Argos has apologised after customers trying to take up pre-Christmas discounts could not access the retailer’s website due to it being out of action for much of yesterday. Customers across the country took to social media account to complain about being unable to access the Argos site.
Following the news that Asda is considering an online-only approach to Black Friday this year, while Amazon is trying to mitigate big peaks in website traffic by running ‘Black November’ instead, Terry Hunter, VP eCommerce and Client Strategy at Astound Commerce argues that back-end systems must be optimised to deal with what will still be … [Read more…]
Retailers in the UK are preparing for a record-breaking Black Friday, with almost £1 billion in online sales expected, while online sales over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend (27 – 30th November) could exceed £2.2 billion, according to new research.
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) risk being disqualified from bidding for work because of the lack of importance they are placing on looking after their valuable client data, according to a survey of procurement managers by KPMG.