Ecommerce Logistics Costs in the US Hit $117.2 Billion in 2017

A new report from Armstrong & Associates, Inc., provides a deep-dive into ecommerce logistics in the United States, with a focus on domestic and international transportation, warehousing and fulfillment, last-mile delivery, and reverse logistics.Ecommerce retail is no longer a novelty—it’s the new normal, the report notes. The industry has shown significant and sustained growth. In the last five years, the industry has seen a compound annual growth rate close to 15 percent, and the industry shows no sign of slowing down.The role logistics plays in ecommerce retail can’t be overemphasized. Providing two-day delivery for a seemingly endless assortment of products is no small feat. Ecommerce as we know it would not be possible in the United States without a vast and efficient logistics infrastructure. Logistics networks are quickly growing and changing to meet the ever-higher bar set by e-commerce retailers. In 2017, ecommerce logistics costs in the US hit $117.2 billion—representing 6.9 percent of total US logistics costs.

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Future-Proofing Businesses: Key Emerging Cloud POS Trends to Watch

Article | August 17, 2023

Delve into key trends in cloud POS technologies and understand how these payment technology trends enhances customer experiences, transactional security, and improve enterprises positioning. Introduction The retail and hospitality industries have seen an exceptional transformation in recent years, driven by shifting consumer expectations and accelerated technological advancements, where the adoption of cloud Point of Sale (cloud POS) systems has emerged as one of the most transformative innovations. These advanced cloud-based solutions are revolutionizing the ways in which businesses manage sales, inventory, and consumer interactions. The adoption of cloud POS technology is no longer a choice but a strategic imperative for businesses, especially in the retail and hospitality sectors. The convergence of mobility, enhanced security, data-driven insights, sustainability, and omni-channel capabilities makes cloud POS systems an indispensable tool for success in a rapidly evolving business space. From Cash Registers to Cloud: The Future of POS Trends for Businesses In an era distinguished by technological advancement and rapidly changing consumer expectations, businesses across numerous industries must deliver a seamless customer experience to remain ahead of the curve. As cloud point of sale technology offers numerous advantages to businesses, such as increased flexibility, accessibility, security, integration capabilities, cost-effectiveness, and disaster recovery, the incorporation of these advanced payment solutions has become imperative. Cloud based POS solutions provide an undeniable competitive advantage, and businesses must not only install them but also maintain an acute awareness of the most significant trends in this space. Here are some critical emerging cloud POS trends to keep an eye on in order to future-proof the company: Inclination Towards Mobility and Tablet-Based Solutions As businesses increasingly employ tablet-basedcloud POSsystems, the conventional idea of static, fixed-point cash registers are becoming obsolete. These solutions enable sales staff to complete transactions and provide assistance to customers throughout the store, introducing a new level of adaptability and productivity. By embracing mobility and tablet-based POS solutions, businesses not only lower wait times and improve customer experience but also streamline their processes, allowing them to respond more effectively to the changing needs of the modern marketplace. With the adoption of this trend, businesses gain a competitive advantage by refining their operations and aligning themselves with the requirements of modern consumers who value both convenience and customization. Emphasis on POS Integration Capabilities With a growing emphasis on customer data, behavior analysis, and inventory data, the integrations between cloud based POS systems and mission-critical software applications, such as e-commerce platforms, inventory management, accounting, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems, are on the rise. This trend enables businesses to dismantle data centers and create a unified ecosystem in which information flows seamlessly between all operational aspects. By keeping apprised of these integration features, businesses can lower manual data entry, eliminate errors, and obtain a broad view of their data, enabling them to make more informed decisions and enhance their overall efficiency and productivity. With this, integration has emerged as an imperative strategy for businesses seeking to flourish in a market that is becoming increasingly competitive. Rise of Omni-Channel Commerce Modern consumers expect an effortless buying experience irrespective of whether they are interacting with a business online or in person.Cloud-based POSsystems are evolving to meet these demands by integrating with e-commerce platforms, enabling consistent pricing and promotions as well as offering real-time inventory visibility across all channels. This allows businesses to provide services such as ship-from-store, returns and exchanges across channels, and buy-online-pick-up-in-store (BOPIS), which offers customers a convenient and seamless shopping journey. The rise of omnichannel commerce is more than just a trend; it is an emerging need for organizations trying to remain competitive and create consistent, outstanding experiences across all touchpoints, eventually increasing consumer pleasure and loyalty. Surge in Data-Driven Insights and AI As the demand for better customer experience continues to grow, payment technologies such as cloudPOS systemsare no longer just used for transactional applications but are also used for robust data analysis and decision-making. Using the vast quantities of data generated by cloud POS software, businesses can now obtain valuable insights into sales trends, customer behavior, and inventory management. Furthermore, the integration of AI enhances these systems by predictive inventory forecasting, resulting in facilitating advanced analytics and creating personalized marketing campaigns. In an increasingly data-centric business environment, businesses are thus focusing on adopting this cloud POS trend to make data-driven decisions that optimize their operations, improve customer experiences, and maintain a competitive edge. Personalized In-store Shopping Experiences The trend toward personalized in-store purchasing experiences represents a fundamental change in how businesses interact with their customers. This trend is a response to consumers' changing expectations, who want more than just transactions and seek meaningful interaction. Cloud based POS solutions are at the forefront of this innovation, allowing businesses to access real-time customer profiles, purchase histories, and preferences. Leveraging this information, salespersons can deliver customized product suggestions, personalized promotions, and a level of service that resonates with each customer's specific wants and aspirations. This not only assists businesses to improve the in-store shopping experience but also fosters brand loyalty and encourages repeat business, positioning them for long-term success in a customer-centric world. Bottom Lines Cloud-based systems provide enterprises with the adaptability, security, and integration capabilities necessary to remain competitive and meet evolving consumer expectations. From improved safety and advanced analytics to omni-channel commerce and sustainable practices, thesefuture trendsprovide a road map for businesses seeking success in the digital age. By staying abreast of these key cloud POS trends, businesses can position themselves as agile, innovative, and customer-focused. This proactive strategy ensures that they are not only keeping up with change but actively influencing their future in a competitive market. As a result, the adoption of cloud POS technology is no longer a choice but a strategic imperative for businesses across various sectors. The convergence of mobility, enhanced security, data-driven insights, sustainability, and omni-channel capabilities makes cloud POS systems an indispensable tool for success in a rapidly evolving customer-centric space. By embracing these key trends, businesses can deliver exceptional customer experiences and drive growth in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

