Trendwatching.com has compiled a list of the latest developments in retail around the world, "from Oxford Street to Nanjing Road."
Our friends at Common Craft just released their newest videos: QR codes explained. We gave some feedback on "beta" versions of the video, so Common Craft was kind enough to allow us to share the video with you here.
RetailCustomerExperience.com reported (Aug. 26) that an Emphatica survey of over 16,000 consumers found that self-checkout is the most valued technology in their grocery shopping experience.
Bloomberg reported today that AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA plan to invest more than $100 million in a joint venture mobile payment project.
Back in June, Tesco made headlines worldwide, with their innovative virtual store in a Korean subway station. The concept was both futuristic and practical: Allow people to scan QR codes for grocery items, using their smartphones, on their busy commute. And when they get home, Tesco delivers these items directly to their doors.
Intuit has teamed up with Verizon to offer its plug-in card reader -- called GoPayment -- in Verizon's company to company retailing channels, as well as in their 2,000-plus retail locations.
Last month, we blogged about VeriFone’s cardswipe case for the iPad, which allows retailers to take credit card payments anywhere in the store. This case improves on Square's headphone jack accessory.
Will Reese recently wrote an article for Fast Company Design (Aug. 18) calling out retailers' failure (to date) to engage with customers who are using their smartphones in-store.
Stephanie Clifford of the New York Times recently wrote (Aug. 7) about the growing trend among major U.S. retailers to issue paperless receipts via e-mail.
These tips will give you better control over your inventory on hand numbers, allowing you to better monitor which items sell and don’t sell, so you aren’t keeping non-selling items in stock," says iQmetrix Customer Success Manager Sean Webster.
Amy-Mae Elliott revealed 15 Beautiful and Creative QR Codes on Mashable.com (July 23).
Earlier this week, American Express announced its first carrier deal for its Serve mobile payment platform. Sprint will make Serve's mobile wallet application available in the Sprint Zone for customers using select Android phones.