By By Rhea Cortado Contributing Writer | May 14, 2015
The Fashion Digital Conference featured panel discussions, workshops and the opportunity to browse the latest software tools for addressing both the macro and micro trends of selling fashion in a digital age.
From recommendation algorithms to drones, Amazon.com and other major e-commerce sites branded themselves as the go-to places for new retail tech and convenience, but Macy’s Inc. and other big mall companies are pushing back.
To great fanfare, Apple introduced its digital wallet, Apple Pay, on Sept. 9. However, more retailers are getting into the mobile payments market.
French technology solutions and equipment supplier Lectra has named Chris Nicolaes managing director for Lectra Germany in Ismaning, Germany.
Apparel technology solutions provider Infor will host “Infor Fashion Meet-n-Learn” on Oct. 15 at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.
Yunique Solutions, an apparel solutions unit of Gerber Technology, has integrated its YuniquePLM (product lifecycle management) solution with Pointcarré textile-design software to better assist clients with reducing sampling costs, speed-to-market and enhancing merchandising presentations.
Running a sales team can be complicated business, but a lot of salespeople still work with pen and paper rather than employ tech-savvy programs such as customer-relations management, according to Cirrus Path Inc. which recently released its Cirrus Files cloud-based customer-relations management application.
Manhattan Associates Inc., the Atlanta-based supply chain commerce solutions provider, has acquired the assets of GlobalBay Technologies from San Jose, Calif.–based VeriFone in a move that will extend Manhattan Associates’ omni-channel inventory and order management solutions offerings.
New York–based Simparel Inc. has hired Lawrence Mora as senior project manager.
ICIX has introduced Direct Test, a cloud-based application to help retailers and manufacturers collect and manage third-party product test results to meet safety and regulatory requirements.
WFXOnDemand, a software solutions provider for the apparel and consumer-goods industries, has launched WFX BI, a business intelligence platform to help customers manage and share data across internal teams and departments.
Shopping using a mobile phone, or m-commerce, nearly doubled in the last year as smartphone revenue rose 97.6 percent to $18,237,133, according to Pittsburgh-based mobile commerce platform Branding Brand, which recently released its Mobile Commerce Index.
Global trend and style intelligence firm WGSN relaunched its website to combine its strengths with Stylesight, the New York–based trend forecasting firm it acquired last November.
Fashion enthusiasts often turn to celebrities and musical icons for style reference. And in a time and age when a majority of shopping is done over the Internet, it seems a sensible idea to combine the two elements and establish a shopable celebrity-style database.
Centric Software Inc. announced on July 29 that it received $24 million in Series D capital funding.
Newly launched e-commerce site The Influence uses celebrity images and makes their outfits accessible by a simple click of a button.