Shopping Cart Systems – HTLHB http://htlhb.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:57:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://htlhb.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Shopping Cart Systems – HTLHB http://htlhb.com/ 32 32 A2Z introduces the all-in-one Cust2mate smart cart platform at the NRF National Retail Federation in New York. https://htlhb.com/a2z-introduces-the-all-in-one-cust2mate-smart-cart-platform-at-the-nrf-national-retail-federation-in-new-york/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:57:12 +0000 https://htlhb.com/a2z-introduces-the-all-in-one-cust2mate-smart-cart-platform-at-the-nrf-national-retail-federation-in-new-york/ NEW YORK, NY – A2Z Smart Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:AZ) (TSXV:AZ), will be exhibiting its Cust2Mate smart cart platform at the National Retail Federation Big Show, finally offering major retail chains a market-ready system with advanced technology designed for compelling retail ROI and shopper fun was developed use. Attendees can continue working with the Cust2Mate smart […]]]>

NEW YORK, NYA2Z Smart Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:AZ) (TSXV:AZ), will be exhibiting its Cust2Mate smart cart platform at the National Retail Federation Big Show, finally offering major retail chains a market-ready system with advanced technology designed for compelling retail ROI and shopper fun was developed use. Attendees can continue working with the Cust2Mate smart cart at the NRF Edgify booth 3253 16-18 January at the Jacob Javits Center in new York.

“Our team has decades of experience and has a proven track record of successfully implementing new retail POS systems in supermarkets and other retail chains, which have been widely customized around the world,” says Rafael JamCEO of Cust2Mate Technologies. NRF is an opportunity to showcase our market proven platform which is already being installed. backed by a service and support infrastructure that supermarkets already work with. We are delivering on our promise of an unparalleled personalized shopping experience while providing the retailer with valuable new information with system support to increase profits.’

Reliable and ROI for retailers

Cust2Mate’s technology reduces shrinkage through advanced anti-fraud technology. The smart cart seamlessly integrates multiple technologies with AI, computer vision and secure edge computing. These provide inventory control that minimizes the risk of stock-outs, as well as real-time business intelligence that personalizes the customer experience and increases purchasing.

Using Edgify’s collaborative AI and computer vision for real-time updates of new SKUs and price changes, Cust2Mate recognizes non-barcoded items (fruits and vegetables). Using their algorithms, Edgify allows any change in SKU information to be updated on any computing device, under any shopping cart, in any store throughout the chain. This minimizes security requirements, costly servers and infrastructure compared to a less secure and private cloud-based system. Buyer data stays in business.

“From the moment the shopper’s smart shopping cart passes through the designated entrance gate, the system prompts the shopper to offer promotions and discounts, and to complement their purchase with suggestions for expanding their menu, if they’re purchasing goods for a salad or mayonnaise takeout seems with their canned tuna,’ Rafael JamCEO of Cust2Mate. ‘The system will learn and remember customers’ habits and trends in-store, allowing the retailer to leverage this valuable real business intelligence throughout the chain, in compliance with all data protection laws.’

Fun and faster for consumers

Customers want to shop more often in a store that is convenient, fast and fun, combining the best of online and physical experiences. The all-in-one Cust2Mate Smart Cart features an error-free barcode scanner that tracks items for fast and accurate pricing. The trolley-mounted touchscreen table offers shopping suggestions, coupons and discounts.

Self-checkout is a breeze with no queues. Each smart cart features contactless Tap & Pay and QR scanning that can be integrated into loyalty programs or in-store promotions available at the point of sale. Mobile payment pad allows customers to pay with bank card or e-wallet where they have money – Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal— Use Buy It Now Pay Later accounts, loyalty points and even many types of cryptocurrencies.

