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Using video on your eCommerce website – ‘A picture says a thousand wordsR

According to a survey last year by reelseo, using video media on your ecommerce site can benefit sales and your ecommerce business’ reputation, far more than pages of detailed content. Video is the medium of choice across most social media sites and now it’s a vital part of ecommerce marketing too. The key benefits of using videos on your ecommerce site are: • Customer...

How safe is the UK’s universal post service?

Royal Mail has operated in a competitive market for some time now; constrained perhaps by the requirement that it operates a universal post service covering the entire UK, regardless of profitability. When Whistl emerged from the TNT demerger in 2011 Royal mail raised concerns that the new company and others like it, would focus on winning the profitable delivery locations in major cities and...

Which delivery method suits your ecommerce business best?

New and revamped delivery methods have featured in the ecommerce world over the last few months: • Last week’s blog post featured ‘The Mole‘ , the underground delivery capsule. • Amazon in the US announced they are trialling a drone delivery service. • The Pelipod, a smart box delivery service, which utilises unique codes to deliver and retrieve products was launched. Alongside the innovative...

Innovative way of reducing traffic congestion

eCommerce has made buying and selling online possible from almost anywhere and has reduced the need for physical shops. However once your customer has purchased from your online store, the product they have bought needs to be picked, packed and delivered. Road congestion is a major problem in all industrial countries and leading eCommerce stores like Amazon are already testing drones as a delivery...

Unreturned items: What’s the impact for your ecommerce business?

Returns of goods often have a negative impact on your ecommerce business in terms of profitability and customer experience. If you sell within a global marketplace like Amazon or eBay, returns can affect your standing within the selling community in terms of rankings. A recent survey by Doddle suggests that as much as £1.6 billion of unwanted purchases remain unreturned within UK households. The...