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Crowd-based retail store auditing solution launches in A/NZ
Companies Trax and Snooper ally to launch a solution that uses shoppers and image recognition to check stock availability and merchandising.
Omnichannel retail outshines online-only during pandemic
Although, the research shows that there is still plenty for all online retailers to work on to meet rising customer expectations.
Tap-and-go paywave payments the new norm in a COVID-19 world, Mastercard research shows
Consumer polling by Mastercard showed a significant majority of consumers were using the technology during February and March.
Retailers see immediate lift after Govt's COVID-19 level 3 announcement
The move is set to benefit consumers by providing more competition in the market and reducing prices.
Surprise surprise: Kiwis spending less in lockdown, research finds
"The deliberate cut in spending on things like socialising and leisure activities is starting to see money staying in the bank."
Cyclone named essential NZ supplier for online learning devices
The Ministry of Education has selected Cyclone as one of a handful of essential business suppliers for devices and technologies used in distance and online learning.
Toshiba adds weight to Kiwi SmartCart company
Toshiba TEC Senior Vice President Masami Uchiyama says they underwent a rigorous due diligence process before deciding to support IMAGR.
Queues no more: Kiwi startup uses AI to make trolleys smarter
The future of shopping may soon become a lot smarter and less frustrating for people who hate queuing up at checkouts, thanks to tech developed right here in New Zealand.
Asia Pacific retailers understand retail's 'intelligent' future, but fail to act
Retailers across Asia Pacific realise that the future of retail is ‘intelligent’, but the majority have not started their AI journeys.
Mobile technology the way forward in retail, report finds
More than two-thirds of consumers believe mobile technology delivers a better shopping experience.
Aruba adds improvements to SD-Branch retail solution
Adds identity-based attack detection, improvements to edge-to-cloud connectivity, and new gateways that include built-in cellular connectivity.
Online shopping to reach tipping point this Christmas
"With more Kiwis shopping online than ever before it makes sense for online retailers to look to increase their marketing reach and improve their advertising return on investment."
New APAC managing director for Emarsys
"Asia Pacific is one of the fastest-growing markets for Emarsys and Adam brings the industry knowledge and depth of retail understanding to steward the business in this exciting phase of growth."
How digital transformation is changing the retail industry - Fujitsu
Fujitsu described its vision for the future of digitalised retail services and proposes how retail and other industries will be transformed by its digital technologies.
Scale Computing integrates retail solution with Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric has struck a deal with Scale Computing to deliver the Scale Computing HC3 Edge for retail solution in Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Micro Data Centers.
Cybera teams up with Apex for DX in retail
"Together, the integrated solution will help businesses drive incremental sales, increase foot traffic, improve customer loyalty, and maximise efficiencies to boost revenues."
5G brings potential for new revenue, customers
Over 50% of enterprises believe 5G will help customer acquisition and generate new revenue streams, according to Infosys research.
Buy Now Pay Later users ditching their credit cards
"Buy Now Pay Later has changed the face of the way we pay for goods."
Christchurch firm sells AR tech to US retail marketing giant
Christchurch software development firm Smudge has sold a lucrative slice of its augmented reality (AR) technology to an American firm called InContext Solutions.
Noel Leeming launches new protection plan
“We’ve noticed that consumers nowadays are interested in a more holistic solution, looking for protection programmes that better support the way they use their technology and appliances."
Vietnam cybersecurity market to reach USD$215 million
The country witnessed around 4,770 cyber attacks incidents in the first quarter of 2019, which was more than half the figure of the total number of incidents reported last year.
Why embracing cloud-based communication applications can give retailers a boost – 8x8
For the Australian retail sector, finding ways to cut costs and improve productivity has never been more important.
Retailers struggling to maximise benefits of AI
"AI and guided selling tech are very much the future as far as revolutionising the customer experience is concerned, but if a retailer’s foundations are built on a bedrock of flimsy, unreliable and unstructured data, AI won’t be able to flourish in the way it’s supposed to.”
Retail study challenges myth that digital natives only shop online
Despite beliefs that the younger generation prefers to shop online, they’re actually the most likely to do more shopping in physical stores.