Cybera announces strategic Virocom partnership and bolsters EMEA team

New agreement and strengthening of EMEA team offers a compelling proposition for the retail sector LONDON, UK – 19th February 2019: Cybera, the market leader in delivering SD-WAN application and security services, has announced a new strategic partnership with leading network service provider, Virocom, which will enable Cybera to strengthen its channel relationships and drive rapid growth within the EMEA market. Cybera’s purpose-built network services platform will empower Virocom’s retail customers that operate multiple remote business locations, to rapidly deploy, secure, and optimise new cloud-based applications and services. Julian Andrews,…

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Study: Social media has the least influence on retail technology purchases

Research from CCgroup reveals the biggest influences on technology vendor selection by major UK retailers London, 6th February 2019 – Insight driven Tech PR Agency, CCgroup, today released the findings of its primary research study “How to influence retail technology buyers”. The results, collected from over 30 tier one (turnover above £500m) and tier two (turnover between £30-£500m) UK retailers, identified the information most important to decisionmakers when longlisting, shortlisting and purchasing from a potential technology vendor. port found that 42% of respondents would use industry analyst reports during shortlisting…

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New global data suggests online fashion shoppers now spend more on mobile than desktop: 46% v 44%

… but fashion retailers must find a way to convince ‘impatient’ mobile visitors to make purchases in 30% less time per visit New research suggests that online fashion shoppers globally now spend more on mobile than desktop: 46% v 44%[1]. But with each visitor spending nearly 30% less time on a site when they come via mobile than they do on desktop, retailers face the key challenge of optimising the mobile experience so shoppers can browse their sites quickly, find exactly what they are looking for and leave having made…

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Secondary mobile market tops $25b – exceeding demand for new products – and trend set to continue, says B-Stock

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, B-Stock releases iPhone X trade-in and used pricing report and urges providers to ensure consumer data is protected before re-selling B-Stock – the world’s largest B2B marketplace for trade-in and overstock mobile phones and devices – is reporting that the used phone market is currently worth $25 billion and growing faster than the primary market. Today, the average mobile phone will be used by two to three people before it is scrapped; as a result, the company is urging mobile providers and manufacturers to adequately…

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L’OCCITANE launches ‘Ship From Store’ same day delivery across the UK

French beauty retailer partners with On the dot for faster deliveries than Amazon UK, London, 23rd January 2019 — On the dot today announced that the leading natural cosmetics manufacturer and retailer, L’OCCITANE, has selected the last mile retail delivery startup as its partner for its same day delivery service proposition ‘Ship From Store’ across the UK. The service has launched in London and, with plans to extend across the remaining 86 UK stores in early 2019, L’OCCITANE needed to find a partner with national scale and a large network….

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Matalan partners with SML to roll out item-level RFID across 220 stores to enhance inventory accuracy & customer service

January 2019: SML RFID, a global leader in delivering high-performance RFID solutions for the retail market, today announced that it has deployed SML’s RFID tags and SML’s Clarity® item-level solutions for Matalan across all 220 stores in the UK. SML RFID has been working with Matalan for the past 2 years and the retailer determined it needed to improve its inventory accuracy across its entire business. To facilitate this, it embarked on deploying RFID into 2 pilot stores using SML’s Clarity® software suite. The outcome was that the retailer discovered…

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New Study: Mobile Phones Are Driving 56% of Festive Online Fashion Sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 were 36% Bigger for Online Fashion Retail than 2017 New Nosto Research Reveals Consumers are growing more comfortable buying fashion items on their phones reveals new Black Friday and Cyber Monday data from AI-powered retail personalisation platform, Nosto. And for fashion retailers, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 were 36% bigger than last year. Nosto’s analysis of millions of visits to fashion sites globally suggests mobile accounted for 71% of traffic and 56% of sales revenue (up from 64% of traffic and 50% of…

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OKI Europe Continues Spirit of Innovation with Launch of Augmented Reality App, Designed to Open Up a World of Instore Print Applications to Retailers

The OKI Augmented Reality (AR) Showroom is the first application utilising AR to help retailers realise the potential of printing in-store to drive customer engagement and increase basket value Egham, Surrey, 18th October 2018 – OKI Europe Ltd today announced the launch of its new smartphone app, the ‘OKI AR Showroom’ at VISCOM Italia. This innovation enables customers to visualise OKI’s devices as well as high impact visual communications materials in their own environments through the use of Augmented Reality (AR). Designed for retailers, the app is free to use…

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Star launches unique POS printer with 5 Interfaces and Multiple Peripheral Hub Functionality at Restaurant and Bar Tech Live 2018

High Wycombe, UK, 20 September 2018 At Restaurant and Bar Tech Live 2018 (25 – 26 September 2018, ExCel, London), international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics will be demonstrating on Stand 2760 how it leads the field in POS innovation for hospitality with its latest launch of the first POS printer with 5 traditional and unique interfaces with multiple peripheral hub functionality. Star will be joined by a number of software and payment partners including AccentPOS, Emperium POS, iZettle and TouchBistro. Ever mindful that hospitality venues are looking for sustainability,…

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