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Ultima Displays introduces Modulate™ – its most versatile display stand to date

Innovative and adaptable: Modulate™ provides an attention-grabbing solution for any scenarioCorby, UK, 9 January 2019 – Modulate™ – a brand new, reconfigurable, multi-purpose range of tubular frames designed to increase the flexibility of display stands – is the latest innovation to be launched by Ultima Displays, Europe’s leading one-stop solutions and hardware provider.Combining the best features of two of Ultima Displays’ most renowned and successful product lines, Formulate and Modular Vector, Modulate™ consists of a... Source: RealWire

Veea launches VeeaHub Smart Store™ designed for retail applications and solutions

New Hub Expands Internet Connectivity through a Single DeviceNEW YORK, NY & BATH, UK – December 17, 2018 Veea Inc., a leading edge company in smart products and applications, announced today the availability of VeeaHub Smart Store. The VeeaHub Smart Store is a complete hardware and software solution, replacing existing WiFi access points and other on-premise point solutions, through a single convergence device. The VeeaHub Smart Store is part of a series of edge connecting... Source: RealWire

OKI Europe boosts performance for ColorPainter users with launch of Media Profiles platform

Over 14,000 free-to-access media profiles are now available for OKI ColorPainter users, saving them time and costs, while optimising the match between printer and material Egham, 21 November 2018 - OKI Europe has launched a dedicated database for ColorPainter users with over 14,000 media profiles, giving registered users fast, free access to accurate media and colour management settings and unlocking new revenue opportunities for graphic arts businesses and creative organisations.Developed by OKI in conjunction with... Source: RealWire

Avius Signs Deal with Iconic US Department Store Chain

Avius customer feedback will help drive retail sales this ChristmasLondon, 19th November, 2018: Avius (avius.com), a UK tech company that provides insights to improve customer satisfaction, today announced the launch of its customer experience feedback solution with one of the USA’s most iconic premium department store chains.Avius has installed its survey kiosks in the store’s changing rooms to collect unique customer insights that are used to improve overall customer experience. Such tech has already enabled... 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

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

BIXOLON Showcases a Range of Unique Logistics Printing Solutions at SiTL 2019

SiTL (26th – 28th March, Paris France) – BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a global leading Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer will be partnering with CipherLab in Hall 1, stand C39 to demonstrate its comprehensive range of Transport, Logistics and Warehouse printing solutions. Demonstrating the role label printing technology plays in the logistics automatic identification, tracking and shipping process, BIXOLON will be showcasing a range of desktop labelling solutions. Including the SLP-TX400 4-inch (116mm) barcode label... Source: RealWire

BIXOLON Launches SPP-L310 Mobile Label Printer to the European Market

Adding the Compact 3-inch Label Printer to its Expanding Mobile Receipt and Label Printer PortfolioBIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the SPP-L310 3-inch (80mm) mid-range mobile label printer to its comprehensive Auto-ID printing line-up. Ideal for use in inventory management, omni-channel fulfilment, logistics shipping and reverse logistics, food labelling, retail tagging and more due to its ergonomic design... Source: RealWire

BIXOLON collaborates with Miura to launch SPP-A200 2-inch mobile printer for the M020

BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, has launched the SPP-A200 – a thermal mobile printer which brings flexible terminal printing to the Miura M020 Pin Entry Device, one of the world’s leading payment solution devices.The M020 allows merchants of all sizes to take payments on the move, from in-store queue busting to alfresco dining and field work applications. With the launch of the new SPP-A200, the M020 can now... Source: RealWire

SML RFID Named in the EECC's UHF RFID Transponder Benchmark Report

19th February 2019: SML RFID, the leading full-service RFID solution provider has been named in European EPC Competence Center’s (EECC) latest annual report - UHF RFID Transponder Benchmark (UTPS) for its GB3U8; a small-form, high-performance inlay aimed at omnichannel retailers. The inlay has been featured in the report which includes an extensive list of RFID inlays and worldwide standard in the measurement of RFID transponders. The EECC’s report aims to help retailers determine which RFID... Source: RealWire

Star Micronics demonstrates latest Cloud and Tablet POS Solutions with 4 Software partners at EuroCIS 2019

