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IRX 2017 PREVIEW A taste of the technologies on show at this year’s Expo

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Ahead of this year’s InternetRetailing Expo (IRX 2017) and eDelivery Expo (EDX 2017), we’re looking ahead to some of the technologies that will be on show at the event. Here are some of the highlights, and we’ll be bringing you more in the coming weeks.

Worldpay is sponsoring the bar at IRX this year, where it will have a small display area with demonstrations and games. They will include an IoT driverless car parking Lego demonstration. Worldpay says this is a proof-of-concept demo that shows how payments could be used in the Internet of Things.

Eiratech Robotics is demonstrating its warehouse automation system live within the confines of a 5m x 3m stand (J61) at this year’s EDX 2017. All the components of the system, including a warehouse management system, interactive screen display, a wi-fi communication network, guided robots, shuttles and a ‘pick-to-light’ picking station, will be operating live during the show. EiraBots can be seen in action here.

Consignor is showcasing a new feature in its software. Consignor Shipping Rules promises to automate shipping rules so that the best delivery method is always chosen. It has also produced a white paper, The ultimate guide to warehouse management.

Payoneer (IRX)

Payoneer works with sellers all around the world to help them grow globally. The Payoneer platform enables them to receive their money from ecommerce marketplaces, pay their suppliers around the world and pay their VAT. At IRX they will be telling the story of why they are now moving into the UK market, with the launch of a new UK office.

Credit card installment payment solution Splitit has partnered with Magento as a Select Technology partner to offer their solutions to the Magento ecosystem. At IRX it will be explaining how Splitit’s Magento extension allows Magento’s merchants to add Splitit into their checkout process.

Visitors to Kardex Remstar’s EDX stand will be able to use virtual reality to test out and operate the company’s new LR 35 vertical buffer module system, for moving goods, which incorporates automated storage and retrieval in one solution. They’ll also be able to test an automated storage and retrieval system on the stand. Experts will be on hand to discuss the latest ways to optimise the storage and retrieval of products stored in warehouses.

Profulfilment will have news of two new logistics centres, in the UK and Poland, at IRX 2017. Visitors to its stand (C64) will have the chance to play to win a remote controlled drone.

Smarter Ecommerce (IRX) will be spreading the word about its Whoop! software, which uses machine learning technology for predictive bid management in Google Shopping.

Brightpearl will be exhibiting and live demoing its mobile point of sale system and automation platform designed for multichannel retailers at IRX 2017. The technology is designed to make SME businesses more competitive by automating and integrating their processes. Brightpearl says its POS technology empowers retailers to have a holistic view of their inventory and provide an omnichannel experience with a single 360° customer profile across all channels. In 2016, Brightpearl transacted over $1.3bn of orders on behalf of more than 1,200 retailers in 26 countries.

At IRX, iAdvize will be releasing a market report on creating conversational customer journeys that drive online conversions. It will also host a workshop focusing on best practice in conversational commerce. Find out more here.

Visitors to the Khaos Control stand at IRX will be able to see demonstrations of its stock control systems Khaos Control and Khaos Control Cloud at IRX 2017. They’ll also be able to try out its Khaos Control Cloud system for themselves via tablet computers. IRX will follow the company’s launch of marketplace and channel integrations for Amazon, eBay and Shopify.

myPOS Europe will be showcasing its online payment options at IRX. Its cashless solutions promise to empower businesses to accept payments on their websites or distantly via mobile devices. Visitors will be able to see demos of the latest myPOS devices while also exploring the myPOS AppMarket, accessible through its new Android-based POS device – myPOS Smart.

We’ll have further technology highlights over the next week – check back for more. In the meantime, to find out more about the show and register for free, visit or

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