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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Retail in the Metaverse

June 20, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The world has entered the next frontier of a commerce technological revolution. Move over real life; the metaverse is here. Welcome to the Metaverse Brands are beginning to utilize the metaverse by creating hubs where customers can interact and share […]


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15 Retail KPIs Every Business Owner Should Know

June 16, 2022

Via: Lightspeed POS

Whether you run a brick-and-mortar shop, an eCommerce site or both, getting a grip on how your retail business is performing is key to pulling through. When it comes to performance, numbers don’t lie. Are you at a loss with […]


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Amazon ventures further into AR shopping with ‘Virtual Try-On for Shoes’

June 9, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has made a moved further into the augmented reality (AR) space as part of a strategy to appeal more to ‘sneaker heads’. The company’s new feature ‘Virtual Try-On For Shoes’ will allow shoppers to visualise how a pair of […]


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Personalization is Changing the Search Bar — and Retailers Need to Keep up

June 7, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Upon first glance, the ease of a search engine seems obvious. You arrive at a website, type a word or phrase into the search bar, and get exactly what you were looking for. Right? Maybe not. That tried-and-true process has […]


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Mastercard launches tech that lets you pay with your hand or face

May 18, 2022

Via: Charged

Mastercard has launched new technology which allows consumers to pay for goods with their face or hand at checkout. The card provider launched the program on Tuesday for retailers to offer the new biometric payment solutions. At checkout, shoppers will […]


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Retail tech funding drops 11%: report

May 12, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

With the exception of store management technology, overall retail tech investment activity cooled during the first quarter. This is even among unicorn companies whose valuations reach or surpass $1 billion. For a time, retail unicorns appeared to be having a […]


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US grocery delivery giant Instacart files for IPO

May 12, 2022

Via: Charged

US online grocery delivery platform Instacart has announced it has filed a draft registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which if approved, allows it to list its shares. Instacart was valued at $39 billion in March […]