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Thumbnail-Photo: Klarna starts cooperation with Verifone
23.12.2020   #digitization #self-checkout systems

Klarna starts cooperation with Verifone

The idea: a shopping experience in stores that is unique worldwide

Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping service, announces a strategic partnership with Verifone, a global leader in payments and commerce solutions, that will make Klarna available as the first-ever buy now pay later solution to millions ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Guinea pig retail
14.12.2020   #digitization #data analysis

Guinea pig retail

RetailTech Lab in Denmark tests technologies for retailers

The brick-and-mortar retail did not have an easy time of it this year in large parts of Europe. It was high time to rethink it, try out innovations and further develop business models.This is exactly what has been happening in the RetailTech Lab in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shopping experience thanks to electronic shelf labels...
10.11.2020   #customer satisfaction #brick and mortar retail

Shopping experience thanks to electronic shelf labels

A unique customer experience at new danish gaming store

At the end of August 2020, Denmark's new gaming universe Games N 'Gadgets opened its doors to gamers and game-loving people in the center of Horsens city. Games N 'Gadgets offers everything within gaming, gadgets and computer ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New chain of toy stores in strong collaboration...
29.09.2020   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

New chain of toy stores in strong collaboration

Kids Coolshop is booming with new toys stores in a pressured market where competition is fierce

The chain has started installing electronic shelf labels in its physical stores. The electronic price tags are linked to a strong e-commerce engine and must help ensure competitive prices across all channels.Kids Coolshop was launched in 2017 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: SPAR grocery store embraces new technologies...
23.09.2020   #digitization #app

SPAR grocery store embraces new technologies

The store has implemented Delfi Technologies' cloud solution and mobile app to manage the store's electronic price tags

This year, the co-operative association Tikøb could celebrate its 100th anniversary. Today, the SPAR grocery store in Tikøb is one of the stores in the chain that is at the forefront when it comes to implementing new technology. Most ...

Thumbnail-Photo: SALTO achieves BSI Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark™...
22.09.2020   #security #digitization

SALTO achieves BSI Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark™

The manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has become the first company to achieve the BSI Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark™ for access control systems

The IoT is typically a network of smart devices and systems that can be connected, enabling data to be exchanged to provide services, efficiency and innovation. Its technology can positively enhance lives and businesses, but the complexity of IoT ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail Asia Conference & Expo 2020 rescheduled to 11-13 November...
18.09.2020   #online trading #retail

Retail Asia Conference & Expo 2020 rescheduled to 11-13 November

New spacious exhibition location

Informa Markets, the organiser of Retail Asia Conference & Expo 2020, announced that the event will be further rescheduled from 17-19 November 2020, to 11-13 November 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), Hong Kong.The ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Knowledge is (retail) power
07.09.2020   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

Knowledge is (retail) power

The Germany Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) wants to attain knowledge to assist the retail sector and creates digital twins of stores to make it a reality

Knowledge for all retailers - DFKI has launched the Knowledge4Retail (K4R) project series to achieve this goal. The driving force is an open-source platform for complex AI and robotics applications in retail.  The project relies on a digital ...

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

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: All knitted and sewn up: an online yarn retailer takes a stationary...
13.07.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

All knitted and sewn up: an online yarn retailer takes a stationary foothold

iXtenso’s interview with Joachim Hansen, retail manager at Hobbii

It’s all about yarn at Hobbii. From now on, the Danish retailer does not just sell exclusively online but also in physical stores. Joachim Hansen describes how digitization and personal contact interact in the retail stores. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail & Brand Experience World Congress 2020...
06.07.2020   #e-commerce #retail

Retail & Brand Experience World Congress 2020

A unique edition for an unusual context

Since the global pandemic is still impacting our daily lives, the Retail&Brand team and Fira de Barcelona are finding a new way to reconnect all the industry actors and rebuild ecosystems to accelerate recovery. This year we are transforming ...

Thumbnail-Photo: CCV announces consolidation of its international payment division,...
02.07.2020   #mobile payment #payment systems

CCV announces consolidation of its international payment division, focuses on market innovations

Under the flagship of CCV GmbH, the company plans to bring its innovation into specific international markets

CCV Group B.V. has announced that all of its international business activities will now be consolidated and run within its Germany-based division - CCV GmbH. CCV GmbH will carry out the activities of the former CCV Deutschland GmbH and CCV Easy, a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: William Davidson Award for publication in the field of retail research...
25.06.2020   #digitization #shopping habits

William Davidson Award for publication in the field of retail research

Award-winning article identifying five different customer journey segments

Oliver Emrich, Professor of Management and Social Media at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), has been awarded the prestigious William R. Davidson Award for a publication in the field of retail research.Entitled "Loyalty Formation for ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Digitalization in the german wholesale industry...
29.05.2020   #digitization #self-checkout systems

Digitalization in the german wholesale industry

METRO Companion App

Retailers have embraced digitalization to enhance the customer experience for many years. Examples of the growing digital transformation market include self-checkouts, omnichannel marketing, and electronic shelf labels. Customer apps are also ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Ecommerce searches on Google
29.05.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Ecommerce searches on Google

Nearly 50 percent drive no clicks to the shops

Nearly half of all ecommerce-related searches on Google never result in consumers clicking through to a retail or other website according to a new study by Searchmetrics. The company says these findings tie-in with retailers who are not seeing the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Love greetings from the online shop
17.04.2020   #online trading #digitization

"Love greetings" from the online shop

With the web-based application ViDGREETS, online shoppers can record personal messages and send them together with their purchase.

