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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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