Shoppers risk buying fake products this Christmas: are marketplaces ‘safe’?
What could be the worst ever Christmas gift? A fake product, disguised as a genuine one. For those who like to treat their loved ones to expensive designer gifts may sometimes find the temptation of buying discounted versions that appear to look nothing like the originals.
Sports Direct Partners with Reaction Commerce platform
Sports Direct have chosen Reaction Commerce in a new a multi-year strategic partnership. Sports Direct is Reaction’s first large-scale, global client for its full-stack commerce platform and managed services and will use Reaction to build out its future-proof, flexible commerce engine to realize their vision
Amazon extends Christmas free shipping and fast delivery in the US
Amazon have extended Christmas free-shipping promotion with no minimum purchase amount as they have rolled-out Prime and Prime Now delivery to the majority of the US. The marketplace say today that Prime-eligible customers in the US can enjoy free shipping with no fixed purchase fee through 18th December
Online Fashion shopping insights from DHL survey
Almost half of British consumers claim that ease and cost of delivery are the primary deciding factor when ordering clothing online. However, retailers spending big on sponsorship could be wasting their money as consumers fail to engage. The online fashion shopping insights are the results
Food and drink SMEs face new opportunities as home cooking arises
Food and drink small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face a new wave of opportunities as home cooking is on the rise amongst shoppers, says a new analysis. Curated recipe subscriptions are sparking a growing interest in UK shoppers, which also presents financial possibilities for merchants. In
New Google marketplace in France: will it present competition to Amazon?
New Google marketplace looks set to officially join the arena of commercial dealings in France which is speculated in the media to present competition to Amazon. Google Marketplace features Google Shopping is looking to introduce its marketplace in early January in France to see small and medium-sized enterprises
JD.com and Intel set to introduce ‘smart’ in-store solutions
JD.com and Intel have announced today a joint lab that will put to work Internet of Things (IoT) to develop 'smart' in-store solutions. JD.com and Intel are working together to introduce vending machines, advertising solutions for physical retail space as part of JD.com's 'Retail as Service,' strategy which aims to
Return to Santa – Tackling the growing challenge of parcel returns
Today Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO at NetDespatch discusses the growing Return to Santa challenge retailers are about to face. Already returns are coming in from the Black Friday period, but the biggest returns day of the year normally comes in the first working week of the
High Street UK retail suffers worst November footfall decline in 9 years
UK retail sales on the High Street have wobbled in November 2018. It's the worst year since the terrible recession 9 years ago. But what is the reason? Surely we should be seeing a strong recovery. It is easy to squarely blame Amazon or online