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Keep up to date with the latest Mercury Order news and online developments

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Keep up to date with the latest Mercury Order news and online developments

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 digitally enabled, even with the basic use of platforms or tools weathered the crisis better - which largely affected those who delayed going online. It’s a necessity for business owners to invest in their digitalisation to remain more competitive and ...

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, we have five compelling reasons to start using our cutting-edge software: 1. Simple set-up Mercury Order gives your customers fast and easy online ordering with minimum set-up time and investment by you, the retailer or wholesaler. To get started simply ...

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 free – will it be efficient for the surge of retailers selling on the diluted marketplace? The flaws of Facebook Shops Long loading time The Facebook app is extremely heavy and takes a while to load properly. Nearly 70% of ...

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 distancing measures. Key drivers for contactless consumerism: Contact-free delivery options or click and collect have become the retail industry’s solution to social distancing. It is an option that should be incorporated by all retailers to meet changed customer expectations. The ...

How can Mercury Order Retail transform your retail business? Join our webinar on the new online ordering platform

Interested in learning how you can win more retail sales while protecting your staff and customers with fast and easy online ordering. Join our Mercury Order Retail online demonstration on June 23 at 3pm to find out how your retail business can push ahead of competitors in online sales for a monthly fee equivalent to a couple of bags of groceries. Mercury Order Retail is the most cost-effective and efficient online ordering system for home delivery and click and collect on the market today During the 30 minute webinar, you will discover how this new online ordering system can transform ...

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 are now buying online - an additional 26,000 retired households ordered an online delivery within a 12-week period, with over-65s spending an extra €8.9 million online. A recent survey revealed that online grocery sales grew by 76% compared to last ...

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