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Article | September 12, 2023

Last July, a small group representing the giants of the tech industry gathered in the seat of US government, Washington DC. They probably didn’t want to be there. Congress had summoned their employers Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon to answer questions about the command they hold over the markets they operate in. On Amazon’s behalf, associate general counsel Nate Sutton spoke in defense of his employer’s role in US retail. Throughout, he argued that Amazon isn’t so powerful as to be able to control prices and stifle competition. Amazon, he pointed out, makes up less than 1% of retail globally. In the US, it accounts for around 4% of retail. In fact, Walmart is much larger than Amazon, he said. In terms of sales, Sutton is right. Walmart reported $510 billion in total sales across its US and international segments in the 2019 fiscal year, versus Amazon’s $233 billion in roughly the same period.

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How SMEs can emulate the success of Amazon through ecommerce personalization

Article | July 28, 2023

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 Utilize In-Store Digital Signage

Article | February 10, 2020

Consumer attention is shifting. Brick-and-mortar stores must now compete with e-retailers as customers spend more time online, thanks to targeted ads and personalized deals. As noted by Digital eCommerce, online sales rose almost 18 percent last year to $3.46 trillion worldwide and are on track to top $892 billion across the U.S. in less than two years. This shift has alerted most brands to the need for a retail evolution to ensure ongoing success. With e-commerce sales still accounting for just under 10 percent of retail revenues, businesses have an opportunity to boost sales and raise their brand profile — if they can reliably capture consumer interest. One solution: effective and engaging digital signage. Retailers Can Capture Crucial In-Store Moments To capture attention and drive conversion, businesses must capitalize on what Google calls micro-moments, when customers leverage their mobile devices to discover more information, find a price or pinpoint a vendor online.

