Lupins June Image by Nicky ❤️🌿🐞🌿❤️ from PixabayRetail and eCommerce highlights this week include: BigCommerce’s trusted enterprise platform chosen for its flexibility and ability to scale with Curology’s needs over time. CI&T leader in driving AI-powered digital transformation for global brands launched CI&T/FLOW.

ConnexPay launches revolutionary real-time B2B payments in Europe with GBP, EUR currencies. The Carlsberg Group announced that iProspect has been appointed as its new agency, responsible for driving the company’s advertising and marketing campaigns across all markets.

The Curology Shop launches on BigCommerce

BigCommerce has announced dermatologist-founded skincare brand Curology launched a new storefront, The Curology Shop, on the BigCommerce platform. The Curology Shop marks Curology’s first entrance into direct-to-consumer sales for its non-prescription skincare products. The company needed an eCommerce platform that could work with its existing legacy platform and technology stack and scale with its evolving business needs.

The launch of The Curology Shop follows Curology’s recent expansion into retail with the availability of its products at Target and, broadening its reach to consumers and furthering its mission to provide more access to personalized, effective skincare.

Curology is also leveraging BigCommerce’s integration with Oracle NetSuite to connect with Curology’s existing ERP to access product and inventory data. BigCommerce also integrates with Curology’s customer single sign-on system to route all logins through its in-house account systems, allowing prescription and non-prescription order histories to be merged.

Curology joins a growing group of health and beauty merchants on the BigCommerce platform. This includes Bulk Nutrients, Bulk Apothecary and Jentri Quinn.

CI&T launches CI&T/FLOW, digital transformation platform

CI&T leader in driving AI-powered digital transformation for global brands, launched CI&T/FLOW. A new enterprise-grade AI platform, designed to transform software and digital development workflows, accelerate productivity, reduce organisational complexity and boost team performance throughout the entire build cycle.

CI&T has been at the forefront of driving digitalisation for organisations and is committed to helping clients navigate AI’s transformative technology.

CI&T/FLOW is currently in private beta testing with 12 of CI&T’s largest clients, integrating a suite of a dozen AI-powered agents developed by both in-house and third-party partners. Over the course of the next 12 to 24 months, CI&T plans to scale this platform across all CI&T clients, aiming to have over a hundred AI agents available on the platform.

Recognised by Forrester as a Leader in Modern Application Development Services, CI&T is the Employer of Choice for more than 6,500 professionals.

ConnexPay launches real-time B2B payments in Europe with GBP, EUR currencies

ConnexPay, the first and only payments technology company that offers a fully integrated payments acceptance and payment issuance solution inside a single platform, has expanded upon an already impressive global footprint with the launch of British Pounds (GBP) and Euros (EUR) currencies. The company has operated for years in the European market, but this release allows European companies the flexibility to receive and send payments in their native currencies.

Despite the complexity of the payments landscape, ConnexPay’s core solution is extremely smart and user-friendly. The all-in-one platform allows merchants to have immediate access to incoming customer payments, which they can then use in real-time to fund virtual cards to pay suppliers.

With ConnexPay, businesses no longer must wait for incoming payments to clear before accessing those funds, a process that could take anywhere from days to weeks, causing cashflow problems for a company’s entire supply chain. In addition, ConnexPay’s payments solution integrates fraud prevention and chargeback management plus a fully-featured reporting and analytics suite – all inside a single platform with one contract, one reconciliation, and one team.

The company already has several international customers who now add the ability to transact in GBP and EUR. Enabling them to issue in multiple currencies globally is vital to these businesses, and there are a host of additional global companies that will be implementing ConnexPay’s solution and going live this month.

ConnexPay currently processes billions in volume and recently received a $110 million growth equity investment led by FTV Capital, a sector-focused investor with more than two decades of experience in payments and financial services. The investment from FTV Capital has been a major factor in enabling ConnexPay to expand globally with a revolutionary product and the infrastructure to support rapid growth. In the last 12 months alone, ConnexPay has seen revenue increase by 500% and expects to double revenue this year.

Carlsberg Group selects iProspect, as new global media agency

The Carlsberg Group announced that iProspect has been appointed as its new agency, responsible for driving the company’s advertising and marketing campaigns across all markets.

Following an extensive evaluation process, iProspect stood out as the clear choice due to its strategic capabilities, creative thinking, innovative and data-driven approach to media planning, and impressive track record of success.

The transition process is already underway, and starting from January 2024, iProspect will assume full responsibility for all media planning and buying duties for Carlsberg Group as its media agency of record.

With iProspect’s support, Carlsberg aims to establish an integrated media strategy and execute impactful campaigns that resonate with consumers, ensuring its brands remain relevant and influential across all the Groups markets.


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