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Retail Rundown: E-Commerce Tech Not to Miss

Posted on 4.10.2017
It can be quite overwhelming for the average Web merchant to identify and integrate the many software solutions they are encouraged to purchase - especially those trying to keep up with consumer expectations without breaking the bank. 

For those, let this quick summary serve as a first stop in gathering information about e-commerce offerings that modernize a shopper's experience while providing a return on the retailer's investment (note: we've left foundation-type technology off the list - think e-commerce platforms, Web experience/content management solutions and other integrated systems):

360piprovides competitive price intelligence. 

Amazon Influencer Program -  a vanity URL makes it easy for customers to find, browse and buy the products introduced to them through pre-vetted social media influencers with large and relevant followings. 

Amazon Pay - makes it simple for hundreds of millions of customers around the globe to check-in and check out using information already stored in their Amazon account.

Avaamo - retail bots for customers including personal shopper, order tracker and warranty advisor. 

Avalara - helps businesses of all sizes accurately calculate, collect and remit transactional taxes.

Barilliancepersonalization tools for e-commerce including cart abandonment/retargeting emails and personalized product recommendations.

Chargebacks911 - helps prevent and fight chargebacks.

Deliv - same-day delivery startup. 

Dotcom Distribution - e-commerce fulfillment company specializing in packing, logistics and fulfillment (particularly known for it's gift-like packaging options, which is said to increase loyalty and consumers' propensity toward sharing their deliveries on social media). 

Feedvisor -  uses machine learning algorithms to help third-party Amazon sellers remain competitive in the marketplace. 

Fitnect - customizable augmented reality 3-D fitting room system. - combines shopper information with clothing fit so customers can see exactly how the garment will look and feel. - allows shoppers to sign in to their wallet that manages their digital identity and helps them verify group affiliations to access exclusive discounts and benefits.

INTURN - enables brands to sell excess inventory to retailers in private, online showrooms and provide improved decision-making to turn inventory faster, improve cash flow and optimize returns.

Monetate - anticipates and reacts to customer habits, behaviors and preferences in order to interact with them one on one. 

Moxie -  delivers the right engagement offer via the right channel through solutions like live chat, email, knowledge base and Web self-service.

Olapic - expands the amount of content that can be used for marketing by using real customer photos share on-site and on social. 

Pointillist - reveals the critical paths consumers take as they engage with a brand across channels and over time, and predicts what they will do next.

Prevedere - helps retailers predict churn, which is particularly useful for companies relying on recurring revenue sources.

Rubikloud gathers retailer data from online and offline consumer behaviors to help retailers gain insight into preferences. 

SheerID - verifies a consumer's eligibility for exclusive discounts and promotions (like for special groups like military and teachers). 

Snap36 - specializes in high volume, cost efficient 3-D and 360-degree product photography, providing spin photography services and solutions for e-commerce sites.

Splititoffers installment plans to customers.

UberRUSH - on-demand delivery network that partners with both small businesses and enterprises to get products into consumers hands faster. 

UserIQknows how users engage with a Web application and the best way to reach them with relevant messaging. 

ViralStyle - crowdfunding e-commerce platform that allows anyone to create, sell and distribute custom products worldwide.

Visenze - performs reverse image search, allowing users to utilize uploaded images or their links as search queries instead of keywords. 

What retail tech does your e-commerce business have its eye on? Let us know in the comments below. 
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