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Retail IT News: January in Review

Hello and welcome to January: in review

The ‘January Blues’ are over and it’s full steam ahead for retailers into 2020 with store technology coming to the fore. Many are counting their victories from the Christmas/January-Sale period, while others are already working on new in-store innovations to elevate the customer experience. Let’s take a look at how the first month of 2020 panned out:

Amazon working on ‘pay by wave’ tech

Amazon is working with Visa to develop a contactless biometric identification system to allow customers to pay by waving their hands through a scanner.

How edge virtualization transforms customer experiences

Zynstra joined popular podcast series, Q's Tech Talks, to discuss how edge virtualization is enabling retailers to deliver superior customer experiences in the store.

Sephora, Estée Lauder debut shoppable makeup try-ons on Pinterest

Is Pinterest's new AR try-on feature the future for beauty products?

Discover how to implement the Store of the Future.

Nordstrom launches recommerce program online and in-store

The upscale department store will be selling gently used merchandise in excellent condition online and at its New York flagship in an initiative called See You Tomorrow.

Independent study of customer data reveals 164 percent ROI, driven by NCR technology

Through NCR customer interviews and data aggregation, the TEI study found users of NCR Software Defined Store realized a 164 percent return on investment over three years, with most customers recouping their spend within six to 18 months.

7-Eleven taps employees to test cashierless store concept

Convenience store giant 7-Eleven is testing a cashierless store with its employees at its Irving, TX, corporate headquarters.

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