Global survey shows surge in Christmas holiday shopping due to product shortage and lockdown fears

Retail Technology Review

According to a new survey* of 1,000 UK consumers carried out on behalf of JRNI, over half (56%) of consumers plan to do their Christmas holiday shopping early in 2021 due to fears of empty shelves and further lockdown measures. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Online payment fraud losses to exceed $206 billion over the next five years; driven by identity fraud

Retail Technology Review

A new study from Juniper Research has found that merchant losses to online payment fraud will exceed $206 billion cumulatively for the period between 2021 and 2025. This figure, equivalent to almost 10 times Amazon’s net income in the 2020 financial year, demonstrates why merchants must make combatting fraud, through the use of machine learning-based fraud prevention platforms, an immediate priority. Surveillance and Security Internet Retailing Critical Issues

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Pandemic drives over half of consumers to shop more locally; bank data key in enabling SMEs to compete with big businesses

Retail Technology Review

Over half of consumers globally (53%) believe it is more important to shop with local businesses now than it was before the pandemic. That’s according to new research released by Pollinate, the global software business that partners with banks to help them deepen and extend relationships with their business customers, in which over 4,500 consumers were surveyed across the UK, US, Australia, and Brazil. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues

eCommerce disruptor OnBuy secures former Chief Customer Officer of Seasalt

Retail Technology Review

OnBuy.com continues its growth and expansion with the appointment of Aron Cody-Boutcher as Chief Marketing Officer. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

Welcome to Retail 4.0. This is the land of opportunity where retailers connect with shoppers and drive sales in a way like never before. With this eBook, you’ll learn about the advanced technologies that are available to create a seamless integrated omnichannel experience.

The Impact of Augmented Reality Could be Even Bigger this Year

Retail Technology Review

However, the level of progress in AR-based retail technology seen in 2020 alone was more impressive than anything that had come before. Augmented reality (AR) is not a new trend in retail, as it has been in the developmental stages for many years now. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Utordo allows logistics companies to integrate with the OnBuy online marketplace

Retail Technology Review

Utordo – the cloud-based multi-channel order management solution – is now fully integrated with OnBuy.com, the fast-growing UK-founded online marketplace. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Loading

Luxury retail: Why a customer should love your packaging first, and then your product

Retail Technology Review

More and more, brands are beginning to see the value of their packaging in influencing consumers’ purchasing decisions. But much less often do they understand the true potential of their outer and additional elements in driving brand engagement, increasing loyalty and enhancing the overall customer experience – and it’s by doing the latter, you can really make consumers fall in love with not only your products, but your brand and business too.

Kusmi Tea brews up Cegid’s digital solutions to strengthen retail business

Retail Technology Review

Retail software vendor, Cegid, has announced that the French upmarket tea brand, Kusmi Tea, tripled online sales on its e-commerce site during lockdown and used the period to accelerate plans for introducing more omnichannel and digital services across Europe. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Kooomo launches B2B catalogue site for global retailer Blauer H.T.

Retail Technology Review

Blauer H.T., the clothing brand created following technical, functional and high-performance standards, has chosen global e-commerce platform provider Kooomo to launch its showcase website specifically designed for its growing B2B customer base. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

eCommerce sites optimised for Black Friday increased revenue by 330%, says Kooomo

Retail Technology Review

With lockdown restrictions driving an increase in web traffic, retailers who optimised their eCommerce stores for Black Friday secured a 330% increase in average monthly revenue this year. . Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

Delight Customers, Reduce Costs, and Drive Profits With Xparcel from RSL

Partnering with Rakuten Super Logistics for e-commerce order fulfillment is the best decision a business can make to reduce shipping costs and improve customer satisfaction. All RSL clients get free access to the Xparcel shipping platform.

Is Brand Packaging Important to Customers?

Retail Technology Review

By Ed Smith, freelance writer Branded packaging may seem like a minor detail when it comes to ecommerce, but you might be surprised at just how effective it can be and how it could help your business to thrive over the competition. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

55% of brands are set to run their Black Friday campaigns as normal

Retail Technology Review

More than half of UK and Irish businesses plan to run their Black Friday campaigns as planned or with further investment than originally planned, despite the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Retail success post-COVID will rely on understanding new customer mindsets, says Conversity

Retail Technology Review

Retail technology company Conversity believes that understanding the intricacies of these new mindsets is vital if brands are to thrive in the post-pandemic world. Six months after COVID-19 started making its mark across the world, lockdown restrictions and widespread working from home offices have caused many consumers to rethink their shopping habits.

