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Thumbnail-Photo: A lever for the circular economy?
30.01.2023   #online trading #sustainability

A lever for the circular economy?

The advantages of a marketplace model

Online retail continues to boom in Germany. The German Retail Association (HDE) forecasts growth of 12.4 per cent for 2022 compared to 2021. However, this brings with it further challenges - for example, the destruction of returns. Not only do they ...

Thumbnail-Photo: E-commerce: Success with digital specialty shops?...
16.01.2023   #online trading #e-commerce

E-commerce: Success with digital specialty shops?

Three small retailers show how they celebrate online success with unusual products

In the German retail sector, digitization has never arrived across the board. Many smaller retailers in particular still do not have an online shop. On the other hand, there are retailers who show how to gain a foothold in online trading – ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Nike launches a new digital community and experience...
12.12.2022   #e-commerce #digitization

Nike launches a new digital community and experience

.SWOOSH – a platform that champions athletes and serves the future of sport by creating a home for Nike virtual creations

Nike has launched .SWOOSH, a new digital community and experience which is a home for Nike virtual creations and uses blockchain-powered technology – or what many call “web3” – to offer an inclusive, equitable place for ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Schnucks launches Schnucks Now 30-minute delivery in all markets...
31.10.2022   #app #smartphone

Schnucks launches Schnucks Now 30-minute delivery in all markets

A new virtual storefront for fast delivery in partnership with Instacart

As Schnuck Markets, Inc. continues to expand its digital convenience offerings for customers, the company, in partnership with Instacart, is introducing “Schnucks Now” – delivery in as fast as 30 minutes. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How to win the Amazon algorithm
20.10.2022   #online trading #event

How to win the Amazon algorithm

Salsify webinar on 27th October 2022

Amazon’s data shows that 70 percent of Amazon customers never click past the first page of search results. But how can your brand’s products reach - and stay on - the first page of search results? Product content is a main component ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Wiha Tools USA adopts new Salsify connector to Amazon A+ API...
21.09.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

Wiha Tools USA adopts new Salsify connector to Amazon A+ API

Salsify customer using new connection published over 400% more enhanced content to Amazon

Salsify, the commerce experience management (CommerceXM) platform empowering brand manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to win on the digital shelf, announced that Wiha Tools USA is using the new Salsify Enhanced Content connection to the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Is German e-commerce in good shape before the recession?...
14.09.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

Is German e-commerce in good shape before the recession?

Feed Marketing Report 2022 confirms good prospects for German retail even in difficult times

According to the freshly released Feed Marketing Report 2022, German online stores have a very strong stand in multichannel presence, with retailers advertising across 3.6 channels on average, compared to the global benchmark of 3.2. And against ...

Thumbnail-Photo: EuroShop 2023 – Prime time event of the global retail industry...
06.09.2022   #retail #digitization

EuroShop 2023 – Prime time event of the global retail industry

Hot topics that move retail now and in the future – from 26 February to 2 March 2023

Despite a turbulent climate EuroShop 2020 proved a resounding success. 94,339 visitors from 142 countries travelled to the Rhine to learn from 2,287 exhibitors from 56 nations about all aspects, innovations and trends in the global retail world. And ...

Thumbnail-Photo: White Label World Expo 2022 in Frankfurt
05.09.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

White Label World Expo 2022 in Frankfurt

12th & 13th of October: Europe’s leading online retail sourcing show

The White Label World Expo Frankfurt is right around the corner and as you already know, we are partnered with them this year! Join us at Europe’s leading online retail sourcing show on the 12th and 13th of October at the Messe in Frankfurt ...

Thumbnail-Photo: White Label World Expo Frankfurt 2022
03.08.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

White Label World Expo Frankfurt 2022

12th & 13th of October 2022 @ Messe in Frankfurt, Germany

The White Label World Expo Frankfurt is nearing, and we are so excited to be partnered with them this year for a much anticipated, in-person event, it’s going to be buzzing! We can’t wait to see you there! Secure your FREE ticket, get ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Top 5 retail trends for 2022 providing new opportunities...
27.06.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

Top 5 retail trends for 2022 providing new opportunities

The five most important trends in retail that entrepreneurs can use to seize their opportunities

I have always believed in getting into the mind space of our customers. So lately, I've been interviewing a lot of retail customers and have learned a great deal about the challenges retailers face. But among those challenges, there are also ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Robomart signs deal with Unilever to launch The Ice Cream Shop Robomarts...
17.05.2022   #Tech in Retail #app

Robomart signs deal with Unilever to launch "The Ice Cream Shop" Robomarts

Pilot partnership introduces ice cream delivery – arrives in as little as two minutes

Robomart, the world’s first store-hailing service, has announced a partnership with Unilever, the world’s largest ice cream producer, under its virtual storefront, The Ice Cream Shop. Unilever will deploy a fleet of Ice Cream Robomarts ...

Thumbnail-Photo: E-commerce Berlin Expo 2022 Recap
10.05.2022   #e-commerce #sustainability

E-commerce Berlin Expo 2022 Recap

Last week, the E-commerce Expo 2022 took place in Berlin. Find out what happened there

The E-commerce Berlin Expo 2022 conference is over, and it's safe to say that it was a huge success! If you attended, you probably learned a lot of new things about the e-commerce industry.But if you didn't go, don't worry - here’s ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Record in-app revenue für e-commerce apps
06.05.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

Record in-app revenue für e-commerce apps

Mobile App Trends Report by Adjust

Adjust released its annual Mobile app trends report, showing that mobile app growth continued to accelerate globally in 2021. After a year of industry changes and pandemic shake-ups, the app ecosystem saw growth in installs and sessions ...

Thumbnail-Photo: eBay launches ‘Imperfects’ offering to drive more circularity this...
28.04.2022   #e-commerce #sustainability

eBay launches ‘Imperfects’ offering to drive more circularity this Earth Day

New destination gives almost perfect fashion items from over 100 brands a second chance

As shoppers look to reduce their fashion spend and environmental footprint, eBay UK has launched Imperfects - the fashion equivalent to supermarkets' wonky veg initiative, which launched in a bid to cut food waste.eBay’s Imperfects range ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New contact-free food and beverage checkout in time for baseball season...
27.04.2022   #POS systems #Tech in Retail

New contact-free food and beverage checkout in time for baseball season

Instacart and Aramark Sports + Entertainment unveil Caper Counter, an AI-powered point-of-sale system

Instacart announced that it is unveiling its Caper Counter, an artificial intelligence-powered point-of-sale system, at Boston's historic ballpark in partnership with Aramark Sports + Entertainment.The new Caper Counter checkout systems will ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cross-border e-commerce to exceed $2 trillion for first time in 2023...
14.04.2022   #e-commerce #payment systems

Cross-border e-commerce to exceed $2 trillion for first time in 2023

Juniper Research: Cross-border e-commerce to account for 38% of all e-commerce transactions globally by value in 2023

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the value of cross-border e-commerce will exceed $2.1 trillion in 2023, from $1.9 trillion in 2022. This growth of over 13% in a single year reflects the increasing success of marketplaces which offer ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Top 500 European cross-border online shops
06.04.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

Top 500 European cross-border online shops

4th edition of the annual ranking by Cross-Border Commerce Europe

Cross-Border Commerce Europe, the platform that stimulates cross-border e-commerce in Europe, releases a major research paper covering and ranking the 500 strongest European players with a focus on cross-border performance.The total online EU ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Walmart launches Zeekit virtual fitting room technology...
10.03.2022   #Tech in Retail #app

Walmart launches Zeekit virtual fitting room technology

Introduction of new and innovative shopping experience that makes it easier to shop for clothes online

Over the past few years, Walmart has been successfully established as a destination for fashion, with an unrelenting focus on expanding the assortment of quality, on-trend and accessible apparel and accessories. Walmart has equally prioritized the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: First speakers of EBE2022 - meet them!
17.02.2022   #trade fair consulting #trade fair special

First speakers of EBE2022 - meet them!

The agenda is almost finished, the first speakers are confirmed

The Ecommerce Berlin Expo 2022 is coming up, and we have some exciting news. The agenda is almost finished, and the first speakers are already confirmed - we're proud to announce them here! Let’s have a closer look at them.About E-commerce ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Bricks beat Clicks on Google as Walmart, Nordstrom and BestBuy make...
11.02.2022   #online trading #e-commerce

'Bricks beat Clicks' on Google as Walmart, Nordstrom and BestBuy make search visibility gains

Brick-and-mortar retailers dominate Searchmetrics’ top 10 eCommerce winners

Traditional big box retailers and department store brands with brick-and-mortar locations dominate the list of top ten eCommerce websites with the biggest gains in google.com search performance in 2021, new research finds.While apple.com enjoyed the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Finding the most efficient tools for data acquisition...
06.01.2022   #e-commerce #data management

Finding the most efficient tools for data acquisition

Four in ten retail and e-commerce organisations struggle to find a suitable tool

More than 40 percent of retail and e-commerce organisations have struggled to find the most efficient tools or tech stack for data acquisition over the past 12 months to help them rapidly analyse data in real-time resulting in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Creative newcomers present innovative IT-solutions specifically for...
03.12.2021   #Tech in Retail #self-checkout systems

Creative newcomers present innovative IT-solutions specifically for retail

Start-up Hub at EuroCIS 2022, the Leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology

EuroCIS from 15 to 17 February 2022, will again be the hotspot for latest-generation retail technology. For the third time now it will stage the Start-up Hub thereby offering young companies ideal possibilities for making first contacts with ...

Thumbnail-Photo: In-vehicle payment transactions growing steadily...
02.12.2021   #mobile payment #Tech in Retail

In-vehicle payment transactions growing steadily

Volumes to exceed 4.7 billion by 2026, as industry collaboration accelerates growth

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the global transaction volume of in-vehicle payments will exceed 4.7 billion by 2026, up from just 87 million in 2021. In-vehicle payments are those where payments are made via vehicle ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Independent grocers reach record sales and profits...
16.11.2021   #personnel management #coronavirus

Independent grocers reach record sales and profits

Independents stepped up during pandemic, building on community ties and employee loyalty

The 2021 edition of the Independent Grocers Financial Survey, a joint study between the National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS Solutions, finds record financial and operational performance benchmarks in a banner year for the $253 billion ...