High Wycombe, UK, 18 February 2019 At EuroCIS 2019 (19 - 21 February, Messe Düsseldorf, Germany), international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics announces that it will be demonstrating its latest Cloud and Tablet POS solutions with 4 software partners on Stand 9 / A14. These partners provide a range of solutions for retail, hospitality and payment. Star’s success with a large number of software partners has been achieved by developing excellent SDK’s that allow its... Source: RealWire

Star Micronics demonstrates its latest Cloud-based Tablet POS Printing Solutions at EuroCIS 2019

High Wycombe, UK, 14 February 2019 - At EuroCIS 2019 (19 - 21 February, Messe Düsseldorf, Germany), Star Micronics will be demonstrating the future of POS connectivity with pioneering solutions from leading software partners bitbakers (Flour.io), INVENTORUM, iZettle and Posmatic on Stand 9/A14. Star is widely acknowledged as the leading hardware innovator in the move from more expensive traditional POS terminals to Cloud connected tablet POS featuring lower cost hardware that can be mobile or... Source: RealWire

BIXOLON Showcases a Range of Unique Logistics Printing Solutions at LogiMAT 2019

LogiMAT (19th – 21st February, Stuttgart Germany) – BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a global leading Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer demonstrating its latest range of printing solutions for the Transport, Logistics and Warehouse market on stand 6F12 at LogiMAT 2019. Understanding the role label printing technology plays in the automatic identification and tracking throughout all areas of the logistics industry, BIXOLON will be demonstrating the SRP-S300 3-inch (80mm) linerless label printer with Taken Sensor™ and... Source: RealWire

Join BIXOLON at EuroCIS 2019 to Explore the Latest Innovations in Receipt, Ticket and Label Printing

Showcasing an extensive portfolio of dynamic printing solutions for any applicationEuroCIS (19th – 21st February, Düsseldorf, Germany) – BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a global leading Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer will be encouraging visitors to the BIXOLON stand 9D32 at EuroCIS 2019. Showcasing a range of innovative printing solutions that can easily be upgraded as your system evolves. From complex omni-channel retail systems to simple pop-up ticketing setups, delivery labelling or kiosk applications BIXOLON’s experience... Source: RealWire

Amplience partners with QUIZ to improve customer experience and campaign velocity

The Scottish based fast-fashion brand will use the Amplience platform to deliver agile, on-trend campaigns and seamlessly served contentLondon, UK, 13 February 2019 – Amplience, the leading Content Management Solutions provider, announces it will be working with fast-fashion retailer QUIZ to deliver a mobile optimized shopping experience. With 30 per cent of sales now online, online is the fastest growing part of the QUIZ business. Following rapid growth in mobile traffic over the past few... Source: RealWire

B-Stock at E-commerce Berlin Expo: “utilising technology and data are key to combatting the cost of soaring returns”

The growth of ecommerce and high return rates go hand in hand with one out of every three online purchases being returned. According to CBRE, 30% of online purchases were sent back last year with ecommerce returns expected to rise 15% year on year. The sheer volume of returns is overwhelming and accordingly, retailers and distribution centres around Europe are facing an urgent logistical challenge, one that B-Stock says can be solved by leveraging the... Source: RealWire

Study: Social media has the least influence on retail technology purchases

Research from CCgroup reveals the biggest influences on technology vendor selection by major UK retailersLondon, 6th February 2019 – Insight driven Tech PR Agency, CCgroup, today released the findings of its primary research study “How to influence retail technology buyers”. The results, collected from over 30 tier one (turnover above £500m) and tier two (turnover between £30-£500m) UK retailers, identified the information most important to decisionmakers when longlisting, shortlisting and purchasing from a potential technology... Source: RealWire

New global data suggests online fashion shoppers now spend more on mobile than desktop: 46% v 44%

… but fashion retailers must find a way to convince ‘impatient’ mobile visitors to make purchases in 30% less time per visit New research suggests that online fashion shoppers globally now spend more on mobile than desktop: 46% v 44%[1]. But with each visitor spending nearly 30% less time on a site when they come via mobile than they do on desktop, retailers face the key challenge of optimising the mobile experience so shoppers can... Source: RealWire

