Just read a very interesting article by Nick Atkinson about the changing face of retail, from the High Street to the internet. It appears that consumers are starting to value a more customer service based experience, rather than just 'I can buy it cheap on the internet'. Could this be a return to the face to face experience we used...
Recent studies on consumer behaviour for ecommerce have shown a marked increase in sales when video is used to on a product page as well as images. Figures show that the most gains are for videos that are under 30 seconds in length, although there are still gains on anything from 60 to 180 seconds.
Chris Matyszczyk over at CNET has posted up an interesting conversation that he is apparently having with his furniture!
Just fielded an interesting call from a call centre claiming to be "Talk Talk". Apparently there was an "error" with our internet connection and the person on the end of the line wanted me to run some commands on my computer to demonstrate what they were.
Retail Gurus is a combined eCommerce site and help forum design to support SMEs in the retail sector. As well as supplying a huge array of stationery and equipment useful for retaillers, there are many help articles on setting up a business, payment providers, best practice etc, as well as a growing on-line community forum for members to post queries...
Our latest community site is now live. Forest of Dean Gamers are a mixed group of gamers, all interested in table top, board, or rolepalying games, as well as model painting. Their site has full details of when and where they meet, blogs on recent games, and details on all events.
After many years of working with Silverstripe and developing modules, we have finally decided to move properly into unit testing.