Thumbnail-Photo: DICKS Sporting Goods and NIKE create connected partnership...
08.11.2021   #app #omnichannel

DICK'S Sporting Goods and NIKE create connected partnership

Omnichannel app and event marketing for an enhanced shopping experience

DICK'S Sporting Goods and NIKE, Inc. have forged a transformative, connected partnership designed to enhance the shopping experience for DICK'S and NIKE customers. This first-of-its-kind collaboration will allow DICK'S and NIKE to each ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Expanding grocery order and delivery service for independent retailers...
19.10.2021   #food retail #delivery

Expanding grocery order and delivery service for independent retailers

Partnership between United Natural Foods and DoorDash

United Natural Foods, Inc. announced it has entered into a reseller agreement with DoorDash to bring on-demand grocery delivery solutions to independent retailers nationwide through the DoorDash marketplace.UNFI’s arrangement with DoorDash ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Margin pressure, challenging logistics and lack of actionable data: top...
15.10.2021   #supply chain management #sales promotion

Margin pressure, challenging logistics and lack of actionable data: top pain points for sellers on Amazon

Key challenges for brands on online marketplace Amazon

Global marketplace seller Pattern has surveyed brands selling on Amazon in Europe and the Middle East to determine how they utilise features of the platform, and their key pain points with the marketplace.Working with partner Profitero, Pattern ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail Fest / Retail Global 2022
12.10.2021   #e-commerce #retail

Retail Fest / Retail Global 2022

11.04.-14.04.2022 | Queensland

In what will be a shakeup to how Australia's online retail community comes together, Retail Global is moving away from the traditional 3-day conference format to bring you Australia’s very own Retail Fest on the Gold Coast. A week-long ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Fair Handeln 2022
11.10.2021   #brick and mortar retail #retail

Fair Handeln 2022

21.04.-24.04.2022 | Stuttgart

FAIR HANDELN is an exhibition for everyone who is actively committed to globally responsible and sustainable trade and activities. It acts as a marketplace for specialist and general retailers who sell fair trade products, food, textiles, cosmetics, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Powering accelerated growth of leading enterprises through online...
30.09.2021   #e-commerce #digitization

Powering accelerated growth of leading enterprises through online marketplaces

Mirakl announces $555 million series e-funding

With a valuation exceeding $3.5 billion, new financing extends Mirakl’s enterprise marketplace category leadership amid explosive growth for eCommerce and platform business model.Mirakl, the industry’s first enterprise marketplace SaaS ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Pandemic led to an increase in retail security threats...
08.09.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Pandemic led to an increase in retail security threats

Retailers call for a federal ORC law

Organized retail crime and numerous other security concerns evolved in 2020, and most retailers attribute the increase in criminal activity to the pandemic, according to the 2021 Retail Security Survey released by the National Retail ...

Thumbnail-Photo: CLAIM 5: New growth strategy
20.08.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

CLAIM 5: New growth strategy

HUGO BOSS presents plan to increase sales

HUGO BOSS has introduced its new 2025 growth strategy ‘CLAIM 5’ and provides its mid-term financial ambition. Over the next five years, the Company is fully committed to strongly accelerate top-line growth, claim its position in the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Secondhand trading takes off in China
05.08.2021   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Secondhand trading takes off in China

Alibaba’s Idle Fish App makes recycling easier

More and more customers in China embrace secondhand trading, also known as re-commerce, to raise extra cash via online platforms such as Idle Fish.The trend has been turbo-charged by apps that make selling pre-owned items simpler, the need to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail is surging
15.07.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Retail is surging

Sales to grow by up to 13.5% in 2021

Retail sales are growing at unprecedented rates. Earlier this month, NRF upwardly revised its retail sales forecast to grow between 10.5% and 13.5% in 2021. This is the highest growth rate we have ever forecast. May retail sales were 17.3% higher ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New e-commerce rules in the EU
13.07.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

New e-commerce rules in the EU

Intra-EU-commerce with Value-Added Tax (VAT) rules and One Stop Shop scheme

New Value-Added Tax (VAT) rules for online shopping entered into force on July 1st 2021 as part of efforts to ensure a more level playing field for all businesses, to simplify cross-border e-commerce and to introduce greater transparency for EU ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Trigo Partners with Google Cloud to Accelerate Autonomous Grocery Stores...
24.06.2021   #brick and mortar retail #retail

Trigo Partners with Google Cloud to Accelerate Autonomous Grocery Stores

Trigo, a global leader in frictionless checkout technology, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement to join Google Cloud’s partner ecosystem.

Under the agreement, Trigo’s AI-powered solutions for autonomous shopping will be available on Google Cloud, and teams from both companies will partner to help retail businesses accelerate their digital transformations with AI-powered ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Grocery delivery by drone
07.05.2021   #retail #digitization

Grocery delivery by drone

Kroger and Drone Express transform e-commerce in grocery retail

The Kroger Co. and Drone Express, a division of TELEGRID Technologies, Inc. today announced a pilot to offer grocery delivery via autonomous drones, expanding the retailer's seamless ecosystem and providing customers with anything, anytime, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Check the final agenda of the E-commerce Berlin Virtual 2021...
22.04.2021   #e-commerce #digital marketing

Check the final agenda of the E-commerce Berlin Virtual 2021

Today, we are announcing the full line-up of speakers and reminding the details of the conference.

E-commerce Berlin Virtual 2021 – one of the most anticipating e-commerce events in 2021 – takes place on May 26-27th 2021. This year's E-commerce Berlin - Virtual Edition powered by Lowell Group will take place completely online ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retailers cite conversion optimization as the #1 ecommerce challenge...
25.03.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Retailers cite conversion optimization as the #1 ecommerce challenge

State of payments across retail in Europe

Mollie, payment service provider in Europe, has published research unveiling the state of payments in retail today as well as the challenges and opportunities in the retail market following a turbulent year. For example, when asked the biggest ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail statistics, trends and forecasts for 2021...
23.03.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Retail statistics, trends and forecasts for 2021

Outlook: omnichannel, mobile, and social commerce

Without a doubt, COVID-19 changed the way most people see the world, and retail was one of the hardest-hit sectors. In October 2020, in-store footfall in the US was a massive 34.5% lower than October 2019, and 60% of customers said that COVID-19 may ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Instacart hires former Facebook Vice President of Product...
08.02.2021   #e-commerce #social media

Instacart hires former Facebook Vice President of Product

Asha Sharma as new Chief Operating Officer

Instacart’s goal is to look more holistically at the end-to-end customer experience and better operationalize it across the company. To help achieve that, they’re welcoming an operator and entrepreneurial product leader in Asha Sharma to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Theyre just not that into you
05.02.2021   #customer relationship management #marketing

They're just not that into you

Consumer-brand relationship insights for marketers and brand communication

Researchers from Western University, Indiana University, and Washington State University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that deals with communication strategies towards consumers that have a certain connection to a brand.The ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 5 reasons outsourcing logistics is the way to go...
11.01.2021   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

5 reasons outsourcing logistics is the way to go

Meeting customer expectations in the age of ecommerce

The rise of e-commerce is a pervasive force that ripples through every part of the global supply chain, calling for faster and more efficient shipping. As a result, there has been a significant increase in the adoption of logistics service ...

Thumbnail-Photo: First South Asian local food and grocery marketplace in U.S....
27.11.2020   #online platform #online food retailing

First South Asian local food and grocery marketplace in U.S.

Based in Chicago, Quicklly expands to San Francisco Bay Area

Quicklly, the first and only South Asian local food and grocery marketplace in the US, announced its first expansion city – the San Francisco Bay Area. Customers throughout the city of San Francisco extending south through to San Mateo have ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shopping in social media streams?
16.11.2020   #e-commerce #app

Shopping in social media streams?

Further steps towards social commerce

The fact that retailers and brands offer their products online where consumers spend their free time – on social media channels as well as on image and video portals – is nothing new. There have been many advertising campaigns on these ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Alabama retailer represents NGA on pandemic’s impact on small food...
07.10.2020   #coronavirus #food retail

Alabama retailer represents NGA on pandemic’s impact on small food businesses

Independent grocer Jimmy Wright testifies before U.S. House Committee on Small Business

Independent grocer Jimmy Wright, owner of Opelika, Alabama-based Wright’s Market, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, on behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Please give us shopping, events, and emotions!...
15.09.2020   #online trading #customer satisfaction

Please give us shopping, events, and emotions!

What should cities do to attract more visitors?

Online retail, coronavirus pandemic, monotony – city centers are fighting many battles these days. But although times might be tough for brick-and-mortar businesses, all is not lost when it comes to pedestrian zones.However, retailers should ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Getting a taste for grocery deliveries
14.08.2020   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Getting a taste for grocery deliveries

What are the best online grocery delivery options?

Bread, cucumbers, tomatoes, pasta, butter ... Brick-and-mortar stores are no longer the only place where consumers turn to for their groceries. The COVID-19 crisis has spurred a boom in food delivery services. So how do groceries end up in your ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Merchants can build their own businesses by choosing the right daily...
10.08.2020   #e-commerce #online platform

Merchants can build their own businesses by choosing the right daily deal platforms

Bargaining and the three-way transaction that defines the daily deal market

Researchers from the University of Maryland and Harvard University analyzed the bargaining process between the daily deal platforms Groupon as well as LivingSocial and merchants to identify the trade-offs made by both parties during the transaction ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada...
03.08.2020   #food retail #delivery

Same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada

Partnership between Instacart and Costco

Instacart and Costco announced the companies have partnered to launch same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada. Following a successful two-month pilot in select Ontario warehouses, the nationwide collaboration brings Costco's ...

Thumbnail-Photo: eBay’s management of payments begins scaling globally...
24.07.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

eBay’s management of payments begins scaling globally

Payments initiative reaches a milestone as the Operating Agreement with PayPal expires

Starting today (July 20th), eBay will begin expanding its management of payments around the globe. The company embarked on its journey to manage the end-to-end payments process on its marketplace platform in late 2018 and is already seeing success ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Supply chain: Know what’s on your retail shelves...
15.07.2020   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

Supply chain: Know what’s on your retail shelves

What should bricks-and-mortar retailers pay attention to in their supply chain management?

The Cha-Ching sound of the cash register rings up sales – that’s music to a retailer’s ears. Satisfied customers and happy employees are the key to increasing sales. What role does effective supply chain management play in this ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Word-of-mouth marketing: effective strategy
26.06.2020   #customer satisfaction #marketing

Word-of-mouth marketing: effective strategy

Study says arrogance is the secret to sales

A new study from Michigan State University published in Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science shows that leveraging consumer arrogance might be marketers' most effective strategy for promoting their brands and products."Arrogance is ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Buy now, pay later options drive increase in e-commerce...
19.05.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Buy now, pay later options drive increase in e-commerce

New data from Klarna about sales of travel services and event tickets

Klarna released new data from its app in the US, indicating that travel services and event ticket sales are beginning to recover. While still significantly lower compared to an average pre-COVID week, the Airlines category saw a 26 percent ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Behind the curtain: Inside Amazon
18.05.2020   #online trading #marketing

Behind the curtain: Inside Amazon

A Frankfurt startup helps sellers to improve their ranking on the platform

"I want to successfully promote and sell my products on Amazon" - that's the goal of many sellers. It comes as no surprise as the Seattle-based online store has evolved to become the largest e-commerce marketplace in Europe since its ...

Thumbnail-Photo: A return to core competencies: visual merchandising and customer service...
04.05.2020   #brick and mortar retail #services

A return to core competencies: visual merchandising and customer service

Showrooming with samples in brick-and-mortar retail

Brick-and-mortar stores are facing tremendous pressure: competition, pricing pressure, shifting consumer habits. Is setting up your own online store the answer? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: COVID-19 initiates surge in late payments in the retail market...
27.04.2020   #brick and mortar retail #real estate

COVID-19 initiates surge in late payments in the retail market

New research by Trepp about the retail commercial real estate sector

Trepp, a provider of information, analytics, and technology to the structured finance, commercial real estate, and banking markets, has released a research report on the retail commercial real estate sector amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Want to stop consumer hoarding in times of crisis?...
06.04.2020   #coronavirus #customer analysis

Want to stop consumer hoarding in times of crisis?

