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Cloud essential to meet growing customer demands
“Retailers can use cloud based services like Google for Work and Amazon Web Services (AWS), to support their strategy to manage consumer demands.”
Australian retailers losing sales by ignoring customer privacy issues
A panel has highlighted the dangers facing retailers about ineffective management of data and its damaging effects on customer trust & confidence.
Bricks and mortar still king, according to new study
“Ecommerce is a ‘complement, not a replacement’ to the traditional bricks and mortar store.”
Loyalty cards go mobile, according to new research
"Retailers that did not offer mobile integration were likely to have far lower levels of visibility on consumer activity."
Microsoft’s Surface Book touches down in New Zealand
Microsoft’s first ever laptop, the Surface Book, will be available in retail stores around the country from today.
Smartphones leading online sales
"For retailers, it’s a constant balance of where and how much to invest into the mobile experience and infrastructure.”
Why NZ retailers need to be wary of attacks in the last week before Christmas
New Zealand retailers are entering the busiest week of the year ahead of Christmas and the number of DDoS attacks continues to rise.
New tool to protect retailers from online fraud
“Online fraud is much closer to home than retailers might think, and can be any purchase value made by any purchase method."
Retailers to spend billions on IoT technologies
According to Juniper Research, retailers will spend an estimated $2.5 billion on hardware and installation costs by 2020.
Shoppers turn to smartphones for better retail experience
The way consumers shop is changing, with more reaching for their smartphone before or during their retail experience.
Apple works to create seamless retail experience
Apple is working to create a seamless product experience, with its latest move to make all third-party accessories fit with the Apple brand.
Microsoft: Electronic Software Delivery is the present
Microsoft Electronic software delivery (ESD) is the secure delivery of a product key directly to consumers and small businesses.
Retailers turn to M2M services to lure in customers
Retailers are striving to provide an innovative experience to shoppers by using M2M-based digital signage to offer more information.
Top trends impacting the retail sector
Vend takes a look at the top trends that are impacting retailers in 2015, and investigates how they can capitalise on them to be successful.
Kiwi retailers disadvantaged by Budget 2015
The NZ Retailers Association has criticised the government’s Budget 2015 announcements yesterday, saying it is deeply disappointing for retailers.
Digitally influenced retail sales to reach $2.2 trillion by 2015
“Retailers should focus on designing and building [digital] customer experiences that play to how their customers are shopping for their products."
NZ retail sales rise a record 2.7% in 1Q as back-to-school drives electronic goods
NZd retail sales rose at a record pace in the first three months of 2015 as the start of the school year underpinned demand for consumer electronics.
Retailers: Make wearables work for you
Wearables offer a number of advantages to retailers, enabling greater customer service and engagement with a target audience.
Technology: Fundamentally changing the way we shop
"Technology plays a central role as both a transformer of human behaviour and enabler of enhanced consumer experience."
Annual growth in online spending nudges back into double digits
A new report from Bank of New Zealand says total online retail spending in March increased by 11% compared to March 2014.
New eCommerce platform a 'game changer' for Kiwi retailers
NZ is one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the world. But payments options available are not catering to the needs of growing businesses."
Retail sector vulnerable to threats, Intel Security seeks solution
In order to provide better retail kiosk security options, Intel Security is collaborating with Kiosk Information Systems.
Retailers need to use technology to foster loyalty
Traditional loyalty cards are increasingly being replaced by more sophisticated digital alternatives that can deliver greater insight for the retailer
Which NZ retailer is leading the pack on Google?
Digital marketing firm FIRST Digital has released a new industry report showing which retailers are ranking on Google.