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Pre-owned jewellery internet retailer secures £3m investment

Pre-owned jewellery internet retailer secures £3m investment

A pre-owned jewellery and luxury goods ecommerce business has secured £3 million in growth capital from Downing LLP. Xupes hopes the investment will allow it to improve its IT infrastructure, hire staff and increase and diversify its product range. The firm was established in 2009 and initially specialised in the resale of high-end watches, art

ROX brings in experts to increase online luxury jewellery sales

Scottish luxury jeweller ROX has employed the services of a specialist internet agency to track the performance of its online business and steer its ecommerce activities in the right direction.   The jewellery firm has selected technical marketing agency Yard to implement and run a programme of digital marketing and analytics for the domain rox.co.uk,

BullionByPost founder pays record £600,000 to secure Gold.co.uk domain

British online bullion dealer BullionByPost, founded by Rob Halliday-Stein, has paid a record £600,000 to buy Gold.co.uk, smashing the previous most expensive UK domain name Cruise.co.uk by £40,000. Like BullionByPost, Gold.co.uk offers investors a range of physical gold and silver bars and coins, but is also aimed at targeting larger investors by offering both insured delivery and secure storage facilities

Crunch time for retailers as 76% shop via mobile

Retailers without a comprehensive mobile commerce strategy are at risk of extinction, an e-commerce veteran has warned. Dan Wagner, a British Internet entrepreneur and founder of Powa Technologies, said that despite the vast majority of people shopping online, “a surprising number of brands and retailers” have still not adapted their strategies to match consumer demand.

FEATURE: Why a mobile-compliant site is crucial for your business

Stacey Hailes explores what the ‘significant’ changes to Google’s search algorithm mean for the jewellery industry’s online presence. On April 21, Google made a significant alteration to its search algorithm that has spelled changes for e-tail businesses, brands and retailers that do not have mobile- compliant websites. The update altered the way Google ranks search

IBB overhauls wholesale ordering with new website

IBB London promises easier and quicker ordering for wholesale clients. IBB London has improved its website to make wholesale ordering quicker and easier for retailers who want to minimize the amount of stock they hold. The new site provides retailers with full access to IBB London’s comprehensive range of 9ct and 18ct gold, silver, diamond

High Street losing battle with online shopping

Town and city centre footfall drops 26% but click-and-collect soars. High Street retailers are losing the battle for footfall and sales against a burgeoning click-and-collect culture, according to a new report by IMRG. The study, titled ‘A Tale of Two City Centres’, discovered that town and city centre footfall plummeted 26% between 2007 and 2013,

Argent of London’s H1 sales up 5.6%

Brand enjoys increase in online sales of 44% compared to last year. Independent jewellery brand Argent of London has enjoyed strong like for like sales growth of almost 6% for the first half of 2011. Argent of London offers “affordable distinctive and timeless designs” in silver and gold vermeil. In particular it sales this year

Jewellery Internet Revolution

Samara James managing director Ed Searancke on the internet revolution Samara James owner and managing director Ed Searancke discusses the effect of the internet revolution on retailers. Much has been written about the internet revolution and how it is changing the way people find information, and how they use this information to affect their purchasing