EBay debuts chatbot for Facebook Messenger
21/10/2016 - 09:14
Bay debuted a beta version of a new artificial intelligence-driven personalized shopping assistant called eBay ShopBot on Facebook Messenger on Monday. The bot answers search queries from shoppers, asks them questions to refine their product searches and learns from each experience, according to a company blog post.
5 ways to bring your store into the future
19/10/2016 - 10:11
The convenience of online shopping is increasingly appealing to today’s consumer. With Amazon recently announcing same-day delivery in two major cities in Canada – the pressure on brick-and-mortar retailers is stronger than ever.
Alibaba reveal VR Pay technology allowing shoppers to pay with a nod
18/10/2016 - 12:47
Alibaba has revealed new technology allowing users to pay for goods within a virtual reality shop simply by nodding their heads.
With Samsung licking its wounds, can Google finally ignite retail sales?
17/10/2016 - 14:55
Smartphones have become an essential part of day-to-day life in the developed world over the past half-decade.
Whole Foods Market honored for eco-friendly refrigeration
12/10/2016 - 09:45
Whole Foods Market has received an award for deploying cutting-edge, advanced refrigeration technology.
How Uber plans to disrupt SA's delivery industry
03/10/2016 - 11:26
Food delivery app UberEATS launched on Wednesday and the company behind the ride-sharing app is confident the service will disrupt the food industry, and possibly other sectors as well.
Best Buy's Ignite initiative spotlights startups in stores, online
27/09/2016 - 14:07
Best Buy unveiled a new program called Ignite, dedicating space in stores for products and services from startups. The electronics retailer is also supporting startups' product development and manufacturing efforts through a partnership with PCH, a product innovation company that works closely with emerging businesses.
Optimising the supply chain for sustainable business growth
06/09/2016 - 15:44
When looking ahead at the various business challenges facing South African companies, particularly with regards to sustainability, it is useful to look back and briefly chart the most significant changes and trends. In the late eighties and early nineties, we witnessed the emergence of the 'one world' economy - which coincided with the arrival of the internet and rapid digital transformation. The resulting changes triggered quantum leaps in global trade and duly affected national and regional economics, politics and business practices.
Retailers scramble to work around Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy
05/09/2016 - 09:31
Retailers are working to minimize the fallout from the bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world’s seventh-largest ocean shipper by capacity, the National Retail Federation said Thursday.
Imperial to grow its logistics business
29/08/2016 - 09:19
Johannesburg - Imperial Holdings, the listed transport and mobility group, plans to significantly increase the size of its logistics business through acquisitions, with the majority of these acquisitions being offshore.