aeropost.com and eBay extend relationship to deliver best-in-class shopping, payment and package delivery experience in Latin America

aeropost.com and eBay extend relationship to deliver best-in-class shopping, payment and package delivery experience in Latin America

 

The new offering includes aeropost.com’s all-inclusive price, quality customer service, and speed and reliability from over 30 years of operational experience in more than 40 countries.

San Jose, California, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — An expanded relationship between aeropost.com and eBay provides shoppers in Latin America access to tens of millions of eBay.com listings by purchasing them on aeropost.com

With over 1 billion listings worldwide, eBay’s vision for commerce is one that is enabled by people, powered by technology, and open to everyone—creating more economic opportunity for all. eBay continues to enhance the shopping experience for its sellers and buyers, including making the platform’s massive selection of inventory more accessible to customers across the globe.

In this newly extended relationship, aeropost.com and eBay are creating a best-in-class shopping, payment and package delivery experience for customers in Latin America and the Caribbean, allowing them to access tens of millions of eBay.com listings. Aeropost.com provides transparent, all-inclusive pricing on tens of millions of products, and can deliver them directly to customers’ doorstep or one of the more than 100 aeropost.com storefront pickup locations across 40 countries.

“We’re thrilled to partner with aeropost.com to bring eBay’s expansive selection of inventory to a broader consumer audience in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Sylvie De Wever, eBay’s General Manager of Latin America. “The relationship allows eBay to leverage aeropost.com’s leadership in cross-border logistics to deliver a seamless shopping experience to a relatively untapped buyer segment.”

Nicolas Maslowski, CRO of aeropost.com, agrees: “We have made our alliance even stronger, giving Latin Americans the opportunity to buy their favorite eBay products from the comfort of their country, with clarity and ease of pricing, using their own local currency, stress-free.”

The initial list of countries to take advantage of the partnership includes the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands (Tortola), Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Grand Cayman, Honduras, Jamaica, Panamá, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos – with more countries to be added in the near future.

Enhanced Functionality

With this new relationship, aeropost.com and eBay provide customers in Latin America and the Caribbean a unique cross-border shopping experience by allowing them to purchase eBay products on aeropost.com. After finding their perfect item on eBay, customers then copy the eBay URL into aeropost.com, which calculates an all-inclusive price that includes the price of the product, shipping, handling, taxes, and fees all rolled into one. Customers make just a single payment to aeropost.com. Depending on the country, aeropost.com offers a variety of financing options using local currency, such as cash, PayPal, zero interest financing in installments and credit card points.

Customers can feel rest assured with aeropost.com’s Warranty and Returns program, which covers most transactions. Additionally, within the customer’s aeropost.com account, customers can track the status of their packages to know when they will arrive at their destination. With more than 10 million packages processed through aeropost.com’s Miami warehouse, approximately half fly out the same day they arrive in Miami.

The integration with aeropost.com represents a broader API initiative that eBay has recently undertaken to make both buying and selling easier than ever. Late last year, eBay revamped its API platform with ten new standards-based APIs, with more to come in 2017

About aeropost.com

aeropost.com, founded in 1986 is one of the largest cross-border logistics and e-commerce companies in Latin America and the Caribbean, present in more than 40 countries. aeropost.com manages a warehouse in Miami that is more than 1700 m2. Its strategic location lets it be an ideal route for the quick entrance and exit of products from the U.S. On a daily basis, aeropost.com transports almost $1M in product across the region, no matter the shape, size or form, with a live tracking system and a 100% guarantee and returns policy.

Contact:

Tel: (408) 376-7400

United States: press@ebay.com
Canada: canada.press@ebay.com

Source: eBay

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Mall Owners Look for Sales Data Capture at POS to Bridge Rental Loss

Chennai, India, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —  As commercial real estate growth remains sober in cities across India leading to high vacancy levels in Malls, space owners these days adopt new strategy to bring tenants to cover rental revenue loss.

Bhaskar Venkatraman, Founder and Director of JusTransact.com

As per the new trend, retailers agree to pay less monthly rental but part a percentage of their monthly sales revenue to shop owners. However, in the absence of a reliable real time sales data capture system, retailers show tweaked sales data to pay low rent to owners causing huge loss to the later.

But with the availability of new POS software to capture real time sales data from shops, mall owners sitting at remote place can relax. Not only this! They can use these data to find seasonal footfalls, popular stores, popular merchandise,  peak time sales, customers’ shopping pattern and behaviour, and host of other vital business information.

As the concept is new and picking up in India, several POS software vendors offer reliable, transparent and sustainable Concessionaire Sales Data Capture solution to Indian retail sector. POS vendors also offer such services in international and domestic airports and shopping centres across India which can give real time sales to owners and cut revenue loss due to suppression of real sales data.

Airports and shopping malls require innovative technology to track sales from commercial tenants in real time and POS software such as Pathfinder’s POS PATROL offers exactly the same with additional benefits to both retailers and space owners in terms providing visibility of real time retail operations, customers’ preferences and analytical data on various parameters which can be used to improve sales.

The commercial structures are empowered to automate data capture processes through consistent and dependable system and the requisite data can be accessed online and interpreted for future usages. Sales Data Capture solution has revolutionized airports and shopping centres by offering Retail Intelligence services which has helped brands and space owners alike to improve operational efficiency, reduce cycle time, fast realization of revenue, high cash flow and improved non-aviation revenues.

POS Patrol, for example, has so far wired over 9500 retail outlets spread across 60 shopping centres and four international airports where every sale is accounted for consistent data flow and auditing.

Commenting on the trend, Bhaskar Venkatraman, Founder and CEO of JusTransact.com, a leading e-commerce portal dealing with Point of Sale technology products and solution in India, said: “Capturing real time sales data at Point Of Sales (POS) counters is the best possible way to track sales and avoid tenant-owner conflicts over rental issue. The sales data capture offers Retail Intelligence Services which is beneficial for both retailers and space owners.”

Benefits for retailers

Sales data captured can help airports and shopping malls to develop a good tenant mix, which brings more footfalls and revenue.

The sales and other information can be used to understand the Retail Dynamics of array of stores spread across vast area in just one stroke, which otherwise will be time consuming, difficult to manage, involves huge man power, and also error-prone in collecting sales data.

The data on retail operations can be utilized by stores to improve insights on sales revenues and performance.

How it works

Take for example a shopping mall having more than 100 retail outlets. All these shops are provided with POS solution for billing, staff and inventory management tool. At the same time, a software tool is embedded with each POS system which sends every sales detail to the server of the mall owners. As these days, rents are paid on the basis of revenues generated per month, sales data capture software restrains retailers from concealing the actual sales figures to pay low rent to shop owners.

The same system also works for airports where Concessionaire Sales Data Capture system is used to wire all the retailers inside the airport premises to capture real-time sales data.

 

Media Contact:

K Ramanaathan

ram@justransact.com

+91 9384612789

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Lechler GmbH migrates to the current version of Intershop Commerce Suite

  • Long-time Intershop client signs license agreement and migrates to the current platform version
  • Intershop Commerce Suite supports growth strategies and makes online shopping even easier for Lechler’s business clients

Jena, Metzingen, 2017-Feb-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — When it comes to e-commerce, Lechler GmbH will continue to rely on the solutions and expertise offered by Intershop Communications AG. The company signed a license agreement to this end in Metzingen, in Baden-Württemberg. Lechler is a family-run company that develops and produces atomizer nozzles for a wide range of applications and is among the world’s leading businesses in this sector.

Its first online shop was launched using Intershop in 2000, making Lechler GmbH a pioneer among the more than 300 Intershop clients around the world. In order to upgrade its technology and thus expand its leading position in digital B2B retail, the international company decided to switch to the current version of Intershop Commerce Suite after an intensive test phase. With this move, Lechler GmbH is investing in a market-leading, highly efficient shop solution that makes online shopping even easier and more interesting for business clients.

Tilo Nestle, project manager for e-business at Lechler GmbH, emphasizes that “the decision to stay with Intershop was made with good reason. Intershop has allowed us to turn our growth initiatives into success in the past. The new platform will also help us adapt to shifting shopping habits in the B2B segment and offer our clients an attractive, convenient shopping experience across all touchpoints.”

Axel Köhler, chief executive officer at Intershop Communications AG, adds, “we are proud of the fact that a company as renowned as Lechler is continuing to place its trust in the expertise and technology that Intershop provides. Our years of cooperation prove that we understand the challenges faced by ambitious medium-sized companies and that we offer perfect solutions for successful commerce strategies.”

About Lechler GmbH:

Lechler develops and manufactures precision nozzles for industry-specific applications. Our 135 years of experience have brought us to where we are now. The comprehensive knowledge of nozzle technology held by our more than 680 employees and a deeper understanding of typical industry processes allowed us to become an innovative leader in nozzle technology early on. Today, Lechler manufactures in Germany, England, Hungary, India, China and the USA. Additional subsidiaries and 40 offices round off our global sales network. Despite our international positioning, we are still a Swabian company at heart – with the typical passion for precision, innovation and the drive to constantly improve.

About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:

Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Source: Intershop Communications AG

EuroShop announces subjects and speakers for EuroCIS Forum and Omnichannel Forum now accessible online

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2017-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every three years when EuroShop, the World’s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair, is held in Düsseldorf, EuroCIS (organised as an annual stand-alone trade fair in the years in between) forms one of seven dimensions of EuroShop. This will also be the case again this year from 5 to 9 March. 575 exhibitors (occupying 18,500 m²) out of the altogether 2,400 exhibitors from 61 nations account for the Retail Technology Dimension of EuroShop with 126,000 m² net exhibition space. Here the global range of IT solutions specifically geared to retail will be represented almost completely.

The proven EuroCIS Forum as well as the Omnichannel Forum will also ensure considerable added value for visitors in charge of retail IT at EuroShop, too. In brief talks delivered between 6 and 9 March current practical examples will be presented as well as projects and trends revolving around retail technology. EuroShop trade visitors can attend the presentations at the two forums in Hall 6 free of charge and find out about the latest developments in concise pitches. Exhibitors and their retail partners will jointly introduce visitors to innovative approaches and outstanding solutions that have recently been implemented.

