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Buying into London’s retail tech future
posted on September 26, 2016

Tom Adeyoola, founder of e-commerce fashion platform Metail, explores the future of retail technology in the UK.

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Innovate UK competition to award £175,000 to retail innovation startups
posted on January 14, 2016

IC tomorrow is giving five small businesses the chance to win £35,000 to help them overcome five major digital challenges currently facing the retail sector as part of its attempt to drive industry-wide innovation. Launched by Innovate UK,  IC tomorrow has worked with partners in the retail  industry to define a series of key issues: including…

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Security, speed and simplicity: making e-commerce easy
posted on January 13, 2016

There is a golden rule in e-commerce: make it easy. Customers don’t want to spend hours filling in online forms or be worried about how safe their personal information is because they’ve been redirected to another site before making a payment. They want simplicity, security and speed. But the latest estimates from UK-based research firm…

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Russ Shaw: A year in review for London technology
posted on January 4, 2016

Russ Shaw, is founder of Tech London Advocates (TLA), a coalition of over 2,100 expert individuals who champion London’s potential as a world-class hub for tech and digital businesses. In this article, he examines the biggest tech developments and challenges in London in 2015. Never before has British technology enjoyed such a global reputation for innovation,…

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Sauce helps retailers address their huge data problem – Startup of the Week
posted on September 23, 2015

Welcome to the  second episode of the Elevator Pitch series 5! Every week we publish a 30-second pitch from our Elevator Pitch winners. These startups, chosen by a panel of expert judges for their potential to change the world, join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, import.io and Glow, and have to-date raised more…

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Retailers must prepare for tech native Generation Z
posted on September 9, 2015

Retailers should start bracing themselves for the expectations of Generation Z (individuals born after the late 1990s) now or risk missing out on the growing market, a survey commissioned by delivery platform Shutl has warned. The survey of 2,000 UK consumers, carried out by Red Dot Research, found that almost twice as many (60%) 18-24 year…

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Enter the Startup Retail Awards for a chance to head to Madrid
posted on August 26, 2015

Entries have opened for Spain’s Retail Startup Awards, offering the opportunity to get a trip to Madrid, along with a €5,000 prize and three months’ incubation for your product or service. The awards are part of the Everywhere Store Conference, organised by retail software company Tlantic, and include a day of pitching by startups to VCs,…

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Fewer than 3% of retailers are mobile-ready, says Barclays
posted on April 13, 2015

While the value of mobile shopping is expected to grow by more than five times to £53.6bn by 2024, research from Barclays has found that fewer than 3% of retailers say they’re at the cutting-edge of this technology. Smartphone and tablet’s influence on commerce could touch as much as 42% of all sales in a…

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Appear Here raises $7.5m from Balderton for even more popups
posted on November 26, 2014

Retail space marketplace Appear Here has raised $7.5m from one of Europe’s biggest VCs Balderton Capital. The London-based startup puts retail landlords in touch with business owners to facilitate the rental of space. The platform currently caters for Bath, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, and Manchester. Old Street takeover Founded by Ross Bailey in 2012,…

M-Commerce roundtable

Report: M-commerce – the future of retail
posted on June 3, 2014

Mobile commerce (m-commerce) has changed the way that retailers and brands interact with consumers, with nearly four in 10 visits to retail websites made via a mobile device. The challenge for businesses, then, is how to approach m-commerce. While younger companies can build their m-commerce proposition from the ground up, more established brands often have…

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eCommera raises $41m to reconfigure retail
posted on February 24, 2014

Retail migration service eCommera has raised $41 million to help retailers profit from the move to omni-channel commerce. The company is part of the Government’s year-long Future Fifty programme for selected high-growth companies. Dawn Capital led the Series C funding round, along with investors West Coast Capital, Frog Capital, ePlanet Capital, WPP and new partner Wti….

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StreetHub brings Click & Collect to independent retailers
posted on November 18, 2013

StreetHub is a platform for independent shops to offer click and collect services without needing to build their own system. Retailers provide their location and product list, and shoppers can find out what’s in the shops near them, reserve it online and pick it up in-store. Right under your nose The service also makes it…

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