NIBs (image credit/Pixabay/TheDigitalArtist)Rokt has formed a partnership with Afterpay, one of the global leaders in “Buy Now, Pay Later” payment. The partnership enables Afterpay to offer its eCommerce shoppers highly relevant offers at checkout. It is expected to create a more relevant and engaging shopping experience while driving new revenue and deepening customer lifetime value. Rokt is an eCommerce technology company which uses machine learning and AI to make transactions more relevant to each shopper.

Leveraging Rokt’s eCommerce solution, Afterpay and its thousands of retail partners are empowered to deliver targeted, relevant and seamless advertising experiences to customers during the checkout flow.

nShift: retailers urged to strengthen shipping processes as eCommerce sales set to exceed $900bn

European eCommerce sales are tipped to hit $902 billion by 2027, representing huge revenue opportunities for vendors. To take advantage of this chance for growth, a new guide is encouraging eCommerce and omnichannel retailers to ensure that they have the shipping infrastructure in place to deliver for customers, keep their promises and expand beyond borders.

The guide shows how the right shipping process can:

  • Lay the foundations for growth – with flexibility and efficiency. Automating the label printing and carrier booking process significantly improves warehouse efficiency and reduces mistakes.
  • Facilitate a range of delivery options to build loyalty – delivery management software that provides a large range of ready-made carrier connections makes it possible to give consumers the choice they desire.
  • Provide a springboard into new markets – quickly and easily connecting their business to hundreds of international and regional carriers will allow retailers to give their customers the best shipping options for every parcel, regardless of where it’s being dispatched from or delivered to.

Coda simplifies D2C ecommerce for publishers with the launch of Custom Commerce

Coda Payments has announced the launch of Custom Commerce, a direct-to-customer (D2C) web store solution that empowers publishers to connect, sell, and scale like never before.

Recent research indicates that a leading publisher currently earning 10% of its revenue from its webstore could see this figure triple by 2024. A driving force behind this projected growth is the control over data that owned web stores provide.

By owning and managing their customer data directly, publishers gain access to important insights about their audience’s behaviours, preferences, and buying patterns. This facilitates more informed decision-making, enabling publishers to better tailor their offerings, refine marketing strategies, and anticipate market trends.

Coda recognises this potential and offers publishers a straightforward solution that is 100% customisable. With Custom Commerce, publishers can tap into this significant growth opportunity while retaining the distinct look, feel, and design of their brand. Publishers maintain total control and data ownership.

This means full control of the checkout process and ownership of invaluable customer data, safeguarding the publisher’s interests while ensuring a seamless shopping experience for the end customer.

Coda’s Custom Commerce is not just about creating a personalised webshop that’s both safe and easy to use. It offers publishers a simple and effective way to engage and impress their customers through live ops events and promotions tailored to local audiences. It’s a step above the usual solutions, ensuring publishers stand out and succeed in each market they operate in.

With Custom Commerce, operational flexibility is more than just a buzzword. It’s the key to simplifying global growth for publishers, enabling them to expand into new markets and scale their digital merchandising functions over time. Coda stands with publishers every step of the way, providing outstanding support to ensure the success of their D2C efforts.

Nuvei integrates BLIK into its APM suite for eCommerce

Nuvei Corp, the Canadian fintech company, announces today that it has added direct connectivity to BLIK, the leading mobile payment method (APM) in Poland, into its suite of 669 APMs available for eCommerce businesses to offer through a single integration.

BLIK enables users to make instant payments directly through their mobile banking app. The APM is connected to 19 of the country’s leading financial institutions and has enabled almost 2.8 billion transactions valued at 371.4 billion Polish zloty in just 8 years.

Consumers with a bank account with any of these institutions can complete an online transfer by requesting a BLIK payment in the merchant’s eCommerce checkout and entering a six-digit code that is generated in their online banking app.

In addition to traditional BLIK payments, Nuvei also enables merchants to offer BLIK One Click. After the initial transaction, the consumers’ financial details are stored, meaning subsequent transactions can be completed through a single-click user experience.

BLIK is a common standard for mobile payments. Currently, virtually every customer of domestic payment institutions offering a mobile application has the option of using BLIK in mobile banking applications. Polish Payment Standard (Polski Standard Płatności, PSP) is responsible for the development of the system.

PSP constantly develops BLIK’s capabilities so that the system is as functional as possible. The shareholders of PSP are Alior Bank, Bank Millennium, Santander Bank Polska, ING Bank Śląski, mBank, PKO Bank Polski, and Mastercard.

Infosys and TK Elevator extend strategic collaboration

Infosys has formed a strategic long-term collaboration with TK Elevator (TKE), one of the world’s leading urban mobility companies. As a part of the engagement, Infosys will consolidate, harmonize, and modernize TK Elevator’s digital landscape.

The engagement aims to continually innovate and transform the company’s application and IT environment, leveraging an AI-first strategy powered by Infosys Topaz, an AI-first set of services, solutions and platforms using generative AI technologies.

The two companies will work together to transition the operations of all TK Elevator’s business applications across North America and major markets in Europe to Infosys, thereby enabling integrated application management.

This will not only help unify the underlying infrastructure operations to enable an end-to-end, business process-focused operational paradigm but also contribute to a simplified and agile digital landscape.

Some of the key deliverables of this collaboration include:

  • Application management: Infosys will leverage its Live Enterprise Application Management Platform (LEAP), a cloud-enabled platform, to provide NextGen Application Management Services and part of Infosys Cobalt, to deliver a user-centric, business outcome-driven solution.
  • Underlying infrastructure: Infosys will lead Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) transformation and operations, in addition to the existing Service Desk, Data Center, Cloud, LAN, and Workplace.
  • Future-ready IT model: Infosys will also work towards delivering integrated applications and underlying infrastructure operating model, including Service Integration and Management (SIAM).

Cumulocity IoT platform is now available as-a-service for international customers in China through Tencent Cloud

Software AG has joined hands with Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of global technology and entertainment company Tencent, to help smart equipment manufacturers provide IoT services for their customers in China.

Customers of Software AG’s application, Cumulocity IoT, can quickly and efficiently set up their smart device offerings, available as a SaaS offering, within Chinese borders. This means faster time to value and ROI for their customers.

Currently, organisations are required to set up their own infrastructure within China and obtain the necessary licenses before they can start operating. Software AG’s new collaboration with Tencent Cloud will enable these manufacturers to start connecting devices in China to Cumulocity IoT in the same way as anywhere else in the world: with one simple transaction with Software AG.

The new collaboration alleviates the complexity of setting up new IT capabilities for manufacturers who want to commence operations quickly and easily within China. Tencent Cloud will host cloud instances of Cumulocity IoT that can be immediately available via a local partner to ensure compliance with Chinese regulations.

Software AG, together with its partners, also offers a service to handle the application process necessary to export data collected within the country. Smart Equipment Manufacturers around the world use Cumulocity IoT to connect smart devices, gather important operational and process data and create new ‘as-a-Service’ business models for themselves by tracking the usage and performance of their equipment.


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