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E-payment & Data Security, Tech

What Small Businesses Should Know Before Taking Payments Online

September 23, 2022

Via: Lightspeed

Small businesses just like yours are taking the plunge into ecommerce every day, by setting up simple online shops. If you’ve decided to make a push into online retail too, then figuring out how best to take online payments will […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Card payment expenditure climbs to over $42tn in 2021

September 20, 2022

Via: Charged

Card payment expenditure climbed over $42 trillion in 2021, marking a 23% rise, according to RBR. The rise came off the back of the world’s recovery from the effects of the pandemic, which had initially led to a fall in […]


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Alibaba Group launches luxury shopping experience in the metaverse

September 20, 2022

Via: Charged

Alibaba is launching a new, immersive shopping experience in the metaverse on its Tmall Luxury Pavilion platform. The shopping platform will host an AR fashion show accessible to select brands and give shoppers an exclusive ‘Meta Pass’, which confers priority […]


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How Retail is Leveraging Unified Digital Experiences

September 14, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

One could argue that few, if any industries have been impacted more by the pandemic, and now by inflation, more than retail. The pandemic not only dramatically altered the way consumers shop, it altered the way retailers operate. Now, inflation […]


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How brands are collapsing the e-commerce purchasing funnel with augmented reality

August 29, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Consumers are shifting their shopping online. According to eMarketer, e-commerce sales will make up 21% of worldwide total retail sales this year with US retail e-commerce sales expected to surpass $1 trillion dollars. As more consumers turn to their devices […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

BNPL player Affirm sees share price tumble after poor annual forecast

August 26, 2022

Via: Charged

Buy now, pay later company Affirm has watched its shares tumble 11% in morning trading after posting a disappointing full-year revenue forecast. There has been a mixed picture for tech stocks and how they have dealt with rising rates of […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Is the time right for table-side credit card tech to go mainstream in America?

August 24, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Having traveled in Europe and most recently, in Mexico, I was impressed by the fact that most restaurants I frequented use table-side credit card authorization terminals, irrespective of type or level of service and price points. These devices enable the […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Retailers are missing out by not accepting crypto payments, says Paysafe

August 24, 2022

Via: Charged

Retailers may be missing out by not accepting payments in cryptocurrency, according to a new report by specialised payments platform Paysafe. The research reveals that a staggering 80% of crypto owners want to pay for goods with their crypto balances […]


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How to Avoid ERP System Pitfalls

August 15, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

When successful larger businesses run into operational stumbling blocks, they are often tempted by Enterprise Resource Planning software, better known as ERPs. Meanwhile, brands on a smaller budget often turn to ‘single point’ solutions to overhaul their operations cheaply and […]


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5 Ways Low-Code Technologies Can Help Boost Business

August 5, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

As retailers enter the second half of a highly challenging year of inflation, tightening monetary policies, and resource shortages, many are looking for ways to be more competitive and differentiate their sales and services. Innovation is crucial, but can be […]


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Retailers are increasingly relying mobile self-scanning functionality

August 3, 2022

Via: Charged

Retailers are increasingly investing in mobile self-scanning functionality according to research from RBR. The data found that during the course of 2021, an additional 10,000 stores globally began offering this service, with customers scanning items as they shop either using […]


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Retailers: What to Consider as You Offer Virtual Try-On Features

July 28, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Online shopping has come a long way in providing consumers with a vision of how products might look on them. Product pages show the clothing on models of different sizes and cosmetics on models in a variety of skin tones. […]


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Best Buy Embraces Digital Experiences With New Small-Format Store

July 27, 2022

Via: RIS News

Over the last year, Best Buy has been testing new store models to meet the ever-changing needs of consumers. Now the company has launched a new pilot — its first small-format, digital-first store. The new 5,000 square foot store opened […]


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Can the metaverse count on Gen-Z gamers?

July 15, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Gen-Z is expected to lead the creation of the metaverse, drawn by the allure of gaming, but some surveys indicate that even digital natives need to be convinced of the value of visiting virtual worlds. Piper Sandler’s “Spring 2022 Generation […]


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Can biometric data deliver more nuanced mass marketing?

July 12, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

In some futuristic scenarios, brands will use facial recognition to customize offers to consumers as they walk by virtual billboards, enter stores or watch mobile video in different locations. Already, some in the marketing industry are considering how to integrate […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

3 Steps to Prevent Online Fraud

July 5, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

One of the most significant economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic was the dramatic increase in ecommerce as consumers avoided brick-and-mortar stores. The industry was quick to pivot and enable businesses to operate without requiring a physical presence, which helped […]


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Localizing and scaling e-commerce through public web data

July 5, 2022

Via: Payments Dive

It’s no secret that e-commerce is booming globally. In 2021, the industry hit about $4.9 trillion USD in worldwide sales as a result of the pandemic, and they’re predicted to reach $7.4 trillion USD by 2025. However, like with any […]


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Virtual world shopping is not the metaverse: report

July 1, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Virtual shopping experiences are wrongly being labeled as the metaverse, according to Forrester. Although retailers and brands have launched virtual shopping on Roblox, the report says these experiences have been mislabeled because, “they do not allow consumers to travel or […]


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Nike Deploying New ERP In July

June 29, 2022

Via: RIS News

Nike expects to realize value from its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system this year — the biggest investment the apparel and footwear company has made in its digital transformation. Though Nike revenue dipped 1% year over year in fiscal […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Lack of payment options cause 9 in 10 shoppers to abandon online purchases

June 27, 2022

Via: Charged

New research from payment provider Mollie has found that a lack of payment options means that nine in 10 consumers abandon payments. Mollie‘s survey of 1,000 UK consumers asked participants about their shopping habits and experiences – it was revealed […]