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How will Apple’s iOS15 update impact email marketing and the customer experience?

How will Apple’s iOS15 update impact email marketing and the customer experience?

By Sam Holding, Head of International at SparkPost.

In June this year, Apple announced Mail Privacy Protection for their Mail app on iOS 15, a software update that can be automatically installed on every compatible Apple device.

How technology is changing the face of petrol station forecourts

How technology is changing the face of petrol station forecourts

By Kit Kyte, CEO, Checkit.

Today’s fuel stations are already looking very different to the ones we knew 20 years ago. But the changes are set to accelerate in the coming months and years.

Female gamers on the rise as pandemic habits stick

Female gamers on the rise as pandemic habits stick

According to new research, the number of women who take up gaming grew by nearly 20% during the pandemic, and 49% are most likely to invest time in the action and adventure genre.

KnowBe4 launches resource kit to defend against mounting cyber attacks

KnowBe4 launches resource kit to defend against mounting cyber attacks

KnowBe4, the provider of its established security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has launched a resource kit in recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October.

How temperature threshold alerts give peace of mind to electronics suppliers

How temperature threshold alerts give peace of mind to electronics suppliers

By Jeff Broth, freelance writer

Electronic supply chains are complex and the risk of damage is high. Is there a way to mitigate losses and increase transparency?

SnapFulfil appoints new CEO for US arm

SnapFulfil appoints new CEO for US arm

WMS technology provider SnapFulfil is taking its North America business to the next level with the appointment of experienced transformational leader, Rich Pirrotta, as CEO.

The Japanese collectibles craze: how optimised ecommerce platforms are meeting global demand

The Japanese collectibles craze: how optimised ecommerce platforms are meeting global demand

Sam Ranieri, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Reach

The insatiable global demand for Japanese collectibles, such as anime figurines and pop culture items, is a goldmine for retailers in this space.

D2C cross-border ecommerce growth led by Millennial spend, as pandemic prompts over half (52%) to buy direct from international online brands

D2C cross-border ecommerce growth led by Millennial spend, as pandemic prompts over half (52%) to buy direct from international online brands

The rise in international direct-to-consumer (D2C) purchases over the past six months has been led by Millennial demographics, with reduced access to stores during the pandemic prompting over half (52%) of 25-34 year olds to buy direct from international online brands, the latest data from eShopWorld (ESW) reveals.

UK online sales will settle at £12.8bn, as e-commerce’s 25% market share becomes the ‘new normal’: ParcelHero

UK online sales will settle at £12.8bn, as e-commerce’s 25% market share becomes the ‘new normal’: ParcelHero

As shoppers return to the High Street, online sales have fallen for four months in a row, with Amazon and Etsy reporting a marked slowdown in growth. However, the e-commerce firm ParcelHero predicts online will level out at a quarter of all retail sales.

InPost acceleration continues in UK as it hits 2,000 automated parcel machines

InPost acceleration continues in UK as it hits 2,000 automated parcel machines

InPost, the out-of-home and eCommerce delivery company, has deployed its 2,000th Automated Parcel Machine - or locker unit - in the UK, as it further revolutionises the UK eCommerce shopping experience.

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