Australia footwear chain offers same-day delivery

Accent Group, which operates 350 Australian-based footwear stores, is deploying same-day delivery. The service is now available at 12 stores with the goal to have it at all stores within the next two months, according to a Sydney Morning Herald...

Amazon, Walmart not making strong emotional connection with consumers

A report listing out the top 50 U.S. brands ranked by emotional connection reveals no leading retailer in the top five or even the top 10. The Motista data, which assessed over 250,000 U.S.

Going to the mall? Prime parking may cost you

One of the most irritating aspects of shopping at the mall may soon be eliminated, but there will be a price to pay. Malls and outlet centers are partnering with the MyPark app that lets user reserve best parking spots...

Guess? delivers Alipay mobile payments to retail stores

Guess? Inc., a global lifestyle brand and retailer, is partnering with Alipay to enable Chinese travelers visiting the U.S. to pay with the Alipay app when making purchases at more than 50 Guess? stores in popular destinations including New York,...

Mvix debuts digital signage network at Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, selected Mvix to deploy a digital signage network at the school. The network consists of 30 displays at 15 campus facilities in Michigan and Florida, according to a press release. Each campus facility previously had to use their own messaging tools, which led to inconsistent branding.

Georgia county deploys water, sewer bill payment kiosk

North Fulton, Georgia, residents can now pay county water and sewer bills at a payment kiosk and walk-up window at the Fulton County Customer Service Center at 11575 Maxwell Rd. in Alpharetta, Georgia, according to the Alpharetta Patch. The kiosk is open from 7:30 a.m.

North Dakota launches self-serve vehicle registration renewal kiosk

Drivers in Williston, North Dakota can renew vehicle registrations and license plate tabs at a self-serve kiosk installed by the North Dakota Department of Transportation, according to KFYR-TV.

Consumers still wary about security with mobile banking, payments

Nearly 6 in 10 consumers pay bills on line, but half of this group have concerns about the security of doing so, according to Expectations & Experiences: Consumer Payments, a new consumer survey from Fiserv Inc. Further, consumers are interested...

Walmart mulling streaming service, claims report

Walmart may be looking to get into the streaming service realm and mulling a subscription program of $8 a month. Such a price would undercut current leading streaming plans provided by Amazon and Netflix, according to a New York Post report.

UPS mulling hefty package delivery service option

The United Parcel Service is reportedly in talks with a trucking outfit regarding an at-home delivery option for big, bulky products. Currently UPS, as well as FedEx, limit parcel weight to a maximum of 150 pounds and leaves items at...

Target prepping faster delivery for New York customers

New York-based Target consumers will soon have faster delivery options as the retailer is expected to offer same-day delivery on thousands of items by the end of July. The retailer already offers such service in several states, including Texas and...

Standard Cognition raises $11.2M to develop autonomous checkout

Standard Cognition, developer of an autonomous checkout system for retailers, has raised an additional $5.5 million in seed funding from CRV, bringing the company's total funding raised to date to $11.2 million. The company will use the funding to accelerate...

No more Blockbusters in Alaska come the fall

Just one Blockbuster will be open in the U.S. now that two of the three remaining in the U.S.

Walmart's debuts same-day New York delivery

Walmart is using internal resources, specifically its e-commerce division, for same-day delivery in New York City. The news comes as retailers are trying to provide delivery every which way for the consumer, from locker pickups to car trunk delivery....

Macy's alerts customers to credit card data breach

A small number of Macy' and customer data was breached between late April and mid June. Customers were informed of the data breach via a letter, according to USA Today. The retailer did not specify how many customers were...

Gap expanding physidigital strategy across Old Navy stores

Old Navy stores across the U.S. are now reflecting parent company Gap's customer experience strategy to blend the physical with the digital. Customers can now checkout anywhere in a store, via mobile devices, and buy online and pick up at...

Walmart taps ex-AMEX leader as chief customer officer

Walmart has created a new role, chief customer officer, and hired on a former American Express executive. Janey Whiteside will oversee Walmart stores and ecommerce in the newly minted job which is focused on boosting shopping traffic and customer service,...

BJ's debuts PayPal checkout services

BJ's Wholesale Club announced an integration on with PayPal, PayPal Credit and PayPal One Touch, according to a press release. "We're committed to making shopping easier and more convenient for our members, which is why we're excited to partner...

Target launches curbside pickup to 200 more stores in Midwest

Amazon isn't the only retailer boosting its delivery channels.

Walmart debuts 3D virtual shopping tour, ‘buy the room’ features

Walmart is launching two new ways for customers to shop, discover and be inspired by its home décor offerings. One is a 3D virtual shopping tour and the second is a feature called "buy the room," which allows shoppers to...

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