Tag Archives: Retail

Urb-it partners with Fluent Commerce

Urb-it is partnering with order management platform Fluent Commerce to improve the omni-channel experience for their customers. Fluent Commerce’s technology will allow retailers to synchronise their inventory across distribution channels. Through this ability to fulfil from anywhere, retailers can not only increase sales, but also use their store networks as …

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Brightpearl selected to power Shopify’s lineup of retail hardware

Brightpearl has been selected in help develop Shopify’s collectionof retail hardware. Shopify is now employing Brightpearl’s retailer-first digital operations platform to automate and support the fulfillment and distribution of new hardware to merchants who are starting or expanding to brick-and-mortar retail. This partnership will enable businesses to seamlessly buy Shopify’s …

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OnBuy’s reports 800% sales boost due to Lockdown

OnBuy.com has reported an all-time record-breaking week with nearly 1.5 million users browsing its site, resulting in nearly £2.75 million in sales between November 1 and November 8. After just four years in operation, the UK-based eCommerce site is about to turn its attention to a global audience, rolling out …

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Christmas spending could drop by £9.6BN due to lockdown

Christmas spending is forecast to decrease by £9.674bn during the six weeks leading up to Christmas this year due to the impact of lockdown, according to a new report. The VoucherCodes.co.uk Shopping for Christmas 2020 report, carried out by the Centre for Retail Research (CRR), suggests that new restrictions meaning non-essential stores are closed …

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Go Instore launches free consultation service to support retailers

Go Instore is launching a free consultation service to help support retailers and advise on how they can make up for their lack of physical footfall with digital footfall while forced store closures are in place. The announcement comes as the UK enters a second national lockdown forcing all non-essential stores …

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School’s in for autumn!

As September welcomes in the new academic term, Gekko’s managing director, Daniel Todaro discusses a new approach to attracting ‘Back to school’ customers The back to school market was worth £1.7bn last year, according to GlobalData and it is a very lucrative time for brands that target children and parents …

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Tech Data unveils new UK team focused on supporting independent retailers

Distributor Tech Data has formed a new team to focus on supporting sales and providing specialist services to independent webstores and retailers.  The move is part of a continuing programme of investment designed to ensure all retailers can take advantage of the full range of resources that Tech Data makes available …

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Small business confidence bounces back as lockdown eases

The proportion of UK small businesses predicting growth has almost doubled in just three months – from 14% to 27% – giving one of the first tangible indications that the Government’s easing of lockdown is having a positive impact on a key area of the UK economy. The quarterly tracking …

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Retail will need to adjust to the commercial realities of Covid-19

Gekko Field Marketing’s MD, Daniel Todaro, discusses whether the Coronavirus will present the opportunity to re-appraise the retail experience and increase communities’ appreciation of the high street. So here we are amidst the most bizarre of situations that no one in their lifetime has experienced. There’s never been a global …

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Network Group highlights member success stories during COVID-19 crisis

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Network Group has set up weekly community calls to provide a forum for its members where they can share experiences and talk through the common challenges they face. The company has been providing networking and mentoring opportunities to its members for 26 years – …

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