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Make clever use of data to drive conversion from international online shoppers.
Optimizely’s UK country manager, Marie Despringhere, calls on retailers to get creative to drive up conversions
In May this year, then-prime minister David Cameron announced proposals to introduce a new corporate offence of failing to prevent economic crime. If brought to fruition, these proposals could represent the biggest shake-up in corporate criminal liability to date.
Retailers must widen the data sets they look at to develop collections that perfectly suit their customers’ needs, says data scientist Clive Humby
Uncertainty about how the UK’s vote to leave the European Union will be realised makes it difficult to predict exactly how it will affect the fashion industry’s legal rights.
Earlier this month, Cartier owner Richemont won a landmark court case against five UK internet service providers (ISPs), requiring them to block access to websites selling counterfeit goods online. This is great news for luxury fashion brands.
Across the globe, retailers face an increasingly competitive market and ensuring an excellent customer experience is vital in securing brand loyalty. It is therefore essential that retailers implement processes to support performance management, including identifying top performers, and up-skilling those employees who need to develop in this area.
Marks & Spencer has the backing of a nation. Most shoppers – 81% in fact – are willing it to succeed, our recent consumer survey shows. But as yesterday’s first-quarter figures proved, chief executive Steve Rowe has a big job on his hands.
In a bid to encourage more conscientious consumption, Sweden’s ShareWear campaign, in partnership with VisitSweden and the Swedish Institute, loans new garments to people for free – provided the borrower passes them on after a week using Instagram. Is this a potential threat to retailers or could this be the opportunity to create a new buying model for the future?
Talking Business: Access to buyers with budgets is number one problem for new designers Subscription
Our retail market is famed for its professionalism and sophistication around the world but, faced with huge costs from a dysfunctional retail and property market dominated by overseas interests and an “unbalanced” British economy”, most retailers dare not risk stocking the products of start-ups, designer brands or collections made in UK.