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E-payment & Data Security, Tech

What Small Businesses Should Know Before Taking Payments Online

September 23, 2022

Via: Lightspeed

Small businesses just like yours are taking the plunge into ecommerce every day, by setting up simple online shops. If you’ve decided to make a push into online retail too, then figuring out how best to take online payments will […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Opening Your Ecommerce Store: What To Do Before Day One

September 23, 2022

Via: Lightspeed

The following checklist will help you to be prepared for your big moment. Your launch day is certainly a memorable one, full of both excitement and hard work. By ensuring that you are ready beforehand, you can reduce stress on […]


Suppliers

How Nike is attempting to replicate Amazon’s rapid delivery

September 20, 2022

Via: Charged

Nike is aiming to replicate Amazon’s rapid delivery model by connecting its complex network of stores, warehouses and technology as part of a strategy towards a more “connected inventory”. The sportswear giant‘s CEO, John Donahoe, talked about “connected inventory” in […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Online sales tumble for the 17th month in a row in August

September 20, 2022

Via: Charged

Online retail sales tumbled by -4.1% year-on-year (YoY) in August 2022, marking the 17th month in a row of negative growth since May 2021, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index. This decline reverses the positive progress seen […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Card payment expenditure climbs to over $42tn in 2021

September 20, 2022

Via: Charged

Card payment expenditure climbed over $42 trillion in 2021, marking a 23% rise, according to RBR. The rise came off the back of the world’s recovery from the effects of the pandemic, which had initially led to a fall in […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Analysis: Why Boots is embracing a marketplace model

September 16, 2022

Via: Charged

“Marketplace” seems to be the buzzword in ecommerce at the moment, and why not? The widespread success of the model is there for everybody to see, with marketplaces currently accounting for around 40% of the UK’s total online spend. Pureplay […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

4 Ways to Optimize Retail Media Ads

September 16, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

With 12 to 24 million online retail sites available worldwide, the growth of ecommerce has not happened in a vacuum. Brands are responding to the demand from consumers and the potential revenue to be made. It is estimated the ecommerce […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon to give away shipping software to merchants for free

September 16, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has announced that it will give ecommerce merchants free software for managing shoppers’ orders on and off its platform, as the retailer extends its reach. The company will be ending monthly fees for Veeqo, a shipping software firm it […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

Five Ways Ecommerce Retailers Can Sleep Well and Sell More This Black Friday

September 15, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Huge crowds, long lines and crazy stampedes are things of Black Fridays past. Nowadays, more and more shoppers are flocking to ecommerce sites for the best deals. In fact, global ecommerce sales are expected to top $5.5 trillion in 2022 […]


News & Trends

How ecommerce and delivery firms are preparing for the Queen’s funeral

September 14, 2022

Via: Charged

Several major UK ecommerce businesses and delivery firms have announced that they will be ceasing deliveries on Monday 19 September as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, which has now been declared a bank holiday. The government […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

How to Use TikTok for Your Ecommerce Business

September 13, 2022

Via: Lightspeed

TikTok is a social media app that allows users to create and share short videos with others on the app. Since the platform has been growing in popularity, you may be wondering if it is a good platform for you […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

How Shopify is betting on social commerce to increase growth

September 7, 2022

Via: Charged

When Charged sat down to chat to Shopify director of EMEA expansions and partnerships Deann Evans, she said was “really keen” to join the company in August 2021 on its “mission to help more and more merchants.” However since then, […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Alibaba launches ‘Super September’ B2B sales event

September 1, 2022

Via: Charged

Alibaba.com has announced the launch of ‘Super September’, its largest B2B sales event of the year. Super September will connect more than 40 million buyers and 200 thousand suppliers from around the world to help them discover new products, services, […]


Suppliers

Shoppers to shun online retailers who charge for returns

August 30, 2022

Via: Charged

Nearly half, 47%, of consumers wouldn’t shop with an online retailer that charges for online returns, according to a new report from PPM platform ROI Hunter. The research reveals that price is still the most important influencing factor in online […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Why Consumer Electronics E-tailers are Betting Big on Commerce Personalization

August 30, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Consumer electronics is a rather crowded space with a swarm of brands trying to make their presence felt in every category — from wearables to televisions and headphones to laptops. Unless a shopper knows exactly what they’re looking to buy, […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

How Retailers Can Prevent Buy Now Pay Later Fraud

August 29, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

Apple recently announced its big move into Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL). This new payment method will attract more purchases and allow customers to spread costs over several payments interest free, but buying now and paying later also attracts fraudsters […]


News & Trends

Retail Entrepreneurship: How to Buy a Business

August 19, 2022

Via: Lightspeed POS

If you’ve always dreamed of running your own store, but don’t know where to begin, buying an existing business may be the perfect solution for you. Purchasing a turn-key business means everything is already in place and you can focus […]


News & Trends

Online retail sales boost overall retail sector performance in July

August 19, 2022

Via: Charged

Online retail sales boosted the retail sector’s performance in July despite the cost-of-living crisis hitting consumers’ wallets. Retail sales volumes rose by 0.3% in July 2022 following a fall of 0.2% in June 2022 and are now 2.3% above their […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

How to Optimize Digital Customer Experiences

August 2, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

No matter the retail category, customers’ expectations for seamless experiences is greater than ever. According to Harvard Business Review, prior to COVID, the majority of retail shoppers (73%) were utilizing a multitude of digital and physical retail touchpoints during their […]


News & Trends

Amazon reassures Wall Street by posting strong revenue and guidance

July 29, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has reported strong revenue and guidance, reassuring Wall Street with an upbeat forecast for the remainder of the year. The company’s shares rose over 10% in after-hours trading after the company reined in costs and benefitted from an increased […]