KHD Buzz – ‘Pointy’ Buttons May Help Retailers Beat Amazon, the Real ROI of Chatbots and More
Start-Up Raises $12M to Develop Button to Help Physical Stores Beat Amazon
Pointy is a startup that has developed a ‘button’ that helps bricks and mortar retailers get their products online with ease. Founded on the premise that people head to Amazon because it’s hard to find local products online the Pointy hardware links to a store’s barcode scanner and allows retailers to post their items in seconds. In their Series B funding round the company has now raised an additional $12 million in funds, with hopes of pushing the product to a wider audience. Read More
Report: More Parents Will Be Back to School Shopping Offline This Year
In a rather surprising report from Deloitte, it is predicted that there will be an increase in the number of parents choosing to back to school shop locally offline this year, rather than heading online to Amazon. Read More
Report: Retailers are Struggling to Create Ideal User Experiences for Online Shoppers
Online shoppers are looking for online retail sites with rich features. But they are also looking for speed and ease. And according to a report from Retail Systems Research retailers of all sizes are struggling to produce web designs that accommodate it all. Read More
Infographic: To Chatbot or Not?
Chatbots are all the rage right now. But they are not, despite what you might have heard, necessarily right for every retail business. This infographic offers advice on how to calculate the ROI of a chatbot system for your business.
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