70% of UK shoppers plan to spend more than £200 online in the run up to Christmas, but only if the sites work
Wicked Uncle, the gift website specialising in the latest and most popular children's gifts, has appointed viral and digital marketing agency TAMBA to create a viral game to attract new customers and increase the company's online presence.
Many UK retailers are neglecting to include added-value content and features on their websites that will encourage repeat visits, high transaction values and ongoing brand loyalty, according to a new study from dotCommerce.
The UK-based subsidiary of CyberSource has announced it is working with Debenhams Direct to assist in the secure processing and management of its online transactions.
The US speciality fashion retailer, Nordstrom has chosen to use Oracle Retails Planning Application to help maximise sales and improve customer service.
Eurostop, a retail management solutions supplier now has eight retailers live with its systems at the prestigious Westfield White City shopping centre. Retailers at Westfield using Eurostops e rmis retail management system and its e pos till system include established names such as Octopus, Joseph, Firetrap and smaller independents, like Larizia.
The West Edmonton Mall (WEM), in Alberta, Canada, has selected and installed Synergis from provider Genetec for a major access control system upgrade.
White Stuff, the multichannel clothing retailer, has signed a deal with Island Pacific to implement a complete planning solution, to incorporate budgetary, assortment, store and merchandising planning. The contract was signed in mid-July 2009, and roll out is planned for December.
Proof that the recession has hit retailers hard is clear from the list of top 100 companies according to a survey just released by market researcher, Martec International and sponsored by BT Expedite. The IT in Retail report shows that the highest number of companies in seven years has dropped out of the list due to liquidation, including MFI, Woolworths and Zavvi.
Corporate clothing specialist, Sue Stedman Limited, has marked its 20th anniversary with the roll out of an expansion programme, which has seen the business upgrade its warehousing and logistics operations.
Research commissioned by IT systems, services and products company, Fujitsu has revealed that retailers are continuing to tighten their belts in light of the current economic climate, with 95% expecting the recession to last up to another two years.
Staples, the world's largest office products company has selected the Workforce Management solution from RedPrairie Corporation to provide support for labour across Staples' US retail supply chain operations. Nearly 1,500 associates will use the solution in four distribution centres located in California.