Augmented Reality in PR and Marketing

Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the trends of the year. With the right app, companies can introduce their target groups to their content in a playful manner. news aktuell spoke with Cathy Hackl about potential areas of use in PR and Marketing. The expert of new realities explains what AR has to do with Storyliving and Storydoing and why the usage of AR doesn't have to constrain the marketing budget. news aktuell: What concrete... Source: RealWire

L’OCCITANE launches ‘Ship From Store’ same day delivery across the UK

French beauty retailer partners with On the dot for faster deliveries than Amazon UK, London, 23rd January 2019 — On the dot today announced that the leading natural cosmetics manufacturer and retailer, L'OCCITANE, has selected the last mile retail delivery startup as its partner for its same day delivery service proposition ‘Ship From Store’ across the UK.The service has launched in London and, with plans to extend across the remaining 86 UK stores in early... Source: RealWire

Fashion shoppers 44% more likely to make a purchase from Woodhouse Clothing thanks to new AI-powered personalisation

UK men’s fashion retailer reaps benefits from using Nosto’s artificial intelligence to personalise web and email experiencesThe introduction of AI-based personalisation means shoppers who visit men’s online fashion retailer, Woodhouse Clothing, are now 44% more likely to make a purchase. The new technology, which works across both mobile and desktop, is also helping to increase the retailer’s average order value, which is up 7%.Woodhouse has implemented personalisation technology from Nosto which uses advanced AI machine... Source: RealWire

E-tailers say offline peers should also come under draft e-commerce policy

Attended by representatives of Amazon India, MakeMyTrip, Paytm, Snapdeal, Netflix and others, the industry executives have suggested to the government saying current draft should be split in two broad parts--commerce and data separately, people present in today's meeting said.

Startups mop up $7 bn from PEs, VCs in 2018

The report covers sectors such as travel and hospitality, edutech, payments and wallets, fintech and healthtech, among others, as part of the e-commerce and consumer internet segment.

Alibaba invests $693 mln for stake in Chinese courier STO Express

Shares in STO Express shot up when trading opened and immediately hit the upper 10 percent limit on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, according to Refinitiv data.

Amazon drops products from its desi Global Store

Indian consumers will find it hard to buy goods from the US directly via Amazon’s Global Store in India because of the recent FDI norms for online retailers

VCs click on smaller, niche e-tailers

VC firms like SAIF Partners, Sequoia Capital India and Matrix Partners India are making about half a dozen early bets on a new set of e-commerce companies

Amazon lifts restriction on sellers criticized as anti-competitive: Source

Amazon had enforced its policy in the past by threatening to remove merchants who violated the contract clause

Snapdeal, Shopclues, others form lobby group

The founding members also include digital-first fashion brands like Bewakoof, Breya and Rustorange.

Telcos ask etailers to stop sale of signal boosters

COAI has noted that the specifications of boosters and repeaters sold online claim that these devices enhance signals across the 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2300 MHz licensed spectrum bands.

Average ecomm salary hikes set to go down in 2019

Compensation experts Aon, Willis Towers Watson and Mercer estimate average hikes at India’s ecommerce and startup companies in 2019 to be between 9.5 and 11.5%

Flipkart's biggest backer Lee Fixel to quit Tiger Global after 13 years

Lee Fixel, who joined Tiger Global in 2006, will invest his own money and "may start an investment firm in the future,"

Sonia Dhawan gets bail in PayTm case; Court says don't pressurise witnesses

Dhawan pleaded that the other two co-accused say Roopak Jain and Devendra Kumar have already been given bail.

Draft e-commerce policy will wreak havoc on Indian startups

The policy will end up harming startups, raising market entry barriers and preventing them from innovation.

Lee Fixel to leave Tiger Global, set to hunt alone in India and beyond

Lee Fixel was the most important investor in Flipkart, working through close aide Kalyan Krishnamurthy.

Enforcement Directorate probing if Amazon, Flipkart violated foreign exchange law, High Court told

Investigation has been initiated against e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart for alleged violation of foreign exchange law, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Monday informed the Delhi High Court.

Amazon's second headquarters clears blocks in Virginia funding vote

Amazon in February abruptly scrapped plans to build part of its second headquarters in the New York borough of Queens after opposition from local leaders angered by incentives promised by state and city politicians.

