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Three quarters of businesses fail to conduct credit checks

Friday December 11 2009

According to recent reports, 73% of companies in the UK fail to carry out a credit check on new customers. This is the most basic form of protection against bad debt and possible business failure, warned business information provider, Equifax.  


Tesco appoints supplier onboarding service provider

Friday December 11 2009

Tesco has appointed Inovis, as the service provider for the onboarding of the retailer's grocery and non-food suppliers onto its electronic data interchange (EDI) platform.  


HMV makes sound kiosk investment

Friday December 11 2009

HMV, the UK and Ireland specialist retailer of music, DVD/video, computer games and related products, has introduced self-service kiosks into its stores to improve the overall customer experience.   The kiosks are the result of a deal with payments services company, YESpay its touchscreen kiosk specialist partner, Neo Products UK.  


Key e-wallet patent granted in US

Friday December 11 2009

Tyfone, a mobile financial services infrastructure and near field communications (NFC) payments provider, today announced it has been awarded a second patent for its innovations in smart card-based electronic wallet technology.  


Akamai reveals new two-second web page response threshold

Friday December 11 2009

Akamai Technologies, web application acceleration and performance management vendor has released key findings from a commissioned study into e-commerce website performance and its correlation with an online shopper’s behaviour.  


Wallace Sacks re-launches homewares e-commerce shop

Friday December 11 2009

Wallace Sacks has re-launched a new e-commerce website, designed and built by Screen Pages, using the increasingly popular and sophisticated Magento e-commerce platform. The new e-commerce website has been launched at www.wallacesacks.com.  


Magners Irish Cider refreshes supply chain with EDI

Friday December 11 2009

Magners Original Irish Cider, the number-one packaged cider brand in the UK, has announced it has enhanced its supply chain communications with retailers and partners with the TrustedLink and BizConnect solutions from Inovis.  


Checkpoint protects House of Fraser against shrink

Friday December 11 2009

  House of Fraser, the High Street department store has installed the latest generation of electronic article surveillance (EAS) anti-theft solutions from leading security and merchandising specialist, Checkpoint Systems. The new Evolve EAS antennae are helping the retailer to reduce theft in two of its largest stores, in Westfield and Bristol.  


Pierhouse claims retailers are losing out on traditional PoS

Friday December 11 2009

Retail store staff are spending 10 times longer to organise and display the point of sale (PoS) than head office is allocating, according to marketing management solutions provider, Pierhouse.  


Fabergé launch pushes online luxury boundaries

Friday December 11 2009

Fabergé, the iconic jeweller, has created faberge.com, to bring the qualities of its luxury brand to the web with a new online service.   IBM provided business consulting and creative design services to help Fabergé define a new interactive approach and develop technologies that support a selling model for high-value luxury goods on the internet.  


Checkpoint protects House of Fraser against shrink

Friday December 11 2009

House of Fraser, the High Street department store has installed the latest generation of electronic article surveillance (EAS) anti-theft solutions from leading security and merchandising specialist, Checkpoint Systems. The new Evolve EAS antennae are helping the retailer to reduce theft in two of its largest stores, in Westfield and Bristol.  


ASDA tunes into customer feedback

Friday December 11 2009

ASDA has launched a new way to find out what its customers think of its 367 stores, using driveExperience from customer experience management specialist, Empathica.