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How SD-WAN is transforming retail

Michael Cabra, Senior Product Manager at Cybera, looks at why retailers of all sizes should be investing in technologies such as SD-WAN. When it comes to shopping in-store, today’s consumers expect a truly connected experience that lets them switch between physical and digital channels – without missing a beat. Little …

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Dixons Carphone to close 531 UK stores on 3rd April, causing 2,900 redundancies

Britain’s biggest electrical and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone has announced that it will close 531 standalone stores to “focus on selling mobile devices and connectivity through its shop-in-shops in 305 big Currys PCWorld stores and online”. The small standalone stores, representing 8% of Dixons Carphone’s total UK selling space, …

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Positive January sales could be a turning point for the high street

Over the past couple of years it has been difficult to weed out the positive news about the state of the UK high streets, as most headlines have been occupied by the words like “Brexit”, “Negotiations”, “Uncertainty” and so on. While we’re still working out the exact details of the …

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20 years on from the dot-com crash: What has commerce learnt?

Today (10th March) marks 20 years since the dot-com crash – the day the markets peaked and subsequently fell sharply. But what caused it and how can another be prevented? Brad Soo, Product Manager at commercetools, discusses. The dot-com crash was facilitated by a combination of poor digital customer experience and …

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The uberisation of retail

Jeff Manning, EVP of Worldwide Sales at Cybera, looks at how retailers are thriving and surviving in an era when digital disruption has become the norm. Digital transformation is impacting every industry in radical ways. Today’s customers now acquire products and consume services in multiple channels and nowhere is this …

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Dealer Discussion: How has piracy affected your business?

This month, Tech For Techs’ members discuss their thoughts on pirated software and how it has affected their businesses. RICH FORTH, PHASE 4 COMPUTERS “Piracy is definitely an issue for us. On a daily basis we see customers questioning our prices for software, for instance Windows 10 Home, we sell …

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2020 will be a smarter year for retail

Gekko Field Marketing’s MD Daniel Todaro looks at how smart tech is set to make a big impact across the retail channel this year. We know that smart home technology has revolutionised the way we live at home and according to PWC’s recent white paper, Connected Home 2.0, £10.8bn will …

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Dealer Discussion: What plans do you have for your business in 2020?

In our latest Dealer Discussion, Tech For Techs asks its retailer, reseller and service provider members whether they are planning to expand their offerings, become more specialised or introduce new service in 2020. CAROLINE HOWELL – PUTERTUTOR COMPUTER SERVICES “My aim for 2020 is that I want my business to …

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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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