RSS Feed

OKI Europe to Unveil Latest Innovations at VISCOM Italia 2018

Label Printing, wide format, speciality print and visual communications will be the primary focus for OKI Europe (Hall 12, stand F39/G32) at the expo in MilanEgham, Surrey, 11th October 2018 – OKI Europe Ltd will unveil its latest revenue boosting innovations at VISCOM Italia taking place in Milan, 18-20 October 2018. Businesses from across the graphic arts sector from retailers to sign makers and beyond, can experience OKI’s pioneering technology first-hand, from digital LED innovations... Source: RealWire

Ultima Displays Launches Zenith, An All-In-One Display Case

Cost-effective and versatile storage solution gives customers a two-in-one resultCorby, UK, 4 October 2018 – Ultima Displays, Europe’s leading one-stop solutions and hardware provider has today launched Zenith - a brand new, multi-purpose, storage case that accommodates popups or stealth tension banner systems. The lockable, heavy-duty wheeled case can also house multiple products in one case, making transport to events easier. Additional flexibility is provided with an optional wooden top that can be added and... Source: RealWire

Vestcom International, Inc. Acquires Integrated Retail Limited

Little Rock, Ark.— July 11, 2018—Vestcom, the leading provider of technology-enabled shelf-edge media solutions to the retail and consumer products industry, today announced the acquisition of Integrated Retail Limited (“iRex”), the UK-based retail technology company best-known for its multimedia pricing system iRexM3.The addition of iRex’s innovative solutions to Vestcom’s industry leading platform will benefit current and future clients by delivering clear and consistent content to the shelf edge via multiple forms of media, including digital,... Source: RealWire

Ultima Displays Launches Mantis - World's First Multifunctional Roller Banner Of Its Kind

Cost-effective and flexible design gives customers a two-in-one solutionCorby, UK, 5 July 2018 - Mantis - a revolutionary multifunctional roller banner with a patent-pending top rail design which gives exhibitors a two-in-one solution - has been launched by Ultima Displays, Europe’s leading one-stop solutions and hardware provider. As the newest addition to Ultima Displays’ Economy range, which offers modern, versatile and elegantly designed products to accommodate all budgets, Mantis is the first roller banner of... Source: RealWire

Gift Universe Group choose iRexM3 as their multimedia pricing system

London, 25 June 2018: Gift Universe Group, the fast-growing gifts and gadget retailer, whose brands include Menkind and RED5, today announced that they have chosen Integrated Retail's iRexM3 as their multimedia pricing system.Gift Universe has grown consistently and impressively in the highly competitive gifts and gadgets market, and this growth is even more striking against a backdrop of the highly publicised difficulties and challenges in today's retail market.Gift Universe has achieved this growth through canny... Source: RealWire

Digital Display Content and Device Management Made Easy with Vivitek’s NovoDS Cloud

Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, June 13, 2018 - Convenience and flexibility are the benefits unlocked by Vivitek’s new NovoDS Cloud, an optional cloud-based service that enables device and content management of Vivitek’s NovoDS family of digital signage solutions. Vivitek’s NovoDS range – comprising the NovoDS-4K, NovoDS and NovoDSmini – is an easy-to-use digital signage content creation and management solution that doesn’t require any technical or programming skills. Capable of creating a real visual impact, NovoDS is... Source: RealWire

Vivitek’s NovoDSmini is set to Deliver Maximum Digital Signage Performance for SMEs

Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, May 2, 2018 - Small to medium-sized enterprises ranging from cafes, hairdressers, beauty salons, garages, small retailers and even office reception areas, are now set to become even more vibrant thanks to the introduction of Vivitek’s new NovoDSmini digital signage solution. Ideally suited to all SMEs - whatever their line of business – the NovoDSmini brings the benefits of affordable, easy-to-use indoor digital signage to small companies who want to liven up... Source: RealWire