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Assembly Acquires PipeCandy, a Leading eCommerce Market Data and Intelligence Provider

Assembly | April 26, 2022

Assembly announced the acquisition of PipeCandy. Assembly is an eCommerce software platform with a global footprint that powers market-leading products such as Helium 10, Pacvue, and Refersion. PipeCandy is the global leader in vertical DaaS and market intelligence, tracking information on 5.4 million online businesses. "With PipeCandy, we now unlock a 360-degree view of eCcommerce performance of brands. As a result, PipeCandy has the best data set on DTC eCommerce in the industry and Assembly is now poised to be the authority of omni-channel eCommerce market intelligence." Ben Collier, Head of Product at Assembly PipeCandy analyzes the worldwide direct-to-consumer market's complex data sets and provides actionable insights to marketers, investors, analysts, and sales teams at top logistics, technology, and financial organizations. Ashwin Ramasamy, the co-founder of PipeCandy, said, "We quintupled our coverage through 2021 and our customers include some of the most prominent companies and brands in the lending, financial services, SaaS, and logistics industries. Being a product in the Assembly platform will allow us to solidify our position as the largest, cleanest and most accurate dataset on eCommerce and DTC companies, and scale our product and business insight offerings for brands and eCommerce operators." Along with the purchase, PipeCandy recently opened a first-of-its-kind Data Center of Excellence, where product managers, data scientists, data UI designers, and application developers collaborate to swiftly develop omnichannel insight solutions.

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Neiman Marcus Group Celebrates Earth Month with In-Store Activations and Speaking Events Reinforcing its 2025 ESG Goals

