General Retail Technology News

Retail IT and technology news articles comprising case studies, product information, opinion articles, reports, new contract wins and product launches. The site hosts information from trade associations, government departments, research analysts and the vendor community. These articles are about specific industry IT solutions and topics relating to how improvements and efficiency gains can be made by the use of information technology in-store and in the retail supply chain. All topics are covered in these articles which include Mobile Computing, RFID, Automatic Identification/Datacapture (AIDC), Printing & Labelling, EPoS systems, Kiosk TechnologySurveillance & Security, Internet Retailing, Retail Supply Chain Management, Digital Signage, through to current news,informed opinion articles and key events on the retail calendar.

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Tablets poised to overtake smartphones as most used mobile shopping device

Tablets poised to overtake smartphones as most used mobile shopping device

Consumer use of tablets for shopping is growing four times faster than smartphones, according to the latest E-Commerce Index from Rakuten, the online marketplace and owner of UK marketplace Rakuten's Play.com.

Mobile gains more traction in the retail sector

Mobile gains more traction in the retail sector

Research by global retail technology group Omnico shows that the mobile internet is rapidly gaining traction with shoppers in the UK.

Digital Gateway launches Version 8.5 of e-automate software

Digital Gateway launches Version 8.5 of e-automate software

Digital Gateway, Inc., a subsidiary of ECi Software Solutions, has announced the release of version 8.5 of its e-automate software for the service technology industry.

Research reveals round the clock retailing isn’t being backed up by 24 x 7 customer service

Research reveals round the clock retailing isn’t being backed up by 24 x 7 customer service

Whilst multichannel retailing means consumers can shop round the clock, new research from retail technology company Retail Assist reveals that not all retailers are matching this with 24 x 7 customer service and social media support to meet consumer expectations.

Printer and copier makers boost energy efficiency by one-fifth within two years in Europe

Printer and copier makers boost energy efficiency by one-fifth within two years in Europe

The makers of inkjet printers and copiers for homes and small businesses have boosted energy efficiency by more than 20% in two years due to an industry self-regulation initiative adopted in 2011, according to a report by an independent inspector.

Fashion brands Lemon Curve and Menlook.com prepare for European online retail growth with eCommera’s DynamicAction

Fashion brands Lemon Curve and Menlook.com prepare for European online retail growth with eCommera’s DynamicAction

As Europe prepares for online retail sales to reach a projected €233.9 billion by 2018, and clothing remains the largest online sales category, even fashion retailers with world class eCommerce experiences are poised for challenges in the years ahead.

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