E-commerceRetail

Canadian Tire targets eCommerce Experience with First-in-Canada Technology

More ways to shop in-store and online; New ways to ‘click-and-collect’, including first-of-its kind Self-Serve Pick-Up Tower in Canada Canadian Tire announced today new eCommerce solutions that put customer convenience at the heart of online shopping. Canadian Tire is the first-ever Canadian retailer to put into market new, automated, 16-foot Self-Serve …

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Data AnalyticsPaymentsRetail

Moneris launches marketing analytics tool

Offlinx helps businesses to measure the store-level impact of their digital marketing efforts at national, provincial and regional levels Moneris Solutions Corporation, Canada’s largest processor of debit and credit card payments, today launched Offlinx, a digital marketing analytics tool that helps businesses measure the impact of online advertising on in-store …

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LoyaltyRetail

Lift & Co. introduces world’s first rewards program for regulated recreational cannabis

 Lift & Co. Rewards program, launching October 17, offers gift cards, contests and giveaways for cannabis reviews Lift & Co. Corp. has revealed details of its new Lift & Co. Rewards program, revamped for Canada’s recreational cannabis marketplace. Beginning October 17, 2018, Canadians who choose to use cannabis can share …

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Operations and LogisticsRetail

The retail supply chain is modernizing

Three impact areas you need to act on today If you’re a brand manufacturer, your retailers are undercutting you and going right to the factories to make their own versions of what you sell. If you’re a retailer, your brands are going direct to the consumers and bypassing the retail …

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E-commerceHoliday MarketingIndustry NewsRetail

Canadians Turning to Digital to Shop Year-Round for the Holidays: Accenture Survey

TORONTO — The days of writing letters to Santa, perusing gift catalogues and holiday shopping day countdowns are quickly fading: Canadian consumers are increasingly turning to digital tools such as voice-recognition powered technological concierge services as they shop year-round for holiday gifts, according to Accenture’s 2017 Holiday Shopping Survey. Now …

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Customer CentricityDirect MailIndustry NewsRetail

The Millennial shopper: Deal-savvy and highly engaged

New research by BrandSpark International indicates Millennials may be savvier shoppers than we tend to give them credit for TORONTO — BrandSpark International has released A Consumer’s Path to Savings: The Role of Flyers in Today’s Digital World, a new research report commissioned by Metroland Media probing saving habits among …

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Retail

The Retail Supply Chain is Modernizing, 3 Impact Areas You Need to Act on Today

If you’re a brand manufacturer, your retailers are undercutting you and going right to the factories to make their own versions of what you sell. If you’re a retailer, your brands are going direct to the consumers and bypassing the retail supply chain. This isn’t new, but it still feels …

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E-commerceRetail

What you need to know about the future of e-commerce apps

The hard part about investing in app technology is knowing where to spend your dollars, deciphering if a new feature is a trend or a long-term asset and understanding your audience well enough to know what they want. Although we don’t have a crystal ball to see what the future …

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Augmented RealityIndustry NewsIntegrated PaymentsRetail

Mastercard eyes the future of retail with augmented reality shopping experience

Collaboration with ODG and Qualcomm will mark the first time Masterpass is combined with iris authentication in an AR environment for simple, secure payments PURCHASE, NY  — Mastercard unveiled an augmented reality shopping experience today that for the first time incorporates Masterpass and Identity Check Mobile with iris authentication for safe …

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Canada PostRetail

Preparing for retail’s virtual future

The unexpected but important link between payments security and VR/AR adoption that retailers must understand The ability to secure transactions and safeguard data serves is a true differentiator for any business or technology. In the case of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), the consumer intrigue and appetite is …

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