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It’s Culture Thing Now: Onus is on Retailers to Deliver In-Store Shopping Experiences

COVID-19 crisis runs deep into every business model. Particularly for retail, in-store shopping experiences has become a topic of serious discussion. Retail has always been under serious pressure to adapt to widening physical and digital shopping experiences, even as new e-commerce competitors kept taking a lion's share off sales and profits. Before the pandemic hit, we were already inching closer to the death of the High Street. But with lockdown restrictions and now, new COVID containment measures in place, its demise…

Qubit to Deliver More Relevant Shopping Experiences with Google Cloud’s Recommendations AI

Early adopters of Recommendations AI have experienced a 90% increase in click-through rate and 40% uplift in conversions Qubit, a leader in AI-led merchandising and personalized experiences, announced it has furthered its partnership with Google Cloud, making Recommendations AI available for eCommerce teams. The product recommendations solution is deeply integrated within Qubit’s new product interface for merchandising, enabling eCommerce teams to leverage Google Cloud’s latest AI technology. Included in the offering is…

Coremedia and commercetools Enable Brands to Create Inspiring Shopping Experiences

The CoreMedia Content Cloud is now available on the commercetools Integration Marketplace CoreMedia, developer of the agile content management and experience orchestration platform CoreMedia Content Cloud, is now a partner of commercetools, a leading global software company and Provider of the platform of the same name for B2C and B2B trade of the next generation. This partnership integrates CoreMedia's open, API-driven best-of-breed solution with the cloud-based headless e-commerce software from commercetools. This gives…

BigCommerce Launches Page Builder, Simplifying Creation of Differentiated Online Shopping Experiences

Drag-and-drop visual editor enables code-free page design functionality across ecommerce storefront BigCommerce, a leading open SaaS commerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, announced the release of Page Builder, an intuitive, drag-and-drop visual design tool that empowers merchants to quickly build differentiated shopping experiences across their online storefront. Now natively available to BigCommerce merchants across all plan types, Page Builder simplifies a brand’s ability to quickly build new and…

BigCommerce Unveils Page Builder, Empowering Brands to Easily Create Next Generation Shopping Experiences

BigCommerce, a leading open SaaS commerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, today announced the release of Page Builder, an intuitive, drag-and-drop visual design tool that empowers merchants to quickly build differentiated shopping experiences across their online storefront. Now natively available to BigCommerce merchants across all plan types, Page Builder simplifies a brand’s ability to quickly build new and edit existing pages with drag-and-drop blocks of content called widgets—including individual…

Zycada Emerges From Stealth With $19 Million in Funding to Deliver Fastest Online Shopping Experience in the World

Zycada’s innovative bot technology boosts e-commerce speeds 10X faster than Amazon, dramatically increasing online shopping revenue for retailers. Company names industry veteran James Brear as CEO, to lead company in their next phase of growth Zycada emerged from stealth to enable the fastest online shopping experience in the world. Zycada’s new approach improves Time to Interact (TTI) speeds 10X greater than Amazon, resulting in dramatic gains in online retail revenues and empowering merchants to achieve faster online…

Mastercard Powers Faster, Seamless Online Shopping Experiences for Amazon Customers

Merchants across the globe increasingly adopt tokenization, eliminating the need to manually update card credentials and increasing peace of mind at checkout More and more consumers are going online to purchase everything from groceries and food delivery to home improvement goods, apparel and entertainment; as they do, merchants are focused on providing an increasingly seamless experience. Today, Mastercard announced that Amazon customers in 12 countries across North America, Latin America, Middle East and Europe will…

Klarna Partners With Sephora for a More Flexible Shopping Experience

Providing an Interest-Free Buy Now, Pay Later Payment Solution Klarna, a leading global payments and shopping provider,  announced that it has partnered with Sephora, the leading prestige beauty retailer, in the US. Customers shopping for the latest beauty products on Sephora's website are now able to take advantage of Klarna's installment option, which allows them to pay in four equal payments with no interest, and provides the security, flexibility and financial control they seek. Marketing Technology News: Adam…

Virtual Reality Company Offers In-Store Shopping Experience with Home Delivery During Coronavirus Social Distancing

Many people are homebound, due to the Coronavirus and can't get to the store. As a solution, LifeStyles In 360, a Florida-based tech company which originally created Virtual Reality shopping experiences for Whole Foods Market and The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, will bring the in-store shopping experience to online users with home delivery. Marketing Technology News: SalesHood Steps Up to Offer Free Usage of Its Sales Enablement Platform During COVID-19 Crisis Unlike the…

Checkpoint Systems Partners with JCPenney to Provide Enhanced Shopping Experience

Checkpoint Systems, a global leader in retail technology solutions recently partnered with JCPenney on its reimagined Brand-Defining Store in Hurst, Texas, that delivers an improved customer experience to shoppers. The new Styling Rooms at the Hurst store are equipped with Checkpoint's InterACT Fitting Room solution and JCPenney Style @ Your Service technology. Checkpoint's InterACT Fitting Room solution provides an interactive in-store experience to customers requiring assistance.  The solution allows customers the…

Mastercard and Diane von Furstenberg Partner to Deliver Curated Shopping Experience for Consumers and Insights for Store Associates

