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Global outdoor clothing brand Woolrich picks Fluent Commerce to drive omnichannel delivery

Global outdoor clothing brand Woolrich picks Fluent Commerce to drive omnichannel delivery

American outdoor clothing brand Woolrich has chosen Fluent Commerce, the global distributed order management platform to boost its capability in Europe to fulfil itsecommerce orders in the most convenient way for the customer and most efficient for Woolrich.

Drop ship: a new strategic weapon for retailers and brands

Drop ship: a new strategic weapon for retailers and brands

Retailers can utilise drop shipping (the shipment of goods from a manufacturer or wholesaler, directly to a customer on behalf of the retailer) as a strategic weapon against short-term shock waves such as COVID-19 and as a means of more permanently extending their digital business.

We cannot ignore the impact bad audio is having on our emotional wellbeing

We cannot ignore the impact bad audio is having on our emotional wellbeing

Events in 2020 have catalyzed the global workforce and remote working has fast become the norm, blurring the lines between home and work.

Research from EPOS has found that 95% of today’s workforce admit that their concentration and efficiency at work has suffered due to audio setbacks, resulting in an emotional impact for with 35% reporting feelings of frustration, irritation and annoyance due to bad audio.

Gift card industry launches campaign to drive £2.3 billion high street recovery

Gift card industry launches campaign to drive £2.3 billion high street recovery

The gift card and voucher industry, led by the Gift Card & Voucher Association (GCVA), has urged the government to raise the tax free gift card limit to £500, which could bring the high street an estimated spending boost of more than £2 billion*.

Four in 10 retail professionals have struggled with their mental health in recent months, but majority feel supported by their employer

Four in 10 retail professionals have struggled with their mental health in recent months, but majority feel supported by their employer

According to brand new research from CV-Library, the UK-based independent job board, nearly four in 10 (38.6%) retail professionals admit that they have struggled with their mental health over the past three months; and job security appears to be the biggest concern for working professionals.

The value of global trade insights in navigating COVID-19 supply chain disruptions

The value of global trade insights in navigating COVID-19 supply chain disruptions

The Coronavirus pandemic has exposed the fragility of the modern supply chain, as companies struggle to acquire the products and raw materials needed to keep revenue flowing. With many businesses relying heavily on a limited number of trading partners, many located in hard-hit areas like China, the scale of the supply chain disruption has been a wake-up call.

Macfarlane Packaging launches annual ‘unboxing’ research

Macfarlane Packaging launches annual ‘unboxing’ research

Macfarlane Packaging, the supplier of protective packaging, launched its fifth annual ‘unboxing’* survey to UK consumers on 13 July. The results are expected to further help online retailers to tailor their packaging to meet the needs of their customers.

Customer experience in the new age of shopping

Customer experience in the new age of shopping

The past few months have transformed the traditional idea of the shopping experience, with unprecedented levels of uncertainty and strict new guidelines forcing retailers to evolve rapidly.

BigCommerce expands support for Adyen to improve merchant checkout experience globally

BigCommerce expands support for Adyen to improve merchant checkout experience globally

BigCommerce, the open SaaS ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, has rolled out a new integration with global payments platform Adyen, giving more than 60,000 merchants on BigCommerce access to an all-in-one payments solution.

Nearly three-quarters of consumers expect online retailers and brands to use recyclable packaging

Nearly three-quarters of consumers expect online retailers and brands to use recyclable packaging

A new ‘conscious consumer’, more aware of the environmental impact of their purchases, has emerged from the coronavirus lockdown, a new research report by PFS and LiveArea, has found.

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