The themes covered at EuroCIS are as diversified as the subjects addressed at the forums. For instance, the EuroCIS Forum addresses the following issues:

  • Managing Digital Outlets Safely and Reliably
  • ‘Me-commerce’ Versus E-commerce: How Retailers are Fighting Back with Experiential In-store Personalisation
  • IT that Employees Endorse!
  • The Future of Connected Products is Here – Are You Ready? Discover how the IoT will change the future of retail.
  • Digital Routing for Shopping Malls – Service and Market Research Tool for the POS
  • How to Get Smart Data from Big Data?

The Omnichannel Forum focuses on the new challenges resulting from changed shoppers’ behaviour. After all, distribution channels today no longer exist side by side from the shopper’s perspective but are discretionally combined during their purchasing decisions. This is why this Forum will discuss:

  • How to Shop for Food Online in 2020
  • Individually Addressing Anonymous Shoppers in Omni-Channel Retailing
  • Media Markt and Saturn – from Digital Followers to Multichannel-Pioneers
  • Staying Relevant in the Digital Age: Beyond “Omni-channel”
  • Get ready for anytime, anywhere shopping. Learn how to create seamless customer journeys to delight today’s shoppers
  • The NEW shopper journey: intelligent pricing in an omni-channel world

The EuroCIS Forum is located in Hall 6, Stand I 75, the Omnichannel Forum in Hall 6, Stand I 09. All subjects and speakers of both the EuroCIS Forum and the Omnichannel Forum can be accessed online at www.euroshop-tradefair.com/forums

EuroShop 2017 is open to trade visitors from Sunday, 5 March 2017 to Thursday, 9 March 2017, daily from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. 1-day tickets cost EUR 70.- (EUR 50.- purchased online beforehand (e-Ticket)),  2-day tickets cost EUR 90.- (EUR 70.- purchased online beforehand) and season tickets are EUR 150.- (EUR 130.- purchased online beforehand). Admission tickets include a free return trip to EuroShop on public transport marked VRR (Verkehrsverbund-Rhein-Ruhr).

EuroShop Basics:
In 1966 EuroShop was organised for the first time by Messe Düsseldorf and is held every three years. The EHI Retail Institute acts as the event’s conceptual sponsor. The last EuroShop in 2014 registered 2,229 exhibitors from 56 countries on over 116,000 m² of net exhibition space and 109,496 trade visitors, 63% of whom came from abroad.

For further information go to www.euroshop-tradefair.com

Press Contact:

Cornelia Jokisch
(Referent)
Tel.: +49 (0)211 4560-998
Fax: +49 (0)211 4560-87998
JokischC@messe-duesseldorf.de

Tanja Karl
(Assistenz)
Tel.: +49 (0)211 4560-999
Fax: +49 (0)211 4560-87999
KarlT@messe-duesseldorf.de

Source: EuroShop

Diebold Nixdorf’s global software development center in Mumbai, India awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Management System certificate

MUMBAI, India, 2017-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers across the financial and retail industries, today (08 February 2017) announced that its global software development center in Mumbai, India, has recently been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Management System certificate. This certification is based on quality management principles including sustainable growth, strong customer focus, governance and involvement of top management, process approach, and continual improvement and review for the design, development and support of self-service software products. The audit was conducted by the Bureau Veritas Certification India under accreditation of UKAS.

Diebold Nixdorf’s global development center underwent a comprehensive analysis by independent auditors from Bureau Veritas. The appraisal recognized the center’s innovative global processes for their high level of detail and maturity. The Mumbai center plays a key role in the company’s position as a leading provider of self-service application software. The center now looks forward to enhancing the certification in 2017 by conforming to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

“We are delighted to receive the ISO 9001:2008 certification. This major achievement demonstrates strong alignment of our quality processes and business objectives, which lead to enhanced experiences for our customers,” said Jayal Lakhani, vice president, global software engineering for Diebold Nixdorf.  “Our commitment to continuous process improvement through engineering excellence enabled this important ISO certification.  We are honored to be among the select few development centers in our industry to receive this level of accreditation.”

About Bureau Veritas
Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development.

Bureau Veritas core values include integrity and ethics, impartial counsel and validation, customer focus and safety at work. Bureau Veritas is recognized and accredited by major national and international organizations.

About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

Contact(s):

Michael Jacobsen, APR
Media Relations
Email: michael.jacobsen@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: +1 330.490.3796

Steve Virostek
Investor Relations
Email: steve.virostek@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: 330-490-6319

Source: Diebold Nixdorf

Smoothie King implements NCR technology solutions for its first store in the Middle East

International smoothie bar rolls out NCR Aloha in its move to the UAE

Duluth, GA, 2017-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first Smoothie King store in the Middle East has opened with franchisee Al Ghurair Group, utilizing technology from global leader in omni-channel solutions, NCR Corporation.

Located at the Burjuman Shopping Centre, which was built by the Al Ghurair Group in 1992, Smoothie King has implemented the NCR Aloha point-of-sale (POS) platform and NCR hardware, as well as its suite of cloud-based business intelligence tools including NCR Insight and NCR Pulse Real-Time.

For the Al Ghurair Group, choosing an IT partner that had the cloud-based infrastructure that would support future growth, alongside a software suite that could provide exceptional levels of data and insight was vitally important. The best-in-class NCR Insight and NCR Pulse Real-Time tools mean that Al Ghurair’s hospitality team can have detailed up-to-the minute performance information at their fingertips – whether via a PC, tablet or smartphone.

“Tracking business performance is very important, so the NCR software was an important choice when launching Smoothie King in Dubai,” says Wael Al Shamy, brand manager for Al Ghurair Group. “As we look to grow the Smoothie King footprint across the UAE and wider Middle East, it is important that we have a partner able to provide a solution that could not only grow with our portfolio but also with new technologies. With NCR’s global hospitality experience, we know that we’ll benefit from the company’s industry insight and product roadmap.”

“In today’s technology-driven world, cash is no longer king – data is. Our innovative POS software, hardware and business management and intelligence solutions provide greater operational efficiency and business insight than ever before. We’re delighted to be working with Al Ghurair Group and continue our long-term international association with Smoothie King,” added Richard Goodall, vice president for NCR Hospitality (EMEA).

Smoothie King provides better-for-you, nutritious smoothies and has recently opened its 800th store in Florida, USA. It was launched in 1973 and has aggressive growth plans – with the aim to hit 1,000 stores by the end of 2017.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

NCR encourages investors to visit its website, which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

Web site: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

Media Contact:
Tim Henschel
NCR Corporation
770.299.5100
tim.henschel@ncr.com

Source: NCR Corporation

NeweggBusiness awarded General Services Administration Schedule contract; now a preferred source for government agencies

Contract Allows NeweggBusiness to Provide Great Tech to Government Agencies

Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — NeweggBusiness – the B2B subsidiary of leading tech-focused e-retailer Newegg – today (February 2, 2017) announced that it has been awarded General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule contract #GS-35F-089GA. This award facilitates sales engagement with agencies of the U.S. government, paving the way for revenue growth from key government institutions.

“As a holder of a GSA Schedule Contract, NeweggBusiness is now a preferred source for government buyers,” said Danny Lee, CEO of Newegg. “This milestone positions the company to earn government contracts and tap new public sector revenue streams.”

The GSA is an independent agency of the U.S. government whose purpose is to help manage and support basic functions of federal agencies. The GSA Schedule is a government-wide acquisition contract with a pre-negotiated list of products, prices and delivery terms, available for use by a wide variety of federal customers and other approved entities. With the NeweggBusiness GSA Schedule Contract in place, any government official can now purchase directly from NeweggBusiness using its GSA contract.

“Our mission has always been to make it easy for our customers to get their hands on the best tech products. Our new status with the GSA extends this mission beyond our core customers and into the government sector. We are enthusiastic about the value NeweggBusiness can now offer government organizations,” said Lee.

Government agents who would like to learn more about procuring technology products through NeweggBusiness can visit https://www.neweggbusiness.com/gsa-schedule.

About Newegg Business Inc.
NeweggBusiness Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Newegg North America Inc. It owns and operates NeweggBusiness.com, which was founded in 2010. NeweggBusinessSM is a leading online e-tailer that specializes in providing an extensive assortment of IT products, services and solutions to businesses, government agencies and educational entities of all sizes, with unique expertise serving institutions with less than 200 employees. Additionally, it serves manufacturers systems integrators and value added resellers seeking a broad assortment of sharply priced IT products, technical support services and warehousing and logistics services all backed by an efficient and sophisticated, international supply chain. NeweggBusiness, Inc. is headquartered in the City of Industry, California.

Source: NeweggBusiness Inc.

MIGROS: KOMBI 3 VON M-BUDGET JETZT MIT HIGHSPEED INTERNET

MIGROS: KOMBI 3 VON M-BUDGET JETZT MIT HIGHSPEED INTERNET

 

Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ab sofort profitieren M-Budget-Kunden von einer tollen Neuigkeit. Kombi 3-Kunden (Internet, TV und Festnetz) surfen jetzt superschnell im Internet. Die Geschwindigkeit des M-Budget Kombi 3 Angebotes wird mehr als verdoppelt von bisher 20 Mbits/s neu auf 50 Mbits/s und das zum gleichen Preis.

Kunden des Kombi 3 Angebots von M-Budget surfen ab sofort mit einer maximalen Download Speed von bis zu 50 Mbits (bisher 20 Mbit/s) und 5 Mbit/s für Uploads.

