Apple Pay v Android Pay v Samsung Pay v Google Pay

Apple Pay v Android Pay v Samsung Pay v Google Pay You may have noticed it, but if you haven’t, your EFTPOS card is being replaced. No we’re not going back to cash, or bartering, although I know some retailers that would embrace those options more it seems. We’re moving towards using mobile payment systems … Continued

Intro to Digital Currencies

Digital Currencies Run out of Dollars? Missing your Euros? Where the hell has your Yen gone? How about a Bitcoin instead? The world has gone digital. Everything is digital. Your phone, your watch, your pacemaker… it’s all driven by digital technology and they’re all connected to the internet.  This transformation has brought with it a … Continued

Intro to cloud computing

A beginners guide to cloud computing What is the cloud? Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware and software you’re using sitting on your desktop, or somewhere inside your company’s network or at home, it’s provided for you as a service by another company and accessed over the Internet, ideally in a completely seamless way. Exactly where the hardware … Continued

10 Common Tech Myths Debunked

10 Common Tech Myths Debunked The evolution of technology is a wonderful thing! Just compare traditional film photography to modern days where we now have the flexibility of manipulating bits, bytes and pixels in Photoshop to enhance and create masterpieces. Remember going down to the local video store to hire a movie to watch later … Continued

Viruses, Hackers, Malware, Spam and Other Pains

Viruses, Hackers, Malware, Spam and Other Pains Hi everyone, Alex Poulopoulos here, Chief Information Officer at FrontLine Stores. I thought it might be timely to remind you of the potential damage that can happen to your business or even home computer if you ever get affected by viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware or any other deliberate attack … Continued

Amazing In-store Retail Technologies

Bricks and mortar stores have to work hard to compete with online shopping, and one way of doing this is to use technology to create a great in-store experience. Here’s a list of some new technologies I read about recently being used around the world that will no doubt make their way onto our shores. … Continued

Mobile eCommerce – mCommerce

The phrase mobile commerce was originally coined in 1997 to mean “the delivery of electronic commerce capabilities directly into the consumer’s hand, anywhere, via wireless technology.” Many choose to think of Mobile Commerce as meaning “a retail outlet in your customer’s pocket.” Discount the following statement at your peril: “Those smart devices are equivalent to wallets and … Continued

The Ultimate Buying Event Opens SUNDAY!

The MCEC is a flurry of activity as over 129 suppliers busy themselves creating the biggest buying opportunity of 2013! Just beyond the Clarendon St entrance, the atmosphere is electric in Bays 1-3! Here’s a little insight into what lies beyond these doors.  180 stands 795m of exhibition panels 831m of Exhibition Facia 650 shelving strips 242 clothes rails 484 … Continued

When Retail met Adwords

by Irwin Hau, Head Digital Specialist at online marketing agency Chromatix. Everyone loves a happy ending, but when it comes to spending money on advertising and marketing, it can always be a little disheartening not knowing where our hard earned dollars have gone. When it comes to search engine marketing, we’re asked many questions but … Continued

Top 5 Habits To Turn You Into An Online Marketing Guru

Among the retailers I deal with who make their way online, there is a very clear distinction between what I call the ‘Gurus’ the ‘Struggling’ and the ‘Perplexed’. The Gurus come online and hit the road running. They take the learning curve of the new and unfamiliar system in stride and have a marketing plan … Continued

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