Category Archives: Industry Trends

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: PCA Predict’s Fixing Failed Deliveries report found that 49% of consumers would shop […]

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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 […]

Analysis: Why Google’s New Marketplace is Amazon’s First Serious Competitor (Ever)

Written by Matt Warren • 24th April 2018

Google is about to change the game when it comes to buying products online. And it’s going to be huge for retailers. The search giant recently announced the launch of Shopping Actions. An attempt to radically improve the way people shop on Google – and help level the playing field against Amazon. That sounds like […]

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Retail Marketing Calendar 2018: Key Dates & Some Killer Campaigns

Written by Mike Glover • 27th November 2017

Preparation is crucial for making 2018 your best year ever as a retailer. A last minute promotion the night before a major event is a surefire way to failure. And then watching your competitors crush it with a killer strategy they outlined months ago can be soul destroying. Knowing the essential retail dates ahead of […]

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8 Best Shopify Themes for 2018 (And How to Choose One For Your Store)

Written by Mike Glover • 16th November 2017

A killer Shopify theme can make or break any ecommerce store. Get it right and you’ll see sales go through the roof. While picking a dud could see you land flat on your face. But with so many different themes available, it can be a nightmare finding the perfect one for your Shopify business. Don’t worry […]

3 Steps to Building an Augmented Reality App for Your Ecommerce Brand

Written by Mike Glover • 8th September 2017

Augmented Reality sounds like something you may only hear about in a science fiction movie. But it’s here. And it’s going to be big for online retailers. A huge player in this is Apple. They’re set to announce the update to their operating system for iPhones and iPads to iOS 11 this week. Related Articles: […]

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Ecommerce Fraud Prevention: How to Protect your Store from Cyberthreats

Written by Beth Kotz • 19th April 2017

  With a majority of Americans now preferring to shop online and most adults making an online purchase at least once every month, there’s no question that e-commerce has experienced a period of explosive growth in recent years. Unfortunately, that growth has also made ecommerce a popular target for fraudsters and other criminals. If you […]

Google PLA for Retailers

How Google’s removal of Text Ads affects Retailers

Written by Matt Warren • 26th September 2016

After much speculation, Google has confirmed that all text ads will be removed from the right hand side of the search engine results page. These will now be replaced with PLAs/Google Shopping ads and this will roll out on all desktop searches. So what is happening to text ads? Google is replicating what you currently […]

6 ways to rule Amazon Prime Day 2016

Written by Richard Protheroe • 8th July 2016

It’s Amazon Prime Day 2016 on Tuesday 12th July! So let’s get the bad stuff out the way initially. To say 2015’s Amazon Prime Day fell short with Prime customers may be something of an understatement. Many suggesting that Amazon’s selection of sales was underwhelming. ThinkHeroPro mocked the failings very well in this video. Amazon Prime […]