Online Grocery Growth Predicted to Explode

Dear Cloud Commerce Pro Customers I would like to reiterate the message from our CEO yesterday, that we wish everyone in our customer family and the wider community the best of health during this unprecedented outbreak. However, as workers begin, wherever possible, to work from home and to avoid public areas, more and more turn…

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Google beats Amazon to delivery drones

Today in our weekly round-up: Google Beats Amazon to Public Delivery Drone Trials in the USA EU Pushes ‘Platform to Business’ Law Affecting Google & Amazon BuzzFeed News Publishes Major Amazon Scammer Investigation eBay vs. Amazon: The War of the Words Google Beats Amazon to Public Delivery Drone Trials in the USA The prospect of…

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Price Override screen

We launched our Price Overrides option in 2018. It was designed for retailers who want to offer special prices to certain customers. (The alternative was to apply a discount, but this shows as a discount.) Price Overrides allows our users to give special prices for regular customers, including trade customers. Cloud Commerce Pro automatically overrules…

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Is blockchain best for business?

For many people, ‘blockchain’ is just another cryptocurrency word like ‘Bitcoin’, ‘hodlgang’, and the rest. But blockchain is potentially a lot more than the technology behind Bitcoin. So, what could it mean for your business? What is Blockchain? The basics of blockchain technology: it’s a piece of software which encrypts the history of that software’s…

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Could Google's new Cloud for Retail compete with Amazon Web Services?

Today in the round-up: Probe into Online Reviews Google Launches ‘Cloud for Retail’ Amazon Out of China Amazon Cuts Promotion for Own Brands Changes in ‘Refund Culture’; PayPal Change Terms In-App Shopping Comes to Instagram Probe into Online Reviews Continues Which? magazine is continuing its investigation into fake reviews on Amazon. We looked in detail…

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These headphones had a great rating, but I can't hear anything; the problem with fake Amazon reviews.

Fake Amazon reviews. Just how big a problem are they for Amazon sellers? Earlier this month we looked at Amazon’s practice of review bundling and how it’s unfortunately allowed low-value products to benefit from reviews of high-quality equivalents. A lot of the information we used came from Which? magazine’s investigation. Which? has released a new…

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Cloud Commerce Pro now offers integration with Best Newcomer finalist Caribou

On the shortlist for Best Newcomer in the Delivery Excellence Awards 2019, Caribou is a new hybrid parcel delivery service focused on overseas delivery. Caribou will provide a combined express export method with best-in-class delivery in the destination country. Caribou is also the latest delivery option to receive Cloud Commerce Pro integration. With the announcement…

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Are Amazon reviews as trustworthy as they should be? As fake reviews are being produced at scale, it seems like there are issues to watch for.

The Amazon Which? Hunt UK consumer rights magazine Which? has turned its attention to customer reviews on Amazon and how they affect sales. We recently looked at how the retail giant is taking on counterfeit products, but reporting from multiple sources indicates that review manipulation may be just as big a problem – and some…

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A new Royal Mail study shows online retail is only growing more important to UK businesses

Three quarters of all UK SMEs have a dedicated ecommerce site of their own, according to a new study conducted by the Royal Mail. But only 47% of online retailers also sell in brick-and-mortar stores. It looks clear that we’ve reached the tipping point where online sales are now more important than those through a…

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Our improved barcode scanner system works with the Zebra TC25 and equivalents

We’re pleased to announce refinements and improvements to our scanner-based warehouse management systems. This improved scanning App uses the Android operating system. As a result, it works with modern wireless devices such as the TC25 Zebra, a rugged smartphone designed for practical business use with integrated scanning technology. We expect this system to save time…

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Cloud Commerce Pro can now be set up to sync to other systems in your stocking and ordering processes as needed. At the heart of this process is the new Workflows tool. Our cloud functionality lets you send or receive the data from any location. Connect via FTP SFTP API EDI Central Hub Cloud Commerce…

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By April 2019, every package on all international shipping will be chasing electronic notifications with HS codes travelling ahead.

In one of our recent updates, we added HS code support. We’re well ahead of the April 2019 deadline when they will be required for international shipping. But isn’t it a little surprising for a system introduced in 1988 to make headlines three decades later? The Harmonized System The ‘HS’ in HS codes stands for…

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