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With Magento 1 coming to the end of its life, eCommerce websites will soon have to change.

Magento 1: Where Next?

By Admin | June 12, 2019

The countdown to the end of Magento 1 is well and truly on. At the time of writing, there’s a year remaining before Magento 1 stops being supported. Without frequent support, Magento 1 stops being a responsible platform for an eCommerce company to use. No troubleshooting, no security patches, no guarantee it will continue to…

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New initiatives like the Amazon Credit Builder will increase eCommerce market size.

AmazonWatch: Amazon Credit Builder

By Admin | June 11, 2019

Amazon first issued a credit card to interested customers some years ago. There are a range of ‘loyalty’ branded credit cards available now, and a new one is being trialled in the US. So far, this isn’t really news – but the purpose of the card might be. Known as the Amazon Credit Builder, it’s…

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The purpose of stock control is simple, but crucial to business success.

The Purpose of Stock Control

By Admin | June 10, 2019

What is the Purpose of Stock Control? If your business deals with physical products, you need stock to be able to sell. The purpose of stock control is to make sure you always have enough stock for your customers, while limiting the amount spent on storing and buying in stock. On that level, stock control…

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Online Grocery Growth Predicted to Explode

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 1-7 June 2019

By Admin | June 7, 2019

This week, the biggest eCommerce news is all underlining trends for the future – so be prepared, both as a retailer and as an online customer. In our news roundup this week: Consumer Goods Forum Report on Online Grocery Growth Dietary Requirements Filters Growing More Common PayPal Launches Commerce Platform Will EU’s SCA Cost Billions…

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What are stock control procedures and whey should you be paying more attention to them?

What Are Stock Control Procedures?

By Admin | June 6, 2019

Stock control is a term for any and all procedures involved in monitoring and managing the amount of stock in your business at any given time. For almost all businesses which use stock, stock is their single largest investment. This makes efficient stock control vital to your company’s success. Developing your stock control procedures involves…

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What is Amazon Clicks & Mortar?

AmazonWatch: Clicks & Mortar

By Admin | June 4, 2019

A year-long trial program is bringing Amazon into the UK high street. Dubbed ‘Clicks & Mortar’, the system is looking to bring together ‘the best elements of online and high street retail’ according to Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones. And the first store is already open – it launched yesterday on St Mary’s Gate in…

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Uber applies for delivery drone permissions

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 25-31 May 2019

By Admin | May 31, 2019

In the news this week: Uber Gets into Drone Delivery Game IKEA’s New Virtual Reality App Set for Launch £400 Million Public Sector Deal with Amazon Announced Amazon Echo Show 5 May Change the Game Amazon Cuts Back Further on Smaller Vendors Uber Gets into Drone Delivery Game Uber has been experimenting with money-making opportunities…

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What do you need to know when using SKUs for eCommerce?

One SKU Fits All: The OmniSKU

By Admin | May 29, 2019

Stock Keeping Units, or SKUs, are a vital part of retail for any company that: Sells more than one product (including colour or size variations), OR Sells on a marketplace alongside other vendors (including Amazon, eBay, etc.) Each individual product variation has a SKU assigned. These are used to identify the product – so Amazon…

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The Google Partners Growth Summit, a second Royal Mail daily delivery, and more in our round-up of eCommerce news.

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 18-24 May 2019

By Admin | May 24, 2019

This week, the stories we’re looking at include: Google Partners Growth Summit EMEA Hosted in London Royal Mail Brings Back Second Daily Delivery PayPal Lays Plans for Expansion Once eBay Divorce is Over eBay Managed Payments Increases Fees Ford’s Plans for “Last 50 Feet” Delivery Automation Louis Vuitton Uses Blockchain to Fight Counterfeiting Google Partners…

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Which types of inventory are seen here? Knowing how to break your inventory down could be the key to efficient management.

Types of Inventory in Stock Control

By Admin | May 22, 2019

Earlier in this inventory management series, we saw how important it is to have the right amount of a product in stock. Too much and you’re spending money you don’t have to. But too little could mean customers go elsewhere and you miss out. One tool used by many companies to help them pick out…

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For Royal Mail customers, the hunt for an alternative to NetDespatch is on.

Alternatives to NetDespatch

By Admin | May 20, 2019

On the 31st May this year, Royal Mail will be shutting down NetDespatch’s ability to print Royal Mail labels. This leads many to wonder what alternatives to NetDespatch are available. The third-party company was bought by the Royal Mail, but is now being phased out in favour of other in-house companies (or simply using Click…

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Is this man using the best inventory management software?

What Makes the Best Inventory Management Software?

By Admin | May 20, 2019

What Must the Best Inventory Management Software Have? Booking in stock. Receiving orders. Creating pick lists. Picking stock. Packing orders. Handling returns. Marking down damaged or out of date items. Raising purchase orders. These actions are at the core of warehouse operations. They form a key part of inventory management. But is that all you…

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