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.
Successful business managers run their businesses like how a captain steers his ship. They need real-time information fed to them, so that he can steer the business across calm or rough waters, avoiding obstacles.
MasterCard and Visa recently formed a new cross-industry group that would focus on strengthening payment system security.
The new group will initially focus on the adoption of EMV chip technology in the United States and on addressing other security-related topics, including tokenization, point-to-point encryption and broader needs of the region.
NIKE Inc., through its strategic partnerships team, has taken a minority investment in US-based start-up Reflektion, an innovator in online retail predictive analytics.
Christiana Shi, NIKE's President of Direct to Consumer, said Reflektion’s technology offers potential personalization capabilities to further enhancs consumers’ online experienc.
The company expects its e-commerce business to be one of its biggest drivers of revenue growth in coming years, with Nike.com revenues expected to grow four-fold by the end of fiscal year 2017.
In partnership with technology entrepreneur Stuart Marks, UK department store John Lewis is set to launch its first ever technology incubator this year.
The goal of the project, called JLAB, is develop technology innovations that will provide the retailer with future strategic advantage with customers' needs.
Customer engagement solutions provider Emarsys on 20 February launched Emarsys Predict, an integrated cross-channel recommendation engine, in Asia. This self-learning marketing engine intelligently creates unique and individually relevant recommendations based on online behaviour analysis and predictive technology.
The blurring lines between channels - stores, Web, mobile - allow retailers to offer shopping experiences to customers where and when they want it across devices or platforms.
The latest version of Oracle Retail seeks to enable retailers to offer more of this 'commerce anywhere' with improved efficiency.
CP ALL Public Company Limited (CP ALL), the Bangkok-based operator of 7-Eleven stores, is deploying the nex-generation point-of-sale (POS) terminals.
The company has approximately 7, 500 7-Eleven stores in Thailand, and is planning to increase that number to 10,000 stores by 2018. Each store will be equipped with two or three POS terminals from NEC Corp.
Tesco is working with IBM in developing a mobile application that will help retailers arrange products on store shelves better.
Scientists at IBM’s Research lab in Haifa, Israel developed the application based on IBM’s Augmented Reality Shopping Advisor.
Shortly before the start of 2013, numerous surveys have begun speculating e-commerce trends for the year. Online retailers were told to look out for three key trends − deliver a personal touch; curate their commerce; and integrate their business with mobile commerce.