Retail Supply Chain Management

The term Retail is defined as the sale of goods and services from companies or individuals to the end-consumer. Retailers acquire goods from producers and then sell these goods in-store or on-line via the internet. Retail supply chain software can enhance supply chain efficiency and trading partner collaboration by better connecting product information, processes and trading partners.

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Made for high speed sorting applications: AV500™, the new imager by Datalogic

Made for high speed sorting applications: AV500™, the new imager by Datalogic

Datalogic introduces the AV500™ imager, an innovative 2D image-based barcode reader developed for sorting applications. The new imager solves high speed applications in retail e-Commerce, postal/parcel sortation and airport baggage handling, covering all conveyor sizes, as well as static reading applications.

Indigo Software expands supply chain consulting team with addition of Fay Shuttleworth

Indigo Software expands supply chain consulting team with addition of Fay Shuttleworth

Indigo Software has expanded its supply chain consulting capabilities with the appointment of Fay Shuttleworth as a Supply Chain Consultant.

How UK businesses can get to grips with rising supply chain risk

How UK businesses can get to grips with rising supply chain risk

By Alex Saric, smart procurement expert, Ivalua.

UK businesses have never been more dependent on their suppliers to help them deliver goods and services to their customers. Be it retail, manufacturing or financial services, suppliers have a vital role to play when it comes to innovation and meeting customer expectations. However, as supply chains become increasingly global, businesses are potentially exposing themselves to more risk than ever before.

Irish technology retailer Compu b acquires UK retailer Stormfront creating the UK & Ireland’s largest independent Apple Reseller and Service provider

Irish technology retailer Compu b acquires UK retailer Stormfront creating the UK & Ireland’s largest independent Apple Reseller and Service provider

Compu b, part of the B.ICONIC group, has agreed to acquire Professional Reseller Group Ltd which includes Stormfront Retail Ltd and Stormfront Technology Ltd.

Three steps to decide which processes should be automated to create a personalised customer experience

Three steps to decide which processes should be automated to create a personalised customer experience

By Karen Waters, Product Director at Engage Hub.

Providing the ultimate customer experience is a key element of any organisation’s strategy to compete with online rivals, retain market share and achieve a recurring profit year on year. Brands that deliver the best customer experience achieve 54 percent higher revenue growth, according to a KPMG Global Customer Experience Excellence (CEE) report.

Online conversion rates rose by 44% on Black Friday, according to iAdvize data

Online conversion rates rose by 44% on Black Friday, according to iAdvize data

UK online conversion rates rose by 44% on the daily average on Black Friday – up 3% year-on-year - according to data from iAdvize, the conversational commerce provider, while Cyber Monday conversions increased 27% compared to an average Monday.

The Importance of Networking in Retail

The Importance of Networking in Retail

By Patrick Vernon, freelance writer.

It’s fair to say businesses thrive and grow through the cooperation of others, so networking is a key activity in building and maintaining constructive working relationships.

UK retailers to regain £7.23 million each year by going cashless

UK retailers to regain £7.23 million each year by going cashless

Analysing the annual revenue of the UK retailers with the fastest profit growth reveals a total potential recovery of £7.232 million each year as a result of refusing cash payments.

Record-breaking cyber monday sales: Capgemini comment

Record-breaking cyber monday sales: Capgemini comment

Adobe Analytics said Cyber Monday online sales would hit a record-breaking $9.4 billion in the US, climbing 18.9% from 2018. Adobe also found that Black Friday was a record breaker in terms of sales.  For the UK, it has been a similar story – with VoucherCodes predicting that the UK would spend £2.53bn on Black Friday, a 3.4% increase on 2018.

Optiseller helps online auto and motorcycle parts retailers get their data into gear

Optiseller helps online auto and motorcycle parts retailers get their data into gear

A key issue for sellers of automotive parts and accessories is ensuring that the parts being sold contain the correct product data and include which makes and models of vehicle they are compatible with. With millions of parts in circulation, managing this data can be a daunting task. A new partnership between leading ecommerce software developer Optiseller, and TecDoc catalogue owner TecAlliance, offers a cost-effective and convenient solution that makes it much easier.

Retail companies become involved in supply chain management in order to control product quality, inventory levels, timing, and expenses. Retail supply chain software encompasses warehouse & transportation solutions, inventory control, and possibly additional strategic/planning modules, particularly for the larger/volume-based retailers.

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