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DPD first ever to win 5 Motor Transport Awards

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DPD have won all five award categories entered at the 2015 Motor Transport Awards in London – the first time any company has won five awards in one night in the 30 years that the ceremony has been running. DPD won the Best Use of Technology, the Business Excellence Award, the Customer Care Award, Home […]

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Barclays pilot cheque deposit via smartphone

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From July 2016 banks will have to start processing cheques as images, with all banks processing cheques as images by October 2017. With this in mind, Barclays have started a pilot for selected customers enabling them to begin depositing Barclays cheques up to £500 via their smart phones. The pilot works with Android phones and […]

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What do SMEs want from the up and coming Budget?

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There’s another Budget coming up and it’s the second from Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne this year. But it’s the first from him as the finance minister in a majority Conservative government. But what do small businesses want from another Budget? The guys at Enterprise Nation have asked SMEs and they are chocful of […]

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Incandescant at 2018 EU Halogen bulb ban


Remember Incandescent light bulbs? Now you can’t buy them (except on eBay) and have to purchase more expensive halogen bulbs. Now the EU are going to ban halogen bulbs too in favour of even more expensive LED bulbs. I’m sure the EU has some good points like being able to trade with our European neighbours […]

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Free WiFi and Fast WiFi plan from Google

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There are plenty of places offering free WiFi these days, everywhere from hotels, coffee shops, shopping centres, trains and even busses are getting in on the act. The trouble is though, it’s really not free and often it’s not open. The price you pay may be to receive special offers, only be available if you’re […]

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Surviving the Peaks – Are you ready for Xmas?

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Following today’s news that Parcelforce are happy to terminate contracts on short notice if the parcels don’t fit their ideal profile, Becky Clark, CEO of NetDespatch looks at the effects of last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the supply chain and what the industry can do to make the next set of holidays […]

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Brightpearl adds new ‘Insights’ retail analytics

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Brightpearl have just announced Brightpearl Insights, a powerful retail analytics solution for retailers. To deliver this new solution, Brightpearl has deepened its technology partnership with business intelligence software specialists minubo, enabling merchants to gain insight into their business performance. Instead of spending time defining KPIs and building reports, Brightpearl merchants are now able to generate […]

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Etsy spell ban causes rage


You can’t make this stuff up. But Etsy has banned the sale of magical spells on their site. Or rather what they term as a “metaphysical service.” Here’s the new Etsy services policy in full: Possibly the most amusing aspect of this change is how much debate, and indeed fury, has been stirred. There’s a […]

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Why you need a mobile friendly website

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Google announced that back in April they’d start downgrading your website if they deemed that it wasn’t mobile friendly. Mobile-Friendliness was to be the order of the day and everyone was predicting that if you didn’t have a mobile optimised site you’d disappear from search results. The reality doesn’t appear to be quite as bad […]

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Veeqo add US carriers and bar code scaning


Veeqo have announced new integrations with UPS and USPS, and its new Veeqo POS and Veeqo shipping features. Customers based in the US can now ship their orders in Veeqo directly with the UPS integration. Users simply need to choose which UPS services they want to use and Veeqo will create and print the label, […]

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