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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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Cybera and Apex aim to accelerate time-to-profit for retailers

Cybera has partnered with Apex Supply Chain Technologies to deliver a new global solution designed to help “streamline the digital transformation of the retail space”. Cybera says the partnership delivers a clear path to the transformation of digital commerce at the network edge, bringing additional options to the growing ecosystem …

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Dealer Discussion: What impact has the smart tech sector had on your business?

As we see more and more smart home products enter the market, what impact are they having on tech retailers and resellers? Are customers going to them directly for new smart tech, or is the sector providing new opportunities for those in the business of setting up and repairing gear? …

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In My Team: BT Shop

BT Shop – the retail arm of BT – discusses the growth of its smart home offerings and how it has used extensive customer feedback to recommend the perfect products for any connect home setup. Can you tell us a bit about BT Shop’s history and what it specialises in? …

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5G in retail: buzzword or opportunity?

Kevin Murray, Managing Director of Greenlight Commerce, reveals what the retail industry can expect to see from the 5G revolution. 5G is the latest advancement in the technology industry, promising to bring improvements in connectivity and completely revolutionise business processes. With the majority of the main carriers in the UK …

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“Retailers need to evaluate the purpose of their physical stores”: UK high streets hit highest vacancy rate in 5 years

New research from LDC has found that nearly 12% of UK shopping locations were empty in the first half of 2019, indicating the we’ve now hit the highest number of empty outlets in the past five years across high streets, shopping centres and retail parks. LDC’s review of more than …

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John Lewis reports £26m loss due to “subdued consumer confidence”

John Lewis’s half-year report has revealed a pre-tax loss of £25.9 million, compared to a profit of £0.8m this time last year. The retailer blamed “difficult” trading conditions, which were not helped by “subdued consumer confidence”, for a large portion of the loss. “The re-drawing of the UK retail landscape …

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Dixons Carphone reports 10% drop in mobile sales

Dixons Carphone has released a trading update for 13 weeks ended 27th July, revealing a slump in mobile sales. The retailer saw electrical like-for-like revenue up 2% in UK and Ireland, with strong performance in white goods, tablets and gaming; offset by small declines in large screen TVs against World …

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