The Black Friday Report

The retail reports for Q4 this year have been pretty bleak, with many retailers trading down against last year and several reporting low footfall in-store in the weeks leading up to Black Friday, and again in the weeks immediately after that sales weekend. Black Friday seems to get far more than its fair share of […]

DPD Group’s e-Shopper Barometer study

The DPD Group’s e-Shopper Barometer study, conducted in September/October this year across 21 European countries produced some interesting results. Across Europe, 79% of those surveyed intend to buy gifts online for Christmas, spending an average of €217. However, in Ireland, the online purchasing intention is slightly higher at 81% and we’ll spend an average of […]

Black Friday Preparations

  As you’re probably more than aware Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming – falling on Friday November 25th and Monday November 28th this year. Traditionally, in the U.S. at least, Black Friday is seen as the first day of the Christmas Shopping season and is commonly associated with deep-discounting. Cyber Monday is the […]

The Connected Customer Journey

The digital revolution has raised the bar for retailers. A retailer may offer a smartphone app, same-day delivery, personalised recommendations and, say, mobile payments, but if these capabilities don’t blend seamlessly across multiple channels, the customer experience will be inferior to that offered by a retailer who does some or all of these things well. […]

Netwatch – Monitoring solutions for your Retail Premises

Since its inception in Carlow in 2003, Netwatch has prevented over 40,000 crimes worldwide. The Netwatch Managed Service option provides customers with a cost effective, accountable, visual monitoring solution for any premises. This utilises the latest technologies, proven across thousands of Netwatch customer sites, including Arboretum Home & Garden, Doyle Hardware Group and Centenary Co-operative Ltd. […]