Seven stats revealing Amazon Prime’s amazing growth

Amazon Prime continues to aggressively grow retail market share – here are seven secrets of its success from the online retailer’s 2017 Q4 results call.

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4 AI lessons for CIOs to consider according to Gartner

The CIO community – in retail and across multiple other industries – has shown a significant level of interest in artificial intelligence (AI), but implementation remains at low levels, according to Gartner.

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Mobile Shopping: Unlocking the potential of m-commerce

Mobile shopping innovators from across Europe gathered in central London for two days of inspirational talks and workshops earlier this month. The Mobile Shopping conference and exhibition shone a spotlight on the extent to which m-commerce has progressed in the last decade. Attendees came away with insights into what leading brands and retailers are aspiring …

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NRF 2018: 5 brands using Instagram for business success

Instagram’s chief operating officer (COO), Marne Levine, used her presentation at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show to detail how retailers and brands are using Instagram to connect with their customers, thanks to the launch of the company’s Stories and Ads features in the last two years.

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NRF 2018: Key quotes from retailers and brands

Retail Connections attended this year’s National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City, and we’ve picked out some of the most pertinent quotes from retailers and brands participating in the conference.

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What’s happening at Mobile Shopping 2018?

For those who’d like to boost their knowledge of the potential of m-commerce, the Mobile Shopping Europe conference later this month is a must. Taking place 31st January – 1st February at the Hilton London Bankside, the event shines a spotlight on exactly how far m-commerce has progressed, and what leading brands and retailers are aspiring …

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Interview: Find Me a Gift managing director Adam Gore

Find Me a Gift (FMAG) makes 50% of its annual turnover in the six weeks leading up to Christmas, going from 1,000 orders on a typical day to 12,000 every 24 hours during the festive period. Luckily, founder and managing director of the online retail business Adam Gore found time in his busy schedule at …

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Five minutes with lingerie brand Bluebella founder Emily Bendall

Bluebella is a modern lingerie and nightwear brand, which sells its products online via Bluebella.com and Bluebella.us, and through wholesale partnerships with a fast-growing roster of internationally-renowned retail partners such as ASOS, John Lewis, Zalando, Nordstrom, Figleaves, and Revolve.

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Technology-focused Newegg breaking new ground internationally

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) – formerly the Department for Trade & Investment – announced a partnership with US eCommerce marketplace Newegg at the start of December.

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M-commerce is still ‘work in progress’ for many retailers

Have European retailers mastered m-commerce? After a decade of wrestling with the technology, it seems the majority aren’t there yet. It’s true that retailers from Amazon to Zara have successfully turned phones into shopping channels, and brands as diverse as Burberry and Tesco have demonstrated the power of phones as social marketing tools. But according …

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