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Oasis introduces iPad shopping instore

Oasis introduces iPad shopping instore | Retail | Scoop.it

The brand has remodelled its flagship store in central London, and staff now work armed with iPads. With this new online-instore shopping facility, has Oasis revolutionised our shopping experience?

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EBay to drive mobile commerce innovation with open system - Mobile Commerce - Payments

EBay to drive mobile commerce innovation with open system - Mobile Commerce - Payments | Retail | Scoop.it
RT @m_pay: EBay to drive mobile commerce innovation with open system: Mobile will play a big role for eBay http://t.co/mqTyr2ia...
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Shoppers tentatively hit the high street - October - 2011 - Which? News

Shoppers tentatively hit the high street - October - 2011 - Which? News | Retail | Scoop.it
New figures from the British Retail Consortium show that UK retail sales were 0.3% higher in September 2011 than the year before.
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Welcome To The Era Of Agile Commerce | Forrester Blogs

Welcome To The Era Of Agile Commerce | Forrester Blogs | Retail | Scoop.it

it is time for organizations to leave their channel-oriented ways behind and enter the era of agile commerce —optimizing their people, processes, and technology to serve today’s empowered, ever-connected customers across this rapidly evolving set of customer touchpoints. This is agile commerce.

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Failures expected to decline, but will rise in retail sector

The number of business failures will fall over the coming three years but remain above pre-recession levels, according to a forecast by the accounting firm BDO.

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Gapmyprice.com

Gapmyprice.com | Retail | Scoop.it

– Gap Offers A “Name Your Own Price” Website - Meets Obsession Magazine | Paper for The Fashion & Culture Obsessed

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TNS Retail & Shopper: Three Purchase States

TNS Retail & Shopper: Three Purchase States | Retail | Scoop.it

(Modes of Purchase Hypothesis) August 21, 2011 - by Herb Sorensen, Ph.D., Scientific Advisor, TNS Global Retail & Shopper Practice and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, Univ.

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Ecommerce habits change in India: News from Warc.com

Ecommerce habits are evolving in India, as greater numbers of consumers across the country use the web to make purchases in a diverse range of categories, a study by eBay has revealed.

The online auction site boasts 3m customers in 3,878 Indian cities, and 23,000 sellers. Over 2m products are available on its pages each day, and the company has now drawn together data covering the year to June, 30 2011 http://goo.gl/p0Y8i 

Muralikrishnan B, manager of eBay India, said: "If eBay was a store, then four buyers every minute would have shopped at our counter, 24-7. Thus, for us it's always a process of mining data."

More specifically, a health and beauty product is sold once every four minutes, a figure standing at five minutes for mobile handsets, seven minutes for apparel and 27 minutes for laptops.

India's largest metropolitan centres contribute 51% of transactions, with Delhi and Mumbai the leading outlets. Second and third tier cities are also gaining in prominence, and currently deliver 40% of sales.

While rural regions register just 9% here, shoppers in the countryside are witnessing rapid growth in activity, with 1,267 areas now hosting buyers and vendors, and providing 20% of goods on sale.

Female customers are also "increasingly active" in undertaking purchases, making 45% of their acquisitions in the lifestyle sector. Moreover, women make up 35% of eBay's 1m fans on Facebook.

Some 61% of exports made by eBay users in India are from the lifestyle segment. Turning to domestic transactions, technology products dominate, taking a 51% share.

Evidence of this trend was shown in the list of the best-selling brands, a category led by Sony. Nokia, the handset maker, was second, ahead of Samsung and Apple, both in the electronics field.

Reebok, the sportswear specialist, took fourth, beating Seagate, which makes storage devices, in fifth. Casio, Micromax, LG and Canon, active either in the electronics and telecoms industries, completed the top ten.

Looking forward, eBay predicted mobile phones - and particularly smartphones - offering higher-speed web connections are likely to play a key role in the future development of Indian ecommerce.

"The smartphone is the new online store for consumers to browse, compare and buy leading to shopping on the go, anytime, anywhere," said Muralikrishnan.

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Tesco and Sainsbury's shoppers face convictions for abusing money off vouchers

Tesco and Sainsbury's shoppers face convictions for abusing money off vouchers | Retail | Scoop.it

The deluge of coupons from supermarkets has led to a boom in voucher fraud thanks to computer technology which allows them to be copied and printed.

