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Kroger tests Caper’s “smart” shopping cart

The Kroger Co., the largest U.S. supermarket operator, is piloting an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered “smart” shopping cart from New York-based Caper Inc. Caper announced the partnership with Kroger on Tuesday. Under the brand “KroGO” by Kroger, the Caper Cart has been quietly tested at a Kroger banner store in Cincinnati since last October. The technology […]

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Gainesville set to force companies to regulate shopping cart containment

Mark Cowan sees fewer abandoned shopping carts ravaging his Gainesville neighborhood than when he complained to city officials in 2019. “I think something good happened,” said Cowan, 67, who lives near the ED Manning Jr. administration annex in southwest Gainesville. “I used to see them in more places.” What happened? In August, the city commission […]

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WhatsApp introduces a shopping cart

(Picture: WhatsApp) Buying things via WhatsApp should become much easier today with the introduction of a shopping cart. This might be a feature we are all used to in most online stores, but the shopping cart has not been featured in Facebook’s messaging app so far. WhatsApp realized that adding a shopping cart made a […]

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Instagram’s built-in shopping cart is coming to IGTV and Reels

Instagram is pushing in-app purchases into even more parts of its app. The company is adding shopping tools to two new features: IGTV and Reels. Shopping in IGTV is rolling out globally, while Reels will test it later this year. The changes are the latest updates Instagram has made to appeal to brands and influencers […]

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Instagram brings in-app shopping cart to all US businesses

Instagram is finally flipping the switch on the in-app shopping cart it’s been testing for over a year. The company will soon open its Instagram checkout feature, which allows users to browse and purchase products without leaving the Instagram app, to all US-based businesses. With the update, which will be available “in the coming weeks”, […]

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The Shopping Basket Theory Encourages Disability Bias

About a year ago my sister and I went to a craft store. Upon entering, I instinctively wanted to direct the shopping cart, an offer my able-bodied friends and acquaintances often appreciate. But before I could get a full sentence out of my mouth, I remembered that both my sister and me to have Charcot-Marie-Tooth […]

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Amazon will test Dash Cart, a smart grocery cart that sees what you’re buying

Amazon today introduced the latest smart store technology with the introduction of Amazon Dash Cart, a grocery cart that identifies and then charges you for the items you place in its cart. The cart will first be made available when Amazon Grocery opens in Woodland Hills, Calif., later this year, the retailer said. Today’s cart […]

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13 Practical Tactics to Avoid Shopping Cart Abandonment

With online shopping, consumers have even more control over where and when they can shop. Despite this, some consumers fill their carts and abandon them before reaching the checkout page. There are several reasons a buyer might choose to leave their cart, but one of the most common is not having a proper guide to […]

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Sobeys plans an even smarter shopping cart

Beyond easier checkout, Sobeys sees more opportunities for customer interaction stemming from its trial of a “smart” shopping cart, said Mathieu Lacoursière, vice president of sales support at retail at Canadian food and drug retailer. Last week, store associates began piloting the Caper smart cart at the 41,000 square foot Glen Abbey Sobeys supermarket in […]

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Sobeys is testing the smart basket

Sobeys has begun testing a “smart” shopping cart from Caper Inc. that keeps track of the groceries customers select and lets them pay without having to go through the checkout. Launched today, the Caper smart cart is being tested by store associates at the 41,000 square foot Glen Abbey Sobeys supermarket in Oakville, Ontario. New […]

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Overcoming the Top 7 Reasons for Shopping Cart Abandonment

PHOTO: Shutterstock If you own an e-commerce storefront or work for a company that sells products and services online, you probably know a simple and frustrating fact: shopping cart abandonment is common. What is its frequency? For every 10 shopping carts created, only about three will result in completed transactions. According to the Baymard Institute, […]

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How to improve the average basket

At the grocery store, I recently noticed gadgets on the right front wheel of shopping carts. After poking around with them a bit, I found out that the attachments are anti-theft devices. I had no idea there was such a problem with cart theft to deserve this kind of system. Sure, once in a while […]

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Meet Caper, the AI ​​self-service shopping cart – TechCrunch

Amazon’s boogie man all retailers are scrambling to find ways to fight back. But the cost and effort required to install cameras on the entire ceiling or in every shelf could prevent stores from entering the era of autonomous shopping. Caper wants to make eliminating paylines as easy as replacing their shopping carts while providing […]

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Walmart’s terrifying shopping cart design measures your speed and heart rate

Gone are the days of running to a store to grab a quick carton of milk. Now retailers want to track every element of your experience in their stores, from your shopping habits to your location and now even your heart rate. Walmart is trying to patent a design for a “biometric feedback cart handle” […]

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Epic continues to disable the Fortnite shopping cart because players keep using it to swipe under the map

Fortnite’s shopping cart is a lot of fun – but it doesn’t look like Epic is kidding. Fortnite’s first vehicle – if you can call it that – has been added and removed from the battle royale game multiple times since it went live in May as Epic struggled to stop players using it to […]