SML RFID to exhibit at Retail Business Technology Expo 2018

-SML RFID is exhibiting at Europe’s leading event for retail on 2-3 May 2018-UK - May 2nd, 2018 - SML RFID, global leader in delivering high-performance and high quality encoded RFID tags for the majority of successful RFID retail projects, has today announced it is exhibiting at Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE). The company will be on stand #E130 where it will be showcasing its range of RFID solutions, including certified RFID-enabled tags and its... Source: RealWire

Ultima Displays Launches Its Exclusive Vision Banner Range

Unique to the portable display market, the full range of Vision Banners will be unveiled for the first time at Sign & Digital in Birmingham (24-26 April, 2018)Corby, UK, 16 April 2018 – Ultima Displays, Europe’s leading one-stop solutions and hardware providers, has launched its new ‘Vision’ Banner range, a modern, sleek and elegantly designed range of display solutions. Offering a solution for all needs and budgets, the Vision Banner range is designed to display... Source: RealWire

Exterity selects Ekioh's TV Browser for its range of IP video products

10th April 2018, Cambridge, UK: Ekioh announced today that Exterity, a leading provider of IP video and digital signage technologies, has selected Ekioh's TV Browser to be built into its range of IPTV and digital signage solutions. Products are already being deployed in corporate offices, hospitals, hotels, casinos and airports through the world using the two companies' technologies.Ekioh's TV Browser is specifically designed for use on embedded silicon, providing extensive support for the latest W3C... Source: RealWire

easyJet chooses Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1 to improve customer boarding times

easyJet has developed and introduced a new pre-flight boarding system at Geneva Airport in Switzerland that speeds departures, increases flexibility and cuts costs by using Panasonic rugged handheld devices.BRACKNELL, UK. 28 MARCH 2018: Panasonic today announced that easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has deployed Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1 handheld devices at Geneva airport as an alternative to using airport fixed equipment to scan tickets and preboard passengers ahead of flights. The new mobile solution ensures pre-flight boarding... Source: RealWire

Spectralink Helps Retailers Deliver an Omni-channel Customer Experience with Versity Enterprise Smartphones

Optimized for retail, Versity features best-in-class voice quality, barcode scanner, application integration and durability with a consumer smartphone look and feelLONDON, UK – March 12, 2018 – Spectralink, a leader in enterprise mobility solutions, today announced the Versity purpose-built smartphone designed for the modern retailer. The new solution combines best-in-class call quality, enterprise features and an application ready platform within a slim, durable and lightweight device. Versity enterprise smartphones help retailers achieve greater productivity and... Source: RealWire

Star Micronics launches unique POS receipt printers with 5 interfaces plus Hub multiple connectivity at EuroCIS 2018

High Wycombe, UK, 21 February 2018: At EuroCIS 2018 (27 February - 1 March, Messe Düsseldorf, Germany), Star Micronics will be demonstrating the future of POS connectivity with pioneering solutions from leading software partners Aecora, bitbakers (Flour.io), INVENTORUM, iZettle and Pickware on Stand 9/A14. Star offers a range of flexible solutions that can easily be upgraded as your POS system evolves. From complex retail systems to a simple pop-up setup, Star has the expertise and... Source: RealWire

POSBANK to Showcase Newest Retail POS Solutions at EuroCIS 2018

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, FEBRUARY 20 - POSBANK Co., Ltd., a leading global provider of Point of Sale solutions, will showcase its newest retail POS products and solutions at EuroCIS 2018, the leading trade fair for retail technology, Feb 27 - Mar 1 in Düsseldorf, Germany.At the show, POSBANK will present the latest Point of Sale solutions to enable retailers to maximize operation efficiency and enhance customer experiences. For a retail POS solution, a supermarket POS... Source: RealWire

Panasonic to offer Pyramid Computer’s interactive touchscreen kiosks to strengthen its omni-channel retail solutions

Pyramid kiosks to complement Panasonic’s existing Point of Sale and rugged tablet and handheld offeringBRACKNELL, UK. 19th FEBRUARY 2018: Panasonic today announced that it will offer Pyramid Computer GmbH’s leading polytouch® 32 passport interactive touch screen kiosks as part of its range of solutions to address the challenge of the new omni-channel retail era. Pyramid’s fully customised solutions, including comprehensive logistical and service support, will complement Panasonic’s existing range of retail point of sale solutions... Source: RealWire