Partnership to also integrate brands shared focus on women’s empowerment efforts Mastercard and Diane von Furstenberg announced a new partnership focused on enhancing the in-store experience for consumers, as well as delivering intelligent insights to store associates through the integration of technology that provides informed product recommendations, store performance analytics, as well as digital discovery and engagement through QR codes. The effort will also encompass a shared focus on women’s empowerment through both…

FloatThat Offers a New, Unique Online Social Shopping Experience

FloatThat is a new, online shopping platform that allows members the opportunity to win everyday goods – including HDTVs, computers, gaming systems, smartwatches, and gift cards – for a fraction of their full retail price in a fun and interactive social experience. Marketing Technology News: Pixalate Releases 2019 App-ads.txt and Ads.txt Trends Report: 5,550% Growth in App-Ads.Txt Adoption FloatThat members can browse the different available products, and purchase an entry spot for a chance to win an item of interest,…

IRI Finds Consumers are Prioritizing Convenience and Value in Their Shopping Experiences

IRI’s Q4 2019 Consumer Connect Survey Finds Shoppers Increasingly Turning to Dollar and E-Commerce Channels Despite the persistent threat of a recession, consumers remain confident about their financial well-being and are contributing to CPG sales growth, according to IRI’s Q4 2019 Consumer Connect Survey, released. However, as consumers prioritize saving time, effort and money, they are shifting their shopping habits to channels they feel best support them. In the full report, titled “Channel Trends in CPG Today,”…

Smart & Final Introduces New Online Shopping Experiences for Household and Business Customers

The Completely Redesigned SmartandFinal.com and Business.SmartandFinal.com Offer Integrated and Customized Online Shopping Platforms Smart & Final, the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store for household and business customers, announces the launch of two customized online shopping portals at SmartandFinal.com and Business.SmartandFinal.com. The new platforms provide an experience tailored to the needs of Smart & Final household and business customers and completely integrate with a newly redesigned website.…

FlightHub Leads the Way In Improving Online Travel Shopping Experience for Consumers

FlightHub, a leading online travel agency (OTA), was approached by the Canadian Competition Bureau with concerns related to certain representations on its platforms that appeared to the Bureau to be misleading.  FlightHub has and continues to cooperate with the Bureau since first being notified of its investigation and concerns.  FlightHub has introduced changes to its platforms to address the concerns, and in the spirit of collaboration, voluntarily entered into a temporary consent agreement with the Bureau. Marketing…

Global Fashion Platform, SSENSE, Launches a Mobile App Designed to Offer a Hyper-Personalized Shopping Experience

SSENSE is pleased to announce the arrival of its first mobile app, now available globally for iOS devices. The SSENSE app was built by the SSENSE team as an enhanced mobile shopping experience to intuitively explore over 40,000 items and 500 brands for men and women. The SSENSE app launches with newly introduced features that provide a hyper-personalized shopping experience, including personalized recommendations, intuitive search filters, and an enhanced sorting catalogue. The app is available to download via the Apple App…

Contentstack and Commercetools Collaborate for Digital Shopping Experience of the Future

Contentstack, the headless CMS pioneer and enterprise Content Experience Platform, and commercetools, a leader in next-generation commerce software, announced a strategic alliance to deliver the future of digital shopping experiences. This partnership will offer an enterprise-class, cloud-native solution built exclusively on microservices to provide the best possible speed, agility, and flexibility for digital shopping. Joint customers will have access to an API-connector between the Contentstack and commercetools…

Harmonic Drives Connected Shopping Experience to Shop LC and The Jewelry Channel

Retail Giants to Deliver High-Quality, Low-Latency Video Streaming with Harmonic's VOS360 SaaS Today, video CX provider, Harmonic announced that Shop LC and The Jwelery Channel will use Harmonic solutions to power their OTT services for Shopping Experience. Shop LC  is an Austin, Texas-based online auction shopping network while The Jewelry Channel (TJC), U.K.-based sister company, leads in internet retailing of jewelry and lifestyle product. Using Harmonic's VOS®360 SaaS, Shop LC and TJC will be able to distribute live…

Bluecore Now Personalizes Every Step of the Shopping Experience, From Email to Checkout, With Launch of Bluecore Site

New Product Line from Bluecore Applies Individual-Level Consumer and Product Insights to Offers and Recommendations as Consumers Move Across Digital Channels Bluecore, the retail marketing technology company that more than 400 retailers rely on to launch highly personalized campaigns at scale, announced the launch of Bluecore Site. Now, retailers are able to provide an individualized and consistent experience for consumers, moving beyond isolated website optimization to create a seamless partnership between email and…

Salesforce Takes the Pulse on the Future of Retail; Finds Connected Shopping Experience Driving the Industry

Salesforce has come out with its third edition of the Connected Shopping Experience to describe how retail industry is faring in the modern context of delivering connected shopping experiences to consumers - across physical stores and online. Navigating the modern retail and e-commerce ecosystem is turning trickier day by day. Modern shoppers are getting smarter and faster with their purchasing decisions. Every purchasing interaction, whether it's with their favorite brands or with the ones they are recently made aware of,…