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6 Ways To Expand Your Growing Business In 2021

6 Ways To Expand Your Growing Business In 2021

By Dan Coleman, freelance writer.

When it comes to expanding your business, there are different ways in which you can do this effectively. You should make sure that you time your expansion right, as there will be dips and growth within the market and your industry at certain times. Here’s how you can do it.

Acorn Industrial Services transforms their distribution operation with ‘PODStar’ Proof of Delivery system from Touchstar Technologies

Acorn Industrial Services transforms their distribution operation with  ‘PODStar’ Proof of Delivery system from Touchstar Technologies

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd is part of Axel Johnson International, a global industrial group of more than 120 companies in 28 countries. Supplying genuine, high quality engineering and maintenance products, and with over thirty years’ experience in distribution, Acorn has built a strong reputation for outstanding customer service, product choice and customer solutions.

PCI Pal celebrates shortlisting in five payment industry award categories

PCI Pal celebrates shortlisting in five payment industry award categories

PCI Pal – the global cloud provider of secure payment solutions for business communications – has been announced as a finalist in no less than five categories across two payment industry award programmes.

Bluedog expands with three new agencies as part of growing group structure

Bluedog expands with three new agencies as part of growing group structure

Bluedog Productions, the global creative, retail and experience agency with a 22-year track record working for clients that include Bacardi, Estée Lauder, Lindt, Foreo, Treasury Wine Estates and Chanel has announced a growth driven restructure to match client demand and new client wins.

Sunglasses, Bucket hats, Hawaiian shirts and hand sanitiser – Brits' top holiday online searches revealed

Sunglasses, Bucket hats, Hawaiian shirts and hand sanitiser – Brits' top holiday online searches revealed

New data reveals Brits’ top online searches as we planned our trips away this summer. Among the most searched for holiday clothing/accessories items were – sunglasses (352,830) bucket hats (352,806), sliders (284,179) and swimsuits (242,142). Moreover, the Hawaiian shirt continued to defy the odds and remains a fashion staple, with 59,122 searches between July and August.

Online retail sales growth subdued in August

Online retail sales growth subdued in August

After encouraging signs in July of a possible bounce back to positive growth, online retail sales failed to make up much ground in August – slowing their fall only slightly to -9.3% Year-on-Year (YoY).

Ecommerce platform provider Comgem launch three new solutions for SMEs

Ecommerce platform provider Comgem launch three new solutions for SMEs

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on and presented challenges to small businesses around the UK and the entire world. As many small and medium-sized businesses lost a significant number of customers, closed for months on end, and saw a rapid decline in their finances, Comgem is going to be launching 3 new products to offer these businesses cost-effective solutions.

Handheld announces new version of the NAUTIZ X6 ultra-rugged Android phablet

Handheld announces new version of the NAUTIZ X6 ultra-rugged Android phablet

Handheld Group, manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has launched a new version of its NAUTIZ X6 ultra-rugged phablet, a handheld computer that combines the big-screen functionality of a tablet with the go-anywhere performance of a rugged phone.

Cybersecurity Is not a one-stop shop

Cybersecurity Is not a one-stop shop

Since the start of the pandemic, the way business is conducted has changed permanently, with many workforces continuing to work remotely as restrictions have eased. As companies relax and rules have eased, life is expected to return to a form of ‘new normal.’ But, the issues around cybersecurity are here to stay, and the gas pedal must not be eased – especially with the increased risks associated with continued remote working.

Cross-border demand for luxury purchases driving post-Covid recovery as global D2C demand increases by 50% in 2021

Cross-border demand for luxury purchases driving post-Covid recovery as global D2C demand increases by 50% in 2021

Luxury goods were the fastest growing cross-border ecommerce category in the first half of 2021, increasing by 50% compared to the end of 2020.  With global demand for luxury being driven by shoppers from China, UAE, South Korea and India, increasingly consumers are now happy to forego the ‘white-glove’ in-store experience for online convenience, the latest data from eShopWorld (ESW) reveals.

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