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Wilko plans to roll out autonomous deliveries to customers by 2023

September 14, 2021

Via: Charged

Wilko has invested £3 million in UK autonomous delivery company, StreetDrone in order to accelerate the company’s development. The retailer is hoping that its investment will bring autonomous deliveries to its customers by the end of 2023. “Autonomous vehicles are […]


Suppliers

Making the world go ’round: Circularity in supply chains

September 13, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Never before have the complexities and the crucial role of supply chains been so clear to the public. Issues related to supply and demand of certain products have highlighted the need for greater visibility into inventories and movement through distribution. […]


Suppliers

UPS wades into same-day delivery with Roadie acquisition

September 13, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

The Roadie acquisition will expand UPS into same-day delivery and give shippers another speedy way to move goods to their customers. During an investor day presentation in June, UPS CEO Carol Tomé said the company was looking into ways to […]


News & Trends

China to disintegrate Alipay in huge blow to Alibaba

September 13, 2021

Via: Charged

China has said it wants to “break up” Alibaba-owned Alipay in replace of a separate app for the company’s highly profitable loans business. Beijing wants Ant Group (the affiliate company that owns Alipay) to turn over all of the user […]


Retail Types, Stores

Amazon set to launch its own POS system as it takes aim at Shopify

September 10, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon is set to its very own point-of-sale (POS) system as it takes aim at rival Shopify’s small business customers. According to a new report from Business Insider, the retail giant has created an internal task force to develop the […]


E-commerce

Online luxury sales driving post-pandemic recovery according to new data

September 10, 2021

Via: Charged

Online luxury retail sales skyrocketed 50 per cent over the first half of 2021 as it became the fastest growing sector thanks to a “growing digitally native middle class”. Luxury ecommerce sales across international markets are driving the post-pandemic economic […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Why Retailers Need Cloud-Native Payment Orchestration: 5 Tips to Flexible, Scalable, Customized Payment Infrastructure

September 10, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Why is payment orchestration suddenly getting so much attention? The truth is, it’s not a new idea, but what is different is the accelerated drive toward digital transformation and the advantages of cloud computing. Payment orchestration is no longer optional. […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Online retail sales drop for 4th month in a row as supply issues bite

September 9, 2021

Via: Charged

Online retail sales dropped by a further 9.3 per cent in August marking the fourth consecutive months of decline. While the UK’s ecommerce sales decline slowed slightly from July’s fall of 9.6 per cent, August’s performance was still well below […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Digital wallets to make up $11bn of online spending by 2026

September 9, 2021

Via: Charged

Digital wallets are estimated to account for $11 billion of online spend by 2026, according to figures from emerchantpay. The study, which has been published to examine consumer behaviour post pandemic shows that there will be stark differences in attitudes […]


News & Trends

Shein is now being downloaded twice as much as Amazon

September 9, 2021

Via: Charged

Shein is now being downloaded more than twice as much as Amazon as it solidifies its place as the world’s most popular shopping app. The ultra-fast fashion brand, understood to also be the world’s fastest growing ecommerce company, was downloaded […]