These are the RTIH retail techniques articles that caught your fancy throughout September, together with Store.com, the 2021 RTIH Innovation Awards, Buyk, Glovo, and Amazon Recent.
Ten retail know-how investments that needs to be in your radar
These corporations are main the best way in offering revolutionary retail techniques powered buyer experiences, together with Store.com, Majid Al Futtaim, Asda, Amazon, Glovo and wilko.
Startup interview: Slava Bocharov, Co-Founder and CEO, Buyk
RTIH will get the lowdown on Buyk, a brand new service promising grocery supply from darkish retailer to doorstep inside quarter-hour. The enterprise has simply gentle launched in Manhattan, with ambitions to broaden throughout the US and past.
Majid Al Futtaim opens Carrefour Metropolis+ simply stroll out retailer
Majid Al Futtaim, which owns and operates procuring malls, retail, and leisure institutions within the Center East, Africa and Asia, has introduced the launch of checkout free retailer, Carrefour Metropolis+.
A primary for Carrefour worldwide and opening in the present day in Mall of the Emirates, this faucets AiFi powered synthetic intelligence know-how.
Glovo boosts Q-Commerce division with grocery acquisitions
Spanish on-demand supply enterprise, Glovo, has reached an settlement to accumulate grocery corporations Lola Market and Mercadão.
Lola Market operates in Spain whereas Mercadão is unique to Portugal. Between them, they’ve a portfolio of over 30 companions throughout the 2 nations.
Glovo says that the acquisitions complement its development technique and strengthen its Q-Commerce division following the current deal to purchase Supply Hero’s companies in Japanese Europe and the €100 million partnership with Swiss-based actual property agency, Stoneweg.
2021 RTIH Innovation Awards: enter in the present day
The third version of the RTIH Innovation Awards is now open for submissions.
The awards, sponsored by PMC, StoreSpace, Critizr, Marxent and QVALON, have fun world tech innovation in a fast-paced omnichannel world.
The 2021 classes could be discovered right here and you’ve got till Friday, fifth November to get your entries in.
Sixth Amazon Recent retailer opens in Dalston, London
Amazon has opened an Amazon Recent location in Dalston, London.
Located at 28-31 Kingsland Excessive Avenue, it’s the sixth such UK comfort retailer to function Simply Stroll Out Purchasing tech, which was pioneered on the Amazon Go providing within the States.
The opposite 5 are in Camden, Ealing, Wembley Park, White Metropolis and Canary Wharf.
wilko invests £3m in autonomous deliveries enterprise StreetDrone
wilko, a British excessive avenue chain which sells homewares and family items, has introduced a £3 million funding in UK autonomous supply firm, StreetDrone.
The funding, which is a part of a wider multi-million-pound pre-Collection A spherical, will allow StreetDrone to speed up the event of its supply automobile and techniques.
The plan is to carry autonomous deliveries to Wilko customers by the tip of 2023.
Oh Polly targets digital natives with InPost Prompt Returns service
Trend model Oh Polly has signed as much as InPost’s QR code-based Prompt Returns service. This was launched earlier within the yr.
There is no such thing as a want for internet buyers to print a label at dwelling when returning gadgets, or on the drop off level. As an alternative, they scan their QR code at an InPost locker and hand the parcel over.
Missguided, New Look and schuh have additionally added Prompt Returns to their on-line choices.
Store.com activates crypto funds by way of BitPay tie up
US-based e-commerce platform Store.com is stepping into the cryptocurrency funds recreation.
The corporate, which is owned by Market America, has partnered with BitPay, enabling it to simply accept funds in a number of cryptocurrencies together with Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, in addition to 5 USD pegged stablecoins.
The BitPay integration is offered in all of the nations the place Market America operates, which incorporates the US, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, UK, Singapore and Malaysia.
Opinions and CX insights enterprise Feefo buys competitor Reevoo
Buyer critiques and insights platform, Feefo, has acquired rival enterprise Reevoo.
Feefo was based in 2010 with workplaces in London and Petersfield. Reevoo launched in 2005 and is predicated in London.
The 2 corporations at present assist 4,000 manufacturers globally, together with Kia, BA Holidays, Saga Group, Expedia and Currys PC World.