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Real-Time Price Fluctuations: Is AI Threatening Retail?

Real-Time Price Fluctuations: Is AI Threatening Retail?

Real-time pricing using artificial intelligence (AI) has long been the order of the day in e-commerce – after all today's customer is a bargain hunter who is always looking for the best price. Meanwhile, brick-and-mortar retail is (still) lagging behind. In e-commerce, a fierce price war is raging and there...
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Happy Birthday aifora!

Happy Birthday aifora!

Happy Birthday aifora: a look back at the first 12 months 12 months. 19 employees. 3 million euros in venture capital funding. And over 10 major retailers on the aifora platform. It’s been an unbelievable first year. Let’s take a look at a few of the highlights: Launching markdown optimisation...
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German Angst of the Data Nightmare

German Angst of the Data Nightmare

German consumers are often suspicious of dynamic pricing. They fear having to pay higher prices. In reality though, dynamic pricing frequently offers consumers the opportunity to save money. There is a spirit of distrust in the German e-commerce landscape: the German Angst of Dynamic Pricing. It is not the first...
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Demand Forecasting: How technologies explain the future

Demand Forecasting: How technologies explain the future

IF ONLY I'D KNOWN. Uncertainty and the subjunctive are the biggest enemies of Merchandise Planning: if spring hadn’t been so rainy, the summer collection would surely have captured record sales. If one had known that this season precisely this look would become the style of the stars, one would certainly...
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Improving sizing and fitting through digitalization

Improving sizing and fitting through digitalization

Digitalization projects not only concern customer experience or touchpoint-related activities, but also offer far-reaching possibilities to improve sizing and fitting. Sizing has always been a key topic in the apparel and shoe industry and can create satisfied and recurring customers through a positive shopping experience. Everyone in the industry is...
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Artificial intelligence in fashion design – real creativity or creative catalyst?

Artificial intelligence in fashion design – real creativity or creative catalyst?

A dystopian vision that sounds more like science fiction than reality is that artificial intelligence systems will surpass the intellect of mankind in all its manifestations in the future – thereby making the human unnecessary. In fact, artificial intelligence is already superior to human beings in certain areas: AI systems...
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