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OnBuy named “largest UK-owned marketplace”

OnBuy.com has been named the largest UK-owned marketplace, according to the latest figures by internet analysts, Alexa and Similar Web. The results show that the marketplace is number one in UK traffic rankings for UK-owned marketplaces, outranking competitors Fruugo and Flubit. Following the news, the business says it has ambitions …

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OnBuy completes integration with ChannelAdvisor

Online marketplace OnBuy.com has completed integration with ChannelAdvisor to support its continued expansion and optimise seller satisfaction. OnBuy.com’s integration with ChannelAdvisor, one of the largest e-commerce multi-channel management systems, will further improve its accessibility. The system enables sellers to manage their global sales through dozens of online channels and seamlessly …

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Mixed results for Dixons Carphone as gaming sales rise but mobile falls over Christmas

Dixons Carphone has released its trading update for the 10 weeks ended 5th January, revealing a like-for-like sales increase of 1%. The retail group saw the most success in its UK electricals operation, especially when it came to gaming products, which were up 60% year-on-year. It also saw online growth …

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HMV could be saved by Sports Direct CEO Mike Ashley

There’s a chance that HMV might be saved yet again, this time by Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley. According to Sky News, Ashley is in talks with “key music and entertainment industry suppliers to HMV” in the last fortnight in a bid to save the music and tech high street …

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HMV collapse: Which? urges consumers to hurry as retailer says it will honour gift cards “while business continues”

Over the Christmas period, HMV went into administration, the second collapse in six years for the music and entertainment retailer. The High Court has appointed KPMG to run the chain and try to keep all 125 stores open while a buyer is sought. Consumer association Which? has warned that whenever a …

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HMV to enter administration once again, putting over 2,000 jobs at risk

Music and entertainment retailer HMV is on the brink of a second collapse in six years, potentially placings thousands of jobs in danger. According to Sky News, the retailer filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators last week. Sources said that the chain has been in talks in recent …

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Dealer Discussion: Struggles and successes of 2018

In our new regular retail feature, industry community Tech For Techs asks retailers, resellers and service providers for their insight on various topics. This month, they discuss their struggles and successes of the past year. CORMAC O DONOGHUE – CROSSHAVEN COMPUTERS “I have decided to take the step and become …

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AI at retail “fuels job creation and lowers customer complaints”

New research has dispelled some of the mystique around artificial intelligence’s value to retail businesses and revealed how it can affect employees and customers alike. The Capgemini Research Institute has calculated a $300 billion+ opportunity for those retail companies that are able to scale and expand the scope of their …

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Tech products dominate UK shoppers’ Christmas wish lists

Hitwise has collated stats from searches of three million UK consumers across all search engines to collate the ultimate Christmas gift wish list. The top ten list is dominated by tech products, with the Nintendo Switch taking the top spot, closely followed by Fitbit products. “The popularity of the Nintendo …

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“There is uncertainty facing any business serving the UK consumer,” says Dixons Carphone as it reports £440m loss

Dixons Carphone has today unveiled its interim results for the 26 weeks ended 27th October 2018, reporting a £440 million loss during the first half of the year. The national retailer, which also owns Currys PC World, said that despite the loss, the company’s underlying sales improved. During its statement, …

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