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European mobile transactions rocket, but emerging markets lead the way for mobile wallets

European mobile transactions rocket, but emerging markets lead the way for mobile wallets

A major study of mobile wallets, released by payments fintech Boku, with data from Juniper Research, reveals that Europe will be home to four of the ten fastest-growing countries for mobile payment transactions by 2025. 

E-commerce shored up crumbling High Street in August, says ParcelHero

E-commerce shored up crumbling High Street in August, says ParcelHero

The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) retail sales figures for August reveal more bad news for the High Street. Despite the end of almost all Covid restrictions, overall sales actually fell in August, down -0.9% in volume against July.

Alibaba Cloud and Salesforce announce plan to launch Salesforce Social Commerce

Alibaba Cloud and Salesforce announce plan to launch Salesforce Social Commerce

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence back bone of Alibaba Group and Salesforce, the CRM solutions provider, have announced they are working toward an agreement to launch Salesforce Social Commerce, a headless commerce product being designed and built in China to help multinational brands succeed in the region.

Amazon Business Exchange 2021 to highlight the power of purchasing transformation

Amazon Business Exchange 2021 to highlight the power of purchasing transformation

The Third Amazon Business Exchange (ABX) conference for European procurement, finance, supply chain and business leaders across industries is set to take place virtually on the 5th of October from 10 am – 12:30 pm CET.

Drivers of success: Ecommerce SMEs take delivery in-house

Drivers of success: Ecommerce SMEs take delivery in-house

UK ecommerce businesses are taking delivery into their own hands, according to new research released by Vimcar.

More than half of UK businesses say Brexit created data access and management challenges

More than half of UK businesses say Brexit created data access and management challenges

More than half of UK businesses (54 percent) say Brexit has presented them with data access and management challenges, according to research from integration and API platform provider, MuleSoft.

Ergonomic Solutions brings modularity and flexibility to the heart of tablet-based retail and hospitality applications

Ergonomic Solutions brings modularity and flexibility to the heart of tablet-based retail and hospitality applications

The Ergonomic Solutions Group, creator of SpacePole mounting & mobility solutions, has released two new TabPOS tablet solutions designed for TabletPOS and a wide range of applications in both the retail and hospitality industries.

Decathlon chooses PAL Robotics’ StockBot as one of the global retail robot solutions to deploy across multiple stores worldwide

Decathlon chooses PAL Robotics’ StockBot as one of the global retail robot solutions to deploy across multiple stores worldwide

Decathlon and PAL Robotics have launched a global partnership after PAL Robotics’ StockBot inventory tracking and data collection solution was selected for rollout across Decathlon stores in multiple countries, assisting the team and elevating in-store experience.

UK sees dramatic slump in EU and international purchases

UK sees dramatic slump in EU and international purchases

A new survey has revealed UK online shoppers purchased far less items overseas over the past year due to EU customs and border concerns.

UK launches data reform to boost innovation, economic growth and protect the public

UK launches data reform to boost innovation, economic growth and protect the public

The Government's newly announced ‘data reform’ programme aims to “boost innovation, economic growth and protect the public”.

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