New research may provide the answer

Consumer stockpiling and hoarding took center stage in recent months as the COVID-19 virus has spread around the world, and with it, panic buying on the part of millions. News broadcasts and social media feeds have been filled with examples of the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: eBay: flexibility in payment
17.03.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

eBay: flexibility in payment

The UK will be the third market to introduce eBay’s managed payments experience

As part of modernizing its marketplace and creating a more streamlined experience for customers, eBay is expanding its management of payments to the United Kingdom. As part of the rollout this summer, the company will offer buyers flexibility and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 10th anniversary of India Warehousing Show
13.03.2020   #logistics #logistic systems

10th anniversary of India Warehousing Show

Exhibition at new location with modern halls

Over the years, India Warehousing Show has been the focal point of industry leaders, key experts, live-demonstration, product launches from all facets of logistics, warehouse infrastructure, material handling, storage, automation and supply chain. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Local food: consumers demand it, grocers need it...
27.02.2020   #food retail #supply chain management

Local food: consumers demand it, grocers need it

Forager and ReposiTrak partner to solve it

As shown in a recent survey from Forager, local food is key to grocers' success – and a weak point for many, with 73 percent of respondents either "somewhat" or "not" satisfied with the quality and availability of local ...

Thumbnail-Photo: E-Commerce Day 2020 made by real.de
13.01.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

E-Commerce Day 2020 made by real.de

11 years e-Commerce Day in Cologne!

The e-Commerce Day - made by real.de, offers online retailers, manufacturers and interested parties the opportunity to learn about the latest trends, the latest developments and interesting features in e-commerce and to exchange information with ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The evolution of retailing through the cash perspective...
09.01.2020   #payment systems #cash management

The evolution of retailing through the "cash perspective"

How cash payments reflect a changing landscape

iXtenso sat down with both new and familiar faces at APG Cash Drawer to speak about the interplay between the changing retail landscape, what’s driving innovation and influencing retailing in the future. Interviewees at APG included: Paul ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Returns costing retailers billions each year...
09.01.2020   #online trading #dispatch

Returns costing retailers billions each year

B-Stock reveals the most returned Christmas gifts

The number of products being sent back on National Returns Day (2nd January) were expected to be 72 percent higher than the average day in December according to the Royal Mail - contributing massively to the yearly total of £60 billion worth ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The greenconsumption effect
23.12.2019   #customer satisfaction #retail

The greenconsumption effect

Concordia research shows that using green products leads to a warm glow in shoppers

Canadians spend a lot of money around this time of year, on gifts, food, entertainment and travel. In its annual study of holiday season spending habits, the accounting firm PwC estimates that the average Canadian consumer will drop close to $1,600 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail problems: We’ve got the premises but where are the customers?...
04.11.2019   #brick and mortar retail #customer satisfaction

Retail problems: We’ve got the premises but where are the customers?

The Trendforum Retail 2019 highlighted multi-use retail developments

At the Trendforum Retail on October 9 &10, 2019, in Schwalbach near Frankfurt am Main, speakers and visitors examined how brick and mortar retailers can attract, keep and excite customers.Interested event participants were given a tour by Marcus ...

Thumbnail-Photo: loadbee closes gap between industry and trade...
24.09.2019   #online trading #online marketing

loadbee closes gap between industry and trade

How online shops profit from fully automated manufacturer information

What promotional content convinces in the moment of the purchase decision? 51 percent of online shoppers are convinced by videos. In general, 92 percent of the respondents of a representative survey (Source: inRiver) states that these and other ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Install the app, accept payments at a flat rate...
12.09.2019   #customer satisfaction #mobile payment

Install the app, accept payments at a flat rate

A payment solution designed for the German market

There are many payment apps, but most only accept debit or credit cards. The problem for Germans: they prefer the Girocard.VR Payment GmbH has the solution with its VR-pay:Me app, taking into account the habits of German customers. An interview with ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The Medial Customer Journey at the POS
29.08.2019   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

The Medial Customer Journey at the POS

Permaplay offers different concepts for a powerful and sales-promoting POS communication

More and more people are buying more and more products in more and more places. The exciting question “Who will win: stationary retailing or online trading?” has been discussed for years. Permaplay Media Solutions Managing Director ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Pay cash? Via code!
26.08.2019   #mobile payment #app

Pay cash? Via code!

Shop online, pay the bill offline

Barzahlen.de relies on good old cash. The concept of the Berlin start-up: shop online, pay in cash at the store. Swimming against the trend of fast online shopping and mobile payment is paying off, says Weina Wang, Head of Retail. In an interview, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Unhackable marketplace with zero commission fees...
21.08.2019   #data protection #database security

Unhackable marketplace with zero commission fees

No personal information required for buying and selling

Online retailer Particl.io officially launched its marketplace on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Particl is an entirely decentralized ecosystem built around a native privacy coin called PART. Particl is dedicated to addressing the biggest issues still ...

Thumbnail-Photo: eBay to launch end-to-end fulfillment service for sellers...
15.08.2019   #logistics #delivery

eBay to launch end-to-end fulfillment service for sellers

Storing and shipping through logistics partners managed by eBay

eBay is introducing Managed Delivery, a cost-effective fulfillment service to launch next year, beginning in the U.S., that will provide shoppers faster and more reliable delivery on millions of popular products. The initiative will enable sellers ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Buying behavior? Seasonal, fast and influenced by Social Media!...
29.07.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Buying behavior? Seasonal, fast and influenced by Social Media!

How do consumers shop online and what do retailers need to know?

Roman Rochel, Head of European Growth at Shopify analyzes the global retailing market and reveals: “More and more merchants sell online, yet they do not have a strong technology background to properly analyze and understand customer behavior. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 91% of SMBs think customer reviews are critical...
25.07.2019   #customer satisfaction #customer relationship management

91% of SMBs think customer reviews are critical

Survey about online customer reviews on platforms

Uberall, Inc., a location marketing solution for businesses, released new data on how small- and medium-sized businesses feel about online customer reviews across platforms like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Facebook, Instagram, Google and more. For the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The future of retail: AI is changing everything...
08.07.2019   #digital marketing #marketing

The future of retail: AI is changing everything

AI-enabled systems help retailers understand their customers

For retailers, winning is still all about delighting the customer. The trick is to move fast enough and to be as nimble as possible to satisfy the customer not only today, but in the future. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Of local heroes and global players
04.07.2019   #online trading #digital marketing

Of local heroes and global players

An overview of online marketplaces

Amazon and eBay – many retailers heavily rely on these top names. Yet there are other online marketplaces that could offer useful features. After all, the easy solution isn’t necessarily the perfect fit for ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Choosing the right marketplace for your business: A profitable niche...
17.06.2019   #online trading #marketing research

Choosing the right marketplace for your business: A profitable niche product is key

"Platform strategies are critical for success," says Dr. Kai Hudetz of the IFH Cologne (Institute for Trade Research)

Ebay or Amazon, Zalando or Otto? Retailers have many options when it comes to an online marketplace where they can sell their merchandise. Success for retailers hinges on making good choices.Dr. Kai Hudetz, CEO of the IFH Cologne, gives tips on what ...

Thumbnail-Photo: TheDrop hosts daily exclusive apparel and sneaker releases...
11.06.2019   #fashion #online platform

TheDrop hosts daily exclusive apparel and sneaker releases

News platform with direct-to-consumer strategy seeking trends

TheDrop is the first direct-to-consumer retail platform for the global streetwear market, offering the largest online selection of streetwear brands. Founded in 2017, TheDrop serves as a central point of discovery to connect consumers with their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Smile please! How to showcase products with amazing photos...
31.05.2019   #online marketing #product presentation

Smile please! How to showcase products with amazing photos

Quick guide to product photography

There is one fundamental difference between online and brick-and-mortar stores: Customers cannot touch, smell or try out the products. Essentially, the eyes decide whether something is ordered or not.That’s why product images and descriptions ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Supply chain transparency is good for business...
27.05.2019   #customer satisfaction #delivery

Supply chain transparency is good for business

The report by ICAR makes the case that greater transparency improves brands’ reputations.

A new report by the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) makes the business case for companies to adopt greater supply chain transparency measures, showing that when they do, businesses enjoy better reputations, greater ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Post-purchase communication: Well-informed customers are happier...
21.05.2019   #customer satisfaction #customer relationship management

Post-purchase communication: Well-informed customers are happier

Shipment tracking options and convenient returns management solutions

Harald Mösel from b.telligent asserts that retailers can set themselves apart from the competition with positive, unique post-purchase experiences. In this interview, he illustrates how companies can utilize post-purchase communication to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online inventory management system
06.05.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Online inventory management system

5 things e-commerce retailers should look for

In order to perform online efficiently as an Internet retailer, one needs to choose the most effective inventory management system. Its main features should include centralised user interface, full automation, automated stock checking and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Designer Outlet Croatia as hybrid retail destination...
04.04.2019   #shoppingcenter #customer counting

Designer Outlet Croatia as hybrid retail destination

Building footfall and counting shopper traffic

Designer Outlet Croatia, majority-owned by Ingka Centres has enhanced shopper traffic performance by adding an aspirational, 'hybrid' retail destination to the existing IKEA Store in Zagreb supported by the implementation of a traffic ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Integration to provide more options
04.04.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Integration to provide more options

real.de and ROQQIO

The real online marketplace is now also open to retailers working with the ROQQIO Commerce Solutions cloud solution. Thanks to the integration of the ROQQIO Commerce Cloud (previously known as eFulfilment), real is offering retailers two new ways of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Worry-free legal compliance: tips for newcomers to online retail...
18.02.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Worry-free legal compliance: tips for newcomers to online retail

Interview with Johannes Drijkoningen, Händlerbund e.V. (German online trade association)

It is imperative for all online retailers to be legally compliant. We talked to Johannes Drijkoningen, Association Advisor at the Händlerbund e.V. about support, relevant information and unfounded fear of digitization. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 10 years E-Commerce Day in Cologne
06.02.2019   #e-commerce #event

10 years E-Commerce Day in Cologne

Birthday anniversary at RheinEnergieSTADION

On Friday, 17.05.2019, the E-Commerce Day - made by real.de offers online retailers, manufacturers and other interested parties the opportunity to discover new features and find out about the latest trends in e-commerce. More than 100 exhibitors ...

Thumbnail-Photo: First-hand packaging technology
01.02.2019   #event #packaging

First-hand packaging technology

LogiMAT 2019 in Stuttgart

In response to new regulations, packaging industry exhibitors at the 17th LogiMAT are showcasing new developments and innovations in machine technology, methods for reducing the use of traditional materials, and brand-new materials.As people become ...

Thumbnail-Photo: PANORAMA Berlin January 15-17, 2019
19.12.2018   #event #fashion

PANORAMA Berlin January 15-17, 2019

The largest fashion marketplace in Europe

True to the meaning of the word panorama, PANORAMA BERLIN offers a broad overview of national and international mens and womenswear collections. Thereby, it enriches the international trade fair landscape consistently with strong and relevant new ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Things are buzzing in Iceland: food delivery by drone...
05.11.2018   #logistics #delivery

Things are buzzing in Iceland: food delivery by drone

Will drone delivery service soon become a reality in Germany?

