IBM latest data shows that over half of all the online retail traffic is coming from mobile devices. More shoppers than ever before take to their smartphones to do their shopping and it has never been more important for retailers to offer a truly seamless multi-channel experience across online, mobile and the high street. (more…)
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The new allergens labelling law came into effect on the 13th December 2014. It requires retailers to clearly label food products at the shelf edge and display any ingredients which might trigger consumers’ allergies. As new laws come in, technology is on hand to provide solutions, along with time and cost savings, for retailers. (more…)
The UK’s leading retailers share predictions on the top key e-commerce milestones for 2015.
- Beacon Technology
This technology enables retailers to communicate directly with customers whilst they are close to or instore. Shoppers are sent messages and alerts about offers, product details and information that is relevant to the store in which they are shopping, or they are enticed to shop in a nearby store. (more…)
Digital watermarks are imperceptible patterns embedded into printed or recorded material. Devices with more sensitive “eyes and ears,” like smartphones, can detect the unique ID within the pattern and link the item to the Internet — like a QR code.
The watermarks are hidden within printed material, like product packaging or photographs, and don’t take up space the way a QR or bar code does. (more…)
An iBeacon is a wireless technology which uses Bluetooth low energy to create a new way of providing location-based information and services to iPhones, Androids (4.3) and other apple iOS devices. The beacons are small Bluetooth transmitters, and apps can track the signal transmitted and respond. IBeacons have the potential to change the cash and […]
It is estimated that 95% of UK consumers will plan to use click and collect this Christmas to avoid expensive delivery costs and the inconvenience of not having to wait in all day for a delivery. For retailers there is an increased footfall, as studies have found that 40% of consumers are proven to pick up something extra in store whilst collecting their click and collect order. (more…)
The new allergens labelling law came into effect on the 13th December 2014
What is it all about?
With the new food law, all food providers serving unpackaged food or food that is packaged on site for immediate consumption, will have to supply details of the menu items that contain the EU Top 14 allergens within the dishes they serve. (more…)
With multi-channel shopping now the norm and shoppers more concerned by brands and products than how they buy them retail businesses are having to review processes and operating models in order to survive and prosper in the new multi-channel world. (more…)