Top 10 E-Commerce Solution Providers in UK - 2019
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Top 10 E-Commerce Solution Providers in UK - 2019

The E-commerce industry has experienced steady growth with consumers increasingly relying on online shopping. Since, setting up an online business nowadays is easier than ever, even with limited capital, it has opened the doors of opportunity to countless marketers.

As the E-commerce growth in the UK continues to trend upwards at a steady pace, the most contributing factor seems to be the large number of stores closing in the UK high streets. Alongside, the growth in internet penetration rate in Europe is definitely an influential factor.

While the online shopping gathers momentum, UK consumers have been interacting with retailers in unprecedented ways. This has led E-commerce businesses to drive significant innovations such as the use of artificial intelligence and virtual reality to change the consumer experience for the better. An increasing number of online businesses are using chatbots to attend to customer queries, providing a higher degree of responsiveness than ever before.

Voice commerce is another area that is getting more recognition in the mobile E-commerce market with in-home devices becoming the public face of voice commerce. More shoppers have begun using voice commands to search and buy specific products. Alongside voice, visually-driven E-commerce is simultaneously gaining traction making both voice and image shopping the next logical phase in mobile E-commerce.

Also joining the E-commerce bandwagon are social media platforms like Instagram that are gaining added advantage from the move to visual commerce. A growing number of brands are turning to social media to combine the power of the platform with visual search. The old ways of advertising are nearing their end: consumers want real stories from real people, and to share knowledge and information. And social sites are offering that in spades.

Not to be left out, retail stores are embracing E-commerce with the use of scan and go technology allowing shoppers to use the retailer’s app on their mobile phones to scan the goods they want before checkout. With this, mobile is effectively on its way to cement its position as the go-to device for E-commerce. All these changes will invariably have a resounding impact on logistics as consumers will start demanding deliveries at the location and time they decide works best for them. Logistics companies and retailers alike are seeing the need to invest in online and particularly mobile tech to offer consumers applications that offer them more control over deliveries. To make this happen while doing so cost effectively for the ever-demanding consumer will be the challenge.

Among these constantly evolving features in E-commerce, commercial organizations need to find the perfect combination of a business model and an E-commerce platform to offer the best customer support. In an era where technology is helping overcome challenges, we assist CEOs and CIOs in finding the right E-commerce solution for their enterprise. This edition provides insights into how to use these solutions to efficiently create and manage their organization's retail policies while automating manual processes and improving customer reach.

We present to you Retail CIO Outlook Magazine’s “Top 10 E-commerce Solution Providers in UK – 2019.”

Top eCommerce Europe Companies

Aphix Software offers cloud-based ERP integrated eCommerce solutions and mobile apps from a flexible e-commerce ordering platform that provides better visibility over products to customers for improved sales. With Aphix, B2B wholesalers and distributors can improve how their business operates, increase their digital presence and sell products not only on their retail and B2B ordering websites but also on global e-commerce marketplaces such as Facebook and Amazon. Aphix’s platform also aids clients in delivering an out-of-the-box personalized experience to their customers through targeted marketing messages based on factors such as time of year, related products, similar products, new products, and recently ordered goods

www.aphixsoftware.com

BigCommerce is a cloud e-commerce platform for established and rapidly-growing businesses. By combining enterprise functionality, open architecture and application ecosystem, and market-leading performance, BigCommerce enables businesses to grow online sales with 80 percent less cost, time, and complexity than on-premise software. BigCommerce powers B2B and B2C e-commerce for more than 60,000 SMBs, 2,000+ mid-market businesses, more than 25 Fortune 1000 companies, and industry-leading brands including Assurant, Ben & Jerry’s, Gibson, Paul Mitchell, Martha Stewart, and Toyota. The company has received more than $200 million in funding from Goldman Sachs, SoftBank Capital, American Express, Telstra Ventures, General Catalyst, Revolution Growth, and FLOODGATE

www.bigcommerce.co.uk

fulfilmentcrowd

fulfilmentcrowd

fulfilmentcrowd (a trading name of Exact Abacus Ltd) is a provider of fulfillment services and technology for multi-channel retailers seeking business growth and a competitive advantage in their field. It has a long-standing reputation for order fulfillment, logistics, and warehouse management expertise. Investment in research and continuous enhancement of its fulfillment platform ensures its clients always have the latest technology at their disposal. Its fulfillment technology processes millions of transactions per year for its clients. Features of the software encompass purchasing, stock control, channel management, order processing, warehouse operations, and customer service within a single and integrated user interface