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Online order cancelled? That’s because the retailer may have no idea where the item is located https://htlhb.com/online-order-cancelled-thats-because-the-retailer-may-have-no-idea-where-the-item-is-located/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 16:04:44 +0000 https://htlhb.com/online-order-cancelled-thats-because-the-retailer-may-have-no-idea-where-the-item-is-located/ Inventory challenges are dogging brick-and-mortar retailers who have rushed to offer curbside pickup and fast delivery during the pandemic. Getty Michael Rempell has a problem with his hands. The retail manager can’t figure out where a quarter of American Eagle’s jeans, sweaters and other inventory is located. That means the company sometimes puzzles over when […]]]>

Michael Rempell has a problem with his hands. The retail manager can’t figure out where a quarter of American Eagle’s jeans, sweaters and other inventory is located. That means the company sometimes puzzles over when it’s trying to offset the surge in online orders in the pandemic era, potentially ending transactions with missed sales or cancellations.

While it may come as a surprise to shoppers, most retailers don’t have real-time accounting of exactly what’s in stock and where. Full inventory checks are regular and labor-intensive, like the night shift that American Eagle conducts once a year, where employees fan out across the country to collect thousands of garments of multiple sizes and colors from more than 950 stores. The rest of the year, like many other retailers, it can only account for about 75% to 85% of its products.

“It’s more important than ever that we know exactly what we have,” said Rempell, American Eagle’s chief operating officer. “The accuracy needs to be close to 100%, and today it’s not.”

The widespread problem has taken on new urgency during the pandemic as brick-and-mortar retailers seek to compete with Amazon by transforming their stores into fulfillment centers and offering customers the ability to pick up online orders or schedule quick delivery. Suddenly, stores have to guarantee online shoppers that an item is where they expect it to be — and not placed in a shopping cart, attached to a mannequin, stranded in a fitting room, stolen or lost. Busy stores, many of which are understaffed, are ill-equipped to do double duty, according to McKinsey, with inventory accuracy rates of 70% to 90%, well behind distribution centers at over 99.5%.

“You need a level of accuracy to deliver a seamless customer experience that retailers couldn’t provide,” says Michael Ryba, partner at Boston Consulting Group. “The pandemic has put inventory management in the spotlight in quite a dramatic way.”

When retailers don’t know where a tenth of their inventory is, it could potentially disrupt one in 10 online orders that are fulfilled off-store, says Forrester analyst Brendan Witcher, calling it an “unmanageable” Number. In a recent Auburn University study, researchers found that only 13% of retailers have accurate inventory counting on their website. That means they might be promising items they don’t have. However, it’s difficult to quantify exactly how many canceled orders or lost sales this causes.

Frustrated shoppers have little understanding of what is going on. When Bill Foster, 49, placed an online order for children’s cold medicine and six boxes of Kleenex to be picked up as soon as possible at a Seattle-area Walgreens, he received an email about an hour later saying the order has been cancelled. “It’s no big deal,” he said. “Just seems a little odd.” A nurse in New York spent several days searching online for available Covid-19 tests when she came across some “in stock” at her local Walmart one night. She placed an order online for next day pickup and her credit card was charged, but the order was canceled before she could get what she wanted.

It’s not just high-demand items like test kits that are hard to come by, but everything from toy Tonka trucks to Ford pickups. This comes at a time when buyers are scrambling for a more limited number of products thanks to the ongoing supply chain crisis, which Adobe says led to a record six billion out-of-stock reports during the all-important holiday shopping season.

American Eagle, Sam’s Club, and other retailers are testing high-tech tags, robots, and other inventory-tracking technologies. Store associates can also fulfill online orders faster when they know exactly where an item is located. According to McKinsey, in-store picking is typically 1.5 to 2 times more expensive per pick than in distribution and fulfillment centers.

In December, American Eagle, in partnership with a tech startup called Radar, began installing a combination of sensors and cameras on the ceilings of 10 of its stores that would track RFID tags attached to each item of clothing and wirelessly transmit their location. If it works as expected, the retailer plans to roll it out to all of its stores over the course of about a year.

“This technology offers omniscience to retailers,” said Spencer Hewett, founder and CEO of Radar, which has raised $30 million from retailers like American Eagle, Gap and Founders Fund. Gap is also exploring the use of the technology.

Once heralded as a game changer for retailers, RFID has been slow to catch on, with failed attempts by retailers like Walmart and JCPenney. According to IDTechEx, only about 26% of global apparel retailers use RFID today.

