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Hope for the high-street: over 60% of online shoppers will return

Hope for the high-street: over 60% of online shoppers will return

Recent research conducted by YouGov on behalf of Manhattan Associates (supply chain and omnichannel commerce experts), shows that the fate of the Great British high street is not as bleak as some might have thought.

Barclays-BDO Logistics Confidence Index falls to lowest ever level

Barclays-BDO Logistics Confidence Index falls to lowest ever level

Confidence in the UK logistics sector has fallen to its lowest ever level, according to the latest Barclays-BDO Logistics Confidence Index, which assesses the expectations of more than 100 senior decision-makers across the sector.

Campaign launches to encourage more women into supply chain and logistics roles

Campaign launches to encourage more women into supply chain and logistics roles

Recruitment platform, Monster, is appealing for more women to consider roles in the logistics, transportation and supply chain industry following a surge in the number of job vacancies available in the sector.

COVID-19 drives further growth in contactless payments

COVID-19 drives further growth in contactless payments

Contactless payments have taken a leap forward during 2020, in part driven by concerns around the potential spread of COVID-19. In the Nordics, the contactless payment ratio has grown from around 57 per cent in early January to 75 per cent of all in-store card payments in late October this year, according to data from Nets, the Nordic payment provider.

Seven Keys to Logistics Success for Direct-to-Consumer Manufacturers

Seven Keys to Logistics Success for Direct-to-Consumer Manufacturers

By Dipti Gupta,Logistyx Technologies.

In recent years, manufacturers have been profoundly impacted by increased customer demand for delivery speed and precision, increased competition, and the growth of ecommerce platforms. Many have begun to explore a direct-to-consumer sales approach to better navigate an increasingly complex environment.

Three costly common misunderstandings about 5G, identified by IDTechEx

Three costly common misunderstandings about 5G, identified by IDTechEx

5G is a rapidly growing market and will reach 300 billion USD by 2025 as forecast in the IDTechEx report ‘5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2020-2030’.

Tis the season for a customer database health check

Tis the season for a customer database health check

By Barley Laing, UK Managing Director at Melissa. 

With the festive ads of big retailers hitting our screens and Black Friday not far away, the busiest trading period of the year is getting into full swing. 

Realising the benefits of Direct to Consumer

Realising the benefits of Direct to Consumer

By Karl H. Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy.com.

Direct to Consumer (D2C) is a new yet already popular business strategy for many new, and some experienced small manufacturers. But without an appropriate IT platform, which combines traditional manufacturing ERP with new e-commerce channels, the benefits may not be entirely realised

Retail success post-COVID will rely on understanding new customer mindsets, says Conversity

Retail success post-COVID will rely on understanding new customer mindsets, says Conversity

Six months after COVID-19 started making its mark across the world, lockdown restrictions and widespread working from home offices have caused many consumers to rethink their shopping habits. Retail technology company Conversity believes that understanding the intricacies of these new mindsets is vital if brands are to thrive in the post-pandemic world.

Time to send in the robots

Time to send in the robots

New use cases for robotics are being identified almost daily. The rapid growth of ecommerce, fuelled in part by necessity from Covid-19 lockdowns, has meant that for many organisations, the requirements for staff and goods is growing at a rate too fast to meet demand – the need for automation is now greater than ever.

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