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 […]
November 5, 2018

10 Questions to Ask Prospective WMS Vendors [Checklist]

To ensure your WMS vendor discussions are going to center around what is most important to you and your business, […]
August 15, 2018

10 Secrets of Automating Customer Service [Infographic]

In today’s omnichannel world, customers expect a seamless, consistent conversation across all channels, which means customer service teams have to […]
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 […]
September 24, 2018

3 Ideas for Retailers to Create Dynamic Displays That Help Sell Inventory

The appeal of brick-and-mortar stores goes far beyond the convenience of buying something and taking it home the same day […]
August 1, 2018

3 Must Know Marketing Tips for Wholesalers

Want to accelerate your brand visibility and sales? Look no further than amplifying your marketing strategies. When it comes to […]
June 7, 2018

4 Features to Consider When Evaluating WMS Solutions (Hint: #1 is Integrates with ERP)

The benefits of switching to a fully-optimized warehouse management system (or WMS) are undeniable.
January 15, 2018

4 Reasons Why Retailers Should Consider Drop-Shipping

Shipping speed is the new battleground for retail differentiation. As a result, retailers are putting in overtime to find the […]
November 1, 2019

5 Holiday Shipping Tips from the Experts

This guest post is from our friends at ShipStation, experts in order fulfillment and shipping software. The holidays are when […]
March 21, 2017

5 Reasons Every Retailer Needs to Be Using an Integrated POS

Retailers are among the busiest professionals – with a to-do-list that’s never ending and inventory that’s always rotating. Understandably, merchants […]
April 18, 2019

5 Reports Every Warehouse Manager Should Be Using

These days, your customers want exactly what they want as soon as possible – and that means it’s more important […]
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 […]
August 24, 2016

5 tips to help you avoid the order fulfillment pitfalls this holiday season

The start of the holiday season is just around the corner and so is the time of year where retailers […]
March 10, 2017

5 Tips to Increase Brand Engagement Through Packaging

One of the hot topics right now in the business world is brand engagement. Although there are differing definitions of […]
May 4, 2018

5 Ways You Can Strengthen Your Brand Identity as a Wholesaler

Consumers today – whether B2C or B2B – want authenticity when it comes to whom they choose to spend their […]
July 3, 2020

6 ways to modernize your warehouse management

August 18, 2020

7 Post-Purchase Tips to Help You Improve Customer Experience

November 14, 2016

8 important features to look for in retail accounting software

Today’s retail environment looks incredibly different than it did even a decade ago. Customers have limitless options, which increases the […]
October 16, 2018

8 WMS Features Your Retail or Wholesale Business Needs

We know that warehouse processes differ across industry and business type, and retail and wholesale in particular, are very complex […]
May 24, 2017

9 Ways You Can Optimize Your Retail Operations [Infographic]

Whether your current focus is on improving the supply chain, store layout, inventory management or pricing (including discounts and sales), […]
July 24, 2017

A Recap of the 3 Retail KPIs You Need to Know

Assessing how well your business is doing when faced with demand, competition and customer complaints is essential to ensuring you […]
May 21, 2018

A Short Guide to WMS Requirements Gathering

Few things will relieve a warehouse headache like a new WMS that targets today’s bottlenecks. Unfortunately, you’ve got to do […]
February 16, 2017

Accelerate your business: Hear top tips for retail success

  Managing a successful retail business in today’s ever changing landscape can be hard. Consumer buying habits are evolving and […]
May 2, 2018

Achieving Operational Efficiency: Building Lean Processes Into Your Workflows

You’ve probably heard the term “operational efficiency” floating around on business or marketing blogs, including the Brightpearl blog. But does […]
July 24, 2018

Are you ready for the paperless warehouse revolution? [Infographic]

We’re entering the second wave of cloud adoption as large-scale enterprises and “slow adopters” catch up. And we’re seeing more […]
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 […]
August 17, 2018

Barcodes vs RFID: Why Barcodes Still Win

This guest post was kindly contributed by TechnologyAdvice.com. The world of commerce changed on June 26, 1974. On that day, a […]
April 13, 2017

Be Honest: How Well is Your Ecommerce Website Performing?