Global footwear and accessories brand, Dr. Martens adopts VXL Software’s Fusion UEM, Unified Endpoint Management, solution for its remote workforce

Dr. Martens, famous for its ‘AirWair’ boots and shoes since April 1960, relies on remote mobile hardware and software technology to empower its many hundreds of employees across its dedicated retail stores around the world. Challenged by the need to provide remote control of its end-point devices, Dr. Martens turned to VXL Software. A leading provider of device management software, with its Fusion UEM (Unified Endpoint Management) solution, VXL Software successfully developed a full remote... Source: RealWire

Hermes digitally enhances parcel delivery experience with IMImobile

Parcel delivery provider to use IMImobile’s communications platform, IMIconnect, to orchestrate digital customer engagementLONDON, 14 November 2018 – Global cloud communications software and solutions provider IMImobile PLC, has been chosen by Hermes for the implementation of its new parcel notifications strategy as part of the company's ‘Digital Futures’ programme. Hermes will be using IMImobile’s enterprise cloud communications platform, IMIconnect, to power millions of delivery notifications each month on behalf of their retail customers. IMIconnect enables... Source: RealWire

Elemis focus on personalized customer experiences to differentiate online

Skincare brand see personalization drive 7.02% uplift in RPV with just one experience [LONDON - 7 NOVEMBER 2018] - Elemis, the number one luxury British skincare brand, have renewed their partnership with Qubit and continue to make the customer experience through personalization a top priority for future growth. They have been working with Qubit since 2016 to bring data-driven customer experiences to their onsite visitors - powering the purchase journey for both new and returning... Source: RealWire

Nosto and Function18 score hole in one at Direct Commerce Innovator Awards

The success of Nosto’s AI-powered personalisation solution for leading golf apparel retailer Function18.com has been recognised at the 2018 Direct Commerce Innovator Awards, winning in the category for best CRM, Data, Targeting & Personalisation at the prestigious awards.Thanks to Nosto, Function18, which sells golf clothing from top sports brands such as Nike and Adidas, has seen an 18% increase in average order values while doubling page views and time-on-site with new AI-powered personalisation technology. On... Source: RealWire

Cybera Extends Partner Program Globally, Expands Network Services for Hospitality and Speciality Retail

Advantage ONE partner program seamlessly integrates critical business applicationsSLOUGH, UK – 5th November 2018 – Cybera, an innovative cloud-based networking company that is fundamentally changing the way distributed businesses use technology, is introducing the global expansion of its Advantage ONE partner program to highlight their growing leadership in managed application network and security services solutions.Additional program enhancements are designed to help POS integrators in the hospitality and specialty retail sectors capitalise on the managed network... Source: RealWire

Star Micronics takes remote PC-free Cloud Printing to a new level with low cost, versatile CloudPRNT™ technology available on compact and intelligent mC-Print™ Series

High Wycombe, UK, 1 November 2018 International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics announces that its unique mC-Print™ series offers Star CloudPRNT™ technology for remote PC-free printing of receipts and tickets directly from a web server to Star mC-Print2 or mC-Print3 printers located anywhere in the world. Ideal for applications across retail and hospitality including Click & Collect in-store orders, event ticketing and online food ordering, etc. mC-Print offers a low cost, compact and versatile Cloud... Source: RealWire

Spire Payments' and iGen Innovative mPOS Solution Accepts 240,000 USD Donations at FRANMAC 2018

24th October 2018—FRANMAC, the Franchise Management Advisory Council for all Taco Bell franchises, held its annual conference in Las Vegas this September. During the event attendees had a variety of opportunities to donate to the Taco Bell Foundation, formed to support educational career aspirations for young adults across the United States.This year a staggering 870,000 USD was raised at the event, 30% of which was taken in real-time using Spire Payments’ and iGen’s mPOS solution.... Source: RealWire