Neiman Marcus Group | April 23, 2022

To celebrate Earth Month, Neiman Marcus Group is proud to announce new initiatives, partnerships, and in-store activations that will further the organization's continued progress against its Environmental Social Governance (ESG) strategy, Our Journey to Revolutionize Impact. "We are on a journey to revolutionize impact, and this includes setting meaningful ESG goals. The fashion industry must take steps toward a commitment to ESG and transparency to consumers, stakeholders, and the government. We are proud to join hands with our brand partners and other organizations to increase awareness and inspire action within our industry. As we move closer to our 2025 goals outlined in our recent ESG report, we look forward to continuing the momentum we've made to minimize the impact of how we serve our clients through our digital channels, stores, and supply chain, as well as the experiences we create and the products we sell." Geoffroy van Raemdonck, Chief Executive Officer, Neiman Marcus Group As part of its efforts to reduce Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 50% by 2025 and procure 100% renewable energy use by 2030, this month, NMG partnered with Trane® by Trane Technologies to replace natural gas-powered chillers with two new 500-ton water-cooled Trane® chillers at their iconic Bergdorf Goodman's Women's Store, located in the heart of New York City's famed retail district. This installation utilized innovative, energy-efficient decarbonization technology that enabled the retailer to eliminate natural gas use, electrify the building, and procure a new renewable energy contract to power the store's operations. The move will contribute to New York City's goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 while keeping shoppers cool and comfortable. Meanwhile, Neiman Marcus stores across the U.S. are driving progress toward the company's goal to partner with customers to raise an additional $3,000,000 for Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation grantees through point-of-sale (POS) fundraising. In March, the retailer began a POS fundraising campaign for the Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) that invites customers and associates to donate in-store and online through April 30. Proceeds from the campaign will fund creating a new NMG x FSF scholarship for students aspiring to careers in sustainable and ethical fashion. The effort has raised enough money to fund at least seven NMG x FSF scholars in the partnership's first year. As NMG seeks to increase revenue from sustainable and ethical products by 2025, it is also proud to announce the upcoming launch of the new 'Fashioned for Change' and 'Conscious Curation' edits at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. These edits will identify items with preferred product attributes made with sustainable materials, including bio-based vegan leathers, as well as products that are responsibly manufactured, give back philanthropically, are made by diverse-owned brands, or promote enhanced transparency through digital product passports from groups like EON. Products from participating brand partners will be highlighted on NeimanMarcus.com and BergdorfGoodman.com and will be considered for exposure in highly visible placements via in-store and digital channels. To explore the new 'Fashioned for Change' edit at Neiman Marcus, visit here. The 'Conscious Curation' edit at Bergdorf Goodman will launch in the upcoming months. NMG will be hosting and sponsoring a variety of speaking events throughout the month to socialize the efforts above with associates, customers, and the broader fashion industry. To build on last year's conversation with Elizabeth Cline, author of 'The Conscious Closet,' NMG is hosting an all-associate event on April 26 with Aja Barber, author of 'Consumed.' This talk will take a deep dive into Barber's book, which explores the intersection of climate change, colonialism, and consumerism in the fashion industry. Customers near Neiman Marcus Northbrook in Chicago will also be invited to attend a panel discussion on social and environmental issues facing the fashion industry and its next generation of talent with industry trailblazer Eileen Fisher and Melissa Gamble, a professor at Columbia College of Chicago – an FSF member school. Finally, to continue educating and amplifying the call for sustainable practices in the broader industry, NMG is excited to sponsor the Women's Wear Daily Sustainability Summit and the Sustainable Fashion Forum fireside chat, which will be held this month. NMG executives will host panels and fireside chats about topics surrounding circularity in fashion, fur and leather alternatives, the role of technology in sustainability, and more, along with innovators in the space from pioneering organizations like FASHIONPHILE, Prota Fiori, and EON. About The Neiman Marcus Group, LLC Neiman Marcus Group is a relationship business that leads with love in everything we do for our customers, associates, brand partners, and communities. Our legacy of innovating and our culture of Belonging guide our roadmap for Revolutionizing Luxury Experiences. As one of the largest multi-brand luxury retailers in the U.S., with the world's most desirable brand partners, we're delivering exceptional products and intelligent services, enabled by our investments in data and technology. Through the expertise of our 9,000+ associates, we deliver and scale a personalized luxury experience across our three channels of in-store, eCommerce, and remote selling. Our NMG|Way culture, powered by our people, combines individual talents into a collective strength to make life extraordinary. Our brands include Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Horchow. About Trane Technologies Trane Technologies is a global climate innovator. Through our strategic brands, Trane® and Thermo King®, and our portfolio of environmentally responsible products and services, we bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes, and transportation. We have also set bold 2030 Sustainability Commitments for ourselves and our customers. Through our Gigaton Challenge, we have committed to reducing our customers' carbon emissions by one gigaton or, one billion metric tons by the year 2030. About Trane Trane by Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator – creates comfortable, energy-efficient indoor environments for commercial and residential applications.

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Rezolve and Computop Announce Strategic Partnership on Mobile Engagement and Payments

