1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures who have recently wrapped notable funding rounds, including Ocula Technologies, Yoti, Patchworks, and APEXX Global. 1. Ocula Technologies Ocula Technologies has received new investment from Lloyds Banking Group and its FinTech Investment Team. The SaaS startup aims to let retailers harness the power of AI to enable data […]
  1. Corporate Finance
E-commerce integration provider, Patchworks, has received a further £4 million in funding from Gresham House Ventures. This follows investments totalling £4.8 million over the past two years, bringing the total investment to £8.8 million since the firm’s first round in August 2021. Patchworks is investing the cash on enhancing its low code/no code self-serve integration […]
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Ecommerce platform BigCommerce has announced a new tool to enable merchants of all sixes to manage multiple store fronts. Multi-Storefront was previously only available for enterprise merchants is now available… The post BigCommerce enables merchants to open multiple storefronts through new tech appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Marketplace
 ESW, the global direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce leader, today announced it has been named a BigCommerce Preferred Technology Partner, providing tens of thousands of BigCommerce merchants access to ESW’s DTC global ecommerce solutions.  Beginning today, BigCommerce customers can integrate ESW’s service through the BigCommerce App Marketplace. “At ESW, our core mission is to facilitate seamless DTC access to brands seeking to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The NRF Big Show, held in NYC Jan. 15-17, did more than bring together 35,000 attendees and more than 1,000 exhibitors. The event also gives us business editors the chance to suss out the major trends that retail decision-makers will be grappling with in 2023. Here’s our take on just a few of the key […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
If you’re a child of the ’90s then you already know (and probably love) Dippin’ Dots. If you’re not and you don’t have kids or have never been to an amusement park, then here’s the long and short of it — Dippin’ Dots is cryogenically frozen ice cream that form little beads to create a […]
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It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Walmart, Salesforce, Rohlik Group, Halfords, Amazon, and Oxbotica. 1. Walmart and Salesforce team up to offer local fulfilment […]
  1. Retailer Media
Microsoft is gearing up to take a bigger piece of the growing retail media pie with the debut of a suite of new capabilities through its PromoteIQ marketing platform, which the company acquired in 2019. Among the new offerings are the debut of the Microsoft Retail Advertising Network, which will allow retailers to pull from […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon’s Buy with Prime feature — which allows retailers to offer the benefits of Prime membership on their own DTC websites — will be available to all U.S.-based Amazon merchants at the end of January. The offering was previously only available by invitation. Additionally, Amazon is adding a new feature to the Buy with Prime package […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
BigCommerce and Sage have established a partnership to provide merchants with an end-to-end commerce solution, integrating their online storefronts to their back-office. The leading open SaaS platform has teamed up… The post BigCommerce ties up with Sage to provide end-to-end commerce solutions appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Media & Marketing
SaaS ecommerce platform BigCommerce has teamed up with Snap, Inc. to allow its merchants to directly integrate their online store with Snapchat in order to easily sync product catalogs and create ad campaigns on the popular social platform. “Shopping on Snapchat is all about having fun with and sharing with your real friends, which Snapchatters say […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
BigCommerce has launched on Google Cloud Marketplace for the first time, helping to make it easier for global enterprise customers to modernise their ecommerce platform to expand audience reach and… The post BigCommerce partners with Google to help ecommerce merchants grow online appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Shopper & Customer
Trends in retail change quickly, and the pandemic drove consumers to reshape the retail landscape at breakneck speed. According to McKinsey research, 40 percent of shoppers bought from different brands or retailers than they had in the past, and more than 80 percent developed new shopping behaviors while quarantined during the pandemic. But addressing changing […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Companies and e-commerce retail stores have fundamentally changed their approach to inventory management over the past five to seven years. Previously, everything was managed manually, and the company could afford write-offs. But today, due to declining margins, increased competition, and centralised management, tracking inventory and carefully minimising human error risks is essential. Inventory management systems […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Buy now, pay later (BNPL) was the trendiest way to pay for all those lockdown purchases back in 2020. But now, as BNPL offerings — and consumers’ understanding of them — mature, the explosive growth of the last two years is slowing. With inflation and interest rates on the rise, a more nuanced approach to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
