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AI and voice search among the top eCommerce trends for 2020, says Kooomo

AI and voice search among the top eCommerce trends for 2020, says Kooomo

As we move into a new decade, technology is continuing to make big changes in the way eCommerce businesses engage with their customers. To keep up with the changing demands of consumers, Ciaran Bollard, CEO at Kooomo, the Enterprise Cloud Commerce Platform, has put together a list of the ten key eCommerce trends that online retailers should be aware of:  

Made for safer machinery and AGVs - Discover the innovative capabilities of the Laser Sentinel Enhanced from Datalogic

Made for safer machinery and AGVs - Discover the innovative capabilities of the Laser Sentinel Enhanced from Datalogic

Datalogic has completed the LASER SENTINEL family with the introduction of new ENHANCED models. The new Laser Sentinel Enhanced is a single solution for the safety of both machinery and automated vehicles.

Schneider Electric and Cisco unveil new HyperFlex Edge Computing Solution in 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data center

Schneider Electric and Cisco unveil new HyperFlex Edge Computing Solution in 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data center

Schneider Electric has unveiled with Cisco a new edge computing solution, integrating Cisco’s HyperFlex Edge, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) within Schneider Electric’s 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center, bringing resilient, secure and localised computing capabilities closer to where the data is created, processed and stored.

Smartphones and the circular economy

Smartphones and the circular economy

What do you do with your old smartphone when you no longer need it? Chances are, you keep it.

According to a survey conducted by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 45 per cent of UK households have two to five unused electronic devices at home. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, discusses smartphones and the circular economy.

The failing high street: top four lessons for small businesses

The failing high street: top four lessons for small businesses

Profit warnings have become commonplace in the national media, with once-booming businesses such as Mothercare, Beales and Patisserie Valerie revealing that they have been crippled by a rise in online competition, or in the latter case, mismanagement.

Discover the latest solutions to navigate the evolving retail landscape at EuroShop 2020

Discover the latest solutions to navigate the evolving retail landscape at EuroShop 2020

The retail industry is undergoing a significant period of change. Consumer demand is constantly evolving led by rising expectations for an improved experience, both online and in-store.

Hermes invests seven-figure sum in ParcelShop branding

Hermes invests seven-figure sum in ParcelShop branding

Consumer delivery specialist Hermes has announced a seven-figure brand refresh project at over 200 of its ParcelShops throughout the UK to increase its high street presence and attract more customers wanting a convenient way to post parcels and return unwanted items.

PCI Pal launches PCI Pal Digital for omnichannel payment security

PCI Pal launches PCI Pal Digital for omnichannel payment security

The new solution delivers PCI compliance for payments across digital channels including webchat, social media, email and SMS

How can physical stores better digitise their in-store experiences?

How can physical stores better digitise their in-store experiences?

A recent report by analysts at Retail Economics has predicted that half of all retail purchases will be made online by 2028. In the wake of this, it’s important that high street retailers take steps to remain competitive. 

Savvy-shoppers wise up to discounting trend

Savvy-shoppers wise up to discounting trend

While half (58%) of consumers admit to buying items during discounting events, such as Black Friday or the January sales, 56% only do so if items they had been looking at have been reduced as they wise up to the true value of discounts, finds REPL Group.

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