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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.

Société Générale Wins Best Global Deployment Award Powered by GigaSpaces

Société Générale Wins Best Global Deployment Award Powered by GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, the in-memory real-time analytics processing platform, has announced that Société Générale was honored at the 25th annual American Financial Technology Awards in New York as the winner of best global deployment powered by GigaSpaces in-memory computing platform.

Google/Looker Competition and Markets Authority enquiry

Google/Looker Competition and Markets Authority enquiry

Google/Looker Competition and Markets Authority enquiry: rival data CEO says Google deal `fair enough and makes perfect sense`.

The decision by the Competition and Markets Authority to consider an investigation of the acquisition of Lookers by Google, was announced yesterday.

The Importance of Networking in Retail

The Importance of Networking in Retail

By Patrick Vernon, freelance writer.

It’s fair to say businesses thrive and grow through the cooperation of others, so networking is a key activity in building and maintaining constructive working relationships.

Fashion chains invest in new POS software to modernise the customer experience

Fashion chains invest in new POS software to modernise the customer experience

Global POS Software 2019, the latest study by strategic research and consulting firm RBR, shows that there were more than 300,000 new POS software deployments in the year to June 2019. Most were store-driven, with new points of sale created either in existing or additional stores, but around a third was a result of retailers installing a different supplier’s software.

Portech launches Urgent Android Migration service for Windows Embedded devices

Portech launches Urgent Android Migration service for Windows Embedded devices

Portech Systems, provider of bespoke solutions for the enterprise mobile workforce, has launched the Urgent Android Migration service for organisations that have not started the planning process to migrate their Windows Embedded Mobile 6.5 devices and scanners.

UK retailers to regain £7.23 million each year by going cashless

UK retailers to regain £7.23 million each year by going cashless

Analysing the annual revenue of the UK retailers with the fastest profit growth reveals a total potential recovery of £7.232 million each year as a result of refusing cash payments.

Record-breaking cyber monday sales: Capgemini comment

Record-breaking cyber monday sales: Capgemini comment

Adobe Analytics said Cyber Monday online sales would hit a record-breaking $9.4 billion in the US, climbing 18.9% from 2018. Adobe also found that Black Friday was a record breaker in terms of sales.  For the UK, it has been a similar story – with VoucherCodes predicting that the UK would spend £2.53bn on Black Friday, a 3.4% increase on 2018.

Optiseller helps online auto and motorcycle parts retailers get their data into gear

Optiseller helps online auto and motorcycle parts retailers get their data into gear

A key issue for sellers of automotive parts and accessories is ensuring that the parts being sold contain the correct product data and include which makes and models of vehicle they are compatible with. With millions of parts in circulation, managing this data can be a daunting task. A new partnership between leading ecommerce software developer Optiseller, and TecDoc catalogue owner TecAlliance, offers a cost-effective and convenient solution that makes it much easier.

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