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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Online retail sales growth subdued in August

Online retail sales growth subdued in August

After encouraging signs in July of a possible bounce back to positive growth, online retail sales failed to make up much ground in August – slowing their fall only slightly to -9.3% Year-on-Year (YoY).

Ecommerce platform provider Comgem launch three new solutions for SMEs

Ecommerce platform provider Comgem launch three new solutions for SMEs

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on and presented challenges to small businesses around the UK and the entire world. As many small and medium-sized businesses lost a significant number of customers, closed for months on end, and saw a rapid decline in their finances, Comgem is going to be launching 3 new products to offer these businesses cost-effective solutions.

Cross-border demand for luxury purchases driving post-Covid recovery as global D2C demand increases by 50% in 2021

Cross-border demand for luxury purchases driving post-Covid recovery as global D2C demand increases by 50% in 2021

Luxury goods were the fastest growing cross-border ecommerce category in the first half of 2021, increasing by 50% compared to the end of 2020.  With global demand for luxury being driven by shoppers from China, UAE, South Korea and India, increasingly consumers are now happy to forego the ‘white-glove’ in-store experience for online convenience, the latest data from eShopWorld (ESW) reveals.

UK retailers unlock seasonal shopping opportunity with Lift Days from Ankorstore

UK retailers unlock seasonal shopping opportunity with Lift Days from Ankorstore

Ankorstore, the curated marketplace connecting independent brands with local retailers, has announced the return of its Lift Days this 20-27 September, offering brands and retailers compelling offers for the upcoming holiday season to grow their business.

Mobile shopping persists amid global reopenings with purchases Up 30% January to May 2021, says new report from Liftoff and App Annie

Mobile shopping persists amid global reopenings with purchases Up 30% January to May 2021, says new report from Liftoff and App Annie

Liftoff, a global performance-based mobile app marketing optimisation platform, in partnership with the global data and analytics company App Annie and native mobile app platform Poq, has released its annual mobile shopping apps report detailing the rapidly-growing market. The study reveals a historic and prolonged surge in mobile shopping apps use in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as Android’s outperformance of iOS in key marketing metrics.

UK most unforgiving country when it comes to customer service

UK most unforgiving country when it comes to customer service

More than a third of people (38%) in the UK felt that their experience with customer service has got worse over the last 12 months, making it the highest figure out of the US and Europe. This is according to the Customer Service Index 2021, produced by Five9, provider of cloud contact centre software.

Response to BDO High Street Tracker: Retailers need to respond to changing shopping habits

Response to BDO High Street Tracker: Retailers need to respond to changing shopping habits

BDO has published its latest High Street Sales Tracker, revealing that total like-for-like (LFL) sales, combined in-store and online, increased by 20.1% in August from a base of -3.3% for the equivalent month last year. These positive results indicate a new wave of optimism for the retail industry but a lot has changed in the last year and there is set to be a long-lasting impact on consumer shopping behaviour.

Brexit bravado is ripping up retailers’ Christmas stockings, claims ParcelHero

Brexit bravado is ripping up retailers’ Christmas stockings, claims ParcelHero

The Government is denying visas to vital EU drivers and refusing to acknowledge the continued challenges facing companies who do business with Europe. As retailers start to stock up for Christmas, they face a severe shortage of products and drivers, claims ParcelHero.

Could there be a green solution to the food supply chain chaos?

Could there be a green solution to the food supply chain chaos?

Barely a day goes by without news alerts pinging up with another new development on the current national driver shortage crisis sweeping across the nation. From Nando’s chicken to McDonald’s milkshakes to Haribo sweets, the food industry’s battle continues, wreaking havoc across the supply chain as companies and hauliers warn that they can no longer guarantee all pick-ups and deliveries.

Nearly one-third of major retailers say the pandemic’s impact will be permanent, according to Taulia

Nearly one-third of major retailers say the pandemic’s impact will be permanent, according to Taulia

Following the unprecedented effects of COVID-19, retail businesses are focused on permanently shifting to online retail channels, according to Taulia, the fintech provider of working capital solutions.

Retail Supply Chain Management

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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