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Warehouse News Forecasts Picker Automation

Drone-operated warehouses may not be the future of warehouse automation, but is a robotic warehouse far away?

“There seems no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) looks set to transform robotic item picking into a reliable and affordable reality.” In their latest edition, Warehouse News has been looking at oncoming warehouse automation. In an increasingly competitive market, many industry leaders are backing research and trials for better automation. They have good reason, too.…

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What Are HS Codes (and Why Do They Matter)?

By April 2019, every package on all international shipping will be chasing electronic notifications with HS codes travelling ahead.

In one of our recent updates, we added HS code support. We’re well ahead of the April 2019 deadline when they will be required for international shipping. But isn’t it a little surprising for a system introduced in 1988 to make headlines three decades later? The Harmonized System The ‘HS’ in HS codes stands for…

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AmazonWatch: Slow Growth Forecasted

Amazon's growth in early 2019 isn't meeting analyst forecasts. What does this mean for you?

Months after Amazon’s market value broke the trillion-dollar barrier, immediately after a record performance for the holiday period, the firm has forecast reduced growth this quarter. Investor concerns have led to Amazon’s share price dropping by almost 5% during after-hours trading on the 31st. The price dropped from 1750 to a low of 1623.90 over…

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Top 5 Christmas Tips for Ecommerce Retailers

With less than 24hrs before the first Advent calendar windows will open, Christmas shopping has already begun. But if you haven’t yet updated your site for the Christmas period, don’t worry, there’s still time to make changes to help increase your conversion. We have complied a list of the top 5 tactics that won’t take…

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International Selling on Amazon & eBay

Selling internationally on Amazon and eBay does present difficulties for most UK sellers, but it would be short-sighted not to reap the rewards and benefits of trading across boarders just because it was a challenge. Expanding your market internationally can deliver sizeable growth opportunities, especially if you are an early adopter within your category. Amazon,…

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Choosing The Right Payment Gateway

A customers experience with a webshop’s checkout can seriously colour their opinion of the people they are buying from. This is why having the right payment gateway in place is imperative to avoiding abandoned carts. The added retention in revenue is probably a lot more than you would think.

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My eCommerce Predictions for 2017

If the world of eCommerce in 2017 progresses as quickly as 2016 we could be living in quite a different world by the time we sing Auld Lang Syne again. The space is flooded with new technology while the millennial customer’s disposable income increases. It’s actually incredibly exciting, while being a little bit scary at…

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A Review of Ecommerce in 2016

2016 may have been a horrendous year for celebrities but it was a defining year for eCommerce. A lot of trends materialised while predictions from as far back as 2012 came true. 2016 set the pace for the development of ecommerce and the speed was at breakneck level throughout. It seemed that only the best…

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Are you showing your Christmas cut off dates?

Thanks to a greater choice of delivery options, e-commerce retailers are now able to keep selling closer to Christmas day, but are you being upfront about delivery times? As we’re coming nearer to the end of the Christmas shopping season, many shoppers will be wanting to know whether they will be receiving their goods before…

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Could Drop Shipping Work for Your Business?

Tips on how to make drop shipping work for your global business. As more eCommerce takes products abroad, solutions are sought in how to minimise overheads and bypass the expensive exporting process. One way to ensure fulfilment is drop shipping, but there are cons as well as pros. The internet has allowed eTailers big and small…

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