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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.

EZface Virtual Mirror Kiosk Brings Cosmetics Try-On Capability In-Store

Concept: Launched in January 2009, the EZface Virtual Mirror Kiosk is an addition to the EZface Virtual Mirror Web application, which was launched in 2001. For use in brick and mortar stores, the new kiosk application is a computerized beauty advisory designed to provide instant personalized makeup suggestions based on skin tone, eye color and other facial features. The system takes the consumer's photo and instantly analyzes it for facial features and color profile. The consumer can than "try on" various products to see how they look. The virtual beauty makeover technology is designed to encourage consumers to try new looks based on sophisticated matching algorithms through an intuitive user interface. The technology is an open system and easily integrated into any E-commerce or CRM system.

Sesh Brings Social Shopping to E-Commerce

Concept: Founded in 2007, Sesh.com is part of a new generation of social shopping platforms. Sesh furnishes online retailers with an interactive co-browsing and a real-time communication solution. Sesh provides one-click customer-to-customer group shopping within a retailer’s Web site, offering online retailers a new way to increase sales by enabling their own customers to offer instant purchase validation. Customers can also bring new shoppers to a retailer’s site when they invite friends to “sesh” with them.

Paymo Brings Mobile Payment To Consumers Sans Credit Card

Concept:Founded in 2007, Paymo is a mobile payment system designed to allow consumers anywhere in the world to buy online and pay with their mobile phone. Tending to the online population without credit cards, Paymo is designed to give customers an alternative payment method, ultimately helping online retailers expand their customer base.

richrelevance

Concept: Most e-commerce retailers are familiar with the science of product recommendations. richrelevance has created an addition to its SaaS platform called myrecs, which uses more data to recommend more products per page, and updates customer information to recommend those products in real time.

Taggle Brings Mobile Bids To Brick & Mortar Stores

The Concept:Taggle is a new concept designed to allow consumers in a brick-and-mortar retail store to bid on items in a no-hassle way via the mobile device. While designed to work optimally for the iPhone and iPod touch, Taggle can also work for owners of other phones via SMS messaging. In September 2008, the Consumer Electronic Association selected Taggle as one of 15 finalists worldwide as one of the most innovative applications of 2008.

Spartan Selects SofTechnics Mobile Apps To Improve Inventory Management

Spartan Stores, the nation's tenth largest grocery distributor, is rolling out Perpetual Inventory and Computer Automated Ordering solutions developed by SofTechnics. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based grocery wholesale distributor and retail operator is utilizing the solutions for improved management of product selection, reduction of out-of-stocks, better forecasting, profitability at SKU level, and reduction of costs.
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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.