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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.
Retailers, don’t be left in the dark by technology this Black Friday
Australian retailers face higher online cart abandonment than anywhere in the world.
OVO Mobile inks distribution deal with Australia Post
The deal follows OVO's arrival in 617 7-Eleven stores last week.
CASE STUDY: From constant downtime to seamless connectivity
This SMB retail store was experiencing many challenges with maintaining reliable and secure Internet connections before meeting Cradlepoint.
Zebra Technologies speeding up retail checkout times
Zebra’s MP7000 imager is loaded with features for faster-than-ever checkout in cashier-manned and self-checkout lanes.
The Amazon effect: Kiwi retailers spooked by commerce giants
“Domestic retailers have to pay GST and overseas retailers don’t, so there is effectively a cost disadvantage for local businesses.”
Alibaba to host Aus eCommerce Expo for SMBs eyeing China expansion
In a shift away from traditional seller exhibitions, the Expo will leveraging popular social influencers.
HP launches new POS system to re-energise retail
ElitePOS aims to modernise the traditional retail experience for brands with a fresh design, security and performance.
Oppo signs PB Tech deal as it ramps up NZ presence
PB Tech has inked a deal to provide Oppo phones in New Zealand as the Chinese smartphone vendor extends its local footprint.
Vend simplifies stock-take process with inventory scanning app
The retail point-of-sale provider aims to fill gap in the market for accessible and well-designed mobile inventory counter.
Sydney authentication provider to work with US National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Sydney-based cybersecurity firm TokenOne is now the first Australian company to be selected for a consortium project for the NCCoE.
Who's that in your network? Security strategies to take control of every user group
The retail sector is one of the most lucrative sectors for cyber attackers. SonicWall can help you navigate the challenges & build a security system.
Amazon launches new service in Singapore to transform retail
Amazon's first retail service in Singapore is set to transform the retail industry with products ordered from phones and delivered within two hours.