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PPRO launches in-depth guide to local payment methods

Cross-border e-payment specialist PPRO has announced its new and improved Payment Almanac 2.0, which is now available both online and in-print for PPRO’s customers and partners. The new and updated Almanac is the most complete guide to the complex and evolving world of local payment methods. Listing and contextualising 450 …

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Almost half of online shopping is done on mobile devices

Despite online shopping brings convenience to people’s lives, there are a number of challenge retailers are faced with when it comes the changing way consumers shop. Picodi.com analysed data over the past year to find out just how Brits are shopping online. The results revealed that mobile commerce is booming …

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It’s time for brands to prioritise the happiness of millennial shoppers

Derek O’Carroll, CEO of Brightpearl, looks at why brands must work harder than ever before to attract buyers and to encourage repeat purchases, particularly from the younger demographic. We now exist in a world where technological innovation is empowering customers to expect more from the brands they deal with, to …

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Smartphone becomes the dominant device for online shopping in the UK

Shopper are now spending more money through their smartphones when accessing UK retail sites than on desktop or tablet – according to new data from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. In Q4 2018/19, which covers the traditional Christmas retail quarter of Nov, Dec, and Jan, the share of sales …

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Smarter shopping: Is this the year we see a drastic change in the way we spend money in-store?

With the evolution of the internet and the popularisation of smartphones, the retail industry has seen a massive shift in the way consumers pay for goods. While contactless payments aren’t exactly new, there continues to be interesting innovations in the space. And with it being possible to stick an NFC …

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Online and offline needs to work in harmony to create a better retail experience for everyone

In the ever evolving retail sector it can be challenging to forecast what’s ahead, but one thing for certain is that digital transformation will play a large part in securing the future of retailers. Here’s what I believe is in store for retail in 2019: Multichannel innovation Retailers are already …

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B-Stock urges retailers to utilise technology to improve the cost of soaring returns

B-Stock is urging retailers and distribution centres to utilise technology and data to improve the reverse supply chain process. With CBRE reporting that 30% of online purchases were sent back last year with ecommerce returns expected to rise 15% year-on-year, the sheer volume of returns can be overwhelming for the …

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Canadian retailer Sunrise Records could save HMV

Canadian music retailer Sunrise Records has joined the race to save HMV from going under. The company previously took over 70 HMV stores in Canada back in 2017 when the chain went bust there. According to MCV, it is currently unclear what the bid details are, or how many of …

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Why retailers need a unified approach to inventory

Despite media coverage painting a bleak picture of the retail industry, consumers are spending just as much as always, and online retail in particular has seen a 16.8% year-on-year growth. It’s true that the industry has its challenges, but opportunities do exist to succeed if retailers take the right approach. …

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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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