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eCards taking over the sentiment industry

For decades, people looked forward to their daily stop at the mailbox when their birthdays approached, anticipating greetings from far-off places.

New thinking in car buying

New thinking in car buying

Automotive retailing is evolving and customer expectations are changing. Today, customers visit a car dealership just 1.3 times before purchase.

Holiday bookings via tablets surges

According to research by ABTA there has been a significant increase in the use of tablets and mobiles to book holidays online in the past 12 months.

Digital services suppliers urged to register for new EU VAT service

Businesses supplying digital services across the European Union will be able to register for a new online VAT service from 20 October.

Online exporting package helps British businesses ‘sell while they sleep’

UK Businesses will have access to a new suite of services to help boost their international trade through UKTI’s new e-Exporting Programme.

25 amazing tips to help you sell more effectively via eBay

25 amazing tips to help you sell more effectively via eBay

More and more businesses are turning to eBay as a base for selling items. It offers a huge marketplace to benefit from, giving your products incredible exposure, without the hassle of an in-built webstore on an internet page.

Don’t mention the car: German brands dominate Auto Trader searches

When it comes to searches on Auto Trader, UK marketplace for new and used cars, German brands dominate. Collectively the top four brands accounted for 34.2% of searches on the site, according to figures for August 2014.

From 3 tracks of German rock to 3 billion sales - eBay UK turns 15

From 3 tracks of German rock to 3 billion sales - eBay UK turns 15

1999 was the year that Posh and Becks tied the knot, the year the Euro made its currency debut and when one in five UK homes surfed the net to the tune of dial-up. It was also the year that eBay arrived in the UK.

Arcadia signs digital partnership in China with ShangPin for Topshop and Miss Selfridge

ShangPin.com, China's first online multi-brand retailer of designer and contemporary fashion, has signed an agreement with Arcadia Group Ltd to be their first online partner inChina. Both the Topshop and Miss Selfridge brands will launch on the ShangPin.com site from September 2014.

What is 'Load Testing'?

What is 'Load Testing'?

In the modern business world, where more and more customers are flocking online, it is essential that your business has a good website whatever service or product you provide.

Car manufacturer sites rely on content websites to catch consumers before they decide

Manufacturer websites play a limited role in the early stages of the car buying process as consumers favour automotive content sites.

New powers could bring "click and collect" to a store near you

New powers could bring "click and collect" to a store near you

New plans would enable British high streets to adapt to meet the changing needs of today’s modern consumer.

Companies struggle to embed cross-channel approach to marketing

The majority of companies are focused on integrated marketing but many are still struggling to implement a truly cross-channel approach, according to new research.

Smartphone searches: A recipe for grocery sales success

All device grocery search volumes grew 22% in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter a year earlier.

iBeacons - What you need to know

Nope that’s not an air freshener on the wall in Tesco’s, it’s an iBeacon - Apple’s newest way to provide iPhone users and other iOS devices location based information via Bluetooth low-energy wireless technology.