What Fast Fulfillment Means to Consumers The unprecedented growth of the e-commerce industry has been front-page news – as have the global supply chain disruptions that followed. Most retailers’ supply chains were not prepared for the abrupt switch in transportation and fulfillment needs or the sudden spike in consumer demand.  With supply chain disruptions making […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail integration platform Patchworks has received £1.5 million in funding from Gresham House Ventures. This follows an initial investment of £3.3 million in August last year. Patchworks plans to utilise the new funds to continue its expansion into Europe. The firm connects key e-commerce systems, including storefronts such as Shopify and BigCommerce, ERPs, CRMs, and fulfilment […]
  1. Data & Insights
Creating a positive experience via great customer service impacts how your audience perceives your business. It not only impacts your existing customers but influences your prospective customers as well. Many consumers do brand research and read online reviews before committing to a business. Negative comments from dissatisfied customers could drive potential customers to your competition.Therefore, […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
*80% of retailers have been hit with supply problems in the last year; *52% of shops and ecommerce brands have experienced stockouts, resulting in a loss of sales; *Supply crisis has added 23% to retailers’ costs over the last year and 51% have put up prices as a result; * Results are from a new […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
On June 8 and 9, 2022, Deliver Event took place in Amsterdam. This event gave us the opportunity to meet and exchange with logistics solutions from all over the world. In this context, I had the opportunity to exchange with Andrew Chan, co-founder and CMO at AfterShip. The company, now based in Hong-Kong, had its […]
  1. Data & Insights
When a small to midsize business (SMB) experiences rapid growth its profit margins might go up, but its back-office operations often go into meltdown. Spreadsheets get used to plug gaps between systems; mistakes and delays become commonplace, resulting in poor customer feedback; tedious manual workflows take up the time and energy of team members; and […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon recently announced that Prime Day 2022 will be July 12th -13th.  Being among the most popular shopping days of the year, Amazon Prime Day is like experiencing Christmas in July for Amazon retailers. Here are some valuable tips to help product brands prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2022. ‍ 1. Optimize your Amazon Product […]
  1. Data & Insights
When an SME merchant experiences rapid growth its profit margins might go up – but its back office operations often go into meltdown.Spreadsheets get used to plug gaps between systems; mistakes and delays become commonplace, resulting in poor customer feedback; tedious manual workflows take up the time and energy of team members; and a lack […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
A 45-year-old family-owned luxury business might not be the kind of company one expects to be at the cutting edge of digital commerce, but thanks to President Ken Natori, the company’s second-generation leader, Natori is just that. The designer fashion brand launched its own ecommerce operation in 2008, at a time when many other high-end […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Open SaaS ecommerce platform BigCommerce has purchased Feedonomics, a data feed management platform, for approximately $145 million. Feedonomics aims to help mid-market and enterprise merchants succeed on hundreds of advertising channels and marketplaces by ingesting, unifying, enhancing and syndicating product data, and then syncing the resulting order data back into merchants’ existing systems to help […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Bristol, UK, and Austin, Texas-based tech firm, Brighpearl, is launching its first podcast, the ‘Lightning 50 E-Commerce Growth Hacking’ show, on Thursday, 21st April 2022. Hosted by industry expert Caroline Baldwin, the podcast is a weekly 15-minute bitesize show in which Baldwin interviews retail luminaries from high growth companies.  Each guest on the show has […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
SEATTLE — Amazon Prime will soon offer members to get perks like free delivery even when they are shopping from other online merchants. “We always aim to exceed Prime members’ expectations by offering more selection, exclusive deals, quality content, and convenient features,” Amazon Prime vice president Jamil Ghani said. “With the introduction of Buy with […]

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AI powered shopping platform aisle 3 has completed the sale of its Google Comparison Shopping Site (CSS) service to Product Hero. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, other than it being all cash. The sale consolidates market share for CSS service provider Product Hero, which works with the likes of Rituals and Ikea. […]
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Dive Brief: Dollar General posted net sales of $10.2 billion during the fourth quarter of 2022, a figure that was up 17.9% compared with the same period in 2021, the discount retail chain reported Thursday. Comparable-store sales rose 5.7% year-over-year in Q4, while operating profit was up 17.1%. CEO Jeff Owen said Dollar General intends to invest about […]