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  • PCI Security Council's Stephen Orfei

    There are few matters more pressing to retailers than that of security. FierceRetailIT sat down with the PCI Security Standards Council's incoming manager Stephen Orfei to discuss his plans for the group and what retailers should be focused on during the holiday season.

Amazon launches social commerce platform for retailers

Shoppost, a platform for social commerce, is now available for retailers selling on the Amazon Webstore. Created by Zantler, Shoppost allows retailers to sell their products in-stream on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and blogs in a post that looks like an e-commerce storefront and will connect customers directly to the checkout process.

Staples and Michaels data breaches connected

There's new evidence to suggest the Staples and Michaels data breaches are connected and could be the work of the same cyber criminals.

CVS to open technology lab

CVS Health will be opening a technology development center in Boston this winter to further efforts in mobile applications and health-related technology initiatives.

Retailers to reduce shipping and processing time for holiday orders

Retailers are aiming to reduce shipping and processing for holiday orders this season but will still struggle to meet demand as online shopping is expected to increase once again.

71% of shoppers concerned with online security, shipping costs

Online security and holiday shipping costs ranked top of mind for concerns among 71 percent of respondents, according to the 2014 Kelly Scott Madison Holiday Shopping Study.

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Shopping app Wanelo announced that users will now be able to make purchases directly within the app. The roll out of in-app buying, which the company began testing in August, will allow users to shop more than 500,000 products from 200 brands including Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal, Nicole Miller and Rag & Bone.

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Yoshirt, a product customization engine, announced the launch of an apparel and technology app that lets users design and purchase unique clothing. Using the iOS compatible app, customers can use photos and Yoshirt supplied graphics, background, text and patterns to make one-of-a-kind apparel.