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Guest post: Engaging your customers with email in time for Christmas

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Paul Ford, VP of Product & Marketing at SendGrid, advises retailers on how to engage customers through their email marketing campaigns. There’s no doubt that engaging customers is one of the biggest hurdles that retailers face as they look to expand their reach. With a growing array of tools at their disposal, many retailers are […]

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Hermes Parcel Manager app for consumers

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Hermes have seen a number of retailers sign-up to its new free app service which has been designed to enhance the customer delivery experience during the peak season and improve customer satisfaction. Online shoppers can now access real-time updates about the status of their Hermes deliveries on a smartphone or tablet via the Hermes Parcel […]

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Guest post: How retailers can avoid the dreaded spam box over Christmas

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Paul Ford, VP of Product & Marketing at SendGrid, advises retailers on how to avoid the spam box over Christmas It’s a no-brainer that a successful email marketing campaign can go a long way towards boosting sales over the Christmas period. Via email, retailers can showcase new products, promote an unmissable deal and re-engage customers […]

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Bigcommerce bags $50m investment

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Commerce platform Bigcommerce hasannounced it has raised $50 million in Series D funding. The company will use the funds to invest in product development, grow sales and marketing, and expand its business to new markets. The financing was led by SoftBank Capital, a venture firm affiliated with SoftBank Corp., and included Telstra Ventures and American […]

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Etsy bans Duplicate Shops

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Crafts and vintage marketplace Etsy has put a new policy in place that bans duplicate shops being opened by sellers. It seems that merchants have been opening multiple, near identical shops on the site in an attempt to game search and draw in more buyers. Etsy have banned the opening of duplicate shops but that […]

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70% of UK now within 5 miles of InPost locker

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InPost have opened their 1000th locker location making them, they claim, by far the largest automated click and collect locker network in the UK. They plan to double the number of locker locations 2000 in 2015. At the same time they’ve announced that Jonathan Smith (former Yodel CEO) has become Chairman to help drive InPost’s […]

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Worldpay reports huge leap in spending on Singles Day

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Worldpay saw the number of online transactions it processed during China Singles Day soar by a huge 455% compared to the same day the week before. 11/11 has become the biggest shopping day in the global retail calendar with online merchants selling to Chinese customers offering discounts of up to 90%. Spending peaked at midnight […]

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Would you trust an online court to arbitrate your trading disputes?

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According to a report in the New Scientist, more and more people are turning to online courts to arbitrate in the online disputes that occur from ecommerce. The main service under the microscope, and there are others, is Swiftcourt based in Sweden. Founded by lawyer Johan Hultgren, he says: “We’re doing more private transactions than […]

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Neteven connects with hybris Extend programme

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Neteven has signed a partnership with hybris software to allow hybris customers to distribute their products on international marketplaces. The integration with Neteven’s distribution solution is available on the hybris Extend marketplace. It provides hybris merchants with a centralised connection to international marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon, Rakuten, Zalando, Galeries Lafayette, La Redoute and Privalia. […]

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Guest Post: “Fifth season” helps expand international sales

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This is a guest post from InterCultural Elements about an international cultural event you might not know about but which offers an ecommerce opportunity. Does the term “fifth season” ring a bell? If so, you probably have a connection to Germany. This year’s fifth season begins today, at 11 minutes past 11 on the 11th […]

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