Capture customer data and benefit from low cost loyalty scheme with the Receipt Tracker Mobile Phone App

High Wycombe, UK, 23 October 2018 - International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics announces that the Star Cloud Services Digital Receipting Solution API has been successfully incorporated into the Receipt Tracker mobile phone app that allows the retailer to send receipts direct to the customer’s mobile phone.The means by which a digital receipt can be collected are:The customer presents their phone at the point-of-sale and scans the unique in-app barcodeThe customer scans the QR code... Source: RealWire

OKI Europe Continues Spirit of Innovation with Launch of Augmented Reality App, Designed to Open Up a World of Instore Print Applications to Retailers

The OKI Augmented Reality (AR) Showroom is the first application utilising AR to help retailers realise the potential of printing in-store to drive customer engagement and increase basket valueEgham, Surrey, 18th October 2018 – OKI Europe Ltd today announced the launch of its new smartphone app, the ‘OKI AR Showroom’ at VISCOM Italia. This innovation enables customers to visualise OKI’s devices as well as high impact visual communications materials in their own environments through the... Source: RealWire

BIXOLON Launches the Cost-Effective SRP-E300 POS Printer Exclusively To the European Market

Durable and Cost-Effective 3” POS Receipt and Ticket PrinterBIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the new SRP-E300 durable, yet cost-efficient 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal POS printer exclusively to the European market. A cost-effective Receipt and Ticket printer ideal for Retail, Hospitality and Banking applications.Sporting a compact, ergonomic design, the SRP-E300 can be used as a stand-alone printer or... Source: RealWire

OKI Europe to Unveil Latest Innovations at VISCOM Italia 2018

Label Printing, wide format, speciality print and visual communications will be the primary focus for OKI Europe (Hall 12, stand F39/G32) at the expo in MilanEgham, Surrey, 11th October 2018 – OKI Europe Ltd will unveil its latest revenue boosting innovations at VISCOM Italia taking place in Milan, 18-20 October 2018. Businesses from across the graphic arts sector from retailers to sign makers and beyond, can experience OKI’s pioneering technology first-hand, from digital LED innovations... Source: RealWire

UK customers now contact brands nearly half a billion times every month, costing organisations £1.227 billion

Research finds consumers happy to adopt automated channels such as Alexa-style voice assistants, self-service and chatbotsReading, UK, 10 October 2018 – New research highlights the growing volume of consumer queries that UK brands now need to handle, and the increasing cost this imposes on companies. The average UK consumer now contacts organisations nine times per month, according to research undertaken as part of the 2018 Eptica Customer Experience Automation Study. Across the adult population this... Source: RealWire

Supporting Postal and Parcel Printing Innovation, Visit BIXOLON at POST-EXPO 2018

Showcasing the Highlights of its Logistics Labelling, Ticketing and Receipting Printing TechnologyPOST-EXPO (8 -11 October 2018, Hamburg, Germany) – BIXOLON (stand B1.120), a leading global manufacturer of advanced Mobile Label and POS printers, will be showcasing products from its portfolio of Auto-ID logistics printing solutions throughout the show.Designs that offer cutting edging labelling technology for the transport and logistics market, BIXOLON will be demonstrating the two NEW 4-inch direct thermal printing solutions, the SLP-DX420C designed... Source: RealWire

Ultima Displays Launches Zenith, An All-In-One Display Case

Cost-effective and versatile storage solution gives customers a two-in-one resultCorby, UK, 4 October 2018 – Ultima Displays, Europe’s leading one-stop solutions and hardware provider has today launched Zenith - a brand new, multi-purpose, storage case that accommodates popups or stealth tension banner systems. The lockable, heavy-duty wheeled case can also house multiple products in one case, making transport to events easier. Additional flexibility is provided with an optional wooden top that can be added and... Source: RealWire

Nosto and Knomo bag AI and personalisation wins at the eCommerce Awards for Excellence

Nosto’s AI-powered personalisation solution for bag and tech accessories retail brand Knomo has been recognised as a double-winner in the eCommerce Awards for Excellence 2018. It was honoured with both the ‘Best use of AI’ and ‘Best use of Personalisation’ awards at the annual online retail industry event. The winning solution, which was implemented in partnership with the ecommerce team at Knomo, relies on Nosto’s AI analysing visitors’ online behaviour to personalise the shopping experience.... Source: RealWire

Alibaba builds a smart screen for the visually-impaired shoppers

The smart screen is a result of the company's two years and USD 25 billion R&D initiative.

