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Why Working from Home Isn't a Bad Thing

Although more people are working from home than ever before, there’s still a stigma attached to admitting that you start and end your working day in your pyjamas. Go figure. But the struggles don’t stop there. At times, comments are…
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Instagram Lets Retailers Test Shopping Features In E-commerce Push

Instagram is testing new features that will enable brands to share posts that include more product information with the aim of getting more consumers to buy products they see on the image-sharing site. The test, only available to Apple…

One-Fifth Of UK Christmas Season Retail Sales Will Be Digital this Year.

During the core holiday shopping period of November and December 2016, UK retail e-commerce sales will reach an estimated £16.90 billion ($28.83 billion) and 20.3% of all holiday season retail sales, up from £14.65 billion ($22.39 billion)…

UK E-Commerce SMEs Plan To Boost Marketing Spend

Two-thirds (67 percent) of UK small businesses in e-commerce plan to increase marketing spend in the next financial year and most plan to increase the proportion spent on digital channels. However, the majority do not seek professional…

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Online Retail Forever

Artificial intelligence is all around us, from searching on Google to what news you see on social media to using Siri. And with the momentum around AI growing every day, it’s not surprising that some of the most innovative retail sites have…

6 Signs It's Time to Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship isn’t easy. It’s risky, it’s stressful and the success rate for new businesses really isn’t all that encouraging. So, why do people become entrepreneurs? Usually, it’s because we find that simply working a job just…

72% of UK Consumers Shop More If Same-Day Delivery Is Possible

‘72% of UK consumers shop more if same-day delivery is possible’ Consumers in the UK are spending 5.77 billion euros less with their favourite high street retailers online than they would have if there were more delivery options.…

UK Growth Forecast Cut By BCC After Brexit

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has slashed its growth forecast for the UK in the light of the Brexit vote. It now expects the UK to grow 1.8% this year, down from its March estimate of 2.2%, and by 1% in 2017 compared with its original…

3 Tips for Winning the Loyalty of Your Customers

1. Forget spray & pray. If you’ve had success in driving new customers to your business, chances are you already know quite a bit about them, including where they came from -- referring website, social media platform, search engine,…

UK E-Commerce: Highest Growth Since November 2014

Online retail sales in the United Kingdom increased by 18.7 percent in July, compared to the same period last year. That’s the strongest performance since November 2014. The month-on-month performance of the British ecommerce industry remained…