Robot works to get your online orders delivered sooner

  • Pickle Robots recently announced the release of Dill, a robot that can unload boxes from trailers quickly at eCommerce fulfillment warehouses. With a box-unloading rate of 1,800 boxes per hour and a payload of up to 25 kg, Dill can substantially outperform its human counterparts.
  • Could robots help speed up shipping rates?
  • In 2020, shipping delays were a blessing in disguise for some dealing with friendly fraud. The extra time gave businesses an extra cushion to ensure there were not problems with the order. But with that safety net gone, effective chargeback prevention needs to be at or near real time. Learn more about how businesses can use alerts to help fraud and inventory loss.

What are the fastest online payment methods?

  • The variety of ways consumers can complete purchases online has been increasing steadily. With so many options, it can be hard to know which is best. For many consumers, speed is the top priority for online payments. So businesses need to process payments quickly without compromising the customer experience.
  • Top-level fraud prevention doesn’t have to compromise the customer experience. Kount quickly and accurately delivers identity trust decisions without adding friction.

The shift to direct-to-consumer experiences creates opportunities for omnichannel growth

  • This shift from traditional brick-and-mortar stores to eCommerce is expected to continue well into the post-pandemic era. Consumers have adapted to purchasing items such as groceries and other traditional brick-and-mortar items online.
  • To keep up with the eCommerce boom and consumer expectations for a true omnichannel experience, many brands are dipping their toes into the world of direct-to-consumer (D2C) experiences.
  • Conair recently jumped into D2C sales. Listen to what they had to say about the transition and it impacted fraud.

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Fast food giant to close hundreds of locations inside Walmart stores

  • According to CNBC, McDonald’s is closing restaurants inside hundreds of Walmart stores.
  • Many big-box retail shoppers now buy their groceries online for home delivery or curbside pickup, eliminating the need to enter stores. Quick-service restaurants like McDonald’s have shifted their focus away from in-store operations and towards curbside pickup and mobile order-ahead services.
  • Keep up to date on major QSR industry players, technologies, and solutions fueling the consumer-driven ecosystem with Kount’s Mobile Order-Ahead Tracker.

April 19, 2021
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