Celebrating the achievements in Retail

| April 16, 2018

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Felicitating the best in Retail & eRetail industry for their outstanding contributions at Indian Retail & eRetail Awards 2018.Now the days are getting shorter, the children have returned to school, and the weather has taken a turn for the worse, we can safely assume that autumn is upon us.September is always a crucial month for the retail and logistics industries, as it signifies the beginning of the “home stretch”, which concludes with Black Friday and the Christmas holidays – our most critical period of the year.

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The most prominent Indian brands in food, e-commerce, grocery and healthcare rely on Shadowfax for on-demand deliveries. Shadowfax provides businesses access to cutting edge technology in logistics and a reliable delivery network. More than 7,000 delivery partners work with Shadowfax’s multi-modal platform, driving bikes, minivans, trucks, airlines and even electric vehicles.

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How SMEs can emulate the success of Amazon through ecommerce personalization

Article | February 10, 2020

Whatever your feelings are towards Amazon, there is no denying that they have revolutionised ecommerce and now set the bar for the personalised experience of users when it comes to online shopping. So much so that it was recently reported that they have more than a 30% share of the UK’s ecommerce market. With statistics like this, it may feel like it is impossible to compete, especially as Amazon has huge tech and marketing budgets at its disposal. However, all is not lost. It is possible for SMEs to learn from the forerunner and implement some of their most successful techniques, with regards to their use of ecommerce personalisation and AI, to increase sales cost effectively.

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How Retailers Can Engage Consumers with Creative Licensing

Article | February 10, 2020

Consumer has become discerning, ultimately asking more from a brand and ensuring everything from value, quality, convenience and eco-consciousness is catered for. This places a strain on bricks-and-mortar retail to provide a unique experience and a reason for buyers to log-off and leave the house. Julia Redman, founder, Buyers Eye, offers an insight into how to clear market confusion and differentiate brands. “The trend for buying less, but buying better, has the potential to completely change how we shop,” says Julia Redman. “GenZ and millennial consumers are very aware of the impact we are having on our environment and eventually this will signal an end to the era of ‘pile it high, sell it cheap’ fast fashion. Price will eventually cease to be the most important part of the value equation, with quality and sustainability becoming more critical factors in the customer decision making process.

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Retail store space can have myriad uses

Article | February 10, 2020

Brick-and-mortar retailers have embodied this concept since the inception of physical stores. The saying is taking on a different meaning for retailers seeking to reimagine the concept of physical stores. No-inventory stores, like Bonobos, are exchanging storefronts filled with large amounts of costly inventory for showrooms stocked with personal stylists, cafés or office space. The concept of the store as a showroom benefits retailers, their customers and their workers. The combination of decreased square footage, lower rents and freed-up cash typically tied up in massive inventories creates new opportunities for all to enjoy. Consolidating most inventory in a few central locations, rather than scattering it across all stores, will increase margin and inventory turns significantly.

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How Amazon’s Cashierless Tech Will (Or Won’t) Change The Physical Retail Landscape

Article | February 10, 2020

The advance of Amazon’s cashierless technology is not a new story to the retail beat as of 2020. Since the first AmazonGo retail location opened in early 2018 with its much-hyped walk-in, walk out retail technology designed to make the line at checkout a thing of the past, Amazon has been slowly but surely expanding the technology’s footprint there are now 26 Go stores in operation in the U.S. with new openings scheduled for New York, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco on the agenda for his year. And, as of reports two weeks ago, cashierless tech is breaking out of the small footprint, convenience store-esque locations that are Amazon Go stores. As of the end of February, Amazon announced the tech was making its full-fledged grocery debut in the form of Amazon Go Grocery stores.

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Shadowfax

The most prominent Indian brands in food, e-commerce, grocery and healthcare rely on Shadowfax for on-demand deliveries. Shadowfax provides businesses access to cutting edge technology in logistics and a reliable delivery network. More than 7,000 delivery partners work with Shadowfax’s multi-modal platform, driving bikes, minivans, trucks, airlines and even electric vehicles.

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