January 23, 2019

‘CRaP’ Products: The Latest Amazon Acronym Sweeping the Web

‘CRaP’ aka ‘Can’t Realize a Profit’ was once just an internal label within giant ecommerce corporation, Amazon. However, as per […]
February 22, 2018

10 Inspiring Retail & Wholesale Success Stories You Must Read

At Brightpearl, we have the pleasure of working with and speaking to over 1,400 successful businesses. And following these conversations, […]
February 4, 2019

3 Experts Reflect on the Direct-to-Consumer Trend

As major brands like Nike and L’Oréal shift significantly towards a direct-to-consumer (DTC) model and disruptors like Dollar Shave Club, Under […]
November 28, 2016

3 Last Minute Tips for Independent Retailers to Get Involved in Small Business Saturday UK

We’ve all heard of the crazy discount shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but there’s another important retail event […]
January 18, 2017

5 Retail Marketing Tips to Help You Thrive in 2017

Change can be exciting… though admittedly, change can often be scary. Because of this, small business owners often shy away […]
October 20, 2017

A Forrester Roundtable Recap: Emerging Trends in Omnichannel

Brent Bellm, CEO of BigCommerce, Andrew Porter, Chief Product Officer of Brightpearl, and Brendan Witcher, Principal Analyst at Forrester, teamed […]
October 4, 2017

Advice and Inspiration from Ecommerce Expo 2017

Ecommerce Expo is a must-attend event for retailers and ecommerce solution providers. This year, the event was held in the […]
September 19, 2018

Are you ready for the returns tsunami?

Whether it’s due to mispacks, damaged goods, inevitable peak season returns or services like Try Before You Buy, there is […]
June 19, 2017

Beat Brexit: Tips for Global Retailers

Since the UK General Election earlier this month, the Brexit debate has reared its head again. What’s going to happen? […]
November 30, 2017

Black Friday & Cyber Monday in Numbers

If you took part in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, congratulations you survived the flash sale frenzy and […]
September 29, 2016

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016: 3 Top Tips to Survive

This blog is part of the series ‘Holiday Season Secrets to Retail Success’. Our last blog covered ‘What Retailers Can […]
September 28, 2016

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016: What Retailers Can Learn From 2015

This blog is the second in our series ‘Holiday Season Secrets to Retail Success’. If you missed the first blog, […]
June 19, 2019

Breaking Down the Panel: Expert Insights on the Rise of the Review Culture  

The Rise of the Review Culture, a new study by Brightpearl and Trustpilot, explores the impact the burgeoning review culture […]
May 15, 2017

Championing Independent Retail with Key Learnings from the BIRA Conference

Independent retail is vital to the UK economy and something we are extremely passionate about protecting. That’s why we were […]
November 30, 2016

Cyber Weekend Statistics and Shopping Trends 2016 [Infographic]

Congratulations, you survived the crazy cyber weekend and hopefully saw an increase in sales! Now that the weekend is over, […]
January 17, 2018

Festive Retail Data Reveals Where Automation is Needed

The latest report from KPMG heralds good news for online retailers for the festive period, revealing that over the three […]
March 20, 2018

GDPR: What it is & what Brightpearl is doing in response to it

In recent months, there’s been a lot of discussion around GDPR. The various articles and videos you will have seen […]
May 3, 2016

Highlights & Trends from IRX 2016

The annual Internet Retailing Expo is a great event for multichannel retailers of all industries to discover the latest trends […]
September 8, 2017

Highlights from Autumn Fair 2017

The Spring and Autumn Fair events are one of the largest wholesale trade events for the home and gift industries. […]
November 2, 2017

How Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt the World of Retail

It’s fair to say that blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, is mostly associated with […]
September 6, 2018

How Retail Technology is Changing Customer Service

The face of retail is changing every second and part of this change is due to the rapid pace in […]
June 5, 2020

How Will Covid 19 Impact the Future of Ecommerce?

May 19, 2016

Insights from wholetailers on their journey to success

Who doesn’t love industry insight? We reached out to our customers to get their first-hand experience of the commerce world. […]
October 24, 2019

It’s Time to Take Ownership of the Rising Review Culture

Are online ratings and reviews important to your business? They should be, as the influence of online product reviews on […]
November 20, 2019

Keeping Your Retail Workers Motivated After the Holiday Season

This guest blog was contributed by Deputy, experts in employee scheduling software. When we say motivation in retail and holiday […]
December 9, 2016

Kicking Off 2017 Right… 5 Retail Resolutions You’ll Want on Your To-Do-List

As years come and go, there’s no more ideal time than the start of a New Year to reset your […]
October 7, 2016

Know Your Numbers – A Hot Tip for Retail Success

Next week I’ll be sharing some secrets of retail success we have heard from our customers. If you are in […]
October 6, 2017

Learnings from the Internet Retailing Conference 2017

The Internet Retailing and eDelivery conference is a must for retailers and ecommerce solution providers looking to stay ahead of […]
January 17, 2019

Looking to 2019: Emerging Ecommerce Trends

This article has been written by our friends at ShipStation, experts in ecommerce fulfillment and shipping software. 2018: A Year […]
February 29, 2016