Iceland already embraces drone delivery. The delivery service offered by online marketplace aha.is in Reykjavík sends small remote-controlled helicopter drones, thus shortening delivery times and cutting costs. His goal was to be the first ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Solving the massive food waste problem
17.08.2018   #sustainability #food retail

Solving the massive food waste problem

8.5 million dollar investment in b2b excess produce marketplace Full Harvest

Full Harvest, a marketplace for excess produce that would otherwise go to waste, today announced it has closed an 8.5 million dollar Series A round of financing led by Spark Capital. New investors Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Rent the Runway Founder ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Collaboration opportunities between retailers and suppliers...
10.08.2018   #retail #supply chain management

Collaboration opportunities between retailers and suppliers

Retail Collaboration Survey results 2018 by Trace One

Trace One, the world’s largest collaborative retail business network for private label, released the results of its 2018 Retail Collaboration Survey. Surveying 385 grocery retailers and consumer goods suppliers across North America and Europe, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Globally connected coolers for valuable insights...
06.08.2018   #customer analysis #internet of things (IoT)

Globally connected coolers for valuable insights

Atos becomes official IoT partner for Coca-Cola HBC

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces a new multi-national contract with the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (Coca-Cola HBC), one of the world’s largest bottlers for The Coca-Cola Company with operations in 28 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Europe: Nine out of ten largest grocery chains go for an APG cash drawer...
05.07.2018   #payment systems #payment terminals

Europe: Nine out of ten largest grocery chains go for an APG cash drawer

Long relationship with APG’s bespoke products

Many perceive a cash drawer as simply a metal box used for storing cash. While this discernment may be true to millions of shoppers it could not be any further from the truth for the shop owners. The European Central Bank’s November ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Paris Retail Week 2018
30.04.2018   #retail #event

Paris Retail Week 2018

A 4th edition dedicated to the theme of Smart Phygital

Paris Retail Week, the European event dedicated to 360° retail, will open its doors from September 10th to 12th, 2018 at Paris expo Portede Versailles, Pavilion 1. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Mastercard retires customer signatures
26.04.2018   #customer satisfaction #payment systems

Mastercard retires customer signatures

Merchants newly empowered to simplify and speed store checkout

Mastercard announced that merchants in the U.S. and Canada can forego cardholder signatures for in-store credit and debit purchases, effective on April 13. The goal is to speed customers through checkout lines and give merchants greater control ...

Thumbnail-Photo: APG Cash Drawer names POS industry veteran Nigel Ball as Vice President...
04.04.2018   #sales promotion #cash management

APG Cash Drawer names POS industry veteran Nigel Ball as Vice President of Sales

Global cash management solution manufacturer hires sales veteran to expand sales activities, reach, engagement and market share in North America

APG Cash Drawer, a global manufacturer of cash management solutions is proud to announce the addition of point-of-sale industry veteran Nigel Ball to the role of Vice President of Sales in North America. In this role, Mr. Ball will lead and oversee ...

Thumbnail-Photo: From payment device to interaction interface between retailer and...
28.02.2018   #digital signage #payment systems

From payment device to interaction interface between retailer and customer

EuroCIS 2018: Verifone relies on its own App-Marketplace

At EuroCIS 2018, Verifone is presenting the extended Engage series, which takes up current retail trends such as digital signage and beacons. Markus Hövekamp presents the highlight of the product family - the portable terminal V400m. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: eBay Inc. reports fourth quarter and full year 2017 results...
01.02.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

eBay Inc. reports fourth quarter and full year 2017 results

eBay delivers record fourth quarter driven by strong holiday performance

eBay Inc., a global commerce leader, delivered revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 of $2.6 billion, increasing 9% on an as-reported basis and 7% on a foreign exchange (FX) neutral basis, primarily driven by gross merchandise ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Industry veteran joins The Gordon Company as Vice President...
22.01.2018   #retail #economy

Industry veteran joins The Gordon Company as Vice President

Barry Lustig of Jade Trau Inc. has joined The Gordon Company as its new vice president

Barry Lustig of Jade Trau Inc. has joined The Gordon Company as its new vice president. With over 20 years in the diamond and jewelry industry with such notable firms as GIA, Cora Diamond, Lazare Kaplan and most ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Data nomenclature for a central standard for reporting campaign...
18.01.2018   #data management #marketing

Data nomenclature for a central standard for reporting campaign performance metrics

OpenData 1.0, a technical specification offering a first-of-its-kind data nomenclature, by The IAB Technology Laboratory

The IAB Technology Laboratory today released for public comment OpenData 1.0, a technical specification offering a first-of-its-kind data nomenclature that establishes a central standard for reporting campaign performance metrics. Developed by the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Starbucks Reserve Roastery opened in Shanghai...
08.12.2017   #shop building #omnichannel

Starbucks Reserve Roastery opened in Shanghai

New multi-sensory retail experience offers customers an immersive manufacturing and cafe environment

Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai, the first fully immersive coffee experience in Asia, celebrated its opening. When the doors open to the world’s second Starbucks Roastery, created three years after the inaugural Seattle Roastery, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Lokaso.Siegen: Siegerland’s online marketplace celebrates its one-year...
27.11.2017   #online trading #e-commerce

Lokaso.Siegen: Siegerland’s online marketplace celebrates its one-year anniversary

An asset for the region, but also a benefit for retailers?

It has been one year since the Lokaso.Siegen online marketplace has gone live. That’s why we headed for the scenic Siegerland again and asked for feedback. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Walmart: new service On Time and In Full
26.10.2017   #logistics #logistic systems

Walmart: new service On Time and In Full

Walmart instituted a new On Time and In Full (OTIF) metric to measure vendors' supply chain performance

RSi (Retail Solutions, Inc.) have developed a new standalone "OTIF Visibility" service product to accommodate customers' needs and support other CPG companies at Walmart with On Time and In Full (OTIF). By providing accurate ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Eye-catching labels stigmatize many healthy foods...
24.10.2017   #customer relationship management #food retail

Eye-catching labels stigmatize many healthy foods

Study finds that labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free can impact consumer behavior

When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Carrefour launches My Carrefour data intelligence platform in Brazil...
19.10.2017   #online trading #app

Carrefour launches My Carrefour data intelligence platform in Brazil

The new program translates the company’s omni-channel strategy in the country

Carrefour launches in Brazil the My Carrefour omni-channel data intelligence platform  which concentrates the company’s retail services in a single democratic, free and national benefits program, composed of offers, coupons and other ...

Thumbnail-Photo: World’s first location-based online marketplace exclusively for small...
24.08.2017   #online trading #local commerce

World’s first location-based online marketplace exclusively for small retailers

LiveShopBuy launches crowdfunding campaign to finalize the project

Big box stores and online marketplaces like Amazon force more and more small businesses in our neighborhoods to close their doors every day. The founders of LiveShopBuy have designed the world’s first location-based online marketplace ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Research examines benefits of promoting competing retail websites...
03.08.2017   #online trading #marketing research

Research examines benefits of promoting competing retail websites

In-store advertising by competitors is a common practice across the web and can be advantageous for both retailers

A few years ago, Dr. Mohammad Zia PhD was checking flight prices on Expedia when he was puzzled by a section of the website that prompted him to run the same search on competing travel websites, including Priceline and Orbitz. "Instead of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Differentiation leads the pack for Hot 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers...
02.08.2017   #online trading #retail

Differentiation leads the pack for Hot 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers

Whether they sell through traditional stores, online or both, companies that provide unique offerings and experiences for consumers dominate the list of Hot 100 Retailers.

“The retail industry is getting better at addressing shifts in shopping behaviors and thinking differently,” Stores Media Editor Susan Reda said. “What matters most to consumers is a retailer differentiating itself in the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New internationalization study
27.07.2017   #e-commerce #marketing research

New internationalization study

E-commerce retailers in the USA want to expand into Europe

"Europe is one of the largest and most dynamic e-commerce markets in the world", emphasizes Frank Schirrmeister, CEO at Arvato SCM Solutions. "US brands, therefore, need to actively improve their reputations in Europe." Hence, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: First-ever marketplace for content studios
03.07.2017   #event #brand management

First-ever marketplace for content studios

IAB to showcase publishers’ powerful brand storytelling capabilities

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) today announced the launch of a first-of-its kind marketplace for publishers’ content studios, to showcase the wealth of ways these dynamic creative powerhouses apply their storytelling expertise to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Support in the fight against fraudulent shoppers...
20.06.2017   #e-commerce #consulting

"Support in the fight against fraudulent shoppers"

Interview with Attorney Yvonne Bachmann about the German Händlerbund eBay Study 2017

Selling products on portals like Ebay or Amazon seems to be easy at first glance. However, retailers should consider some things to be legally on the safe side. We talk with Yvonne Bachmann about pitfalls and best practice. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: APG Cash Drawer hires Director of SMARTtill Technology Sales...
07.06.2017   #epos systems #cashpoints

APG Cash Drawer hires Director of SMARTtill Technology Sales

Global cash management solution manufacturer accelerates SMARTtill technology sales activity with new hire

APG Cash Drawer announced today the addition of Robert Banker to the position of Director of SMARTtill Technology Sales. In his role, Robert will lead the US sales and strategy around the innovative new SMARTtill Solution to retailers throughout the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: IAB clarifies processes for automated digital advertising...
25.05.2017   #data analysis #trend research

IAB clarifies processes for automated digital advertising

“An Evolving Framework for Advertising Automation” is to create clarity around programmatic functions and encourage more meaningful conversations among buyers, sellers, and technology vendors.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) today released “An Evolving Framework for Advertising Automation” to create clarity around programmatic functions and encourage more meaningful conversations among buyers, sellers, and technology ...

Thumbnail-Photo: European retail trade shows – no signs of slowing down...
24.05.2017   #epos systems #epos software

European retail trade shows – no signs of slowing down

Technology vendors are really keen to showcase their cutting-edge products

Go back five or ten years and you would have thought that businesses would see less value in attending trade shows in the modern digital world; where information is instantly at our fingertips thanks to the internet. In fact, the opposite is ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cryptocurrency on the rise
12.05.2017   #mobile payment #payment systems

Cryptocurrency on the rise

Underdog Bitcoin evolves into retail sector’s payment solution

Digital money – also known as cryptocurrency – has finally made its way into the offline world. Since April, Japan officially recognizes online currencies as means of payment. Known as the “Bitcoin City”, the Dutch city of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: APG Cash Drawer partners with EET Europarts for strengthened global...
02.05.2017   #cash management #cash handling systems

APG Cash Drawer partners with EET Europarts for strengthened global distribution strategy

International cash management solution manufacturer boosts response time with new distribution partner

APG Cash Drawer, a fast-growing global manufacturer of cash management solutions, announced today a new European distribution relationship with EET Europarts. The new partnership extends APG’s reach across EMEA matching the increased consumer ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Poshmark launches the Posh Dressing Room
01.05.2017   #online trading #app

Poshmark launches the Posh Dressing Room

In-app styling experience matching shoppers with millions of stylists

Poshmark, a social marketplace for fashion where anyone can buy, sell and share their style with others, launches the Posh Dressing Room, a one-on-one styling experience between a buyer and a Seller Stylist that brings the essence of shopping in a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Ross Burling is Absens new  Business Development Manager - UK, Ireland &...
27.04.2017   #LED technology #personnel management

Ross Burling is Absen's new Business Development Manager - UK, Ireland & Nordics

His focus will lay on OOH, Retail, Sports and Rental markets

Absen Europe has announced the appointment of Ross Burling to the newly created role of business development manager – UK, Ireland and Nordics. Ross will focus on OOH, Retail, Sports and Rental markets, working hand-in-glove with Absen’s ...

