Category: Tech

In-Store Media, Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Stores Are Gateways to Innovation and Digital Transformation

May 14, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

As the spirit of reinvention sweeps across the retail landscape, stores have emerged as proving grounds for technologies that blend the digital and brick-and-mortar worlds. Inspired by consumer expectations and competitive pressure, stores have evolved into gateways of innovation and […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

How to reduce friction at checkout with alternative payments

May 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Despite the fast-paced growth in online retail sales, checkout conversions and cart abandonment are still a huge problem for many retailers—particularly on mobile, where conversion rates are around half of those on desktop. While consumers spend more than half their […]

E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Frictionless payment, 2018 style: It’s all about social

May 7, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

In today’s world, a sustainable payment infrastructure is a frictionless one. In Mobile Commerce 1.0, that meant consumers could make purchases on their phones anytime; now we’re well into Mobile Commerce 2.0 – in which we can pay for real-world […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Instagram tests in-app payment feature

May 4, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Instagram’s test of native payments is the latest step in the app’s advancement toward e-commerce. Brands and social influencers already post photos of products on the site, making the mobile app a key way for consumers to discover new products. […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Report: Amazon will incentivize retailers to adopt payment system

May 3, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

While Amazon hasn’t confirmed that it’s testing a program to incentivize retailers’ use of Amazon Pay, the initiative is a threat to companies like PayPal and Square that collect fees for the transactions they process on their payment platforms. The […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

The Retail Customer Experience Is Changing. Is Your Brand Ready?

April 30, 2018

Via: The Retail TouchPoints Blog

Voice-enabled technology was the talk of the show at CES this year, with Google and Amazon in a near arms race to own the market. It seems as though voice assistants are everywhere, from the car and the home to […]

Others, Tech

Amazon bringing memory, natural conversation capabilities to Alexa

April 27, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The coming capabilities seem like a natural step in the virtual assistant’s evolution. As users have become more comfortable with Alexa, it makes tremendous sense that the assistant should, via a technology upgrade, become more comfortable with them. Remembering things […]

Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Walmart Labs Hiring 150 Retail Tech Positions

April 27, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Walmart Labs has launched a huge hiring effort for retail technology positions in San Bruno and Sunnyvale, CA, to continue the company’s digital transformation. The retailer is seeking to fill 150 positions, Jenn Drago Ericksen, director, corporate communications, Technology / […]

In-Store Media, Retail Types, Stores, Tech

Will Walmart’s BOPIS plan tower over rivals?

April 25, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart is back in build-out mode. Last year, the retailer rolled out 200 Pickup Towers across its vast store fleet — and at least another 500 are on their way. At Shoptalk last month, Walmart e-commerce chief Marc Lore said […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Walmart files patents for expanded blockchain use

April 23, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart is getting closer to the possible implementation of blockchain technology for payment processing and beyond. While these patents do not point to a creation of a Walmart cryptocurrency, the company is looking to maximize the potential of blockchain, meaning […]