With online sales throughout the U.S, Canada and Western Europe expected to reach a total of $288.63 billion by the […]
September 27, 2016

Be Ready for the Holiday Rush: 5 Must-Have Shipping Supplies

This blog officially kicks off the start of our series ‘Holiday Season Secrets to Retail Success’. Keep your eyes peeled […]
March 10, 2020

Benefits of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS Benefits)

You could be a small business. Or you might be a huge global brand. Whatever you do, warehouse management is […]
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 […]
April 20, 2018

Break Down the Walls: Overcoming Three Main Barriers to Conversions

Most consumers don’t make purchases on a whim. We decide to buy something only after careful thought and consideration, and […]
October 20, 2016

Cross Border Trade & Your Growth Strategy

Buying and selling internationally is a key growth strategy used by the most successful independent merchants. We can see from […]
August 16, 2017

Dropshipping: The Pros, The Cons & How it Works

In short, dropshipping is a fulfillment method whereby instead of sending the customer an item from your own inventory stores, […]
October 24, 2016

Expert Tips for International Expansion

Consumer demand is an ever evolving beast and retailers and wholesalers will continue to see changes in the market and […]
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 […]
October 22, 2018

Gaining Efficiency in Your Ecommerce Inventory Management

Within the retail industry, inventory is accurate just 63% of the time on average, which is seemingly due to businesses […]
June 13, 2016

Getting to know Derek O’Carroll: Q&A with Brightpearl’s new CEO

There’s exciting things happening at the Brightpearl headquarters as we recently announced some big news… our new CEO, Derek O’Carroll, […]
September 4, 2017

Global Retailer, Open 24 Seven Seek Innovation Through Automation

With the retail industry becoming more and more competitive by the day, retailers everywhere are seeking new ways to improve […]
May 30, 2018

Grow Your Wholesale Business with Brightpearl & Amazon [Webinar]

B2B ecommerce is growing at a staggering rate. Forrester predicted that by the end of last year, it would reach […]
September 22, 2016

Here’s the #1 secret to retail success – top retailers spend more time selling

This seems like an obvious statement doesn’t it? If you want to grow your retail business and make a long […]
November 11, 2016

Holiday Season Secrets to Retail Success [Infographic]

The holiday season can be extremely stressful for independent retailers, but with the increase in footfall across your bricks and […]
July 11, 2017

How and Why Should You Automate Your Invoicing?

Once an order is shipped, typically, you will generate an invoice to send to your wholesale customers, or you will […]
August 4, 2017

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

When we spoke with fast growing omnichannel retailer, Natural Baby Shower recently, they advised us that automating their retail workflows […]
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 […]
June 9, 2020

How Can you Distinguish between EDI Solutions?

March 22, 2018

How EDI Automation Makes the Payment Process a Breeze for Retailers

This article comes from one of our partners, SPS Commerce, experts in EDI solutions. Retailers that haven’t engaged an Electronic […]
February 11, 2020

How Sales Tax is Changing for Ecommerce Retailers

August 3, 2018

How to choose the right warehouse management system for retail & wholesale

Choosing the right warehouse management system (WMS) can be difficult. The WMS vendor landscape is booming, resulting in a lot […]
May 16, 2018

How to Create Opportunities to Work with Larger Suppliers Using EDI

This blog was written by one of our partners, SPS Commerce, experts in EDI solutions. Retailers wishing to work with larger, […]
July 4, 2018

How to Make Delivery Part of the Move to Personalized Customer Engagement

What is the portal to true personalization? Parcelhub, experts in ecommerce shipping solutions, believe it to be the consumer’s front […]
November 27, 2017

How to Migrate Easily from Magento 1 to Magento 2

This is a guest post contributed to us by MW2 Consulting. The latest major version of Magento was released close to […]
April 10, 2018

How You Can Reclaim Time and Resources with EDI & Automation

This blog was written by our friends over at SPS Commerce, experts in EDI solutions. When businesses first start out, processing […]
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. […]
September 21, 2017

International Expansion: What You Need to Know

Companies that choose to trade internationally become 34% more productive in the first year, whilst exporting businesses are 11% more likely […]
August 26, 2020

Introducing The Post Pandemic Health Checker – Is your business prepared for a second wave?

April 20, 2020

Is BOPIS the Right Fit for Your Brand? And Do You Have the Tech to Make it Happen?

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 […]
June 10, 2016

Key Holiday Shopping Dates in 2016

According to the National Retail Federation, the holiday season accounts for 20-40 percent of retailers annual sales. Independent merchants must […]
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 […]
January 24, 2017

Less Risk, More Growth: 3 Technologies to Scale your Business in 2017 [Webinar]

  Running a retail business isn’t always easy. You come face-to-face with risks on a daily basis with some of […]
November 14, 2018

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT Returns

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an HMRC initiative that requires UK businesses to submit their tax returns and payments online, […]
April 14, 2016

Managing your Sell Through Rate & Inventory Cost

For independent retailers, there is nothing more vital than the selling of stored inventory in a timely manner. A product […]
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 12, 2017

Pop-Up Shops: Beyond the Basics to Help Temporary Stores Thrive

The term “pop-up” isn’t new to retail, yet how pop-up storefronts have evolved over the years continues to introduce new […]
March 27, 2017

Reduce Risks with EDI: The Top Tips for Success [Webinar]

