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Online Methods for Start Up Businesses

This month we are encouraging Start Up businesses who are in their early days of development, to look at a variety of online methods to promote and sell goods.  Employing a dedicated business can be a costly exercise especially when starting out and…

How IOT services could change the way we shop

2018 was the year that saw an explosion of IOT services and connected products in homes across the UK.  From managing lighting and heating temperatures or finding our favourite music, to making shopping lists and ordering goods, the introduction of IOT services and…

What is Wholesale Arbitrage?

Wholesale arbitrage is becoming increasingly popular to those online retail entrepreneurs who wish to sell specific brands online.  Some have become so successful, that they have made an extremely good career out of it! The process of wholesale arbitrage is where the buyer…

How GDPR has improved online retail advertising

Despite online retail demonstrating a slower growth towards the latter part of 2018, overall our trust grew in terms of how online brands use our data and how we integrate with online retail advertising. In a recent article by Marketingweek.com – Online retail,…

How Voice Recognition is changing the way we communicate

According to last year’s Smart Speaker report conducted by YouGov, within just one year the use of smart speakers in our UK homes has doubled from 1 in 20 to 1 in 10 with Amazon’s Alexa, Siri, and Google Voice being the most…

High Street Retail is in decline but new initiatives are being investigated

Since last year’s unfortunate closures of Toys R Us, Maplin and Poundworld, UK high street retail has continued its competitive struggle against their online retail counterparts and so the UK government has been investigating new initiatives to encourage the retail sector to become…

Building a lifestyle business

Welcome to the new revolution of the lifestyle business!  As the internet has revolutionised companies by offering the ability to streamline processes, cut out the ‘middle man’ and enable company owners and staff to work from home or away, so too have new…

Christmas Retail Promotions for 2018

YES! It’s that time of year again, when we start thinking about Christmas shopping and how we might also able to grab a bargain or two by taking advantage of the pre-Christmas retail promotions. Last year in 2017, saw online retail and ecommerce…

Omni-channel verses Multi-channel

UK shoppers now make 87% of their retail purchases online, which is an increase of 9% on last year’s figures according to the Royal Mail’s annual UK report.  As online retail continues to demonstrate further expansion, how businesses are embracing this is still…