James Davey

47 Flips | 2 Magazines | 6 Likes | 3 Following | 22 Followers | @mrbisto | James is a multi-channel strategist and visionary, with over 18 years experience in digital; delivering e-commerce excellence and effective marketing strategies for some of the best-known brands in the UK.

Why retailers stop selling online: the hidden cost of e-commerce

As the fastest growing retail market in Europe and North America, e-commerce is seen by many as essential for business success. At Christmas in particular, 73% of UK consumers will buy gifts online – that amounted to £24.4bn in 2015.<p>For many small businesses, e-commerce has allowed them to explore …

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Foursquare has an amazing 'superpower' that wants to take over your phone

One of the top-rated pizza places in Brooklyn on Foursquare is called Lucali.<p>The first time I went there for dinner a couple of months ago, I sat down at a table, picked up the menu, and felt my iPhone vibrate. It was Foursquare sending me a notification with one of the app's millions of …

Mike Ashley will struggle to copy John Lewis

Sports Direct’s attempt to turn itself into another John Lewis will begin in earnest this week. Mike Ashley’s comment that he wants to make his chain the best employer on the high street behind the department store giant was unprecedented. In the coming months we will see whether he means what he …

John Lewis

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Apple And John Lewis Lead Retail Rankings For Value Added Services, BookingBug Study Shows

Apple and John Lewis are the top retailers for offering value added services in the US and UK respectively in 2015, according to a new Retail Services Index commissioned by the online scheduling system BookingBug.<p>The research, which looks specifically at in-store services, was conducted by mystery …

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Graze cashes in on growing appetite for healthy snacks

An attempted government clampdown on sugar and a drive by supermarkets to stock healthier snacks has led to a surge in sales for Graze, the British healthy food business.<p>Britain’s leading retailers, including Tesco and Sainsbury’s, have signed up the brand to thousands of stores in recent weeks and …

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Fashion Metric scores $1M seed round for algorithmic tailoring

Image copyright FashionMetric.Fashion Metric, a two-year-old startup that can provide a retailer with your body measurement by asking you less than a …

eBay's magic mirrors will give shoppers fashion advice

At the new Rebecca Minkoff store in San Francisco, the mirrors come alive. Walk into the fitting room with, say, a blouse and a jacket, and the dark …

Venture Investors Get Fashion Fever As Early Stage Deals Soar

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Christine Magee is an analyst for CrunchBase.</i><p>There’s a brand new dance in venture capital, as investors have gone fashion-mad.<p>After watching JustFab and Gilt Groupe explode into billion dollar companies while Warby Parker raised over $100 million to sell stylish eyeglasses, investors …

Why a Taxi App With $100 Million in Funding Failed in the U.S.

This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>When Hailo, a mobile application that hails taxi cabs, arrived in New York in early 2013 it was expected to take the country’s largest taxi market by storm, with the rest of the U.S. not far behind. On Tuesday, the startup company said that it plans …

Plastc wants to be the only credit card you'll ever need

Your fat wallet wants to meet Plastc -- a device which its manufacturers claim can replace most of the credit/gift/loyalty cards you currently mule about. It works by pairing with an app on your phone (via Bluetooth), which provides near unlimited storage for all your cards (Plastc itself can <i>only</i> …

Amazon launches Dash barcode scanner for your home

Amazon launches its 'magic wand': Dash barcode scanner orders groceries from the comfort of your kitchen<p><b>Dash is free to customers of Amazon Fresh in</b> …

Collaborative Commerce: 7 Ways to Play in the Sharing Economy

en_US<p>article<p>Amazon’s not the only threat to online retail and brands selling direct to consumer – the shift towards the “collaborative economy” has …

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Retailers need to wake up to the growing number of ‘twilight shoppers’ using mobile

Mobile is extending shopping hours with increasing numbers of shoppers buying from high street brands between 6am and 9am and between 5pm and …

How Johnnie Boden came to dress the UK's yummy mummies

<b>"Ugly building. Nice clothes," says the sign outside mail order clothing firm Boden, provider of the unofficial uniform for so-called yummy mummies and their children across the UK.</b><p>The firm's headquarters, in a concrete block on a drab London trading estate, are about as different as you can …

Adding Free Shipping Threshold Increases eCommerce AOV by 7.32%

Imagine yourself looking for the latest book by your favorite author on Amazon. You find it, add it to cart but just then the magical words ‘Free …

Brits to spend over £1,000 online for first time in 2014

British consumers are set to spend more than £1,000 online on average this year for the first time, according to a new study.<p>The UK, France and …

eBay Collections launches into the uk

There is never a dull moment in the world of retail, and this week was no exception, as Sainsbury’s made the surprise announcement of its intention …

Next to launch branded spin-off site

There is never a dull moment in the world of retail, and this week was no exception, as Sainsbury’s made the surprise announcement of its intention …

Online sales grow at strongest rate for five years

Online sales grew by almost a fifth in January as the sector turned in its strongest start-of-year performance for five years, according to British …

John Lewis passes the £1bn milestone online as its parent company's sales top £10bn

Fast online growth helped drive sales at the John Lewis Partnership past the £10bn milestone, with John Lewis' online sales alone past £1bn for the …

How Effective Is Your Multichannel Strategy?

The UK is home to the world‘s biggest online spenders. British shoppers spent £91 billion online in 2013, a figure that‘s expected to break through …

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing mulls $5bn bid for J Crew

Subscribe now for full access or register to continue reading<p>Retail Week is the most trusted source of business intelligence for the retail industry. …

A third of online sales now made via mobile devices

GENERAL MERCHANDISE<p>27 February 2014 | by The Retail Bulletin<p>Latest results from the IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmarking (Q4 2013/4) reveal that …