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The Retail TouchPoints Solution Spotlight features new products or services relevant to the retail industry. If you would like us to consider featuring your product or service on the Retail TouchPoints web site and in the weekly email newsletter, please submit your solution here: Solution Spotlight Submission Form.

AUGMENTes Develops AR-Based Apps For Virtual Product Viewing, Customization

AUGMENTes, a provider of comprehensive digital shopping solutions, offers customized augmented reality (AR) commerce mobile applications designed to enable retailers and manufacturers to enable their customers to: Virtually try products on themselves or in their own environment; Customize products and see the changes in real time; Record their AR experience with the products through pictures and video; Share their experience through any social media with a transactional link attached; and Place orders.

DeliveryCircle Launches KrewZen Delivery Network Builder

DeliveryCircle has unveiled KrewZen, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform providing retailers, 3PLs and distributors with the tools to build a local delivery network for same-day, last-mile delivery. The on-demand solution enables B2B and B2C enterprises to offer same-day delivery of everything from retail goods to auto parts to home health care supplies. Features include: Dashboard SLA monitoring, reporting and driver schedule management; Online logistics track-and-trace; Route optimization; and Document and signature capture.

Bizzabo Launches Ultra Branded Event App

Bizzabo, an event management software provider, has unveiled an event app designed to offer event managers fully customizable branding capabilities. The company has worked with brands including WeWork, Hubspot, GitHub, EA Sports, CoinDesk and Gainsight.

Springboard Retail Unveils Traffic Counting Solution

Springboard Retail, a cloud POS and end-to-end retail management platform designed to help retailers drives sales and margin, has launched SpringboardTRAC, an integrated foot traffic counting solution for independent retailers. The traffic counting solution is designed to offer users an affordable way to collect real-time traffic and conversion data, which they can view on Springboard’s dashboard and use in combination with sales metrics to gain valuable insights to expand their business.

Online Product Photography Delivers Professional Imagery For E-Commerce

Online Product Photography offers product photography services designed to help e-Commerce retailers effectively showcase their products to their best advantage, overcome consumer barriers and drive sales. Brands can use the company’s online platform to book a photography solution that is tailored to their needs. The company offers a variety of options for e-Commerce businesses, including: product photography, model photography, lifestyle photography, product video, 360 photography, ghost mannequin photography and hand model photography.

CommerceHub Launches Platform To Streamline Last Mile Delivery

CommerceHub has unveiled Active Delivery Management, an enterprise delivery management solution designed to streamline the last mile delivery process of large or bulk merchandise via white-glove, curbside or in-home delivery. Built in partnership with Convey, a delivery experience management platform provider, Active Delivery Management is designed to allow retailers to provide better customer experiences across an expanded assortment of items that are logistically and operationally complex to deliver. Retailers leveraging the platform can gain more revenue opportunities in product categories that require complex delivery orchestration, such as furniture, appliances and exercise equipment.

Poq Launches Visual Search, Currency Switcher Features

Poq has updated its platform to include three major features and a performance upgrade, four months after closing a $21 million funding round: Visual Search— An image recognition-powered feature designed to reduce the number of text-based searches and increase conversion rates, Visual Search enables shoppers to snap a picture or upload an already existing image (e.g. from Instagram or Pinterest) and quickly receive similar matches to their desired item — all on the app; Currency Switcher— Retailers can now add multiple currencies, allowing consumers to switch between countries and currencies and enabling retailers to target and engage customers beyond their borders; and iOS12— This latest update includes features that quicken in-app actions and group notifications, and increase control over app screen time. Poq leverages new iOS12 features and provides retailers with immediate support for the update to provide a smooth transition.

Curve Launches Machine Learning-Powered Sales Optimization Solution

Curve has unveiled a Sales Optimization solution designed to enable sellers to make decisions based on real-time insights and analysis. The solution allows merchants to use past and present customer and operations data to predict future behavior and trends. The company has invited Shopify e-Commerce merchants to a closed beta release of the solution. The platform uses machine learning-based prediction technology to allow retailers to forecast usage, products and services to increase revenue and optimize profitability. Curve provides a forecast on the number of guests expected to visit an e-Commerce site on a given day, what they’re expected to buy and how retailers can maximize future purchase activities. Retailers can use the platform for product correlation, special event marketing and shopping cart value optimization.

True Fit Launches True Insight, True 360 Solutions

True Fit, a footwear and apparel discovery platform, has unveiled two products: True Insight and True 360, which are designed to increase retailers’ comprehensive intelligence on the customer experience. The solutions can be used cross-functionally by different departments within one retail organization and provide retailers with individual reports, aggregated dashboards and consumer intelligence.

AdGreetz Delivers AI-Powered Video Personalization Platform For Targeted Ads

AdGreetz is a video personalization platform designed to use AI/machine learning to optimize creative and ad trafficking in real time, and ensure delivery of engaging and activating ads. The platform empowers brands to dynamically deploy millions of hyper-relevant, data-driven personalized video and display ads and messages. AdGreetz can be deployed to up to 21 channels, including email, an e-Commerce site, SMS and social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

3DLOOK Upgrades 3D Body Scanning Platform

3DLOOK, a mobile body scanning technology provider for apparel retailers, has launched a new version of its 3D body model generation, SAIA 3D V2.0. The platform is designed to solve sizing problems, increase conversions and lower return rates for e-Commerce retailers. The SAIA 3D proprietary technology uses computer vision, neural networks and 3D statistical models, enabling businesses to generate 3D body models from two front- and side-facing photos that consumers can take with a smartphone. With these photos, the technology can capture sizing trends, market segments and analytics about a retailer’s customers. The technology works on any background; users can choose to have someone take a photo of them or take a selfie in a full-length mirror.

Zuora Launches Orders Feature For Subscription Retailers

Zuora has unveiled a new Orders feature for its central platform, designed to help give subscription companies increased order flexibility, a new set of metrics to follow and complete order-to-revenue automation. Retailers can use the upgraded platform to rapidly acquire customers across multiple channels, manage the entire customer lifecycle and automate revenue recognition, all in a single solution. For example, a retailer can track an individual shopper’s access to a product over a yearlong period, whether that access is signing up for a basic subscription, upgrading to a premium version, suspending the subscription or renewing it.

One Door Launches Planogram Connector for Merchandising Cloud

One Door, a cloud-based visual merchandising software provider, has introduced Planogram Connector for its Merchandising Cloud application. The solution combines product and promotional visual merchandising with store information to provide every location with a unique and interactive merchandising plan. As many as 82% of stores still receive planograms as static documents, either as PDFs or image files, and as a result store teams handle an average of 41,600 printed planogram pages per year, according to a survey conducted by One Door. With the new feature, visual merchandisers and retailer space planners can incorporate data from their planogramming applications into the mobile-optimized, interactive plans shared with stores using Merchandising Cloud.

Branch Messenger Unveils Real-Time Payroll Access For Hourly Employees

Branch Messenger has launched the Branch Pay feature, a technology directly connected to an employee’s schedule that is designed to give hourly workers instant access to earnings after each shift. The Branch technology will allow workers to tap into wages at a cadence dictated by the number of hours worked in a given pay period. Requiring no integration with a retailer’s existing payroll system, the employee can opt into Branch Pay after downloading the Branch application and connecting it to their bank account.
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If you would like us to consider featuring your product or service on the Retail TouchPoints web site and in the weekly email newsletter, please submit your solution here: Solution Spotlight Submission Form.