Still, the technology could have new appeal as retailers pay more attention to inventory levels and costs have fallen, with a tag that used to cost $1 now costing three to five cents. Sales of RFID technology have grown double-digit over the past three or four years as retailers like Nike, Lululemon and H&M have adopted the technology for hundreds of millions of items, says Tom Bianculli, chief technology officer at Zebra Technologies, a public company that is the largest provider of RFID technology.

“Pretty much every pure-play clothing retailer is involved with RFID in some form or way,” says Bianculli.

Lululemon is now tagging its entire inventory, giving itself a bird’s-eye view that has enabled it to ship online orders from stores even when they were closed in the early days of the pandemic because it “accesses products at any point on our network.” CEO Calvin McDonald said in a 2020 earnings call. Macy’s has tagged 100 million items, which “has proven increasingly critical with the move to omnichannel,” chief supply chain officer Dennis Mullahy said in an email.

Retail is also experimenting with artificial intelligence. Last year, Sam’s Club began testing robots from Brain Corp., whose floor scrubbing machines were re-equipped to gather inventory information as they roam the hallways. “Now it can walk and chew gum,” said Josh Baylin, Brain Corp’s vice president of product. The company is also marketing the new feature to existing customers like Walmart, Kroger and Menards, who are already using the robots to clean their entire store fleet.

Trax, a Softbank-backed company that uses a combination of robots and shelf and ceiling cameras to monitor inventory levels, recently began touting its ability to “make online shopping better for everyone by aligning your website with your shelf linked”. It targets grocery stores that are struggling to limit substitutions and out-of-stock items amid a boom in online ordering. For example, if a shopper wants cholula chilli garlic hot sauce, a retailer using the company’s software can tell them in advance if it’s available with certainty, Chief Revenue Officer David Gottlieb says, rather than handing them a bottle to miss with the normal taste .

San Francisco-based Focal Systems, which raised $30 million this month, has deployed 40,000 shelf cameras at retailers including Walmart Canada and Wakefern, which owns ShopRite, Fairway and several other grocery stores, up from 10,000 a year ago. Another 200,000 cameras will be installed this year, they say.

Cost and ease of use remain issues. Macy’s aimed to add RFID tags to all of its merchandise by 2017, but its suppliers have been slower to respond than expected, and the retailer has yet to meet that goal. Walmart ended its relationship with Bossa Nova in 2020, whose two-meter-tall robots were used in about 500 stores to roam the aisles and track inventory. The retailer reportedly decided the job would be better done by regular, old-fashioned human workers.

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JC Penney tips Gap, Neiman Marcus Tech Executives https://htlhb.com/jc-penney-tips-gap-neiman-marcus-tech-executives/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 18:49:11 +0000 https://htlhb.com/jc-penney-tips-gap-neiman-marcus-tech-executives/ JC Penney Co. Inc. supports ongoing efforts to drive technology innovation by appointing two retail industry veterans. The department store dealer has named Sharmeelee Bala and Katie Mullen in C-level, technology and digital related positions. Bala has been named CIO with responsibility for the IT organization and global technology systems that support the company’s stores, […]]]>

JC Penney Co. Inc. supports ongoing efforts to drive technology innovation by appointing two retail industry veterans.

The department store dealer has named Sharmeelee Bala and Katie Mullen in C-level, technology and digital related positions. Bala has been named CIO with responsibility for the IT organization and global technology systems that support the company’s stores, operations centers, supply chain, and corporate functions.

Bala will lead the development of solutions to combine JC Penney’s physical assets with its digital footprint. She joins the company from Gap Inc., where she has held management positions since 2018, most recently as Head of Product Development. Bala also spent 20 years at Walmart in a variety of technology and leadership roles of increasing responsibility. She earned a Masters Degree in Engineering Technology from BITS Pilani in India.

Mullen will become JC Penney’s Chief Digital and Transformation Officer (CDO). Mullen will lead the growth of the ecommerce business, including jcp.com. She will also be responsible for developing the company’s corporate strategy and transformation agenda.

