Category: News

Amazon reports loss as online sales fall

Amazon has reported its first quarterly loss since 2015 due to lower online sales and a fall in the value of its shares in the electric vehicle firm Rivian. Online sales at the e-commerce giant dropped 3% in the first quarter of the year, as the boom to its business from the pandemic starts to… Read more »

Twitter adds 30 million new users in the run up to the Musk sale

Twitter, which this week agreed to be bought by billionaire Elon Musk, has said its user numbers grew much faster than expected in the past year. Advertising revenue has also been rising, but by less than was forecast. Some observers have questioned Mr Musk’s commercial judgement in buying Twitter, a platform that despite its high… Read more »

Three quarters of UK’ s £35.3bn ad spend goes to online formats

Digital now dominates the UK ad market, with three in every four pounds now going to online formats.New research by AA/WARC shows that the UK ad sector grossed a record £31.9bn in 2021, up 34.3 percent year-on-year. partly due to inflationary pressures on the cost of advertising but also a higher than expected growth in… Read more »

Contactless ticketing rolls out on Cannes Palm Bus network

The Cannes Lérins Agglomération has launched contactless EMV (cEMV) ticketing on the Palm Bus network in Cannes, France. in collaboration with Palm Bus, Kuba, La Banque Postale, and Littlepay, which provides a payments infrastructure for transport and mobility operators.  Passengers across the network of over 200 buses will be able to pay for trips with a Visa… Read more »

No 10 network targeted with spyware

Downing Street and Foreign Office computer systems have been suspected to have been infected with spyware, according to a Canadian investigative group. The Citizen Lab says it informed officials that suspected Pegasus spyware was discovered in 2020 and 2021, with the Downing Street incident linked to operators in the UAE. Read more at BBC  

Twitter board to fight Musk bid

The Board of Twitter board has armed itself against a possible hostile takeoverthe  a day after billionaire Elon Musk made a $43bn (£33bn) offer to buy the platform. It has adopted what is known as a “limited-duration shareholder rights plan”, also known as a “poison pill”. The move will prevent anyone from having more than… Read more »

BetterCommerce partners with LAB Group to deliver headless commerce to ambitious retailers

BetterCommerce, an API first headless and composable ecommerce platform, today announced a strategic partnership with LAB Group, a leading digital agency with multi-disciplinary expertise across technology, marketing, data-led human insights, communications, and creativity. The partnership will support BetterCommerce customers by working with a leading agency whose expertise is in large scale digital transformation across multiple… Read more »

BetterCommerce partners with LAB Group to deliver headless commerce to ambitious retailers

LONDON, April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BetterCommerce, an API first headless and composable ecommerce platform, today announced a strategic partnership with LAB Group, a leading digital agency with multi-disciplinary expertise across technology, marketing, data-led human insights, communications, and creativity. The partnership will support BetterCommerce customers by working with a leading agency whose expertise is in large scale digital… Read more »

Making your replatforming journey easier

Changing your eCommerce Platform can be a daunting prospect, but in this detailed whitepaper we provide an in-depth, impartial and practical view of the main things to consider when planning, managing and executing a website replatforming project. We explore the motivators of changing your platform, evaluating the commercial models that platforms offer, and how to… Read more »

Forever Unique

Moving to BetterCommerce from Magento, Forever Unique found their data is no longer stuck in silos and they experienced 61% increase in orders, 152% increase in page views and strong expansion internationally. Forever Unique is a women’s fashion brand selling online to customers worldwide and was looking to migrate from Magento and Prima to a… Read more »