Google's head of retail, Kristen Johanson, speaks to viewers from the company's Mountain View, Calif. headquarters during a Partners Connect presentation on Aug. 16.

Published: August 17th, 2017


Synerion helps SMBs automate their employee scheduling and payroll

Digital transformation is as essential a pursuit for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as enterprises, if not more so. It's also expensive, a challenge Synerion North America Inc. would like to help them

Published on: August 3rd, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Lowe’s ‘Holoroom How-to’ pilots seek value of VR for bricks-and-mortar retail

I've never installed shower tiles before, but I'm going to try now. I'm looking at the shower with its exposed, grey, bare wall. On the floor next to the drain sits a bucket

Published on: August 3rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Trump-induced NAFTA renegotiations could be a boon for online businesses, eBay says

Donald Trump's protectionist rhetoric over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - which in the past he threatened to "rip up" and called "the worst trade deal in history" - could deliver

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

SurveyMonkey debuts 4 new and redesigned services for enterprise, retail, education markets

Forget big data - online survey software developer SurveyMonkey wants to be known as the number-one provider of "people-powered data," and on Monday unveiled four new and redesigned services using the concept as

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Moneris data reveals just how much extra Canadians spent on #Canada150

This year's July 1 weekend, which officially marked 150 years since Confederation, was a very profitable one for Canadian merchants - and Moneris Solutions has the numbers to prove it. According to data

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Online retailers can now reach millions of Chinese consumers through Stripe

Canadian retailers who use the Stripe platform to conduct their business online now have a greatly expanded customer base. The San Francisco-based business software developer recently announced partnerships with Chinese digital payment providers

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Amazon enters the grocery market with $13.7B purchase of Whole Foods

Amazon.com Inc. has officially entered the grocery business. The Seattle-based online shopping and data storage giant announced today that it would be purchasing Austin-based organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc. for $42

Published on: June 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New Google API will let retailers easily add loyalty programs, Android Pay to checkout process

Google Inc.'s recent announcement that it would finally be delivering Android Pay to Canadian customers arrived not a moment too soon. In a May 18 blog post, Google vice-president of payment products Pali

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

It’s official – Android Pay is coming to Canada

The thousands of Canadian Android faithful who have no doubt gazed in envy at their iPhone-wielding rivals using Apple Pay at their favourite retailers had their prayers answered today, as Google Inc. officially

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How many customers expect a ‘premium’ retail experience? The answer may surprise you

That the majority of retail purchases are driven by impulse decisions is nothing new, but as a new infographic from Cisco Systems Inc. demonstrates, the degree to which delivering an omni-channel experience across

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Now you can buy vending machine snacks using your phone, thanks to Mastercard

Consumers who consider fishing for change, or even a credit card, too cumbersome a price to pay for a vending machine treat will love Mastercard Inc.'s newest mobile payments partner. Starting this week,

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Apple to launch worldwide educational initiative at retail stores

May is usually known for sprouting flowers from April showers, but this year's bloom will be accompanied by art, design, photography, and coding lessons if Apple Inc. has anything to say about it.

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New Microsoft Dynamics updates include LinkedIn integration, retail enhancements

As businesses increasingly digitize their operations both onstage and behind the scenes, the challenge arises of making sure they grow in the right direction – and Microsoft Corp. would like to help. The

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Let your online customers check out in two steps with Shopify Pay

Few steps in the online shopping process annoy consumers more than the number of fields they need to fill out before confirming their order - so Shopify Inc. has decided to replace it

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood