A disruptive digital revolution is underway and it is changing the way we live, work, shop, and consume goods and services. To survive in today’s fiercely competitive, alwayson economy, all businesses must transform into digital businesses. For retailers that are at the forefront of this digital evolution, that transformation is not without its challenges. (more…)
Ecommerce today is channel agnostic, and retailers with money to invest have a broad spectrum of digital technologies that all seem to be a priority.
So, which should be the top of that list, and why?
In this whitepaper, presented in partnership with Mobify, we make the case that an investment into mobile will give you the highest return – as this investment will filter into all other aspects of your business and generate increased revenue, retention and loyalty, as well as enable you to keep pace with your competition. (more…)
All change leads to opportunity. Disruption by its very nature will disrupt, but out of the chaos comes new ways of doing things, new opportunities and new business models. It may appear catastrophic, but businesses still need to do business, wages still need to be paid, and goods still need to be used.
Learn what brands and businesses across the UK see as the threat and opportunity in disruption in general and Brexit in particular. (more…)
There is no doubt UK retailers have looked to replicate their domestic strength and that international expansion has allowed a new path for growth. It has enabled the opening up of new markets and new opportunities when demand in domestic markets may be nearing saturation. But it takes more than simply a ‘want’ for an international product from customers. (more…)
How important are loyalty schemes to you? Loyalty schemes have gone through a rather strange evolution in recent years. Their initial introduction – particularly with the likes of Tesco Clubcard and Boots Advantage Card – saw huge excitement and a rush to emulate such schemes by their peers.
However, in a market where customers are chasing loyalty how do you stand out? And in a market where customers are no longer quite so driven as they were by discounts then how do you persuade a customer to be loyal to your brand? (more…)
Business growth. Two simple words that every business aims for, but how do you define it? What does growth actually comprise and how can you, as a retailer, meet your growth goals quicker and more easily in a market that is more competitive than ever? Introducing the Multichannel Growth Model InternetRetailing (more…)
UK retailers are responding to customer demand for omnichannel services that enable them to shop wherever, whenever and however they want. But while some retailers have fully operational systems in place, and others are making good progress in their journey towards joined-up commerce, our study finds that a significant minority are yet to make a start on integrating some of systems that underpin retailing. (more…)
Migration to the cloud is a great enabler for smaller retailers to access the same technologies and capabilities of their tier one rivals. It’s a market that IBM, the sponsor of this whitepaper, thinks crucial to its future having adapted its enterprise commerce solutions for today’s cloud environment, making such functionality more accessible than ever. (more…)
Whether it is called multi-channel, cross-channel, omni- channel – or whatever – retailing today involves multiple touchpoints and opportunities for engaging with the customer. For multi-channel marketers this represents both a challenge and an opportunity. Read this special Internet Retailing investigation to learn more. (more…)
Get your head out of the clouds and get your ecommerce business up there with this handy introduction to the cloud and cross-channel retail with John Tridgell, Enterprise Marketing Manager of Rackspace. This short white paper highlights in a clear and straightforward manner the key principles of using the cloud and figuring out how it can help your business. (more…)