Mehr Speed zum gleichen Preis

Trotz deutlich höherer Surfgeschwindigkeit bezahlen Kunden, die ein M-Budget Kombi 3 Angebot haben gleichviel wie bisher, nämlich CHF 79.80. Für diesen Preis/Monat lässt das schnelle Kombi-3-Angebot mit Internet, TV und Festnetz keine Wünsch offen. Schnelles Herunterladen und Streamen von Dateien sind mit einer Downloadgeschwindigkeit von bis zu 50 Mbit/s kein Problem. Auch können mehrere Familienmitglieder gleichzeitig auf unterschiedlichen mobilen Geräten mit hoher Geschwindigkeit auf das Internet zugreifen. Das TV-Angebot mit 120 Sendern (50+ in HD) bietet 100 Stunden Aufnahmespeicher für Sendungen in HD Qualität und ermöglicht Replay bis zu 7 Tage in die Vergangenheit. Für extra Fr. 5.-/Monat haben Kunden die Möglichkeit TV auf zwei Fernsehern mit einer «zusätzliche TV-Box» anzuschauen. Zusätzlich zu den Anrufen ins Schweizer Festnetz sind in diesem Kombi-Paket auch Anrufe in die Mobiltelefonnetze der Schweiz unlimitiert. Wer keinen Bedarf an Festnetztelefonie hat, erhält einen Rabatt von Fr. 10.-/Monat.

Mehr Speed für alle

Bestehende M-Budget Kunden werden für ihre Treue belohnt und profitieren genauso von dieser Geschwindigkeitsanpassung wie Neukunden, für die das Angebot ebenfalls CHF 79.80 kostet.

Die Anpassung werden automatisch vorgenommen. Um sicherzustellen, dass diese Änderung bei bestehenden Kunden schnellstmöglich vorgenommen wird, empfehlen wir die WinBox (Router) mit der ON/OFF-Taste auf der Rückseite des Gerätes aus- und wieder einzuschalten.

M-Budget ist in allen Melectronics Filialen, bei der Post, Mobilezone und online bestellbar.

Weitere Infos zu den Kombi Angeboten befinden sind unter www.m-budget-kombi.ch. M-Budget Kombi Angebote mit Internet, TV und Festnetz sind bereits ab Fr. 39.80/Monat erhältlich.

Contact:

Monika Weibel
Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund
Mediensprecherin Migros
TEL: 058 570 38 23
E-MAIL: monika.weibel@mgb.ch

Source: Migros

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CommerceHub to release fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results on February 15

ALBANY, N.Y, 2017-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — CommerceHub (NASDAQ:CHUBA) (NASDAQ:CHUBK) (“CommerceHub” or the “Company”), a leading distributed commerce network for retailers and brands, today (Feb. 01, 2017) announced that it will issue its financial results for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2016 after the market close on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. On the same day, CommerceHub will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, during which its management team will discuss the Company’s financial performance and strategy, and may discuss future opportunities. After the conference call is completed, a recorded version of the call will be available at http://ir.commercehub.com.

What: CommerceHub Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results
When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Live Call: U.S./Canada Toll-Free Participants Dial-in Number: (800) 219-6912
International Toll Participants Dial-in Number: (574) 990-1026
Conference ID/Passcode: 64327494
Webcast (live and replay): http://ir.commercehub.com

About CommerceHub:
CommerceHub is a distributed commerce network connecting supply, demand and delivery that helps retailers and brands increase sales by expanding product assortments, promoting products on the channels that perform, and enabling rapid, on-time customer delivery. With its robust platform and proven scalability, CommerceHub helped approximately 9,500 customers achieve an estimated $11.6 billion in Gross Merchandise Value in 2015.

Investor Relations Contact:
Erik Morton
1-206-971-7712
investor@commercehub.com

Media Contact:
Sara Ajemian DiGennaro
Communications
1-917-499-6592
sara.ajemian@digennaro-usa.com

Source: CommerceHub/globenewswire

A.S. Watson Group further invests in big data capabilities through partnership with Rubikloud

HONG KONG, 2017-Feb-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe, announced today ( February 1, 2017) a partnership with Toronto-based Rubikloud as part of its investment in big data capabilities. The Group will invest USD 70 million (approximately HKD540 million) in the coming three years on big data, to further enhance customer experience and operational efficiencies using machine learning and data visualisation applications.

Rubikloud is a Toronto-based company, with seed round funding led by Horizon Ventures, the investment arm of Mr Li Ka-shing. Over the next three years, ASW will partner with Rubikloud to deploy RubiCore, the company’s data enterprise platform built for easier artificial intelligence applications plug-in, as well as two of its machine learning applications, namely Promotion Manager and Lifecycle Manager, in ASW’s network of 13,300 retail stores across 25 Asian and European markets.

Expanding the Winning Partnership across the Globe
The ASW-Rubikloud partnership began in 2015 at one of ASW’s European operations. In just 10 months, Rubikloud’s machine-learning application Lifecycle Manager successfully generated incremental sales from direct-to-customer CRM campaigns by more than 8%. This initial winning partnership led to the deployment of Rubikloud’s Promotion Manager application for ASW’s UK flagship brand Superdrug, expected to bring about more accurate sales forecasts and more efficient operations, and has since grown into the Group-level partnership being announced today.

Making Smarter Decisions Faster
Rubikloud’s RubiCore will help enhance operational excellence within ASW, by rapidly integrating many legacy databases from across business units and sources, into a single, elastic cloud enabled database. This exercise is expected to shorten the roll-out lead time of current and future machine learning tools by 50-80%. Specifically, newer visualisation platforms and machine learning applications across ASW will all have access to the same data from a single location in the cloud for enhanced real-time decision making. ASW believes such tool is crucial to excel in retail management and operations.

By harmonising all corporate databases into single data architecture, it is expected that the impactful machine-learning-driven solutions provided by Rubikloud will allow tailor-made promotion strategy recommendations. Rubikloud’s total solution will allow ASW’s retail brands to provide the right offers to the right customers, enabling truly customer-centric and optimised marketing promotions.

Malina Ngai, Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson Group, sets high expectation over the big data partner appointment, “We are investing in big data amid global economic uncertainties because we believe that technology is a critical enabler for successful retailing in today’s world. With the right technology, we will be able to focus our resources, from the backend support to shop floor, on building better customer experience. Rubikloud has cutting-edge machine learning applications and their new thinking in data science is a true value-add to our well established retail experience.”

According to Kerry Liu, CEO of Rubikloud, the company aims to support ASW to further enhance its capabilities in personalising customer offers through advanced targeting, as well as optimising promotional effectiveness. “We are thrilled to partner with a global retail leader like A.S. Watson Group. At Rubikloud we focus on applying machine learning and flexible big data architectures in practical applications, which means driving tangible business impact.”

About A.S. Watson Group
Established in Hong Kong in 1841, A.S. Watson Group is the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe with 13,300 stores in 25 markets. Each year, over three billion customers and members shop with our 13 retail brands, both in stores and online.

A.S. Watson Group is also a member of the world-renowned multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, which has five core businesses – ports and related services, retail, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications in over 50 countries.

Please visit www.aswatson.com for more in-depth information about A.S. Watson Group and its brands. You may also stay in touch with us via our digital presence (eCommerce, social media, mobile app & more); more details are at http://www.aswatson.com/our-customers/digitalasw/.

About Rubikloud
Rubikloud is a leading machine intelligence platform for enterprise retailers. Rubikloud sits at the intersection of an enterprise software revolution. Embedded machine learning, industry specific decision engines, and elastic cloud compliant architectures will be at the forefront of all future enterprise software systems. Rubikloud’s big-data architecture gathers retailer data from both legacy and new online and offline systems. This data is then used to help retailers make tangible actions that grow their loyalty revenue, promotion forecast accuracy, and merchandising profitability. The Toronto-based company works with leading omnichannel retailers around the world.

Contact:

Tel: +852 2606 8833
Fax: +852 2690 2836
Email: grouppr@aswatson.com

Source: A.S. Watson Group

NCR Silver introduces redesigned tablet-based POS application with optimized user interface and improved customer experience

Improved user interface delivers simpler navigation, reduced transaction times

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Silver has launched a redesigned tablet-based point-of-sale (POS) application, which offers small businesses quicker access to information and faster transaction times via an optimized user interface and improved customer experience.

NCR Silver Version 4 has been redesigned with speed in mind, eliminating 33 taps from the transaction process. Top features include:

  • Vibrant, Easy-to-Use Interface – Version 4 includes a simplified touch-screen navigation menu, new colors, larger buttons and modernized type font to make the system easier to read.
  • Slide-out Menus – The introduction of a slide-out menu gives customers easier access to the main ticket screen.
  • Reduced Pop-Ups –The removal of many pop-up screens provides business owners with faster access to every function.

A beta user of the redesigned app, Darcy Lynn, owner of Roswell, GA-based Cakes by Darcy, has already experienced the positive impact on her business and work day.

“NCR Silver helps my business make better decisions and connect with customers,” Lynn said. “With the new interface, it’s even easier to navigate. The slide-out menu in particular is really nice. It makes everything, even clocking out, faster.”

“NCR is constantly looking for ways to add value and insights to the small business experience,’’ said Chris Poelma, president and general manager of NCR Silver. “With that, we take customer feedback and insights into everything we do – including technology enhancements to our platform.”

A video of the new version is available here. To learn more about NCR Silver features, visit www.ncrsilver.com, or call 1-877-630-9711. NCR Small Business provides live, 24/7 U.S.-based customer support for NCR Silver users. NCR Silver mobile POS runs in the cloud, uses consumer-friendly technology, works on Apple® devices running the latest iOS, and offers a POS solution catered to franchises as well.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Website: www.ncr.com | www.ncrsilver.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation; @NCRSilver

Media Contacts:
Aaron Gould
NCR Public Relations
212.589.8556
aaron.gould@ncr.com

Source: NCR Corporation

Intershop as headline sponsor will host roundtable discussions, workshops at the Internet Retailing B2B Summit 2017

Berlin, Germany, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop is sponsoring the Internet Retailing B2B Summit 2017, which takes place on 25 January at the DBB Forum in Berlin. As headline sponsor, Intershop will host an interactive roundtable on optimizing B2B order management processes, as well as two technology solution workshops aimed at B2B organizations that need to master digital transformation, integrate their various channels and create a seamless experience that meets changing customer expectations.