Thumbnail-Photo: APG Cash Drawer announces the engagement of a new European Sales Director...
04.04.2017   #epos software #cash management

APG Cash Drawer announces the engagement of a new European Sales Director

Global cash management solution manufacturer appoints retail expert to head its european sales operations

APG Cash Drawer, a fast-growing global manufacturer of cash management solutions, announced today the addition of Mike Doyle to the position of European Sales Director.  In this role, Mike will oversee our European sales activities as APG ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Fast-growing multicultural influence across grocerys...
17.02.2017   #brick and mortar retail

Fast-growing multicultural influence across grocery's

Multicultural consumers are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population and the growth engine for fresh food categories within the grocery space

With the rapid growth of multicultural households in America and their unparalleled influence on the marketplace, there is a strong need for retailers to revise their in-store strategies to include a wider range of fresh food products and flavor ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Social Media is important, face-to-face interaction is even more...
09.01.2017   #brand management #EuroShop

Social Media is important, face-to-face interaction is even more essential

Interview with Jan Kalbfleisch, Managing Director FAMAB Association for Direct Business Communication

At the EuroShop 2017, nothing is more important than having a great trade fair booth. Technology and digitization are not just great toys, they are also amazing gadgets to showcase your brand. Virtual reality and interactive designs are major ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Bonsai App launches with Alec Monopoly at Dundas Square...
08.12.2016   #app #digital infotainment

Bonsai App launches with Alec Monopoly at Dundas Square

Men's Retail App Shop Bonsai celebrates its launch with a four day extravaganza at Dundas Square

Shop Bonsai will be taking over Dundas Square to commemorate the Toronto-based startup's nation-wide launch. Shop Bonsai is Canada's first mobile retail marketplace curated for the millennial male. Launching with ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Andrew Carr now heading APG’s European division, Cash Bases...
28.11.2016   #personnel management #payment systems

Andrew Carr now heading APG’s European division, Cash Bases

Andrew Carr and Stephen Bergeron about his new position at the head of Cash Bases

Andrew Carr is no stranger to nor fearful of change. He brings 25 years of experience in multiple technical and commercial leadership positions within IBM and from 2012 forward – continuing through his IBM division’s sale – in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Turkeys B2C e-commerce market 2016
11.11.2016   #e-commerce #economy

Turkey's B2C e-commerce market 2016

Investors lured by online retail opportunities in Turkey

Turkey's B2C E-Commerce market is the second largest in Eastern Europe, and is also among the fastest growing, according to the new market report by yStats.com. Internet penetration in the country was barely at 50 percent of the population last ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shortfall between consumers’ e-commerce delivery expectations and...
04.11.2016   #services

Shortfall between consumers’ e-commerce delivery expectations and reality

Following a negative delivery experience 38 percent say they are likely to never shop with that retailer again

Today’s consumers say their online purchasing decisions are directly influenced by delivery and returns and the experiences they encounter. As the findings of this year’s MetaPack 2016 State of eCommerce Delivery Consumer Research Report ...

Thumbnail-Photo: An overview of five German local commerce models...
18.10.2016   #e-commerce #retail

An overview of five German local commerce models

Do online marketplaces really strengthen local retail?

E-commerce makes things hard for brick-and-mortar retailers. To improve the customer churn rate, various local commerce approaches have been developed to connect brick-and-mortar businesses to the internet and vice versa. The concepts range from ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Electronics retailer Darty boosts profit margins with Mirakl Marketplace...
07.09.2016  

Electronics retailer Darty boosts profit margins with Mirakl Marketplace solution

Better visibility in search, greater profit margins and new category growth

Mirakl, the leading marketplace platform provider, today announced that Darty, a leading European electronics retailer, is seeing better visibility in search, greater profit margins, and new category growth after implementing the Mirakl Marketplace ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Electronics retailer Darty boosts profit margins...
22.08.2016   #online trading #data management

Electronics retailer Darty boosts profit margins

Darty is seeing better visibility in search, greater profit margins, and new category growth after implementing the Mirakl Marketplace Solution

According to a new case study published by Forrester Research, Darty attributes its marketplace success to buy in from C-level support and the foresight to start with non-overlapping product categories, dedicate adequate employee resources, and take ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Study: Software pricing and licensing trends...
03.08.2016   #software management #marketing research

Study: Software pricing and licensing trends

The enterprise software marketplace is undergoing a massive transformation as the pricing and licensing models dictating how software is bought and sold evolve

Fueled in part by shifts in customer demand and in part by rapidly changing technology, some software application vendors are poised to reap windfall profits from the new software pricing and licensing models emerging, while others risk being left ...

Thumbnail-Photo: NearSt aims to add £4 Billion a year to UK High Street by 2020...
29.07.2016   #retail #multichannel commerce

NearSt aims to add £4 Billion a year to UK High Street by 2020

NearSt is capitalising on growth in 'near me' searches by connecting products in local shops with smartphones

The platform allows people to order products for instant collection and 1-hour delivery, beating any existing offer from online platforms such as Amazon. NearSt, which is backed by TrueStart, Europe’s leading retail and consumer accelerator ...

Thumbnail-Photo: viscom combines the entire diverse range of visual communication...
28.06.2016   #visual merchandising #visual communication

viscom combines the entire diverse range of visual communication

viscom SIGN and viscom POS to take place in Frankfurt in November

Complex markets require clear structures. From 2016, viscom will be two trade fairs: viscom SIGN and viscom POS. Having been systematically developed, both trade fairs are distinctly positioned. As a package, they create effective and efficient ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Fashion: Dennis Basso to open first outlet store...
30.05.2016   #shoppingcenter #store branding

Fashion: Dennis Basso to open first outlet store

BFC Partners announced that fashion designer Dennis Basso will soon open his first outlet store at Empire Outlets

The new 2,138 square-foot leasing transaction was completed just days before the one of the industry's biggest trade shows, the International Council of Shopping Center's (ICSC) RECon conference, taking place on May 22-25 in Las ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online marketplaces boost customer loyalty
10.05.2016   #online trading #e-commerce

Online marketplaces boost customer loyalty

89 percent of global consumers agree Marketplaces offer convenience

Mirakl announced the results of a new study, titled “Retailers Must Seize The Marketplace Opportunity,” conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Mirakl and ChannelAdvisor. The survey evaluates the success of Marketplace ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The latest innovations in multichannel retailing unveiled...
06.04.2016   #multichannel commerce #event planning

The latest innovations in multichannel retailing unveiled

SAP, Google, Amazon, Alibaba, John Lewis, Segura and House of Fraser to present their latest products at IRX and EDX 2016

The UK’s biggest multichannel event, the InternetRetailing Expo (IRX), co-located with eDelivery Expo (EDX), Europe’s only dedicated multichannel delivery event, is set to showcase the latest innovations for online and multichannel retailing.

Thumbnail-Photo: ”Many customers are willing to try online grocery shopping“...
30.03.2016   #online trading #e-commerce

”Many customers are willing to try online grocery shopping“

Interview with Marcel Fuhlmann, CEO of diva-e Digital Value Enterprise GmbH

Marcel Fuhlmann, CEO and Manager of the Business Unit Platform Online Food Retailing at diva-e Digital Value Enterprise GmbH, explains which criteria successful online grocery stores should meet.

Thumbnail-Photo: L’Équipe launches marketplace for sports products...
15.03.2016   #online trading #e-commerce

L’Équipe launches marketplace for sports products

70,000 sports products distributed by 30 specialist retailers and benchmark sports brands

L’Equipe launches L’Équipe Store, the L’Équipe Marketplace, specialising in the sale of sports goods. With this move, L’Équipe aims to explore a new way of generating revenue from its audiences.

Thumbnail-Photo: Technology influences eight of the top 10 retail trends for 2016...
18.02.2016   #mobile payment #mobile shopping

Technology influences eight of the top 10 retail trends for 2016

Synchrony Financial examines changes empowering consumers and impacting shopping, payments and retail sales.

The retail environment is constantly changing with every new style, product and season. While change is often retailer and consumer-driven, technology is shaping eight of the top 10 trends expected to have the greatest impact on retail sales in 2016 in a market brief1 released today by Synchrony Financial.

Thumbnail-Photo: 2016 retail business trends from Market Gravity...
08.01.2016   #multichannel commerce #trend research

2016 retail business trends from Market Gravity

Technology is set to have an even bigger influence on British retail businesses their product development strategies in 2016.

In addition, the way big businesses discover and implement innovation is set to shift, with the launch of venture teams and accelerator panels or internal ‘incubators’ to bring a start-up mentality to corporate ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Breaking down the B2B buyer’s journey
06.01.2016   #cashpoints #epos components

Breaking down the B2B buyer’s journey

Selling in the information-driven age.

In the information- driven age, where consumers have access to product information, reviews and social networks at the tips of their fingers, brand marketers are realigning themselves within the sales process. Marketing and sales teams are ...

Thumbnail-Photo: US consumers turn to Amazon and Google for gift ideas...
15.12.2015   #customer satisfaction #mobile shopping

US consumers turn to Amazon and Google for gift ideas

20 percent say their phone is the only device they’ll use for researching gifts online this holiday shopping season

62 percent of US consumers will have researched Christmas gifts online by looking on Amazon this holiday shopping season, with 44% performing searches on Google according to a new study. Mobile phones are expected to play a big role, with around ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Configurable cash drawer to fit existing retail furniture...
09.12.2015   #cashpoints #epos components

Configurable cash drawer to fit existing retail furniture

APG Cash Drawer releases high capacity E3000 cash srawer for retail verticals

APG Cash Draweis releasing the E3000 cash drawer for the UK  and European marketplace. APG’s E3000 Cash Drawer is a ruggedized cash drawer designed to meet the demands of  many global retail verticals including food, convenience ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Commerce launches Social Buy Now platform
18.11.2015   #social media #social commerce

Commerce launches "Social Buy Now" platform

Largest partner ecosystem in the global market

Commerce announces the public release of its new SOCIAL BUY NOW platform, the first solution to seamlessly connect brands' online stores with Buy Now buttons in social environments. For the first time, brands can link their online ...

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18.11.2015   #security #article surveillance

Tyco mobilizes top retailers and industry experts to tackle organized retail crime

International ORC Summit examines proactive strategies and countermeasures

Over 20 leading retailers and industry experts from the U.S. and Japan convened at Tyco Retail Solutions’ Boca Raton, Florida campus on October 26 and 27 for an International Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Summit. Attendees toured Tyco’s ...

