Category Archives: Industry Trends

UK Coronavirus Lockdown: What it Means for Ecommerce

Written by Duncan La Barre • 24th March 2020

The UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that it is vital everyone “stays at home” to help limit the spread of coronavirus in the UK. But what does that mean for ecommerce? Can online retailers continue to operate? Are UK shipping carriers still delivering? And how long will a shutdown be enforced? With the […]

Magento Imagine 2019 Takeaways

3 Eye-Opening Takeaways From Magento Imagine 2019

Written by Robyn Potter • 22nd May 2019

Las Vegas – a place of excess, gambling and lots of bright lights. But last week it was home to Magento Imagine. And this year more than most, Magento had a lot of explaining to do: The merger with Adobe; The sunsetting of Magento 1; New features and keeping its heart in the mid-market. But […]

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5 Reasons a Solid Returns Strategy Should Be Your TOP Priority in 2019

Written by Mike Glover • 23rd January 2019

A solid returns strategy is more important than ever to ecommerce brands. Get it right and you’ll have customers for life. Yet the slightest slip up will instantly push potential customers straight to your competitors. Yes, returns can be expensive. In fact: Statista estimates that return deliveries will cost $550 billion in the US alone by […]

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[Infographic] The Omnichannel Opportunity: 15 Statistics Proving You Don’t Want to Miss Out

Written by Anwen Williams • 17th January 2019

The modern consumer demands convenience and a more unified experience – meaning a standard multichannel strategy simply isn’t enough anymore. People want to: Browse your catalogue in multiple places. Buy from any channel they like. Deliver or collect from wherever’s most convenient. Return anything they don’t want with minimal hassle. In short: they want omnichannel […]

Ecommerce SEO Trends 2019

5 Ecommerce SEO Trends Set to Dominate 2019

Written by Paul Thornton • 13th December 2018

SEO certainly has its fair share of skeptics claiming the practice is quickly dying – but this is far from reality. And the statistics back it up. BrightEdge’s 2017 Channel Performance Report found that: 51% of all website traffic comes from organic search. Over 40% of revenue is captured from organic traffic. Meaning the SEO techniques […]

Ecommerce Trends 2019

17 Experts Reveal the Ecommerce Trends Set to Fuel Serious Sales Growth in 2019

Written by Mike Glover • 6th December 2018

Update: For the latest trends, see our 2020 ecommerce trends post. Ecommerce is a fast-moving beast – and if you aren’t constantly moving with the times then your business will die. Kleiner Perkins’ Internet Trends 2018 Report found that: US ecommerce sales expanded 16% YoY to $450 billion in 2017; and the average consumer now […]

Omnichannel vs Multichannel

Omnichannel vs Multichannel: The Key Difference Every Retailer is Missing

Written by Matt Warren • 24th May 2018

Omnichannel is no doubt the future of commerce. And every retailer needs to be ready for it. In fact, consumers are already demanding a more integrated buying experience. With iVend’s Great Omnichannel Expectations Report finding that 57.5% of North American shoppers have used ‘click and collect’ services at least once. But there’s a world of […]

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6 Technologies About to Seriously Shake Up Ecommerce Delivery

Written by Dakota Murphey • 14th May 2018

New technology is vigorously pushing the boundaries of what’s achievable with ecommerce deliveries. The best retailers know how vital it is to get orders into customers’ hands as quickly as possible. And that even the smallest hiccup can be detrimental. In fact: Loqate’s Fixing Failed Deliveries report found that 49% of consumers would shop online […]

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Instagram to Become Next Major Marketplace with Launch of In-App Payments

Written by Mike Glover • 10th May 2018

Instagram have made yet more inroads into being a major commerce force. With users now able to make purchases directly inside the app. The feature has been quietly rolled out to a select few users (for now) in the US and UK. Giving them the opportunity to store payment details and make purchases right there in […]