Category: Blog

$50m funding for Amazon rival

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.

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

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 »

Marketing success challenged by poor content

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.

Halfords to test ecommerce trends with Mirakl

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).

Goinstore closes the gap between on and offline commerce

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

Pure play ecommerce taking the lead

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 »

Omnichannel boosts revenues for Pets at Home

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.

Retailers missing out on customer data insight

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.

Smart wearables use is evolving

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

Smartwatches vulnerable to cyber attack

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.