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AR, VR ready to roll out and revolutionise retail - GlobalData
AR and VR technologies are reshaping the retail landscape by improving customer experience both in-store and online.
Amazon vs. consumers on the Aussie shutout
Amazon announced that due to GST regulation they will no longer be shipping from the US to Australia. Its comment and the consumer perspective inside.
Court rules retail chain must pay employees for all hours worked
Smiths City Group had been refusing to pay employees for the ‘optional’ pre-work meeting for years, but has finally been called out in court.
Online retail giant’s Australia launch shakes local market
“The company's top competitors have all dramatically increased their advertising budgets."
NZ Government clamps down on GST for overseas goods retailers
From October 1, 2019, overseas websites selling into the New Zealand market will have to register for GST, just like any Kiwi company.
Vend brings buy now, pay later solution to Kiwi SMBs
Afterpay allows customers to buy in-store instantly, putting down a quarter of the cost and paying over four equal fortnightly instalments.
Global best practice & design come to new NetSuite eCommerce solution
Cloud based ERP vendor NetSuite has made significant changes to it's omnichannel solution.
Embracing retail on the edge: Why the retail sector needs to adopt edge computing
Retailers that embrace edge computing continue to innovate, create new customer experiences and the ones that do it right will thrive.
Retailers banding together to combat scammers
The National Retail Association are set to provide free crime prevention workshops for retailers as part of a move to create a crime-busting network.
5 retail technology predictions from Manhattan Associates
The trends include next-generation customer engagement, flexible checkouts and reimagined use of artificial intelligence.
Amazon and eBay pushing department stores to extinction
The new generation of tech-savvy shoppers prefer to shop with online platforms like Amazon and eBay that provide lower prices.
Amazonification of brick and mortar retailers: Why Aussie organisations must mobilise
Mobility is already mission critical in the retail space. Addressing it with a focus on integration will ensure you don't miss the mark.
Australian retailers set to face a tough market in 2018
"The Australian retail market has already seen a number of high-profile insolvencies from Dick Smith to Laura Ashley."
Vend finds Aus retail sales down by 7%
"So is that Amazon’s impact, or is it shoppers being more cautious with their cash? This year will be the telling."
VMware announces availability of Pulse IoT Center
VMware says they put the Pulse IoT Center through the paces of an extensive beta test with customers and partners going back to June 2017.
Aussie retailers using WeChat as a channel to Chinese consumers
DaigouSales.com allows Australian brands to sell directly into China via locally based Chinese WeChat users who buy on behalf of their friends.
Business guru shares retail tips ahead of Amazon’s arrival
“Retail isn’t about selling. Retail is the skill of creating a high-performance customer base who buy the product whether you’re there or not."
Five ways Aussie retail can survive the arrival of Amazon
“There’s no pushy salesperson trying to convince you to spend all your hard earned money – that’s not retail.”
Fonterra, Alibaba collaboration ushers in new era of retail experiences in China
Hema utilises the wealth of data it gathers from consumers to provide a tailored and personalised shopping experience for each customer.
Adobe announces innovations for retailers in Adobe Experience Cloud
It’s critical for retailers to deliver an exceptional, cohesive experience along the entire shopping journey.
Microsoft helps Australian company democratise new VR tech
“Think about the analytics – the retailer can say ‘what items are people selecting that they are not necessarily trying on?"
Survey reveals next three years to be crucial for IT in Aussie retail
More than half confided their company would need to adopt new technology within the next three years in order to evolve and stay competitive.
IoT: The evolution of brick and mortar retailers in the digital age
As with all new innovations, business leaders need to ensure they’re not investing in technology that doesn’t add value.
HPE says hybrid IT crucial for survival in retail – and how to implement it
Digital disruption is happening across industries around the world and HPE asserts none more so than retail - the tech giant discusses hybrid IT.