Multichannel Retail Advice

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Sage vs Brightpearl: A Battle of the Implementations

Written by Chris Tanner on 21 August 2017

Choosing new retail business management software is only the start of your journey to becoming a better retailer. Implementing it deeply into all aspects of your business is key to success. For a fully-integrated software platform to do its job properly, your whole team need to be using it. In this article, we’ll see how implementation of Sage ERP and Brightpearl differ.

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Dropshipping: The Pros, The Cons & How it Works

Written by Scott Hill on 16 August 2017

In short, dropshipping is a fulfillment method whereby instead of sending the customer an item from your own inventory stores, you instead forward on the order or shipment as a request to a vendor or manufacturer. They will send the item to the customer on your behalf, usually with your branding (so the customer has no idea the item didn’t come from your own shelves!), and then will bill you directly.

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Arthauss Adopt Automation Technology and Get Implemented in Just 24 Days

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 14 August 2017

Fast growing established retailers are always looking for new ways to improve their business’ efficiency and one technique retailers must consider is automating manual processes. The decision to adopt automation comes with the inevitable concern about the difficulty of transitioning to new technology.

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The Benefits of Real Time Accounting

Written by Tony Smith on 10 August 2017

With the ever increasing pressure on businesses to be more lean and more competitive within the market, the ability to know how you are doing is more important than ever. Thus, real time accounting comes into play to an even greater extent. What was once a finger in the air approximation of your finances, profit and loss and stock values, is now a vital part of your day-to-day business workflow.

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How a Business Loan can Fuel Your Multichannel Retail Growth

Written by Samantha Novick on 08 August 2017

Retailers of all sizes are increasingly using multichannel strategies to expand their sales base. But growing a multichannel retail business is easier when you have capital on hand to fund your needs. This could be where a business loan can help with making progress toward your growth goals.

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How Automation can Help Retailers Stay Ahead of the Curve this Holiday Season

Written by Justine Cross on 04 August 2017

When we spoke with fast growing omnichannel retailer, Natural Baby Shower recently, they advised us that automating their retail workflows saves them 60 hours per month. That’s a pretty powerful statement. Now if we centered on the statistics alone, then the argument of how to stay ahead of the curve this holiday season would be finished pretty quickly. It would be a case of us telling you to automate and never look back. But the benefits of automation go much deeper than just the time saved, especially in the run up to and during the peak holiday season. Let’s discuss...

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Ecommerce for Millennials: How to Gain Their Loyalty

Written by Tracy Blanchard on 02 August 2017

Some marketers may say that millennials (those born between 1982 and 2004) aren’t loyal customers, but research shows otherwise with 64 percent of millennials considered to be brand loyal, or more brand loyal than their parents. But millennials do have specific purchasing habits that distinguish them from other customers.

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July: In Review 2017

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 01 August 2017

Hello and welcome to July: In Review

June | May | April

School’s out for summer and so are the eager shoppers... That can only mean one thing, July has been and gone! It’s time to review last month’s hottest retail and ecommerce content.

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15 Tasks to Help You Breeze Through Your Next Bank Reconciliation

Written by Justine Cross on 26 July 2017

It’s crucial that the transactions in your accounting system match your bank statements 100 percent. Otherwise, how else will you be able to guarantee that your profit reports are accurate? This is where an in-depth (regular) bank reconciliation comes into play within your retail business.

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A Recap of the 3 Retail KPIs You Need to Know

Written by Justine Cross on 24 July 2017

Assessing how well your business is doing when faced with demand, competition and customer complaints is essential to ensuring you have a business that is capable of growth, customer satisfaction, and ultimately, success. This is where Retail KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) come in.

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