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How did your company manage the Black Friday challenge?

How did your company manage the Black Friday challenge?

By Sarah Robinson, Retail Skills Tutor, Qube Learning

Originating in the United States as a post-Thanksgiving start to Christmas shopping, Black Friday has been a shopping trend in the UK for less than a decade. However, the seasonal discount day gained popularity quickly and has not only become a solid fixture in the retail calendar but has grown into a week-long show of retail sales and discounts – both online and in-store.

Société Générale Wins Best Global Deployment Award Powered by GigaSpaces

Société Générale Wins Best Global Deployment Award Powered by GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, the in-memory real-time analytics processing platform, has announced that Société Générale was honored at the 25th annual American Financial Technology Awards in New York as the winner of best global deployment powered by GigaSpaces in-memory computing platform.

Google/Looker Competition and Markets Authority enquiry

Google/Looker Competition and Markets Authority enquiry

Google/Looker Competition and Markets Authority enquiry: rival data CEO says Google deal `fair enough and makes perfect sense`.

The decision by the Competition and Markets Authority to consider an investigation of the acquisition of Lookers by Google, was announced yesterday.

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.

Uncertainty continues to impact supply chain risk, finds Dun & Bradstreet and Cranfield University

Uncertainty continues to impact supply chain risk, finds Dun & Bradstreet and Cranfield University

The ongoing uncertainty around Brexit is encouraging many manufacturers and retailers to consider other supplier locations in low cost, higher risk countries to avoid possible trade barriers. The latest analysis in the Global Supply Chain Risk Report, produced quarterly by Cranfield University and Dun & Bradstreet, found marked increases in Supplier Criticality (up 2%) and Global Sourcing Risk (up 4.8%) in Q3 2019.

Huge numbers of consumers would wait longer for goods if delivered ‘more sustainably’ - survey

Huge numbers of consumers would wait longer for goods if delivered ‘more sustainably’ - survey

A convenience trends survey commissioned by leading International branding and customer experience agency I-AM has revealed that almost three-quarters of consumers (74%) would be happy to wait longer for goods if the delivery method was more sustainable.

LivePerson debuts SocialConnect and EmailConnect to help brands manage all digital customer interactions in one place

LivePerson debuts SocialConnect and EmailConnect to help brands manage all digital customer interactions in one place

LivePerson, Inc. has launched SocialConnect and EmailConnect, bringing social media and email into the LiveEngage platform. This debut gives brands the ability to easily manage customer conversations regardless of the channels where they occur – all in one place.

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