ViDGREETS – the name says it all. With this feature, customers in the online shop can quickly pack and send video greetings with their order. Retailers can also use it to send messages to their customers. In an interview, Marco van Eersel ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Connected Retail Experiences and StartmeupHK Festival 2020...
01.04.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Connected Retail Experiences and StartmeupHK Festival 2020

New dates for the events announced

Bailey Communications and InvestHK have confirmed today that the Connected Retail Experiences and StartmeupHK Festival 2020, the flagship event of the startup community event has been rescheduled and will now take place during the week of 6th July, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shop NEXT 2020
31.03.2020   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Shop NEXT 2020

Next shopping experience

Due to the retail industry in Southeast Asia is developing rapidly and the retail industry value has exceeded 100 billion dollars. Over 250 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors from 30 countries or regions are expected to participate in Shop Next ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Wirecard and Klarna launch joint payment solution for merchants...
27.03.2020   #payment systems #digitization

Wirecard and Klarna launch joint payment solution for merchants

Wirecard embeds all three Klarna payment methods into merchants' checkout

Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, and Klarna, a leading global payments and shopping provider, announced today the launch of a new enhanced joint payment solution. All three Klarna shopping methods, Pay Now, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Tired of paperwork? It’s time for AI!
26.03.2020   #consulting #brick and mortar retail

Tired of paperwork? It’s time for AI!

Artificial intelligence helps small and medium-sized retailers to tackle accounting

Accounting - A term that is synonymous with stress for many businesses. The minds behind sevDesk felt the same way, which prompted them to develop accounting software that tackles the annoying paperwork. In this interview, CEO Fabian Silberer talks ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Customer-centered, digital and adaptive
23.03.2020   #brick and mortar retail #digitization

Customer-centered, digital and adaptive

Bonprix’s Fashion Connect Store in Hamburg

In-store shopping via app – the fashion connect store in downtown Hamburg makes it happen. Daniel Füchtenschnieder, chief executive officer of Bonprix retail, is one of the creative minds behind the new retail concept. An interview about ...

Thumbnail-Photo: International SEO for e-commerce
12.03.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

International SEO for e-commerce

Product mix strategy proves to be the biggest challenge

If you want to rank internationally, you must make SEO (search engine optimization) an integral part of your e-commerce project management right from the start – and this applies to both the launch and relaunch of a new store. Poor SEO ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Password? No need!
09.03.2020   #security #mobile payment

Password? No need!

Interview with Dr. Daniel Schellenberg, COO of IDEE GmbH

Do you have an existing user account? Did you forget your password? No doubt, those are some annoying questions when you shop online. The brains behind IDEE agree and leverage your "digital identity" to make surfing and online shopping ...

Thumbnail-Photo: LogiMAT 2020 cancelled
06.03.2020   #digitization #logistic systems

LogiMAT 2020 cancelled

The 18th International Trade Show for Intralogistics Solutions & Process Management canceled

Despite the problems associated with the coronavirus, LogiMAT event organizer EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH in Munich, together with the Messe Stuttgart convention center and the relevant local authorities, had up to now considered it feasible ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Reviews, discounts and photos most likely to drive online purchases...
04.03.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Reviews, discounts and photos most likely to drive online purchases

Study analyzes the digital customer experience delivered by 50 leading direct-to-consumer brands in categories such as fashion and beauty

Customers of leading direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands in sectors such as fashion and beauty say reviews (76 percent), discounts (70 percent) and photos (61 percent) are among the top factors that make it easier for them to make purchase decisions ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cutting through the tax jungle
25.02.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Cutting through the tax jungle

Startup helps online retailers to be fully compliant with European VAT regulations

Anyone who sells goods online is obliged to pay value-added tax (VAT). The amount depends on the respective national regulations. But what happens if you have cross-border exports and transactions? How much VAT do sellers have to pay in this case ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Latest developments in robotics and AGVs
25.02.2020   #digitization #logistic systems

Latest developments in robotics and AGVs

LogiMAT 2020 in Stuttgart

The ongoing wave of automation and technical innovations is leading to greater demand in the intralogistics industry for automated guided vehicles (AGVs), collaborative robots (“cobots”), and picking robots. LogiMAT 2020 is offering ...

Thumbnail-Photo: LogiMAT 2020 in Stuttgart
21.02.2020   #digitization #logistic systems

LogiMAT 2020 in Stuttgart

Forks in the road to the future: Cutting-edge forklift truck technology

International forklift truck manufacturers are reinforcing the continued success of their equipment by introducing a wide variety of new products, innovations, and solutions at LogiMAT—the 18th International Trade Show for Intralogistics ...

