For retailers Christmas is the most important time of year, particularly for ecommerce businesses. Last year online Christmas sales saw an increase of 13% compared to the same period in 2013. With online retailers revving up their Christmas 2015 plans ready for the Christmas shopping hoards to break loose, you can’t afford to commit any Christmas ecommerce mistakes. Early predictions point to online Christmas sales increasing again in 2015, by 13.9%. With some careful planning you can ensure

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Nearly two-thirds (60%) of online shoppers will not consider making a purchase if they have to pay for returns. So, could offering free returns to your customers this Christmas be the key to unlocking an increase in ecommerce sales? Online shopping is a new and sometimes tricky experience for consumers, but one that has experienced a staggering growth – recent predictions suggest online sales will grow by £320bn between now and 2018. But consumers often struggle with the look, fit and feel

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Online shopping exploded in Christmas 2014. UK online shoppers went crazy for special offers around Black Friday, the fourth Friday in November when retailers hold flash sales for one day only, and continued until the big day itself. Since then online shopping has gone from strength to strength. Ecommerce experts are now predicting that Black Friday 2015, which falls on 27th November this year, will bring us the first £1 billion UK online shopping day – big news for any ecommerce business.

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A recent survey commissioned by Yodel found that 30% of shoppers planned to make online purchases on Black Friday. If predictions hold true, this will result in a remarkable fourfold increase in online shoppers taking advantage of promotions to get their Christmas shopping off to a flyer. Last year chaos reigned as bargain-hunters barged their way into big-name stores. But many online businesses experienced disruptions of their own as supply chains failed amidst heavy demand. If you manage an ecommerce

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Time-pressed ecommerce business managers should take note of the wise words of Andrew Carnegie, the great 19th century entrepreneur and philanthropist, “No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit”. Outsourcing your fulfilment could be your first step to better business if you are trying to juggle stock management, expand into new markets and building your brand. If you’re experiencing one or more of our tell-tale signs in your business then you

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