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The future of retail and wearable tech

Image credit: LWYang Although definitive sales figures for the Apple Watch haven’t been released, disclosures made by the company this week reveal that the product has reached more than $1.69 billion in sales. Not only that, a recent report by technology researchers Gartner have forecasted shipments of health and fitness wearables to reach 91.3 million…

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Why Omnichannel is the elusive Holy Grail of retail – and three retailers who have found it

Image credit: gigijin Omnichannel is the word on every retailer’s lips as devices of all kinds become more and more integrated into the ways of experiencing information around us. A recent study commissioned by Deloitte and Ebay acknowledges that the potential value of omnichannel usage within company sales strategies was worth up to £9bn in 2014 alone. But,…

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8 companies shaping the future of delivery

Although, at 83%, overall satisfaction with online shopping is high, satisfaction levels drop to less than 50% when customers are faced with today’s delivery options. Whether it’s delivery date flexibility, the freedom to choose a specified time, the option to reroute packages or whether there’s a green shipping option or not, they’re all getting in…

5 companies changing social shopping

As mentioned in the Future of Retail event, the influence on social media channels on retail was somewhat inevitable. Not only do social networks such as Facebook want to make us shop, retailers are trying to create their own networks that will influence potential customers to buy. Social shopping combines product sharing and consumer influence…

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Ebay’s wear time as a metric of buying intent

  Image credit: Pimthida What is eBay’s wear time? As CloudTags chart customer’s browsing as a measure of their intent to buy, we were interested to see that eBay’s “wear time as a metric of buying intent” was patented earlier this year – another subtle method of looking at the way at customer moves around a store – specifically…

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Virtual and Augmented Reality in Retail

Google cardboard. Image credit: Maurizio Pesce Imagine being transported to your favourite store while staying in the comfort of your own home. Trying on jewellery without it physically being there. Or being able to see exactly how a new sofa would look within your living room. Oculus Rift and other Virtual Reality (VR) headsets expected…

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Delivery innovators Shutl

Shutl have been delivery innovators since 2009. With their fastest delivery time standing at just under an impressive 14 minutes, Shutl gives people complete control over their deliveries and the opportunity to send and receive packages locally in as little as 90 minutes, or choose a convenient 1-hour time slot. We talked to Shutl’s Head…

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The Future of Delivery: Nimber

What does the future of delivery look like? One answer is Nimber, a community delivery service that matches people who need to send something with someone going that way, anyway. With an ethos that’s convenient, cost-effective and sustainable, we discuss the delivery market, its future and how Nimber fits seamlessly into all of it with…