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Amazon Fresh

Amazon’s grocery delivery service Amazon Fresh is to launch in the UK this year. The e-commerce giant reportedly has plans and when the night tube weekend service officially begins operating and London edges closer to becoming a 24 hour city, it is understood that Amazon Fresh could arrive in the capital. (more…)

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Contactless payment may be made compulsory by 2020

By 2020 it is predicted every retailer may have to offer tap-and-go payments that could pave the way for the disappearance of the £5 “minimum spend” on cards in corner shops and pubs. This will mean all shops will have to install “contactless” terminals to continue taking card payments. Contactless payment is becoming increasingly popular, with more than £2bn spent using the system last year. (more…)

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Retailers Welcome Apple Pay

What is Apple Pay?

Apple Pay is a form of a digital wallet contactless payment technology as well as a new feature for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. It pulls your credit cards, debit cards, and other sensitive-payment data from the Passbook app, enabling you to use an iPhone 6 or Apple Watch as a wallet at store checkouts. (more…)

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Modernising the data supply chain with Data as a Service

Getting access to data at a speed has never been more important, however the data supply chain still has to catch up with demand

This is mainly because the passing of data is slow, data is passed hand to hand from IT operations to the teams that need it. The process for requesting and provisioning data is largely ad hoc. As a result of these systems large enterprises can take weeks or even months to get the data they need.


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The Evolution of Mobile in Retail

Mobile retailing is rising rapidly a quarter of all online sales in the UK take place via smartphone and tablets and by 2018 this figure will be much more. Mobile retailing demonstrates the effect that technology innovation is demanding of retailers. This year retailers have stepped up their efforts by incorporating mobile into other parts of the customer journey, including order fulfilment, payments, and loyalty.

Mobile payments aren’t just likely but are expected as more and more people have adopted smartphones. Mobile banking (deposits, bill pay, etc.) is becoming more ‘mainstream’ for consumers, particularly for online goods and services. Google, PayPal, Apple, and Starbucks are all offering new mobile payment capabilities to keep up with demand.  (more…)

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