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Sainsbury’s online hits £1bn sales milestone

Sainsbury’s online grocery business has hit annual sales of £1bn as shown by its September figures.

The retailer’s online arm now delivers to over 190,000 customers every week with sales growth of over 16% per year.

Jon Rudoe, Sainsbury’s Director of Online, Digital & Cross-Channel, said: “We’ve gone from strength to strength in recent years, and hitting £1bn in sales is a great testament to the dedication to our colleagues who always go the extra mile to deliver outstanding

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Our top 5 retail apps

With retail apps being high on merchants’ agendas, it’s worth knowing which companies have made a big dent in the app market. So, before you reach out to customers with a shopping or payment app, take a look at the following companies who are leading the way for mobile based technologies to see how it’s done best.

Seller: PayPal, an eBay Company

The Pay Pal digital wallet can be used on the go at restaurants, stores, and more. The payment app allows users to pay via their mobile phone

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A retailers’ guide to being prepared for m-commerce

Smartphone penetration in the UK has reached 48.4% of the population, according to the European Travel Commission’s New Media Trend Watch.

Retailers were quick to take advantage of the digital lifestyle and according to IMRG more than 50% of smart phone and tablet owners are accessing retailers’ web stores and brands via mobile phone. Argos’ mobile sales rose 114% in the four months from March to June 2013, compared with the same period last year and now mobile sales account for 15% of total

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iPad – A tidy way to do retail POS

Retail and cloud technology have been courting for some time now, and as stores catch on to the mobile phenomenon they afford, we are seeing more and more great examples of innovative point-of-sale (POS). Vend customer Ali McIntosh, of Tessuti luxury gifts and homewares is just that, running her business with handheld, mobile devices powered by the cloud. We found out why she decided to free her store from the constraints of a traditional POS and front counter.

Ali introduced an iPad POS system

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Smart Phone or MPOS tablet for your EPoS System?

What’s the difference between an MPOS tablet or smart phone?

Mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) devices are having a significant impact on the electronic payment industry as they answer the need for more flexible transactions and come with impressive features. Today, permanent and pop-up stores, door-to-door sales and trades people, and even street vendors can easily accept payments via mobile devices.

The advantages make MPOS an easy transition for merchants:

  • Lower total cost of ownership. MPOS devices are cheaper to purchase than PCs and are often offered for free as part of a package deal. In addition many people already own a mobile device which they can use for MPOS.
  • Greater freedom through portability. The merchant is no longer tied down to a limited number of fixed till points to perform transactions and other sales queries.
  • Multi-functional. MPOS devices can easily integrate with existing sales environments to perform many sales and inventory procedures. (Although they can’t necessarily do them all at the same time.) Peripherals like scanners, printers and magnetic card readers can all be added in a mobile or fixed kind.
  • More customer-centric shopping experience. Retailers can deliver a highly flexible checkout option that is more personalised, carried out on the spot and quicker, with far less queues or abandonment too.

But, should you choose a tablet or a smart

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