Ecommerce

Research: Industrial Robots Could Improve UK Productivity

Automation crucial to increase UK productivity levels. Blog Post by John Burgess The UK is lagging behind other countries in its use of industrial robots, and its national productivity is suffering as a result, according to analysis by Balloon One. Compared to nations with a similar manufacturing output, we are using fewer robots in industry …

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E2E 2019: Balloon One User Conference

E2E 2019: Balloon One User Conference. Blog Post by Claire Kerr We held our E2E 2019 user conference last week. Although we’ve held user events for many years, this was the first one we have branded this way. E2E stands for ‘end to end’ and explains how we approach the supply chain. The event is …

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The Rise of Ecommerce & Your Warehousing Operations

The rise of ecommerce has brought dramatic changes to the warehousing sector. The rapid growth of both B2B and B2C ecommerce has triggered a revolution in customer expectations. In turn, this has required innovation and change from distributors. As a nation, the UK is the largest online spender in Europe, so it’s unsurprising that it’s …

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6 Wholesale Distribution trends for 2019

6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

What does 2019 have in store for companies involved in wholesale and distribution? Last year, we predicted that the focal points of distribution trends for 2018 would be technology and customer-centricity. We foresaw an increase in the use of warehouse robotics and automation. And we felt that distributors would increasingly look to put their customers …

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ecommerce integrations

How Integrating eCommerce with Your ERP Can Drive Efficiency

One of the most prominent trends in commerce to be observed this century has been the demise of the high-street. The phenomenon has been hastened by the growth of online retail, where ecommerce has attracted those keen to run a business without the overheads associated with a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ store. While individual ecommerce …

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Distribution

5 Distribution Trends to Look Out for in 2017

Many industries at the moment are undergoing a period of disruptive change. New, hybrid business models are emerging and rapid advances in technology are effecting digital transformation. These same drivers and influences are at play in the distribution sector too. And it’s the companies that embrace these changes that will best placed to shape the …

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Drop Ship

How ERP Can Enable Supplier Drop Ship Fulfilment

Supplier drop ship is becoming very popular amongst retailers and marketplace owners. It has a number of financial and supply chain benefits that make it an attractive fulfilment method for retailers. What is drop shipping? Drop shipping is the supply chain method where retailers sell products to their customers but do not actually ever handle …

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ScandiKitchen

Case study: A Move to the Cloud Facilitates Growth for Scandinavian Kitchen

  Scandinavian Kitchen is one of the UK’s leading Scandinavian food outlets. Through both its online store and its central London café and shop, the company provides freshly-made food and groceries from across Scandinavia. Scandinavian Kitchen was established by a Dane and a Swede, who aim to bring the best of Nordic cuisine to their …

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E-commerce Cloud

Future Ecommerce Will Take Place in the Cloud

A study from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by NetSuite, shows that future ecommerce will take place in the cloud. Integrated ecommerce solutions, such as the use of cloud solutions, bring major benefits for midmarket companies. The key takeaways from the report are: Business- to business buying is moving online. Notably 72% of respondents said that more than a quarter of …

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