British Startup BlackCurve, receives £1m of new funding in an over-subscribed round

Posted by Felicity Simpson on January 19, 2021

BlackCurve, the pricing optimisation company, has announced the closing of a £1m funding round, led by their Chairman, Martin Fincham, with participation from Nauta Capital, The Cambridge Angels Network and other prominent Angels, members of The ScaleUp Group and then bolstered by a matching contribution from the UK Government’s Future Fund.

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Topics: BlackCurve, Ecommerce, Investment, Dynamic Pricing Software

Why Price Automation should be your New Years Resolution

Posted by Felicity Simpson on January 14, 2021

In this week’s episode, Philip and Rob discuss what Price Automation actually is, and why it should be a focus area for online retailers in 2021. The pros and cons are all covered. 


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Topics: Pricing Strategy, Competition, Pricing System, Ecommerce, Podcast

Pricing in 2020: A Year in Review

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on December 21, 2020

 

In this week’s episode, Philip and Rob take a look back at the past 24 episodes, sharing some of their best bits, and reflecting on whether their views are still accurate in the continued current climate. Clips galore from the last year, so a great summary for new and existing listeners of eCommerce Matters.

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Topics: Pricing Strategy, Competition, Pricing System, Ecommerce, Podcast

Pricing Teardown: Sporting Goods

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on December 15, 2020

In this week’s episode, Philip and Rob take a look at pricing decisions made by retailers of sporting goods across the festive discounting season of November 2020, with a particular focus on the biking sector, with a toy tractor thrown in for good measure! Did retailers as we predict, boycott the discounting frenzy? Listen to find out!

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Topics: Pricing Strategy, Competition, Pricing System, Ecommerce, Podcast, Teardown

Can AI be used in pricing?

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on November 24, 2020

 

In this week’s episode, Philip and Rob look to define what actually is Artificial Intelligence (do you agree with their definition?), and how it can be best used to support pricing decisions. Spoiler alert - you don't have to jump straight into the deep end, with an all-singing, all-dancing, self-learning algorithm to get value from AI. Even basic applications can be very effective. Listen, to find out more!

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Topics: Ecommerce, Podcast, Artificial Intelligence, AI in Pricing, AI

How to Cut Your Google Ad Spend by a Third or More

Posted by Philip Huthwaite on November 18, 2020

 

In this week’s episode, Philip and Rob detail the influence of pricing on Google Shopping ad spend and how to optimise your spend.

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Topics: Ecommerce, Podcast, Ad Spend, Google Shopping, Google Ads

Is Black Friday Still Relevant in the New Normal?

Posted by Moira McCormick on September 17, 2020

The good news is that Black Friday 2020 has definitely not been cancelled but so much in the retail sector has been impacted by Coronavirus and the uncertain economic situation that only time will tell whether this year's Black Friday will still be as relevant and provide canny shoppers with the deals and savings they have come to expect at this time of year.

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Topics: Ecommerce, Black Friday, Cloud.IQ

How are Consumers Perceiving Ecommerce Prices in the New Normal?

Posted by Moira McCormick on June 8, 2020

Consumers predictably resent being taken advantage of during pandemics.  They may display some sympathy for the unprecedented situation that traders now find themselves in, and understand some supply-chain issues, but they definitely don't want to be fleeced.

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Topics: Ecommerce, consumers

People in Retail - Charlie Duffay

Posted by Emmanuel Aremu on May 13, 2020

Charlie Duffay, Senior Merchandiser at PVH

About

Charlie Duffay is the Senior Merchandiser at PVH, one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. Their brand portfolio includes the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True&Co. intimates brand.

Outside of work, Charlie is a real socialite and artist, enjoying the restaurant scene of London, and life drawing classes.

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Topics: Retail, Ecommerce, Pricing Blogs, people in retail

People in Retail - Vinh Ton

Posted by Emmanuel Aremu on May 6, 2020

Vinh Ton, Area Manager & Senior Business Analyst at Estée Lauder

About

Vinh Ton is mathematically minded, having studied the subject right through to University Level. 

For the last seven years, he has worked at Estée Lauder Inc., the destination for high-performance Skincare, Makeup, and more, across various roles.

Outside of work, music is a large part of his life. Vinh sings, plays the guitar, piano, and drums, and even produces his own music.

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Topics: Retail, Ecommerce, Pricing Blogs, people in retail

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