Five retail tech startups to watch in 2019
From cryptocurrencies to frictionless checkout solutions, the following startups should be on your radar this year.
Ocado recently went live with a new digital advertising platform from Australian startup Citrus. “Personalisation is the key to success, get it right for each shopper and meet their own needs. There is no ‘one-size fits all’ approach anymore,” Citrus CEO, Brad Moran, recently told RTIH. Check out our interview with him here.
Ex-Neo & Bee MD, Danny Brewster, is back with a new company, Fastbitcoins.com, which allows “everyday punters to buy Bitcoin with ease in physical shops”. “I plan to restore my credibility through providing the best possible service for as many customers as possible across the planet,” he recently told RTIH.
RTIH recently met up with Ken Kruger, Founder and CEO of Moon, a Chrome browser extension that offers an alternative payment method when shopping online. Further info here.
Orlo is an online conversation ecosystem that enables brands to create powerful customer experiences and harness emotional connections. “Hundreds of leading global organisations and thousands of users, such as Ocado, Mercedes-Benz Retail, Iceland Foods, Laura Ashley, Hamleys Toys and JoJo Maman Bébé, trust us to effortlessly inspire their customers online,” says Ben Nimmo, Co-founder and CTO.
Tracxpoint is a provider of next-generation self-checkout grocery solutions. Its team started with the goal of developing a modern shopping solution with a check-in/check-out system that positively encourages shoppers to return their carts by providing them with loyalty points, discounts and other personalised incentives. In addition, by analysing untapped customer data, the system reduces losses and expenses and maximises the revenue potential of the cart. Further details here.