Retail Tech Weekly Roundup — Apr 6th
There’s a lot of noise so we’re finding the articles with meat and putting it into a neat little post for you!
Stuff corporate dreams are made of — Automated trade regulations:
International regulations are complex, confusing and ever-changing. So if there is a magic (read:automated) solution — you grab it. Which is what Adidas China did with Amber Road’s China Trade Management (CTM) solution. It’ll be worthwhile to keep an ear out for how it goes for them.
Amazon continues gobbling things
Amazon shut down Quidsi (company behind Diapers.com) earlier this week, in what some analysts allege was ‘always the plan’.
Move over Paypal
People who don’t want to or can’t use bank account or credit cards now have an option of using Amazon Cash — Amazon’s no fees pre paid credit card. While this service is going to be pretty useful to the estimated 9 million American who are unbanked one can’t help but wonder whether this is simply a pilot test before launching in India.
Chatbots aren’t our best friends. Yet.
Everyone said they’d be our best friends but apparently it’s not a good fit. And it’s quite the story of loneliness-while 60% of U.S. consumers would like to talk to a bot, only 22% actually have. Still one can hope, the day will come when chatbots will like us.
Cutlery king Wüsthof sharpens up its Minimum Advertised Pricing policy by cutting off offending sellers on Amazon
As brands increasingly double-down on their ecommerce presence, the problem of MAP compliance continue to plague manufacturers and hurt their brand image. But things are changing, with cutlery manufacturer Wüsthof cracking down on errant sellers to violate MAP.
Written by Anjali Krishnan and the Semantics3 team in Singapore and San Francisco.
Published at: April 06, 2017