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Submitted by Kim Owens on 26 March 2015 - 11:02am
When SXStyle was added to the South by Southwest (SXSW) program, it delivered a series of fashion shows and trade show displays. In 2015, the SXStyle sessions blend in with Interactive, hosting some of the biggest names in retail and fashion to discuss how technology plays a greater role in their operations.
Submitted by Joe Walton on 17 March 2015 - 12:02pm
As your businesses really begins to grow and expand, the sheer process of staying on top of inventory tracking and your orders can become costly and time consuming. Frustrated by the restrictions of time-consuming admin tasks, often maintaining an accurate inventory gets prioritised poorly and can end up costing your business.
Submitted by Joe Walton on 12 March 2015 - 10:00am
Fashion wholesalers face huge challenges when processing orders. From managing cumbersome excel order sheets and dealing with countless calls and emails, to managing multiple order and product changes, fashion wholesalers often find their time is spent on dull and drawn out tasks.
Submitted by SimplyVAT.com on 11 March 2015 - 11:31am
This post is contributed by SimplyVAT.com who help online retailers trade internationally through the provision of VAT compliance services.
With the advent of the web comes fantastic opportunities for a global audience – but is it as easy as selling in your home market? If you have customers abroad you need to understand that you may have international VAT obligations to fulfil. If in doubt, do your homework – understand what's involved, how it impacts your business and how much it will cost you. Preparation and planning will be key to your international expansion plans.
Submitted by Evenstone on 04 March 2015 - 9:43am
This post is contributed by Evenstone a partner of ours since 2010. Experts in their field, they provide financial, accounting and bookkeeping services and advice.
The tax year end is coming up, and for a lot of people their company year end is too. Make sure that you are ahead of the game with the following tips.
Submitted by Joe Walton on 02 March 2015 - 9:22am
It’s estimated that thirty-three thousand gathered in New York City in early 2015 for the National Retail Federation (NRF) “Big Show” annual conference. According to Retail Week, NRF is seen “as the most important look at retail technology anywhere in the world, and the international nature of the crowd shows how today’s technology evolution is a global one.”
Submitted by Joe Walton on 26 February 2015 - 5:48pm
The potential which eBay offers for both sellers and consumers is immense, but the challenges retailers face in this super competitive environment are equal to it.
Submitted by Joe Walton on 24 February 2015 - 11:45am
Last fall we delved into ways retailers can improve their social media presence. Just a few months later, a number of dramatic developments have arisen in the social media world, especially in the areas of social commerce.
Submitted by Grainne Shaughnessy on 18 February 2015 - 5:44pm
Everyone behaves impulsively now and then, for retailers there is an opportunity to maximize on those moments. One-third of consumers make an impulse purchase every week according to a study by Marketing Support, Inc. and Leo J. Shapiro and Associates, which makes a sizeable proportion of all consumer spending.
Submitted by Kim Owens on 16 February 2015 - 5:00pm
Years ago, retailers went through a major sales channel shift, as the world of ecommerce opened up new opportunities to reach shoppers locally and worldwide. It also came with a great deal of challenges, mainly in the area of optimizing the online shopping experience, making transactions easier and more secure.