RTIH lays out this week’s coolest retail technology plays — Retail Technology Innovation Hub

Amazon

The UK’s first Amazon Fresh checkout-free store situated outside of London has opened in Sevenoaks, Kent.

Located in the former Baby Gap outlet in Bligh’s Meadow, this will be open 7am-11pm, Monday-Sunday.

Like its London counterparts, it is powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology.

To shop, customers scan the QR code from their Amazon app, buy what they need, and walk out.

Gopuff and London’s The O2 arena

Quick commerce big hitter Gopuff has announced a tie up with The O2 arena in London.

It has been named as the O2’s Principal Partner and Official Grocery, Food and Beverage Delivery Partner.

Through the multi-year deal, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, Gopuff will deliver food and other essential items within the venue, as well as offering unique VIP experiences, access to tickets, and so on.

Fans visiting the venue can now bypass concession lines through Click and Collect services in the O2 app powered by Gopuff.

A competition for customers across the UK will kick off the partnership, with the opportunity to win seats in the latter’s VIP suite.

Gopuff will also provide its service to the artists who perform at The O2 whilst they’re onsite.

Twitter and Shopify

Twitter has announced a new partnership with Shopify.

The deal will see the social media giant launching a sales channel app that will be made available to all of Shopify’s US merchants through its app store.

This allows merchants to onboard themselves to Twitter’s Shopping Manager, where sellers can access product catalog tools and enable other shopping features for their profiles.

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Jisp’s Scan & Save solution has reached a key milestone across Nisa, Londis, Budgens, Premier and Family Shopper stores in the UK.

Since its launch in September 2021, Scan & Save has achieved 260,000 scans, 142,000 vouchers issued and 122,000 redemptions.

Conversion rates between scan to voucher issued is 54% and voucher issued to redemption is 86%.

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