Value added services made easy for South African retailers
Value added services made easy for South African retailers

A Cape Town-based fintech business, Electrum, is providing retailers and banks with the technology platform that they need to connect their systems to Value Added Services (VAS) providers and sell VAS, which earns retailers hundreds of millions of rands.

1 day ago

Alibaba unit invests $200m in South Korea's Kakao Pay
Alibaba unit invests $200m in South Korea's Kakao Pay

SEOUL: Alibaba's payment affiliate Ant Financial will invest $200 million in a unit of South Korean messaging giant Kakao, the companies said on Tuesday, the Chinese firm's latest step to expand its global reach.

2 days ago

Getting VR right and ready for retail
Getting VR right and ready for retail

Online retailers have led the charge when it comes to the early adoption of technology to enable better customer experience. However, despite a growing appetite for virtual reality (VR), its use in retail has largely been a novelty. But this is set to change.

By Daryn Mason 3 days ago

The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce
The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce

Nigerian contemporary lifestyle retail group, The Style Group is offering fashion, accessories and design services via modern social media commerce. In the booming social media and e-commerce market of Nigeria, its model is a hit and is reaching thousands of Nigerians eager to shop online.

17 Feb 2017

Like Amazon's Alexa, Google's digital assistant will allow buyers to add payment information to their accounts to enable voice-activated shopping ()
Google adds voice-activated shopping, taking on Amazon

WASHINGTON – Google announced on Thursday it was launching voice-activated shopping from its artificial intelligence-powered Home speaker, in a direct challenge to Amazon's Alexa devices.

17 Feb 2017

Adding AI to retail boosts personalised offerings
Adding AI to retail boosts personalised offerings

The retail space is changing drastically through the evolution of technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), which can offer retailers better control over stock flows and better customer service. This technology, and in particular machine learning, can step in to help retailers cater to the needs of their customers in smarter ways.

By Bradley Elliott 16 Feb 2017