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London’s West End could be getting a cashier-free Amazon Go store

Retail giant Amazon is reportedly eyeing up London’s West End as the location of its first Go store in the UK. Amazon opened its first Go store in Seattle in January. Since then, an additional two stores have opened up in Seattle, three have popped up in Chicago and one …

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Email marketing is still king of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Email marketing is still the most effective way to get sales in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to new research from ecommerce omnichannel marketing platform Omnisend. Email marketing campaigns were particularly successful on Black Friday, with over 40% of the whole weekend’s campaigns being sent that day, profiting …

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GAME to exclusively sell YOYOTech gaming PCs

GAME Digital has partnered with YOYOTech to exclusively sell the award-winning manufacturer’s premium PC range online and in-store. PC gaming enthusiasts and beginners alike will be able to get their hands on YOYOTech’s Warbird PCs from GAME stores, as well as its GAME Digital online store. From entry-level PCs starting …

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Brands ‘overestimate the patience of online shoppers’

40% of direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands mistakenly think it’s okay to have three or more ‘friction points’ in a customer buying journey, according to new research from Brightpearl, which warns this overestimation of patience could be setting them up for failure. The retail ERP platform looked closely at the most common …

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For the first time ever, Cyber Monday sees more discounts than Black Friday

The volume of discounts available today (Cyber Monday) is 4% higher than it was on Black Friday, according to a report from LovetheSales.com. Historically, this has never happened. In 2016 and 2017 we saw a slight decrease in the availability of discounts on Cyber Monday, compared to Black Friday. Despite …

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Kaspersky’s top tips for staying safe online during Cyber Monday

Banking Trojans are actively targeting online users of popular consumer brands this Cyber Monday, according to new research from Kaspersky Lab. The security firm detected 9.2 million attempted attacks by the end of Q3, 2018, compared to 11.2 million for the whole of 2017, with detections for one malware family …

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UK tech channel already reporting ‘record-breaking’ Black Friday results

Some retailers and tech companies have already revealed the impact Black Friday is having on their businesses, despite the event only officially starting today. Reports have emerged that online retail giant Amazon is seeing record levels of UK shoppers. As of mid-morning today (Friday), Amazon has seen customers in the …

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51% of all products are currently discounted as more UK retailers than ever before take part in Black Friday

Black Friday is finally upon us, and the latest stats reveal that a whopping 72% MORE retailers in the UK are taking part this year. The report from retail sales aggregator LovetheSales.com shows that more stores than ever before are taking part in Black Friday, with retailers that have previously …

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Amazon accidentally exposes customer names and emails during Black Friday sales

A number of Amazon customers woke up to an email from the retail giant this morning apologising for accidentally exposing their names and email addresses. The email stated that the company "inadvertently disclosed your name and email address due to a technical error." Amazon has since released a statement saying …

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68% of shoppers say they usually find better bargains online

Taking to the high streets to take advantage of the current holiday deals can cause stress levels rise for many shoppers according to research from online loyalty programme Rakuten.co.uk. The research has found that more than a quarter (28%) of the customers it surveyed feel stressed when it comes to …

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