Month: March 2017

Amazon plans augmented furniture stores

Amazon have been looking at the possibility of furniture and appliance stores, where customers can use Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality as a way to see what products will look like in their homes before they purchase

Amazon buys Souq as it moves into the Middle East

The US ecommerce giant has agreed terms with Souq.com. While details were not disclosed, reports suggest that Amazon beat a bid from Emaar Malls PJSC for $800 million, while Techcrunch suggests a value of £520 million.

VR gets real: “Hyper Reality Experience” launches in UK

The UK’s first virtual reality-powered game experience will launch in Leeds next month when a leading escape game company, TickTockUnlock, unveils the Hyper Reality Experience, the first in a series of centres to be launched in British cities.

Online retail sales up 15per cent, but growth through smartphones slowing

UK online retail sales were up +15per cent year-on-year (YoY) in February, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, building on solid growth in February 2016 (+16per cent). For the second month running, the average basket value was at a seven-year high for that month of the year.

Amazon launches feedback extension for Alexa

UK based Rant & Rave, the customer engagement specialists who work with half of the FTSE including Barclays, Sky and easyJet, has developed a customer feedback integration for Amazon Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service.