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FlexLink is a world-class factory automation expert. Working closely with global customers, we provide innovative, automated solutions to produce goods smarter, safer and at lower operating costs. For more than 35 years, our solutions have enabled manufacturers, machine providers and system integrators to take control of production efficiency.
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Sureswipe is more than a Payment Service Provider, we are a Fintech team that focuses on disrupting the card payment industry in order to deliver real value to independent retailers and service providers.
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Trade Link Retail Systems, a leading South African retail IT solutions company, focusing on the retail Fast Moving Consumer Goods FMCG markets in RSA and Africa
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How to inspire employees to deliver great customer experiences
07/06/2018 - 13:36
With retailers such as Toys 'R' Us, Sears, and Claire's closing shop, the industry has learned a big lesson this year. No, it's not that retail is dying. It's that consumer expectations have changed when it comes to the brick-and-mortar retail experience.
Three important technologies to slash manufacturing input costs
21/05/2018 - 14:34
Local manufacturing firms continue to face blustering headwinds – from heightened global competition from the likes of China and India, to sluggish demand and macroeconomic conditions, to critical skills shortages and labour issues. But technology can help to relieve one of the most common pain points that we’re seeing: the stubbornly high costs of production.
Is marketing to millennials making us miss the obvious?
18/05/2018 - 09:57
Gen Xers are growing older with each passing day. And aging right along with them are two of the most talked about cohorts – millennials and Generation Z. If you work in marketing, you can’t go a day without hearing about them. And we all know their narrative. In addition to wielding lots of spending power, they’re unique and perplexing. They’re enigmas. They’re changing retail.
Why forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity
11/05/2018 - 11:12
Many brands remain obsessed with creating mobile apps. This not only defies trends that point to increasing consumer app apathy, but can exclude a sizeable portion of your customers in emerging economies. Companies need to engage with their users where they are rather than forcing them onto an app, in what can only be described as brand vanity.
Bill to get cigarettes into plain packaging now out for public comment
04/05/2018 - 13:11
The Cabinet has approved the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill for public comment.
Why mobile is the nexus of commerce
25/04/2018 - 11:13
Mobile is more than just another marketing channel. It’s the nexus of all marketing vehicles, where varied sources, messages, and content types come together. It has proven its effectiveness in driving commerce, but few retailers value mobile as the commerce hub that it has become.
AI and the retail revolution
23/04/2018 - 14:21
2018 has been widely touted as the year that practical applications of artificial intelligence reach maturity and begin to impact our day-to-day lives. However, it's not AI creating sentient robots that will be changing our lives in 2018, but instead, it will be how AI is applied within sectors like retail or financial services.
Closing the deal with in-store customers
19/04/2018 - 14:05
One of the most fundamental goals a brand marketer has is to lead consumers to the point of sale (POS) — that is, a location or moment during the customer journey in which a retail transaction can occur.
Digital natives vs Digital immigrants in a world ruled by technology
18/04/2018 - 15:04
We’re all familiar with the term Baby Boomer (1946 – 1964), Gen X (1965 – 1976) and Gen Y (1977 – 1995) - with the latter more commonly known as the Millennial - and we have a basic understanding of each, but what happens when you group these generations together under one corporate roof in a world predominately ruled by technology?
5 ways AI can do the heavy lifting in the retail customer experience
16/04/2018 - 15:17
When we talk to our customers, the biggest challenge in this new era of retailing is just keeping up with customer expectations. Bringing new, differentiated experiences to market is a monumental task.