Thumbnail-Photo: For retailers: VR Payment China Solution
20.02.2020   #mobile payment #payment systems

For retailers: VR Payment China Solution

Payment specialist opens the Chinese market to retailers with a comprehensive solution for Alipay and WeChat

VR Payment presents the ‘China Solution’ at the EuroShop 2020: An all-round service package with which retailers can gain access to the Chinese market and profit from the increasing spending by tourists from Asia. In addition to the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Leveraging your retail strengths with digitization and automation...
16.02.2020   #consulting #brick and mortar retail

Leveraging your retail strengths with digitization and automation

Oliver Voßhenrich of POS Tuning talks about EuroShop 2020 and the promise of process optimization

Retailers have to make multiple decisions every day as it pertains to the point of sale (POS) according to the managing director of POS Tuning. He explains how digitization and automation help the industry to minimize manual processes and free up ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Effective and Independent
12.02.2020   #epos systems #brick and mortar retail

Effective and Independent

Present and future of self-checkout

Better use of personnel, lowering overhead costs while still providing customers with a smooth and seamless shopping experience – that’s what every retailer strives to accomplish. For Thomas Dibbern, CEO of ALMEX GmbH, there is an ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Study: the digitalisation of retailers
13.11.2019   #digitization #omnichannel

Study: the digitalisation of retailers

Retailers believe they are delivering a consistent digital experience

A recent survey of 500 retailers sponsored by Eggplant, the digital experience specialist, revealed the pressures facing online digital teams in advance of busy retail season. While 92 percent of digital teams are focused on business outcomes and an ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How to reinvigorate Germanys high street
11.11.2019   #customer satisfaction #brick and mortar retail

How to reinvigorate Germany's high street

Brick and mortar retail should focus on technology, especially Wi-Fi

It is not easy for the brick and mortar retail to assert itself in the course of the digital transformation and the competition from the online trade. Retail stores can upgrade with technology to stay competitive. An important factor that has been ...

Thumbnail-Photo: U.S. retailers are missing out on global eCommerce opportunities...
08.11.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

U.S. retailers are missing out on global eCommerce opportunities

International eCommerce will top $3 trillion in 2019, according to a report from BlueSnap and Kount

Kount, the leading AI-driven fraud prevention provider, and BlueSnap, an All-in-One Payment Platform, have released a new Internet Retailer survey and report finding global eCommerce will top $3 trillion this year for the first time. One of the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Oracle Retail: new retail innovation and technology center in Portugal...
30.10.2019   #digitization #software developement

Oracle Retail: new retail innovation and technology center in Portugal

Delivering innovations in data science and AI to help retailers gain a competitive edge

Competition to build retail mindshare and customer loyalty has never been more fierce. Brands must continually evolve their products and deliver a personalized approach to win the hearts and minds of customers. Delivering the technology that ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Bringing creative intelligence to life
29.10.2019   #digitization #customer analysis

Bringing creative intelligence to life

LiiV™, parent company of Splashlight, acquires Telmar™, provider of strategic targeting and media planning solutions

The combination of Splashlight and Telmar will bring to market the new discipline of creative intelligence, which is a way to gather data about creative campaigns and provide marketers with meaningful understanding of their audiences without ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Chance for new technologies in retail?
23.10.2019   #digitization #marketing research

Chance for new technologies in retail?

Schwarz Group to work more with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in the future

Schwarz Group is intensifying its cooperation with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) to develop applications for new technologies in the retail sector. It will be the first trading company to belong to a group of 29 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Supply chain of the future
18.10.2019   #digitization #logistics

Supply chain of the future

New research from Coyote Logistics recommends a strategic balance of technology and human support

As technology continues to transform the workforce and logistics professionals navigate a rapidly changing supply chain, Coyote Logistics, a leading global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, released the results of its proprietary Tech + Humanity ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail Asia Conference & Expo (RACE)
07.10.2019   #online trading #retail

Retail Asia Conference & Expo (RACE)

As the leading retail exhibition in Asia, RACE is taken place from 6 – 8 May 2020.

As the leading retail exhibition in Asia, RACE is recognised as the must-join event among the industry’s most influential retailers and customers. RACE features three focus areas: Retail technology, retail design & in-store marketing ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Get your business ready for E-commerce!
30.09.2019   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Get your business ready for E-commerce!

E-commerce Berlin Expo 2020 starts on the 13th of February 2020

The E-commerce Berlin Expo 2019 gathered more than 55000 visitors, 150 exhibitors and 45+ speakers taking part in the annual fair. The numbers speak for themselves - EBE has become one of the most important e-commerce events in Europe. However, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online retail sales to exceed 6 trillion dollars by 2024...
18.09.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Online retail sales to exceed 6 trillion dollars by 2024

Average online customer spend will surpass 1,000 dollars globally per annum

New data from Juniper Research has shown that the total transaction value of remote payments for digital and physical goods will exceed 6 trillion dollars by 2024; representing a growth of 53 percent from 2019.The new research, ‘Mobile & ...

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