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9 Apr 2020

The ACT and the BA together have created a tool whereby key workers and others can quickly find open bike shops.

8 Apr 2020

NearSt compares an increase in web traffic with key events over the last few weeks. NearSt concluded from this data that in uncertain times shoppers want certainty, as well as listing 3 lessons...

6 Apr 2020

The ACT has initiated a campaign to support retail owners with a scheme comparable to theJob Retention Scheme for our employees.

3 Apr 2020

The Business Secretary has called on high street lenders to ease access to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme (CBILS) for small independent retailers during the crisis.

2 Apr 2020

The National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates increased yesterday, following recommendations made to the Government by the Low Pay Commission

1 Apr 2020

If you are an NHS or Key Worker get in touch with Freewheel for a free care package worth £100!

1 Apr 2020

Decarbonising transport: setting the challenge states the current challenges and steps to be taken when developing the transport decarbonisation plan.

31 Mar 2020

As Local Bike Shop Day is a day encompassing the whole trade, the final judgement was given to the bike shops that had signup to take part. Out of all the respondents the overwhelming majority -...

31 Mar 2020

The Treasury Select Committee led by Mel Stride MP, has challenged the Association of British Insurers regarding the support offered to business via their members, with specific regard to...

30 Mar 2020

According to the Northern Ireland Executive Office, bicycle shops are included on the list of essential shops that "can continue to operate but are under a legal duty to adopt social...

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Technology may hold the key

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Mobile technology holds the key to competing in the new retail market that is defining 2019.

Attention in the last couple of weeks has been on how retailers can compete in a tough, high standard market space.

onlien shoppingThe new retail market brings competition with Amazon, online brands and industry retailers as well as another side of competition from growing retail platforms like Instagram and Facebook. Mobile technology is also a playing factor in the competition changing how people shop and what they demand from the shopping experience.

What is so successful about Amazon and Instagram is that they tap into the retail market space challenges and competition and give customers what they want.

But advertising on Instagram and creating an online delivery platform is not always the answer, especially for independent retailers. Look at what Co-op and Made have done so successfully.

Co-op launched itself into online retail with its mobile-first approach to grocery ordering, but, Co-op uses technology to not only create a baseline for shopping but also to paint two-hour delivery as the new battle.

Made has used technology to their advantage as well, in a completely different way, with technology smoothing the shopping journey across all channels.

So what is the key to a new retail future?

Bringing together the technology, the new channels and understanding how your store can work in harmony with the new retail market space for your store and your customers, no one else's.

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