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The new EasyFoodstore has already shut. Sort of.

easy foodstore logo

Did you read about it? Earlier this week, the Easy group made famous by EasyJet and founded by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, opened a new venture: EasyFoodstore. The idea was to take on the bargain supermarkets Lidl and Aldi and everything in store was priced at 25p. But the shop located in Park Royal, London has […]

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Veeqo guide to e-commerce marketing for 2016

Veeqo Marketing 2016

Small businesses often know that they should be ‘doing’ online marketing but haven’t a clue where to start. Do you know your pins from your posts or your shares from your retweets? The Veeqo guide to e-commerce marketing for 2016 aims to reveal all, covering many of the major channels a small business might wish […]

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eRated plan expansion after $1.7m seed funding

eRated Feedback

eRated have just raised $1.7 million in seed round funding to enable them to grow their online reputation service. eRated allows retailers to import all their history and reputation the marketplaces and social sites they’re active on and display them in one place. They have plugins to allow the retailer to then display their combined […]

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11 Top Tips for Valentines Day marketing for small retailers

Brightpearl Valentines Day sm

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, Brightpearl surveyed over 100 independent retailers, asking for their advice and tips about how to maximise sales for the most romantic day of the year. They’ve pulled the best tips together into an infographic. There are some stand out tips with the top one being don’t try to shoehorn your […]

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Cross Border Trade: Amazon Piggybacking


Welcome to the second article in Intercultural Elements (ICE) series aimed at helping retailers expand their online sales abroad. We have already published the introduction and the first article, Cross Border Trade: The first steps are knowing where to go. Today ICE look at piggybacking existing Amazon listings as you start to expand internationally: Once […]

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Courier delays due to UK Storms

Storm Desmond

Weather conditions over the weekend have disrupted services to the Highlands and Islands as well as Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, with both flights and sailings cancelled. Interlink, part of the DPD group have reassured their customers that “Despite the disruption all parcels delayed over the weekend will be out for delivery today“. Storm […]

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Online shopping rings death knell for Tesco 24hr stores

Tesco Feat

Tesco are to close 76 stores which previously offered 24 hour shopping, these 76 stores will now shut at midnight and not re-open until 6am the following morning. The new closing hours will kick in between the 14th March and 11th April 2016. Tesco say that it will improve the shopping experience for customers and […]

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The Art of Asking For and Getting Feedback

Bqool Reviews

Jodi Gaines Pereira is the co-founder of ReplyManager, acquired by XSellco Limited early in 2015, who’s solutions include High5, a Feedback Automation tool. Today Jodi writes how to ask for and get feedback: The Art of Asking For and Getting Feedback Over the past few months I’ve been collecting feedback request emails and gathering stories […]

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DPD wins “Best Place to Work” gong

Dwain McDonald DPD CEO

DPD has been named as one of the top 25 Sunday Times ‘Best Big Companies to Work For’. And that’s a notable achievement in an industry that doesn’t stand out as one that treats staff with great respect or remuneration. The list is based on employee opinions on how the company, supports wellbeing in the […]

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