  • 12:05-13:00
    Roundtable: Why you should refine your B2B order management strategy to address changed customer purchase behaviors
    Presenter: Matthias Mueller, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Intershop
  • 15:50-16:10
    Tech Solution Workshop: Digital Transformation at B2B Companies – Best Practices and Pitfalls
    Speaker: Tobias Giese, Director Sales Solutions, Intershop
  • 16:20-16:40
    Tech Solution Workshop: The perfect B2B2C Scenario. How to integrate your dealers and provide a seamless customer experience for end users
    Speaker: Tobias Giese, Director Sales Solutions, Intershop

The Internet Retailing B2B Summit provides a forum for top-level executives from leading B2B industries to address the challenges they face in transforming their businesses for the digital age. The highly immersive one-day event will bring together high-level thinkers and practitioners in roundtable discussions, workshops and leadership panels, and will focus on successful innovation amongst the very best organizations. For more information, visit http://www.intershop.com/event-details/internet-retailing-b2b-summit.

About Intershop
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:
Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Source: Intershop Communications AG

Shopify and America’s #1 Life and Business Strategist Tony Robbins partner for the 2017 Build a BIGGER Business competition

Build a BIGGER Business, an evolution of Shopify’s flagship competition, aims to elevate established small and mid-sized companies

OTTAWA, Canada, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP)(TSX: SHOP), the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, is partnering with New York Times #1 best-selling author, philanthropist and America’s #1 Life and Business Strategist Tony Robbins on the 2017 Build a BIGGER Business competition, which is now open to applicants at www.shopify.com/BIGGER.

An evolution of the long-running Build a Business competition – one of the world’s biggest entrepreneurial contests – the new competition aims to equip established small and medium-sized businesses and trend-setting entrepreneurs with the resources and mentorship needed to accelerate their business dreams. The partnership with Robbins marks his second year guiding entrepreneurs using the Shopify platform.

“With the right coaching, the right tools and the right mindset, entrepreneurs can take their businesses to incredible heights,” said Robbins. “I’ve seen it firsthand at our Business Mastery events as well as through the Shopify Build a Business competition. Helping the leaders of tomorrow stretch the boundaries of what they thought was possible is a longtime passion of mine, and I’m thrilled to continue this partnership.”

Over the past six years, Shopify’s competitions have helped create over a 100,000 new businesses that have sold millions of dollars in products.

“Since the launch of the Build a Business program in 2010, we’ve seen thousands of companies start and grow successful businesses using Shopify under the tutelage of the world’s best business minds,” said Harley Finkelstein, COO at Shopify. “In keeping with tradition, we’re equally excited to watch this year’s field of competitors embark on a new journey.”

Eligibility

The competition is open to privately-held businesses in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that have been in operation for one year or longer.  These businesses must already sell on the internet, migrate to or already operate on Shopify, and have 2016 sales between US$1 million and US$50 million.

How it Works

The competition kicks off this month with an open call for eligible entrants on January 19, 2017 from Robbins’ Business Mastery event, a 5-day seminar for entrepreneurs in Palm Beach.  Eligible entrants will receive coaching from mentors and experts through the Build a BIGGER Business online academy – an exclusive resource for competitors. The entrants will be assessed from March to July 2017, and those that perform the best during the course of the competition will be declared winners in eight categories: Highest Total Gross Sales Gain, Highest Percentage Growth, Best Scale Strategy, Best Marketing Strategy, Best Raving Fan Culture, The Disruptor, Tony Robbins’ Choice and Shopify’s Pick. For the Official Rules, visit www.shopify.com/build-a-BIGGER-business/rules.

The Prize

In the Fall, all winners will travel to New York to participate in an exclusive New York Stock Exchange experience, and afterwards, they will embark on a learning retreat with Robbins and other Shopify coaches at Tony’s exclusive Namale Resort and Spa – the #1 resort in Fiji. The two entrant businesses that achieve the highest growth in sales and the highest percentage growth will also receive a potentially life-changing prize, including a marketing and brand strategy campaign, a feature story with a leading business publication and 24 months’ of Shopify Plus subscription fees for free.

All participants will gain access to the exclusive Build a BIGGER Business online academy with videos, tutorials and written content.  Participants will also receive advice from official mentors, including: Tony Robbins; Daymond John (Founder & CEO, FUBU); Tim Ferriss (Investor & best-selling Author); Marie Forleo (Author, TV Host); Tom Farley (CEO, NYSE); Debbie Sterling(Founder, Goldieblox), Scott Allison (Chairman & CEO, Allison+Partners), Jean-Francois Bouchard (CEO, Sid Lee), and Harley Finkelstein (COO, Shopify).

About Shopify

Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations and pop-up shops. The platform also provides a merchant with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify currently powers over 325,000 businesses in approximately 150 countries and is trusted by big brands including Tesla, Red Bull, Nestle, GE, Kylie Cosmetics, and many more.

About Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, #1 New York Times best-selling author, philanthropist and the nation’s #1 Life and Business Strategist. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations and organizational turnaround, he has served as an advisor to leaders around the world for more than 4 decades. Author of five internationally bestselling books, including the recent New York Times #1 best-seller MONEY: MASTER THE GAME and the soon to be released UNSHAKEABLE: YOUR FINANCIAL FREEDOM PLAYBOOK.

Source: Shopify

NCR Corporation to release its 4Q and full-year 2016 financial results on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Duluth, Ga., 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results after the market close on Thursday, February 9, 2017. A conference call is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the same day.

Participants should plan to access the call 15 minutes prior to the start time to ensure a smooth connection. Details are as follows:

Dial in Number Passcode Time/Date
Conference call

 

888-820-9413
(US/Canada)+1913-312-0415
(International)
5508697

 

4:30 p.m. EST, February 9, 2017

The live conference call, replay and slides will also be available at http://investor.ncr.com/.

To listen to a replay of this conference call, please register here using the passcode: 5508697.

For any difficulties accessing the conference call, please contact Mary Burke from NCR at (678) 808-7643.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., USA, with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries.

Web site: www.ncr.com | www.ncrsilver.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

Investor Contact:

Michael Nelson
NCR Corporation
678.808.6995
Michael.Nelson@ncr.com 

Media Contact:
Scott Sykes
NCR Corporation
212.589.8428
scott.sykes@ncr.com

Source: NCR Corporation

Alibaba becomes the official “Cloud Services” and “E-Commerce Platform Services” Partner of the Olympic Channel

Breakthrough partnership will support the IOC and the Olympic Movement achieve Olympic Agenda 2020 vision in a new digital era

Davos, Switzerland, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) today (19 January 2017 ) jointly announced a long-term partnership through 2028. Joining The Olympic Partner (TOP) worldwide sponsorship programme, Alibaba will become the official “Cloud Services” and “E-Commerce Platform Services” Partner, as well as a Founding Partner of the Olympic Channel.

The partnership was announced today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with IOC President Thomas Bach, Alibaba Group Founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma and Alibaba Group Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang.

Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, said: “In this new digital world, Alibaba is uniquely positioned to help the IOC achieve a variety of key objectives outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, while positively shaping the future of the Olympic Movement. This is a ground-breaking, innovative alliance, and will help drive efficiencies in the organisation of the Olympic Games through 2028, whilst also supporting the global development of digital opportunities including the Olympic Channel.”

“Alibaba’s partnership with the IOC is built on a foundation of shared values and a common vision for connecting the world and enriching people’s lives,” said Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group. “We are proud to support Olympic Agenda 2020, using our innovations and technologies to help evolve the Olympic Games for the digital era.”

Through this partnership, Alibaba’s contributions to the Olympic Movement will include:

  • best-in-class cloud computing infrastructure and cloud services to help the Olympic Games operate more efficiently, effectively and securely, including supporting big data analytics requirements;
  • the creation of a global e-commerce platform for Olympic stakeholders to engage and connect with fans seeking official Olympic licensed products manufactured by the Olympic parties’ official licensees, and selected sports products, on a worldwide basis; and
  • leveraging Alibaba’s leading digital media technologies and know-how to develop and customise the Olympic Channel for a Chinese audience.

“Alibaba is proud to empower the International Olympic Committee in a game-changing digital transformation, while moving another step closer toward our goal to serve 2 billion consumers,” said Daniel Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group. “We will leverage our experience in serving a young user base to help connect more young people to the Olympic Movement, helping to strengthen our brand through this historic partnership.”

Tsunekazu Takeda, the IOC’s Marketing Commission Chair, said: “We are delighted to be working in the long term with Alibaba for the benefit of the Olympic Movement. This strategic partnership underlines the global appeal of the Olympic values and opens an exciting new chapter in this digital age.”

Alibaba is the first company to make a long-term commitment to the IOC through 2028 and the first Chinese company to commit to the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

Alibaba will support the organisers of each edition of the Olympic Games, and the Olympic Movement around the world. These rights will include advertising and promotional use of Olympic marks and imagery from the Olympic Games as well as marks from the National Olympic Committees.

Alibaba’s global activation rights will include the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the Olympic and Olympic Winter Games in 2024, 2026 and 2028 in cities yet to be selected by the IOC.

Conference Call Details:

Alibaba Group and the IOC will host a conference call to discuss this new global partnership at 3 p.m. CET / 9 a.m. EST on 19 January 2017.

Dial & Conference ID:

  • International: +65 6713 5330
  • US: +1 844 760 0770
  • UK: +44 203 713 5084
  • Hong Kong: +852 3018 8307
  • Conference ID: 56463850

A digital recording of the conference call will be available for replay two hours after completion through 22 January. To access:

Webcast of Press Conference

The press conference will be webcast live and archived by the World Economic Forum at the following link:
https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2017/player?p=1&pi=1&id=87396

About the IOC
The International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit independent international organisation made up of volunteers, which is committed to building a better world through sport. It redistributes more than 90 per cent of its income to the wider sporting movement, which means that every day the equivalent of USD 3.25 million goes to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world.

About Alibaba Group
Alibaba Group’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. The company aims to build the future infrastructure of commerce. It envisions that its customers will meet, work and live at Alibaba, and that it will be a company that lasts at least 102 years.