Did American tabloid pay $200K to Lauren Sanchez's brother for private Jeff Bezos texts?

Bezos has said AMI threatened to publish explicit photos of him unless he stopped investigating.

Instagram moves into e-commerce with shopping button

"We're introducing Checkout on Instagram," the Silicon Valley based division of Facebook said in an online post.

Robots help Flipkart sort packages to streamline supply chain

The robots, dubbed automated guided vehicles (AGVs), pick products from a conveyor belt, scan them and then drop them down a chute that’s assigned to a particular pin code.

PhonePe unveils Rs 500 crore marketing push, its largest yet

PhonePe will be one of the broadcast co-sponsors of the Indian Premier League (IPL), for which it has spent over Rs 100 crore. It has also roped in actor Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador.

Amazon to introduce mobile ads, in a threat to Google, FB

Amazon has hit on a new way to grab a chunk of the $129 billion digital advertising market now dominated by Google and Facebook: sell video spots on the e-commerce giant’s smartphone shopping app.

Facebook and web lead the way for UK customer experience - email and Twitter lag behind

New Eptica study finds 89% of consumers will switch brands if trust breaks down Reading, UK, 21 March 2019 – UK brands are undermining consumer trust and risking revenues by failing to deliver consistent, multichannel customer service, according to the 2019 Eptica Digital Trust Study. While brands answered 69% of all routine queries via the web, email, Facebook and Twitter, this masked wide gaps between different brands, sectors and channels. For example, a bank took... Source: RealWire

Ecommerce and digital marketing companies battle for the digital consumer in 'an Amazon world'

E-commerce M&A value up by $20 billion 2018 vs. 2017Digital marketing M&A total value achieved $11 billion in 2H2018, more than double first half valueLondon, UK – 28 February 2019. The latest E-Commerce and Digital Marketing M&A Market Reports from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, Hampleton Partners, reveal that 2018 recorded a $20 billion increase in disclosed e-commerce M&A value compared to 2017, boosted by mega-deals such as Walmart’s ambitious $16 billion purchase of... Source: RealWire

Star Micronics demonstrates latest Cloud and Tablet POS Solutions with 4 Software partners at EuroCIS 2019

High Wycombe, UK, 18 February 2019 At EuroCIS 2019 (19 - 21 February, Messe Düsseldorf, Germany), international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics announces that it will be demonstrating its latest Cloud and Tablet POS solutions with 4 software partners on Stand 9 / A14. These partners provide a range of solutions for retail, hospitality and payment. Star’s success with a large number of software partners has been achieved by developing excellent SDK’s that allow its... Source: RealWire

Amplience partners with QUIZ to improve customer experience and campaign velocity

The Scottish based fast-fashion brand will use the Amplience platform to deliver agile, on-trend campaigns and seamlessly served contentLondon, UK, 13 February 2019 – Amplience, the leading Content Management Solutions provider, announces it will be working with fast-fashion retailer QUIZ to deliver a mobile optimized shopping experience. With 30 per cent of sales now online, online is the fastest growing part of the QUIZ business. Following rapid growth in mobile traffic over the past few... Source: RealWire

B-Stock at E-commerce Berlin Expo: “utilising technology and data are key to combatting the cost of soaring returns”

The growth of ecommerce and high return rates go hand in hand with one out of every three online purchases being returned. According to CBRE, 30% of online purchases were sent back last year with ecommerce returns expected to rise 15% year on year. The sheer volume of returns is overwhelming and accordingly, retailers and distribution centres around Europe are facing an urgent logistical challenge, one that B-Stock says can be solved by leveraging the... Source: RealWire

Study: Social media has the least influence on retail technology purchases

Research from CCgroup reveals the biggest influences on technology vendor selection by major UK retailersLondon, 6th February 2019 – Insight driven Tech PR Agency, CCgroup, today released the findings of its primary research study “How to influence retail technology buyers”. The results, collected from over 30 tier one (turnover above £500m) and tier two (turnover between £30-£500m) UK retailers, identified the information most important to decisionmakers when longlisting, shortlisting and purchasing from a potential technology... Source: RealWire

New global data suggests online fashion shoppers now spend more on mobile than desktop: 46% v 44%