Safety is too important to rely on ‘off the shelf’ products. When sourcing safety solutions, consultation is key

Retail Technology Review

By David Thomas, General Manager, ZoneSafe - Proximity Warning & Alert Systems. The boom in online retail in recent years has undoubtedly boosted warehouse and logistics operation in the UK while the circumstances of 2020 continue to fuel further growth within the industry as consumers steer clear of the high street; opting instead for online shopping and delivery. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

Four Types of Ecommerce Merchandising That Business Owners Should Know

Retail Technology Review

By Sam Cortez, managing editor and outreach specialist for Scalefluence.com Merchandising is the process and practice of displaying and arranging products for the best customer experience. The concept of merchandising is based on guiding prospective customers through the buyer’s journey and presenting them with the right products, at the right time and place, in the right quantity, and with the best prices. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Loading

Customer data analysis key to omnichannel marketing success and business growth

Retail Technology Review

Companies which collate and analyse customer data, both online and offline, have grown 16% in the past year and are more than twice as likely to significantly exceed business goals and see strong return on investment (32% versus 14%), according to a global survey of 235 organisations with annual revenues of at least $50m. Internet Retailing Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain

New Covid ‘red alert’ plans: Britain’s couriers prepare once more for the front door to become the front line

Retail Technology Review

At the height of the coronavirus national lockdown in March, the Government prioritised delivery drivers as key workers. Under the Government’s new three-stage ‘traffic light’ coronavirus alert plans – which could be introduced as early as Thursday – Britain’s delivery drivers are again bracing for the front door’s return to the front line in the battle against Covid. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues

Minelli speeds up shift towards digital retailing with Cegid's unified commerce platform

Retail Technology Review

Retail software vendor, Cegid, has signed a new deal to completely overhaul the IT systems at French footwear retailer, Minelli, in a bid to streamline the business and improve the shopping experience for customers. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Ideal Shopping Direct blasts through bullish forecasts

Retail Technology Review

Ideal Shopping Direct (ISD), the UK multi-channel home shopping retailer and owner of the Create and Craft and Ideal World TV channel, reports that it has achieved a significant turnaround in the past 12 months; £6.5m profit, 30% ahead of the £5m it predicted earlier in the year. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

COVID was a surprise – Christmas should not be

Retail Technology Review

Ian Hall, COO at Atheon Analytics, provider of the SKUtrak platform, shares 3 things to plan now, to maximise Christmas sales in grocery retail. None of us foresaw COVID, and the impact it would have on panic buying. It feels like a lifetime ago that the shelves had no toilet roll and pasta. But you don’t have to be a retail expert to foresee an uplift in turkeys, alcohol, and mince pies this December.

How COVID has changed our relationship with waste

Retail Technology Review

Aside from being a traumatic time for all, COVID-19 has changed the trajectory of the world. For one, before the pandemic, it had finally seemed possible to imagine a future without plastic. But, with a global pandemic on our hands, there’s been a need for rigid sanitation and some rapid adaptations to our daily life. With this, our plastic usage has been creeping back up. Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

Clarins gets a personalisation make-over, thanks to real-time marketing solution from Wunderkind

Retail Technology Review

Prestige skincare and makeup brand, Clarins, has driven online performance and grown email revenue thanks to a solution from Wunderkind (formerly BounceX), the behavioural marketing technology provider. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Go Instore, HP and Currys PC World join forces to drive growth in online revenue for HP products

Retail Technology Review

Go Instore, provider of immersive omnichannel retail experiences for personalised ecommerce, has announced the success HP inc has had in providing human-led digital user experiences for their retail partners’ online customers. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Wehkamp plots double-digit growth trajectory with Manhattan Associates

Retail Technology Review

Manhattan Associates Inc. has announced that Dutch online retailer Wehkamp has selected Manhattan’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) to manage its new distribution centre (DC) in Zwolle, Netherlands. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Plobal joins Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help ecommerce merchants grow mobile revenue

Retail Technology Review

As mobile becomes the default shopping device, Plobal gets on board the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help high-volume merchants increase mobile revenues by engaging their most loyal customers. Internet Retailing Mobile Computers