Rezolve | April 22, 2022

Rezolve, a leader in mobile commerce and engagement, and Computop, a leading payment service provider, today announced a strategic partnership agreement to combine their respective strengths in mobile engagement and payment processing to improve service for users of both globally. As part of the agreement, Computop will offer Rezolve’s technology to its more than 15,000 global clients, providing them with new mobile engagement and commerce tools. Rezolve, an enterprise SaaS platform designed from the ground up specifically for mobile commerce and engagement, is positioned to become the engine of mobile engagement that enables the transformation of interactions between consumers and merchants on mobile devices. Computop helps retailers and service providers to process their omnichannel payments securely and conveniently worldwide and was the first payment service provider in Germany, and among the first globally, to obtain PCI P2PE certification, or Point-to-Point Encryption certification. “We are excited to announce this partnership with Computop, a German leader in payment services around the world. This represents a great opportunity for Rezolve to extend our mobile engagement technology to their impressive list of clients around the world.” Dan Wagner, Rezolve’s Chairman and CEO Computop’s large international merchant and global marketplace partners are in industries such as retail, mobility, travel and gaming. Global customers include C&A, Fossil, Metro, Rakuten, Samsung, SIXT and Swarovski. Computop focuses on global omnichannel payment, fraud prevention, global POS, global e-commerce, in-app payments, local payments worldwide, risk management, reconciliation and accounting solutions. "For Computop this is exciting because our business model depends on the success of our customers,” said Ralf Gladis, founder and CEO of Computop. “We believe that our merchants can be more successful if they can reach out to customers with Rezolve. With Rezolve’s mobile technology our merchants will be able to trigger their customers wherever they are.” After buying EOS Payments from Otto Group in 2013, Computop now processes payments for all 100 Otto retail brands. In cooperation with its network of partners, which it has expanded over many years, Computop offers a comprehensive omnichannel solution that is geared to the needs of today's market and provides merchants with seamlessly integrated payment processes. Computop’s Shop modules provide worry-free integration with shop systems like Salesforce/Demandware, SAP hybris, Intershop, Magento, Oxid, Shopware, Spryker, and 20 others. With Rezolve, merchants can lead consumers directly to special offers by using mobile technology including geofencing, notifications on smartphones, Bluetooth beacons, or with watermarked advertisements. Rezolve currently has go-to-market partner agreements with leading global players that have a combined global reach of over 20 million merchants and over 1 billion consumers across China, Asia and Europe. Rezolve’s platform already serves over 196,000 of those merchants today. For Computop customers the partnership means it will be easy to use Rezolve, because their payment processing is already integrated with Rezolve’s technology. Thousands of Computop customers can now easily use Rezolve. Meanwhile, for Rezolve, the Computop Paygate is a payment platform that offers access to more than 60 acquirers worldwide. Therefore, merchants can use their existing acquiring contracts for credit cards. About Rezolve Rezolve is taking retailing into a new era of customer engagement with a proprietary mobile engagement platform. The Rezolve Platform is a powerful set of mobile commerce and engagement capabilities that provide mobile application vendors with a range of valuable commercial opportunities that can be realized without having to develop code, host operations or manage security. The Rezolve Inside SDK allows mobile application vendors to quickly deliver innovation for their consumers into existing or new mobile apps. Rezolve was founded in 2016, is headquartered in London, UK and has offices in China, India, Taiwan, Germany, Spain and Mexico. About Computop As one of the very first payment service providers, Computop offers its customers around the world local and innovative omnichannel solutions for payment processing and fraud prevention. The internally developed Computop Paygate payment platform enables seamless integrated payment processes for e-commerce, at POS and on mobile devices. Retailers and service providers have the flexibility and freedom to choose from over 350 payment methods enabling them to specifically tailor their payment options per country. Technologies such as biometric authentication and self-learning algorithms improve security and convenience for retailers and consumers alike.

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Assembly Acquires PipeCandy, a Leading eCommerce Market Data and Intelligence Provider

Assembly | April 26, 2022

Assembly announced the acquisition of PipeCandy. Assembly is an eCommerce software platform with a global footprint that powers market-leading products such as Helium 10, Pacvue, and Refersion. PipeCandy is the global leader in vertical DaaS and market intelligence, tracking information on 5.4 million online businesses. "With PipeCandy, we now unlock a 360-degree view of eCcommerce performance of brands. As a result, PipeCandy has the best data set on DTC eCommerce in the industry and Assembly is now poised to be the authority of omni-channel eCommerce market intelligence." Ben Collier, Head of Product at Assembly PipeCandy analyzes the worldwide direct-to-consumer market's complex data sets and provides actionable insights to marketers, investors, analysts, and sales teams at top logistics, technology, and financial organizations. Ashwin Ramasamy, the co-founder of PipeCandy, said, "We quintupled our coverage through 2021 and our customers include some of the most prominent companies and brands in the lending, financial services, SaaS, and logistics industries. Being a product in the Assembly platform will allow us to solidify our position as the largest, cleanest and most accurate dataset on eCommerce and DTC companies, and scale our product and business insight offerings for brands and eCommerce operators." Along with the purchase, PipeCandy recently opened a first-of-its-kind Data Center of Excellence, where product managers, data scientists, data UI designers, and application developers collaborate to swiftly develop omnichannel insight solutions.

