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New report: Impacts to global e-commerce and fraud trends amid Coronavirus

New report: Impacts to global e-commerce and fraud trends amid Coronavirus

Forter, the e-commerce fraud prevention solutions provider, has launched the May edition of its monthly COVID-19 Report, that reveals the impact of the current climate on consumer behaviour and fraud and abuse trends.

April’s retail sales figures will result in a cull of independent stores, warns ParcelHero

April’s retail sales figures will result in a cull of independent stores, warns ParcelHero

Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail sales estimates for April will result in the extinction of many much-loved stores, fears the UK home delivery specialist ParcelHero.

Salesforce launches Quick Start Commerce Solutions to help propel businesses into the digital-first economy

Salesforce launches Quick Start Commerce Solutions to help propel businesses into the digital-first economy

The world has transitioned to a digital-first economy, and online has become the lifeline for many businesses. New research shows that, in the UK, 41% are online shopping more than before the pandemic. 

Why can’t CEOs find technical leaders?

Why can’t CEOs find technical leaders?

In 2019, Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends report found that only 41 percent of C-level respondents believed that employees within their own organisations were ready to meet their leadership requirements.

We are stronger when we work together: eCommerce platform Kooomo sits down for Q&A with fashion brand Blauer USA

We are stronger when we work together: eCommerce platform Kooomo sits down for Q&A with fashion brand Blauer USA

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought about extreme, uncontrollable changes to our world. Stores are closed, many remain at home and strict social distancing measures are here for the long haul. Unsurprisingly, organisations across all sectors have taken a significant hit and the retail industry is no exception.

Online property market activity stats show impact of COVID-19 on European markets

Online property market activity stats show impact of COVID-19 on European markets

The latest research by Spotahome, the international rental marketplace, has revealed online visits and engagement by homebuyers and tenants across 28 European nations has fallen by an average of just -0.4% monthly since November last year.

ShopFully acquires PromoQui SpA

ShopFully acquires PromoQui SpA

ShopFully, the digital platform connecting shoppers with retailers, has acquired PromoQui S.p.A. and its info-commerce marketplaces PromoQui and VolantinoFacile.

Essential supermarket workers face everyday suffering and managerial abuse – study

Essential supermarket workers face everyday suffering and managerial abuse – study

The coronavirus outbreak has highlighted how important essential supermarket workers are, but in reality, they are often among the most poorly paid and undervalued employees within our society.

InReality unveils ‘smart’ safe space solutions for contactless, AI-enabled temperature detection and occupancy monitoring

InReality unveils ‘smart’ safe space solutions for contactless, AI-enabled temperature detection and occupancy monitoring

InReality has unveiled a new suite of Safe Space Solutions powered by their integration and analytics platform. The Thermal Mirror, an Enterprise-focused  turnkey fever scanning solution, displays almost immediate temperature results, either anonymously for visitors or via facial recognition for employees.

COVID-19 Shopping and Delivery Trends: a diversified supply chain is key to survival and future growth

COVID-19 Shopping and Delivery Trends: a diversified supply chain is key to survival and future growth

The world as we once knew it has transformed and consumers are experiencing rapid changes to the way they live, work and shop. To examine these changes, CommerceHub surveyed more than 1,500 consumers of various age groups to gauge consumer confidence and identify changing shopping patterns amid COVID-19 disruptions.

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