Must-Watch Retail Trends From 5 Top Fashion Influencers

Fashion, fashion, fashion… forever a popular topic of conversation but what trends do the experts think your retail business needs […]
October 21, 2016

Omnichannel Retail News: Amazon Reviews

A recent study released found that “Amazon reviews” containing language that would indicate the reviewer received the item for free […]
February 10, 2016

Our customers’ top tips for Valentine’s Day 2016

February already? That can only mean one thing, it’s almost the most romantic day of the year… Valentine’s Day!
April 22, 2020

Our Definitive Guide to the Best Shopify Stores and What They’re Doing Well

January 7, 2016

Our Top Retail Trends of 2015

2016 is well and truly underway but we’re not quite ready to let go of 2015 so we decided to […]
January 22, 2016

Product In Review: How Brightpearl is Helping Multichannel Retailers Grow

The last year has been a big year for multichannel retailing and all of us at Brightpearl. We’ve done everything […]
October 14, 2019

Purple Tuesday: Changing the Customer Experience

Here at Brightpearl HQ, we’ve enjoyed keeping you updated on all the latest and greatest shopping dates via our annual […]
February 7, 2016

Retail Industry Trends of 2016 from 6 Experts

Consumer demand is constantly evolving and 2016 is set to be no different, retailers and wholesalers will continue to see […]
September 27, 2017

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

Did you miss July’s performance? Recap on last month’s retail data before diving into August’s stats.  August’s data shows that […]
July 19, 2017

Retail Insights: Behind the Scenes During Amazon Prime Day

Great news – you’ve seen it through to the other side of Amazon Prime Day! Hopefully you had a booming […]
August 25, 2017

Retail Insights: July Sees Orders Up, But a Decline in Average Spending

July’s retail data sees UK and US orders up, but average spending down as customers’ habits change. Here are the […]
October 30, 2017

Retail Insights: What’s the Heartbeat of Online Retail?

A recent report that appeared in an article on Business Advice, revealed that Monday is the most popular day for online […]
November 20, 2017

Retail Insights: Which Industry Came Out on Top in October 2017?

In this article, we’ll be diving into October’s retail data to identify the key themes that emerged last month. Here […]
October 8, 2018

Revealed: Worst UK Region for “Serial Returners” [Infographic]

Retailers like you are already under intense pressure, from reduced margins to competition from online giants, and now you face […]
September 28, 2018

Social Sharing is Down in 2018: What Can Retailers Do About It?

In their latest Content Trends Research Report, BuzzSumo revealed some eye-opening findings for social marketers. Overall, social sharing is on […]
June 25, 2018

Summer Sales Mean it’s Time to Prepare for the 2018 Holiday Season

Across the northern hemisphere, swimsuits, sunglasses and sunscreen are flying off the shelves, which means it’s easy to forget that […]
November 6, 2017

Technology Ignorance Will Cost the Average Retailer More Than $300,000 this Holiday Season

With this year’s holiday spending expected to reach $655.8 billion, there’s a great deal of opportunity for retailers to succeed […]
February 1, 2016

The 2016 Retail Calendar: Key dates you need to think about as a retail business in 2016

Please note: We’ve updated our retail calendar for 2019, get all your key dates for this year here! The calendar from […]
January 5, 2017

The 2017 Retail Calendar: Key dates you need to think about as a retail business in 2017

Please note: We’ve updated our retail calendar for 2019, get all your key dates for this year here! As the new […]
January 3, 2018

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

We’ve updated our retail calendar for 2019 – get all the new key dates here! With a new year upon […]
January 2, 2019

The 2019 Retail Calendar: Key dates you need to know about as a retail business in 2019

  As the new year kicks into full swing and you plan for the year ahead, knowing all the key […]
June 8, 2020

The 2020 and 2021 Retail Calendar: Key dates you need to know about as a retail business in 2020 and 2021

The tail end of 2020 looks very different to what anyone expected earlier in the year, so it’s time to […]
May 11, 2017

The Future of Ecommerce: Expert Insights from BigCommerce

When you look at ecommerce statistics like how worldwide ecommerce sales are expected to reach over $4 trillion by 2020, […]
October 24, 2018

The Returns Battlefield: Round-Up

Last week, we hosted The Returns Battlefield event in London, a glitzy affair that explored the growing issue of returns. […]
October 26, 2017

Top Takeaways from the Atlanta Revision Meetup

Recently, Brightpearl teamed up with BigCommerce and EYStudios to host the Revision meetup in Atlanta, GA. This was a fantastic […]
June 2, 2017

What Could ‘Brexit’ Mean for Global Retailers?

Theresa May (UK Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party) has launched a General Election in the UK, due […]
October 27, 2017

What Do Retailers Really Think About Black Friday & Cyber Monday?

Back in 2014, sales across Black Friday and Cyber Monday skyrocketed by an impressive 30% above the expected forecast. And […]
April 15, 2020

Which Industries Are Doing Well Right Now?

September 26, 2019

Why Aren’t Mid-Market Retailers Offering BOPIS?

If you Google ‘Buy Online Pick Up In Store’ (BOPIS), you’ll be struck by how popular in store pick up […]