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Square and Clearpay to support new British designers to launch e-commerce channels

Square and Clearpay has launched a programme for the British Fashion Council’s (BFC) young designers to help them establish their online storefronts. The programme empowers the best of Britain’s emerging designer talent to fast forward their business growth and generate more revenue...


Ukheshe and Gratifii partnership marries payments and rewards solutions for powerful embedded finance 

Fintech enablement partner, Ukheshe, continues to execute on its on-going partnership agreement with enterprise loyalty and rewards company, Gratifii. The agreement gives both organisations and their clients access to industry-leading payments solutions as well as a loyalty rewards platform,...


Self-serve drives seven in 10 shoppers’ improved satisfaction with retail associates

Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, released the findings of its 15th Annual Global Shopper Study which confirms shoppers are returning to shop in stores in similar numbers seen prior to the...


Retail recalibration key to success in hybrid customer era 

At its 2022 European Exchange customer conference, Manhattan Associates announced the findings of its latest international research, highlighting the need for retailers to keep up with the pace of evolving consumer expectations. It also revealed a retail landscape where the lines between physical...


Five things SMEs can do now to prepare for Black Friday

Joshua Shimkin, Head of SME Growth and Marketing at Peach Payments, suggests five things SMEs can do immediately to get ready for the biggest (and longest) shopping season of the retail year. Whether you believe Black Friday and Cyber Monday are expected to grow or shrink, it’s not a...


Centralising systems to scale 

For businesses to scale, they must apply innovative technological solutions. PURE the Winery did just that, using Oracle Netsuite to support its vision of creating a new category in the wine industry. Stuart Foster, Financial Controller & Investor, PURE The Winery, provides insight into this...


The power of sleep: Sealy of Australia transforms customer experience with G Squared 

With so many mattress options on the market, choosing the right one requires careful consideration, Sealy of Australia worked intimately with web development agency, G-Squared, to understand users’ personas, and designed their site to suit consumer needs accordingly.   The...


AWIEF launches digital platform to enhance SMEs’ investment and export readiness in Southern Africa

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) in partnership with USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (USAID TradeHub) has launched a new programme which will increase the investor, export readiness and competitiveness of 100 SMEs in Southern Africa. The USAID funded...


ShopThing raises US$10 million Series A funding to scale live shopping across North America 

ShopThing, a leading live shopping marketplace headquartered in  Toronto  and  New York, has announced it has closed a  US$10 million  Series A round, led by Origin Ventures, with participation from Pritzker Group and Interplay.  Founded in 2018,...


Mastercard aids merchants by giving consumers more payment choices 

Mastercard has expanded Mastercard Instalments, its unique and innovative  Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) programme that delivers greater choice at checkout, both in-store and online, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. The BNPL programme will meet growing consumer demand...


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