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New delivery monitoring system automatically files customer claims

Thu, 2017-05-25 17:50
Paribus, a service that helps consumers save money by price-checking online purchases, has taken aim at another online shopping frustration: delivery guarantees that don't deliver. Paribus launched a delivery monitoring system that automatically detects when items from select retailers are delivered later than promised and secures compensation for the delay. FierceRetail talked to Paribus CEO Eric Glyman about the technology.

Retail Roundup—Albertsons invests in e-commerce, CE retailers' sales up 1.5%

Thu, 2017-05-25 17:18
Albertsons hires two new digital executives, consumer electronics retailers saw sales grow in 2016, Sprouts' private label accounts for 12% of sales, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Top 5 challenges of cross-border e-commerce

Wed, 2017-05-24 18:07
Retailers that sell across borders experience 50% more fraud than those who only conduct business domestically. A recently published eBook from Whitepages Pro breaks down the hurdles standing in the way of global e-commerce, predicted to be a $27 trillion market by 2020.

Estee Lauder launches augmented reality

Wed, 2017-05-24 00:10
Estee Lauder launched its first augmented reality (AR) product for the brand’s web and mobile sites. Powered by ModiFace, the technology adjusts for light, texture and shine so that users can virtually try on product shades using their photo or live video, all without leaving the product page on the brand’s e-commerce site.

Retail Roundup—MM.LaFleur expands to plus sizes, Lululemon's site crash

Wed, 2017-05-24 00:00
MM.LaFleur is now offering plus sizes, Lululemon's site went down, Macy's is planning to open its first outlet in Michigan, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Sensor technology helps physical compete with online

Tue, 2017-05-23 18:04
If retailers are going to compete with Amazon, they need to adapt their product sensor technology in order to weave their stock and inventory information.

55% of retailers focusing on unified mobile experience

Tue, 2017-05-23 16:06
More than half of retailers are focused on optimizing the customer experience by creating a unified mobile shopping experience. As the future of retail becomes the present, consumers expect retailers to combine the sensory of the physical world with the personalized shopping experience of the digital world.

Retail Roundup—Walmart remodels in Michigan, Food 4 Less gets millennial vote

Tue, 2017-05-23 13:28
Walmart is investing millions in store remodels, millennials love Food 4 Less, Old Navy sales boost Gap's numbers, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

50% of retailers not ready to support IoT

Mon, 2017-05-22 17:21
In a recent benchmark report from Retail Systems Research, 50% of retailers said that their existing infrastructure is not capable of supporting the internet of things.

Retailers closing physical stores see online traffic decline

Mon, 2017-05-22 17:11
The first half of 2017 has seen many traditional physical stores shut their doors. SimilarWeb has collected data on how these closures have affected the online presence of these same brands.

Retail Roundup—E-commerce boosts Walmart's sales, Ahold to shutter Martin's

Sun, 2017-05-21 23:35
E-commerce raises Walmart's quarterly sales, Ahold prepares to close Martin's Food Market, retailers oppose the consumption tax, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

InstantScan boosts app engagement in Starbucks test

Sun, 2017-05-21 22:52
Raheel Hasan, CEO and founder of 1App, recognized the challenges that retailers have in getting their apps downloaded by shoppers. His company developed InstantScan, the first on-demand app experience that does not require any downloading.