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15 Jan 2020

This years iceBike* will once again see The Bike Shop take up a central position to help advise retailers on POS and merchandising best...

15 Jan 2020

At £8.72 per hour, the National Living Wage will rise by 51p in April from its current rate of £8.21

17 Dec 2019

Retail Week Live is an inspirational two-day retail conference that provides leaders with the ideas, insight and networks to lead through digital transformation and win greater consumer...

12 Dec 2019

There is now less than one month remaining for UK-based independent bike shops to participate in CI.N's annual Retail Channel Study

12 Dec 2019

The UK general election is happening today on the 12th December 2019.

11 Dec 2019

The Strava "Year in Sport" report was published on Wednesday and released various statitstics about cyclists across the UK

10 Dec 2019

Cycling UK are putting forward another push to encourage the UK to walk and cycle more for the sake of the oceans.

10 Dec 2019

Sustrans have recently announced a new software which will help to make cycling convenient and accessible to more people.

5 Dec 2019

The ActSmart office will be open as usual (9am-5:15pm) for the majority of the Christmas period

27 Nov 2019

This year's winner of the annual Cyclist Café of the Year awards, orgnaised by Cycling UK, has been annouced today!

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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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