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Target’s $550M Retail Technology Investment Ties it Up With Walmart and Amazon in the Delivery Race

December 14, 2017

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Target has made an aggressive move to boost its same-day delivery capability by acquiring delivery platform Shipt Inc. for $550 million. The bog box retailer’s latest move to compete with Amazon and Walmart, which recently bought same-day and last-mile delivery […]


In-Store Media, Tech

5 in-store technologies that will save the American mall

December 13, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

It’s an understatement to say that American malls are having a hard time. In the next five years, 20-25% of American malls are set to close, according to Credit Suisse. Why have Americans deserted the nation’s most iconic retail fixtures? […]


Others, Tech

Mall of America’s New Retail Chatbot Helps Holiday Shoppers

December 13, 2017

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Mall of America has announced a unique location-based artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot program to engage with consumers and provide faster customer service to busy shoppers this holiday season. The chatbot will live on Mall of America’s website, mobile app, and […]


E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Online holiday spend could break $100B

December 8, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

When contemplating their holiday shopping back in October, more than half of U.S. consumers thought they’d be using their phones to get things done, according to earlier research from Deloitte, though some of that includes using their mobile wallets to […]


Others, Tech

Wired: 7 retail tech startups to watch

December 7, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Stowga’s model has been compared to Airbnb, while Wired described it as “the only marketplace for warehouses.” The company provides retailers with on-demand access to warehouse space, the aim of which is to allow businesses more flexibility in scaling their […]


E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Online holiday sales take a big but fleeting dip

December 6, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

This past weekend’s online sales numbers paled in comparison to the weekend before, when Verizon found e-commerce traffic surged 24% on the Saturday after Black Friday, compared to the same day in 2016, and jumped 29% on that Sunday (Nov. […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Target rolls out much-anticipated mobile wallet feature

December 5, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Target announced a number of new mobile app features back in September, and said this one was on the way. The timing of the launch, in the middle of the holiday season, couldn’t be better — well, unless you’re already […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

Technology of the Year: Alexa

December 4, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Alexa, can you help me make a sale? Voice is taking off and retailers are already scrambling to cash in. In May, eMarketer released a forecast estimating that 5.6 million Americans will use a voice-activated assistant device at least once […]


Others, Tech

Is The IoT Relevant To The Independent Retailer?

November 28, 2017

Via: Independent Retailer

RSR just published their annual benchmark on the Internet of Things (IoT) and a couple of things became clear. First, far too many retailers large and small don’t really understand exactly what the IoT really is. Secondly, retailers have some […]


E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech, Uncategorized

Amazon devoured 55% of online Black Friday orders

November 28, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

It comes as little surprise that Amazon dominated the biggest holiday shopping reason of the year. However, hearing in real numbers just how much the e-commerce giant commanded this past weekend is still a bit startling. According to the stats […]