Amazon has opened a new robotics manufacturing warehouse in Westborough, Massachusetts. The facility is designed to expand upon the e-commerce giant’s existing Amazon Robotics manufacturing market in the US.
The government has announced it will phase out the Digital Services Tax (DST) and transition to a new global tax system. On Thursday, the UK struck a deal with the US and other European countries which outlines a DST-credit system that will bridge the gap between the existing tax and the start of the new system, due to be implemented in 2023.
Shopify has announced a new partnership which will enable artists to showcase and sell products directly on their Spotify accounts. Musicians can now introduce products using the music streaming service by connecting their Spotify for Artists accounts with their Shopify online stores.
Alphabet’s drone division, Wing, has partnered with US pharmacy Walgreens to make drone deliveries in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. The operation will initially make deliveries from just one Walgreens outlet to the city of Frisco and the town of Little Elm.
HM Treasury has today launched its long-awaited consultation on the regulation of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) payments. In February, the government announced plans to regulate pay later services after the Woolard Review highlighted the potential risk of “consumer detriment.”
Under the new guidelines, retailers still aren’t legally obliged to cut ties with modern slavery. Alexandra Leonards reveals why the latest measures aren’t likely to change things on the ground, and explores how retailers must look beyond the legal minimum to rid their supply chains of forced labour.
Retail Systems editor Peter Walker sits down with Brother’s senior commercial client manager Jessica Stansfield to talk through the company’s solutions for retailers and hospitality businesses, what’s new in labelling technology, and the benefits of outsourcing printing.
Fluent Commerce’s EMEA managing director Rob Shaw sat down with Retail Systems editor Peter Walker to discuss omnichannel opportunities, the best way to tackle technology and how the company is expanding into the UK and Europe.