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Business as usual from home | Businesses adapt and thrive | Built to last: Levi Strauss

Published 14/01/2021

Just because you’re not at an office desk, doesn’t mean you can’t be just as productive. In fact, many people find that their efficiency goes up when they’re outside of the typical office space. We take a look at assigning and completing tasks, prioritising individual working, managing remote teams, communication and burnout. Find out how […]

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Delivery trends 2021 | UK trade deals with Turkey | What Brits bought in 2020

Published 6/01/2021

The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns around the world may have changed people’s habits in the short term, but there are also consumer and business behaviours which are here to stay. We take a look at the trends set to last as we enter 2021: these include the lasting impact to e-commerce websites, how we will […]

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Countdown to Christmas | UK trade deals with Asia | 7 steps to successful e-commerce

Published 17/12/2020

With just a few days to go until the big day, we bring you the key consumer insights from Singles’ Day and Black Friday so you can maximise your e-commerce sales in the final run-up to the festive season. Spend-savvy consumers are still on the look-out for promotions, so plan ahead if you’re having a […]

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Global Connectedness Index | Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table | Latest e-com trends

Published 10/12/2020

After what’s been an extraordinary year for businesses in every sector, the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2020 provides the first comprehensive assessment of globalisation during the pandemic. The good news for everyone is that there are signs of hope. Despite facing the worst global challenges of our time, with social distancing increasing the distances between […]

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Black Friday roundup | UK-Malaysia Trade | 2020: a transformative year for e-com

Published 3/12/2020

It’s no surprise that shoppers turned to the internet to snap up unbeatable bargains on Black Friday, prompting a huge surge in online sales. The impact of staying indoors meant that e-commerce and click-and-collect services were at an all-time high last weekend. But there has also been a noticeable shift in online sales events, with […]

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UK-Canada trade deal | Multi-channel selling | Christmas business checklist

Published 26/11/2020

On 21 November International Trade Secretary Liz Truss secured an agreement for a continuity trade deal with Canada. The UK and Canada locked in their existing trading relationship worth £20 billion; in 2021 a new tailor-made and more ambitious trade deal will be developed. In 2021 both countries will negotiate to improve on the existing […]

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Deliver a successful peak season | World’s largest trading bloc | After sales opportunity

Published 19/11/2020

The peak season is typically the hardest and most rewarding time of year for businesses. This year, the pandemic has shaped people’s shopping habits and driven more shoppers online – some for the first time – which has led to a number of businesses having to adapt their model. With retail store closures to last […]

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Global e-commerce news | UK-Singapore partnership | New Express website

Published 12/11/2020

This week the latest e-commerce trends from around the world include a new marketplace for literary lovers, why Chinese consumers want foreign brands on Singles’ Day and innovative packaging helping one beauty giant to go green. There are just a few days left until the world’s holiday shopping season kicks off; make sure your business […]

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Black Friday | UK leads value-generating and values-driven free trade policy | The business of Christmas 2020

Published 5/11/2020

The countdown has begun to one of the biggest online shopping days in the world – Black Friday 2020, this year’s event will take place on Friday 27 November. If you run an e-commerce business, it could be your most lucrative day this year which counts more than ever right now. Black Friday has expanded […]

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China’s Singles’ Day | UK-Taiwan trade talks | PayPal success in the UK

Published 29/10/2020

China’s Singles’ Day on 11 November is the biggest shopping day in the world. The holiday was initially conceived by Chinese university students wishing to celebrate their single status. In 2009, China’s leading e-commerce marketplace Alibaba began marketing Singles’ Day as a special sales event. Since then, it’s not unusual for sales to reach ten […]

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