E-tailers caught between state laws & penalty on tax

The ecommerce companies would likely become liable to pay interest as well as heavy penalties as a result, tax experts said.

Binny Bansal steps down from Flipkart over 'personal misconduct' charge

Binny's exit from Flipkart had been speculated even at the time the Walmart deal was being struck as well.

Amazon picks NYC and Northern Virginia for its split HQ2: Source

Amazon sparked a bidding frenzy in September 2017 when it announced it would invest over $5 billion to create an "HQ2" in addition to its home base in Seattle and hire up to 50,000 people.

Focus on B2B pushes Amazon Wholesale’s revenue up 73%

After regulatory changes in early 2016, the company saw a huge rise in revenue to Rs 7,047 crore in FY17 from only Rs 2.6 crore in FY16.

Paytm sets up wholesale entity for ecomm business like rivals

Experts say control over inventory helps in ensuring quality & customer experience

Binny Bansal's exit: A resignation that raises more questions than it answers

Non-disclosure might have been Binny’s biggest undoing. It’s an issue that many global companies take very seriously.

Binny Bansal’s non-disclosure may have been his undoing

Walmart and Flipkart’s joint statement on the issue also hinted at this. They said that while the investigation did not find evidence to corroborate the complainant’s assertions against Binny, “it did reveal other lapses in judgment, particularly a lack of transparency, related to how Binny responded to the situation”.

Binny Bansal's exit may fuel debate on foreign capital in Indian startups

Binny decided to stay under the Walmart leadership even after his co-founder Sachin Bansal quit in disgust just before the $16-billion sale in May this year.

Binny Bansal's exit: Flipkart staff shocked, but see business as usual

A former executive noted that Binny was due to transition out of the company anyway. "It was planned, it might have happened next year," he said.

Binny’s quitting seems to be a case of his hand being forced

Even the joint statement acknowledged that he had been “contemplating a transition for some time and we have been working on a succession plan”.

Binny Bansal explains exit, Kalyan Krishnamurthy lauds his contributions

"My decision to step down has been accelerated by certain personal events that have taken place in the recent past."

Binny says 'stunned' by misconduct charges, will continue to be a large shareholder in Flipkart

Earlier Tuesday, Walmart issued a statement saying Bansal had resigned as group chief executive officer following an independent probe into allegations of "serious personal misconduct".

Exits of Bansals could dent morale of young entrepreneurs

Binny Bansal's exit now, six months after the deal, has left several Flipkart’s employees with asense of uncertainty.

At 30% of annual revenues, Flipkart spends thrice as much on ads as HUL

India’s largest ecommerce company has told the Delhi High Court in a trademark case that Flipkart Internet — the company that operates the eponymous marketplace-spent Rs 721 crore on advertising and marketing in FY17.

Complaint first made in 2016; employee left Flipkart in 2012

Walmart said to have been irked that Bansal did not disclose matter in acquisition talks.

Paytm ex-VP still waits for bail plea to be filed

Sonia, Jain and another Paytm employee Devender Kumar were arrested on October 22 in Noida for allegedly demanding Rs 20 crore from Sharma through a man named Rohit Chomal, the fourth accused in the case who is yet to be arrested.

Binny and woman had consensual affair, probe concluded

The accusation of sexual assault came in late July, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, who requested anonymity because the details aren’t public.

Flipkart seeks to soothe employee nerves after Binny Bansal's exit

According to sources, various heads at the e-commerce giant have been engaging with their teams to answer any queries and address concerns related to business and operations after Bansal's exit.