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12.11.2015   #personnel management

Global fashion Group appoints new CEO for its India business

Fashion industry veteran Sanjeev Mohanty to steer next growth phase

Global Fashion Group (“GFG”) has announced that it has appointed Mr. Sanjeev Mohanty as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of GFG’s India business, Jabong, effective early December 2015. Global Fashion ...

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29.10.2015   #payment systems #terminals

The future of connected payment devices

Enabling merchants and partners with consumer interactivity

To empower merchants, acquirers, and service providers with new commerce opportunities and experiences in store and protection against escalating security threats Verifone announced Verifone Engage. The next generation family of payment ...

Thumbnail-Photo: APG Cash Drawer and Cash Bases recognised with prestigious PoS industry...
27.10.2015   #cashpoints #cash management

APG Cash Drawer and Cash Bases recognised with prestigious PoS industry awards

Global cash management solution companies awarded respective Emerging Vendor and Retail Fraud awards

APG Cash Drawer, LLC., worldwide  manufacturer of mobile cash drawer solutions and other POS related products, was recently a recipient of Ingram Micro’s 2016 Experience Vendor Award - Emerging Vendor (Specialty). Awards ...

Thumbnail-Photo: EMV credit cards ‘overwhelming’ for small retailers...
22.10.2015   #consulting #payment systems

EMV credit cards ‘overwhelming’ for small retailers

Lack of PIN ‘extremely frustrating’

A gift shop owner told Congress today that making the change to chip-and-signature credit cards has been “overwhelming” for many small businesses and that owners are disappointed that without PINs they are being pressured to make an ...

Thumbnail-Photo: B2C and B2B are becoming more and more alike...
08.10.2015   #online trading #e-commerce

"B2C and B2B are becoming more and more alike"

28. ECC-Forum "B2B in Digital Transformation" in Cologne

Cologne as a meeting place of retail: After the spring edition of the ECC-Forum as usual put the focus on the B2C sector with the topic "Experience and Service in (Online) Retail" around 155 participants came together in Cologne on October ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Posiflex Announces New Partnership with ForPOS for Great Britain...
28.09.2015   #epos systems #POS systems

Posiflex Announces New Partnership with ForPOS for Great Britain

Global POS brand signs distribution agreement with new distributor to expand business

Posiflex is announcing a new distributor, ForPOS Limited, for Great Britain. Along with the existing partner, DED Limited, the newly reinforced distribution network will enable Posiflex to extend its coverage and strengthen representation throughout ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Helping brands and retailers fast track international growth...
17.09.2015   #event planning

Helping brands and retailers fast track international growth

Fashion Without Borders - Focused on selling globally via online marketplaces

On Thursday 17th September, brands and retailers can learn how to fast track their international growth by attending Fashion Without Borders - a free full day event focused on selling globally via online marketplaces. Hosted by Pentagon, the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Poor customer service puts revenue at risk
09.09.2015   #consulting

Poor customer service puts revenue at risk

Back-to-School fails to provide lift for brick-and-mortar sales

RetailNext has released its monthly Retail Performance Pulse for the U.S., showing a 7.3 percent year-over-year decrease in sales on a 9.9 percent decline in traffic at physical stores for the retail month of August.  As a season, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Poor customer service puts back-to-school revenue at risk...
07.09.2015   #customer satisfaction #customer relationship management

Poor customer service puts back-to-school revenue at risk

Shoppers for households with kids under 18 are 19% more likely to be annoyed when retailers make insufficient information available

The latest LoyaltyOne, Verde Group research suggests that mass merchandisers should go back to school for a refresher course in securing repeat business from consumers who shop for households with children under 18. A nationwide survey of 2,500 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: APG Cash Drawer merges with Cash Bases
04.09.2015   #cashpoints #cash management

APG Cash Drawer merges with Cash Bases

Creating a world-class cash drawer technology company

APG Cash Drawer, LLC, and Cash Bases Group Limited of Newhaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom announce the merger of their two companies. Both companies are worldwide leaders in the manufacture of cash drawers, mobile cash drawer solutions and other ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Pop-Up retail now worth £2.3 billion to UK economy...
27.08.2015   #consulting #shop concepts

Pop-Up retail now worth £2.3 billion to UK economy

Despite this growth, technology continues to hold the sector back

Pop-up retail is now worth £2.3 billion to the UK economy according to Britain’s Pop-Up Retail Economy, the second annual report into the pop-up sector from Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr). The report, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: ISVs integrate unique all-in-one mobile solution mPOP...
26.08.2015   #mobile payment #POS systems

ISVs integrate unique all-in-one mobile solution mPOP

Functions of mPOP make processing customer transactions smooth and effortless

Star Micronics announced that more independent software vendors (ISVs) have incorporated mPOP, a all-in-one mobile point of purchase solution, into their retail and hospitality software. Combining a 58mm Bluetooth thermal printer with a cash ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The state of mobile apps for retailers study...
18.08.2015   #online trading #e-commerce

"The state of mobile apps for retailers" study

Showing how the mobile mind shift is changing retailers' mobile strategies

RetailMeNot, Inc., the operator of the world's largest marketplace for digital offers, released today the findings of an August 2015 study it commissioned from Forrester Consulting that looks at how smartphones and apps are changing ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Chinas online grocery market to hit $180bn by 2020...
10.08.2015   #online trading #e-commerce

China's online grocery market to hit $180bn by 2020

Foreign brands popular with Chinese shoppers

The Chinese online grocery market, already the world’s largest, is set to be worth almost $180bn by 2020 – nearly five times its current value of $41bn, according to the latest IGD research. Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD chief executive, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Willard Bishop delivers first comprehensive study of online grocery...
06.08.2015   #online trading #consulting

Willard Bishop delivers first comprehensive study of online grocery shopping

Willard Bishop released its 2015 eCommerce SuperStudy, highlighting opportunities in online grocery shopping.  Key insights include a list of top tier CPG manufacturers that are winning the fair-share-battle for food and non-food sales ...

03.08.2015   #customer satisfaction #customer relationship management

Customer Contact Expo looks to the future with eCommerce Expo partnership

Event for the customer service industries will once again co-locate with eCommerce Expo

The UK’s largest event for the contact centre and customer service industry, Customer Contact Expo will celebrate its 16th year when it returns to London’s Olympia this autumn. Taking place from 30th September to 1st October the free ...

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23.07.2015   #customer relationship management #smartphone

Reaching new markets by using complementary marketing channels

One-quarter of retailers say Facebook among top new customer acquisition tactics

While paid search and email marketing still top retailers’ list of effective customer acquisition channels, social media has moved up the ranks to become an important tool for engaging with and attracting new customers. According to the State ...

Thumbnail-Photo: SMARTRAC appoints Dr. Goetz Moeller as new CFO...
22.07.2015   #RFID (radio frequency identification)

SMARTRAC appoints Dr. Goetz Moeller as new CFO

Further expanding the leading RFID position worldwide

RFID pacesetter SMARTRAC today announced the appointment of Dr. Goetz Moeller as Chief Financial Officer. He takes over the role from Christian Uhl, who became the company’s Chief Executive Officer in November 2014 and has carried on as acting ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Verve Mobile names Julie Bernard CMO
25.06.2015   #data management #multichannel commerce

Verve Mobile names Julie Bernard CMO

Bernard is a marketing expert with a proven track record in the retail space

Less than two months after Verve Mobile CEO Nada Stirratt emphasized the need to find a CMO that could help sharpen the company’s identity in the omnichannel marketplace, department store marketing vet Julie Bernard has ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shopping experience with culinary treats
08.06.2015   #customer satisfaction #customer relationship management

Shopping experience with culinary treats

Gastronomy concepts for retail are becoming ever more popular

Eating out, especially during a shopping trip, is increasingly something customers like to do. Regardless of whether this is just snacks in between or replacing a main meal – this offers retailers who also rely on gastronomy concepts a big ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail without limits in a modern commercial society...
03.06.2015   #consulting #multichannel commerce

Retail without limits in a modern commercial society

New Oracle consumer study challenges retailers to adapt to modern retail marketplace

Enabled by technological advances, today’s consumers are reaching across borders and channels for shopping experiences that provide unprecedented choice and convenience. A new consumer research report, "Retail Without Limits - A ...

Thumbnail-Photo: MOBOfree records outstanding performances in Africa...
20.05.2015   #online trading #e-commerce

MOBOfree records outstanding performances in Africa

44% increase in the number of registered users in Nigeria

MOBOfree.com, the leading African social marketplace, today announced that it had experienced an increase of more than 44% in the number of registered users of MOBOfree.com in Nigeria over the past 12 months. This is resulting in a 1042% ...

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13.05.2015   #multichannel commerce #data analysis

New features provide Google analytics and supplier benchmark data

Stitch Labs releases powerful reports for retailers

Stitch Labs, the leading inventory control and multichannel selling solution, announced new reports developed by its in-house data team. With these latest additions, users can create custom reports, gather insight into supplier performance, and view ...

Thumbnail-Photo: mPOS-ible to Define? What mobile means in retail...
29.04.2015   #mobile payment #POS systems

mPOS-ible to Define? What mobile means in retail

mPOS will gain traction at big retailers who want to improve the customer experience

The term mPOS is bandied about our marketplace constantly these days, but ask what it means, and you’ll get some creative answers. As often happens with technology trends, new terms emerge to define the trend, but few people can ...

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22.04.2015   #digital signage #digital marketing

On the go travel station network Nielsen rated

The network comprises more than 140 digital interactive screens located in 29 stations in the Bronx

MTA New York City Transit, the agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that operates New York City’s bus and subway system, announced that the On The Go Travel Station network has been added to Nielsen’s quarterly Place Based ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Brand Brilliance Award Winners: Activision, Divvy, Kind, and Always...
21.04.2015   #marketing planing #brand management

Brand Brilliance Award Winners: Activision, Divvy, Kind, and Always

The Brand Brilliance Awards recognizes the most influential and dynamic brand marketers across four categories: Brand Activation (Active Brand Award), Industry Impact (Game Changer Award), Legacy (Hero Brand Award) and Creativity (Inspiration ...

Thumbnail-Photo: ICSC signs global agreement with Path Intelligence...
01.04.2015   #consulting #data analysis

ICSC signs global agreement with Path Intelligence

Shopper location analytics provider brings insights

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has signed a global sponsorship agreement with shopper location analytics company Path Intelligence. This exciting agreement fuses ICSC’s established and extensive network and resources with ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Thin-bility solutions draw attention at EuroCIS...
27.03.2015   #epos systems #cashpoints

Thin-bility solutions draw attention at EuroCIS

This year’s attendance at EuroCIS broke previous records by attracting nearly 9,000 visitors from more than 60 countries. APG Cash Drawer was among the 318 exhibitors at the show, where we had the opportunity to demo products ...

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20.03.2015   #consulting #retail

Innovation necessary for sustainability and competitiveness of Asian retail industry

Only retailers who become true technology companies will survive

The Asian retail industry needs to drive continuous innovation in order to ensure it caters to the needs of tech savvy consumers in the region and stays ahead of global competition, according to speakers at the Retail Congress Asia Pacific this ...

