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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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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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