Bricks and Clicks
Personalised shopping experiences are becoming a reality and are set to aid retailers’ bid to extend customer loyalty, while geo-location can help turn them from browsers to buyers, writes Ryan Goh of Zebra Technologies.
Global e-retail sales are expected to reach US$1.7 trillion this year, up by more than 17% on 2014’s total, according to new data from Juniper Research.
Qlik Technologies has announced a collaboration with Singapore-based online retailer Inverted Edge, as well as with design and development agency Deloitte Digital, to launch what it said was the city-state’s first “in-store digital shopping experience.”
Cognizant said it worked with NTUC FairPrice, a supermarket retailer in Singapore, to digitally transform the latter’s business, and provide customers with a seamless multi-channel shopping experience.
Frost & Sullivan, through its Tech Vision analysis, has identified 50 disruptive technologies. In this instalment, Manoj Menon looks at how Augmented Reality, Smart Haptics and Touch, OLED Displays, and Predictive Data are driving the transformation of the retail industry.
Digital retail solutions provider Ebizu Sdn Bhd said it has been awarded CIP 500 funding by Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, the Malaysian Ministry of Finance non-profit that provides early-stage funding.
Retailers may not always know what their customers’ needs and sentiments are, but what they have is data – lots of it. They can tread water in the data deluge, or dive in to create data dividends, writes Dr Dzaharudin Mansor of Microsoft Malaysia.
Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd founder Jack Ma said that the key for Internet companies to surviving and enjoying long and prosperous lives would depend on how well they work together with traditional brick-and-mortar companies, Goh Thean Eu reports from CeBIT 2015 in Hannover, Germany.
Criteo has revealed its 2015 E-commerce Industry Outlook report, which highlights key trends that will have a significant impact on the industry over the course of the year.
Singapore was the only Asian country that made it into the top 20 list of countries with the best public WiFi, according to WiFi and 3G/4G watchdog Rotten WiFi.