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Neiman Marcus Group Celebrates Earth Month with In-Store Activations and Speaking Events Reinforcing its 2025 ESG Goals

Neiman Marcus Group | April 23, 2022

To celebrate Earth Month, Neiman Marcus Group is proud to announce new initiatives, partnerships, and in-store activations that will further the organization's continued progress against its Environmental Social Governance (ESG) strategy, Our Journey to Revolutionize Impact. "We are on a journey to revolutionize impact, and this includes setting meaningful ESG goals. The fashion industry must take steps toward a commitment to ESG and transparency to consumers, stakeholders, and the government. We are proud to join hands with our brand partners and other organizations to increase awareness and inspire action within our industry. As we move closer to our 2025 goals outlined in our recent ESG report, we look forward to continuing the momentum we've made to minimize the impact of how we serve our clients through our digital channels, stores, and supply chain, as well as the experiences we create and the products we sell." Geoffroy van Raemdonck, Chief Executive Officer, Neiman Marcus Group As part of its efforts to reduce Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 50% by 2025 and procure 100% renewable energy use by 2030, this month, NMG partnered with Trane® by Trane Technologies to replace natural gas-powered chillers with two new 500-ton water-cooled Trane® chillers at their iconic Bergdorf Goodman's Women's Store, located in the heart of New York City's famed retail district. This installation utilized innovative, energy-efficient decarbonization technology that enabled the retailer to eliminate natural gas use, electrify the building, and procure a new renewable energy contract to power the store's operations. The move will contribute to New York City's goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 while keeping shoppers cool and comfortable. Meanwhile, Neiman Marcus stores across the U.S. are driving progress toward the company's goal to partner with customers to raise an additional $3,000,000 for Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation grantees through point-of-sale (POS) fundraising. In March, the retailer began a POS fundraising campaign for the Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) that invites customers and associates to donate in-store and online through April 30. Proceeds from the campaign will fund creating a new NMG x FSF scholarship for students aspiring to careers in sustainable and ethical fashion. The effort has raised enough money to fund at least seven NMG x FSF scholars in the partnership's first year. As NMG seeks to increase revenue from sustainable and ethical products by 2025, it is also proud to announce the upcoming launch of the new 'Fashioned for Change' and 'Conscious Curation' edits at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. These edits will identify items with preferred product attributes made with sustainable materials, including bio-based vegan leathers, as well as products that are responsibly manufactured, give back philanthropically, are made by diverse-owned brands, or promote enhanced transparency through digital product passports from groups like EON. Products from participating brand partners will be highlighted on NeimanMarcus.com and BergdorfGoodman.com and will be considered for exposure in highly visible placements via in-store and digital channels. To explore the new 'Fashioned for Change' edit at Neiman Marcus, visit here. The 'Conscious Curation' edit at Bergdorf Goodman will launch in the upcoming months. NMG will be hosting and sponsoring a variety of speaking events throughout the month to socialize the efforts above with associates, customers, and the broader fashion industry. To build on last year's conversation with Elizabeth Cline, author of 'The Conscious Closet,' NMG is hosting an all-associate event on April 26 with Aja Barber, author of 'Consumed.' This talk will take a deep dive into Barber's book, which explores the intersection of climate change, colonialism, and consumerism in the fashion industry. Customers near Neiman Marcus Northbrook in Chicago will also be invited to attend a panel discussion on social and environmental issues facing the fashion industry and its next generation of talent with industry trailblazer Eileen Fisher and Melissa Gamble, a professor at Columbia College of Chicago – an FSF member school. Finally, to continue educating and amplifying the call for sustainable practices in the broader industry, NMG is excited to sponsor the Women's Wear Daily Sustainability Summit and the Sustainable Fashion Forum fireside chat, which will be held this month. NMG executives will host panels and fireside chats about topics surrounding circularity in fashion, fur and leather alternatives, the role of technology in sustainability, and more, along with innovators in the space from pioneering organizations like FASHIONPHILE, Prota Fiori, and EON. About The Neiman Marcus Group, LLC Neiman Marcus Group is a relationship business that leads with love in everything we do for our customers, associates, brand partners, and communities. Our legacy of innovating and our culture of Belonging guide our roadmap for Revolutionizing Luxury Experiences. As one of the largest multi-brand luxury retailers in the U.S., with the world's most desirable brand partners, we're delivering exceptional products and intelligent services, enabled by our investments in data and technology. Through the expertise of our 9,000+ associates, we deliver and scale a personalized luxury experience across our three channels of in-store, eCommerce, and remote selling. 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Rezolve and Computop Announce Strategic Partnership on Mobile Engagement and Payments

