Multichannel Retail Advice

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Retail Insights: Behind the Scenes During Amazon Prime Day

Written by Justine Cross on 19 July 2017

Great news - you’ve seen it through to the other side of Amazon Prime Day! Hopefully you had a booming increase in sales and have convinced some of those customers to become loyal shoppers with you.

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The Do's & Don'ts of Surplus Inventory for Your Retail Business

Written by Nicole Leinbach Reyhle on 17 July 2017

Let’s get straight to the point here… excess inventory for retailers is never ideal – period. The reality is that when merchants carry too much inventory, their budgets become strained and their stock becomes overwhelmed, which ultimately leads to a variety of operational nightmares that retailers should aim to avoid. Keeping this in mind, consider these do’s and don’ts when it comes to managing surplus inventory for your retail business.

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Bots and Automation: The Keys to Riding Retail’s ‘Perfect Storm’

Written by Derek O'Carroll on 13 July 2017

2016 was a glowing year for retail as more consumers’ disposable income levels rose, leading to more spending online and in-store. As the year turned to 2017 and retailers were looking beyond sales figures and into their operational details of profitability, margins, innovation, and their ability to compete, things didn’t looking so rosy.

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How and Why Should You Automate Your Invoicing?

Written by Kenny Johnson on 11 July 2017

Once an order is shipped, typically, you will generate an invoice to send to your wholesale customers, or you will simply mark your order as invoiced for your retail customers. Invoicing is core to any retail business’ accounting to correctly recognize revenue and manage customer and supplier debt. However, even the simple process of invoicing can lead to mistakes, if not done correctly, which quickly leads to incorrect financials. So, let’s discuss how and why you should automate your invoicing through the use of an omnichannel retail system to keep things slick and streamlined.

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The Art of Writing a Killer Website Brief

Written by Joe Turner on 06 July 2017

The experts over at iWeb have been designing and developing websites for over 20 years for clients of all shapes and sizes, so when it comes to website briefs, they've seen it all - the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Why Data Analysis and Automation are Critical to a Successful Flash Sale Strategy

Written by Derek O'Carroll on 04 July 2017

The early days of flash selling are often pointed back to 2004 and the emergence of online deal-of-the-day retailer Woot. Many lessons have been learned since then, mainly, that a deep-discounting retail methodology cannot stand on its own as the core to a merchant’s business model. There needs to be practical and logical reasons and uses for flash selling, along with a well-thought out plan.

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June: In Review 2017

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 29 June 2017

Hello and welcome to June: In Review

May | April | March

The end of June is upon us so that can only mean one thing… it’s time for our recap of this month’s hottest retail, ecommerce and digital marketing stories. There were lots of updates breaking the headlines in June including a revolutionary shopbot and updates for business advertising on Snapchat. We’ve also picked some great educational pieces on how to get ready for the holiday season and how you can really conquer flash sales.

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3 Ecommerce Trends You Need to Know About

Written by Phoebe Haig on 27 June 2017

Two-time award winners of the Magento Imagine Award for Excellence in Mobile Experience, JH know the importance of keeping one step ahead of the customer in terms of trending behaviors. Here they take a look at what’s what, and what’s next, in ecommerce.

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Retail KPIs: Processing Cost per Order

Written by Scott Hill on 23 June 2017

Processing Cost per Order measures the efficiency of your warehousing and order processing in relation to your revenue. This Retail KPI looks at the throughput of orders as a measure, as opposed to revenue, because in the majority of situations, the value of an order doesn’t effect how long it takes to make its way through your warehouse.

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Natural Baby Shower Share How You Can Gear Up for a Great Christmas [Webinar]

Written by Grainne Shaughnessy on 21 June 2017

We may be in the middle of a heatwave, but it’s already time to turn your minds to tinsel, turkey and Christmas inventory. It feels like Christmas rolls around earlier and earlier each year - especially with the growth in popularity of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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