Category: News

New Tool checks phone numbers from Facebook data breach

As details of more than 530 million people were leaked in a database online, largely consisting of mobile numbers. People can now enter their phone numbers into a website to see if they appeared in a recent Facebook data breach. Facebook says the data is from an “old” breach in 2019 but privacy watchdogs are… Read more »

Pretty Little Thing ad by TikTok creator banned

An advert for High Street clothing brand Pretty Little Thing, which was filmed by a TikTok creator house, has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. The video was made by The Wave House, a collective of six social media influencers who live in a mansion together. It they didn’t make clear that the post… Read more »

What is D2C eCommerce? – Screen Pages

What is direct-to-consumer (D2C)? Recent data reveals that 40% of internet users predict direct to consumer brands to make up 40% of their total purchases within the next five years.Bynder.com Read more at: Screen Pages What is D2C eCommerce? – Screen Pages

Progressive Web Apps: Answering All of Your Questions 

if you are in eCommerce, you have undoubtedly come across the term “PWA” over the past 12 months. Despite it becoming the new buzzword, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the specifics and the significance of Progressive Web Apps. We created this white paper to break down exactly what PWAs are and how they… Read more »

Thorntons goes online-only

The high street chocolate retailer Thorntons is permanently closing its shops in the UK and putting 603 jobs at risk. The retailer blamed the changing dynamics of the high street, the shift to online shopping and the impact of coronavirus lockdowns. The company said it still hopes to grow their online customers and remain committed… Read more »

SumUp secures €750m in funding

Mobile payments company SumUp has raised €750m in funding as it looks to accelerate its growth across the world. London-based SumUp will use the capital to accelerate its growth and continue to acquire and support merchants in the 33 markets it operates in.  Read more at Mobile Marketig Magazine  SumUp raises €750m as it eyes… Read more »

What is D2C eCommerce?

D2C, or Direct to Customer, is an eCommerce strategy that allows businesses to act as both manufacturer and distributor of their product. The pre-Internet life of a small retail brand was very different. If you weren’t on supermarket shelves, you didn’t stand a chance. In other words, business was dictated by the distributors. Business today… Read more »

What is D2C eCommerce?

D2C, or Direct to Customer, is an eCommerce strategy that allows businesses to act as both manufacturer and distributor of their product. The pre-Internet life of a small retail brand was very different. If you weren’t on supermarket shelves, you didn’t stand a chance. In other words, business was dictated by the distributors. Business today… Read more »

Forming a Dynamic Partnership

SmartFreight and The 848 Group, a leading IT Solutions company that plan, build and run intelligent solutions that maximise value for their customers, link up for an episode on Series 2 of the SmartFreight Partner Podcast Series. Keep your eyes peeled for more episodes in the coming weeks and months for expert insights into eCommerce… Read more »

COVID-19. What’s next for your business

Bringing you regular updates from tax experts, business and beyond. Learn how to address the challenges presented by COVID-19, plus tips to stimulate business recovery in a post pandemic world Read more at Avalara

Walmart to host livestream shopping event on TikTok

Walmart is holding a livestream shopping event on TikTok, adding to a shoppable experience, it delivered to  TikToker in the US for the first time in December. The ‘Spring Shop-Along: Beauty Edition’ is starting at 9pm EST on Thursday 11 March and will give TikTok users the chance to shop live for items featured in creator… Read more »