Format: 02/2015

The Latest Social Selling Trends Impacting Retail

Last fall we delved into

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How to capture the impulse shopper effectively

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.

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Using Data to Map the Customer Journey

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.

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Top Tips for Multichannel Retail Success

Whether you’re just starting out in the world of multichannel retailing, or you have established yourself across multiple channels for some time, these three tips will help you to really get the most out of your multichannel business.

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3 Reasons Every Retailer Should Use Purchase Orders.

As a growing business you face a growing number of new challenges; staying on top of staffing, new products, suppliers and accounts can become a real struggle. Having a well established purchase order system can really make a difference, taking some of the strain from your manual processes and letting you get on with the bits that you love.

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3 Key Accounting Measures to Monitor the Health of Your Business

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.

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Our customers' 9 top tips for Valentine's Day [Infographic]

Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day has become a fixture in the retail calendar. We asked our customers to share some of their tips on how to make the most out of the day of romance.

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A Cashless Future?

Cash payments are dying and technology is taking over. As we move into an increasingly digitally-focussed world, it is our wallets which are next.

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9 Customer Learnings from the Holiday Season

Earlier this week we posted a story telling blog post on the challenges which the holiday period presents to growing retailers.

In order to get a real understanding of the challenges faced, and in an effort to pass on real hard-earned advice, we spoke with our customers about their real experiences over this busy period. Here are 9 of our favourites:

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Take-aways from Christmas 2014

By all accounts, Christmas 2014 was a pretty busy time for most retailers. Depending on how well your business was prepared that either meant a profitable, successful season, or a stressful, problem-ridden period with issues like cash flow shortages and poor customer service.

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