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Cask Report 2011 - 2012

Cask Report 2011 - 2012 | Retail | Scoop.it

The Cask Ale Market
• Cask continues to outperform the ontrade beer market and has therefore increased its share of on-trade beer from 14.6 to 15%.
• Distribution of cask ale increased by 4% in 2010, as it found its way into an additional 2500 outlets.
• The value of the cask ale market has increased by 6%. But this chiefly reflects the price increases brought about by constant increases in duty

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PayPal: The Future of Shopping & Money

PayPal has just released a hype video depicting what the future of shopping might look like with the introduction of PayPal’s next generation payment platforms, as they aim to re-imagine money.
It includes everything from person to person “bump” payments and transfers, location based offers that instantly transfer real dollars to your PayPal account for use in a certain store, barcode scanning with price referencing, QR code check-out, instant scan to pay from barcodes to skip the cash register line and a full post-checkout money management platform that let’s you choose how to pay, after you’ve actually paid for it.

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Google Wallet signs up Visa for NFC as it goes live in US

Google Wallet signs up Visa for NFC as it goes live in US | Retail | Scoop.it

Tie-up paves way for future launch of Google Wallet across Europe, allowing the use of normal bank accounts to make contactless payments with a mobile...

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BCSC :: Long Term Solutions Needed Now For Town Centres

More than one in 10 UK stores could remain vacant in the long term, setting a new benchmark for empty retail units of 11% compared to an average before 2007 of 6-7% according to retail property organisation BCSC’s latest report, Empty Shops, What doesthe future hold for town centres? published today (20 September).

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Online Grocery to Double in 5 years

Online Grocery to Double in 5 years | Retail | Scoop.it

The study, from food and grocery analysts IGD says the sharp rise from the £5.9bn expected to be spent in 2011 will take the online share of the grocery market to 6% in 2016 from 3.8% this year.

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Some grocery stores unplugging self-checkout

Some grocery stores unplugging self-checkout | Retail | Scoop.it

Some supermarket chains, including Springfield-based Big Y, are pulling back amid customer service headaches and shrinking inventory.
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Google Picks London For Its First Retail Store | ITProPortal.com

Google Picks London For Its First Retail Store | ITProPortal.com | Retail | Scoop.it
Search engine giant Google has opened its first ever retail store in partnership with Currys and PC World in order to...
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curiosity counts - Australian IKEA introduces Manland

...a nursery for men of course. Looking forward to seeing this roll out in Croydon.
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How to view Kit Kat's Scouting for Girls Augmented Reality gig...

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TechRadar: Google launches Chrome Zone in London store

TechRadar: Google launches Chrome Zone in London store | Retail | Scoop.it

Google has launched a 'shop-within-a-shop' at the flagship Currys and PC World superstore in London's Tottenham Court Road in order to sell its Chromebooks.

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Group buying: The talented youngster with unfulfilled promise | Sixth Sense

Group buying: The talented youngster with unfulfilled promise | Sixth Sense | Retail | Scoop.it

Reports out last week put the group buying sector on track to rake in $400 million by year’s end, with the market posting a second quarter revenue increase of 72 per cent.

The ability of the discounted daily deal to tap into both the power of the ‘crowd’ and today’s pervasive mindset of thrift has set the sector up to continue its meteoric rise, in spite of flagging consumer confidence.

It seems getting consumers to open their wallets is as simple as offering a hefty discount and making them feel clever for saving 80% on 100% of the money they wouldn’t have spent to begin with. Unfortunately for Australian retailers, this is far from simple to put into practice.

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Blippar: a QR code killer?

Blippar: a QR code killer? | Retail | Scoop.it

We wrote about Blippar back in May before it launched, but now the app is out there and major brands are on board, we can see how well this alternative to QR works. ...

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Deloitte predicts rise in value of Christmas retail

Business advisory firm Deloitte predicts the value of retail spending in the UK will increase by 1% year on year this Christmas.

This increase will take the value of retail sales in the critical month of December just beyond £37billion, as consumers continue to show resilience in the face of testing economic conditions.

However, Deloitte forecasts that the retail industry is unlikely to see any growth at all in 2011, with the possibility of falling sales values a real risk.

Richard Hyman, Strategic Retail Adviser to Deloitte, said: "A 1% increase in retail sales this Christmas caps a remarkable year for UK retail.

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Google Offers A Carrot/Stick For Marketers To Go Mobile

Google Offers A Carrot/Stick For Marketers To Go Mobile | Retail | Scoop.it

Google is increasingly trying to send advertisers a message about how critical mobile is becoming. As an example the company recently estimated that a huge percentage of last-minute shopping search (44 percent) this holiday will be on smartphones and tablets.

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Two thirds of shoppers want personalised rewards, finds YouGov survey | Retailtimes.co.uk

Two thirds (65%) of British consumers want loyalty rewards that are more personalised and based on transaction history, according to an online survey commissioned by Steria, the IT-enabled business services provider.

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Amazon planning drop-off lockers for office-bound shoppers | News | PC Pro

Amazon planning drop-off lockers for office-bound shoppers | News | PC Pro | Retail | Scoop.it

Amazon is set to launch a system for customers to collect from special dropbox lockers in shopping centres, ending the frustration of having to wait in for deliveries.

 

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