Technology

Amazon drones' new rival: Deutsche Post DHL

Source: 
CNBC

Like Amazon, Deutsche Post DHL has been trialing unmanned aircraft to deliver packages to your front door. The biggest obstacle to delivery is governments, the group's CEO says.

Kuehne + Nagel sets new standard in airfreight with e-commerce solution

Recognizing the increasing trend towards the use of e-commerce solutions, Kuehne + Nagel launched a new integrated web application for quotations, booking and tracking services.

Currently, the company said quotation and booking processes in the airfreight industry are mainly handled via email or phone. Kuehne + Nagel's new solution, KN FreightNet, customers can obtain quotes for export and import shipments online within seconds and are able to place their orders directly.

India's BuildaBazaar launches online app store for merchants

Source: 
The Hindu Business Line

Online retail technology enabler platform BuildaBazaar on Monday announced the launch of its third party application store, offering one-stop solution to merchants to select from various classified application categories. These categories include feedback, payment gateway solution, surveys, launch and campaign, analytics, reports, customer engagement and selling. 

Malaysia's MPP releases Hicard shopping app

Source: 
Jakarta Globe

Malaysian retailer Matahari Putra Prima (MPP) has launched Hicard mobile, an application developed by London-based e-commerce service provider Powa Technologies, in an effort to capitalize on the rapidly growing number of mobile phone users in the world's fourth most populous nation.

Inditex unveils RFID technology for garment identification

Fashion retail group Inditex unveiled a new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for sales management that will power its stores.

New payment solutions to support Myanmar's tourism sector

Southeast Asian payment solutions provider 2C2P and Myanmar’s online solutions provider Creative Web Studio are collaboration to deliver integrated payment solutions in Myanmar.

Woolworths stores suffer computer glitch

Source: 
The Sydney Morning Herald Online

Woolworths is scrambling to find the cause of a computer glitch that reportedly allowed some customers to scan goods for free.

The retail giant confirmed its registers were affected by a computer problem late on Thursday afternoon.

A spokeswoman said the company was still investigating what had happened, and was unable to confirm reports that items under AUD10 (USD9) were scanning for free.
 

Beacons and augmented reality: Retail's future

Source: 
CNBC

Contactless payments, click and collect and 3D printing are just some examples of how the retail industry is embracing the latest technology in the hope of stopping the decline of traditional bricks-and-mortar stores.

In December 2013, nearly 20 percent of non-food items in the United Kingdom were bought online, according to the British Retail Consortium. In the United States, meanwhile, suburban shopping malls are fast becoming relics, reminders of a bygone era when consumers shopped on foot and paid with cash.

AsiaPay integrates payment gateway with MICROS

ePayment service provider AsiaPay and technology company MICROS Systems, Inc. recently launched an integrated platform for the hospitality and retail industries.

Honeywell celebrates 40th year of the barcode

Forty years ago, a 10-pack Wrigley’s gum was scanned and purchased at a Marsh Supermarket in Ohio, using what is now used 5 billion times every day: the Universal Product Code (UPC) barcode.

In honor of this special occasion, Honeywell is celebrating the anniversary this month and the role it has played in barcode and scanning innovation over the decades.

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