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Digital wallets
Australians lead the way in digital payment use - report
Australian consumers are at the forefront of mobile wallet use and adoption of digital banking tools, abandoning cash and physical payment experiences.
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Supply chain
Supply chain issues leaving customers frustrated, with brand loyalty at risk
According to new research, supply chain disruptions continue to impact consumers, affecting their mood and shopping behaviour. 
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Augmented Reality
Pinterest widens reach in eCommerce sector with AR implementation
In a sign of things to come, Pinterest is widening its reach within the eCommerce sector by introducing new tools utilising augmented reality.
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Travel
Predicted travel surge prompts Mystifly to implement new travel commerce solution
The design is formatted to offer a continuous stream of shopping results from Mystiflyers airfare marketplace and actively process close to 300 itinerary options per shopping query.
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Cloud
Adobe announces new suite of tools for retailers with in-store and online capabilities
Adobe has announced new tools for retailers created to help further deliver personalised shopping experiences for businesses in-store and online.
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Phishing
DHL tops list of companies most impersonated by criminals
Cybercriminals often impersonate brands to gain valuable data, and new research by Check Point Software has found DHL to be the brand most frequently imitated by cybercriminals. 
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Gaming
App and mobile usage continues to soar according to new App Annie report
App and mobile usage has significantly increased around the world, according to the new App Annie State of Mobile 2022 report.
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Shopping
New Mastercard research focuses on safer shopping and spending habits
According to new research initiated by Mastercard, with the country slowly starting to open up, NZ consumers are starting to spend less money at home on items and more on experiences.
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Shopping
Back to business: Oracle study reveals fears and thoughts as Christmas shopping season approaches
Australian consumers are increasingly worried about product delays in the lead up to Christmas, with a new survey revealing that almost one in four Australian shoppers are anxious about gift orders not arriving on time. 
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Loyalty Now
How retailers can accelerate their business through card-linked loyalty programs
Retail is a fast-growing sector, and most businesses leverage customer loyalty to compete more effectively.
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Mobile Commerce
Mobile eCommerce: In-app shopping set to reach an all-time high
In-app shopping has seen significant growth over the past year, and a new study by Adjust and Sensor Tower has predicted that based on 2020 trends, ​​this year's shopping season is set to reach an all-time high. 
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Logistics
Commerce logistics firm Locad raises $5m to support APAC expansion
Locad aims to provide a fully integrated solution that addresses some of the common pain points within eCommerce, particularly the slow and often complex supply chain systems.
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Amazon
Rejoice! Amazon Australia opens to New Zealand customers
“We know that many New Zealand customers are already shopping on the US store and we are pleased to be offering them a faster option.”
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Shopping
DNS threats expected to explode over the holiday period, report finds
With more people shopping online than ever before amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 78% of cybersecurity professionals said they expect to see an increase in DNS-related security threats over the next month.
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Retailers
Tap-and-go paywave payments the new norm in a COVID-19 world, Mastercard research shows
Consumer polling by Mastercard showed a significant majority of consumers were using the technology during February and March.
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Cloud
Samsung and Finder launch Aussie first with new credit card search feature
Samsung Electronics Australia and Finder have launched Promoted Cards, a new credit card shopping feature for Samsung Pay which provides Australians with different credit card offers from participating financial institutions.
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Customer experience
Pak'nSAVE begins rollout of scan-your-own grocery tech
If you’ve happened to wander into a Pak’nSAVE across the lower North Island, you may have walked into an entirely new way to do your grocery shopping.
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Big Data
Why only 13% of shoppers trust retailers with their personal data
Zebra Technologies revealed the results of its 11th annual Global Shopper Study, analysing the attitudes, opinions, and expectations of shoppers, retail associates and retail decision makers. 
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Edge Computing
Jumping off point: Edge computing in retail
"The launch of Amazon Australia in December 2017 cemented the irrevocable change in the buying habits of Australians."
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Cybersecurity
Five Tips on Shopping Safely This Festive Season
We have a cybersecurity expert give five simple tips for safe online shopping this Christmas season
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Smartphone
Two million ANZ consumers now have access to future of payment
Gone are the days of bank cards and cash transactions as more consumers turn to mobile.
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Shopping
Adobe predicts what you will get for Xmas
Adobe released its online shopping predictions for the upcoming holiday season...
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New Zealand
Clunky wallets and cash payments, a thing of the past for Kiwi shoppers
“Laybuy is the only company to offer both in-store and online payment options in the New Zealand market...”
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Mobile Commerce
Exclusive interview: Shopgate's CEO on entering Aussie market alongside Amazon
With Amazon’s rollout, there will be pressure on retailers, who will need to focus heavily on retaining customers to avoid losing them to the giant.