Tag: retail

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

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.

Nisa success leads to Zapper expansion

Following a successful roll out of m-payments in Nisa convenience stores around Peterborough in 2016, Zapper is extending the reach of its all-in-one payments, loyalty and vouchering platform to more convenience stores around the UK.

H&M reports shift towards online and digital

H&M has said that it saw a clear shift towards online and digital in its latest financial year, although it also it still made financial sense to continue to invest in stores.

Alibaba looks set to expand to the real world

In an example of the blending off and online experience, Alibaba is leading a bid to take a department store chain private. Alibaba has but in a bid of $2.6 billion for mall operator InTime as the Chinese ecommerce giant looks to expand onto the high street. Control of Intime will also allow the ecommerce… Read more »