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Game gives Sports Direct green light on £52m takeover

Game Digital has agreed to the proposed £52 million take over from retail tycoon Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct. It seems Game has somewhat begrudgingly accepted the offer after struggling to cope struggling in the marketplace. In a statement to the stock market, Game admitted that it had “little choice but …

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Dixons Carphone profits down £259m

Dixons Carphone has posted its preliminary results for the 12 months to 27th April 2019, reveal a statutory loss before tax of £259 million, compared to its pre-tax profit of £289m last year. “The past year has seen us keep our promises to investors, delivering around £300 million of headline …

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UK shoppers trust retailers with more than 30 positive online reviews

Almost a third of British shoppers have left a negative review online, with nearly seven in 10 having done so in the last year, according to a new report from Brightpearl. The survey, which spoke to 2,000 Brits, found that 76% of those surveyed will also share a negative retail …

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Rising to the e-commerce challenge

Listen to any podcast or scroll through a popular social media site and it won’t be long until you see or hear an advert from the likes of Squarespace, Shopify or WooCommerce (amongst many others) outlining just how easy it is to set up an online shop and get selling …

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The future is now: The latest development in AR and VR

From training retail workers and increasing warehouse safety to making gaming more immersive, the advancements in augmented and virtual reality are seeping into many corners of our lives. Whether it’s for work or pleasure, there’s no doubt that at some point you’ll be interacting with augmented software or even donning …

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Dealer Discussion: How can indies maximise their exposure?

What’s the best way for independent retailers and service providers to get their name out there? Industry community Tech For Techs asks its members what works for them. PETER WHITEHOUSE, SCANSTATION COMPUTERS “For our consumer customers we still do print advertising in the small directory magazines. We had great success …

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Why retailers need to embrace constant change

Kevin Murray, Managing Director at Greenlight Commerce, offers up his tips for future proofing your retail business… In today’s competitive landscape, modern businesses thrive or fail due to their reputations. Poor customer experience is enough to make a shopper abandon their cart and move directly to that retailer’s closest rival, …

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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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