Credit card companies join forces to create one-click payment online

Four major credit card companies have banded together to make it easier to shop online by removing the need to key in personal account numbers and passwords at checkout. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover launched their click-to-pay solution last October, with the idea that it would remove one of the hassles of shopping online […]

Is Drop Retail the Next Step in the Digital Transformation of Beauty Brands?

The launch of MAC Underground shows that beauty brands are getting serious about building exclusive channels and communities for product drops. How will this streetwear-originated retail tactic influence their digital strategies? Initially popular with streetwear brands, the drop retail model soon caught on with luxury labels – and now beauty brands are jumping on the […]

Walmart partners with Shopify to expand its online marketplace

Walmart this morning announced a new partnership with e-commerce shopping platform, Shopify, now used by over 1 million businesses. The deal will open Walmart’s Marketplace to Shopify’s small business sellers, with the goal of bringing 1,200 Shopify sellers to the marketplace this year. The partnership will greatly expand the reach of the participating brands by […]

Personalising Digital Engagement Could Save Luxury Fashion

As fashion companies rush to catch up in the face of an unpredictable post-COVID future, they are evolving their digital capabilities in reaction to rapidly changing conditions. Direct effects of COVID-19 have caused such fallout that the global fashion and luxury industry has possibly changed forever. Fast off the mark, businesses closed physical stores, switched […]

Hugo Boss expands online reach into Asia, Australia

Fashion label Hugo Boss is expanding its online reach to the Asia Pacific market. The German brand has added 22 more countries to its e-commerce portfolio, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Singapore, along with markets in Europe. Customers from those countries can now access Hugo Boss’ latest collections from their home and have products […]

Robotic Process Automation (RPA): 8 habits of successful teams

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is potentially one of the most low-risk and high-value automation approaches available to the enterprise. RPA tools let you program a bot to perform any number of tasks typically performed by humans, freeing those people up to devote their time to more important tasks. Among the possible benefits of RPA: cost reduction, operations […]

Next-gen vending machines: 5 reasons intelligent vending is trending in ecommerce

Move over pop-up shops, there’s a new digital-meets-physical invasion that’s got the likes of Walmart, Uniqlo, CVS, Adidas, ASICS and Nespresso serving commerce through connected boxes. Intelligent vending machines are popping up everywhere consumers are found — from airports to school campuses, business parks, subways, arenas, bars and festivals. The global intelligent vending market is […]