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Festive Retail Data Reveals Where Automation is Needed

Written by Duncan Clark on 17 January 2018

The latest report from KPMG heralds good news for online retailers for the festive period, revealing that over the three months prior to January, online sales grew by 8.6%. This good performance was also reflected in the data from Brightpearl. Over the 45 day period (from 17 November to 31 December 2017), the total number of orders placed via online retail channels increased by 8.7% in the UK. Meanwhile, growth in the US was back in double-digits, at 14.5% during the same timeframe.

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4 Reasons Why Retailers Should Consider Drop-Shipping

Written by Nicole Leinbach Reyhle on 15 January 2018

Shipping speed is the new battleground for retail differentiation. As a result, retailers are putting in overtime to find the right order fulfillment process to set them apart from their competitors. Ecommerce platforms such as Jet and Amazon offer customers order fulfillment at breakneck speeds, thus pushing competitive retailers to review their current shipping strategies in an effort to reduce their own shipping times. Among the ways they can do this? Drop-shipping.

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Post-Promotion Audits Made Easy with EDI Automation

Written by Maddie Umhoefer on 11 January 2018

This post was written by one of our partners, SPS Commerce, specialists in EDI solutions.

During a post-promotion audit, a third-party auditor (or similar organization), often employed by the retailer, looks for instances of when retailers or vendors have been underpaid for bonuses, discounts, shipping and promotional funds.

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How to Leverage Facebook Advertising to Boost Revenue in Q1

Written by Nosto on 09 January 2018

Q1 is a historically challenging season in the world of ecommerce. With challenges such as abandoned cart rates surpassing 75%, loyal shoppers suddenly disappearing from your retail radar and high post-holiday product returns, it’s a time where retailers need an ironclad strategy to drive conversion and revenue.

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The Five Retail Trends That Almost Certainly, Probably Won't Happen in 2018

Written by Derek O'Carroll on 08 January 2018

As we look toward what 2018 has in store for us, many experts have started to offer their predictions for retail.

Here, Derek O’Carroll, Brightpearl CEO provides a unique take on the well-tread predictions piece with his thoughts on five hotly debated trends that won’t come to pass in 2018.

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The 2018 Retail Calendar: Key dates you need to think about as a retail business in 2018

Written by Justine Cross on 03 January 2018

With a new year upon us, your planning should be in full swing so that you can move forward with the year ahead with a bang. To help, we’ve put together all the latest and greatest key dates you need to know as a retail business in 2018.

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Ringing in the New Year: Brightpearl Highlights from 2017

Written by Justine Cross on 28 December 2017

With another exciting year ahead of us all in 2018, we’re ringing in the New Year by looking back on some top highlights from 2017. Take a look...

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The Great 8: Festive Store Displays & Promotions of 2017

Written by Justine Cross on 21 December 2017

As we edge closer and closer towards the end of another successful holiday season, we’ve asked a few of our customers to share their festive store displays and promotions with us so we can see exactly what made things so successful. Here are our great eight...

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Majority of Retailers Fail to Bridge Omnichannel Chasm [Infographic]

Written by Derek O'Carroll on 19 December 2017

We recently spoke to 350 retailers to find out their thoughts on the effectiveness of their omnichannel strategy and their plans for the future. The findings were eye-opening.

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Best Practice Advice for Your End of Year Accounts

Written by Tom Mullett on 15 December 2017

On December 6, we held a webinar with one of our accounting Partners, Evenstone about best practice at year end so participants could start fresh next year in the best possible shape. Sara Jaffer from our Support Team and Julie Stevens from Evenstone shared their considerable experience, which we have consolidated in this blog for you.

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