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Irish government announces funding for retailers to go digital

As many businesses scramble to adapt to online selling in an effort to quickly recoup their coronavirus losses, the government has announced an ‘Online Retail Scheme’. This enables Irish retailers to enhance and improve their digital capability while developing a more competitive online presence. Successful applicants will be awarded funding of up to 80% of the project eligible costs, with ...

Irish government announces funding for retailers to go digital2020-08-05T15:00:15+00:00

Online shopping is a necessity to revive your business

The past few months have compelled retailers to create multiple streams of income by selling online in a bid to build business resilience, are you among them? It’s evident by now that the coronavirus pandemic has triggered a deterioration in high streets due to the decrease in consumer confidence and increase in e-commerce. The collapse of the high street has ...

Online shopping is a necessity to revive your business2020-09-29T12:05:20+00:00

Prepare for a recession by optimising sales through e-commerce

With the global economy facing an unprecedented challenge due to the rapid spread of coronavirus, how do you plan to keep your business profitable? The outbreak has accelerated what has been a hesitant embrace of e-commerce. With just 17% of businesses employing 249 or less staff to sell online in the European Union, according to Eurostat. Retailers that were already ...

Prepare for a recession by optimising sales through e-commerce2020-08-06T10:14:47+00:00

Five reasons to use Mercury Order

Have you heard about the latest super-fast online ordering system being snapped up by retailers? It’s called Mercury Order. In the midst of a pandemic crisis and e-Commerce revolution, it’s what your business needs. To make it simple for you to decide if you should start selling online, or if you are not satisfied with your current online ordering provider, ...

Five reasons to use Mercury Order2020-08-05T15:06:24+00:00

Is Facebook Shops a good move for your business?

Facebook has launched Facebook Shops, a service that will allow businesses to display and sell products on its platforms. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, is positioning Facebook Shops as a tool for small businesses, many of which have had to close their doors and move online due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, for such a large corporation offering the service for ...

Is Facebook Shops a good move for your business?2020-08-05T15:05:51+00:00

The rise in contactless consumerism

The inflation of contactless purchases suggests a growing consumer appetite for ease and convenience of digital shopping. Contactless retail has enabled omni-channel retailers the ability to provide shoppers with immediate order fulfillment, at a distance, either via pick-up or doorstep delivery. In March, click and collect features saw an increase 35% week-on-week, as retailers and shoppers adapted quickly to social ...

The rise in contactless consumerism2020-08-05T15:05:14+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?2020-08-05T15:03:33+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 totechnology to adapt their shopping method in a socially distanced world, bridging the gap between the physical and virtual ...

Retail in a forever changed consumer landscape2020-08-05T15:01:40+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-192020-08-05T15:01:04+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 ...

Wholesale goes retail, the surge of ‘dark stores’2020-08-05T14:59:42+00:00
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