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Q&A: Why marketers need to utilize social media Special

Given that 45 percent of people have increased their social media usage over the past year, this highlights the power social holds for both consumers in everyday society and the opportunities for marketers in obtaining data and driving business results.

Q&A: How to train sellers to win over the modern customer Special

Both those engaged in business-to-customers and business-to-business operations are seeking “the Amazon experience”, a more streamlined process that simplifies purchasing, according to Kris Goldhair of KBMax.

Q&A: How marketers can crack the code of complex sales Special

With the help of modern sales technology, marketers can gain the insight they need to help sellers close more deals, according to Theresa O’Neil, CMO of Showpad. O'Neil outlines the basis of a strategy.

Q&A: Gamification for seamless marketing experiences Special

Broadcasters have recognized that passive viewership does not drive increases to advertising or marketing. Evidence suggests that gamification strategies can lead to a 100 to 150 percent increase in engagement metrics. An expert provides insight.

Salesforce stops customers using software to sell semi-automatics

Salesforce, a leading developer of business software, is barring customers from using its system to sell semi-automatic guns and other firearms.

Armed and Dangerous: Myanmar's military goes shopping

Yangon - Myanmar's military has lavished tens of millions of dollars on the latest lethal hardware, leaning on allies as part of a strategy to become a first-class fighting force.

Merchants based in China are dominating Amazon

Amazon.com is a global marketplace. Given the company's U.S. origins it might be expected that U.S. sellers still dominate in terms of the products on offer. New data, in contrast, shows the dominance of Chinese firms.

Q&A: How augmented reality and big data are shaking up sales Special

Sales people today need to find new and imaginative strategies to market and sell products. This requires new technology and it requires a new approach to sales. A leading expert shows how AR and big data matters for sales today.

Digital strategy is behind Walmart's impressive Q4 earnings Special

Walmart has reported very strong fourth-quarter results. As well as showing sales success, Walmart is investing heavily in e-commerce to compete with Amazon. Digital Journal discusses the digital success behind Walmart's earnings with three experts.

'Ambidextrous' robots can accelerate speed e-commerce

A test study has shown how so-termed 'ambidextrous robots' can significantly speed e-commerce. By applying artificial intelligence, the robot is capable of grasping a diverse range of object shapes without training.

Amazon.com Inc. reports a record-breaking holiday season

Shoppers loaded their online baskets with items from Echo speakers to Calvin Klein clothes, signing up for Amazon Prime memberships, both paid and on a trial basis, giving the online retail giant another record-breaking holiday season.

Canada's cannabis sales top $43 million in two weeks

Cannabis is an increasingly lucrative business venture and the recent legalization in Canada is a case in point. Sales data indicates that sales of cannabis in Canada in the two weeks after legalization has totaled $43 million.

Q&A: The ways tech is driving e-commerce Special

There are a range of new and emergent technologies that is are helping to shape e-commerce like blockchain, app development and more. To discover more about these, Jonathan Fries from Exadel provides some insights.

Q&A: New SaaS-based business VoIP communications solution Special

For sales reps, calls are reportedly 10-15 times more likely to generate a successful sale. Focusing on this, Versature have launched a new product to allow companies to leverage call data to improve the way they do business.

Raising the minimum wage helped Walmart boost sales

Walmart, Amazon's biggest rival in online shopping, increased its minimum wage back in 2016. That same year, the retailer saw a boost in sales, which the CEO attributed to the pay raise.

Q&A: Why virtual video calls will be key to sales success Special

New data from SalesLoft reveals that both buyers (93 percent) and sellers (92 percent) prefer virtual video calls over in person meetings. This could mean new disruptions for the sales sector.

Q&A: Blockchain makes waves in real-estate Special

Camber Creek is aiming to help start-up companies that have created technology that can improve the real estate industry by investing in them and helping them into the space. This includes innovations in blockchain.

