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Conscious Consumers takes an ethics-first approach to retail

  • News
  • November 22, 2016
  • Caitlin Salter
Conscious Consumers takes an ethics-first approach to retail

A new Wellington-based retail app is setting out to change the way we think of retailers and their processes by showing businesses exactly what is important to their customers.

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BlindSquare opens up Wellington retail stores for the visually impaired

  • Technology
  • September 6, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
BlindSquare opens up Wellington retail stores for the visually impaired

People with visual impairments can easily walk straight past stores they might want to shop at, says the Blind Foundation’s Thomas Bryan, but a new initiative brought to central Wellington is making retailers harder to miss.

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BP’s phone payment ‘brilliant’ for mobility impaired

  • Technology
  • August 2, 2016
  • Denise Piper
BP’s phone payment ‘brilliant’ for mobility impaired

BP’s new app, which allows customers to pay for fuel without getting out of their car, has been hailed by advocates for those with disabilities. The BPMe app uses mobile payment technology, so customers can pay for their fuel with their mobile phones.

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Spark Digital launches app marketplace for businesses

  • News
  • May 28, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Spark Digital launches app marketplace for businesses

New Zealand businesses now have an easy way to find, buy and manage business applications all in one place, Spark says. Its new fully integrated marketplace allows Kiwi companies to buy and manage a range of software, using a single login on one bill.

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Flossie takes on the mobile world to meet the demands of the modern-day consumer

  • Technology
  • March 6, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Flossie takes on the mobile world to meet the demands of the modern-day consumer

Patience is a virtue, and the modern day shopper is unvirtuous. Thanks to 21st century technology, they crave instant gratification and want to be able to have every facet of life on demand – and on mobile. Enter Jenene Crossan and her website turned smartphone app, Flossie Concierge. This app targets the hair and beauty industry, connecting customers with sellers.

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