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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…

Amazon gears up the IOT Market Sector for Christmas 2018

As Christmas 2018 fast approaches, yet again Amazon are not visibly taking a back seat in terms of the gadget market especially in their expansion of the IOT market sector.  Following Amazon’s past year’s success when their debut home assistant Alexa became a…

Shopping online statistics are up! Still plenty to do to improve customer experience

The Office for National Statistics demonstrated that shopping online rose by 15.3% over the past year. This marked as a record high of 18.2% of all retail sales and was up from 2013 when just £1 in £10 was spent online. Whilst this…

Amazon Prime is expanding through Amazon Dash & IOT

Back in 2016, we highlighted how Amazon’s 2015 Dash facility was offering Amazon prime customers a new and unique way to replenish and reorder products by pressing the Dash button! – http://www.crendoninsurance.co.uk/amazon-dash-and-internet-of-things/ Linked to their Amazon Prime account, the Wi-Fi enabled Dash can reorder…

Online Retail Business enjoys a continued growth

According to the Capgemini IMRG eRetail Sales Index, the online retail business sector has enjoyed a +16.8% (YoY) growth during the first half of 2018. This is great news for the online retail industry which faced extreme weather conditions in the early part…

Amazon retailer signs a pledge to remove dangerous items from selling pages

Four of the largest online retail stores, Amazon retailer, Ebay, Rakuten and Alibaba have recently signed a pledge with the European Commission to be more co-operative in removing dangerous items from their selling pages. Based on ‘suggested operational measures’ the pledge although not…