Nearly 1 in 3 Australians have entered a new banking relationship with a financial institution during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released by FIS.
GBG, the global expert in digital identity, helping businesses prevent fraud and meet complex compliance requirements, released statistics revealing that three in five Australians shop online more due to COVID-19 despite 50% of consumers prefer shopping in-store.
2021 was a year of readjustment marked by a slow economic recovery, still engulfed by the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to spread across the nation. We all hoped that 2021 would be the year of the return to normality, but that was not the case. In this climate, the retail sector has adopted a flexible strategy that makes it easier to adjust to new consumer habits, causing marketers to reorganise their resources and distribution channels for 2022.
Gupshup, a company in conversational engagement, announced the acquisition of AskSid, a Conversational AI provider to top ecommerce and retail companies around the world. AskSid’s full-stack AI solution including the Retail AI brain, strengthens Gupshup’s customer experience (CX) offerings and will help make the entire shopping journey - across pre-purchase, purchase and post-purchase phases - fully conversational.
FedEx Express (FedEx) Australia Pty Ltd and FedEx Express (FedEx) New Zealand are subsidiaries of FedEx Corp., one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, announced a collaboration with Starshipit, a renowned shipping and fulfilment platform. This collaboration supports SMEs and allows e-tailers to tap into the global e-commerce market. Merchants integrating FedEx and Starshipit will enjoy enhanced shipping and fulfilment automation, with access to a premium delivery experience for their customers.
Having grown our network from the ground up, we have remained the experts at managing PUDO networks – and we have been a big supporter of small, local businesses throughout our journey.
Further, fintechs and regulators need to collaborate to build new frameworks that allow for this rapid shift and use technology to boost financial inclusion for underserved communities.
The report polling 20,000 shoppers globally, including 1,500 Australians, revealed a strong appetite for consumers to return to in-person retail environments.
Zoom2u Technologies Limited, an innovative delivery platform and Software as a Service (SaaS) business, commences trading on the ASX, following the completion of its Initial Public Offer.
Vertical Farm Systems is the only equipment seller in Australia providing fully automated growing systems to produce nutritious fresh food at scale, indoors, all year. Without relying on skilled labour, favourable weather, high soil fertility and high water use, the Vertical Farm Systems’ innovative solution comes in very handy for growers.