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Online deliveries from EU have halved since Brexit

Online deliveries from EU have halved since Brexit

European retailers are becoming increasingly motivated to contribute to the planet's welfare, with just under half (46%) willing to pay additional fees of up to £1 per parcel to compensate for CO2-neutral ‘green delivery’, according to new data.

How technology innovations have helped fast-track the low-touch economy

How technology innovations have helped fast-track the low-touch economy

Many industries have had to quickly adapt to new operational guidelines due to the coronavirus outbreak completely changing the economy and the way we live our lives. Many professions that the public took for granted were prevented from operating under their normal circumstances.

Taming cloud complexity to drive excellent retail experiences

Taming cloud complexity to drive excellent retail experiences

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people shop, making mobile and online experiences more important than ever. In response, many retailers have accelerated their digital transformation, and the pace is set to increase even further as customers’ expectations for sophisticated shopping experiences continue to rise.

Half of EU retailers willing to pay extra for green delivery

Half of EU retailers willing to pay extra for green delivery

European retailers are becoming increasingly motivated to contribute to the planet's welfare, with just under half (46%) willing to pay additional fees of up to £1 per parcel to compensate for CO2-neutral ‘green delivery’, according to new data.

The digital training gap: Just 14% of retail’s frontline workforce receive training on their mobile devices

The digital training gap:  Just 14% of retail’s frontline workforce receive training on their mobile devices

As non-essential retail reopens, retail staff are facing a digital training gap, with store associates reporting a lack of digital training formats and infrequent learning opportunities, the latest report from digital workplace innovator, YOOBIC, warns.

Survey sees shoppers welcome smartphone app to check authenticity of goods and protect from rise in counterfeiting

Survey sees shoppers welcome smartphone app to check authenticity of goods and protect from rise in counterfeiting

Almost half of UK shoppers would be happy to use a smartphone app to reveal a counterfeit product before buying it, a survey has revealed.

How retailers can ensure frictionless trade despite Brexit paperwork boom

How retailers can ensure frictionless trade despite Brexit paperwork boom

Despite the promises, both anecdotal and data-backed evidence suggests that the UK’s transition out of the European Union has not been as smoothed as hoped. Official government figures state that exports of goods to the EU fell by 40% in January 2021, with imports dropping 29%.

Lack of financial support is placing insecure workers at risk

Lack of financial support is placing insecure workers at risk

Following recent research that has brought to light that workers in insecure jobs are twice as likely to die of Covid, Aleksandra Flack, a senior employment lawyer at Langleys Solicitors, commented: “This increase in the chance of death for those in insecure roles can be linked to the lack of financial support available to them.

E-commerce companies urged to reduce parcel volumes to limit courier driver shortage’s impact on online deliveries

E-commerce companies urged to reduce parcel volumes to limit courier driver shortage’s impact on online deliveries

Research recently released by market intelligence agency, Mintel, shows that the Covid-19-inspired rise in online shopping has driven a boom in demand for UK courier and delivery services.

Online Retail Sales Hold Steady in March

Online Retail Sales Hold Steady in March

Despite the upcoming end of lockdown and promise of in-person shopping, online retail sales continued to show strong growth in March, rising by +71.7% Year-on-Year (YoY). That’s according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers.

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