Facebook is testing augmented reality ads, while Black Red Ale beer introduces bottle labels that use facial recognition to chat to consumers in this week’s roundup of digital developments.
From Kroger’s self-driving grocery deliveries to the introduction of ‘Shopfiction’, we round up five pieces of digital news to have caught our eye this week.
This week in digital: Start Today introduces a size-measuring bodysuit for online shoppers, voice commerce gains momentum, and luxury brands embrace the Chinese multi-purpose app WeChat.
Marriott Hotels makes use of ‘Alexa for Hospitality’, while Harvey Nichols connects online shoppers with in-store staff in this week’s roundup of digital developments.
This week in digital: Lush’s “naked” store trials a new AI app, L’Oreal brings beauty expertise to the home with AR, and a closer look at Amazon’s colourful Treasure Trucks.
While AmEx tests blockchain-based loyalty rewards, Eleme launches a food delivery drone service in Shanghai — find out more in this week’s roundup of digital news and views.
Our roundup this week explores Walmart’s new members-only concierge shopping service, and Alibaba’s driverless delivery robot called G Plus.
In this week’s digital roundup, Amazon lets shoppers watch their packages get delivered in real time, while Hyundai announces plans to introduce in-vehicle payments.
From eBay’s personalised homepages, to digital concierge services from Target, and the successes of Patron’s Alexa skill, we round up the week in digital.
This week in digital: smartphone ID cards from Yoti, Ticketmaster trials facial recognition at events, Uber delivers dinners via drone, and Johnnie Walker’s new digital whisky finder.
In this week’s digital roundup, Google unveils Google Duplex — a next-level AI assistant — while Instagram integrates in-app payments, and Lush Cosmetics invites customers into its R&D process.
From the rise of omnibots, through to Facebook’s new augmented reality feature, we present five pieces of knowledge or news to have caught our eye online this week.
This week in digital: Alibaba trials facial payments, while Diageo introduces a new virtual reality experience to tackle binge drinking.
ZX Ventures’ Julie Veryser and Jason Hall describe leveraging data and consumer insights to enhance the online retail experience.
Our roundup this week explores shoppable AR from AmEx, hyper-realistic digital humans, and new innovations in drones and delivery.
The global race to automate stores, humanlike AI-synthesised voices and video games as marketplaces — find out more in this week’s roundup of digital news and views.
From Google’s first voice-activated coupon, through to Domino’s new gamification strategy, we present five pieces of knowledge or news to have caught our eye online this week.
This week’s digest: Starbucks trials Blockchain tech to track coffee beans, eBay launches a new AR feature for sellers, and why CGI could be the next big thing in retail.
Isabel Perry, Head of Technology at Byte London, shares insights on the myriad opportunities that chatbots are opening up for engaging with and serving people online.
This week in digital: bPay brings contactless payment to fitness trackers, while PayPal eases the process of cryptocurrency transactions.
PepsiCo’s ecommerce-only drinks brand, a VR shopping app from Hershey and the Internet of Eyes and Ears — find out more in this week’s roundup of digital news and views.
Five pieces of knowledge or news to have caught our eye online this week, including VR gastronomy, ecommerce on Snapchat, and AI accelerators.
Emirates brings chatbots to banner ads, while Prada enlists a computer-generated social influencer, in this week’s roundup of digital news.
This week’s digital digest presents ideas and opportunities in scannable packaging, drones, micro-influencers and more.
From Walmart’s experiments in virtual reality shopping experiences, to Patagonia’s digital activism platform, we present the week’s developments in digital.
This week in digital: Amazon SmileCodes come to Hearst magazines, a bilingual chatbot for museum-goers, and Yoox pushes mobile sales via personalisation.
We speak to Happy Returns co-founders Mark and David about how the company is working with retailers to transform the tiresome traditions of the online shopping return system.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, including order tracking via Alexa and Google Assistant, peer-to-peer selling in the beauty industry, and insights from H&M’s Head of Transparency.
