Brian McBride Q&A – ‘Where preparation met opportunity’

Former Amazon UK CEO and ASOS chairman Brian McBride says it’s the most adaptable companies that will survive, not the biggest


Growth and exporting: Take your business to the next level

Clive Lewis, head of SME issues at the ICAEW, explains that in light of improving confidence, business owners need to make sure that groundwork is completed before expansion.


Entrepreneur interview: Andy Jefferies, co-founder of Dock & Bay

The co-founder of Dock & Bay on using Amazon and Facebook to grow sales in the US.

PR and Marketing Strategy

Stay competitive on Amazon with the right re-pricing system

At first glance, a pricing system might seem very simple – even young children understand that it’s all about profit, and that the easiest way to accomplish this is to calculate your costs, put your price per unit higher, and sell as much as possible. Pricing in the real world, however, gets a lot more complicated than that; there are many more factors to consider.

Growth Planning

Amazon Prime Day: the biggest loss leader in history?

This year’s record-breaking Amazon Prime Day results were up 60 per cent and could top $3.5 billion; but with discounts of 45 per cent or more, Amazon will lose significant sums against its regular prices. E-commerce delivery expert David Jinks at ParcelHero says Prime Day could cost Amazon $700 million, but is still the biggest sales hook of 2017.

Growth Planning

How viable is the UK pharmaceuticals market for Amazon?

Amazon is eyeing up a lucrative new sector, the multi-billion pound pharmacy industry. But the UK medicines market might leave Amazon with a nasty taste in its mouth, warns ParcelHero's David Jinks.


6 UK cities primed for Amazon’s drive-thru grocery store

As Amazon’s drive-thru grocery store opens in Seattle, how long before one pulls into in London, St Albans or Taunton?


Internet of Things: Amazon priming us to never leave the house

With the launch of Amazon's foray into the Internet of Things through its WiFi enabled on-demand automatic delivery service, Ran Berger, CEO of Flat Rock Technology explores the scope for new technology in other areas of our daily lives.


Amazon looks for UK's next $1BN business with London startup programme

Amazon's cloud platform AWS, which is used by two thirds of UK startups, launches London programme to help build the next $1 billion company.


Twitch acquisition by Amazon takes tech M&A to highest level since 2000

Amazon's proposed $970 million purchase of Twitch has pushed year-to-date technology corporate deal levels to heights not seen since the dot.com bubble.


Amazon and Salesforce.com lead surge in office space demand from TMTs

Companies including Amazon and Publicis are contributing to a growing need from technology, media and telecom companies for office space in the City of London.


Amazon acquires Lovefilm as VCs exit

Global online retailing giant Amazon.com has taken full control of European DVD and games rental business Lovefilm, allowing the company’s venture capital (VC) investors to cash out.