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

Retailers must ‘recession proof’ business as Ireland enters recession

With the Irish economy facing an unprecedented challenge due to the economic effects of Covid-19, independent retailers must make the move to e-commerce to stay profitable, according to digital growth agency Grofuse. “The outbreak has accelerated what has been a hesitant embrace of e-commerce. With online shopping predicted to grow by a third by the end of 2020, retailers who have not taken the plunge to online selling risk allowing competitors to gain greater ground amid the economic decline,” says Grofuse Director, Ian Cullen.               Mr Cullen adds: “It’s now a necessity for business ...

‘Recession proof’ your business 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 online shopping predicted to grow by a third by the end of the year. 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 to ‘recession proof’ their ...

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 sparked fear for retailers as they find ways to lure digitally-adapted customers back into stores now that restrictions have eased – but consumers - and their confidence - are not making a strong return. With the recent announcement from Boots to cut 4,000 ...

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 ...

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