Three in four UK adults look for cash rewards before buying, survey finds

Research highlights challenges in rolling out an inventive programme London, 16 August, 2017: Three in four Britons (75.8%) say they research cash rewards or incentives ahead of purchasing a home or garden appliance. However, a third of the UK said they had been put off taking advantage of an incentive or gift with purchase because of complexity. These are the results of a study conducted by 360insights, which surveyed 1,000 UK adults. The survey findings reveal the power of cash rewards in boosting sales but only if businesses are able…

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Postmobile deploys ASPIDER-NGI MVNE Solutions for Care

Postmobile releases enhanced self-care platform to support easy-to-use prepaid mobile phone services through Ireland’s largest retail network. The Netherlands and Dublin, July 21, 2017: ASPIDER-NGI, a leading provider of MVNE, IoT, eSIM and content solutions, today announced the supply of advanced self-care functions for Postmobile: the low cost, easy to use prepaid mobile phone services available through An Post, Ireland’s largest retail network. The new self-care application provides features making Postmobile even easier to use.  Postmobile customers can now do top-ups without registering, change price plans, or get access to…

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75 percent of British Adults Admit Purchase Decisions Changed by Rewards

Study finds point of sale decisions can swayed by right incentive 10 July, 2017, London: 75 percent of British consumers admit that the right reward or incentive could shift their final purchase decision to buy from a competing brand at the point of sale. The independent study of 1,000 British adults, commissioned by 360insights, also found that appealing incentive or rewards have driven 30 percent to buy a product of lower quality and 33 percent to buy a more expensive product. The report also found that brand loyalty could be bought,…

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Five ways to win at sale shopping

Amazon Prime Day is the first of the flash sales days this year taking place on 11th July. A warm up for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday carnage, some might say. The foundation of all great sale shopping is to compare prices between different shops. A time consuming process if you’re going into one shop followed by another, but the birth of the internet and ecommerce has made this extremely easy. Follow these five top tops from PriceSpy to ensure you’re a winner during this year’s sales: Check out the competition…

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More than two thirds of SME retailers feel bullish about UK trading conditions according to latest Shutl research

Levelling playing field with cost effective and smarter delivery options lets SMEs take on the larger online retailers London, 3rd July 2017. Independent research commissioned by Shutl, the platform that gives people control over their deliveries, has found SME retailers to be positive about trading conditions during 2017 and into 2018. Of the 500 SME business owners surveyed, nearly two thirds felt their business would be in a stronger position by Spring 2018, with a third citing smarter and better delivery options for smaller sellers as key to that success….

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New E-commerce fulfilment survey finds evidence of retailer growing pains

Business is booming for online retailers but only half are happy with their fulfilment operations London – 19 June 2017: Business is booming for e-commerce retailers according to a new global* market study announced today by Peoplevox, a leading expert e-commerce Warehouse Management System (WMS) provider. Peoplevox’s “The 2017 E-Commerce Fulfilment Report” found sales of 82% of the e-commerce and multichannel businesses taking part had increased in 2016, with only 6% reporting a decrease in orders. While many voiced concerns over increasing competition, Brexit and currency fluctuations, the majority (88%)…

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Three quarters of fashion retailers will invest in artificial intelligence over the next 24 months

Drive to transform online sale performance will see AI investment focus on ‘online merchandising’ and personalisation to deliver ‘real time relevance’ Two separate research studies, funded by Apptus and carried out by IMRG and Hive, have found that fashion retailers are planning significant investment in artificial intelligence (AI) over the next two years, as they seek to deliver the ‘real time relevant’ customer experiences that are vital to improving sales performance. An IMRG Benchmark study found that: 52% will invest in AI for online merchandising in the next 12 month…

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New Retail Industry Podcast Launches

The first episode of The Retail Exchange, a new retail podcast series that throws a spotlight on key issues affecting instore performance, with insight and opinion from senior figures from within the industry, is now available to download: http://www.theretailexchange.co.uk/. Hosted by former-BBC journalist and broadcaster Declan Curry, episode one of The Retail Exchange is titled ‘Stores of the Future 2.0’ – featuring an experienced panel of leading retail professionals, including: Karl McKeever, founder of retail transformation agency Visual Thinking Paul West, strategy director at design agency, Dalziel and Pow James…

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Retail Management software provider Vend demonstrates Star Micronics’ Digital Receipting Solution on Stand 310 at RBTE 2017, Olympia

High Wycombe, UK, 4 May 2017: Star Micronics, leading provider of point of sale hardware and proof of transaction technology, is working with world-leading retail management software provider Vend to bring the digital receipt revolution to its retailers at no extra cost. Vend will be demonstrating this solution on the Star Stand 310 at RBTE 2017 (8 – 9 May, Olympia, London). Star Cloud Services’ suite of digital receipt and customer engagement tools is free to all retailers using Star Micronics’ printer peripherals with Vend’s sophisticated POS and inventory management…

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Star Micronics demonstrates latest innovations in POS and mPOS with 17 Software Partners at RBTE 2017, Olympia

High Wycombe, UK, 4 May 2017: At RBTE 2017 (8 – 9 May, Olympia, London), international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics announces that it will be demonstrating its latest traditional POS and mPOS innovations with 17 software partners and 5 hardware partners on Stand 310. The large number and range of partners on the stand offering solutions for retailers of all sizes is not only due to Star’s extensive product portfolio but also its integration software support. Providing Cloud connectivity at every level alongside the only USB printer on the…

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