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Review: Black Friday 2020

9.12.2020 by Laura Valentine

Like most of this year, 2020’s cyber-weekend was bound to be unprecedented; many stores were closed or operating limited shopper capacity, consumers were reluctant to make large purchases due to financial unrest, and online sales were booming.   Preparing for the unexpected was never going to be easy, so how did Black Friday play out, and what will it mean for eCommerce businesses in the run-up to Christmas?  Lockdown 2.0  The announcement of the UK’s second lockdown not only took its toll on retailers preparing for the peak season, but also on consumers’ shopping plans. At the end of October, it was announced that non-essential retailers in…

Guest Blog: Is your site ready for 2020’s cyber weekend?

23.10.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Mark Blackhurst, co-Founder of Digital Next.   Last year, we highlighted the importance of accelerating the speed of your website in preparation for a traffic surge over the peak period (Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run-up to Christmas). We also…

Peak Season 2020: Stay secure this Black Friday

14.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

What do you get when you cross the biggest shopping day of the year with a year that’s already seen a record-breaking number of cyber-attacks? Over the last few years, the retail industry has experienced a growing number of increasingly damaging attacks and breaches during the peak period of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run…

Black Friday: 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid

13.11.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

A slow site is an eCommerce business’ worst nightmare at the best of times. With the peak season sales period nearly upon us, implementing a strategy which keeps Black Friday disruption to a minimum is paramount to your online success.…

Behind the Scenes: PDH Sports’ Peak Season Prep

12.9.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

This Black Friday and peak-season prep blog is authored by Lisa Hargrave, co-founder of successful racket retailer pdhsports.com.  * After a hyperbolic 2018, the volume of online transactions around the Black Friday weekend and beyond is predicted to be even…

Black Friday 2018: Four Expert Tips to Maximise Conversions

12.10.2018 by Jenn Granger

Is your eCommerce store ready for this year’s peak retail period? As we edge closer and closer to Black Friday, now is the time to prepare if you haven’t already. This Black Friday and Cyber Monday are predicted to attract a…

eCloud®: Burst Your Business Into Action

9.10.2018 by Jenn Granger

You’ve got your suppliers on hand, your website is buzzing and it’s all hands on deck at the office - you’re totally ready for Black Friday. Right? More and more often, we’ve noticed that these peak time periods in the…

Peak Season Prep: Email Registration

28.11.2016 by Jenn Granger

If you survived Black Friday then congratulations everyone; it’s Cyber Monday and you’ve nearly made it through one of the biggest peak periods of the year! But this hefty long weekend is by no means the only peak period so…

Last Minute Tips for Black Friday

14.11.2016 by Jenn Granger

Over the next two weeks the UK will experience two of the biggest peak periods in the calendar – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Online retailers that are properly prepared can make mad gains, while those that aren’t ready might…

Fridays at UKFast – 27th November

27.11.2015 by Jenn Granger

It’s Black Friday guys so get your shopping bargains in but beware, whether you’re a shopper or an e-tailer, make sure you’re protecting your data or Black Friday could get pretty dark! In other news this week we’ve been talking…