For more information and corporate b-roll visit Alibaba’s new corporate site Alizila.com

IOC Media Relations Team:

Tel: +41 21 621 6000
Email: pressoffice@olympic.org
Or visit our website at www.olympic.org

Videos: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/iocmedia

Broadcast quality footage: IOC Newsroom: http://iocnewsroom.com/

Photos: For an extensive selection of photos available shortly after each event, follow IOC on Flickr. To request archive photos and footage, please contact: images@olympic.org

Source: Alibaba Group

Alibaba Cloud, National University of Singapore and EZ-Link to boost Singapore’s smart computing and data-driven capabilities

Singapore, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and EZ-Link, Singapore’s largest issuer of Contactless e-Purse Application (CEPAS) compliant cards, today (Alibaba Group) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate and boost Singapore’s smart computing and data-driven capabilities.

The collaboration between the three organizations will bolster the University’s data science curriculum and pave the way for a pilot data analytics project with EZ-Link. It will also help build local IT skillsets, meet enterprise demands and support the research and development of advanced technologies in the Big Data era.

Mr. Ethan Yu, Vice President of Alibaba Group and General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Global said, “Singapore has been a pioneer in fostering innovation and technological disruption in Asia, and we are proud to contribute to the nation’s development through our partnership with NUS and EZ-Link. By leveraging the expertise of academia, the government and enterprises, we intend to raise the bar in nurturing talent, business and communities to reach new frontiers of the digital economy.”

Alibaba Cloud will contribute USD 500,000 in cloud credits towards the use of its cloud platform and data centres by students and researchers from NUS for academic and research purposes. IT experts from Alibaba Cloud will also offer hands-on lessons on the use of Alibaba Cloud’s platform for NUS staff and students.

In addition, Alibaba Cloud and NUS will collaborate in the areas of cloud computing, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, quantum computing, and interactive digital media, as well as identifying opportunities for joint research projects and information exchange.

“NUS contributes to Singapore’s vision of becoming a digital economy through our University’s strengths – creating value through fundamental and applied research, and training the next generation of digital talent. By working with Alibaba Cloud, a global cloud leader, we can tap into its extensive ecosystem and technology capabilities for these efforts. The partnership with Alibaba Cloud and EZ-Link further demonstrates the close collaboration between academia and industry in solving real-world problems, and will help contribute towards a future, cashless Singapore,” said Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Deputy President (Research & Technology).”

The collaboration provides a platform for all three organizations to work collectively on harnessing data and translating it into ready-to-implement solutions which will positively impact Singaporeans and businesses. Alibaba Cloud and NUS are currently working with EZ-Link to analyze card usage patterns across the EZ-Link card schemes, service touch points, and customer segments to improve customer experience and create better services via real-time insights.

“The MoU signing with Alibaba Cloud and NUS is a momentous step for EZ-Link, demonstrating our commitment to embrace the power of data analytics to drive next-generation cashless possibilities for our customers. Alibaba Cloud’s global technological prowess, NUS’ growing digital know-how and EZ-Link’s cashless expertise will provide a robust framework to convert usage pattern data into actionable intelligence. It will move our customers into an era whereby they will be served according to their behaviour, interests and needs,” said Mr. Nicholas Lee, Chief Executive Officer of EZ-Link Pte Ltd.

About Alibaba Cloud
Established in September 2009, Alibaba Cloud (intl.aliyun.com), Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, develops highly scalable platforms for cloud computing and data management. It provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support growing enterprises worldwide, including customers, sellers and other businesses participating in Alibaba Group’s online and mobile commerce ecosystem. Alibaba Cloud is a business of Alibaba Group.

About National University of Singapore (NUS)
A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

NUS has 17 faculties and schools across three campuses. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. Over 38,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.

NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 30 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner in Singapore’s fifth RCE. The University has established many research partnerships and joint laboratories with academic institutions, industry leaders and government agencies. Research activities are strategic and robust, and NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. The University also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.

For more information on NUS, please visit www.nus.edu.sg.

About EZ-Link Pte Ltd
EZ-Link’s core business is in the sale, distribution and management of EZ-Link cards, as well as the clearing and settlement of all EZ-Link card transactions generated in transit and non-transit (retail/merchant) sectors. To date, more than 17 million new CEPAS-compliant EZ-Link cards have been issued. In 2015, EZ-Link unveiled two new innovations in Singapore, EZ-Charms, the first non-card form factor, as well as the “EZ-Link Rewards with Perx” to reward commuters for using public transport with the EZ-Link card. EZ-Link continues to set new cashless trends with the “My EZ-Link Mobile” application, the world’s first Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile application for contactless card top-ups; “EZ-Link NFC SIM”, the first NFC payment service on Singapore’s public transit; and “EZ-Pay”, Singapore’s first free card-less ERP payment service.

Media Contacts:

Alibaba Cloud
Sindy Shi
Alibaba Group
+86 150 2192 5635
ruoyun.sry@alibaba-inc.com

Sheena Cheong
Text100 Global Communications
+65 6603 9017
alibabacloud@text100.com.sg

National University of Singapore
Goh Yu Chong
Manager, Media Relations
Office of Corporate Relations
National University of Singapore
+65 6601 16533
yuchong.goh@nus.edu.sg

EZ-Link
Sherman Peh
Associate
The Right Spin Pte Ltd
DID: +65 6325 5927
Email: sherman@therightspin.com.sg

Janice Xu
Manager, Marketing Communications
EZ-Link Pte Ltd
Email: janicexu@ezlink.com.sg

Source: Alibaba Group

Gustav Ehlert GmbH migrates its commerce platform to Intershop to develop new sales channels and lower its total cost of ownership

  • New commerce platform lowers total cost of ownership
  • Enables multi-channel strategy for the wholesaler
  • Can establish new online shops in a fast and professional way

Jena, Germany, 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gustav Ehlert GmbH, the leading wholesaler of packaging, cleaning agents, hygiene clothing and spices for the food processing industry is migrating its commerce platform to Intershop in order to develop new sales channels and lower its total cost of ownership (TCO).

The family business, founded in 1924, stores more than 18,000 products in its own warehouse (more than 6,000 square meters) and delivers its goods via its own trucks and logistic partners. With around 80,000 annual transactions, more than 85,000 individual price lists and 750 suppliers, Ehlert needed a commerce partner that could optimize its logistics and distribution costs by selling related products online 24/7 and establish new online shops in a fast and professional way.

A traditional wholesale business, Ehlert has a huge number of transactions at high costs of which. The Company wanted to address that in order to continue the success of the brand which has already spanned four generations. With the expansion of its online business and a centralized customer interface that optimizes all customer transactions, Ehlert is planning to grow its annual revenue by 50 percent by 2020.

Axel Köhler, member of the board at Intershop: “Ehlert chose Intershop for its huge feature set and the ease with which new online shops can be rolled out. The TCO of its incumbent platform was too high for this new project, particularly in terms of agency and development time.”

The implementation team at nubizz GmbH will have Intershop Commerce Management 7.7 live by the summer 2017, after which Ehlert will work on a customer centric wholesale strategy with several shops. Ehlert will also integrate Perfion for product information management (PIM) and Targit as its business intelligence (BI) Solution.

About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:
Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Source: Intershop Communications AG

CB Bank in Myanmar rolls out cardless cash withdrawal and P2P payment services with advanced technology from Diebold Nixdorf

Leading Myanmar retail bank rolling out cardless cash withdrawal and P2P payment services with advanced technology from Diebold Nixdorf

North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Co-Operative Bank Limited (CB Bank) in Myanmar has awarded Diebold Nixdorf an extensive contract for systems, software and services to expand its self-service cash offerings beyond the country’s main commercial hub Yangon. The bank will add 500 new ATMs and cash recyclers to its current network of 500 terminals supplied by Diebold Nixdorf.

Recently, Diebold Nixdorf helped CB Bank migrate all its ATMs to more secure EMV chip card technology and obtain EMV certification with both VISA and MasterCard. EMV is a technical standard for smart payment cards introduced by Europay, Mastercard and VISA.

Diebold Nixdorf is also assisting CB Bank with the implementation of cardless cash withdrawals at ATMs. The solution allows bank customers to use their mobile devices to generate a one-time PIN to activate a withdrawal at an ATM either for themselves or for a third party without requiring a bankcard. The technology provides an innovative person-to-person payment service to consumers especially in developing markets, and underscores Diebold Nixdorf’s commitment to drive connected commerce and help bridge the digital and physical worlds.

“Diebold Nixdorf was awarded the contract due to its superior product quality, flexible software and ability to offer field service for both hardware and software within the country,” said U Kyaw Lynn, CEO and Executive Vice Chairman, at CB Bank. “With the help of their advanced technology and services provided, we aim to become one of Myanmar’s top banks offering secure, innovative and convenient cash services across our branch, online and mobile channels.”

Diebold Nixdorf’s Myanmar partner, Kaytumadi iSolutions, will localize product features and begin installing the new systems at the start of next year. The rollout is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.

Diebold Nixdorf will service the entire 1,000-strong fleet of advanced cash systems in CB Bank’s network of 180 branches.

“Together with our local partner, we are enabling CB Bank to extend the reach of its self-service offerings and win a greater share of Myanmar’s growing market for cash services,” said Neil Emerson, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific, at Diebold Nixdorf.

Demand for cash is strong in Myanmar. Cash is the main mode of payment in the southeastern Asia country of more than 53 million people. Competition to provide cash services is also fierce. CB Bank already operates one of the largest ATM networks in the country and aims to expand its market position even further by doubling the number of terminals in its self-service network.

CB Bank benefits from its IT partner’s wealth of local experience in Myanmar. Diebold Nixdorf, which has been delivering solutions to CB Bank since 2012, is a major supplier of cash-handling technology and services to all major banks in the country and across the Asia-Pacific region.

About Co-Operative Bank Limited
Established since 1992, CB Bank is one of the earliest and largest private sector banks in Myanmar, employing about 7000 employees. CB Bank has business lines in retail banking, corporate banking and SME banking. CB Bank offers services in consumer financing, cards & merchant services, corporate finance & advisory, international trade, treasury and transaction banking. CB Bank has 180 branches, 350 mobile banking agents and more than 500 ATMs all over the country. CB Bank launched the first ATM in Myanmar on 1 November 2011 and since then has grown it ATM network in excess of 500 ATMs. The bank was the first to launch Self Service Cash Deposit and Cash Recycling Services in the country. CB also holds the top market position in card issuing bank and POS merchant acquisition in Myanmar. The self-service banking services of the bank are branded as EASI Banking.
Visit www.cbbank.com.mm for more information.

