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Charity shops embracing e-commerce for a future online

Charity retailers have an imminent need to to adapt, survive and sell online, with many charities largely dependent on their survival. Covid-19 restrictions have resulted significantly reduced footfall and repeated closures of brick-and-mortar charity stores nationwide as case numbers continue to soar. The shift towards a digital world has been greatly accelerated, with the strong likliehood of lasting effects when ...

Charity shops embracing e-commerce for a future online2021-01-15T00:06:22+00:00

Retailers must compete for online trade as Covid restrictions tighten

Local retailers are moving online to compete with the ecommerce giants and save their Christmas trade, according to digital growth agency, Grofuse.   Amazon and other ecommerce sellers have done significantly well out of this pandemic, and in order to compete with the ecommerce giant and keep their customers, smaller retailers must be selling online, says Grofuse Director Ian Cullen. ...

Retailers must compete for online trade as Covid restrictions tighten2020-11-20T16:16:35+00:00

Consumer spending online remains high despite Level 5 restrictions

Spending for Christmas continues at a steady pace despite Level 5 restrictions, as consumers revert to shopping online. As footfall remains low and uncertainty of when restrictions will be eased remains high, retailers are moving to mitigate lockdown measures by implementing click and collect and delivery services. According to the latest spending analysis from e-money provider Revolut - which is based ...

Consumer spending online remains high despite Level 5 restrictions2020-11-12T10:41:02+00:00

Online selling ‘a lifeline’ for retailers as 18,000 high street stores face closure

Traditional brick and mortar stores continue to struggle with the potential for thousands of high street units to be left empty by the end of this pandemic year. The Covid-19 fallout is rewriting the rules of retail and it’s believed that many shoppers who have switched to buying online may keep doing so long after the coronavirus threat has passed. ...

Online selling ‘a lifeline’ for retailers as 18,000 high street stores face closure2020-11-11T20:31:22+00:00

Which online ordering platform is best for your retail business?

Consumer demand for home delivery and click and collect services is soaring, and as retailers seek out solutions many are confused as to which online ordering system is best for their businesses. Mercury Order has compiled a table to compare multiple features such as software integration and pricing to help you determine the best online ordering system for you and your customers ...

Which online ordering platform is best for your retail business?2020-11-04T22:28:05+00:00

Can retailers still capitalise on Halloween amid Covid-19?

With Halloween approaching, retailers can leverage seasonal shifts to great effect with the right e-commerce solution, according to digital growth agency, Grofuse. As consumer habits change due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are questions as to how retailers should make the most of Halloween this year. The most recent data from Statista found that the UK spent £419 million on Halloween ...

Can retailers still capitalise on Halloween amid Covid-19?2020-10-30T16:34:54+00:00

Retailers go online to prepare for a Covid-Christmas

E-commerce may represent the most effective opportunity for retailers to make it through lockdown, particularly by allowing them to maximise on essential festive trade this winter.   The last three months of the year in the run up to Christmas are generally responsible for the majority of sales in retail. It is also going to be a challenging time for ...

Retailers go online to prepare for a Covid-Christmas2020-10-30T13:24:20+00:00

Is your retail business prepared for the second wave?

The number of daily infections is rising and business owners must start to ‘pandemic proof’ their business. Retailers may already have prepared for a second wave of the virus by investing in an e-commerce strategy, which could become their business’ lifeline. More than 3,700 businesses closed as a result of the first lockdown, with Primark losing an estimated £800 million ...

Is your retail business prepared for the second wave?2020-10-14T14:06:17+00:00

Local retailers turn to online selling as footfall drops by 31%

Local retailers are going digital to prepare for the ‘golden quarter’ and Christmas trading period by offering online ordering services to their customers, according to digital growth agency, Grofuse. Grofuse director, Ian Cullen, said: “More and more small retail businesses are considering the addition of click and collect and/delivery services, as in-store trade plummets due to the current Covid-19 situation. Footfall ...

Local retailers turn to online selling as footfall drops by 31%2020-10-12T08:31:43+00:00

Mercury Order wins ‘Best e-commerce in lockdown’ nomination

Mercury Order is designed to help make ‘shop local’ digital by giving local, independent retailers everywhere a cost-effective online ordering system for their customers. The software was designed during lockdown by Derry-based digital growth agency Grofuse to allow smaller retailers to offer online shopping for home delivery and collection, as well as helping them to compete online against supermarket multiples. Mercury ...

Mercury Order wins ‘Best e-commerce in lockdown’ nomination2020-09-16T15:53:18+00:00
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