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Nike online sales soared 36 per cent in the February quarter, compensating in part for a slump in sales across Mainland China which was in lockdown for much of January and February due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Seventy per cent of Thai consumers prefer to use apps to shop online, according to a new study by Wirecard – but they expect a consistent offer across all of a brand’s sales channels.
Mintel says mass self-quarantine, caused by the coronavirus outbreak, will leave an indelible shift in how Chinese consumers behave going forward.
Tech startup OneDash has unveiled a chat-to-checkout service which eliminates the need to quit a chat session to complete a purchase.
Southeast Asian omnichannel fashion retailer Pomelo has launched in-app shoppable livestream starring famous Thai actress Davika Hoorne.
Chinese retail giant Suning’s unmanned logistics and contactless delivery services have come to the forefront during the coronavirus outbreak.
Ant Financial Services subsidiary Alipay says it will spend the next three years opening up its online payments platform to support the digital transformation of 40 million service providers across China.
Much-maligned chatbots are not about to go away anytime real soon, suggests new research.
Japanese watch rental service Kairtoke is launching in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Marui building next Friday, and launching an app with VR allowing consumers to test the look before they hire.
Technology company Datalogic has revamped and relaunched its Gryphon GD4500 2D scanner with faster performance and new ergonomic styling to reduce operator fatigue.
While apparel brands and manufacturers have so far been slow to adopt 3D design and fit tools, the technology can deliver significant long-term rewards, according to GlobalData.
There is currently an almost endless array of technologies and innovations that Asian retailers can invest in as they look to future-proof their business.