From Whatsapp’s customer service app for businesses, to Kiehl’s combination of AI and SMS to boost customer loyalty, we present the week’s developments in digital.
Amazon allows third parties to create their own virtual dash buttons, and Campari launches NFC fridge magnets for speedy spirits ordering, in this week’s digital roundup.
Deliveroo’s Head of Marketing in Benelux, Charles van der Bogaert, shares insights on what convenience means to today’s consumers, and how the company is using data to make sure it delivers against their expectations.
This week in digital: detergent bottles that can talk to your washing machine, frictionless returns, and the future of VR.
Visa plays with the look, feel and sound of making a payment, while Try and ThredUp experiment with how we shop for goods online, in this week’s round-up of digital developments.
This week in digital: voice-activated digital assistants from Moet Hennessy, Target’s mobile payment app, and the Augmented Humanity trend.
A download of developments and insights in digital, from VR shopping experiences to chatbot gift guides for the festive season.
Shipup co-founder Romain Ogiela discusses missed opportunities for enhancing the post-purchase experience, and how online retailers can make the most of them.
From the Smellable VR trend to Estee Lauder offering personalised skincare advice via Google Home, we present the week’s developments in digital.
We chat to Tom Broughton, founder of Cubitts, about his experience of taking the online spectacles brand offline, and what he’s learned along the way.
This week in digital: Exploring the success of Marriott’s army of chatbots, and new AR innovations from Blippar and Apple.
The latest in a series of short films with the Zx Ventures team, product manager Sam Broder discusses how digital is changing the way new features are launched and tested.
This week in digital: Amazon’s AR visualiser lets you picture products in your home, while Pepsi’s new chatbot takes drinks orders at events.
A pop-up bar from Amazon and Walmart’s shelf-stocking robots feature in this week’s digest of digital developments.
China’s top tech-related consumer brands, Amazon’s venture into the smart-home market, and micro-influencers feature in this week’s digital roundup.
This week in digital: Qubit personalises product discovery, while eBay’s mind-tracking technology taps into shoppers’ subconscious
At the time Global Director of Data Strategy, Brian sheds demystifying light on getting hold of data and working with it so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Visual search, voice-activated purchases and AI shopping advice feature in this week’s round-up of digital news.
Biometric payment from Costcutter and Burberry’s illustrated experiments with AR feature in this week’s digest of the digital world.
From Walmart’s direct-to-fridge grocery deliveries, to virtual reality shopping with Swarovski, we round up the week’s digital developments.
In the first in a series of short films with members of the Zx Ventures team, mobile engineer Wyatt shares some learnings on developments in digitally-minded design.
This week in digital commerce: Target brings beacon technology to its stores, while Diageo crowdfunds a new personalisation project.
With the executive vice president of Coca-Cola recently stating that digital transformation is its top priority, we look at the trend of brands making ecommerce part of an all-engaging, consumer routine.
This week in digital commerce, Whatsapp and Yoox Net-a-Porter collaborate on conversational commerce, while KFC China and Alipay play with facial payment.
Holition’s Jonathan Chippindale shares some pertinent points on using data to design adaptive experiences in-store
Voice-based search from Diageo, finding the perfect fit with Levi’s Facebook chatbot, and other news and analysis from the week in digital commerce.
This week’s edit of curated reading includes IFA 2017 kicking off and Amazon opening up its social influencers program.
This week in digital commerce: Drone delivery in Africa, online grocery innovation from Alibaba, and designing Blockchain for supply chains.
Data is driving us towards a future of personalised, dynamic delivery. Mike Richmond from parcel collection service Doddle tells us more.
Key findings from the 2017 Q2 Shopping Index Report and a new digital OS map feature in this week’s digest of the digital world.
ASOS launches visual search, WeWork looks to expand into Asia, and more news and analysis from the week in digital commerce.
Helping us explore how brands can benefit from personalisation, Improve Digital’s Angela Pellaupessy explains the advantages of programmatic advertising in a short film.
Image search comes to eBay, Uniqlo dispenses t-shirts at the touch of a button, and other news and analysis from the week in digital commerce.
