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Taxman targeting eBay sellers

Friday March 23 2012

The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), is using new technology to target eBay and other e-marketplaces as part of a crackdown on businesses with missing tax returns   The biggest online marketplace, eBay, provides retailers with a number of online tools to help sell and ship items to their customers. However, there is no support for tax and VAT reports.  

Developing a hybrid cloud model

Thursday March 15 2012

Retail technology strategist Andy Taylor explains why no one cloud computing model will ever offer the perfect balance of security and cost for all of a retailer’s data – but how a hybrid model will

Reducing basket abandonment

Monday March 12 2012

Today’s internet consumers have got wise to finding the best deals. With less money to spend, they have become more search savvy to find what they want at a price they are happy to pay. But marketing expert Chris Gabriel says there is a lot retailers can do to improve online conversion rates

Turning compliance into business advantage

Tuesday March 6 2012

E-commerce billing expert Gene Hoffman discusses how new EU data protection directive will fuel success for digital retailers

Taking the High Street online and social

Wednesday February 29 2012

Social commerce expert Anton Gething discusses the impact of online retailing in the fortunes of the offline world that is the UK High Street

Cash to cashless: the future of instore technology?

Thursday February 23 2012

Contactless payment has been listed as the future of in-store technology. Richard Olds, who heads up a retail IT services provider, discusses the challenges that still need to be overcome to ensure acceptance of the initiative

Cookie-less tracking in retail

Tuesday February 14 2012

Digital marketing expert Jonathan Erwin discusses which way will the cookie crumble come May 2012

The online mystery shopper comes of age

Sunday February 5 2012

Deri Jones, web monitoring and performance expert argues that retailers should do what the customer does, not what is easy to measure

Performance marketing sets online fashion trend

Wednesday February 1 2012

Affiliate network highlights a growing number of retailers integrating online trading and marketing

UK leads in smart(phone) shopping adoption

Tuesday January 24 2012

Retail technology business consultant, Steven Skinner, discusses the findings of a global study of consumer purchasing habits, which has revealed that UK consumers are tech-savvy when it comes to shopping and are not interested in coupons for purchasing items compared with other global regions

Understanding your shoppers

Friday January 13 2012

Online marketing expert Mike Quinn makes a case for why retailers need to use customer data to drive conversion

Online and social media: 2012 retail saviours

Friday January 13 2012

Last year we saw the start of a High Street upheaval based on the digital revolution. We’re all becoming socially connected shoppers who use our mobile devices to find products, use reviews and ratings, and find the lowest prices of goods and services. However retail technology expert, Ian Pratley, argues that the way we shop will be transformed even further over the next couple of years