How is mobile technology changing the way we shop? What does the multichannel trend mean for ecommerce businesses? And how will the world of internet retailing change in 2013?
The UK has been called a nation of shopkeepers – but we’re also a nation of online shoppers.
If you’re fascinated by all things digital, and want a glimpse of the future of technology, then CeBIT is the place to be this week! Thousands of visitors, exhibitors and journalists are gathering in Hannover, Germany, for the world’s largest trade fair showcasing IT and telecommunications solutions for the home and office.
Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or an armchair tourist, ITB Berlin is a dream destination. Bringing together more than 10,000 exhibitors, it’s the world’s largest travel and tourism show. It’s the place to learn about the hottest new destinations, most stylish hotels, and latest trends in everything from adventure travel to ecotourism.
Scottish exports soared to £23.9 billion, according to new research, fueled by a big rise in sales to the European Union and Asia. Food and drink were the biggest exports, with whisky sales ahead of expectations.
Stepping through the doors of the International Toy Fair, you might think that Christmas has come very early this year. The event is like a high-tech Santa’s Grotto – on a truly mammoth scale. This year, there will be 2,776 exhibitors displaying around a million products, from 62 countries around the world.
With more than 700 languages and the world’s fourth largest population, Indonesia seems an obvious place for a translation company! And we’ve just launched our latest website for the country, reaching out to one of the most diverse nations in the world.
Doubling the number of UK small businesses exporting seems like an ambitious target. But the UK Department of Trade and Industry (UKTI) is urging more to look further afield and realise their potential. They want at least 50,000 small businesses exporting by 2015 – bringing Britain in line with similar-sized European countries.
It might only be November, but Santa hats, mince pies and reindeer jumpers are already filling up High Street shelves. And online and offline businesses are gearing up for the annual festive shopping frenzy.
You don’t need to look far to find examples of advertising slogans that simply don’t work in other languages. Kentucky Fried Chicken’s invitation to Chinese customers to “Eat your fingers off” shows attempting to translate an English slogan doesn’t always send the right message.