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The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

Retail Technology Review

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch. Britain is a nation of shopkeepers,” is the famous phrase coined by economist Adam Smith to explain the desire of a commercial nation to secure ever-expanding markets for its wares. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Talend cloud enables PointsBet to ensure compliance and reliability amid rapid international expansion

Retail Technology Review

Talend, the cloud data integration solutions provider, has announced that PointsBet, an online bookmaker from Australia offering both traditional fixed odds markets as well as PointsBetting, is using Talend Cloud and Microsoft Azure to deliver a differentiated mobile betting experience to just under 100,000 customers worldwide and support its international expansion. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Astound Commerce delivers Salesforce Commerce Cloud Cartridge for eShopWorld

Retail Technology Review

Astound Commerce, the digital commerce agency and systems integrator, has been chosen to develop a pre-built integration or ‘cartridge’ for eShopWorld, the global commerce company that provides a technology platform to brands and retailers that wish to sell online into global markets.

How will Brexit affect eCommerce?

Retail Technology Review

Brexit brings a wave of uncertainty and change to the UK business landscape, and since the day the UK voted to leave the EU, it’s been a whirlwind. Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Achieving retail?s Holy Grail: A 360-degree customer view

Retail Technology Review

The UK retail sector is unforgiving. High street sales recently suffered their biggest drop in 20 years, while online sales growth was forecast to decline to single digits for the first time this year. Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

Technology Is Not Neutral

Forrester Digital Transformation

Responsible and ethical tech practices start with the premise that technology is not neutral—and that represents a significant shift in thinking in the tech industry.

The History of SaaS: From Emerging Technology to Ubiquity

BigCommerce

But while Salesforce began as a SaaS,… Ecommerce TechnologyWhen people think about the first SaaS startup, typically Salesforce comes to mind.

How to Leverage Technology Solutions for Data-Driven Decision Making

BigCommerce

Data, analytics and business intelligence are common topics in the business world. Businesses across sectors, including ecommerce, are investing heavily… Analysis + Analytics

3 Important Technology Trends

Retail Technology Review

Technology is evolving at a faster rate than ever before, and it can be difficult to keep up with all of the new innovations. By Sam Cortez, freelance writer. Aside from the revolutionary VoIP, or phone calls made over an internet connection, from Ooma, here are three important tech trends to keep an eye on: Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Patagonia’s Newest Mission: Replacing Single-Use Packaging with Technology

Retail Touch

Earlier this year, the company also unveiled a new initiative with Living Ink Technologies to use algae-based ink (more sustainable because it’s carbon neutral and renewable) on its hang tags. Instead, I want to replace single-use materials with technology.

Technology & Electronics Ecommerce Site Design

BigCommerce

Selling technology is hard. This means that technology sellers online must carry a wide swath of items at various price points, and be able to negotiate for the bigger deals. Here is how 4 various technology sites optimize for price, products and profitability. Sell Technology & Electronics Online. Launch, migrate or update your technology and electronics website right now. Leading Technology & Electronics Online Brands Choose BigCommerce.

Technology Outsourcing Is Dead. Long Live Technology Outsourcing!

Forrester Digital Transformation

Age of the Customer Architecture & Technology StrategyThe old outsourcing model is dead. We hear it all the time, year after year, yet the percentage of companies that outsource remains stubbornly stable.

Europe Predictions 2022: Technology

Forrester Digital Transformation

Discover Forrester’s most important predictions that will impact European technology leaders’ planning for 2022. Europe Information Technology predictions

Pricewatch awards EPOS contract to Henderson Technology

Talking Retail

Pricewatch, a 12-site forecourt network based in Sussex, has awarded a contract to Henderson Technology for its EDGEPoS platform. This story continues at Pricewatch awards EPOS contract to Henderson Technology.

Meet Your New Technology, Architecture, & Delivery Analyst

Forrester Digital Transformation

The Forrester “Bold at Work” values will be core drivers for my research with the intent of enabling clients and technology vendors to also be “bold at work”. When did you join Forrester? I began my latest career adventure with Forrester in November, 2021.

IDC Technology Spotlight Highlights BigCommerce and Acumatica Partnership

BigCommerce

As customer expectations rise around the entire shopping experience, from discovery to delivery, the competition has also closed in, making… Ecommerce News