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How Covid-19 is changing the way we shop

Our consumer habits will be forever changed by Covid-19. Given the uncertain times ahead, it is important to adapt technology to ensure local retailers can continue to trade safely and provide essential service to their customers and community. Prior to the current crisis E-commerce was already growing at an unprecedented rate. A study in January 2020 projected online sales to ...

How Covid-19 is changing the way we shop2020-06-11T17:25:15+00:00

Make money while you sleep in your local retail business

As consumers adapt to life in social isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic, smaller retailers must also accustom their operations in order protect people and grow their businesses. How can you recoup your losses and innovate for a permanently changed, shopping culture? The coronavirus crisis has largely disrupted day-to-day sales. Retail business owners should focus on building alternative streams to sell ...

Make money while you sleep in your local retail business2020-08-05T14:24:46+00:00

How retailers can compete against the big four

Are small retailers just the right size? Due to the sudden surge of online sales, many large supermarkets have been struggling to cope with the demand and online grocery upheaval. The ‘Big four’ supermarkets – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda – continue tackle the rapid increase in online orders prompted by the coronavirus outbreak. Online grocer Ocado saw its website ...

How retailers can compete against the big four2020-06-11T17:24:16+00:00

Bridging the gap between e-commerce and retail

In the midst of this challenging environment, there is significant innovation by retail brands that have adopted technology to bridge the gap between the physical and online worlds.   As the virus is now at the forefront of everyone’s minds, dealing with its effect on everyday life has become crucial. When many areas of business are struggling, there are opportunities ...

Bridging the gap between e-commerce and retail2020-06-11T17:23:45+00:00

How retailers can help flatten the curve

As efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19 escalate around the world, attention has turned to how individuals and communities can protect one another. By flattening out the epidemic curve, this reduces the surge of cases at any one time, to prevent overwhelming the healthcare system. Independent retailers such as convenience stores, butchers, grocers and pharmacies are in the front ...

How retailers can help flatten the curve2020-06-11T17:25:49+00:00

Wholesale goes retail, the surge of ‘dark stores’

Food wholesalers are pivoting to direct-to-consumer retail in the coronavirus crisis and this is seeing a surge in the number of ‘dark stores’. Food wholesalers in particular are taking this path to help safeguard their futures amid the dramatic decline in sales given the sudden shutdown of the hospitality industry. As more and more customers turn to online grocery shopping and delivery due to the Covid-19 ...

Wholesale goes retail, the surge of ‘dark stores’2020-06-11T17:13:00+00:00

Mercury Order makes ‘shop local’ digital amid Covid-19

Home delivery platform free to retailers to help protect staff and shoppers Irish technology company Grofuse is offering free online shopping software to retailers to help safeguard the health of customers, staff and businesses during the Covid-19 crisis. Mercury Order Retail was created by the Derry-based digital growth agency in an effort to promote social distancing and throw a lifeline ...

Mercury Order makes ‘shop local’ digital amid Covid-192020-06-11T17:08:13+00:00

Retail in a forever changed consumer landscape

A radical shift in buyer behaviours due to Covid-19 will see a forever changed consumer landscape.  As of May, 2020, approximately 62% of UK shoppers said that due to the coronavirus outbreak, they reduced shopping in physical stores.  These shoppers turned to technology to adapt their shopping method in a socially distanced world, bridging the gap between the physical and ...

Retail in a forever changed consumer landscape2020-06-11T17:26:05+00:00

Video: watch our retail demo

Watch the demo video of our online ordering system for retailers. You will see how to navigate our lightning-fast and super easy to use software for you, and your customers. Sign-up today for 3 months FREE and receive a complimentary social media marketing pack. Find out more here: https://mercuryorder.com/retail/ ...

Video: watch our retail demo2020-06-26T11:28:56+00:00

Is the transformed shopping landscape here for good?

The exponential growth of E-commerce activity in Ireland during the coronavirus pandemic is likely to become the ‘new norm’, even beyond the crisis. The transformed consumer landscape may have accelerated a process that was occurring at a much more glacial pace prior to Covid-19. Huge numbers of people that previously avoided or only dabbled in online shopping in the past ...

Is the transformed shopping landscape here for good?2020-06-11T17:33:00+00:00
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