Rezolve | April 22, 2022

Rezolve, a leader in mobile commerce and engagement, and Computop, a leading payment service provider, today announced a strategic partnership agreement to combine their respective strengths in mobile engagement and payment processing to improve service for users of both globally. As part of the agreement, Computop will offer Rezolve’s technology to its more than 15,000 global clients, providing them with new mobile engagement and commerce tools. Rezolve, an enterprise SaaS platform designed from the ground up specifically for mobile commerce and engagement, is positioned to become the engine of mobile engagement that enables the transformation of interactions between consumers and merchants on mobile devices. Computop helps retailers and service providers to process their omnichannel payments securely and conveniently worldwide and was the first payment service provider in Germany, and among the first globally, to obtain PCI P2PE certification, or Point-to-Point Encryption certification. “We are excited to announce this partnership with Computop, a German leader in payment services around the world. This represents a great opportunity for Rezolve to extend our mobile engagement technology to their impressive list of clients around the world.” Dan Wagner, Rezolve’s Chairman and CEO Computop’s large international merchant and global marketplace partners are in industries such as retail, mobility, travel and gaming. Global customers include C&A, Fossil, Metro, Rakuten, Samsung, SIXT and Swarovski. Computop focuses on global omnichannel payment, fraud prevention, global POS, global e-commerce, in-app payments, local payments worldwide, risk management, reconciliation and accounting solutions. "For Computop this is exciting because our business model depends on the success of our customers,” said Ralf Gladis, founder and CEO of Computop. “We believe that our merchants can be more successful if they can reach out to customers with Rezolve. With Rezolve’s mobile technology our merchants will be able to trigger their customers wherever they are.” After buying EOS Payments from Otto Group in 2013, Computop now processes payments for all 100 Otto retail brands. In cooperation with its network of partners, which it has expanded over many years, Computop offers a comprehensive omnichannel solution that is geared to the needs of today's market and provides merchants with seamlessly integrated payment processes. Computop’s Shop modules provide worry-free integration with shop systems like Salesforce/Demandware, SAP hybris, Intershop, Magento, Oxid, Shopware, Spryker, and 20 others. With Rezolve, merchants can lead consumers directly to special offers by using mobile technology including geofencing, notifications on smartphones, Bluetooth beacons, or with watermarked advertisements. Rezolve currently has go-to-market partner agreements with leading global players that have a combined global reach of over 20 million merchants and over 1 billion consumers across China, Asia and Europe. Rezolve’s platform already serves over 196,000 of those merchants today. For Computop customers the partnership means it will be easy to use Rezolve, because their payment processing is already integrated with Rezolve’s technology. Thousands of Computop customers can now easily use Rezolve. Meanwhile, for Rezolve, the Computop Paygate is a payment platform that offers access to more than 60 acquirers worldwide. Therefore, merchants can use their existing acquiring contracts for credit cards. About Rezolve Rezolve is taking retailing into a new era of customer engagement with a proprietary mobile engagement platform. The Rezolve Platform is a powerful set of mobile commerce and engagement capabilities that provide mobile application vendors with a range of valuable commercial opportunities that can be realized without having to develop code, host operations or manage security. The Rezolve Inside SDK allows mobile application vendors to quickly deliver innovation for their consumers into existing or new mobile apps. Rezolve was founded in 2016, is headquartered in London, UK and has offices in China, India, Taiwan, Germany, Spain and Mexico. About Computop As one of the very first payment service providers, Computop offers its customers around the world local and innovative omnichannel solutions for payment processing and fraud prevention. The internally developed Computop Paygate payment platform enables seamless integrated payment processes for e-commerce, at POS and on mobile devices. Retailers and service providers have the flexibility and freedom to choose from over 350 payment methods enabling them to specifically tailor their payment options per country. Technologies such as biometric authentication and self-learning algorithms improve security and convenience for retailers and consumers alike.

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