Coty unveils AR mirror that’s activated when shoppers pick up a lipstick

Coty unveils AR mirror that’s activated when shoppers pick up a lipstick

Beauty giant Coty has unveiled a smart augmented reality ‘magic mirror’ in its Bourjois boutique in Paris which lets users try on products virtually when they physically pick them up. Coty is describing the tech as “blended reality”. It’s been designed to promote Bourjous’ new ‘Velvet’ lipstick range, and to activate it users stand in […]

71% of voice searchers don’t make purchases, according to NetElixir

71% of voice searchers don’t make purchases, according to NetElixir

Though adoption is growing at a rapid pace, voice-enabled technology is still nascent and not used often for buying, with the majority of purchases going toward media, entertainment and household products, according to a study by retail search marketing firm NetElixir. Of the 1,000 U.S. adults surveyed, a majority use voice assistants to search for […]

Amazon’s app goes abroad with new international shopping feature

Amazon’s app goes abroad with new international shopping feature

Amazon has launched the ‘International Shopping’ experience within the Amazon Shopping App, making it possible for international customers to browse and shop over 45 million eligible items that can be shipped to their country from the United States. This experience is available on mobile browser and mobile app within the Amazon Shopping App for both iOS […]

Amex cashes in on Coachella with shoppable AR feature

Amex cashes in on Coachella with shoppable AR feature

American Express integrated a shoppable augmented reality (AR) feature in the official smartphone app for Coachella, the annual music and arts festival in California. The payment company’s AR experience lets cardholders buy select merchandise using the Coachella app’s AR camera anywhere on the festival grounds. App users can select the on-screen “shop” button and wave […]

Meijer expands ‘Shop & Scan’ mobile checkout app

Meijer expands ‘Shop & Scan’ mobile checkout app

Meijer is expanding a test of its streamlined shopping checkout program that provides customers yet another way to shop its stores and save time. The program, called “Shop & Scan” enables users to scan bar codes on items as they shop and bag their groceries while they move through the store, dramatically decreasing checkout time. […]

S4M links up with Adsquare for real-time store visit measurements

S4M links up with Adsquare for real-time store visit measurements

Mobile-native ad tech company S4M has teamed up with Adsquare, a mobile data exchange, to enable targeting and measurement capabilities within physical stores. The integration will give advertisers access to hourly updates about incremental store visits generated by their mobile campaigns in S4M’s Fusio dashboard. In addition, retailers and trading desks are able to optimise […]

FACT-Finder unveils revolutionary new approach to online grocery shopping using AI

FACT-Finder unveils revolutionary new approach to online grocery shopping using AI

While FACT-Finder already holds a number of technology patents in the field of ecommerce and machine learning, the company’s latest patent introduces not just a new technology, but a whole new approach to online shopping. By learning from each individual customer’s previous behaviour, and also from all other customers, FACT-Finder is able to predict which […]

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