31% of consumers shop on social media despite worries, according to new MarkMonitor research

31% of consumers shop on social media despite worries, according to new MarkMonitor research

More than 90% of consumers have concerns about shopping via social media, yet nearly one-third still use it as a shopping platform, according to new research. The report by MarkMonitor, a Clarivate Analytics company and a world leader in enterprise brand protection, revealed that shoppers are worried about payment security (59%), the quality of goods (56%), […]

LAB launches new method to aid in the detection of potentially vulnerable people online

LAB launches new method to aid in the detection of potentially vulnerable people online

Digital agency LAB, part of the LAB Group of agencies, has announced the launch of a proprietary method to identify vulnerable customers online. The Intra-Browser Vulnerability Assessment (IBVA) assesses the likelihood that a customer is vulnerable, based on their behaviour within a purely digital transaction – such as the purchase of a personal loan or investment product.  LAB developed the […]

Closing the post-purchase communications gap drives 90% repurchase rates

Closing the post-purchase communications gap drives 90% repurchase rates

Communicating directly with customers once they have made a purchase during the shipping and returns period can significantly increase repurchase rates for online retailers, according to new research by parcelLab.  Most online retailers leave post-purchase communication to their courier company. In fact, only 11 of Britain’s 100 largest online retailers contact their shoppers directly during […]

Preoday and Optomany team to combine digital ordering with flexible, secure payment solutions

Preoday and Optomany team to combine digital ordering with flexible, secure payment solutions

Digital ordering platform, Preoday, and Optomany, specialists in secure, omnichannel payment processing technology, have announced a strategic partnership to provide hospitality businesses with innovative, integrated payment solutions.  In combination, Preoday and Optomany will enable hospitality businesses to take digital orders and payment the way they want, confident in the security of the technology.  Aiming to address the […]

Philips partners with JD for Chinese retail AI initiative

Philips partners with JD for Chinese retail AI initiative

Health technology firm Philips has partnered with Chinese eCommerce firm JD for an AI-driven retail solution to maximise the performance of Philips’ flagship store in China.  JD will leverage its AI technology to provide a comprehensive suite of solutions, including user portrait analysis, user behaviour analysis and user motivation analysis. JD will assist in business decision making, providing guidance […]

7-Eleven launches mobile checkout in New York City

7-Eleven launches mobile checkout in New York City

For in-a-hurry New Yorkers, 7-Eleven, has introduced Mobile Checkout for an even faster way to shop, pay and be on your way. Mobile Checkout takes convenience to the next level, letting customers in New York City skip the checkout line and pay for their purchases using the 7-Eleven app, which houses the retailer’s successful 7Rewards […]

Shopify launches Shopify Chat native chat feature

Shopify launches Shopify Chat native chat feature

Shopify has launched Shopify Chat, a native chat function that enables retailers to have real-time conversations with customers visiting their stores in order to drive sales. Shopify Chat runs inside Shopify Ping, a mobile app the company launched in 2018 that centralises all customer conversations, along with automated marketing workflows.  Once Shopify Chat has been enabled […]

Most consumers would stop buying products advertised near dangerous content, says Tag & BSI’s survey

Most consumers would stop buying products advertised near dangerous content, says Tag & BSI’s survey

80% of people in the US would reduce or stop buying a product if advertised next to extreme or dangerous content online, according to a study from the Trustworthy Accountability Group (Tag). Along with the Brand Safety Institute (BSI), Tag surveyed 1017 people, testing how a range of hypothetical situations involving ad misplacement would impact […]

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