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Hermes embeds new software into parcel notifications service

Hermes embeds new software into parcel notifications service

Delivery company Hermes says it has enhanced parcel notifications process thanks to new software investment.

Arcadia pioneers Slice it in 3 from Klarna

Arcadia pioneers Slice it in 3 from Klarna

Arcadia group has launched Klarna’s newest payments product, Slice it in 3, across all brands.

Shufersa inks deal with Amazon Go rival Trigo Vision

Shufersa inks deal with Amazon Go rival Trigo Vision

Israel’s Shufersal has become the first supermarket chain globally to install Trigo Vision’s AI and machine learning-powered retail platform across its 272 stores countrywide.

eCommerce: mobile set to knock desktop off its perch

eCommerce: mobile set to knock desktop off its perch

Global mCommerce will take over desktop shopping by 2023, according to research by Worldpay.

American Express given green light for Chinese payments

American Express given green light for Chinese payments

American Express is first foreign card payment company permitted to build network in China.

Alibaba reveals record $30.8bn Singles Day sales total

Alibaba reveals record $30.8bn Singles Day sales total

Alibaba Group says it generated a record $30.8 billion of gross merchandise volume on yesterday's Singles Day - a jump of 27% on the same day last year.

Gap migrating hundreds of applications to Microsoft cloud

Gap migrating hundreds of applications to Microsoft cloud

Gap Inc chooses Microsoft Azure platform to run applications across its Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, Hill City and Intermix brands.

AO World to acquire Mobile Phones Direct for £32.5m

AO World to acquire Mobile Phones Direct for £32.5m

Electricals retailer AO World makes move to acquire online-only mobile phone retailer Mobile Phones Direct.

Birchbox's new web design 'driving commercial benefits'

Birchbox's new web design 'driving commercial benefits'

Birchbox managing director hails revenue, engagement, and conversion improvements following the company's website redesign.

CommerzVentures heads up major Fraugster funding round

CommerzVentures heads up major Fraugster funding round

Fraugster, a German startup that taps artificial intelligence to prevent fraud for online retailers, has raised $14 million

Debenhams dreaming of a bricks and mortar Christmas

Debenhams dreaming of a bricks and mortar Christmas

Troubled department store retailer Debenhams has unveiled its 2018 Christmas campaign

Sainsbury's thinks big in tough times

Sainsbury's thinks big in tough times

Sainsbury’s reports that like-for-like sales rose 0.6% in the half-year to September, despite an “extremely competitive” market.

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