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Championing Independent Retail with Key Learnings from the BIRA Conference

Written by Beth Motherwell on 15 May 2017

Independent retail is vital to the UK economy and something we are extremely passionate about protecting. That’s why we were delighted to sponsor the BIRA Conference and Awards, celebrating the best of what UK independent retail has to offer. The conference was jam-packed with great retail success stories, tips for the future and reflections on the past. Here are some of our top takeaways from the day.

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The Future of Ecommerce: Expert Insights from BigCommerce

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 11 May 2017

When you look at ecommerce statistics like how worldwide ecommerce sales are expected to reach over $4 trillion by 2020, that 80% of Americans have made an online purchase in the last month alone, and how the ecommerce industry continues to grow by 23% year-over-year; it’s hard not to get blown away by how ecommerce dominates the retail industry. That leads to the question of “what does the future of ecommerce really look like?”.

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Cyber Weekend Statistics and Shopping Trends 2016 [Infographic]

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 30 November 2016


Congratulations, you survived the crazy cyber weekend and hopefully saw an increase in sales! Now that the weekend is over, let’s take a look at the stats from Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday (US) and Cyber Monday for 2016. At Brightpearl we’re privileged to work with over 1,200 SMB retailers from various retail industries so we took a look at their performance over the discount shopping days.

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

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 28 November 2016

We’ve all heard of the crazy discount shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but there’s another important retail event around the corner... Small Business Saturday UK, which takes place on Saturday 3rd December. The shopping event celebrates independent retail by encouraging shoppers to support their local businesses. Small Business Saturday offers you the opportunity to shine the light on your independent retail business!

Looking to find out about Small Business Saturday in the U.S.? Read our recent blog!

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3 Tips to Help Make This Year’s Small Business Saturday Your Best Yet

Written by Nicole Leinbach Reyhle on 16 November 2016

Founded in 2010 as a way to encourage consumers to support small businesses, Small Business Saturday will celebrate its seventh year this upcoming November 26, 2016. Taking place the Saturday following Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday has gained worldwide attention over the years – with the United States President Obama having supported it each year, as well as elected officials in all fifty states. Possibly even more impressive, however, is that in 2015 over 95 million consumers were reported to have shopped small on Small Business Saturday. Keeping this in mind, what can you do to help attract some of the millions of customers who plan to shop small this year?


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Omnichannel Retail News: Amazon Reviews

Written by Scott Hill on 21 October 2016


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Know Your Numbers - A Hot Tip for Retail Success

Written by Matthew Bruun on 07 October 2016

Next week I’ll be sharing some secrets of retail success we have heard from our customers. If you are in Europe then why not join me and we are running a session for those in North America too.

Before then I thought I would share one key theme as a taster of things to come. It just so happens that this tip was reflected by comments by advisors and a very successful US fashion retailer Jules Smith who took part in our recent webinar ‘Financing Your Retail Business for Growth’.

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

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 29 September 2016

This blog is part of the series ‘Holiday Season Secrets to Retail Success’. Our last blog covered 'What Retailers Can Learn From Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015'Keep your eyes peeled for more great content on helping you survive the upcoming holidays.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are slowly creeping up on us and it's time for retailers to decide whether or not to participate so, yesterday we shared what retailers can learn from Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the pros and cons of getting involved. If you think the pros outweigh the cons and you're considering participating in Black Friday or Cyber Monday, these top tips for success during the hectic discount weekend are for you!

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

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 28 September 2016

This blog is the second in our series ‘Holiday Season Secrets to Retail Success’. If you missed the first blog, check out ‘Be Ready for the Holiday Rush: 5 Must-Have Shipping Supplies’. Up next is part 2 of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday content with ‘Getting involved? 3 Top Tips to Survive Black Friday and Cyber Monday'.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are one of the most talked about days of the year, especially when it comes to retail. From retailers going against the grain to brawls breaking out as shoppers fight over a brand new TV, everyone starts talking about possibly the biggest shopping days of the year (and not always for the right reasons!) but does that mean retailers should be getting involved in 2016?

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Insights from wholetailers on their journey to success

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 19 May 2016

Who doesn’t love industry insight? We reached out to our customers to get their first-hand experience of the commerce world. With over 200 responses from rapidly expanding wholetailers (retailers and wholesalers!) we gleamed 4 helpful insights for retail success.

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