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Comma Consulting digital strategist Greg Randall discusses four things retailers need to do right now to recover from COVID-19.

Covid-19 means retailers a face change never seen before. But customers also face the same degree of change. At the time of writing, retailers fall within four classifications.

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Payment Pain

eStar chief technology officer Matt Neale asks why are the banks holding retailers hostage?

Unfortunately, fraud is part and parcel of retail trading online. But I have a question. Why are retailers still being forced to carry the risk of ‘card-not-present’ credit card transactions, which account for around 60% of online retail sales?

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Contact-less Click & Collect

Retailers need to activate "Contact-less Click and Collect"!

Uber Eats has "contact-less delivery" and most other courier services are now offering the same. For those retailers who wish to continue to keep their stores operating and offer a service which is in line with the changing needs of the consumer, "contact-less click and collect" adds value.

For most retailers, this would not require much change to their eCommerce technology...

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Should I close my online store due to COVID-19?

We are in a period of unprecedented and rapid change brought about by COVID-19. The retail landscape is unrecognisable to what it was just a few weeks ago. Entire sections of the economy are being closed down in the interest of public safety and people are being urged to stay at home. The challenge for retail is without precedent. This has prompted many of our clients to ask us "should I close down my eCommerce site?".

The quick answer is "no".

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