In a short film, StyleScript’s Jonna Fassbender-van den Dungen explains how her image recognition and auto-tagging API is helping retailers deliver a more personalised experience.
This week in digital commerce: Google tests autoplay videos and Amazon makes moves into healthcare.
We speak to to Casper co-founder and MD Constantin Eis about how the company has brought all the benefits of buying online to the mattress industry.
Deliveroo teams with TripAdvisor and Amazon’s Prime Day pays off: new developments and insightful analysis from around the web this week.
As our online activity becomes increasingly visual, one company is helping marketers draw insights from images. We speak to Dashmote’s Stefan Tan to learn more.
Volvo goes electric, Airbnb advocates for diversity at Cannes, and other news and analysis from the week in digital commerce.
This week in digital commerce, Tesco partners with Quiqup to launch on demand delivery, and Airbnb ventures into luxury.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, from Amazon’s try before you buy service to Facebooks’ efforts to tackle online extremism.
Amazon has launched a try before you buy delivery service, as part of broader efforts to boost its fashion offering.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, from fast food picnics to an AI-created language.
Ahead of our Women In Beer event, we interview a charity dedicated to advancing gender equality across the brewing industry.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, from tech in politics to TV dinners.
Soul Machines is creating AI-powered avatars with emotional intelligence. We speak to chief business officer Greg Cross about how brands can use its lifelike chatbots.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, with Mary Meeker’s internet trends and Google’s King’s Cross campus.
We speak to Ross Bailey, Founder and CEO of Appear Here, about the changing role of physical retail.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, from book stores to laundry-folding robots.
An ecommerce marketplace for alcohol, Drizly is helping local retailers sell and deliver drinks to customers’ doors. We speak to VP of Strategic Partnerships Taylor Burton to learn more.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, from understanding personalisation to publisher-curated beauty boxes.
After speaking at our Doors, Drones & Deliveries event, Olivia Rzepczynski explains how what3words’ global addressing system is making last mile delivery more efficient.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, from a leading retailer’s move into grocery delivery to the ethics of IoT.
Walmart’s IoT platform could automatically re-order products when running low, promising opportunities for more personalised marketing.
As the transport app launches an experimental bus route in London, we consider how responsive buses will impact passengers and public transport.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, from Wal-Mart’s moves into digital to diversifying AI.
Channel4 has just launched a TV ad that addresses the viewer by name, yet new research shows that the majority of brands are failing to deliver personalised digital experiences.
To learn how technology and changing consumer expectations are impacting the industry, we speak to Will Treasure, Director of Operations at retail strategy consultancy, Javelin Group.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, from Yann LeCun to the launch of Amazon’s Echo Look.
We speak to Sol Rogers of VR studio REWIND about how brands can move beyond marketing gimmicks, to fully integrate the technology into their approach.
To get a different take on the advantages of on demand delivery, we speak to MADE.COM Commercial Director Annabel Kilner about its made to order model.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, from personalised pricing to Facebook’s social VR app.
We consider three approaches to personalisation, to learn how retailers are using data to deliver tailor made experiences.
Continuing our exploration of last mile delivery, we consider two new services from Farfetch and Net-a-Porter, that are offering convenience fit for the luxury consumer.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, with two corporate incubators and a new take on the gig economy.
Startup Dropit’s same day service takes items bought in bricks and mortar stores, and delivers them straight to shoppers’ doors.
Digital technologies are driving consumer demand for convenience across the board, argues Holition’s Jonathan Chippindale, and not even luxury is immune.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, featuring the beauty boom and a world without smartphones.
By developing AR apps and bringing technology in store, beauty brands are using emerging tech to personalise the trying and buying of makeup.
In the final post in our chatbot series, we explore how the technology can provide customer service and support.
Five pieces of knowledge or news we’ve seen around the web this week, from direct-to-consumer snacks to drone-delivered pizzas.
To answer demand for convenience and reduce delivery’s inefficiencies, companies are designing products with mailboxes in mind.