Analysis

Prepare for basics shortages as 23% of stores report low stocks and 20% of transport companies stop trading, says ParcelHero

The ONS Business Insights report paints a bleak picture, says the delivery expert ParcelHero. 12.5% of retailers say they have been unable to get key products and 20% of transport companies have suspended business. New UK trade figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) are extremely concerning, says …

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PCR September retail analysis: eCommerce The click culture

Cas Paton, Founder and CEO of OnBuy.com talks to Michelle Winny, Editor of PCR about how shopping trends have evolved following the pandemic and the way we have embraced eCommerce as part of everyday life. It’s almost impossible to ignore the importance of online shopping today – eCommerce has become …

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PCR July/August issue Retail Analysis: Automation in fulfilment – what’s the fuss?

John Seidl, Retail Consulting Partner at GreyOrange looks at the impact the pandemic has had on the ecommerce supply chain and ways to handle the surge in online shopping. Retail fulfilment networks weren’t prepared for the chaos generated by the pandemic. They had all sorts of inventory stuck inside bricks-and-mortar …

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Making retail sustainable by taking it virtual

Lysa Campbell, CEO at Retail Marketing Group explores how online retailers can look to maximise content and user interaction, enhanced by virtual reality. The last year has seen retail take a big hit, with companies finding new and innovative ways to cater to consumer needs. The Internet has been the …

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Online trade-ins gain momentum as 57 percent consumers expect to upgrade to 5G mobile ­devices  

New research conducted by Blancco Technology Group, Online Device Trade-Ins: Building Trust in an Invisible Process, found that 57 percent of global consumers expect to upgrade to a 5G device in the next 24 months. Of these, almost half (49 percent) intend to trade in their old device as part …

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Roundtable: Channel security combating cyber crime

In a channel security focused round table, Amanda Adams, Senior Director – European Alliances at CrowdStrike, Antony Byford, Managing Director, Westcon UK & Ireland and Anton Shelepchuk , NAKIVO’s VP of Sales delve into the underworld of cyber crime and what the channel needs to consider to stay safe. Here’s …

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Retail analysis: Post Covid: Why Winning Brands Will Focus on Trust

In a guest article Derek O’Carroll, CEO, Brightpearl shares five strategies online retailers can deploy to build trust with their customers and why it’s vital to get this right to survive the post-Covid retail landscape. Brightpearl is a digital operations platform for retailers and wholesalers with a clear mission to …

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Optimising Order Management for the Evolving Retail Landscape

Rob Shaw, MD EMEA at Fluent Commerce argues that to foster memorable and profitable shopping experiences in the ‘post-Covid’ era, retailers should consider implementing certain strategies for intelligent, flexible order fulfillment In the past 12 months, the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant national lockdowns have prompted a seismic shift in the …

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ESET Research uncovers Janeleiro, a new banking trojan attacking corporate users in Brazil  

ESET Research has uncovered a new banking trojan that has been targeting corporate users in Brazil since at least 2019 across many sectors, including engineering, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, finance, transportation, and governmental institutions. ESET dubbed the new threat Janeleiro. It attempts to deceive its victims with pop-up windows designed to …

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Ride the remote revolution to future-proof your business says Lenovo

One year after the global remote work revolution, the shift to work from home (WFH) and work from anywhere (WFA) is already resulting in profound effects on businesses’ digital transformation as well as data security concerns. According to Lenovo’s new Future of Work and Digital Transformation study, a vast majority …

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