UK-NZ Free Trade Agreement | Antiques Drive Retail Sales | 10 Ways to Avoid Abandoned Carts

Posted on 8/08/2019 by DHL Express

UK and New Zealand move towards free trade agreement

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss met with David Parker, New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth, to discuss a future trade agreement between the two nations. They agreed to move as quickly as possible towards a free trade agreement after the UK has left the European Union.

Liz Truss commented on the deeply rooted relationship between the UK and New Zealand and said: “I want New Zealand to be one of the first free trade agreements the UK signs as we prepare to become an independent trading nation once again.”

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Antique purchases drive up UK retail sales

Unexpectedly strong retail sales in June were driven by sales of second-hand goods in charity shops and antique dealers. The quantity of goods bought in June rose 1 per cent in comparison to the previous month, despite city economists forecasting a 0.3 per cent drop.

Ryan Murphy, Head of Retail Sales at the Office for National Statistics, commented on the unexpected increase. “[…] retail as a whole saw a return to growth in the month of June, mainly due to growth in non-food stores, with increased sales in second-hand goods, including charity shops and antiques.”

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10 ways to avoid abandoned trolleys

Abandoned trolleys can be a headache for most retailers, but the solution might not be as complicated as you think. We bring you our top tips and quick fixes that could help maximise your online sales.

From only asking customers what you need to know, to always keeping their trolleys in plain view, read our ten ways to avoid shopping carts from being deserted.

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