Binny Bansal learnt of probe findings from Walmart lawyers on Monday

The woman who raised the allegations against Bansal served as a call centre executive at Flipkart during 2012, but the relationship between the two took shape in 2016, much after she had left the company.

Qubit announces new solutions for Beauty, Fashion and Luxury to deliver personalized brand experiences in high-growth categories

[LONDON - 13th November 2018] Qubit, a leader in marketing personalization technology, today announced the availability of three new solutions designed for beauty, fashion and luxury retailers. Each package includes Qubit’s proprietary personalization platform along with specific personalization use cases that are designed to drive engagement, repeat purchases and lifetime value in these competitive and high-growth categories. “Over the past eight years, we’ve been privileged to work with some of the world’s most innovative beauty,... Source: RealWire

Elemis focus on personalized customer experiences to differentiate online

Skincare brand see personalization drive 7.02% uplift in RPV with just one experience [LONDON - 7 NOVEMBER 2018] - Elemis, the number one luxury British skincare brand, have renewed their partnership with Qubit and continue to make the customer experience through personalization a top priority for future growth. They have been working with Qubit since 2016 to bring data-driven customer experiences to their onsite visitors - powering the purchase journey for both new and returning... Source: RealWire

Nosto and Function18 score hole in one at Direct Commerce Innovator Awards

The success of Nosto’s AI-powered personalisation solution for leading golf apparel retailer Function18.com has been recognised at the 2018 Direct Commerce Innovator Awards, winning in the category for best CRM, Data, Targeting & Personalisation at the prestigious awards.Thanks to Nosto, Function18, which sells golf clothing from top sports brands such as Nike and Adidas, has seen an 18% increase in average order values while doubling page views and time-on-site with new AI-powered personalisation technology. On... Source: RealWire

Star Micronics takes remote PC-free Cloud Printing to a new level with low cost, versatile CloudPRNT™ technology available on compact and intelligent mC-Print™ Series

High Wycombe, UK, 1 November 2018 International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics announces that its unique mC-Print™ series offers Star CloudPRNT™ technology for remote PC-free printing of receipts and tickets directly from a web server to Star mC-Print2 or mC-Print3 printers located anywhere in the world. Ideal for applications across retail and hospitality including Click & Collect in-store orders, event ticketing and online food ordering, etc. mC-Print offers a low cost, compact and versatile Cloud... Source: RealWire

2018 Unisys Security Index™: Identity Theft Top Concern for UK Citizens, Social Media Exploitation Fuelling Fear Amongst Millennials

Leading security barometer from Unisys – the only recurring snapshot of security concerns conducted globally – shows that UK citizens fear identity theft over other security concerns such as national security London, UK. October 24, 2018 – The 2018 Unisys Security Index™, a leading security barometer which surveys over 1,000 UK citizens, has revealed identity theft as the top worry for UK citizens, with 56 percent of respondent registering that they were very or extremely... Source: RealWire

New Searchmetrics study: Google now wants brands to get niche-specific

Google ranking factors study highlights big variations in search strategies for different niches − from ‘weight loss’ to ‘furniture’ and ‘financial planning’San Mateo, October 17, 2018 ‒ Brands’ organic search strategies on Google should now be tightly tailored to the niche they operate in, according to the latest research by Searchmetrics. That’s because Google’s use of technologies such as AI and machine-learning are helping it pin-point, more clearly than ever, the specific factors that satisfy... Source: RealWire

UK customers now contact brands nearly half a billion times every month, costing organisations £1.227 billion

Research finds consumers happy to adopt automated channels such as Alexa-style voice assistants, self-service and chatbotsReading, UK, 10 October 2018 – New research highlights the growing volume of consumer queries that UK brands now need to handle, and the increasing cost this imposes on companies. The average UK consumer now contacts organisations nine times per month, according to research undertaken as part of the 2018 Eptica Customer Experience Automation Study. Across the adult population this... Source: RealWire

New Whitepaper Helps European Postal and Logistics Industry Address Growth Pressures