Poq

Poq

Poq is a strong performer in "The Forrester Wave: Mobile Commerce and Engagement Platforms, Q1 2016." To quote the report, "Poq's core value proposition is to offer a scalable model that gets organizations up and running quickly. The firm also keeps its clients current by delivering a true SaaS service with all clients on the same version with each update of the platform." Retailers such as House of Fraser, Missguided, and MADE.com use the Poq app commerce platform to create highly effective and fully customised native apps in record time

PureClarity

PureClarity

PureClarity is a personalization platform that offers both B2C and B2B companies a powerful, easy-to-manage, and affordable e-commerce personalization solution that has been proven to increase online revenue by 35 percent, average order value and customer loyalty through the personalised site search, merchandising and personalised email marketing. PureClarity provides a powerful personalized search and merchandising toolset, powered by AI and ML, without the management overhead. PureClarity works with all e-commerce platforms and is set up quickly and easily. It offers a Plug-In for both Magento and Shopify. Its dedicated on-boarding and support teams will ensure that PureClarity is seamlessly integrated into an e-commerce platform enabling customers personalised shopping experience

Red Technology

Red Technology

Red Technology is an e-commerce solutions provider, combining e-commerce agency services and authoring a sophisticated e-commerce platform. It designs and builds responsive, multichannel B2B and retail e-commerce solutions for mid-to-large sized retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors leveraging its e-commerce platform, tradeit. The tradeit e-commerce platform provides its customers with a tremendous competitive advantage due to its combination of powerful promotions engine, flexible content management system, comprehensive order management system, and omni-channel integration capabilities. The tradeit e-commerce platform is a Microsoft .NET & SQL Server certified e-commerce software application that enhances the integration capabilities of clients' shopping experiences

Screen Pages

Screen Pages

Screen Pages has grown steadily over the years has led the way in exploiting e-commerce's best practices for the benefit of smaller businesses. Its focus is all about delivering an effective online channel for products by building beautiful, fast, easy-to-use, and secure website that is integrated with the rest of the business. Screen Pages employs "best-practice" e-commerce plans to design and create bespoke websites for its clients, whether they run internet only or multi-channel businesses. Magento is a direct response to the emerging new needs of today's online merchants and provides all the e-commerce staples and many of the new cutting edge capabilities sought after by retailers worldwide

Techquity

Techquity

Techquity's mantra is bringing the equity back into technology. By providing the tools and experience necessary to re-level the playing field for small and medium businesses to have all the security and functionality of a large enterprise, it helps clients achieve the benefits of enterprise-grade security and functionality at very affordable prices. It is backed by its partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology vendors, and its staff is constantly upgrading their knowledge to help customers keep on top of problems, even before they exist. Its data center, 24-hour customer support, and friendly staff are always available to help clients in times of need

The Pixel

The Pixel

The Pixel takes pride in its youthful and energetic approach to the internet. It is constantly seeking the most innovative ways of grabbing peoples' attention and want to work closely with its clients to attract the target demographic. Its aim is to create long-lasting business relationships where people can work in mutual partnership and with mutual respect. It is a complete solution provider from planning to development, with on-going marketing and promotion. It has worked with companies such as Play.com, Zavvi and organisations like the Conservative Party who have utilised its skills to revolutionise their online presence

WeGift

WeGift

WeGift is a UK start-up that delivers open value, real-time digital gift cards, on-demand. Backed by some of the world's leading entrepreneurs, VC's, and corporations, with over 120 brands live on the platform and has already launched in 10 different territories, WeGift is revolutionising payout services. Its powerful, easy-to-use eCommerce and API products are transforming the global gift card economy into one that’s connected, engaging and data-rich. For brands, WeGift creates new gift card sales channels both online and in B2B, through a variety of e-commerce, analytics, marketing, stock management, and API solutions, for physical and digital gift cards