Amazon drones' new rival: Deutsche Post DHL


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.

Korea's eyewear retail chain implements cloud-based ERP system

Korea's largest eyewear retail chain, Davich Optical Chain Store, is implementing a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to aid its expansion strategy and improve internal information management processes.

Founded in 1986, Davich Optical has 170 branches across the country and is planning to expand its operations in the overseas markets, especially in the US. The plan calls for developing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help improve its business operations, meet regulatory requirements, and offer better customer service.

Amazon preps a challenge to Google

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Amazon aims to challenge Google's dominance of the online ad market, developing its own software for placing ads online that could leverage its knowledge of Web shoppers.

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Easycard partnership expected to boost FamilyMart: Morgan Stanley


FamilyMart, Taiwan's second-largest convenience store chain, is expected to benefit from its partnership with contactless smart card system operator EasyCard Corp. to launch a rewards point system, according to financial services firm Morgan Stanley.


Walmart's co-branded card with MasterCard big on security features

Walmart is among the first retailers to implement chip technology as a more secure payment means for cardholders. In June, Sam’s Club also introduced a chip-enabled MasterCard. Both cards prompt customers not to swipe but to insert and briefly leave the card in the payment terminal.

TradeGecko integrates solutions with Amazon Marketplace

Inventory and supply chain management platform TradeGecko  has integrated its cloud-based inventory management tools with Amazon.

China's DHgate partners with MasterPass for secure, fast checkout

DHgate, a B2B e-commerce platform in China, has integrated MasterPass in its global digital service to enable a simplified online payment, becoming the first merchant in China to go live with service.

Singapore mall trials Beacon-based indoor positioning technology

Singapore shopping mall 313@somerset has its eyes set on Beacon-based Indoor Positioning, the latest in retail innovation that enable shoppers to receive hyper-targeted messages, deals and other content based on their proximity inside the mall.

As a forerunner in the adoption of new and emerging technologies, 313@somerset is going to be the first commercial outlet in Singapore to test the potential of Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) Beacons for retailers. launches Direct Access on Tencent's Mobile QQ Inc. recently introduced Direct Access on Tencent's Mobile QQ, a popular social communications platform in China.

"Direct Mobile QQ access will help to increase consumer awareness of's authentic products and outstanding last-mile delivery network, and support our strong growth in key target markets," said Haoyu Shen, CEO of JD Mall,

IT system upgrade causes disruptions in Jollibee operations


Constraints in the supply chain and sales order due to a new information technology (IT) system have prompted fastfood giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) to close several stores across its different brands.

JFC aims to restore the availability of all its products to normal levels and re-open stores in the coming days, the company said in a disclosure.

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