… but fashion retailers must find a way to convince ‘impatient’ mobile visitors to make purchases in 30% less time per visit New research suggests that online fashion shoppers globally now spend more on mobile than desktop: 46% v 44%[1]. But with each visitor spending nearly 30% less time on a site when they come via mobile than they do on desktop, retailers face the key challenge of optimising the mobile experience so shoppers can... Source: RealWire

Augmented Reality in PR and Marketing

Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the trends of the year. With the right app, companies can introduce their target groups to their content in a playful manner. news aktuell spoke with Cathy Hackl about potential areas of use in PR and Marketing. The expert of new realities explains what AR has to do with Storyliving and Storydoing and why the usage of AR doesn't have to constrain the marketing budget. news aktuell: What concrete... Source: RealWire

L’OCCITANE launches ‘Ship From Store’ same day delivery across the UK

French beauty retailer partners with On the dot for faster deliveries than Amazon UK, London, 23rd January 2019 — On the dot today announced that the leading natural cosmetics manufacturer and retailer, L'OCCITANE, has selected the last mile retail delivery startup as its partner for its same day delivery service proposition ‘Ship From Store’ across the UK.The service has launched in London and, with plans to extend across the remaining 86 UK stores in early... Source: RealWire

Fashion shoppers 44% more likely to make a purchase from Woodhouse Clothing thanks to new AI-powered personalisation

UK men’s fashion retailer reaps benefits from using Nosto’s artificial intelligence to personalise web and email experiencesThe introduction of AI-based personalisation means shoppers who visit men’s online fashion retailer, Woodhouse Clothing, are now 44% more likely to make a purchase. The new technology, which works across both mobile and desktop, is also helping to increase the retailer’s average order value, which is up 7%.Woodhouse has implemented personalisation technology from Nosto which uses advanced AI machine... Source: RealWire

Qubit Data and Consumer Survey Reveal US Holiday Shopping Peak Periods are Getting Longer Each Year

Research also shows nearly 68 percent of consumers are comfortable sharing preferences with brands to receive a more personalized experience [LONDON and New York – December 13, 2018] -- Qubit, a leader in marketing personalization technology, today announced findings from its platform data on consumer holiday shopping behavior, along with a new consumer survey. Qubit analyzed internal data from 10 days prior to Black Friday through Cyber Monday over the past three years. The 2018... Source: RealWire

On the dot appoints International Director to drive global expansion plans

Former Amazon Director to lead company’s global go-to-market strategy, starting with the United StatesLONDON, 12th December 2018: On the dot, the machine learning-driven last mile delivery start-up, and part of the CitySprint Group, has announced it has appointed Thorsten Runge as its International Director. Thorsten will drive the company’s global strategy to help retailers expand and compete on an international scale, starting with the US market. Thorsten brings years of experience having led Amazon and... Source: RealWire

Searchmetrics Google Shopping Study Reveals “Fake” Competition for Ads

Following a record EU penalty, Google had to revamp its Shopping service and create more competition. Now, 32 percent of ads come from external Comparison Shopping Services (CSS). However, traditional product and price comparison portals only provide 9 per cent of the total ads. With marketing agencies occupying 23 per cent of the market, this calls into question the kind of competition that exists for ads appearing within Google Shopping.San Mateo, December 05, 2018 ‒... Source: RealWire

Bloom & Wild powers same day delivery across London with On the dot

UK’s favourite online florist teams up with On the dot to help business bloom LONDON, 29th November 2018—On the dot, the last mile retail delivery startup, today announces that the UK’s second fastest growing business, Bloom & Wild, has selected them as their partner for their same day delivery service proposition across London.VC-backed mobile and online florist, Bloom & Wild, which employs a growing team from their HQ in Vauxhall, London and operates across the... Source: RealWire

New Study: Mobile Phones Are Driving 56% of Festive Online Fashion Sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 were 36% Bigger for Online Fashion Retail than 2017 New Nosto Research Reveals Consumers are growing more comfortable buying fashion items on their phones reveals new Black Friday and Cyber Monday data from AI-powered retail personalisation platform, Nosto. And for fashion retailers, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 were 36% bigger than last year. Nosto’s analysis of millions of visits to fashion sites globally suggests mobile accounted for 71%... Source: RealWire