VIRTUAL CONFERENCE | 23-24 NOVEMBER

On 23-24 November, at Econsultancy Live, we’ll be examining ecommerce now and in the future.

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The impact of Covid-19

From consumer behaviour to demand prediction to retention, the events of the last year have altered or sped up almost every facet of online retail.

Social Commerce

Social media continues to be a force in product discovery, and is playing its part in merchandising strategy. What next for social commerce and influencers.
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Collaboration, customisation and TikTok: examining the success of Crocs

Love them or hate them, Crocs have undoubtedly enjoyed something of a resurgence in the past few years. Seen on the feet of influencers and Oscar-attendees alike – as well as those who simply care more about comfort than style – the footwear brand has recently cemented its success with record earnings. In its Q2 […]

What does Molly-Mae’s PLT role reveal about the future of creator-brand partnerships?

The announcement that influencer Molly-Mae Hague was recently appointed as the new UK and EU Creative Director for fast-fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing has generated equal amounts of praise and criticism online. More generally, the announcement has sparked a wider conversation about the increasing influence that content creators have over the brands they work with. […]

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Virtual influencers are helping brands to succeed in China

In the west, virtual influencers – digitally-generated characters who exist only online, though their followings and fanbase are very real – still have the aura of something that is niche and futuristic. But in China, virtual Key Opinion Leaders (or KOLs) are an increasingly popular way of connecting with audiences, particularly young audiences. Brands can […]

Platforms

With shoppers often thinking platform-first and retailers facing high customer expectations for fulfilment, what does the future hold for trends such as ecommerce-as-a-service?
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What is ecommerce-as-a-service? 

There are signs that the rise in online shopping seen during pandemic lockdown could be permanent. According to Adobe, global ecommerce sales are predicted to reach $4.2 trillion this year, while US ecommerce spend will top $1 trillion by 2022. Naturally, this has also accelerated industry investment in ecommerce; retailers made approximately $10 billion in […]

Nick Moutter

The Moot Group’s CEO on ecommerce-as-a-service and innovation in retail

Anyone can have a go at setting up a Shopify store these days, but scaling a successful ecommerce business is another story – particularly in such a highly competitive market. This is partly why Nick Moutter founded The Moot Group – a Staffordshire based retail technology company that provides end-to-end ecommerce solutions for retailers (including […]

Ed Turner, CIO at Asendia UK, on the future of ecommerce fulfilment

Ed Turner is Chief Information Officer for Asendia UK – a company that offers logistics and fulfilment capabilities. Turner tells us more about his role, and explains his views on the biggest operational challenges for today’s online retailers, the impact of AI, and the future of ecommerce fulfilment. Tell us about your role, and how […]

How digital is driving the acceleration of fashion resale

The resale market is predicted to grow to more than double the value of the fast fashion market by 2030. A social-media-fuelled wave of consumer interest in sustainable clothing, plus new technology solutions that let retailers jump on the resale bandwagon, are contributing to the surge.