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40% of UK consumers to buy Valentine's gifts, says Airtime Rewards survey
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Valentine's Day still attractive to UK consumers: 40% plan to spend on gifts and 42% intend to go shopping, despite 62% choosing not to observe, according to Airtime Rewards research.
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Cognizant pioneers Amazon's Just Walk Out tech in Australian institute
Wed, 31st Jan 2024
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Cognizant pioneers Amazon's Just Walk Out technology at Canberra Institute of Technology's store, marking the tech's first educational application in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Brands need to work harder to impress the ‘Application Generation’
Wed, 31st Jan 2024
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cisco
In light of soaring expectations for digital experiences, brands need to significantly improve their applications to win over the discerning and demanding 'Application Generation', warns a new study from Cisco.
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Distil.ai reveals UK shopping habits shift post-Christmas
Mon, 29th Jan 2024
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bi
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Analysis of shopping data by Distil.ai exhibits a surge in UK consumer spending post-Christmas, displacing Black Friday as the most profitable sales period and signalling a shift in habits.
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Ava May Aromas partners with Sprii to launch live shopping in 2024
Wed, 24th Jan 2024
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UK fragrance brand Ava May Aromas teams up with tech firm Sprii to introduce live shopping experiences in 2024, amplifying customer engagement.
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Retail theft at self-checkouts doubles, AI poses possible solution
Thu, 18th Jan 2024
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retail
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cios
Surging retail theft via self-checkouts sees cart-based losses doubling in a year, costing the average store over $102k annually, reveals an Everseen report.
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Aotearoa New Zealand sees dip in Boxing Day spending
Fri, 29th Dec 2023
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Aotearoa New Zealand sees slight decline in Boxing Day spending in 2023, which could be disappointing for retailers, a new report reveals.
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Influencer endorsements could harm festive sales, Storyblok suggests
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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social media
Storyblok's research suggests influencer advertising could depreciate festive sales, with 25% of shoppers discouraged by them.
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Australians remain apprehensive of AI, yet acknowledge eCommerce potential
Mon, 30th Oct 2023
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ai
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bazaarvoice
New research shows that most Australians have not used Generative AI tools but are open to the idea, with concerns about potential implications.
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UK consumers willing to spend more with trusted retailers
Wed, 4th Oct 2023
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Forter’s recent report reveals alarming rates of false declines, cart abandonment, and trust issues heading into the holiday shopping season.
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Billson's launches new AR marketing campaign with XRii
Wed, 20th Sep 2023
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In collaboration with XRii, Australian beverage brand Billson's is transforming the shopping experience by harnessing the power of augmented reality.
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Solving returns crisis: Harnessing tech for a fashionable future
Tue, 11th Jul 2023
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The fashion industry grapples with the repercussions of high return rates, particularly in the realm of clothing purchases.
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60% of New Zealand shoppers purchasing secondhand clothing
Tue, 20th Jun 2023
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digital banking
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New Zealand's largest pre-loved fashion marketplace, Designer Wardrobe, has unveiled the results of its first-ever survey.
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Retailers' Success: Capitalizing on Emerging Consumer Trends
Mon, 12th Jun 2023
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As shopping habits change, digital solutions have become a silver bullet to help retailers build customer loyalty and engagement.
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Foodstuffs enhances productivity with Zebra Technologies
Tue, 18th Apr 2023
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martech
Foodstuffs South Island has successfully implemented Zebra devices - TC51 and TC52 computers, ET51 Android tablets, and RS5100 Bluetooth wearable scanners.
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Differences in generations propelling huge changes in spending
Thu, 29th Dec 2022
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spending
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shopping
IDC has revealed some dramatic shifts occurring in how different generations earn income, spend their money, and leverage technology to do both.
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Why building a secure browsing experience is vital
Mon, 12th Dec 2022
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Cybersecurity is vital for businesses & consumers during the Christmas shopping season. Here are steps to protect your website and customers.
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GfK offers insights into present day consumer sentiments
Tue, 6th Dec 2022
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retail
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Consumer values have shifted due to global challenges, leading to increased purchases in home entertainment, health, and technology, according to GfK research.
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The metaverse, cryptocurrency and NFTs set to revolutionise retail
Thu, 22nd Sep 2022
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BigCommerce has released its consumer survey designed to give retailers insight into current and emerging trends shaping the way consumers buy from brands.
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Nine marketing automation best practices to implement ahead of 9.9 super shopping day
Wed, 24th Aug 2022
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shopping
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customers
According to the Euromonitor International report, eCommerce sales in SEA are expected to reach $166 billion by 2026, following a 30% rise in 2021.
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Bazaarvoice appoints Colin Bodell as chief technology officer
Fri, 12th Aug 2022
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martech
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commerce systems
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retail
Bazaarvoice appoints Colin Bodell as CTO to lead technological innovation, leveraging his experitse to drive success for clients in commerce.
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Australians lead the way in digital payment use - report
Fri, 27th May 2022
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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Australian consumers are at the forefront of mobile wallet use and adoption of digital banking tools, abandoning cash and physical payment experiences.
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Supply chain issues leaving customers frustrated, with brand loyalty at risk
Thu, 10th Mar 2022
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inventory management systems
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retail
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branding
According to new research, supply chain disruptions continue to impact consumers, affecting their mood and shopping behaviour.
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Pinterest widens reach in eCommerce sector with AR implementation
Thu, 3rd Feb 2022
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vr
In a sign of things to come, Pinterest is widening its reach within the eCommerce sector by introducing new tools utilising augmented reality.