Don’t get lost in translation: How to localise your online platforms

  The golden rule of successful international trade is that customers enjoy the same easy shopping experience, regardless of where they are in they are in the world. Humans are inherently wired to want ease, and with localisation of your online platforms, you’re giving your customers just that; ease. Ease to shop in a language they’re comfortable with and ease …

Can online reviews really drive sales?

Online reviews have created a new form of communication that bridges the gap between a brand and its consumers through active participation of consumers and reactive responses of brands. In an age where we have we have immediate access to almost any information at the click of a mouse, it comes as no surprise that the number of consumers participating in …

Drone delivery for eCommerce: Will it ever really take off?

There’s something adherently cool about having your online orders delivered by a computerized, flying machine. In addition to cutting out the need for any awkward small talk with the delivery man, there are a number of ways that drone deliveries in eCommerce could enhance the quality of your online buying experience. Drone deliveries could be applied to food, medications, and …

What does AI mean for the future of eCommerce?

By 2020, 85% of customer interactions will be managed entirely by artificle intelligence. Recent advancements in AI have evolved the way that online retailers can collect data and, most importantly, how quickly they’re able to respond. Whilst the use of AI in eCommerce is not new, we’ve barely scratched the surface in witnessing how this kind of technology will shape …

Jingle Bells, Facebook Sells

Capturing your audience on Facebook is a great way to boost your online sales over the holiday season. Your customers are primed for buying and are ready to splash some cash. Here’s 3 last minute tips on how you can optimize your Facebook advertising and reach your customers before the holiday season is out. Stay Warm No, we don’t mean …

Who won the battle of the 2016 Christmas Ads?

Around this time every year, retailers around the world apply their war paint and prepare themselves for the annual battle of the Christmas Adverts in an attempt to win the hearts (and wallets) of the nation. Now, being experts in eCommerce and all, we’re obviously kind of biased, but this year there are two that have caught our eye: Amazon …

5 Podcasts For the Budding Entrepreneur

Being an eCommerce entrepreneur can be tough work, so we are always looking for advice and inspiration from other people who are on the same journey. Here are our top 5 podcasts:   eCommerceFuel eCommerceFuel is new to the Podcasting world, but host Andrew Youderian has already made a name for himself as an eCommerce expert. Focused on providing tips …

Black Friday – Clicks, not bricks.

The phrase “Black Friday” spirals consumers across the world into a manic state of excitement. The prospect of a bargain sends hundreds and thousands of shoppers to queue outside stores in the early hours of the morning ready to tackle the sales (and anybody who might get in their way) with relentless ferocity. We’ve all seen the terrifying images that …

It’s closing time for Black Friday

Originating in the US, Black Friday is the day after thanksgiving when hundreds and thousands of turkey-stuffed shoppers flock to stores across the country and fight – often quite literally – for the holiday seasons’ biggest discounts and bargains. In recent years, the phenomenon has spread on an international scale, with retailers in countries across the globe celebrating Black Friday …

A reminder about Declared Values

*This post is intended for our existing clients* With a recent tightening of rules from some of our courier partners about the consequences of incorrectly declaring the value of goods in a shipment, we want to ensure that you have the right information to hand when preparing your orders. In a nutshell, you should always declare the full market value …