Retail Rumblings – The Latest Retail Technology
LG 3D Display Showroom
LG Business Solutions USA recently unveiled the LG DigiTour, a unique 3D showroom and immersive platform that allows visitors to remotely interact with the latest commercial display technologies from LG. “The cancellation of in-person events this year challenged us to find new, innovative ways to connect with our customers. We used this opportunity to reimagine the future and build an interactive virtual event platform with a high-level of photo-realism that immerses users in the environment,” said Damaris Toma, experiential marketing lead at LG Business Solutions USA. “With the LG DigiTour, users can travel through virtual showrooms and discover the latest display technologies for businesses/retailers of all sizes, types and budgets.” https://www.lg.com/us/business
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BOPIS Solution Provides Delivery ETA
JOANN, an American specialty retailer of crafts/hobby items with 865 stores across the country, has partnered with Radius Networks, a location-based technology company in retail, to launch their curbside and Buy Online Pickup In Store (BOPIS) solution, FlyBuy. FlyBuy Pickup enables JOANN to: • Determine exactly when a customer is coming to pick up their order with an accurate ETA and updates along the way • Prioritize order fulfillment based on the arrival of each customer • Meet the customer with their order the moment they arrive • Deliver a smooth, safe, personalized, and contactless off-premises shopping experience. joann.com
Robotic Mask Police
In Japan, at least one retailer has turned the job of getting customers to wear masks and social distance over to robots. The store is the official dealer of the soccer team Cerezo Osaka, and the robot doing the job is Robovie, developed by Kyoto-based Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR). Robovie warns customers when it detects through a camera and 3D laser beam technology that they are not wearing masks or abiding by social distancing rules. https://www.atr.jp/index.html
Gamers Buy Now, Pay Later
Sezzle Inc., a Buy Now, Pay Later solutions provider, has announced a partnership with GameStop to provide the world’s largest retailer of video games access to its flexible and innovative digital payment solution. Sezzle’s payment platform increases the purchasing power for millions of consumers across the U.S. and Canada by offering interest-free installment plans at both online and physical stores.
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IKEA AR Furniture App
IKEA has introduced an AR app named Place, which enables Apple users to set IKEA furniture in their apartments and preview an interior before buying products. Thanks to this solution, potential customers can choose furniture more easily.
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Robotic Mask Police
In Japan, at least one retailer has turned the job of getting customers to wear masks and social distance over to robots. The store is the official dealer of the soccer team Cerezo Osaka, and the robot doing the job is Robovie, developed by Kyoto-based Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR). Robovie warns customers when it detects through a camera and 3D laser beam technology that they are not wearing masks or abiding by social distancing rules. https://www.atr.jp/index.html