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Can IoT breathe new life into brick and mortar retail?

Brick and mortar is dead. Or at least, according to some. Naysayers have been ringing the death knell of the retail store for some time. Online commerce is booming, with online sales totaling $341.7 billion in 2015, a 14.6% increase over the previous year, according to the US Department of Commerce. Last year, ecommerce accounted for 60.4% of all retail sales growth.

Published by: IBM
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Payment in China: similarities and differences compared to Europe

This is a blog by Paul Alfing, Chair of Ecommerce Europe’s e-Payments Working Committee, who shares his insights into what the European e-commerce market can learn from China concerning payment systems. Furthermore he explains how both markets can benefit from each other in multiple ways and harness its potentials.

Should retail prices in store be the same as online?

I've had the opportunity to meet with retailers across Europe the past three weeks. It is always refreshing to get a perspective from outside of your own country. One of the most asked questions in Europe was: "Should prices in store match those online?" This is a critical question in countries like the U.K., where online now accounts for as much as 40 percent of sales in some categories.

Published by: Retail Customer Experience
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