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ParcelHero predicts a “Christmas crush” with 3 “Super Saturdays” before Christmas

The final Saturday before Christmas has become known as ‘Super Saturday’ as Christmas shopping, both in store and online, reaches a crescendo.  A quirk of the calendar means that December 2019, for the first time in four years, has just three Saturdays rather than four, before Christmas. That will turn …

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Black Friday: “The retailers who came out on top were as smart as their customers”

With the dust settling on another record-breaking Black Friday, Bloomreach data suggests that consumers were eager to get their Christmas presents early this year. Based on this year’s data, Bloomreach discovered the most popular shopping times in the UK, with 28% of shoppers hunting for bargains during their mid-morning work hours …

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Online safety key to attracting consumer spend on Cyber Monday

The latest KPMG research has found that over half of British consumers (55%) say they would be less likely to use an online retailer over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend if they knew it had been previously hacked and/or suffered a data breach. Comparatively, female consumers demonstrated a …

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Black Friday: Retailers must prioritise security as record-breaking sales shift online

Today marks the biggest sales event on the retail calendar, Black Friday, with 2019 set to break records. Black Friday – originally a one day in-store event with its online counterpart on Cyber Monday – has experienced a colossal shift to online in order to meet changing consumer habits and appetite for convenience. Since …

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Can collaborative retail save our high streets? Consumers urge independent retailers to merge to survive

New research from Gekko has revealed that 73% of UK consumers think independent retailers should collaborate. The ‘Collaborative Retail’ report features comments from over 2,000 UK adults, and has found that many believe independent retailers should “think creatively and work together” to avoid going to the wall and revitalise beleaguered …

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Preparation is the new Black (Friday): Advice from tech experts on preventing website crashes

On Thanksgiving weekend every year, millions of shoppers take to the internet to ‘online-shop’ for the best deals on products and services, from lipsticks to insurance policies. The high volume of web traffic on companies’ websites is a recipe for causing all manner of problems – take Amazon’s website crash …

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Three steps to “digital brandformance” for the golden quarter and beyond

Laurent Quatrefages, Co-founder and CEO, Swaven, highlights the importance of brands adopting a ‘brandformance’ strategy and the three main steps involved to overcome Q4 pressures. The last three months of the year are critical for so many companies. eMarketer has defined November and December as the most crucial sales periods …

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Homepage improvements: How retailers can boost website sales during Black Friday

Last year, Black Friday was yet another record-breaking shopping event. Barclaycard reported that transactions were up 10% year-on-year by 3pm on Black Friday itself, and Springboard reported that online sales had reached a 46% year-on-year increase by just 4pm. However, sales started way before then, with retailers disclosing deals over …

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Click and Regret: How physical retail can encourage more mindful purchases

With Brits wasting over half a billion pounds every year online on unwanted goods, Gekko’s Daniel Todaro looks at why shoppers should be more mindful before they buy online, and support their local businesses offline. Since it really took off in 2014, the success of Black Friday in the UK …

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Retailers reluctant to jump on Singles Day shopping event

In recent years, the Singles Day shopping event has caught on rapidly in the UK, but could its clash with Remembrance Day be causing many retailers to remain reluctant to endorse it? “Singles Day, which really took off in China on 11th of the 11th, 2011, was initially created by …

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