18.03.2015   #digital marketing #merchandising products

Retail industry veteran Chris Allan appointed as Quantum Retail CEO

Quantum serves a broader segment of the retail market

Quantum Retail Technology Inc., the industry’s leading provider of merchandise optimization and inventory solutions for retail has announced that Quantum co-founder Chris Allan has been appointed as its CEO. “Chris was the natural ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Star Micronics launches unique all-in-one mobile point of purchase...
13.03.2015   #mobile payment #POS systems

Star Micronics launches unique all-in-one mobile point of purchase solution

mPOP works with all major operating systems

International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics announces the launch of its unique mobile point of purchase solution. mPOP combines a 58mm Bluetooth thermal printer with a cash drawer to provide the ultimate space saving mobile POS system ...

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20.02.2015   #consulting

NRF comments on Walmart wage decision

Walmart announced that it will increase wages of approximately 500,000 associates

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from President and CEO Matthew Shay on Walmart’s announcement that it will increase wages of approximately 500,000 full-time and part-time associates in April ...

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02.02.2015   #multichannel commerce #software applications

Integrating All Channels

GK Software presents the unified Omni-Commerce platform at EuroCIS

At EuroCIS in Düsseldorf, GK Software AG is revealing new and improved solutions, innovative concepts and responses to retailers' latest needs. The main theme of the company's presence at this year's event is the Unified ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cutting queues and simplifying payments
28.01.2015   #mobile payment

Cutting queues and simplifying payments

Vend and iZettle come together to offer retailers truly mobile integrated payments

Vend, cloud-based retail technology platform announces a new partnership with mobile payments provider iZettle, offering retailers a simpler, faster way to process credit card payments. The cloud-based system adds a portable card reader ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The power of multi-motivators in driving retail ROI...
26.01.2015   #customer satisfaction #consulting

The power of multi-motivators in driving retail ROI

NRF presentation by Walgreens and LoyaltyOne shows how a multi-motivator strategy can increase ROI

Without insight into the complex web of motivators that change customer behavior, retailers will struggle to achieve desired measurable results on loyalty initiatives. According to a presentation at the National Retail Federation 2015 Big Show in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Oracle and MICROS solutions extend retail-rich functionality...
14.01.2015   #data management #software applications

Oracle and MICROS solutions extend retail-rich functionality

Updated and Expanded Oracle Retail Portfolio Helps Retailers Shift to Commerce Anywhere

Enhancements to Oracle’s retail portfolio included in Oracle Retail 14.1 help retailers simplify their IT environments while delivering the commerce anywhere experience consumers expect. The new release builds on Oracle’s strategy for ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Product quality ranks top priority for the fashion industry...
10.12.2014   #consulting

Product quality ranks top priority for the fashion industry

New survey from Infor tracks mindset of decision makers in fashion

As decision-makers in the fashion industry look ahead to 2015, the uncertainty of the global economy has forced many to modify their market strategies to better adhere to demand and quality standards. And, as organizations continue to grow and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Secure Retail leads the way with Attestation of Validation of its P2PE...
17.11.2014   #security

Secure Retail leads the way with Attestation of Validation of its P2PE solution

Foregenix - P2PE Qualified Security Assessor

Secure Retail, a specialist provider of payments hardware, has received an Attestation of Validation (AoV) for its Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) solution, industry recognition that the company is at the forefront of ongoing PCI compliance for its ...

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11.11.2014   #printers #POS printers

Star Micronics demonstrates industry's largest range of mPOS tablet printing solutions at Apps World 2014

 At Apps World 2014 (12 - 13 November 2014, Excel, London), international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics (Stand 150) will be exhibiting the industry’s largest range of mPOS tablet printing solutions, as well as demonstrating the ...

10.11.2014   #e-commerce #brand management

ChannelAdvisor expands e-commerce support for branded manufacturers

ChannelAdvisor Corporation announced the acquisition of E-Tale Holdings Limited, a UK-based company that offers a leading global “Where to Buy” solution. With this acquisition, ChannelAdvisor offers the industry’s first holistic ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers...
05.11.2014   #e-commerce

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers

DHL’s Shop the World! survey reveals emerging markets offer highest growth for e-Commerce

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), who says the recently released ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Smartphone “Showrooming” dips, “Webrooming” surges across...
21.10.2014   #mobile shopping #smartphone

Smartphone “Showrooming” dips, “Webrooming” surges across generations in US

Latest GfK FutureBuy® shopping study

The complex interplay between online and in-person shopping in the US has tilted slightly in favor of bricks-and-mortar retailers, according to GfK’s 2014 FutureBuy global study of shopping habits and preferences. Incidents of smartphone ...

Thumbnail-Photo: “A professional concept for category and attribute management pays...
01.10.2014   #online trading #data management

“A professional concept for category and attribute management pays off“

Interview with Korhan Canbolat, Owner of Canbolat Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH

In 2009, Korhan Canbolat founded the Canbolat Vertriebsgesellschaft (English translation: Canbolat Distribution Company) and has turned it into an efficient and sustainably successful online retail company since then. With a wide range of goods in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: ChannelAdvisor Reveals the Results of Its Multichannel E-Commerce Study...
05.09.2014   #e-commerce #multichannel commerce

ChannelAdvisor Reveals the Results of Its Multichannel E-Commerce Study

Study Finds That 90 Percent of Retailers Surveyed Are Selling on Marketplaces

ChannelAdvisor, a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase global sales, today announced the results of its Multichannel E-Commerce Study, a survey of more than 200 U.S. and U.K. online ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail, what is in your future?
02.09.2014   #shop building #shopfitting

"Retail, what is in your future?"

or "The potentials and prospects of brick-and-mortar retailers"

Retail vocabulary is changing. When you follow trade press coverage, it appears that terms such as omnichannel, touchpoints or augmented reality threaten to replace traditional entities such as sales floor, POS or display windows.  Yet the ...

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27.08.2014   #couponing systems

2014 mid-year coupon trends

Inmar announced that 174 billion coupons were distributed during the first six months of 2014 and that 1.375 billion coupons were redeemed during this same period. The majority of coupons distributed, and redeemed, during the first half of the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Nigerians Are Selling Unused Items Worth USD 526 million on MoboFree.com...
19.08.2014   #mobile shopping #mobile computing

Nigerians Are Selling Unused Items Worth USD 526 million on MoboFree.com

MoboFree said it expects the total volume of items for sale in its marketplace to reach USD 1.5 billion by 2015

MoboFree.com (http://www.mobofree.com), the leading African social marketplace, today announced that the total volume of items currently for sale in its marketplace is worth USD 526 million and is expected to reach USD 1.5 billion by 2015. With ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Stokke Strengthens Global Approach with Computop and Demandware...
18.08.2014   #e-commerce #mobile payment

Stokke Strengthens Global Approach with Computop and Demandware

Support for Stokke’s new e-commerce business.

Founded in 1932, Stokke has become synonymous with innovation and unique, ergonomic design which, since 2006 has focused exclusively on children´s furniture and equipment within the highchair, stroller, baby carrier, home textiles and nursery ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Fraport to Manage Retail Malls at Four U.S. Airports...
11.08.2014   #consulting

Fraport to Manage Retail Malls at Four U.S. Airports

Fraport Acquires U.S.-based Airmall Group That Oversees Retailing Space at Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland and Pittsburgh Airports

Effective August 1, the Fraport Group has expanded its international portfolio in the global airport market by acquiring 100 percent of U.S.-based AMU Holdings Inc., which owns Airmall USA Holdings Inc. (Airmall). One of the leading ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Marketers Increased Global Q2 Spend 25% for Search Advertising...
07.08.2014   #marketing planing

Marketers Increased Global Q2 Spend 25% for Search Advertising

Paid search delivers all-time high click-through rate; Facebook advertising continues rapid growth

Kenshoo, experts in predictive media optimization technology, have released a new infographic, Kenshoo Search and Social Snapshot: Q2 2014, detailing key metrics and benchmarks for paid search and social advertising. Sophisticated marketers ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Good Things Come in Small Packages
07.08.2014   #scanner

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Motorola Solutions Introduces Pocket-Sized Companion Scanner for Consumer Mobile Devices

Mobile workers are often challenged with using consumer-grade cameras for scan-intensive enterprise-grade applications, resulting in lost productivity for the worker and organization. Motorola Solutions has introduced the new Symbol CS4070 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: World Retail Congress 2014: “Retailing in an age of disruption”...
17.07.2014   #retail

World Retail Congress 2014: “Retailing in an age of disruption”

Since its launch in 2007, the World Retail Congress has become the annual platform for thousands of retail industry directors from over 50 countries to come together at the highest level to discuss and point the way forward on global critical ...

08.07.2014  

Restaurant chains couldn’t buoy global foodservice market

Great Britain led the developed markets in foodservice traffic gains and the still young Russian foodservice market continued to increase consumer visits in the first quarter of 2014 compared to same period year ago, reports The NPD Group, a leading ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Star Micronics shows extensive range of new mPOS printing solutions...
07.07.2014   #printers #mobil printers

Star Micronics shows extensive range of new mPOS printing solutions

At mPOS World 2014 (24 - 25 June, Frankfurt, Germany), international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has exhibited an extensive range of mPOS printing solutions. Star has a number of dynamic partners who have successfully integrated ...

17.06.2014   #online trading #consulting

PayPal launches PassPort to help small businesses around the world increase global sales

Online resource provides research, tools to help retailers tap the expected $10 billion in sales on Singles Day

PayPal launched PassPort, a website designed to educate and empower small businesses with free tools to expand their global sales. PassPort provides country-specific guidance on seasonal sales peaks, including holidays and events; cultural customs, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Socket Mobile Bluetooth Barcode Scanners Gaining Momentum in the mPOS...
03.06.2014   #mobile data capture #mobile terminals

Socket Mobile Bluetooth Barcode Scanners Gaining Momentum in the mPOS Market

In addition to mPOS, Socket Mobile is seeing a great deal of developer interest in creating commercial services

Socket Mobile reported at its annual meeting of stockholders that the company is continuing to gain barcode sales momentum in the emerging mobile point of sale (mPOS) market. Driven by sales into the mPOS market, total revenue from sales of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Axis to demonstrate a ‘smarter and safer world’ of video...
03.06.2014   #video surveillance #video cameras

Axis to demonstrate a ‘smarter and safer world’ of video surveillance at IFSEC

Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market will be demonstrating how it is continuing to open new opportunities and delivering a smarter and safer world of video surveillance at this year’s IFSEC International. As ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Reflect Makes Key Addition to Executive Leadership Team...
17.04.2014   #personnel management

Reflect Makes Key Addition to Executive Leadership Team

Adding New Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer

Reflect, the premier turnkey digital media solutions provider for out-of-home customer experiences, today announced the addition of Dick Doyle as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer. Dick brings over 20 years of retail marketing, ...

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20.12.2013   #consulting

53 Business Changing Solutions at Retail's BIG Show

A list of 53 things that will change the way retailers do business forever—all under one roof

How much ground-breaking technology, innovation and solutions can you cram into 190,000 square feet of EXPO Space? Quite a bit. With 520 solution providers, the BIG Show EXPO floor is huge playground full of new technology, innovative products ...

