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Online retailers facing cardboard packaging ‘double whammy’ of longer lead times and higher prices

Online retailers facing cardboard packaging ‘double whammy’ of longer lead times and higher prices

A growing number of internet retailers are struggling to fulfil orders as a result of a shortage of cardboard packaging brought about by the boom in online sales during the pandemic.

Futureproofing logistics with flexible automation

Futureproofing logistics with flexible automation

In recent years, the rise of the term Industry 4.0 has brought automation into new areas of traditional production environments. However, warehousing and intralogistics has not been as upfront in its adoption of new automation technologies to enhance operations.

It's time to give DIY shoppers better in-store experiences – they deserve it

It's time to give DIY shoppers better in-store experiences – they deserve it

European home and DIY digital retailer ManoMano posted soaring 2020 sales recently, which is no biggie given that DIY has emerged as an undisputed winner in lockdown. What’s notable is the fact that the uptick has been driven by UK sales, which grew by 240% year on year to £105 million. It’s moot, though, because the UK DIY market has traditionally been driven by in-store sales.

UK health & beauty brands’ post-purchase CX in need of a digital makeover, research by parcelLab reveals

UK health & beauty brands’ post-purchase CX in need of a digital makeover, research by parcelLab reveals

While UK health & beauty retailers have vastly improved their e-commerce offerings during lockdown, their post-purchase customer experience (CX) lags behind that of other retail sectors, the latest data from parcelLab, the operations experience platform, revealed.

eFax research reveals IT decision-makers in retail accelerating digital transformation of paper-based processes as a direct result of disruption caused by Brexit

eFax research reveals IT decision-makers in retail accelerating digital transformation of paper-based processes as a direct result of disruption caused by Brexit

eFax, the online fax solution, has announced the findings of research revealing how UK Retail IT decision-makers are accelerating digital transformation of paper-based processes as a direct result of disruption caused by the UK leaving the EU (Brexit).

Global Recycling Day: 7 ways in which luxury fashion brands should address recycling

Global Recycling Day: 7 ways in which luxury fashion brands should address recycling

This Global Recycling Day, Robert Lockyer, CEO and founder of Delta Global, a sustainable packaging solutions provider for luxury fashion brands, discusses some of the ways in which the industry is making great headway in terms of recyclability, as well as where more can still be done.

'Game changer' WMS functionality saves time, money and resource

'Game changer' WMS functionality saves time, money and resource

A B2C fulfilment expert has quickly taken advantage of a next generation software adoption platform to win bigger business and improve internal operations.

Consumer spending fell 13.8 per cent in February as lockdown continued, yet some sectors saw record growth

Consumer spending fell 13.8 per cent in February as lockdown continued, yet some sectors saw record growth

Consumer spending fell 13.8 per cent year-on-year in February as lockdown restrictions continued, yet some sectors saw record growth as the first signs of spring lifted the nation’s spirits.

Planning for demand: What merchants can learn from the pandemic

Planning for demand: What merchants can learn from the pandemic

From the outset, COVID-19 has disrupted many industries, retail being just one. With 56% of global retailers reporting moderate disruption to their supply chains and 12% reporting heavy disruption1 the pandemic has led to a need for clear visibility over the structure of supply chains.

Warehousing and logistics platform Trident Worldwide discusses everything businesses should know to plan for demand.

65% of retailers cite conversion optimisation as the #1 ecommerce challenge

65% of retailers cite conversion optimisation as the #1 ecommerce challenge

Mollie, the European payment service provider, has published research unveiling the state of payments in retail today as well as the challenges and opportunities in the retail market following a turbulent year.

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