- eBay has launched a pre-loved wedding hub where shoppers can get designer outfits from brands like Vera Wang and Pronovias Mildred. The hub offers a sustainable and cost-effective option for brides-to-be, and includes second-hand bridal and bridesmaid dresses, accessories, and vintage suits.
- The RTIH Innovation Awards are now open for entries in multiple categories, including a Bricks and Mortar category sponsored by CADS. The award will go to a retailer enabling physical spaces to thrive via innovative technology.
- Entries for the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards close on Friday, 27th October, with winners being revealed at an exclusive event in central London on Wednesday, 29th November. Retailers can submit in multiple categories, and the Bricks and Mortar Innovation award is focused on reducing friction in the customer journey, offering improved experiences, and blurring the lines between channels.
The Retail Technology Innovation Hub has released its Top Retail Tech News Stories of the Week, highlighting some of the latest and most innovative technology developments in the retail sector.
One of the top stories this week focuses on Walmart’s partnership with DroneUp, an on-demand drone delivery provider. The companies will work together to launch drone delivery services, initially in Arkansas, to help Walmart customers receive their orders faster and more efficiently.
Another notable story is the launch of Xerox’s new innovation hub, aimed at developing and testing new retail solutions such as self-service kiosks and mobile apps. The hub will also collaborate with other companies to help transform the in-store experience for customers.
Other stories in the Top Retail Tech News Stories of the Week include updates on Amazon’s new cashierless store in London, the expansion of Target’s same-day delivery service to more cities, and the introduction of virtual reality technology in Nordstrom stores for virtual styling sessions.
Overall, the Retail Technology Innovation Hub’s selection of top stories highlights the continued advancement and investment in retail technology, demonstrating the industry’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that enhance the customer experience.