New Study Says Smartphones are Driving UK Ecommerce Growth

According to new data, smartphones are the driving force behind the e-commerce growth the past three months. In retail especially, the future is not pop-up shops or geo-fenced flash sales. Rather, the future of e-commerce growth is palm-sized. This phenomenon continues to accelerate, with video and Instagram leading the way.

The latest information from Salesforce Shopping Index revealed that more than two thirds (67%) of visits to UK retailers came via mobile phone in the first quarter of 2018. During that period, overall digital revenues grew by 10 percent, and mobile orders grew by 25 percent. In the UK alone, mobile accounted for 40 percent of sales, desktop for 41 percent and tablets for 18 percent.

How did the UK’s overall growth fair in comparison to growth elsewhere? UK online sales grew by 14 percent in the first quarter, and 15 percent around the world. The fastest growth rates detected by the Salesforce study were: Australia and New Zealand at 35 percent, the Nordics at 30 percent and Canada at 29 percent. When it came to discounting, however, UK shoppers enjoyed a discounting increase by 38 percent – the sharpest increase seen around the world.

The director, industry strategy and insights, at Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Jamie Merrick, shared his remarks on the positive start to the year: “This has been fuelled by an increase in both digital traffic (6%) and shopper spend (4%) and indicates that UK shoppers are growing increasingly confident and are aware of the benefits of online shopping.”

Why Your Business Needs an Internet Merchant Account

For e-commerce business owners, there has never been a better time to invest back into your business and make sure consumers have the payment processing options they prefer (mobile). Are you starting an e-commerce business and wondering what your options are? …

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Comfort Women

On December 28th, 2015 a great step was taken in the right direction for women, women’s rights, and respect for women. South Korea and Japan came to an agreement involving a statue of a comfort woman in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida formally acknowledged the despicable acts that the Japanese Imperial army committed towards South Korean comfort women. The list of comfort women testimonies and comfort women stories are long and deep. This is no well-kept secret and it has reached a global scale of the mistreatment of Korean Comfort women.

The statue that started it all, the statue that stands in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul is not the first of its kind, but it is the most impactful. The figure is of a little girl sitting on a bench with space next to her for patrons to sit. This concept spread, to countries where the Japanese Imperial army had occupied and been accused of comfort women like the Philippines and China. Its impact reached even further than just countries that were once occupied by the Japanese Imperial army, like Germany and Australia. While at first glance the monuments may lead the common spectator to confusion as it seems to almost be glorifying the history, it rather sheds a light on a dark and grotesque history and, like good art can do, forcing actual action. The statue lead to Japan having to address and eventually acknowledge their past of Korean Comfort women. While it is not something that anyone would like to acknowledge and while the men that committed these terrible acts are gone, it is important for people and nations to look at the past and come to accept it. This is the only way …

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Top 5 Summer Style Essentials

Dressing well in summers becomes an intimidating task with the heat blazing down on you. As the summers is finally at its peak, our personal advances in individual style comes to a grinding halt when all the layers and textures are removed from our wardrobe.

Most of the men find difficulty in building multiple outfit items when the only comfortable items to wear in summer are shirts, shorts and shoes. This article will enlist top 5 summer style essentials that will help you survive throughout the summer season and make you look stylish.

1.   Pink- the bright color for summer 2017

For a really long time pink has been something men have really been hesitant to wear. But not this year as pink is the bright color you have to reclaim this summer. Whether you opt for a deeper toned shade or a clean pastel pink, this color will give you a different more refreshing look.

If you are afraid of trying this color then try wearing it in combo with some other color. For example wear a pink cap with your shirt or you can wear a black shirt with a pink logo on it. But we guarantee you that a pink pastel shirt will look great on you and also serve as an office outfit. So go for pink this summer!

2.   Versatile wide leg trousers

Fashion trends for men keep on changing with each year. However the wide leg pants are never out of fashion. And this is a good news because wide leg trousers are comfortable to wear and are also famous for their versatile nature as they can pair up well with majority of the outfits. You can go for the statement look by wearing extreme wide leg trousers or you can go for a …

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What Is the Best Job for a Woman?

Have you ever wondered what would be the best job for you as a lady? You have home matters to take care of as well and give the right kind of upbringing for your kids too. It all boils down to the fact whether you are able to manage all issues well or you need to make your life much simpler. For further insights, read on.

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If you are a fresh graduate, yes, you will have dreams to work full-time in a reputable job. You didn’t go for higher studies for just being a stay-at-home wife.

But when you have kids, working full-time, cooking, looking after the kids and dropping them at daycare center and bringing them back home may be too much for you to shoulder.

You know what – you really don’t have to struggle. You can be a stay-at-home mom and work from home. You can work whenever you have some free time. This can be writing fictions for children and/or adults, or building up a business online. In fact, Self Improvement arena is quite a popular niche to work on from home. You can find other tasks to work on at home by surfing the web. There are lots of opportunities now online. You can also enroll in online classes and get certificates, which further opens up opportunities for quality online work and good pays.

When your kids have grown and they can manage many tasks on their own, you can step up your online business or any other online job by giving more time on your laptop. You can also write more books and think of publishing them and putting them up on Amazon and if you are more ambitious, take all the steps to make your book(s) bestsellers.

There is no limit to what

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The Woman Has Abdicated Her Office

The reason(s) the world is the way it is today is because the office of womanhood is vacant, the woman has abdicated her office/calling/position and ministry as a woman, because she is busy striving with the man to occupy an office that will never be vacant, neither will she ever be able to occupy the MANHOOD.

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Let’s go back to creation, “and Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam, there was not found an help meet for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made him a woman, and brought her into the man. And Adam said, This is now the bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man (Gen. 2:20-23) King James Version.

When God created Adam of all that God created before he created man, there was none that had the similitude of man, so God in his wisdom in creation decided to create a companion for man, because everything else he had created had a companion who were functioning well. So God decided he would create him a HELP MEET and because he had given Adam to name all his (God) creation, he brought the woman to Adam to name and he (Adam) said the woman was bone of his bones, flesh of his flesh so she will be his companion/ Assistant/ PA/ Office manager/ house help/ home maker and keeper/ play mate/ confidant/ friend/support system/ and most importantly a person with virtue and

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