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Articles tagged with: retail

App of the Week: Depop

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Tuesday, 21 January 2014.

Depop is a social shopping app that was launched in April last year. It had a successful 2013 and raised $1 million seed round from fashion focused investors. Described as a mobile flea market, Depop users can browse through various photographs of products to buy and can easily upload photos of their own items.

The Future of Search

Written by Erika Racicot on Wednesday, 18 December 2013.

Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen people’s relationship with the term “search” transform from an intensely personal journey, into one of the most profitable businesses on earth. It’s the most common activity humanity performs. Whether online or in the real world, whether esoteric or routine in nature, we are all seeking answers. 

How Mobiles are Shaking up the Retail Industry this Christmas

Written by Nigel Arthur on Wednesday, 11 December 2013.

Retail is now operating in the era of the mobile majority—where smartphones are integrated into every aspect of users' lives. For work and play, phones are an extension of ourselves, and shopping is no exception. Nine out of ten shoppers use their mobile phones for pre-shopping activities such as finding store hours and locations, and 84% of shoppers use their mobile devices while shopping to check product availability or read reviews.

Recent Trends in Retail Reveal Appetite For Special Offers

Written by Joshua Raymond on Monday, 09 December 2013.

Sales figures for October, at first glance, suggest that the retail sector as a whole isn't performing quite as well as expected. The headline figure from the Office for National Statistics reveals that, month-on-month, retail sales dropped unexpectedly by 0.7%. If anything, it shows that despite the UK economy as a whole being on the road to recovery, consumer spending is still volatile.

10 Killer Steps to Creating an Online Store

Written by Warren Knight on Friday, 08 November 2013.

When it comes to building your online store, it can be daunting. I have spoken with a lot of small businesses that want to build an online store but don't know where to begin. To help you understand what should be a priority, here are 10 killer steps to creating an online store.

The Technology Trends and Start-ups Large Retailers Need To Know About

Written by Julie Meyer on Monday, 28 October 2013.

When 3 major UK retailers went bust right after Christmas last year in early January 2013, we should have all known that something fundamental was changing in people's buying behaviour. Retailers spend their entire year working up to Christmas, and then either win big, or poof!, disappear. But retail wasn't once a 'hits based industry' like movies and gaming.

Start-Up Series: Playrcart

Written by Kelly Dolan on Wednesday, 02 October 2013.

With a disruptive concept that creates a digitally enabled solution for retailers, Playrcart have created a new ecosystem that markets, promotes, distributes and retails products using the power of video across the web.

The Turkish E-Commerce Market: An Ecosystem Explosion

Written by Kelly Dolan on Tuesday, 24 September 2013.

An e-commerce revolution is underway in Turkey. Earlier this year it was predicted that the Turkish e-commerce market would more than double in size by 2017, putting its total value at $6.6 billion. But what's driving such rapid growth?

Burberry Brings Bricks and Mortar Back to Life

Written by Linda Peters on Monday, 23 September 2013.

When Burberry announced that its flagship London store would become a physical manifestation of its website, the luxury world jolted to reality.

Is Software Now Eating The Rag Trade?

Written by Joe Haslam on Sunday, 22 September 2013.

Even by the standards of Silicon Valley, where dramatic predictions are as common as hot dinners, to say that “Retail is Dead” is still quite shocking. What, you mean dead dead, not just say, resting? Yes, that is what Marc Andreessen of Venture Capital firm Andreessen Horowitz recently told PandoDaily's Sarah Lacy.

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