Ecommerce

10 New Innovations In eCommerce

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

It should come as no surprise if future eCommerce innovations stem from these regions, rather than more established areas like North America and Western Europe.

Optimising Your Online Mobile Payments

Shane Happach | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech
Shane Happach

Mobile commerce is on the up and up, and your eCommerce business will need to ensure you're up to the play when it comes to mobile payments if you want to keep pace in 2014 and beyond. Here are Worldpay's top tips for optimising your online mobile payments.

How Etailers Can at Long Last Capture the Passing Online Customer

Dr. David Patterson | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. David Patterson

Only about 25 per cent of online consumers impulse buy - a lot less than when they are in store. It's clear that online stores are currently missing a significant revenue opportunity. Rather than trying to define future purchases based on previous consumer behaviour, ambient ecommerce focuses on the 'here and now'.

What is Ambient Ecommerce?

Dr. David Patterson | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. David Patterson

Ten or fifteen years ago, a wonderful new world was promised for digital mankind. Futurologists and preachers of the web, internet and digital media revolutions all confidently asserted that a paradise was beckoning in which advertising would finally, seamlessly and efficiently actually work.

UK's Online Spending: The Latest Big News for the E-commerce World...

Mark Braund | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

These observations of UK e-commerce are in fact all the more interesting given that one of the hot topics going into 2014 was the news that more than one third of online sales are now reported to be made via mobile device.

The Not-So-Secret Science of Social Commerce

Paul Sulyok | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Sulyok

I believe data-driven customer modelling is the secret sauce of the next generation of digital retail, and Data Scientists like Paul will soon become the not-so-secret science behind the power of social commerce.

Are Small Retailers Leading the High Street Recovery?

Shingo Murakami | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Shingo Murakami

Today's shoppers are seeking a unique experience and by combining their local high street with popular shopping channels like mobile, we can continue to build support for independent retailers. That way they can not only lead the high street recovery, but succeed so that their retail sales are completely unquestionable.

Is Your eCommerce Site Mobile and Tablet Optimised?

Davina Lines | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Tech
Davina Lines

Etailers everywhere are spending time to make sure site visitors have the best experience possible when browsing their sites. Positive shopping experiences result in more conversions, higher AOV (average order values) and return customers.

2014 and Beyond: Gartner's Business IT Predictions

Mark Braund | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Last week Gartner gave their predictions for 2014 and beyond, with their report offering plenty to think about for CIO's, IT Leaders and Senior Business Executives. Some of their headlines were...

Vlog for Your Life

Chloe Watts | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

The art of vlogging (video-logging) has been a source of revenue for many YouTube stars and fashion brands, due to the mutual benefits it brings to both parties.  With YouTube taking 4 billion hours each month of our internet time and ranked the second most visited website, it is no wonder YouTube is advertiser's honey nest.

Cash, Card or Click? How Online Retail Is Driving a Change in the Way We Pay

Jonny Ross | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jonny Ross

As consumers, we now demand more choice in payment than ever - both offline AND online. Online retailers need to meet this demand or see their customers go elsewhere. And businesses not currently offering online payment are missing out on our custom.

The Portas Review Is Missing a Fundamental Element

Dharmendra Patel | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
Dharmendra Patel

This week the government questioned Mary Portas on the progress of the review and how it's helped to revive the high street, so far. Consequently, the review hasn't been successful and MPs have claimed it was a "waste of time" and a "failure". In response, Mary Portas has stated the government is to blame due to their lack of input. What's clear is a lot of blame has been bandied about, but what's not so clear is how the high street can be saved, and if there's still hope for it.

A Short History of Social Gaming and How It Is Being Monetised Today

Shane Happach | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Tech
Shane Happach

t's an exciting time for the social gaming landscape, and it's fair to say that many operators are still at the beginning of the path to monetisation (and a more immersive experience for all). The key to success here will be personalisation and accounting for cultural preferences, as well as making the payment experience as seamless as possible.

Monetising Digital and Video Game Content - The Evolution of Payment Models

Shane Happach | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Tech
Shane Happach

With the area of monetisation developing rapidly, now is the time for merchants to consider the most appropriate strategy for their business model. However, merchants first have to explore which model is best. The starting point is identifying consumer demands and expectations and how these trends differ globally.

If Your Website Is Not Built in Responsive Design, What Are You Waiting For?

Kiyan Foroughi | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech
Kiyan Foroughi

For those of you who don't know, responsive design is a way of designing and coding websites with a fluid layout, so that images and other elements of the site adapt to the screen on which the site is being viewed.

Charlie Thomas

After Sacking Its CEO, Can Groupon Survive?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Online daily deal site Groupon fired its chief executive Andrew Mason this week, and while his leaving memo for staff was certainly candid, his depart...

20 Shops Closed Every Day In 2012, Replaced By Pound Shops, Payday Lenders And Charities

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

Fears about the changing nature of the British high street look set to be realised, after new research reveals that 20 shops were closed a day on Brit...

Amazon: The Siren of the World of E-Commerce

Jean-Marc Noel | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Tech
Jean-Marc Noel

"We'll do that like Amazon". I have heard this so many times in my concept workshops that I've lost count. It's true that Amazon does a lot right and swallows about 25% of the German e-commerce pie chart. But anyone who wants to be like Amazon is setting themselves up for a failure.

How Things Might Have Turned Out...

John Oswald | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Tech
John Oswald

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. If only we could re-run past experiences, knowing what we know now. Picture the scene. It's 1986 and you've just taken the decision to open the world's largest record store on Oxford Street, London...

The Death of Retail: Is Marc Andreessen Right?

Jonathan Luff | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK
Jonathan Luff

Marc Andreessen is on a roll. The Netscape co-founder heads one of the highest profile Silicon Valley venture firms, Andreessen Horowitz, and has made some outstanding investment calls since launching the firm in 2009, including Instagram, Twitter, and AirBnB.

How to Avoid Selective Returns

Jean-Marc Noel | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK
Jean-Marc Noel

How to avoid product returns is one of the most discussed topics in the retail industry. Particularly in the fashion sector, online retailers have to ...

What UK Small Businesses Can Learn From a Third World Finance System

Tomer Guriel | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK
Tomer Guriel

So what can a finance system whose roots lie in third world economic development do to help stem the tide of further business failures in a developed country like the UK? A lot I would argue.

More Than 40% of People Will Do Christmas Shopping After December 25th

Jean-Marc Noel | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Marc Noel

Despite the record sales on Cyber Monday and a predicted spike on Christmas Eve, 42% of British shoppers plan to buy some of their Christmas presents after December 25.

The David and Goliath Retail Battleground

Tomer Guriel | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK
Tomer Guriel

Despite the dark cloud hanging over the retail sector, in a difficult year that has seen a number of big name casualties, there is plenty of light at the end of the tunnel for those willing to embrace change, particularly for smaller businesses.

mCommerce in India: The Opportunity

Shane Happach | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK
Shane Happach

India's fast developing economy, coupled with a rise in the number of affluent middle class consumers, has led to a considerable appetite for eCommerce amongst the country's consumers.