New Study: Mobile Phones Are Driving 56% of Festive Online Fashion Sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 were 36% Bigger for Online Fashion Retail than 2017 New Nosto Research Reveals Consumers are growing more comfortable buying fashion items on their phones reveals new Black Friday and Cyber Monday data from AI-powered retail personalisation platform, Nosto. And for fashion retailers, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 were 36% bigger than last year. Nosto’s analysis of millions of visits to fashion sites globally suggests mobile accounted for 71% of traffic and 56% of sales revenue (up from 64% of traffic and 50% of…

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One in three Brits are struggling to afford Christmas!

Over two-thirds of consumers would consider selling heirlooms to help fund the festive season The majority (65 per cent) of owners would consider selling their antiques and heirlooms to help generate extra cash during Christmas. This is according to new research carried out by WhereToSell.co.uk. The survey of over 1,900 consumers in the UK, found that with Christmas less than a month away the financial burdens placed on consumers are taking its toll. Almost 40 per cent of Brits are concerned about how they will afford Christmas this year; and…

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‘Time to get ahead of the returns game’ says B-Stock

‘It’s time to start thinking seriously about the return value in consumer electronics’. That’s the message from returns and overstock specialists B-Stock as the annual flurry of video games released for Autumn and Christmas takes place. Ben Whitaker, Director EMEA at B-Stock, suggests that looking into the value of such products could well be a way to invigorate retailers, both those based in traditional brick and mortar stores and those using eCommerce platforms. Whitaker said: “A stark fact revealed recently by the Retail Gazette suggests returned goods are costing retailers…

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Nosto and Knomo bag AI and personalisation wins at the eCommerce Awards for Excellence

Nosto’s AI-powered personalisation solution for bag and tech accessories retail brand Knomo has been recognised as a double-winner in the eCommerce Awards for Excellence 2018. It was honoured with both the ‘Best use of AI’ and ‘Best use of Personalisation’ awards at the annual online retail industry event. The winning solution, which was implemented in partnership with the ecommerce team at Knomo, relies on Nosto’s AI analysing visitors’ online behaviour to personalise the shopping experience. It does this by delivering the most relevant real-time product recommendations and pop-ups to Knomo’s…

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Digital Marketing & eCommerce M&A volumes and values rebound in the fight for consumer attention and spend

London, UK – 7 September 2018 – As Amazon hits a trillion dollar valuation, Hampleton Partners’ latest M&A Market Reports on e-Commerce and Digital Marketing reveal that the number of deals in both sectors is rebounding after the slowdown which started in Q2 2017. Associated transaction values are rocketing to the near record-peaks achieved in Q4 2015. This rebound is emblematic of established retailers and online players buying-out competitors or snapping-up individual online retail niches and e-Commerce capabilities. With competition intensifying, such strategic deals are enabling them to re-position in…

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New AI-based ecommerce personalisation tech helps golf retailer increase online order values by 18%

Function18 doubles on-site engagement and makes visitors 1.3x more likely to buy with newly launched Nosto technology that delivers a ‘personalised store to every customer’   Function18.com, which sells golf clothing from top sports brands such as Nike and Adidas, has seen an 18% increase in average order values while doubling page views and time-on-site with new AI-powered personalisation technology from Nosto. The newly launched technology can automatically personalise every element on a retail site from the navigation bar, banners, videos and Call To Actions (CTAs), to logos – for…

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InternetRetailing Expo and eDelivery Expo mark a successful eighth year bringing a record number of retailers and technology vendors together for two days of networking and industry insights

LONDON, April 4th 2018: Five thousand trailblazers from the world of digital, retail and delivery descended on Birmingham’s NEC last week for the eighth annual InternetRetailing Expo (IRX) and eDelivery Expo (EDX). From the IRUK Top500 to SMEs, attendees were treated to thought-provoking discussions on the future of the retail space from ecommerce titans such as Made.com and Google, alongside high-street mainstays like John Lewis and Sainsbury’s Argos. Mobile, payments, innovation and the final mile, no retail and delivery stone was left unturned, and it was all wrapped in the…

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Bunzl Australasia Launches B2B Web Shop with Intershop

Outsourcing Services becomes first Bunzl business unit with consistent B2B and B2C online customer experience Tablet devices used as sales productivity tool for account managers Online product set to rise from 9,000 to 30,000 Jena, Germany, 22 August 2017 – Bunzl Australasia Limited has launched its first B2B web shop with the help of Intershop. The Bunzl Outsourcing Services (BOS) business unit distributes a wide range of products to a just as diverse range of businesses including food service, hospitality, and healthcare. The new Intershop-based e-commerce platform is designed to…

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Retailer Alert: the EU data privacy landscape has already changed!

Don’t put off learning about GDPR as you need time to act before enforcement commences- the changes are significant, as are the risks from inaction With less than a year to go before organisations which process, use or exchange consumers’ personal data within the EU need to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), eCommerce systems integrator Tryzens has highlighted how this new directive will impact retailers, and what key steps brands will need to take to mitigate the impact when the regulation becomes enforced from 25th May…

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Parcelhub Releases WooCommerce Shipping Integration

NOTTINGHAM – 4th JULY 2017: Parcelhub, a provider of eCommerce shipping and customer service solutions, develops direct integration with world’s favourite order management platform. Parcelhub offers shippers of both B2C and B2B parcels the ability to deploy free integrated software, enabling them to acquire shipping rates based on the shared, co-operative volumes of all other shippers using the solution. In financial year 2016/17, Parcelhub distributed more than 4.5 million parcels on behalf of hundreds of retailers and wholesalers, via its range of carrier partners, with overall parcel volumes increasing 41%…

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