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Deal or no-deal Brexit: ParcelHero on what’s likely to happen to EU shipments after 1st November

There has been a great deal of publicity in recent days about how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, but delivery expert ParcelHero says the procedures for shipping items to the EU from 1st November onwards will be very different if a deal is agreed. “The Government’s £100m advertising campaign has …

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The data game: GDPR advice for retailers

In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation, or as most of us know it as, GDPR, came into effect. Ahead of its implementation, businesses and consumers were somewhat bombarded with warnings about its importance, the severe implications on businesses if they weren’t GDPR compliant, and a promise to consumers …

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“Retailers need to evaluate the purpose of their physical stores”: UK high streets hit highest vacancy rate in 5 years

New research from LDC has found that nearly 12% of UK shopping locations were empty in the first half of 2019, indicating the we’ve now hit the highest number of empty outlets in the past five years across high streets, shopping centres and retail parks. LDC’s review of more than …

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Tech makes people “more open-minded and charitable”, finds Lenovo

New global research from Lenovo has found that technology has the power to make us more understanding, tolerant, charitable and open-minded. The survey polled more than 15,000 people from the US, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Japan, UK, Germany, France and Italy, and revealed that 84% in the UK think that …

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Early Q3 sees “healthy demand” for multifunction printers in Europe

Early Q3 has seen a healthy demand for consumer and business laser multifunction printers (MFPs), according to the latest report from Context – following the pattern that has “characterised the past few quarters”. However, volume sales of printers through West Europe’s largest distributors were down by -4.4% year-on-year in July …

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Tapping into the booming esports market

Rupert Cook, Sales and Marketing Director at Gekko, looks at the potential opportunities – and pitfalls – gaming retailers may face over the next 12-18 months. In July 2019, spanning three days, the largest gathering of gamers from around the world – 40 million – took part in the Fortnite …

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‘Third Age of Print’ will change everything

Gemma Glen, Product Marketing Manager of OKI Europe’s North West Region, looks at how economic, business, technological and social shifts will put consumers in the driving seat. The print industry is now entering the ‘Third Age of Print’; it’s being driven by technology and commercial developments, but the ultimate beneficiaries will …

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Sustainable sales: How retailers can help reduce their impact on the environment

With the US President claiming last year that he “doesn’t believe” in a report by his own government warning of devastating effects from climate change, and the recent social media whirlwind 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg has made while travelling from the UK to America to attend two climate conferences, the …

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Commercial demand for PCs remains strong despite weak consumer sales

European PC distributors are continuing to see strong commercial demand being offset by weaker consumer sales in early Q3 – a pattern that has characterised the past few quarters, according to Context. The latest report from the IT market intelligence company found that volume sales of PCs through Western Europe’s …

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Dealer Discussion: What security products and services do you provide and why?

This month, Tech for Techs asks its retailer, reseller and tech services members about the security products they provide to customers. MARK, COMPLETE TECH “We provide Panda for AV with mail filtering for on prem email, Ubiquiti for WiFi, Draytek for routers, Grandstream for on prem pbx or yealink for …

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