Tue. May 28th, 2024

Key Points:

  • Worldpay from FIS is expanding its relationship with music and entertainment retailer HMV to support its omnichannel focused European expansion. Worldpay Omnichannel aims to give HMV greater flexibility and choice when it comes to improving its omnichannel strategy, across 34 geographic markets.
  • Last month, the winners of the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards were announced during a glittering ceremony in central London.
  • Real-time payments platform, Volt, has announced a partnership with embedded sustainability FinTech, ekko, to help consumers and retailers remove plastic bottles from the ocean at checkout.
  • Be.EV has partnered with sporting goods provider Decathlon to provide it with ultra-rapid EV charging at a number of stores across the UK.
  • Worldpay from FIS has enabled UK merchants to raise £10 million for charities through its integration at the PoS with digital charity box Pennies.
  • Maria Prados, Retail Expert at Worldpay from FIS, states that consumers of all ages are embracing digital and mobile, emphasizing the need for merchants to stay updated with new payment methods and tech trends.
  • Carrefour Belgium has opened its smallest store in Belgium, measuring just 18 sqm, which is an autonomous store consisting of a series of refrigerated vending machines where customers can purchase lunch, snacks, cold drinks, and fruit.
  • Frasers Group is working on a new MACH e-commerce platform and consumer apps, with go live set for 2024.

Worldpay from FIS is expanding its relationship with HMV to support its European expansion. Worldpay Omnichannel aims to improve HMV’s omnichannel strategy, giving the company greater flexibility and choice to operate across multiple channels. The solution is now live in HMV stores in Dublin and Antwerp and will be rolled out across Europe in the future. Last month, the winners of the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards were announced during a ceremony in London. The awards recognized the resilience and dynamism of the retail industry and celebrated the achievements of various companies in the retail tech space.

Volt, a real-time payments platform, has partnered with ekko, an embedded sustainability FinTech, to help remove plastic bottles from the ocean. Consumers can choose to remove a plastic bottle from the ocean when making a payment with Volt, and the impact is tracked in real-time. The collaboration allows ekko to join Volt’s network and initiate payments across multiple regions. Decathlon, a sporting goods provider, has teamed up with Be.EV to provide ultra-rapid EV charging at its stores in the UK. This partnership marks Decathlon’s first collaboration with a public charging network and aims to support the growing number of electric vehicles in the UK.

Worldpay from FIS has enabled UK merchants to raise £10 million for charities through its integration with digital charity box Pennies. This integration allows consumers to donate to charity when making a purchase by card or digital wallet. Maria Prados, a retail expert at Worldpay from FIS, emphasizes the importance for merchants to stay updated with new payment methods and tech trends, as consumers of all ages are embracing digital and mobile. Carrefour Belgium has opened its smallest store, measuring just 18 sqm, which consists of refrigerated vending machines. Customers can use the Carrefour BuyBye app to open the machines, take out products, and complete their purchase.

Frasers Group is working on a new MACH e-commerce platform and consumer apps, set to go live in 2024. The company is collaborating with Lab Digital, Valtech, and AND Digital to develop the platform. These partnerships aim to generate incredible results by combining strengths and building strong relationships. The new platform will enhance the digital experience for Frasers Group’s customers and streamline its e-commerce operations.

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