Ecommerce

Order management mistakes can bring down your business. Here are four mistakes not to make.

Four Order Management Mistakes Not to Make

July 30, 2019

Order management is the lifeblood of eCommerce businesses. If you can’t process orders accurately, you can’t make money. If you can’t do it efficiently, you can’t turn a profit. As your company grows, you’ll process more and more orders. The more you handle, the more likely it is that some of them will have problems.…

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Ex-Google whistleblower launches a non-profit to support tech insiders

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up 13-19 July 2019

July 19, 2019

Following Prime Day at the beginning of the week, many businesses are announcing their preparations for the future. Our top headlines include: Amazon Antitrust Investigation Launched by EU Asos Restructure Amid Profit Warnings Ex-Google Worker Creates ‘Whistleblower Non-Profit’ DHL Prepare for Christmas with Courier Surcharge Facebook Promises to Make Libra Acceptable to Regulators Dr Martens…

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Is Prime Day the new Black Friday?

Is Prime Day the Next Black Friday?

July 9, 2019

For UK shoppers, Black Friday is a relatively new phenomenon. It seems to be generally agreed that 2014 was the first year which really had a US-style Black Friday. Being in the internet age, sales immediately spread out to include a Cyber Monday. That might be why it’s never reached the same peaks that make…

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What are the key features of a stock management system? What help does your warehouse team need?

Key Features of a Stock Management System

July 4, 2019

It’s often compared to a balancing act. Any good stock management system has to satisfy several competing demands – matching costs against revenue to ultimately produce a profit. Essentials of Stock Management Systems You can break stock management into three categories of factors. How well you can balance all three determines your potential profits from…

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The new Cloud Seller Pro site is live for new customers

Cloud Seller Pro Launches New Site, New Partner Program

July 3, 2019

Our child company, Cloud Seller Pro, launched a revamped and revised website today to accompany their newly-announced Cloud Seller Pro Partner Program. Cloud Seller Pro, which is a Google Technical Partner, specialises in eCommerce marketing, especially through Google Shopping and Amazon Advertising. The new Partner Program is built around a state-of-the-art new proprietary algorithm, built…

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Does your business manage retail stock well?

How Do You Manage Retail Stock?

July 2, 2019

What’s the Best Way to Manage Retail Stock? It can be hard to decide on the best way to manage retail stock for your business. One of the most common mistakes for a new retailer is to attempt to copy the system from any business the manager had worked at before. Usually, what made that…

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With Magento 1 coming to the end of its life, eCommerce websites will soon have to change.

Magento 1: Where Next?

June 12, 2019

The countdown to the end of Magento 1 is well and truly on. At the time of writing, there’s a year remaining before Magento 1 stops being supported. Without frequent support, Magento 1 stops being a responsible platform for an eCommerce company to use. No troubleshooting, no security patches, no guarantee it will continue to…

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The purpose of stock control is simple, but crucial to business success.

The Purpose of Stock Control

June 10, 2019

What is the Purpose of Stock Control? If your business deals with physical products, you need stock to be able to sell. The purpose of stock control is to make sure you always have enough stock for your customers, while limiting the amount spent on storing and buying in stock. On that level, stock control…

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Online Grocery Growth Predicted to Explode

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 1-7 June 2019

June 7, 2019

This week, the biggest eCommerce news is all underlining trends for the future – so be prepared, both as a retailer and as an online customer. In our news roundup this week: Consumer Goods Forum Report on Online Grocery Growth Dietary Requirements Filters Growing More Common PayPal Launches Commerce Platform Will EU’s SCA Cost Billions…

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What are stock control procedures and whey should you be paying more attention to them?

What Are Stock Control Procedures?

June 6, 2019

Stock control is a term for any and all procedures involved in monitoring and managing the amount of stock in your business at any given time. For almost all businesses which use stock, stock is their single largest investment. This makes efficient stock control vital to your company’s success. Developing your stock control procedures involves…

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What is Amazon Clicks & Mortar?

AmazonWatch: Clicks & Mortar

June 4, 2019

A year-long trial program is bringing Amazon into the UK high street. Dubbed ‘Clicks & Mortar’, the system is looking to bring together ‘the best elements of online and high street retail’ according to Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones. And the first store is already open – it launched yesterday on St Mary’s Gate in…

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What do you need to know when using SKUs for eCommerce?

One SKU Fits All: The OmniSKU

May 29, 2019

Stock Keeping Units, or SKUs, are a vital part of retail for any company that: Sells more than one product (including colour or size variations), OR Sells on a marketplace alongside other vendors (including Amazon, eBay, etc.) Each individual product variation has a SKU assigned. These are used to identify the product – so Amazon…

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