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Strength in Numbers: The Benefits of Having Multiple Storefronts

Written by Nicole Leinbach Reyhle on 23 October 2017

Customers have never said goodbye to brick and mortar stores – unlike the media hype that often surrounds online, online, online – which is causing many retailers to discover the benefits of reaching a wider audience of customers through having multiple physical storefronts.

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A Forrester Roundtable Recap: Emerging Trends in Omnichannel

Written by Kenny Johnson on 20 October 2017

Brent Bellm, CEO of BigCommerce, Andrew Porter, Chief Product Officer of Brightpearl, and Brendan Witcher, Principal Analyst at Forrester, teamed up to discuss emerging trends in omnichannel from a front and back office perspective. Brendan Witcher offered up key statistics and trends Forrester has broadly observed in online retail, while Brent Bellm and Andrew Porter offered insight into omnichannel trends specifically in front and back office technology.

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Retail Cybersecurity and the Holiday Rush: Are You Prepared?

Written by Derek O'Carroll on 17 October 2017

With 2017's holiday season right around the corner, you're busy taking a serious look at your operations, discussing strategies and making plans on how to best prepare your business to capitalize on the holiday sales rush.

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Understanding Landed Costs & The Profit Margin Formula

Written by Julie Stevens on 12 October 2017

Understanding landed costs is essential for retailers looking to understand their gross margin and to ensure accurate profit analysis. Understanding the gross margin means that you can work out at what point you break even, and then how much profit you'll earn after you’ve reached your break even point. 

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Using the Data-Based Approach for Smart Holiday Season Preparation

Written by Derek O'Carroll on 10 October 2017

Forrester describes an insights-driven business as one that “systematically harnesses data and applies analytically derived insight to create differentiated experiences and competitive advantage.”

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Learnings from the Internet Retailing Conference 2017

Written by Beth Motherwell on 06 October 2017

The Internet Retailing and eDelivery conference is a must for retailers and ecommerce solution providers looking to stay ahead of the curve. We were lucky enough to join the innovative audience at this year’s conference and enjoyed some great talks, insight and learnings on the future of ecommerce and delivery. We’ve collated some of our top takeaways and highlights in this blog.

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Advice and Inspiration from Ecommerce Expo 2017

Written by Justine Cross on 04 October 2017

Ecommerce Expo is a must-attend event for retailers and ecommerce solution providers. This year, the event was held in the Olympia London building on September 27th-28th. We enjoyed exhibiting our POS and automation software here, whilst meeting other retail experts and attending informative talks.

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September: In Review 2017

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 02 October 2017

Hello and welcome to September: In Review

August | July | June

September has been and gone, and that can only mean one thing… it’s time for our recap of the best retail news and advice from last month. Before you jump too far into October, take a look at these 4 highlights from September. We’ve got a video, infographic, blog series and an article for you this month so read on and be entertained!

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Retail Insights: August's Performance Shows Where Retailers Need to Work Harder

Written by Duncan Clark on 27 September 2017

Did you miss July's performance? Recap on last month's retail data before diving into August's stats. 

August's data shows that online orders continue to grow, whilst average order value in both the UK and the US declines. Here are the key takeaways from the results:

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Retailers: Why Knowing Your 6 Operational KPIs at Anytime, All the Time is Critical

Written by Derek O'Carroll on 25 September 2017

Two years ago, several reports emerged that delved into the various pricing models and the need for a more effective and scientific approach to pricing strategies. Since then, the retail industry has continued to shift far faster than many could have predicted a mere 24 months back.

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