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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 up to Christmas.   This year especially, retailers can’t afford to let cybercrime eat into profits. With the pandemic proving to be the ideal breeding ground for hacks, data breaches and phishing scams, the risk seems greater than ever. For eCommerce retailers already trying to plan for an unprecedented peak season, the potential for a catastrophic security incident is yet another factor to consider – and it’s a vital factor to not overlook.  …

Guest Blog: Why your business needs an ERP system

4.9.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Megan Gee, Marketing Executive at Khaos Control. For many small and medium businesses, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking busy spells are only temporary.  You become a reactive business, responding to peaks as they happen and…

Planning for an unprecedented peak season 

15.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

Is it ever too early to start peak-season planning? Year on year, Black Friday grows in popularity in the UK, with only 8% of people saying that they avoid the event altogether. Each year we talk about making sure your…

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.…

What is an eCommerce Business?

4.11.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

By definition, eCommerce is the activity of buying or selling products online. An eCommerce business is usually involved in the selling aspect, using their website as a virtual store through which consumers can purchase goods over the internet. So, whenever…

eCommerce Guest Blog: Get Ready for the Internet’s Peak Season

21.10.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

Mark Blackhurst, Co-Founder of Digital Next, shares his behind-the-scenes tips and tricks as the eCommerce peak season creeps closer. As any experienced sales or marketing professional knows all too well, eCommerce companies need to prepare meticulously for the weeks leading…

Six Key Takeaways from eCommerce Live UK 2019

18.10.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

"eCommerce is disrupting traditional retail on a huge scale - and no business will escape that disruption." That's how Brian McBride, former ASOS chairman and CEO of Amazon.co.uk, kicked off eCommerce Live UK 2019. And it certainly set the tone…

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: When and How to Prepare

11.9.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

Black Friday falls on the last Friday of November each year, with Cyber Monday the following Monday. What was once two days of discounted products has now become multiple weeks of flash deals and sales, though these two days still…

5 FREE Resources to Kickstart Your Week

2.9.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

Did you know that UKFast provides free, informative webinars and whitepapers on a whole host of topics to help you develop your business? In this blog we’ve gathered five of our latest whitepapers and webinars which will get you up…