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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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Red-E-Pay from Anderson Zaks for secure, low cost, ‘one-device’ mobile payments

Red-E-Pay from Anderson Zaks for secure, low cost, ‘one-device’ mobile payments

Anderson Zaks, an independent Payment Service Provider and Payment Gateway has launched its card payment app, Red-E-Pay.

Wholesale & retail business mileage increase highlights start of COVID-19 recovery

Wholesale & retail business mileage increase highlights start of COVID-19 recovery

Customer data analysis by Allstar Business Solutions has revealed the easing of lockdown has prompted the green shoots of recovery in business travel, with an estimated 54 million extra miles travelled by wholesale and retail companies in June compared to May - up almost half (46.0%) month-on-month.

Retailers gain deep data insights to better tailor online sales by product, audience, market and geography

Retailers gain deep data insights to better tailor online sales by product, audience, market and geography

GoodData, a provider of end-to-end analytics solutions, has announced that Zalando, a European online platform for fashion and lifestyle, is using GoodData technology to provide brands with detailed access to data to help them better target their customers and grow their businesses.

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

CEP service providers face major challenges. Firstly, they have to cope with the high volume of orders, which – driven by e-commerce – is constantly increasing.

Blue Yonder acquires Yantriks to deliver dynamic commerce

Blue Yonder acquires Yantriks to deliver dynamic commerce

Blue Yonder has acquired Yantriks, a SaaS provider of commerce and fulfilment microservices.

Planned changes to VAT will result in higher costs and less choice for online shoppers, warns ParcelHero

Planned changes to VAT will result in higher costs and less choice for online shoppers, warns ParcelHero

UK shoppers should make the most of international marketplace bargains on Amazon Prime Day on 5 October, says ParcelHero. A new Government policy paper deals a double-whammy to overseas purchases from 1 January: post-Brexit Brits will pay 20% VAT on all international online purchases while overseas sellers will have to register for UK VAT.

Retail sales claw back to normal levels, but ParcelHero warns stores not to celebrate yet: 31.8% of those sales were made online

Retail sales claw back to normal levels, but ParcelHero warns stores not to celebrate yet: 31.8% of those sales were made online

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail sales figures for June showed sales soared by over 13% compared to May, to reach near-normal levels. Indeed, with fuel sales excluded, they actually beat June 2019’s figures by 1.5%.

Combatting empty shelf syndrome: Keeping grocery shelves stocked in the midst of crisis

Combatting empty shelf syndrome: Keeping grocery shelves stocked in the midst of crisis

Businesses across every industry have faced unparalleled disruption to their operations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In the retail sector, we saw shelves across the globe being repeatedly stripped bare during the early days of the crisis, as supply chains that simply weren’t geared-up to deal with such sudden and dramatic changes in buying behaviour struggled to keep up during the first stages of the crisis.

inconso and Zalando continue their collaboration

inconso and Zalando continue their collaboration

Logistics software specialist inconso supports fashion retailer Zalando in controlling logistics automation components with inconsoWCS.

Digital technologies major cause for sweeping transformation across industries, says GlobalData

Digital technologies major cause for sweeping transformation across industries, says GlobalData

Digital technologies are increasingly exerting pressure on incumbents across industries to fundamentally reconsider their business models while giving rise to smaller, agile players that are enabling innovation and disruption in many aspects of the business, says GlobalData, the data and analytics company.

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