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The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

“Britain is a nation of shopkeepers,” is the famous phrase coined by economist Adam Smith to explain the desire of a commercial nation to secure ever-expanding markets for its wares.

Integrated technology playing critical part in transport planning as concerns around driver shortage continue to grow, says Paragon survey

Integrated technology playing critical part in transport planning as concerns around driver shortage continue to grow, says Paragon survey

Logistics operations are increasingly turning to integrated technology solutions to overcome a host of transport planning pressures, while at the same time the driver and general skills shortage continues to weigh on the supply chain sector.

Digital platform supported by IBM, Geovation and Ordnance Survey to help return shoppers to the high street

Digital platform supported by IBM, Geovation and Ordnance Survey to help return shoppers to the high street

Following a successful pilot in the north west of England, where 1.4 million pages of local high street offers and events were viewed, a national version OFFiGO has now gone live. The digital platform seeks to increase spend and footfall in the retail and hospitality sector by bringing the ‘high street’ online and enabling customers to find local deals.

UK businesses attacked online 280,000 times each by cybercriminals in 2018

UK businesses attacked online 280,000 times each by cybercriminals in 2018

UK businesses were subjected to 281,094 internet-borne cyberattacks each last year, according to analysis from Beaming, the business ISP.

Softest rise in IT vacancies for over two years in January

Softest rise in IT vacancies for over two years in January

The latest Report on Jobs, published by KPMG and the REC, showed a further increase in demand for both permanent and temporary IT workers during January.

Influential eCommerce brands, retailers & carriers converge for The Delivery Conference 2019

Influential eCommerce brands, retailers & carriers converge for The Delivery Conference 2019

MetaPack, the eCommerce delivery technology provider, is again playing host to some of the world’s best brands, retailers and carriers at The Delivery Conference – TDC Global 2019 on February 26, 2019 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

96,000 UK retailers failing to recognise value of effective pricing

96,000 UK retailers failing to recognise value of effective pricing

Around 96,000* UK retailers are putting their business at risk by failing to grasp the importance of an effective pricing strategy.

The figure was published in a report by pricing and automation specialist, Omnia Retail, which questioned retail businesses on the scope and efficacy of their pricing processes.

AI in business: 2019 trends and predictions

AI in business: 2019 trends and predictions

AI is already being implemented in businesses around the world, and while worries persist over whether robots will be taking over the workplace, some are predicting that it will actually improve and even create jobs in the future.

How will Brexit affect eCommerce?

How will Brexit affect eCommerce?

Brexit brings a wave of uncertainty and change to the UK business landscape, and since the day the UK voted to leave the EU, it’s been a whirlwind.

Online retail sales emerge from December gloom

Online retail sales emerge from December gloom

Hitwise Digital Retail Insight report figures suggest that online retail visits in January grew by 1.8 per cent following the slow Christmas period. December online retail visits hit a 10 year low, declining by 0.6 per cent.

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