In-store mobile tech draws repeat shoppers, study finds

January 14, 2020

Category: In-Store Media, Tech

Soti’s research indicates that shoppers have a favorable attitude toward in-store mobile technology, although that sentiment doesn’t quite extend to mobile payment apps like Apple Pay. Shoppers are looking for convenience above all else, making them highly likely to favor […]

Almost all retail apps leak personal data, security firm warns

January 7, 2020

After uncovering such a high level of insecurity among commonly used e-commerce apps, NowSecure advises consumers to delete all retail apps from their phones unless they are certain of their safety. “After extensive testing, NowSecure is issuing a global warning […]

Nearly half of consumers would pay more for a better shopping experience

January 2, 2020

Respondents to the Accenture survey aren’t the only consumers who’ve expressed frustration about the shopping process. A Zebra Technologies survey found that 75% of millennials and 53% of Gen X consumers have left a store without buying an item to […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Jeff Bezos heads to India as Amazon faces regulatory probes and waves of protests

January 14, 2020


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will face a wave of protests from small business owners when he travels to India this week. Bezos will appear on stage Wednesday at Amazon’s Smbhav event for a fireside chat alongside Amit Agarwal, who heads […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Does humanizing virtual assistants undermine consumer privacy?

January 13, 2020

Via: RetailWire

A university study finds people increasingly attributing lifelike qualities to virtual assistants and warns this may cause them to reveal more personal information to the companies that use them than they otherwise would. “These agents are data gathering tools that […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Amazon “terminates” employees for sharing customer data with third parties

January 13, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has “terminated” a number of employees who were found to have sold customer data to third party sources. The online retailer informed a number of customers via an email, seen by TechCrunch, that their data including email addresses and […]