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Fintech
SC Ventures launches fintech startup for retail banking
SC Ventures has launched Appro, a fintech startup, to simplify the retail banking user journey, aiming to foster greater efficiency in application processes for retail banking products.
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Data
Consumers will stop doing business over data practices
“Data privacy remains a concern for consumers when it comes to sharing their information with an online retailer with an unclear view of privacy laws."
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Payments
Tranxactor Group to build customer loyalty with Oracle
Tranxactor has chosen Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with Enterprise Database Service to allow it to provide brands with immersive customer engagement and loyalty programs.
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Customer experience
Key technology trends driving the retail customer experience
Today’s fragmented sales environment presents new challenges and opportunities for brands, who must now do more to meet heightened customer expectations.
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Omnichannel
UNIQLO operator chooses Adyen for multiple market payments
The operator of UNIQLO, Fast Retailing, has selected Adyen to power payments for its in-store and online checkout in multiple markets.
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Digital Transformation
Munro Footwear Group chooses Boomi to assist with digitisation strategy
Munro Footwear Group (MFG) has selected Boomi to assist with its eCommerce and digital transformation roadmap goals.
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Retail
Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards finalists for 2022 announced
Finalists have been announced for this year's 2022 Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS Awards), recognising the achievements of online retailers in Australia.
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Infrastructure
Lenovo announces launch of Retail Solutions portfolio in A/NZ
Lenovo has announced the launch of its Lenovo Retail Solutions portfolio across the A/NZ region, which they say will help retailers transform their business and face future retail demands.
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SD-WAN
Macquarie Telecom partnership sees benefits for City Beach
Macquarie Telecom’s work with City Beach has resulted in the retailer reporting its smoothest peak retail season, which occurred against a backdrop of record online sales across Australia.
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Cybersecurity
Tonik chooses Noname Security to safeguard digital platform
Tonik has chosen Noname Security to help safeguard a critical component of its digital platform as it works on finding new retail lending opportunities in Southeast Asia.
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Omnichannel
Lexmark launches A/NZ first with retail publishing solution
Lexmark, a global imaging and IoT solutions leader, launched its Publishing Platform for Retail (PPR) in Australia and New Zealand.
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Cloud
Vodafone NZ buys remaining stake in retail joint venture
Vodafone New Zealand has purchased the remaining 50% stake in the specialist joint venture (JV) with private equity company Millennium Corp.
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Collaboration
Is video technology the future of retail?
The way we hunt for and buy products has forever changed with innovative technology designed to take customers from their initial curiosity through to purchase
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Xero
More solutions updates and developments from Xero announced
Xero has announced a raft of new globally available solutions, features and product updates for the month of May, along with future developments soon to be rolled out.
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Compliance
Profectus Group serves up payment analysis for Barbeques Galore
Profectus Group has recently won a deal with Australian retailer Barbeques Galore that is set to serve up expert analysis of rebates and payments for better business outcomes.
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Fintech
Incumbent banks must embrace data-centric capabilities
Retail banks are lagging in their ability to offer true omnichannel experiences, as customers pivot to competitors that offer more personalised experiences.
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Customer experience
Dell Technologies expands edge innovations for retailers
Dell Technologies has announced the expansion of its edge solutions to help retailers quickly generate more value and deliver enhanced customer experiences.
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Phishing
Retail and wholesale at significant risk of phishing attacks
New research from Zscaler has found that many retail and wholesale environments are at significant risk, with a 400% increase in phishing attacks being reported in the last 12 months.
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Attain
First-party data: A reason to celebrate
For years, brands have been utilising the benefits of third-party data to acquire customers. However, what happens when the tools needed for building that database get taken away?
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Cloud
Sift sheds light on fraud in the eCommerce sector
The pandemic has driven record levels of online shopping. Although retailers of all sizes are suffering increasing levels of fraud.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Snowflake and AWS partner to aid retail businesses
Snowflake has extended its relationship with AWS, to improve demand forecasting and delivery for the retail and CPG industries.
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Cloud
Informatica launches new Intelligent Data Management Cloud for retail
Informatica has announced the launch of its new Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) for retail, with the aim of helping solve problems related to data fragmentation and complexity.
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Cloud
Snowflake launches data cloud platform for retail sector
Snowflake has announced the launch of its Retail Data Cloud to break down data silos and improve business agility and customer experiences in the retail sector.
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Online shopping
Online retail still the chosen method for Australian consumers
According to a new report from Manhattan Associates, a significant shift to online retail is still very much apparent among Australian consumers.