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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.

Cross border commerce – it’s an age thing

Cross border commerce – it’s an age thing

Baby Boomers and Millennial/Gen Zers are quite different when it comes to cross border shopping. Tommy Kelly, CEO of eShopWorld (ESW) discusses the differences for companies planning global initiatives.

Department store chain Belk thrives during the pandemic aided by ship-from-store capabilities supported by Logistyx Technologies

Department store chain Belk thrives during the pandemic aided by ship-from-store capabilities supported by Logistyx Technologies

US department store Belk thrived as e-commerce orders surged during the pandemic by having ship-from-store order fulfilment facilities already in place across its 291 store locations with the help of parcel shipping software from Logistyx Technologies.

Amazon’s here – so what’s the future for UK supermarkets?

Amazon’s here – so what’s the future for UK supermarkets?

Amazon has set its sights on the UK supermarket sector. From the Amazon Fresh initiative to its partnership with Morrisons, offering free, next day delivery to Prime customers, the arch disruptor is looking to turn the UK multiple market on its head.

Forter and Adobe collaborate to help Magento commerce merchants approve more transactions and deliver a seamless customer experience

Forter and Adobe collaborate to help Magento commerce merchants approve more transactions and deliver a seamless customer experience

Forter, the e-commerce fraud prevention solutions provider, has joined the Adobe Exchange Partner program, as an Accelerate partner, enabling Magento customers to increase their approval rates by reducing false declines, deliver a friction-free shopping experience and instantly identify and block fraud.

Growth in sales channels causes supply chain issues for half of retailers

Growth in sales channels causes supply chain issues for half of retailers

New research by Advanced Supply Chain Group shows that growing retail sales channels causes stock inventory management problems for 53% of retailers. According to the international supply chain business, nine in ten retailers are planning to increase the number of their sales channels following the impact of the pandemic and Brexit.

Goods-to-Person robotisation is key in meeting the new logistics challenges facing the cosmetic industry

Goods-to-Person robotisation is key in meeting the new logistics challenges facing the cosmetic industry

By Hugues Sterlin, Scallog’s Director of Operations.

The cosmetics industry in France is a major driver of the economy. Despite the drop-off in exports caused by the pandemic, the sector achieved total revenues of over €15.7 billion in 2020 and leads the world with a 24% share of the global cosmetics market.

Customer loyalty heavily dependent on ‘last mile’ service

Customer loyalty heavily dependent on ‘last mile’ service

Consumers are choosing who they shop with depending on the ‘last mile’ service provided, new research has revealed. Long delivery times top the list of frustrations for consumers (50%), followed closely by paying for returns (42%) and limited stock availability (38%).

Online retailer eSpares launches customer video consultations to tap up bricks-and-mortar specialists

Online retailer eSpares launches customer video consultations to tap up bricks-and-mortar specialists

eSpares, the UK online parts store for home appliances, has entered into a new partnership with technology provider ConferWith. The partnership will provide customers with real time advice from experts over live video as they browse online.

Retail Technology Show, the expo to fast forward retail’s revolution, will take place on 26-27 April 2022

Retail Technology Show, the expo to fast forward retail’s revolution, will take place on 26-27 April 2022

Dynamic and ambitious events business, Nineteen Group, has added Retail Technology Show 2022 to its portfolio.

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