Inspiring Great Retail Reports
Our series of reports delves into the world of retail, with thoughts, facts, figures and predictions for this ever-changing industry.
In this issue, we look at social media’s place in ecommerce and how it’s developing (or not) in the retail world. How are retailers using social? Does it deliver measurable sales results or is it just a “nice to have” marketing support?
Welcome to Inspiring Great Retail, Autumn/Winter 2016. In this edition, we dive into a rapidly-growing and often overlooked area of ecommerce, connected commerce.
Welcome to our fourth edition of Inspiring Great retail, Summer 2016. This edition gets into the nitty gritty of web performance.
View our third report.
In this edition we applaud retailers that are making great use of customer communications and building loyal customers in the process.
View our first report.
This edition showcases some of the innovation we're seeing in-store and in brand development, with opinion from respected industry publications and retailers themselves.
In our 'brands that inspire great retail Autumn/Winter' report we searched high and low to bring you the best examples of inspiring retail in the areas of in-store and brand development.
By now you should have received your copy of brands that inspire great retail. This is our Autumn/Winter report on the innovation we’re seeing within the retail industry, with opinion from respected industry publications and retailers themselves.
Developer Chris Jolley delves into the world of hosting and what you need to know including phrases like load balancers, AWS, failover, high availability, redundancy, virtualisation and load testing.
Our last DigiBix event ran in February and focused on 'Social & Shopping Behaviour' - as the event is by invite only, we thought we'd share a few things from one of the presentations, from our UX Director Chris Jones.
A recent survey has identified that 81% of online abandonment is totally ignored by retailers. Surely this is an area we can all focus on to make major improvements to our business.
It’s very likely that you’ve come across phrases such as automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and ‘chat bots’ lately. Read on to find out why you'll be hearing even more about these areas in 2017.
Blueleaf Managing Director, Rob Smith takes a philosophical look the customer journey, asking if we're too focused on efficiency at the expense of joy.
This time of year, there are lots of predictions flying around about what's going to be big news in 2017, as well statements on what's been important in 2016. So, rather than guess, we asked. To be precise, we asked 1,400 for their thoughts, and here's the results in a handy, shareable infographic.
Retail Roundup Videos
Bite-size videos about the ever-evolving, shifting and sometimes confusing retail industry, offering advice and observations from key members of the Blueleaf team. New videos are added every week.
RetailRoundup: The checkout experience on your ecommerce website can have an unprecedented impact on sales. In just 3 minutes, UX guru Chris Jones, shares 3 easy-to-implement tips to help you perfect your checkout to see an increase in ecommerce sales.
RetailRoundup: Ecommerce expert Rob Smith offers his 3 top tips to help you get the most from your A/B testing. This 4 minute video is sure to help you get more meaningful results from your next test.
Retail Roundup: Ecommerce expert, Rob Smith, offers 3 simple tips that will hike up conversion on your ecommerce website. Watch this 3 minute video, implement these simple changes, and you'll see a boost in sales!
Retail Roundup: In 4 mins, Blueleaf UX Director Chris Jones explains why you should be using the data generated on your website. Why are customers abandoning their basket? Are they stumbling to find what they want? User Testing will help you discover all this, giving you a wealth of customer insight to test and apply to increase conversion.
Retail Roundup: What is personalisation in the world of ecommerce? In this 3 minute video,Blueleaf MD Rob Smith, shares his definition of the term and therefore, how it should be approached to help you put the right products in front of your customers. As well as exploring the concept of a one-on-one shopping experience online, is this truly possible and does the customer even want it?
Blueleaf MD and ecommerce fanatic, Rob Smith, shares a simple tip on how to use the product performance data generated on your ecommerce website (2 minute video).
Project Manager Becky has been with us for over a year now so we're well overdue a catch up with her. She told us all about 'A day in the life of Becky Harrison' back in June last year so we asked her what's changed since then.
We’re delighted to welcome three new developers to the Blueleaf team - Ivelin joined us in January, whilst Georgi and Doroteya became part of the team in February.
Our first Digital Garden Party of the year got off to a flying start with more than 60 attendees coming out on a grey, miserable Thursday night in February
Last week our CEO Adrian headed out to Munich to get to grips with the Salesforce Commerce Cloud platform in more depth.
Red Bull BC One is the most important one-on-one B-Boy competition in the world, with thousands of dancers from across the globe competing for a chance to represent at the World Final.
It seems a while since our last Digital Garden Party took place but we know how busy everyone can be around Christmas and at the start of a new year. so our next do will be taking place on Thursday 9th February.