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17 Jan 2022

Thereis now less than three months until all VAT-registered retailers are required to submit quarterly VAT updates and annual returns via the government's Making Tax Digital (MTD) system.

11 Jan 2022

Applicationsfor the Government's latest additional incentive payment of £3,000 opentoday (11 January 2022) for employers who have hired an apprentice(s) over the winter.

11 Jan 2022

Following an increase in counterfeit notes, the "Know your Scottish Polymer £50 notes" document assists retailers in determining whether the Polymer Scottish£50 notes they receive as...

11 Jan 2022

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) have created the 2022 Valentines DayToolkit full of resources to help retailers promote Valentine's Day in their stores and online.

6 Jan 2022

Research shows 45% of people are unwilling to use a bike if there is no secure parking at their destination. HUDJO fixes this problem by encouragingcyclists to hop on their bike and cycle...

6 Jan 2022

A rising demand for retail property to be used for leisure and hospitality businesses has given "renewed optimism" for some UK high streets and shopping districts, according to industry experts.

5 Jan 2022

Maybe* have rounded up the best social media posts of 2021 so you can take those lesson into 2022 and hit the ground running!

5 Jan 2022

This year will bring everything expected at iceBike* but in a digital format in a whole month of content from Monday 21st February all the way through to Friday 18th March.

16 Dec 2021

As a member of the cycling trade we want your opinion on what date Local Bike Shop Day should fall within the May Bank Holiday, and how you'd like to celebrate it!

16 Dec 2021

You can be a HUDJO host by using any existing secure space on your business premises. By keeping bikes secure you generate additional income and give people more reason to visit you.

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How to get more from social commerce this Christmas

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

With Christmas fast-approaching, is your business getting the most from social commerce?

The world of social media moves at such a pace, that it can be hard to keep up. So Maybe* have done the hard work for you, and have pulled together some recent social commerce news, tips and tricks.

 

The rise of social commerce: shopping on Facebook and beyond

Increasingly, consumers are buying products with their smartphones. Many are purchasing directly on Facebook and Instagram without visiting external websites or leaving the apps.

This analysis explores mobile shopping and the social commerce trend. You'll discover which types of customers are shopping on social, which platforms are leading, and how social commerce fits into your strategy.

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YouTube outlines plans to bring live-stream shopping to all users

Live-stream shopping has become a key focus for social apps, with Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest all running their own shopping live-streams with high-profile creators as they seek to maximise their respective commerce potential.

YouTube is also looking to get in, with a series of upcoming shopping live-streams for the holidays that will enable viewers to interact with influencers and celebrities in real-time, while also facilitating direct shopping in-app.

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Five ways brands can make the most of the holiday shopping season

Growing e-commerce requires balancing core product offerings with accessible technology and human understanding.

Despite a 32% increase in sales since the start of the pandemic, digital and social commerce is at a critical juncture. Will sales continue to increase, or will they return to pre-pandemic levels as consumers step back into stores?

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Twitter provides new checklist for Small Business Saturday promotions

Are you ready for the final shopping push as we head into the end of the year?

A key date for many is Small Business Saturday, the day after the Black Friday sales, highlighting ways to support local businesses and discover more niche offerings and options.

To help you make the most of your #SmallBusinessSaturday push, Twitter has published a new overview of key considerations for your tweet marketing.

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Social Media companies are diving into e-commerce

One of the joys of my holiday season used to be shopping for gifts at physical stores with friends and family. It wasn't just that there were seemingly good deals to be found hunting through the sales racks at the mall, but I liked being able to touch potential purchases and talk about them with people that I cared about. For many like myself, the spread of Covid-19 last year threw a wrench into those traditions.

This year, social media companies are trying to fill the gap.

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Improve your social media with Maybe*

ACT Gold members can benefit from 20% discount and Silver members benefit from 10% discount. Maybe* also hold monthly social media masterclasses on the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm.

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Find out more about how Maybe* can benefit your business here.

 

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