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Getting retailers ready for business post-lockdown

Getting retailers ready for business post-lockdown

The retail sector is in a state of flux. Whilst eCommerce sales might still be surpassing all expectations, many retail stores are still closed, awaiting Government guidance as to when they might be able to open again.

The new Datalogic Memor 20 combines Enterprise PDA strength with the user friendliness of a Smartphone

The new Datalogic Memor 20 combines Enterprise PDA strength with the user friendliness of a Smartphone

With its new Memor 20, Datalogic comments that it is launching a PDA that empowers users in retail, field services, logistic environments and healthcare with a device that combines the best features of a smartphone with the highest standards of enterprise level devices.

Over half of UK consumers have tried a new payment method since the outbreak of COVID-19

Over half of UK consumers have tried a new payment method since the outbreak of COVID-19

As the face of UK retail has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, so too has how people pay for goods and services, according to research conducted by specialised payments platform Paysafe.

Under 35s are less concerned about COVID-19 and expect their lives to return to normal sooner, says GlobalData

Under 35s are less concerned about COVID-19 and expect their lives to return to normal sooner, says GlobalData

Younger consumers in the UK feel more optimistic than those over 35 and are likely to be more willing to embrace the lockdown loosening when it happens.

Retailers closing the gap – new data shows 27% rise in U.K. online shopping

Retailers closing the gap – new data shows 27% rise in U.K. online shopping

With many UK brick-and-mortar stores remaining closed, new data from commerce experience leader, Bloomreach, shows that retailers are closing the sales gap through their digital offerings – with online sales in the UK increasing 27% from the same time year-on-year and increasing by 23% from last week.

Shapes AI introduces social distancing solution for COVID-19

Shapes AI introduces social distancing solution for COVID-19

With the global coronavirus pandemic continuing to damage health systems and economies worldwide, there is a desperate need to start transitioning out of lockdown and reopen communities and cities in the safest way possible. Shapes AI, a computer vision and artificial intelligence company, has launched a platform to support this transition by tracking and monitoring social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Go Instore partners with Currys PC World to deliver the instore shopping experience to their online customers during lockdown

Go Instore partners with Currys PC World to deliver the instore shopping experience to their online customers during lockdown

Go Instore is powering the Currys PC World ShopLive experience to enable staff to work from home, serve customers remotely and support the transition of store re-openings as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Metapack enables retailers to keep trading during COVID-19 disruption with Ship-from-Store solution

Metapack enables retailers to keep trading during COVID-19 disruption with Ship-from-Store solution

Metapack, the eCommerce delivery technology provider, has announced that over 10 retailers have now deployed its Ship-from-Store solution, enabling them to transform physical stores into mini distribution centres and keep trading during the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Retailers still operating warehouses during Covid-19 can now install fever-detecting CCTV cameras

Retailers still operating warehouses during Covid-19 can now install fever-detecting CCTV cameras

Retailers still operating online and distributing from warehouses during the coronavirus pandemic can now prevent people who are potentially infected with the virus from entering their premises, with the installation of remote, fever-detecting CCTV equipment.

Epson launches its ReadyPrint Subscription Service in the UK

Epson launches its ReadyPrint Subscription Service in the UK

Epson UK has launched ReadyPrint, its first subscription printing service for its consumer cartridge printer models.

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