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Jewellery brand Annoushka on making eCommerce the gold standard

Jewellery brand Annoushka on making eCommerce the gold standard

The firm tells Essential Retail why its decision to re-platform the website has been key to its growth strategy

Studio.co.uk: from catalogue to digital first

Studio.co.uk: from catalogue to digital first

The online retailer has rebranded and invested heavily in tech, including automation, AI, and biometric testing

Window shopping: how Terrys Fabrics is using augmented reality

Window shopping: how Terrys Fabrics is using augmented reality

The business has just launched an app to allow customers to see what their blinds will look like, with plans to use it for all their products in the future

Wish.com: the rise of mCommerce

Wish.com: the rise of mCommerce

How the hugely popular bargain app Wish.com is using gameificaiton, customer review data and even bricks and mortar to drive sales

Killing two birds with one stone: How to sell retail solutions to hospitality

Killing two birds with one stone: How to sell retail solutions to hospitality

Essential Retail takes a deep-dive look at the technology opportunity in the hospitality sector.

Retailers going against the grain to overcome silo mentality

Retailers going against the grain to overcome silo mentality

Hobbycraft, River Island, and Whistles are among the retailers breaking down internal organisational silos, aided by digital developments and new services.

How Zalando is doing its bit to improve fashion sustainability

How Zalando is doing its bit to improve fashion sustainability

Zalando increases its sustainable fashion edit, and is trialling other recycle services as fast fashion sector looks to meet consumers' greener needs.

How Jules B uses tech to stay ahead online

How Jules B uses tech to stay ahead online

eCommerce director Tom Jeffrey on working with and competing against Amazon, the benefits of Klarna and why automation is

How Trainline puts customer experience at the heart of its operations

How Trainline puts customer experience at the heart of its operations

From big data to machine learning and onto chat bots, the transport specialist is using innovative technology to deliver an array of smart services.

How sportswear brand Asics played catch up with digital

How sportswear brand Asics played catch up with digital

Japanese sportswear brand Asics talks to Essential Retail about its sprint to get ahead online

Five things on the Feelunique CTO's mind

Five things on the Feelunique CTO's mind

Feelunique CTO Neil Landon on progressive web app plans, running a bespoke web platform, and what’s special about the browser choice of its customers.

The human factor and its role in cybersecurity breaches

The human factor and its role in cybersecurity breaches

We take a look at the threat landscape facing retailers, and what companies can do to boost cyber security

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