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Research reveals that over three-quarters of consumers rely on online reviews to help them purchase products

Research reveals that over three-quarters of consumers rely on online reviews to help them purchase products

More than three-quarters of UK shoppers (79 per cent) use peer review sources such as Amazon reviews and Trustpilot at least once before making a purchase decision, underlining the continued importance of word of mouth and the opinion of others for most consumers.

Simoldes` just-in-time (JIT) productivity increases significantly with ZetesMedea

Simoldes` just-in-time (JIT) productivity increases significantly with ZetesMedea

The Simoldes Group produce car door panels for several major international automotive brands. In order to efficiently respond to the demanding requirements of the sector for increased personalisation, they selected ZetesMedea using pick to light (PTL) technology to optimise their just-in-time (JIT) assembly line operations.

QR Code celebrates 25 Years of innovative Data Collection

QR Code celebrates 25 Years  of innovative Data Collection

The QR Code was invented for Toyota by DENSO in 1994 by Masahiro Hara. In 2014, it won the European Inventor Award. 25 years later, the question arises as to whether the QR Code requires a security update. DENSO WAVE EUROPE meets these requirements with the Secure QR Code (SQRC®).

Made for high speed sorting applications: AV500™, the new imager by Datalogic

Made for high speed sorting applications: AV500™, the new imager by Datalogic

Datalogic introduces the AV500™ imager, an innovative 2D image-based barcode reader developed for sorting applications. The new imager solves high speed applications in retail e-Commerce, postal/parcel sortation and airport baggage handling, covering all conveyor sizes, as well as static reading applications.

Indigo Software expands supply chain consulting team with addition of Fay Shuttleworth

Indigo Software expands supply chain consulting team with addition of Fay Shuttleworth

Indigo Software has expanded its supply chain consulting capabilities with the appointment of Fay Shuttleworth as a Supply Chain Consultant.

Barcoding, Inc. honours Fleet Farm with Innovator of the Year Award

Barcoding, Inc. honours Fleet Farm with Innovator of the Year Award

Barcoding, Inc. has named Fleet Farm the 2019 recipient of the Innovator of the Year award.

New line of premium mounts simplifies assembly process with quick slide-and-click connections

New line of premium mounts simplifies assembly process with quick slide-and-click connections

StarTech.com has announced the introduction of a new family of premium monitor mounts that provide space-saving, display mounting solutions. These new monitor mounts incorporate an innovative quick slide-and-click feature that saves time in the assembly process. Ideal for customer-facing environments where appearance matters, these mounts offer superior construction and a premium finish without the premium price tag.

Three steps to decide which processes should be automated to create a personalised customer experience

Three steps to decide which processes should be automated to create a personalised customer experience

By Karen Waters, Product Director at Engage Hub.

Providing the ultimate customer experience is a key element of any organisation’s strategy to compete with online rivals, retain market share and achieve a recurring profit year on year. Brands that deliver the best customer experience achieve 54 percent higher revenue growth, according to a KPMG Global Customer Experience Excellence (CEE) report.

Online conversion rates rose by 44% on Black Friday, according to iAdvize data

Online conversion rates rose by 44% on Black Friday, according to iAdvize data

UK online conversion rates rose by 44% on the daily average on Black Friday – up 3% year-on-year - according to data from iAdvize, the conversational commerce provider, while Cyber Monday conversions increased 27% compared to an average Monday.

How did your company manage the Black Friday challenge?

How did your company manage the Black Friday challenge?

By Sarah Robinson, Retail Skills Tutor, Qube Learning

Originating in the United States as a post-Thanksgiving start to Christmas shopping, Black Friday has been a shopping trend in the UK for less than a decade. However, the seasonal discount day gained popularity quickly and has not only become a solid fixture in the retail calendar but has grown into a week-long show of retail sales and discounts – both online and in-store.

UK shoppers shun fingerprint scanners and facial recognition in favour of traditional passwords

UK shoppers shun fingerprint scanners and facial recognition in favour of traditional passwords

New research from global financial technology provider FIS has found that UK consumers remain wary of anti-fraud technologies like biometrics, while at the same time are growing increasingly worried about having their personal information hacked.

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