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Warehouse and logistics robots will be a $30 billion dollar industry by 2022, according to American analysts, who forecast the current $8.3 billion of worldwide revenue from the the technology will more than triple over the next three years. Locally, Gartner says the expected automation boom is the result of

A new study from Juniper Research found that the annual value of virtual cards (temporary card numbers only available for a single transaction or limited time) used by businesses will grow 90 per cent over the next four years; exceeding $1 trillion by 2022. This is up from an estimated

One year on since the Australian Military Bank overhauled its digital systems, mobile transactions have risen 250 per cent. Australian Military Bank (AMB) is a member-based financial institution serving Australian Defence personnel and their families since 1959. In order to best serve its members — who are predominantly young and

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Buy now, pay later platforms are still booming with new research from Roy Morgan showing in the past 12 months 1.59 million Australians are using platforms like Afterpay and Zip. The report, Digital Payment Solutions Currency Report showed more than 40 per cent of those using buy now, pay later

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Alibaba Cloud has launched its China Gateway Program in Australia aiming to help companies of all sizes enter the Chinese market grow their online and offline presence in the country. The Chinese giant said by leveraging the proven cloud technologies and the established Alibaba ecosystem encompassing ecommerce, online payment, logistics

The use of smart speakers for shopping is on the up and up in Australia, with more households owning smart speakers, voice retailing or vcommerce proponents argue it could become as normal as mobile shopping is today. The Versa Voice Report said three quarters of smart speaker owners are already

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Whether you are a dedicated online retailer, an online brand or simply sell through digital channels, all retail businesses are facing the same issue: the shift of consumers and transactions from desktop to mobile. And, according to Peter Sheldon, Senior Director for Strategy at Magento, “The acceleration has happened faster

Retail spend is expected to increase by $6 trillion globally between 2018 and 2023, taking total spend to $30 trillion, with growth driven by a combination of alternative payment mechanisms (most notably wallets) and online spend. The figures are contained in a new study from Juniper Research which also identified

Aussie ecommerce retailer Kogan has launched its own marketplace, Kogan Marketplace to compete with the likes of Amazon and eBay. The company said it will have more than 100,000 products available to customers. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Kogan said this new marketplace will give its customers “more

The last-mile delivery is expensive and difficult. It’s also high stakes, a failed delivery attempt is enough to damage the customer’s perception of the entire shopping journey. In an attempt to ease these pain points, technology companies, retailers and logistics businesses have been piloting autonomous delivery robots to transport packages