Category: Others

Others, Tech

Target taps AR to sell more Christmas trees

December 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Target first launched the “See It In Your Space” mobile app and web feature in October 2017, at that time positioning it for furniture shopping. That made a tremendous amount of sense back then, as many different home decor retailers […]

Customer Experience, Others, Point of Puchase, Tech

Walmart arms store associates with online shopping app

December 5, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Over the last year, Walmart has taken several big steps to merge its online and in-store experiences with the rollout of services that let customers pay for items in store on mobile devices. In January, Walmart announced Scan & Go, […]

Others, Self-Checkout, Tech

WSJ: Amazon reportedly testing cashierless technology architecture for larger stores

December 4, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Before Amazon opened its first Amazon Go store in Seattle last January, it tested the enabling technologies of its cashierless concept for months. The company reportedly delayed that store opening due to technology glitches that surfaced in test situations when […]

Others, Tech

How retailers can tell stories by reading emotions

November 15, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

One of the best ways to sell products is to engage the customer on an emotional level. Mad Men’s Don Draper knew that. (Remember the Kodak Carousel pitch?) If you can tell an emotionally engaging story about the products you […]

Others, Tech

Amazon to launch holiday pop-ups throughout Europe

November 9, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon is poised to learn a lot about physical retail with a series of global pop-ups at the holidays. In the past decade or so, chain stores, brands and, especially, e-commerce companies have turned to pop-up retail to test new […]

Others, Tech

Nordstrom taps cloud platform to streamline wholesale buying

November 7, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

In the era of fast fashion retail, department stores need to work harder to make sure they have the full range of assortments and on-trend products that consumers will want, but without ending up with excess and unfashionable inventory that […]

Others, Tech

H&M Deploys Next-Gen Workforce Management Solution

October 22, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

H&M’s new robust workforce management solution handles task management, chat apps, e-mail and employee onboarding with one simple-to-use, all-in-one interface. The retailer has deployed Convo’s Retail Social Collaboration Platform across its US organization of more than 15,000 employees. Convo enables […]

E-payment & Data Security, Others, Tech

AmEx, PayPal deepen ties with cross-platform features

October 19, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

For American Express, this is another step in the company’s effort to shake off its legacy image as a stodgy credit card network that in the past has seemed unable or unwilling to evolve with the changing payments landscape. AmEx […]

Others, Tech

Smart checkouts will process $45B in transactions by 2023, study says

October 2, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Whatever you want to call this technology evolution — cashierless, mobile scan-and-go, smart checkout, automated checkout — it has a very bright future ahead. Amazon may be leading the way, at least in the U.S., but other retailers are entering […]

Others, Retail Types, Stores, Tech

Forever 21 invests in online styling service DailyLook

October 1, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This deal is somewhat incongruous, as it has a fast-fashion retailer investing in an upscale, personal styling service. DailyLook not only offers more premium brands compared to rival apparel box service Stitch Fix, but also charges more for its services […]