UPS In Autonomous Vehicle Pilot with Waymo in Phoenix

| Mike O'Brien

UPS and self-driving technology company Waymo are running a pilot program for autonomous vehicle package pickup in the Phoenix area, using Waymo’s minivans to shuttle packages from UPS stores to a UPS sorting facility. Last year, UPS took a minority stake in TuSimple, an autonomous trucking company.

Follow the Data, Go with 3D in Retail

| Matt Wisdom

Over 100 retailers including West Elm and Crate & Barrel are using AR design tools such as Modsy to create 3D replicas for themselves. Aggregators like Wayfair and Overstock have also gotten into the swing of things, ramping up 3D offerings for clients and customers. Here are some tips to tap the power of 3D in retail.

6 Things to Do Now to Get Your Ecommerce Site Holiday Ready

| Bob Buffone

The time to begin preparing for the holiday season that will account for the majority of annual conversions is now. Brands are expected to get their ducks in a row to ensure a smooth holiday shopping experience for customers. Here are six things brands can do to get their ecommerce site ready for the holiday season.

Adopt IoT or Lose: 4 Ways Connected Tech Revolutionizes Retail and Ecommerce

| Yana Yelina

For a long time, IoT has been a transformative force for an array of industries, with 70% of the world’s retail and ecommerce providers betting on connected tech to drive tangible business value. If you’re not in the loop about how IoT can improve your warehouse management or enhance your marketing efforts, here are four recommendations made by IoT and ecommerce development providers.

State-of-the-AR Retail: Where’s Its Biggest Value?

| Kate Prohorchik

By 2025, the global augmented and virtual reality market is predicted to reach $814.7 billion, in no small part due to the rapid commercial adoption. For marketers and retailers, this booming, increasingly accessible technology with numerous applications can be especially attractive.

How Consumer Demands and Technology Are Evolving Customer Experience

| Alan Finlay

Technology is shifting how merchants interact with customers more rapidly than ever before. Trends like the Internet of Things (IoT), connected devices and new approaches to knowledge management mean that merchants have a lot on their plates when it comes to evolving consumer expectations. Here is how retailers can win in the ever-changing retail environment.