Many small to mid-sized retailers shy away from implementing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) within their business, it’s often believed to […]
June 9, 2017

Retail KPIs: Perfect Order Rate

The Perfect Order Rate is a Retail KPI that measures how well your business is faring against its customer-centric goals. Are […]
June 23, 2017

Retail KPIs: Processing Cost per Order

Processing Cost per Order measures the efficiency of your warehousing and order processing in relation to your revenue. This Retail […]
November 11, 2019

Retailer Q&A: Avulux Shares its Retail Tech Stack Vision

September 25, 2017

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

Two years ago, several reports emerged that delved into the various pricing models and the need for a more effective […]
May 22, 2019

Returned Inventory: How to Have the Best Returns Process for Your Business

This is the second part of a mini-series about returned inventory. Catch up with part 1 or skip straight ahead to […]
May 30, 2017

Returned Inventory: Top Tips for Reducing Returns

This is the final part in a mini-series about returned inventory. Catch up now with part 1 and part 2. Although […]
May 12, 2017

Returned Inventory: What do Your Customers Want & What do You Need?

This is the first part of a mini-series about returned inventory. Read part 2 now or skip straight ahead to part 3. […]
August 21, 2017

Sage vs Brightpearl: A Battle of the Implementations

Choosing new retail business management software is only the start of your journey to becoming a better retailer. Implementing it […]
March 15, 2020

Secrets of the Advanced Shipping Notice or EDI 856

In the modern retail environment, it’s essential for retailers and distributors alike to have accurate, up-to-the-minute information about where their […]
May 24, 2018

Secrets to Global Growth: 8 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Products

This is the second post in our ‘Secrets to Global Growth’ series. You can recap on the ‘Finance’ and ‘Ecommerce’ posts […]
April 19, 2016

Spring Clean Your Retail Business [Infographic]

It’s that time of year when flowers are blooming, birds are singing and temperatures are rising, which can only mean […]
February 23, 2017

Streamline your business: 9 top tips for retail success [Webinar Infographic]

  The retail industry is constantly evolving, and there’s been a huge shift in consumer buying habits, retail businesses are […]
January 4, 2019

Succeeding at DTC: Your Essential Guide

  The direct-to-consumer (DTC) trend has been making headlines recently. It involves digitally native brands like Dollar Shave Club, Under […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 12, 2016

The Future of ERP and Point-of-Sale for SMB Magento Retailers [Video]

Magento retailers here’s something for you to get excited about… Brightpearl’s next-generation Magento integration and enhanced point-of-sale solution!
February 2, 2017

The Power of SEO and Automation: Highlights from our Birmingham Meetup

At our first customer meet up of 2017, Brightpearl retailers came together to share insights, swap stories and enjoy some […]
December 19, 2018

This Is How Booming Baby Business, Natural Baby Shower, Revived Its Warehouse Efficiency [Video]

  Over the years, we’ve worked with thousands of inspiring, innovative and exciting brands. They regularly tell us their stories […]
January 19, 2018

Three Key Benefits of WMS Implementation

How much visibility do you have into your inventory levels, operational efficiency and staff habits? Do you have a sneaking […]
January 25, 2018

Three Techniques for Effective Inventory Management Optimization

Failure to effectively manage inventory can cost any business dearly but for many, it is a huge and time-consuming undertaking. […]
January 20, 2017

Understanding average cost method for inventory

Average costing is a way of accounting for your inventory that assigns all units of inventory with a single cost […]
December 16, 2016

Understanding retail metrics and KPIs

Understanding metrics and KPIs can be the key to success for your retail business. They give you the insight you need […]
November 23, 2017

Using Automation and Technology in the Warehouse for Operational Efficiency

When we think of automation and technology in the warehouse, we likely think about Kiva Robots, or the better known: […]
March 14, 2018

Using Data for Better Inventory Hygiene

Last year, three workers stole $300,000 worth of avocados, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times. When the […]
April 2, 2020

What is a Digital Operations Platform and Does Your Business Need One?

 
March 30, 2020

What Retailers Need to Do to Offset COVID-19

Not many of us could have predicted the reality that we find ourselves in right now, and with government advice […]
May 8, 2017

When it Comes to Retail Innovation, Don’t Put the Cart Before the Horse

It’s easy to get enticed by the latest news on how artificial intelligence will revolutionize retail or how consumers are […]
May 11, 2018

Why a little bit of FOMO goes a long way.

This article was written by our friends at eZCom Software, specialists in EDI and ecommerce integrations. While FOMO (Fear of […]
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 […]
April 24, 2017

Why is Inventory Management Important to Modern Retailers?

The retail industry is always constantly evolving and as a modern retailer, you need to be consistently adapting your strategies, […]