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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Small is the new big via ‘micro’ warehousing, says SnapFulfil

Small is the new big via ‘micro’ warehousing, says SnapFulfil

WMS solutions provider SnapFulfil is enjoying a new type of interest as ‘micro-warehousing’ takes off for smaller e-commerce companies looking to offer the same level of delivery efficiency and flexibility as retail giants like Amazon.

Hollywood Expands in the UK: Major New Film Studio Will Invest £500million Per Year in UK Economy

Hollywood Expands in the UK: Major New Film Studio Will Invest £500million Per Year in UK Economy

Blackhall Studios is proud to announce initial agreement with the University of Reading for Blackhall to develop the largest purpose-built film studio and digital creative hub complex in the UK. A new state-of-the-art film studios, incorporating extensive purpose-built digital production facilities, represents the first UK investment for one of the leading US studios, based in Atlanta.

Yantra reveals top 10 tips for fulfilment

Yantra reveals top 10 tips for fulfilment

Up and coming third party logistics (3PL) provider, Yantra Fulfilment, has published its top 10 tips on what to look out for when selecting a fulfilment partner.

Technology integration: The vital centrepiece at the heart of great customer engagement

Technology integration: The vital centrepiece at the heart of great customer engagement

With retail no longer limited to the sales floor, retailers recognise that each interaction is now much more than a transaction. The traditional checkout remains important, of course, but customers expect fast, easy, personalised service – regardless of location, device or platform – at every touchpoint.

Quick-service restaurants rush to introduce self-ordering kiosks

Quick-service restaurants rush to introduce self-ordering kiosks

The market for self-ordering kiosks is booming, as restaurant operators seek to meet consumer demand for self-service.

RetailEXPO 2020: Visitor registrations now open

RetailEXPO 2020: Visitor registrations now open

RetailEXPO is now open for visitor registrations.  This year the show, which takes place between 29-30 April 2020 at London Olympia, focuses on innovation, showcasing technological and design solutions for the challenges and opportunities faced by retailers as they head into a new decade of trading.

Konica Minolta announces Grafisol as first AccurioJet KM-1 customer in Portugal

Konica Minolta announces Grafisol as first AccurioJet KM-1 customer in Portugal

Improved efficiency and productivity, alongside an expanded service offering, are expected to result from Grafisol Lda.’s investment in the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet B2+ sheetfed UV colour inkjet digital press – claimed to be the first in Portugal.

Migrating your eCommerce platform: what you need to know

Migrating your eCommerce platform: what you need to know

With only 110 days left before the end of support for Magento 1, it is important for online retailers to get moving on their eCommerce platform migration or risk a gap in sales.

Nearly half of shoppers fail to return unsuitable items due to ‘hassle’, says Conversity research

Nearly half of shoppers fail to return unsuitable items due to ‘hassle’, says Conversity research

Two thirds of consumers (66 per cent) have returned an unsuitable item to a retailer within the last year, with 42 per cent stating that they failed to return their unsuitable items because the return process was too much hassle.

Why AI could be failing your retail customer experience strategy

Why AI could be failing your retail customer experience strategy

By Arun Mani, President, Freshworks Europe. 

The digital era has brought with it an explosion of communication platforms. From WhatsApp to email, Snapchat to Instagram, live chat to instant messaging; there many ways we can engage with one another and with organisations.

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