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Does your business manage retail stock well?

How Do You Manage Retail Stock?

By Admin | July 2, 2019

What’s the Best Way to Manage Retail Stock? It can be hard to decide on the best way to manage retail stock for your business. One of the most common mistakes for a new retailer is to attempt to copy the system from any business the manager had worked at before. Usually, what made that…

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Amazon Prime Day is backed by a larger Amazon Air fleet

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 22-28 June 2019

By Admin | June 28, 2019

This week sees major retail drama around the Prime Day date, as well as big plans from Instagram, Shopify, and Asos. We’ll be looking at: Amazon Prime Day and eBay’s ‘Crash Sale’ Amazon Air Hits 70 Jets Asos Pushes Sustainability Fulfilled by Shopify? New Fulfilment Network Launched Instagram’s Retail Roadmap Laid Out Amazon Prime Day…

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Do you have dead stock piling up? We show you how to deal with excess stock.

How Do You Deal with Excess Stock?

By Admin | June 20, 2019

Your business is all but guaranteed to end up with excess inventory at some point. The only exceptions are purely digital companies and those that only drop-ship. And even they may overstock on items used internally! Why Do You Have Excess Stock? Obviously, excess stock isn’t something you set out to have. You want enough…

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Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra has been officially unveiled for a 2020 launch.

Facebook Cryptocurrency Libra Confirmed for 2020

By Admin | June 19, 2019

It seems to be a monthly occurrence at this point, but another major digital company is announcing major cryptocurrency news. Last month the speculation was all on eBay, but this time around it’s Facebook who have announced a new cryptocurrency to be called Libra. Libra will not technically be owned by Facebook, but it’s the…

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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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