16.12.2013   #consulting

Holiday Promotions Bring Shoppers Out in Droves

Euclid, the leader of in-store retail analytics, measured data on nearly 25 million domestic shopping sessions during November, revealing that shopper traffic and window conversion improved significantly as heavy promotions brought shoppers back out ...

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21.10.2013   #retail #management consultancy

Going to the heart of the retail opportunity

World Retail Congress Africa will take place in Johannesburg

New to Sub-Saharan Africa and created in response to the rapidly changing and diversifying marketplaces across the Continent, the World Retail Congress Africa goes to the heart of the retail opportunity: servicing and understanding the new African ...

18.10.2013   #customer satisfaction #customer relationship management

Why do discounts backfire when you make consumers wait?

Consumers like to reap the benefits of discounts immediately (not later), according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. Consumers enjoy discounted products much less if they have to wait for them. "Price promotions are ...

24.07.2013   #consulting #services

NS Shopping Selects IBM to Transform Customer Experience with Mobile and Analytics Technologies

Leading South Korean home shopping network taps IBM

NS Shopping, a leading home shopping network in South Korea and part of the US$4.5 billion Harim Group, is working with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to transform the company by employing new tools to simultaneously improve customer experiences and the ...

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28.03.2013   #online trading #customer satisfaction

Research highlights the importance of trust when selling online

Almost half of shoppers (49%) surveyed consider the reliability of the retailer to be paramount when making purchase decisions online

Online marketplace Rakuten, the world’s third largest online marketplace, reveals findings from an international survey into consumer shopping preferences. Retailer trust was most valued in the east, where countries such as Indonesia (69%) ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sony announces the first IPELA ENGINE EX camera series...
20.11.2012   #video surveillance #video cameras

Sony announces the first IPELA ENGINE EX camera series

Winning the DETEKTOR award for “Best CCTV Product 2012”

Sony further showcased how it’s leading the way in HD video security innovation by unveiling its Detektor International Award winning new range of IP video security solutions, featuring its IPELA ENGINE platform, at Security Essen, ...

20.06.2012   #mobile shopping #mobile data capture

hybris launches hybris Extend to give customers maximum business impact from its Commerce solutions

… new online marketplace provides customers with certified, pre-integrated solutions that accelerate their time-to-value with the hybris Commerce platform … hybris, a leading provider of multichannel commerce and communication software, today ...

17.04.2012   #POS systems #POS communications

Toshiba TEC to Acquire IBM’s Retail Store Point-of-Sale Solutions Business

Agreement Allows Both to Tap Growing Smarter Commerce Opportunity

   Creates world's leading retail Point-of-Sale systems and solutions business  Multi-year Business Partner agreement between IBM and Toshiba TEC would integrate retail store solutions for Smarter Commerce Transaction of ...

12.03.2012   #terminals #terminal solutions

NCR introduces its smallest SelfServ™ ATM ever

Designed in conjunction with Cardtronics specifically for off-premise banking locations, the NCR SelfServ 14 offers high availability and very low total cost of ownership NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today launched its smallest-ever SelfServ ATM, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Exhibitors report on new checkout counter orders...
23.02.2012   #epos systems #cashpoints

Exhibitors report on new checkout counter orders

A modern checkout counter can do more than just take in money. EuroCIS has something for all retailers. Short  before the trade show starts, several highlights all about checkout counters are already on the horizon. While some exhibiting companies ...

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14.11.2011   #e-commerce #data management

Heiler Software Partners with Fredhopper

Collaboration between Heiler Software and Fredhopper provides customers with better search results and customized offers in multichannel commerce.

Firms such as Otto and Thomas Cook use the search function and targeting solutions of Fredhopper to raise their conversion rates and sales in e-business and e-commerce. Heiler Software, a leading supplier of Enterprise Product Information Management ...

11.11.2011   #efficient consumer response (ECR)

South Africa: Can the independent electrical specialist channel survive in such a fierce marketplace?

Today, the market for consumer electronics, major domestic appliances (MDA) and small domestic appliances (SDA) in South Africa is rather unique. In European markets, consumers purchase MDA and SDA products through electronic specialists, technical ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Stores end up being downloaded more and more to mobile devices...
05.10.2011   #online trading #e-commerce

Stores end up being downloaded more and more to mobile devices

m.bahn.de or m.tagesschau.de – the “m” is getting increasingly important on the Internet. There are more and more web pages specifically for mobile devices. Retailers are strongly getting in on the act. It’s practically a ...

02.09.2011   #software management #franchise management (software)

Mothercare plans for further international expansion with Torex

Mothercare extends use of Torex Merchandise Planning for Global Channel Merchandising Programme

Torex, the leading global provider of innovative, integrated technology solutions to the extended retail marketplace, today announces an extension of its partnership with Britain's number one specialist retailer for mums to be and parents of young ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Search engine plus map and set theory for kiosk terminals...
01.09.2011   #digital signage #terminals

Search engine plus map and set theory for kiosk terminals

Interview with Regula Turtschi, Managing Director Hof3

Hof3 from Switzerland occupied its first stand at a trade fair at the EuroShop 2011. With a software partner, the company that was founded in 1997 develops the Keryx products for interactive information- and management systems for the digital ...

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06.07.2011   #security #video surveillance

Xtralis acquires HeiTel

HeiTel Digital Video decides to be acquired by Xtralis. Both companies together will develop and dominate the market for intelligent remote video monitoring. Xtralis Solidifies Its Position as the Premier Provider for the Fast-Growing Global ...

30.06.2011  

Oracle Announces New Oracle Exastack Program for ISV Partners

Oracle Exastack Program Enables ISV Partners to Leverage a Scalable, Integrated Infrastructure to Deliver their Applications Tuned and Optimized for High-Performance

Enabling Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other members of Oracle Partner Network (OPN) to rapidly build and deliver faster, more reliable applications to end customers, Oracle today introduced Oracle Exastack Ready, available now, and Oracle ...

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30.05.2011   #shopping carts

Shopping cart: There is still room for a new competitor

Interview with Volker Köller, Sales manager at J. D. Geck

The metal works company J. D. Geck from Altena in Germany’s Sauerland region has expanded its range of products and joins the market for shopping carts. The response at the EuroShop was great, says Sales manager Volker Köller. He believes that ...

10.05.2011   #trade fair organizer #trade fair consulting

KIOSK EUROPE EXPO 2011 and DIGITAL SIGNAGE EXPO 2011

The two industry-leading events on self-service and digital signage return, with focus on every aspect of these markets. As well as the core solutions, this year there will be special focus on content development and service provision. It is just ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New TSP100 ECO printer from Star Micronics minimises environmental...
25.05.2010   #printers #POS printers

New TSP100 ECO printer from Star Micronics minimises environmental impact and reduces operating costs

The TSP100 futurePRNT™ series from Star Micronics successfully combines a high performance POS printer with ground-breaking software.  Going from strength to strength the series has seen the introduction of a range of models over the last five ...

10.02.2010   #data management #customer relationship management

Torex launches next version of Retail POS Solution

Latest upgrade offers compatibility with enhancing add-on services

Torex Retail Holdings Limited (Torex™), the leading global provider of innovative, integrated technology solutions to the extended retail marketplace, today launches version 9 of its flagship Torex™ Retail POS solution. The new release ...

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08.02.2010   #customer relationship management #workforce deployment

Torex at EuroCIS 2010: Retail Systems in practice

Torex Retail Holdings Limited (Torex™), the leading global provider of innovative, integrated technology solutions to the extended retail marketplace, is presenting its retail IT solutions at EuroCIS 2010. At the Torex booth and in the EuroCIS ...

08.10.2009   #logistics (software) #franchise management (software)

Torex helps Mothercare plan for expansion

Torex Pre Season Planning selected by Mothercare

Torex Retail Holdings Limited (Torex™), the leading global provider of innovative, integrated technology solutions to the extended retail marketplace, has been selected by Mothercare to deploy Torex™ Merchandise Planning (formerly ...

21.09.2009   #shop building #shop equipment

Design

Conceptual design in the retail environment influences the end customer’s purchase decisions.

Conceptual design in the retail environment influences the customer's decision to purchase. Conditions in the retail world are subject to constant changes in an ever expanding marketplace. Strategic Design is a vital factor in staying ahead of the ...

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24.08.2009   #digital signage #logistic solutions

Minicom Digital Signage and viscom announce cooperation for "The Digital Signage Experts Tour"

Düsseldorf/Zurich. Minicom Digital Signage, the leader in "last mile" player-to-screen connectivity platforms for the Digital Signage marketplace, and Reed Exhibitions Germany, the organizers of the viscom exhibition series, announce this week the ...

31.07.2009   #event services

India Shopping Centre & Retail Tour

This September, IMAGES Group offers you an opportunity to get an insider view of modern retail environments in India, the world's most exciting emerging market. Join us to walk through some of India's most exciting, innovative and successful ...

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11.11.2008   #POS printers #receipt printer

Star Micronics launches new high speed version of highly successful TSP100 futurePRNT series

International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has once again demonstrated its expertise in technology and printer design by further enhancing its unique TSP100 futurePRNTTM series. Following the phenomenal success to date of the TSP100 ...

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05.11.2008   #printers #POS printers

TSP700II - Star Micronics launches new second generation of TSP700

Thermal Point-of-Sale printer with superior functionality

International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has used its significant expertise in printer design and technology to develop a new, second generation of its highly successful TSP700 point-of-sale printer. Since its initial launch five years ...

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20.10.2008  

Carrier Earns Environmental Pioneer in Cooling Award for Ground-Breaking Carbon Dioxide Commercial Refrigeration Systems

Company's Innovative Transcritical and Environmental Solutions Honored

Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), won the prestigious Environmental Pioneer award in the Refrigeration category at the 2008 Cooling Industry Awards. The awards were presented Oct. 1 during a gala event at the Royal ...

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04.06.2008   #printers #POS printers

STAR MICRONICS LAUNCHES NEW PROFIT-MAKING PRINTER

HSP7000 -THE WORLD’S FASTEST COMBINATION PRINTER

Since the demise of the cheque retailers have devised profit-making ways to use their two station cheque printing technology from completing jewellery insurance forms to long, detailed store credit card forms. Star Micronics has now produced the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Deeply refrigerated - highly ecological
02.05.2008  

Deeply refrigerated - highly ecological

At AHT Cooling Systems, environmental protection has always been a key issue and is rated highly when developing innovative, energy-saving plug-in freezers for the food retail market. AHT COOLING SYSTEMS – the market leader in plug-in refrigerated ...

19.03.2008  

Torex and McDonald´s sign Licesing Arrangement

Torex Takes Robust POS Solution to Restaurants Worldwide

Torex Retail Holdings Limited (Torex™), the leading European-based global provider of software and solutions to the extended retail marketplace, today announced a new licensing arrangement with McDonald’s Corp. regarding its Torex™ NewPOS-POS ...

23.02.2008  

Product Innovations for the Retail and Hospitality Trades

New Enhanced Versions of Torex LUCAS-POS and Torex OSCAR-POS for the German Market

Torex Retail Holdings Limited (Torex™), the leading European-based global provider of software and solutions to the extended retail marketplace, will launch the latest versions to its established Point of Service solutions, Torex™ ...

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