About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol ‘DBD’. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

Contact:

Ulrich Nolte
Media Relations – Germany
Email: ulrich.nolte@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: +49 5251 693 5211

Steve Virostek
Investor Relations
Email: steve.virostek@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: 330-490-6319

Source: Diebold Nixdorf

MagnifyMoney: eight of the top 10 mobile banking apps are powered by NCR’s Digital Banking solutions portfolio

NCR’s Digital Banking customers in the US represent eight of 2016’s Top 10 mobile banking apps, including the best overall, Eastman Credit Union

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today( January 18, 2016) announced that eight of the top 10 mobile banking apps are powered by NCR’s Digital Banking solutions portfolio, according to MagnifyMoney’s third-annual Mobile Banking App Study. This is the third year in a row that NCR’s community financial institution (CFI) customers were honored in the ’10 Best Overall’ category.

The study named Eastman Credit Union, a financial services cooperative with over $3.1 billion in assets and serving over 155,000 members at over 20 branches in Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and Texas, as the ‘Best Overall App’. NCR worked closely with ECU to build and deploy its mobile app to provide a better customer experience.

“At Eastman Credit Union, we strive to provide our members with the best products and services and our mobile applications are no exception,” said Darrell Dinsmore, VP Information Technology at ECU. “By partnering with NCR, an industry leader, we are able to offer our members a best-in-class mobile solution that meets their needs when it comes to managing their finances on the go.”

Of the apps honored, NCR also powers: ESL Federal Credit Union (New York), Redstone FCU (Alabama), SEFCU (New York), Wright-Patt Credit Union (Ohio), Tower Federal Credit Union (Maryland), Delta Community CU (Georgia), and Hudson Valley FCU (New York).

“It is extremely exciting to see so many NCR customers once again highlighted as providing best-in-class, deeply engaging and satisfying mobile experiences to their users,” said José Resendiz, Vice President and Financial Services Leader, NCR. “These high ratings are a testament of NCR’s commitment to deliver industry leading mobile banking applications for financial institutions.  We use design thinking to create easy-to-use experiences that proactively solve real customer needs with the latest in technology.”

MagnifyMoney compiled the ratings of iOS and Android banking apps from over 100 of the biggest banks and credit unions, including the 50 largest banks and 50 largest credit unions along with a selection of top online direct banks. The data, collected from the iTunes and Google Play stores the week of November 30, 2016, was used to create a composite 1 to 5 rating, factoring a weighted average of the ratings from both the iOS and Android platforms. MagnifyMoney then ranked each app based on its user rating score.

“In the past five years, adoption of mobile banking more than doubled, while the number of people banking on tablets increased more than eightfold,” said Nick Clements, founder of MagnifyMoney.com. “Mobile banking is a lifeline for more and more customers and the top rated apps on MagnifyMoney’s list deliver on reliability and simplicity.”

NCR’s 2017 product roadmap will continue to deliver the most feature-rich apps designed to bring powerful and optimized functionality to its mobile solutions offers.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Web sites: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

Media Contact:
Aaron Gould
NCR Public Relations
212.589.8556
aaron.gould@ncr.com

Source: NCR Corporation

EarthLink and Boston Retail Partners to help retailers transition to a true unified commerce platform

ATLANTA, 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — EarthLink Holdings Corp. (ELNK) and Boston Retail Partners (BRP) today (Jan. 16, 2017) announced the launch of a new Unified Commerce as a Service offering to help retailers transition from current faux omni-channel environments to a true unified commerce platform. The Unified Commerce as a Service offering delivers a unique combination of consulting expertise with direct access to technology solutions that provide the clearest path to achieve a unified commerce environment. Combining EarthLink’s network, voice and hosting services and BRP’s consulting and implementation services, Unified Commerce as a Service helps retailers define their unified commerce strategy, select the right hardware and as a service software for their environment, implement advanced technology and networks, and provide architecture and integration services that will enable a seamless customer experience.

Going beyond omni-channel, unified commerce eliminates the barriers between internal channel silos to leverage a common commerce platform. By bringing all retail systems together on an integrated platform, unified commerce positions retailers to better respond to customer demands, provide enhanced customer experience across channels and respond in real time. Unified commerce combines in-store POS, mobile, Web, customer history and loyalty, product information and reviews, suggested selling, order management, order routing, call center and clienteling into one integrated platform. This new retail paradigm delivers a channel-agnostic customer experience that is personal, mobile, seamless and secure.

A flexible, real-time network is key to integrating the data analytics needed to support a persona-based unified commerce experience. The EarthLink and BRP Unified Commerce as a Service offering will leverage SD-WAN to support as a service options as part of a retailer’s unified commerce strategy. Retailers will benefit from EarthLink SD-WAN Concierge, a fully-managed service built on personalized and proactive expert guidance and a robust SD-WAN platform that helps ensure optimal network connectivity in support of all unified commerce applications.

“By joining forces in the summer of 2016, EarthLink and BRP have created a robust offering for retailers that establishes a new path to unified commerce,” said Joe Eazor, Chief Executive Officer and President of EarthLink. “With the launch of Unified Commerce as a Service at NRF, we are enabling retailers to more rapidly adapt the technologies needed to provide a seamless, cross-channel customer experience.”

According to BRP’s 2017 POS/Customer Engagement Survey, 52 percent of retailers indicate that omni-channel integration is a top priority and 71% indicate that they plan to have a unified commerce platform within three years, up from 9% today. While retailers understand the importance of moving to a unified commerce model, it can be a daunting endeavor when considering the scope of a commerce platform that enables and supports every customer touch point in real-time.

“Combining EarthLink’s technology and network expertise with BRP’s consulting and industry insight offers retailers a one-stop shop to move to a unified commerce platform, which simplifies and speeds the process,” said Ken Morris, Principal, BRP. “We recognize that it is challenging for retailers to implement a unified commerce platform, however, the benefits of decreased overall costs, increased revenues and improved customer satisfaction are well worth the investment.”

To learn more about EarthLink and BRP’s new offering please visit us at NRF booth #3963.

About EarthLink

EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp.) (ELNK) is a leading network services provider dedicated to delivering great customer experiences in a cloud connected world. We help thousands of multi-location businesses securely establish critical connections in the cloud. Our solutions for cloud and hybrid networking, security and compliance, and unified communications provide the cost-effective performance and agility to serve customers anytime, anywhere, via any channel, or any device. We operate a nationwide network spanning 29,000+ fiber route miles, with 90 metro fiber rings and secure data centers that provide ubiquitous data and voice IP coverage. To learn why thousands of specialty retailers, restaurants, franchisors, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms, local governments, residential consumers and other carriers choose to connect with us, visit us at www.earthlink.com, @earthlink, on LinkedIn and Google+.

Media Inquiries: 

David Naumann
916-673-7757

Source: BRP

Al Rajhi Bank partners with Diebold Nixdorf to develop an award-winning biometric-enabled self-service solution

Customized debit card printing enhances consumer experience

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Al Rajhi Bank, a leading international banking group, recently partnered with Diebold Nixdorf to collaboratively develop an award-winning biometric-enabled self-service solution. The custom solution is the first to enable debit card printing via biometric authentication at a self-service terminal in the Middle East. In an effort to drive connected commerce in the region, 100 of the custom units with this unique service have been made available in Al Rajhi Bank’s branches through a local distribution partner, Alhamrani Universal Company.

“We are delighted to be the first bank to introduce this unique feature in the region, which will provide our customers with a secured and individualized service in just a matter of seconds,” said Saleh Alzumaie, general manager of retail banking group, Al Rajhi Bank. “Our collaboration with Diebold Nixdorf has been fruitful at turning our vision into reality with their collaborative approach to innovation.”

To print a new debit card, consumers can now use biometric fingerprint readers to authenticate themselves, select how their name will appear on the card, quickly receive the new card and continue on with their day. This service is part of a variety of additional services available on the self-service terminal such as check book printing, statement printing, pre-account opening, local and international remittances and more.

“In the Middle East, software-driven services such as digital onboarding and biometric authentication are readily being adopted,” said Habib Hanna, Diebold Nixdorf managing director, Middle East. “Diebold Nixdorf’s technology leadership is continuing to enable our customers to stay ahead in this rapidly changing, increasingly digital consumer landscape.”

“We are delighted to have worked closely with Al Rajhi Bank on this great achievement, and we’re committed to providing top quality services and delivering the latest innovations to financial institutions in the Middle East,” said Tariq Abdat, president, Alhamrani Universal Company.

About Al Rajhi Bank
Founded in 1957, Al Rajhi Bank is a leading International banking group with total assets of SR 307 billion (US$ 80 billion), a paid up capital of SR 16.25 billion (US$ 4.33 billion), employing more than 9,600 associates. With over 58 years of experience in banking and trading activities, the various individual establishments under the Al Rajhi name were merged into the umbrella ‘Al Rajhi trading and exchange corporation’ in 1978 and it was in 1988 that the bank was also established as a Saudi share holding company. With an established base in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Al Rajhi Bank has a vast network of over 600 branches, more than 4,400 ATM’s, and 60,000 POS units installed with merchants and the largest customer base of any bank in the Kingdom. The first men’s branch was opened in Aldirah in 1957, with the first ladies branch being opened in AlShmaisi in 1979.

About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

Contact:

Renee Murphy
Media Relations
Email: renee.murphy@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: 330-490-5825

Steve Virostek
Investor Relations
Email: steve.virostek@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: 330-490-6319

Source: Diebold Nixdorf

Globus hypermarket rolls out NCR FastLane Mobile Shopper powered by Re-Vision in Russia

The Scan & Go system is based on the NCR FastLane Mobile Shopper powered by Re-Vision solution and is the first customer implementation in Europe

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in omni-channel technologies, announced that the Globus hypermarket chain is the first supermarket in Europe to introduce the NCR FastLane Mobile Shopper powered by Re-Vision. In mid-December, Globus rolled out the solution in one of its hypermarkets in the Moscow region offering consumers a scan-as-you-shop option. Globus customers can now pick up a Zebra MC18 device when they enter the store to scan the items they are putting in their basket or trolley and quickly finalize the transaction at a designated checkout area.

