Tag: technology


Wearable Tech Is [Still] the Next Big Thing in Retail

June 20, 2018

Via: James Hughes

Innovators are coming up with various new ways to pay for things, helping us simplify our lives in the process. After years of credit card reign, wearable payment devices are the next big thing. From smartwatches, fitness trackers and wristbands […]

Retail Trends

Google to invest $550M in in blow to Amazon, Alibaba

June 19, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

With Google’s latest move, the plot is thickening around technology giants fighting for dominance in China and the U.S. — and the plot we’re speaking of already has several different threads:’s efforts to chase down Chinese rival and market […]

Retail Types, Stores

Macy’s grabs Home Depot’s tech chief

June 15, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Macy’s has long embraced technological prowess — even its flagship Herald Square New York City location boasted operations on store floors and back rooms that these days seem sprawling and cavernous, but were state-of-the-art in their day. Its tech is […]

In-Store Media, Tech

H&M tests voice-activated mirrors at NYC flagship

June 8, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This smooth-talking tech-enabled mirror works pretty well, as an H&M employee and several customers demonstrate in the video, and it sweetens the pot with a 20% off coupon. The tech works especially well for iPhone users, who only have to […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

PayPal deepens partnership with Google

May 25, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

PayPal, which had 237 million active accounts worldwide as of Q1 2018, is becoming a highly versatile payment platform with continued integrations with Google. The new strategy that links payment across the entire Google ecosystem will likely provide a more […]

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. […]

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 […]


How Automation and AI Influence the Retail Market

April 22, 2018

Via: Olivia Foster

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already used on a large scale in retail, and big companies are experimenting with developing new ways to use it in the entire product and service cycle, from the moment a product is developed and created […]

Others, Tech

Ebay uses AR to select boxes

March 27, 2018

Via: FierceRetail

An new augmented reality (AR) solution from eBay allows sellers to easily and quickly select the best flat rate box for shipments. Built on Google’s ARCore platform, eBay is using motion tracking and environment understanding to place items inside boxes […]

In-Store Media, Tech

Zara to offer mobile AR experience in stores

March 16, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This sounds like a potentially intriguing use of augmented reality technology to bridge the mobile and in-store shopping experiences. Though some retailers have used AR and virtual reality in-store to enhance the sales process and customer experience, most of the […]