Bringing blockchain to real estate: Q&A Special

Imbrex is an Ethereum blockchain based real estate marketplace. The aim is to open communication channels between the world’s real estate networks creating an environment akin to a global Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Cloud based phone system helps manage remote teams: Q&A Special

Managing sales teams remotely can be challenging for businesses. Aircall is one solution: a cloud based phone system built to enable remote collaboration for sales and support teams. Olivier Pailhes, CEO of Aircall explains how this technology works.

Increase in PC sales for the first time since 2012

The first months of 2018 have seen the first rise in personal computer sales in almost six years, with a rise of 1.4 percent year-on-year growth for the period April to June 2018. There are some key reasons for this turnaround.

How intelligence systems help companies win deals: Q&A Special

New technology is allowing companies to obviate the need to find a sales-superstar. By using artificial intelligence, companies can instead turn average sellers into closers. Byron Matthews, CEO of Miller Heiman Group explains how.

As sales plunge and losses mount — Sears to close 72 more stores

On Thursday, Sears Holdings, which owns Sears and Kmart, announced that it has identified 100 non-profitable stores and that it would be closing 72 of these locations “in the near future.”

Global electric car sales up over 50 percent in 2017: IEA

Paris - Electric car sales around the world rose by 54 percent in 2017, taking global stock across the three-million threshold, the International Energy Agency said in a report Wednesday.

Social learning platform for sales and talent development Special

Braidio is a social learning platform for sales enablement and talent development, integrating real-time communications capabilities. To find out more we spoke with Iain Scholnick, the company's CEO.

Black Friday sales have already passed $3.5 billion

Black Friday shoppers have spent more than $3.5 billion online. The deals have never been steeper. The demand for discounts and rise of online shopping could be a problem for some retailers if they fail to adjust their strategies.

Volkswagen defies 'dieselgate' to boost sales in 2016

Frankfurt Am Main - Scandal-hit German carmaker Volkswagen said Monday it increased sales in 2016, despite strong headwinds after it admitted to cheating on regulatory emissions tests for millions of vehicles.VW said it had delivered 5.99 million vehicles last year, up 2....

HP website slip-up advertises £2k laptop for less than £2

HP has apologised to customers after the UK version of its online store inadvertently listed a laptop worth more than £2,000 for just £1.58 over the weekend. It admitted its mistake but said it will not honour the sales.

Fitbit's Blaze off to a blazing start, 1m sold in first month

Fitbit has managed to surprise investors by selling over 1 million of its new Alta and Blaze fitness wearables each in the first month of availability. Shares fell at the announcement of the devices which now appear to be an unexpected hit with customers.

Tablet sales to fall as Windows 'detachables' rise in popularity

Sales of tablet computers are expected to fall almost 6 percent this year as other more versatile products rise in popularity. Hybrids are expected to see particular success, driven by Windows-based laptops that convert into tablets.

HTC sells 15,000 Vive VR headsets in first 10 minutes

The HTC Vive has established itself as one of the most popular virtual reality headsets around. The company confirmed this yesterday as it saw thousands of the $800 kits fly off its shelves when pre-orders opened online.
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Car sales are gaining traction as they roll through the months. February was a vast year-over-year improvement for most.
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SALES GROWTH: A life-size plastic Ronald McDonald character oversees business at a McDonald's restaurant in Delft, Netherlands, in 2005.
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A GIF explains how music industry sales have progressed over the past 30 years
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Boxing Day Sales in Canary Wharf, London.
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ICONIC: Worldwide clothing retailer Banana Republic is up against spirited competition from smaller, more-nimble women's clothing brands.
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CONCEPT: A Rock & Roll McDonald's restaurant is seen on the North Side of Chicago.
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Boxing Day Sales in Canary Wharf, London.
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Share of Top Brands Selling Tablets Online - Last 12 Months
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Graph from a report claiming the iPhone now has over 100 million U.S. users
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Boxing Day Sales in Canary Wharf, London.
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Online Tablet Share Trending by Brand YTD
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A young girl looks up at a toy sales display in a JC Penney store during Black Friday sales in New York
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Canary Wharf, London.
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A sales representative discusses a new product with a conference delegate, at the event in Croatia.
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Sales signs in Canary Wharf, London.
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Oracle Canada office in Markham.
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