A new whitepaper designed to help the European Postal and Logistics industry address the challenges of “last mile” delivery through the use of technology has been published today by rugged mobile device manufacturer Panasonic Toughbook and Zetes, an innovative technology company helping businesses achieve agility, visibility and traceability across their end-to-end connected supply chain. With the explosion of ecommerce, the pressures on the postal and logistics industry and its workforce are increasing. Online sales across... Source: RealWire

'Time to get ahead of the returns game' says B-Stock

‘It’s time to start thinking seriously about the return value in consumer electronics’.That’s the message from returns and overstock specialists B-Stock as the annual flurry of video games released for Autumn and Christmas takes place. Ben Whitaker, Director EMEA at B-Stock, suggests that looking into the value of such products could well be a way to invigorate retailers, both those based in traditional brick and mortar stores and those using eCommerce platforms.Whitaker said: “A stark... Source: RealWire

Nosto and Knomo bag AI and personalisation wins at the eCommerce Awards for Excellence

Nosto’s AI-powered personalisation solution for bag and tech accessories retail brand Knomo has been recognised as a double-winner in the eCommerce Awards for Excellence 2018. It was honoured with both the ‘Best use of AI’ and ‘Best use of Personalisation’ awards at the annual online retail industry event. The winning solution, which was implemented in partnership with the ecommerce team at Knomo, relies on Nosto’s AI analysing visitors’ online behaviour to personalise the shopping experience.... Source: RealWire

Waitrose & Partners launches two-hour delivery trial

Supermarket partners with On the dot to offer customers two-hour and same-day deliveriesLONDON, 19th September 2018 – From today, Waitrose & Partners customers can have their food and drink delivered straight to their door within two hours or on the same day for the first time as part of a new trial.The supermarket has teamed up with On the dot, the last mile retail delivery startup*, to launch ‘Waitrose Rapid Delivery’ in selected London postcodes... Source: RealWire

Digital Marketing & eCommerce M&A volumes and values rebound in the fight for consumer attention and spend

London, UK - 7 September 2018 - As Amazon hits a trillion dollar valuation, Hampleton Partners’ latest M&A Market Reports on e-Commerce and Digital Marketing reveal that the number of deals in both sectors is rebounding after the slowdown which started in Q2 2017. Associated transaction values are rocketing to the near record-peaks achieved in Q4 2015. This rebound is emblematic of established retailers and online players buying-out competitors or snapping-up individual online retail niches... Source: RealWire

New AI-based ecommerce personalisation tech helps golf retailer increase online order values by 18%

Function18 doubles on-site engagement and makes visitors 1.3x more likely to buy with newly launched Nosto technology that delivers a ‘personalised store to every customer’Function18.com, which sells golf clothing from top sports brands such as Nike and Adidas, has seen an 18% increase in average order values while doubling page views and time-on-site with new AI-powered personalisation technology from Nosto. The newly launched technology can automatically personalise every element on a retail site from the... Source: RealWire

First ever multi-million-dollar artwork tokenised and sold on blockchain

Warhol painting successfully raises funds using smart contracts and cryptocurrencies.05 September 2018 - LONDON: For the first time ever, a multi-million dollar tokenised artwork, Andy Warhol’s 14 Small Electric Chairs (1980), has been sold to qualified participants on Maecenas, an art investment platform built on blockchain, in the private beta launch of the platform. Facilitated in partnership with London-based Dadiani Syndicate, a fine art gallery, the cryptocurrency auction attracted over 800 sign-ups within weeks, several... Source: RealWire

Luxury brand Diane von Furstenberg attributes 11% of revenue being driven by personalization

After online overhaul, Qubit Pro and Qubit Aura used to create seamless multi-channel visitor journeys[NEW YORK - 23 AUGUST 2018] - Using the Qubit Pro personalization platform and Qubit Aura, the product discovery solution for mobile web, Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) has been able to leverage Qubit’s proprietary machine learning technology to create in-the-moment experiences - serving the right message, offer or product in the right place and at the right time, increasing brand engagement... Source: RealWire