NCR FastLane Mobile Shopper powered by Re-Vision is a new solution in NCR’s store transformation portfolio that provides retailers with solutions to reinvent the store as the hub of the shopping experience, enabling flexible shopping options both inside and outside the store. With the introduction of the NCR technology, Globus offers its customers a more convenient shopping experience that eliminates the need to place all their items on the checkout belt, significantly reducing queues.

This intuitive solution lets shoppers scan the bar code on items they want to buy and pack them directly it into their bag. To complete the purchase, they pay at designated checkout areas equipped with NCR’s SelfServ™ 90 card-only checkout or at an NCR FastLane SelfServ™ Checkout which offers convenient payment methods like cash, card, Apple Pay or Samsung Pay.

“With our Scan & Go system, shopping becomes faster and more comfortable,” said Denis Rossoshanskij, head of checkout systems and processes at Globus Hypermarkets. “Globus was among the first retailers in Russia to introduce self-checkout technology which has become an integral part of our store transformation strategy. Today we are taking the next step in that transformation and are proud to offer our customers another convenient technology that enhances their shopping experience.”

The NCR solution is fully integrated with the point-of-sale infrastructure of Globus and provides a completely new checkout ecosystem that is scalable to meet changing business needs. The Scan & Go solution can also provide product information, pricing or targeted offers created by the integration to Globus’ existing loyalty program.

“We are very pleased to be able to partner with such an innovative retailer as Globus, that continuously evolves to offer new services for its shoppers,” said Andriy Pinkevych, Head of Retail Solutions for Russia & CIS at NCR. “Our NCR FastLane Mobile Shopper powered by Re-Vision solution is part of the NCR Retail ONE application ecosystem, the foundation of an omni-channel experience that makes it possible to unite all retail checkout tools and other applications on one a single platform.”

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., USA, with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries.

Global website: www.ncr.com
Russian website: www.ncr.ru
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/ncrgroup
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

Media Contact:

Ortrud Wenzel
NCR Corporation
+49 821 4058191
ortrud.wenzel@ncr.com

Tim Henschel
NCR Corporation
770.299.5100
tim.henschel@ncr.com

Source: NCR Corporation

Maxima Grupė acquires Barbora the largest e-commerce company in Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Maxima Grupė that manages retail chains in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria and Poland, has acquired the largest e-commerce company for food and other products in Lithuania – Barbora. This grown-up and developed start-up, delivering Maxima goods in Vilnius, will be integrated with other Maxima Grupė’s e-commerce companies in Latvia and Estonia.

This deal will not affect Barbora’s quality of service, assortment of products or price. Successful management team will continue to lead the company.

“Barbora is a leader in its field. It has developed justifying business model, loyal customers’ base and high consumer trust.  Generally, we believe that e-commerce business is up-and-coming. We see this in Latvia and Estonia where e-commerce channel is consistently growing,” says Alvydas  Šustikas, Maxima Grupė’s Chairman of the Board and CEO.

“Experience of Barbora demonstrates that separately developed e-commerce field grows faster. Thus, Barbora will operate as a separate business unit in Maxima Grupė and we want to continue strengthening it. We are going not only to expand into other cities in Lithuania, but also integrate into Barbora’s activities already working e-Maxima’s companies in Latvia and Estonia,” says A. Šustikas.

According to A. Šustikas, Barbora and Maxima LT have formed a strategic partnership so acquisition of former company is logical solution helping to achieve greater synergy in business.

“Approximately 90% of all startups fail because of self-destruction. This means that the biggest part of startups goes bankrupt not because of market conditions or lack of success, but because of their developers’ lack of preparedness, bad business decisions and improper assessment of the risks. Also, very important factor is proper evaluation of the startup development phase,” – one of the Barbora’s founders Ignas Staškevičius explains decision to sell the company.

“Barbora’s increase over the past few years is impressive. This is a great example of how to develop a small, dynamic company and refine its business model. Currently, Barbora covers only Vilnius area, but it is clear that quality of new development stage has been reached and now there is a need to expand the company’s business geography. At this stage of expansion we need to reach scale effect and for that we need greater capital and full backing. Therefore, the decision to sell the company has been made“, I. Staškevičius says.

Maxima Grupė acquired 100% shares of JSC Radas controlling 100% of company Barbora. These shares were sold for the market price set by independent asset valuation by Nerijus Numavičius controlling JSC Tema Holdings and Ignas Staškevičius, controlling JSC Kalpa. 95% and 5% of shares were owned by the shareholders accordingly.

The value of the transaction is 1.4 million EUR.

Media relations:
Jaunius Špakauskas
Head of Corporate Affairs
T: + 370 5 219 6207
M:  +370 659 01995
E: jaunius.spakauskas@maximagrupe.eu

Source: Maxima Group

Intershop customer Bakker to present at Webwinkel Vakdagen, 18 and 19 January at Jaarbeurs Utrecht

Utrecht, Netherlands, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop customer Bakker will present at this year’s Webwinkel Vakdagen, which takes place on 18 and 19 January at Jaarbeurs Utrecht. Paul Geraeds, CEO at Bakker.com, will share how plant and gardening supply specialist Bakker transformed itself from a traditional mail order company into a successful multi-channel enterprise. Following the implementation of its new web shop based on Intershop, the company handles up to 35,000 orders a day from customers in nineteen different countries.

  • Wednesday, January 18, 10:15 – 10:45, Keynote B
  • Thursday, January 19, 16:15 – 16:45, Room 6

Intershop and its partners, inRiver and Target2Sell, will be exhibiting at booth # 26. They will be available to discuss how to create, implement and optimize impactful commerce strategies, how to unleash the power of true customer centricity, and how to achieve higher conversion rates through a better customer experience.

Further Intershop Partners exhibiting at the show include DeNieuweZaak (booth # 199), Incentro (booth # 242), and WeProvide (booth # 261).

Webwinkel Vakdagen is the premier tradeshow in the Benelux region to specifically focus on digital commerce. This year’s key conference topics include content, branding and engagement, customer experience, B2B, and cross border. For more information, visit http://www.intershop.nl/webwinkel.

About Intershop
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:

Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Source: Intershop Communications AG

IHL Group and NCR Corporation survey: Retailers who invest in technologies are more likely to enjoy high sales growth

Report found three key strategic areas of attention: seamless shopping experience, personalization and store transformation

DULUTH, Ga, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retailers who spend more on technology are more likely to enjoy high sales growth, according to a recent survey that IHL Group and NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (January 14, 2017) revealed.

The Unified Commerce Landscape Report from NCR, in partnership with research and analyst firm IHL Group, found that retailers who invest in technologies designed to create seamless shopping experiences, personalization and store transformation enjoy sales boosts of up to 100 percent and more.

The report split retailers into two categories according to their sales growth, and correlated these groups with adoption of 30 different unified commerce functionalities. The research found that retailers using these technologies enjoyed a huge sales boost over rival retailers that did not use the commerce functionalities. These include:

  • Store transformation: retailers that provide mobile sales tools for staff saw 77 percent higher sales growth, those that deployed mobile POS saw 92 percent higher sales, while stores that offer in-store Wi-Fi saw a mammoth 663 percent increase in sales compared to those that do not
  • Personalization: 110 percent higher sales growth for retailers that actively market their cross-channel services; 107 percent higher average increase for those using customer preference across channels, and 84 percent more sales growth for retailers who employ loyalty programs in real time
  • Seamless experience: 102 percent higher sales growth for those using cross-channel demand planning, and 18 percent more for retailers that use order management systems – the foundation of Unified Commerce

90 large retail chains in the USA and UK were surveyed across two main categories: general merchandisers, such as department stores, specialty hard and soft goods, and food, drug, convenience, and mass merchants. The most successful general merchandisers also focused on an additional area, providing actionable analytics for store associates. More than half (56 percent) in this category are using analytics to empower in-store staff to make the best decision at the point of customer interaction.

“The last few years has seen brick & mortar retailers fighting back against the online giants, as retailers realize that bricks-and-mortar shops can provide a unique experience that you can’t get on the web,” Mark Benjamin, president and COO, NCR Corporation. “Our research shows the enormous value that can be gained from striking the right balance of investment in technologies that create a seamless shopping experience – whether online or in store – and thus, increased customer loyalty.”

Retail leaders spend on average 69 percent more on IT than other respondents in the survey, but the secret in not just in the total spent: “Successful retailers understand that they need to focus on every area simultaneously, and align these systems in a balanced and strategic way, if they are to unlock all the transformational benefits that technology can bring,” said Benjamin.

“Retailers can no longer view IT as only a cost center but a strategic resource to grow the business.  The IT spending commitment from retail leaders is having a dramatic impact on their ability to balance the top strategic priorities: creating a seamless shopping experience, creating a ‘WOW’ in-store experience, and improving customer loyalty,” said Greg Buzek, President of IHL Group. “Without the relevant budget available, others simply cannot keep up and are at most at risk.”

More information on the report can be found at: www.ncr.com/howgreenisyourgrass

NCR is leading transformational change across the entire retail ecosystem through its omni-channel software platform, channel integration & transformation and digital enablement. See its portfolios at the National Retail Federation Show (NRF) January 15-17, 2017, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City Booth #3405.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., USA, with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries.

Global website: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/ncrgroup
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

Media Contact:
Ortrud Wenzel
NCR Corporation
+49 821 4058191
ortrud.wenzel@ncr.com

Tim Henschel
NCR Corporation
770.299.5100
tim.henschel@ncr.com

Source: NCR Corporation

WCA member companies to be integrated into Alibaba.com logistics platform for cross-border eCommerce shipments

Shanghai, China, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — WCA Ltd, the world’s largest logistics network, and Alibaba.com, a leading global wholesale trading platform and the B2B business arm of Alibaba Group today ( January 12, 2017) announced they have concluded a co-operation agreement that will see approved WCA member companies integrated into the Alibaba.com logistics platform for cross-border eCommerce shipments.

