Tag: technology

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 […]

Others, Tech

The Technology Driving The Growth Of IoT Retail Applications

March 5, 2018

Via: The Retail TouchPoints Blog

In our recent study “The Cost of Downtime: Beyond the Bottom Line,” 72% of midsized retailers lose sales during network downtime. The study also finds downtime severely impacts customer loyalty, employee productivity and overall business operations. Retailers are ramping up […]

Customer Experience, Point of Puchase, Retail Trends

Better POS data a must for retailers, vendors

February 12, 2018

Via: FierceRetail

Retailers are looking for more usable insights from data collected at point of sale. According to a 2018 POS Data Study by Askuity, 92% of retailers feel that better POS data could help them improve promotional effectiveness, reduce out of […]

Others, Retail Types, Stores, Tech

Walmart’s Store No. 8 buys VR startup

February 6, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This acquisition, unlike the majority of Walmart’s most recent takeovers, is unlikely to move the needle on sales very much, at least not for several years. But that’s not really the point, Finnegan suggested on Tuesday. “[It’s too early to […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Cyber Resilience, Retail And The Role Of Technology

February 2, 2018

Via: The Retail TouchPoints Blog

If 2017 is to be remembered for anything it will surely be the dramatic increase of data breaches and cyberattacks reported in the media. We all know cyber criminals are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to gain access to company networks, […]

Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Meeting Rising Consumer Expectations

January 16, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

One of the greatest challenges all retailers face is the rising expectations of customers. Not only do consumers expect to shop anytime and everywhere, they expect their experience to be “seamless”, with multiple options on how and where to take […]