialist Clicked has identified an evolution in the use of smart watches.

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Smartwatches vulnerable to cyber attack

23rd July 2015

Research from HP Fortify has found that 100 per cent of tested smartwatches exhibit security flaws, raising concerns about their use in a number of different areas, including ecommerce.

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Unilever partners with Alibaba to target Chinese market

20th July 2015

Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Unilever NV to help the consumer products group reach more Chinese shoppers.

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China’s search giant falters, as Baidu’s market share falls

18th July 2015

Chinese search giant Baidu saw its global market share fall to 7.5 per cent in June 2015, according to the latest research. The findings, from China Internet watch, indicate that Google still ranked the top by Global market share of 70.8 per cent- an increase of 2.26 per cent from the previous month. Baidu was… Read more »

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Amazon Prime Day beats Black Friday record but customer complaints soar

17th July 2015

Amazon said its Prime Day promotion, a day of discounts open only to members of its Prime subscription scheme, beat Black Friday 2014 – which till this week was its biggest-ever selling day. Customers seemed less happy, with complaints about the service soaring over the day.

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Mobilegeddon sees brands lose 10% of traffic

15th July 2015

Despite warnings that changes in Google’s algorithm could give mobile friendly sites preference in search results, the latest Adobe Digital Index (ADI) suggests that there has been a heavy price to pay for those who didn’t optimise. According to the report, the negative efects of ‘Mobilegeddon’ on sites that were not optimised for mobile resulted… Read more »

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Ecommerce sales growth continues: IMRG

15th July 2015

Retailers that sell across a range of sales channels were the winners as online sales grew by 18 per cent in June, say new figures from the IMRG.

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Multichannel drives Burberry performance

15th July 2015

Chief creative and executive Christopher Bailey said that an 8 per cent rise in retail sales was down to the company’s success in serving its customers both online and offline.

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Instore collection accounts for 90 per cent of Halfords online sales

15th July 2015

Halfords has reported an 8.2 per cent growth in ecommerce sales, and said that 91 per cent of items ordered online were now collected in store.

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Barclays caves as Apple Pay launches in the UK

14th July 2015

Apple Pay finally launched in the UK and while Barclays Bank had originally failed to sign up, it has tweeted that it will join the system at some point in the future.

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