the most popular articles on retail technology from the past week — Retail Technology Innovation Hub

New eBay UK Imperfects deal aims to cut fashion waste

eBay UK has launched Imperfects, billed as the fashion equivalent of supermarkets’ wacky veg initiative.

The range of products offers clothing, shoes and accessories considered new, but with defects, from more than 100 fashion and high-end designers, including North Face, Off White, Puma, Fila and Timberland, up to 60% off .

Imperfect items may include defects such as a small scuff or mark, missing button or loose thread which may be from the factory or ex-display which means they cannot be sold at the high price because they do not meet the manufacturer’s requirements. quality standards.

Last week’s biggest retail tech game at a glance

RTIH summarizes the most notable retail technology offerings, deployments and pilots from the past seven days. With Instacart, Grocery Outlet, Cruise, Walmart and Amazon Just Walk Out technologies.

Simon Peck leaves Currys for the digital role of Sofology

Simon Peck has assumed the newly created role at Sofology of Director of Digital and Business Development.

He joins Currys where he held the position of Head of Omnichannel Development.

Reporting to the COO, Peck was responsible for developing the retailer’s omnichannel strategy, including commercial ownership of ShopLive, a 24/7 assisted online shopping service, and online ordering offering. online and in-store pickup.

boohoo group deploys the Aiimi Insight Engine platform

Fast fashion giant boohoo group has adopted the Aiimi Insight Engine platform, with an initial focus on data subject access requests (DSARs) and data deletion for customers and employees.

The Body Shop takes first place in the ranking of e-commerce sites

The Body Shop leads the way in customer experience on the web, according to Remarkable Commerce’s latest UK Digital Retail Index.

The cosmetics retailer scored the highest for its website in an analysis of 500 of the biggest online players, which used four key metrics such as accessibility, search engine optimization (SEO), user experience (UX) and site speed.

Bolt boss Ryan Breslow blames ‘irresponsible’ Stripe for quick failure

Ryan Breslow, founder of online payment technology startup Bolt, explained why rival company Fast failed.

Gophr Goes Live on Global Delivery Management Platform Metapack

Fast-paced commerce company Gophr has announced its integration with e-commerce delivery technology specialist Metapack.

The goal is to enable online and omnichannel retailers to easily offer same-day delivery on top of their existing delivery options.

Retailers will, according to a press release, be able to offer “fast, accurate and traceable deliveries to customers in towns and cities across the UK”.

Amazon Buy with Prime service goes live and introduced to DTC brands

In its latest move to compete with FedEx and UPS, Amazon announced Buy with Prime, which extends Prime shopping to online stores beyond Amazon.com.

Buy with Prime will initially be available by invitation only to merchants using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and will run through 2022 as merchants are allowed to participate, including those who do not sell on Amazon or use FBA.

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