WCA will provide its professional support in vetting and approving international logistics providers for high quality and efficient logistics services for the customers of Alibaba.com. Approved providers will have full access to compete for logistics orders generated on the Alibaba.com platform.

WCA and Alibaba.com have agreed parameters and standards of service, as well as offering all participants a protection scheme that includes compensation for qualifying transactions.

“The fact that Alibaba.com has recognised the quality, global strength and professionalism of WCA and its members will open up vast new opportunities for business growth for independent freight forwarders”, said Dan March, WCA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Many of our member companies are already heavily involved in many facets of cross-border eCommerce logistics. The strict qualification process for our newly-formed WCA eCommerce network will provide reassurance that the services provided by our members can facilitate merchants on Alibaba.com to accelerate their global trading.”

The collaboration will commence in January 2017, facilitating shipments generated by Alibaba.com’s members to be made to the major export markets of the USA, India and the UK.

Steve Su, Director, Alibaba Logistics said: “We are thrilled to partner with WCA, a global network with well-connected global resources, to provide fast and convenient shipping options for our members. We are committed to offering premium services to global SMEs on our platform who are looking to scale up their business presence through cross-border trading. We are confident partnering with a leading global logistics alliance such as WCA will help us achieve that goal.”

“The world is rapidly changing,” added WCA Chairman, David Yokeum. “And we are working hard to ensure that our members are equipped and able to take advantage of the huge projected growth in global eCommerce shipments. Alibaba.com has shown both determination and innovation in forming this partnership and we fully expect the business to flourish. We are putting both independent forwarders and Alibaba.com traders at the vanguard of change in this exciting and dynamic market.”

About WCA
WCA is the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders, with over 6,300 logistics offices located in 189 countries worldwide. WCA offers members a comprehensive suite of benefits, products and networking opportunities, including an extensive financial protection programme allowing companies to conduct business with complete security and peace of mind. WCA is dedicated to developing industry-leading solutions to the challenges and opportunities faced by the world’s best independent freight forwarders.

About Alibaba.com
The first business of Alibaba Group, Alibaba.com (www.alibaba.com) is the leading platform for global wholesale trade serving millions of buyers and suppliers around the world. Through Alibaba.com, small businesses can sell their products to companies in other countries. Sellers on Alibaba.com are typically manufacturers and distributors based in China and other manufacturing countries such as India, Pakistan, the United States and Thailand.

Media Contacts:

Kaitlyn Mode
WCA, Ltd
+1 954 973 5537
kmode@wcaworld.com

Crystal Liu
Alibaba Group
Crystal.liu@alibaba-inc.com

Source: Alibaba Group

NCR and Zebra Technologies expand partnership to provide frictionless customer service to shoppers in-store

DULUTH, Ga, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions and Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations, today (January 13, 2017 ) expanded their global strategic relationship in two key areas of NCR’s Store Transformation portfolio to provide truly visionary and frictionless customer service to shoppers in-store.

By integrating NCR’s Unified Commerce and Store Transformation solutions with the new Zebra SmartSense™ for Retail asset visibility solution, brick and mortar retailers get deeper visibility into their operations to help them execute successful omni-channel fulfillment strategies, improve the shopper experience and reduce missed sales opportunities.

Through a combination of UHF RFID, video and a new micro-location capability, the journey and location of merchandise and shoppers who opt into the network or a loyalty app can be tracked in real-time by Zebra’s SmartSense for Retail platform. This helps retailers maintain optimal stock levels and provides a more accurate view of their in-store merchandise count online, so that shoppers know before driving to a store whether the product is available, which helps increase customer satisfaction.

Additionally, NCR and Zebra offer a unique in-store mobile shopping experience.  Leveraging NCR FastLane Mobile Shopper software and the Zebra MC18 Personal Shopper device, retailers can give shoppers the opportunity to save time and scan the barcodes of merchandise as they shop using Zebra’s intuitive store-provided handheld. The NCR FastLane Mobile Shopper extends the unified commerce experience by linking to a consumer’s shopping list and delivering relevant product information to the MC18 Personal Shopper – enabling consumers to quickly complete their shopping trip with the device. After scanning items with the rugged MC18 handheld device, they can place the items in their cart, packing as they go, and quickly finalize the transaction at a designated checkout area, powered by the NCR FastLane SelfServ™ Checkout, or on the MC18 without having to wait in line.

NCR’s Store Transformation solution portfolio includes the flexible FastLane SelfServ Checkout family, FastLane Mobile Shopper, high velocity assisted-service checkouts, click & collect, as well as kiosks, cash management, mobile experiential technologies, and consulting services.

“NCR’s Store Transformation solutions help retailers reimagine the store as the hub of the shopping experience and deliver rich, naturally convenient and personalized services,” said Dusty Lutz, Vice President Store Transformation, NCR Retail. “Zebra’s MC18 Personal Shopper and new SmartSense for Retail solutions ideally complement our store transformation vision and can be integrated with NCR loyalty solutions to actively push targeted promotions to shoppers based on knowledge of their purchase history and location within the store, as well as enable frictionless checkout.”

Zebra’s SmartSense for Retail is an Enterprise Asset Intelligence solution that also enhances retailers’ loss prevention capabilities with real-time alerts to loss prevention personnel during a potential theft event and can help quickly locate misplaced merchandise and assets to within very short distances.

“Zebra is proud of its long-standing relationship with NCR,” said Bob Sanders, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Data Capture Solutions, Zebra Technologies. “We’ve had a global relationship for the last 10 years and remain committed to delivering visibility solutions that keep checkout lanes flowing, make transactions fast and accurate and minimize abandoned sales.”

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., USA, with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries.

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Zebra Technologies
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Helzberg Diamonds implements NCR Connected Payments to help with its payments security

Cloud-based solution enhances data protection and facilitates payment management across all locations

Duluth, Ga., 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE:  NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, announced today (January 12, 2017) that Helzberg Diamonds, one of North America’s leading jewelry retailers, has implemented NCR Connected Payments to help with its payments security. Helzberg is using the cloud-based payment solution to manage its daily operations related to bank card payments across its network of stores.

Helzberg Diamonds selected NCR to provide a flexible, secure payment solution that mitigates payment card theft and fraud risks for their customers. NCR Connected Payments provides data and transmission protection, from PIN pad to payment processor, helping to reduce Helzberg’s exposure to potential payment data theft and fraud. The flexible cloud solution also makes it easy to comply with changing payments regulations and implement changes across all locations from a single center.

“We were looking for an electronic payment solution that allowed us to insulate sensitive card data from our enterprise systems, and provided a level of flexibility to implement changes quickly and easily,” said Jeff Rohr, CIO of Helzberg Diamonds. “NCR Connected Payments met those requirements and now the complexity of payments is handled by NCR.”

NCR Connected Payments is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) 3.0 and Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) certified, enabling retailers to comply with the latest industry regulations. It also employs point-to-point encryption (P2PE) and tokenization, and provides advanced security monitoring and vulnerability management to grant retailers constant visibility into the health of their complete payment system. As a cloud-based solution, Connected Payments allows retailers to easily comply with evolving payment regulations and standards on an ongoing basis, with NCR managing the process of ongoing updates. It also offers the flexibility for retailers to configure the implementation to their specific requirements, providing access to the latest innovative payment methods without having to apply complex and costly changes to POS and payment infrastructure.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Helzberg Diamonds, a leader in the retail jewelry industry, for implementation of NCR Connected Payments,” said Steven Arthur, Vice President and General Manager, Payments-Security & Cloud Services, NCR. “This implementation helps provide our valued client access to the latest payment options to enhance the shopper experience, while significantly reducing liability and exposure to fraud.”

NCR is leading transformational change across the entire retail ecosystem through its omni-channel software platform, channel integration & transformation and digital enablement. See its portfolios at the National Retail Federation Show (NRF) January 15-17, 2017, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City Booth #3405.

About Helzberg Diamonds
Helzberg Diamonds®, a retail and online jewelry store focused on customer service, was founded in 1915 and has more than 230 stores nationwide, featuring a wide selection of fine jewelry, including diamond engagement rings and wedding rings, precious gems and watches. Helzberg Diamonds takes pride in its history of offering exceptional value, a superior customer experience and a broad selection of quality jewelry. Helzberg Diamonds is based in North Kansas City, Mo., and is part of the Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (NYSE symbol BRK/B) family of companies. For the locations nearest you, call 1-800-HELZBERG (800-435-9237) or visit helzberg.com.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.  All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

NCR encourages investors to visit its website, which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

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NCR Corporation
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NCR leads POS software provider for the retail and hospitality industries according RBR “Global POS Software 2016” report

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a leader in omni-channel technologies, is the leading point-of-sale (POS) software provider for the retail and hospitality industries according to research published by the strategic research and consulting firm RBR.

RBR’s study Global POS Software 2016 is the first in-depth international study of this dynamic market, analysing nearly 1,000 projects by more than 40 vendors. The report shows that there are more than 6.6 million POS installations worldwide in the retail and hospitality industries, with NCR as the market leader with 18% market share.

“Retail and hospitality brands are undergoing an evolution and transforming to become digitally integrated businesses. Omni-channel software that can seamlessly integrate physical and digital channels, while aggregating, integrating and presenting enterprise data, is critical to their success,” said Mark Benjamin, president and COO, NCR Corporation. “Our point-of-sale software has actually become a platform of sale that enables our customers to embrace mobile and cloud capabilities, transform their operations and redefine the customer experience.”

NCR is leading transformational change across the entire retail ecosystem through its omni-channel software platform, channel integration & transformation and digital enablement. See its portfolios at the National Retail Federation Show (NRF) January 15-17, 2017, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City Booth #3405.

“Express customers continue to share with us that they want access to our products anytime and anywhere,” said Keith Pickens, chief information officer of Express. “NCR offers us solutions that we can leverage to support our need to deliver a shopping experience that is efficient and personalized across every channel.”

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omnichannel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., USA, with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries.

Web sites: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

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Tim Henschel
NCR Public Relations
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tim.henschel@ncr.com

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