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Analysis How Retailers Like Sam's Club Repurpose Physical Spaces For Fulfillment & Frictionless Checkout

Retailers are rethinking the use of the physical store, replacing cash wraps with mobile checkout and utilizing excess space for online order fulfillment

Features How Alibaba Leads With Innovation In Transaction & Payment Technology

China's retail giant Alibaba is at the global forefront of new payment technology, harnessing facial recognition, mobile apps and more to merge the digital and physical for next-gen seamless transactions

Brand Activation & Immersion NYRIW Preview: Storefront CEO On How To Use Pop-Ups To Test New Markets & Geographies

Ahead of a panel on Rethinking Retail Real Estate, the retail startup's CEO, Mohamed Haouache, lends his insights on enabling short-term retail for brands like Hermes, Google, L'Oreal and more, as well as on China's fast-growing place in the future of retail (physical and otherwise)

Cafe & Restaurant Starbucks And Alibaba Team Up To Enable A One-Touch Virtual Store

The two leading brands partnered to enable a seamless, all-in-one service integration across the Starbucks app and mobile apps within Alibaba's OS for the coffee chain's China outpost

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services 7-Eleven Brings Alipay And Wechat Digital Payment To Customers In Canada

7-Eleven is the first convenience store in North America to accept the popular mobile payment apps, initially targeting Chinese tourists and hoping to attract Canadian customers

Food & Beverage Alipay Offers Customers An In-App Guide To Oktoberfest In Chinese

To help Chinese customers navigate Munich's Oktoberfest celebration, Alipay launched an in-app guide alongside its payment service, recommending attractions while reducing wait-times to pay

Delivery & Logistics Starbucks And Alibaba Revolutionize Customer Experience With Virtual Store Integration

The collaboration will provide coffee both in-store and through delivery at Alibaba Group locations across China, and make the process of redeeming benefits and gifting products to friends and family more personalized

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket Hypermarket Chain Can Deliver In-Store Orders Within One Hour

China's RT-Mart grocery chain is offering delivery in as fast as one hour to shoppers who live within a three-mile radius of one of its 100 stores

Loyalty & Membership How Restaurants Are Incorporating DIY Services Into Their Experience

From creating customer profiles to using facial recognition to let customers pay with their face, the food industry is finding new and creative ways to improve their services and give customers greater agency

Retail How 3 Retailers Are Embracing Body-As-Payment

From automated checkouts to facial recognition, technology is providing new and creative ways to not only expedite but completely revolutionize the in-store checkout process

Cafe & Restaurant At Alibaba's Cashier-Free Store, A Smile Gets Customers A Discount

Facial recognition rewards happy customers at the Chinese retailer's new brick-and-mortar concept

Op-Ed Op-Ed: 5 Ingredients For Digitally-Enabled Physical Experiences

Mark Newcomer, Chief Strategy Officer at Mirum, describes what venture capital firms are looking for when funding meaningful digital and physical experiences

Advertising Coca-Cola Animates Mobile Payments With AR For Chinese New Year

Coca-Cola partnered with mobile payment app Alipay for an augmented reality campaign that gives customers a special gift for the Chinese New Year

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Lacoste Stores Are Adopting Alipay To Attract Tourists From China

Lacoste banks on Chinese tourism by accepting Alibaba's payment system at its U.S. stores

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