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UK shoppers demand faster in-store payments that replicate ‘one-click’ transactions online

UK shoppers demand faster in-store payments that replicate ‘one-click’ transactions online

Speed and convenience prove key to enhancing customer experience around in-store payments, a new report from RetailEXPO reveals.

Retail Quality Report 2019: Global retailers still struggling with digital

Retail Quality Report 2019: Global retailers still struggling with digital

Applause, the digital quality and crowdsourced testing solutions provider, has released the global findings of its annual Retail Quality Report. It shows that global retailers are failing to keep up with consumer expectations for optimised digital experiences.

Industry expert joins imio Software Solutions board

Industry expert joins imio Software Solutions board

Industry expert Professor Phil Greening has joined the Board of Directors at imio Software Solutions, a UK-based software business specialising in warehousing and fulfilment.

Office Depot Europe selects CommerceHub to strengthen ecommerce presence

Office Depot Europe selects CommerceHub to strengthen ecommerce presence

Office Depot Europe, retailer of workspace solutions, has selected CommerceHub, a distributed commerce network specialising in drop-ship technology – to help expand its product assortment and create a more efficient supply chain in the UK and Europe.

JD.com and ARCore by Google launch augmented reality contest

JD.com and ARCore by Google launch augmented reality contest

JD.com, China’s largest retailer, is hosting the JD-AR & ARCore by Google Innovative Consumer Application Competition in China.

34% of traffic and 28% of orders for large online fashion retail brands come directly from search and social

34% of traffic and 28% of orders for large online fashion retail brands come directly from search and social

34% of traffic, 28% of orders and 26% of the total order value for large online fashion retailers comes directly from search and social sites including Google and Facebook, new global researchsuggests.

Gartner predicts top 10 global retailers will use real-time in-store pricing by 2025

Gartner predicts top 10 global retailers will use real-time in-store pricing by 2025

Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2025, the top 10 global retailers by revenue will leverage contextualised real-time pricing through mobile applications to manage and adjust in-store prices for customers.

NiceLabel launches global partner programme

NiceLabel launches global partner programme

NiceLabel, global developer of label design software and label management systems, has announced the launch of its global partner programme. NiceLabel has designed the programme to help channel partners meet customer demand for the digital transformation of on-demand label printing.

New robotics: Shifting business models

New robotics: Shifting business models

IDTechEx Research analyses the changing trends in the robotics industry in its report New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Forecasts, Players, as new and emerging firms challenge the norm.

ProGlove to unveil time-saving, ergonomic IoT wearable at ProMat 2019

ProGlove to unveil time-saving, ergonomic IoT wearable at ProMat 2019

Smart, wearable device sales are projected to double worldwide by 2022, according to industry analyst CCS Insight. While many might think of wearables as something for the consumer, one German startup is showing the tremendous potential of wearables to increase efficiency, safety and ease in the workplace on a larger scale. It is now expanding its presence in North America.

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