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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.
The 3 best and worst retail mobile apps
09/09/2016 - 08:43
We live in a mobile world — everything and anything can be done with just a touch of a button on our smartphones. We can research and buy anything at any time. When on the move, it’s so much simpler to take out a phone and browse through a store app then it is to carry around a computer. Mobile apps are the newest way to stay connected and browse a retailer's inventory when on the go.
Global e-commerce logistics market rolling toward $781B by 2024
26/08/2016 - 09:40
The global e-commerce logistics market is expected to increase from its 2014 mark of $122.2 billion to more than $781 billion in 2024, maintaining an estimated compound annual growth rate of 20.6% between this year and 2024, according to a new study from Transparency Market Research.
New technology puts customers in control of express deliveries
24/08/2016 - 12:13
Leading express parcels company DPD Laser has rolled out the most advanced mobile technology platform of any SA express service in its Dawn Wing and Time Freight businesses.
Apple takes the 'store' out of retail locations
23/08/2016 - 08:53
Apple is removing the word "store" from the branding of its retail locations and online outlets, after reportedly sending a memo to its retail employees saying it was making a branding change, according to a MacRumors post picked by several publications.
Advancements in mobile technology further connects Africa with global markets
01/08/2016 - 14:39
1 August 2016: The growth of mobile phones and services across the African continent has instantly brought many Africans into the digital age and connected them to worldwide knowledge and services. Home to one of the world’s fastest growing middle classes, Africa has seen multiple opportunities emerge for both local and global retailers from this digital growth.
Starbucks Mobile Pay explodes in popularity, next step suggestive selling
27/07/2016 - 15:50
Ordering by phone is proving to be popular with coffee drinking customers. Starbucks Mobile Order and Pay usage reached 5% of U.S. transactions in the third quarter 2016, up from 4% in Q2.
Mobile: The new frontier for advertisers
21/07/2016 - 16:27
When Kate Sayre, the global head for consumer goods strategy at Facebook, has to sell the importance of a smartphone to anyone, she sometimes asks them to unlock their device and hand it over to the person next to them.
Mall of America joins virtual reality revolution
21/07/2016 - 10:22
Mall of America is using leading-edge technology to enhance the on- and offsite customer experience.
Study: Retailers adopt mobile, may not excel
14/07/2016 - 14:38
Mobile commerce has become almost universal in the retail industry, but competency levels are less uniform.