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Amazon rival OnBuy reaches milestone after listing its millionth product

Amazon rival OnBuy reaches milestone after listing its millionth product

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British online marketplace OnBuy.com has listed its millionth product, reaching a major milestone in its rapid growth.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 19th 2017 at 4:12PM
Dolphin Music brand withdrawn as PMT consolidates online presence

Dolphin Music brand withdrawn as PMT consolidates online presence

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S&T Audio, the holding company of MI leading retailer Professional Music Technology (PMT) and Dolphin Music, has announced that over the next few weeks the Dolphin Music brand will be ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 19th 2017 at 11:04AM
Debit cards become no.1 payment method in UK, but is the price still too high for retailers?

Debit cards become no.1 payment method in UK, but is the price still too high for retailers?

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More than 50 per cent of all retail transactions were made by debit cards throughout 2016, according to the new Payments Survey from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 14th 2017 at 10:54AM
Top 10 stories of the week: Camden Guitars burnt down, Summer NAMM guide, Most popular UK region for online retail

Top 10 stories of the week: Camden Guitars burnt down, Summer NAMM guide, Most popular UK region for online retail

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The biggest story on MI Pro this week was the news that Camden Guitars was burnt down during the fire that broke out at Camden Lock Market on July 10th.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 14th 2017 at 10:02AM

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GAK celebrates 25 years of business with a month of 48-hour giveaways

GAK celebrates 25 years of business with a month of 48-hour giveaways

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Family owned and operated musical instrument retailer GAK is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 13th 2017 at 11:30AM
Can MI retailers cash in on Amazon Prime Day?

Can MI retailers cash in on Amazon Prime Day?

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Today (July 11th) is Amazon Prime Day – a Black Friday-like event that the retail giant kick-started in 2015 to offer exclusive deals to its Prime customers.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 11th 2017 at 11:49AM
What's the most popular UK region for online shopping?

What's the most popular UK region for online shopping?

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Continuing our monthly report from PCA Predict on the habits of online shoppers, June’s statistics have revealed how the general election on June 8th affected consumer spending, and what region ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 7th 2017 at 11:22AM
BRC asks for further clarity for EU nationals working in UK retail

BRC asks for further clarity for EU nationals working in UK retail

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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has been campaigning for the rights of EU nationals currently in the UK and UK nationals in other EU member states to be confirmed since ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 27th 2017 at 10:44AM

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How Brexit has affected online retail over the past 12 months

How Brexit has affected online retail over the past 12 months

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It has been one year since 51.9% of the voting population in the UK decided that leaving the European Union was best for Britain.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 11:18AM
BRC reacts to Queen's Speech: 'Encouraging news for retailers'

BRC reacts to Queen's Speech: 'Encouraging news for retailers'

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The Queen’s Speech took place yesterday, outlining a number of new laws aimed at preparing the UK for a “smooth and orderly” exit from the European Union.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 11:47AM
Retailers urged to step up fraud detection and prevention

Retailers urged to step up fraud detection and prevention

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New research has outlined how big of a problem fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions will be over the next five years.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 21st 2017 at 10:42AM
Here's why Worldpay is big news for UK retailers

Here's why Worldpay is big news for UK retailers

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Payment technology provider Worldpay has launched a pilot scheme in the UK for its new app that enables merchants to take payments from customers via their mobile phone.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 20th 2017 at 12:04PM

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Inflation stats suggest difficult times ahead for retailers

Inflation stats suggest difficult times ahead for retailers

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The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that inflation continued to rise in May, placing UK consumers in a tricky position when it comes to managing their ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 15th 2017 at 11:09AM
How to design an efficient e-commerce website for today's 'mobile first' consumers

How to design an efficient e-commerce website for today's 'mobile first' consumers

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Ben Morgan, head of partnerships at unbiased price search engine Pricesearcher.com, outlines a number of practical tips for creating the ideal e-commerce website for today’s ‘mobile first’ consumers…

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:29AM
High street footfall down in May - steepest decline since June 2016

High street footfall down in May - steepest decline since June 2016

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BRC and Springboard’s footfall and vacancies monitor for May has revealed that footfall fell by 1.0% in the UK, the first decline since February.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 12th 2017 at 4:50PM