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VisionDirect eyes up more savings from D2C model

VisionDirect eyes up more savings from D2C model

A leading European online contact lenses supplier is offering savings of up to 45% on major high street opticians, due in big part to the company’s ‘direct to consumer’ (D2C) model.

Superior service relies on a lean infrastructure that enables speedy turnarounds, fast delivery and providing a consistent great customer experience –and integral to VisionDirect success is the SnapFulfil cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS).

Ingenico Enterprise Retail collaborates with 3C Payment to deliver new technology and enhance security for merchants

Ingenico Enterprise Retail collaborates with 3C Payment to deliver new technology and enhance security for merchants

Ingenico Enterprise Retail, part of Ingenico Group, the seamless payments solutions provider, and 3C Payment, an independent Global Payment Service provider, have expanded their relationship, to bring to market two new terminal solutions which process payments through the 3C Integra Payment Gateway with Ingenico’s DESK/5000 & MOVE/5000 payment terminal devices.

Konica Minolta announces L’Artegrafica as first AccurioJet customer in Italy

Konica Minolta announces L’Artegrafica as first AccurioJet customer in Italy

L’Artegrafica’s investment in Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet B2+ sheetfed UV colour inkjet digital press – claimed to be the first in Italy – has enabled the family-owned printing house to move into packaging, as well as develop canvas and plastics applications. Live production started in January for the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 that will replace four machines in the company’s digital division.

UK prestige beauty industry generates £2.6 billion in sales for 2019, driven by skincare, reports The NPD Group

UK prestige beauty industry generates £2.6 billion in sales for 2019, driven by skincare, reports The NPD Group

The sale of prestige women’s face skincare products in the UK reported an increase of 2% in the 12 months to the end of 2019 according to The NPD Group. The total value of the prestige beauty market in the UK was valued at £2.6 billion in 2019, a decline of 3% when compared to the same period in 2018.

Contactless payment transactions to reach US$6 trillion globally by 2024, fuelled by increased card use

Contactless payment transactions to reach US$6 trillion globally by 2024, fuelled by increased card use

New data from Juniper Research forecasts that global contactless transaction values will reach nearly $6 trillion in 2024, up from $2 trillion in 2020. It found that this increase will be driven by significant growth in OEM Pay and contactless card transaction values, especially in the US.

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