Mullen last worked for the Neiman Marcus Group for almost three years, first as Chief Transformation Officer and then as Chief Digital Officer. Previously, she was a partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

The retailer is bringing these seasoned executives on board to enhance their digital shopping experience. JC Penney was recently appointed intelligent predictive technology to better understand what helps buyers make purchasing decisions. The company uses Metrical’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to drive the transformation of e-commerce and improve the online customer experience.

Since deploying the Metrical Predictive AI platform, Penney has seen a 40 percent increase in new shopping cart creation, an 18 percent reduction in cart abandonment, and a 10 percent increase in sales from targeted visits.

JC Penney also recently built on existing Buy-Online-Pickup-in-Store (BOPIS) and Pick up at the roadside by partnering with the on-demand delivery platform DoorDash to offer same-day delivery of selected online orders. The retailer delivers beauty and salon items in selected markets as well as housewares from more than 600 stores via DoorDash. Shoppers can browse and order beauty and salon items such as makeup, skin care, fragrances, styling tools, and hair care products; and housewares for same-day delivery for orders placed up to one hour before closing time using the DoorDash mobile app or e-commerce site.

“With a strong track record and unique products and services backed by our iconic American brand, JC Penney is a destination for top talent like Sharmeelee and Katie,” said Marc Rosen, CEO of JC Penney. “Sharmeelee and Katie will be invaluable partners as we advance our digital journey and transform business through technology and innovation.”

JC Penney operates more than 650 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico as well as the company’s flagship store, jcp.com.

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Covid torments local transport, which leads to staff shortages and service failures https://htlhb.com/covid-torments-local-transport-which-leads-to-staff-shortages-and-service-failures/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 21:30:54 +0000 https://htlhb.com/covid-torments-local-transport-which-leads-to-staff-shortages-and-service-failures/ The start of a new year has done little to curb the crippling effects of the pandemic on U.S. public transportation systems as they struggle against reduced services, Covid-related staff shortages, and plummeting passenger numbers. Cities like Portland, Oregon, Atlanta, and Washington, DC, are cutting down on local traffic as their employees contract the coronavirus […]]]>

The start of a new year has done little to curb the crippling effects of the pandemic on U.S. public transportation systems as they struggle against reduced services, Covid-related staff shortages, and plummeting passenger numbers.

Cities like Portland, Oregon, Atlanta, and Washington, DC, are cutting down on local traffic as their employees contract the coronavirus and are unable to work.

In Portland, Oregon’s Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District, known as TriMet, plans to cut bus traffic by nearly 10 percent starting Sunday as it grapples with the biggest staff shortage in history.

Officials confirmed on their website that they would reduce 20 of their 84 bus routes to “ensure reliability while TriMet works to build bus operations during a national labor shortage”.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said it will reduce its weekday bus traffic to a weekend schedule starting next week to ensure customers who rely on Metrobus, Metrorail and MetroAccess for transportation have a more reliable schedule, “said CEO Paul Wiedefeld in a statement.

“Metro workers live in some of the neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic and are exposed to the surge in the region and across the country,” he said.

In the south, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority announced on Twitter this week that select trains could be canceled due to staff shortages and advised customers to allow extra time for their journeys.

Earlier this week, the United States exceeded 1 million new coronavirus cases in a single day, and cities are grappling with public transport staff shortages in a variety of ways.

The effects of Covid-19 have put a heavy strain on the travel industry and mass transit since the U.S. first shut down almost two years ago.

In the Midwest, the Chicago Transit Authority has no plans to cut service, but officials did acknowledge the occasional challenge of getting all bus and train routes available on certain days when many employees call in sick, which can result in longer waiting times.

But not every US city experiences such setbacks. Traffic officials in Des Moines, Iowa said they are not cutting down on service and that the public bus system is at full or near full with 111 full-time bus drivers.

“The driver base is rising again. It hasn’t fully recovered, but it’s slowly coming back up, ”said Erin Hockman, spokeswoman for the Des Moines Regional Transit Authority. “We had a hiring surge in the fall.”

Passenger numbers in large and medium-sized cities like New York, Philadelphia and Cincinnati remain below pre-pandemic levels as their transportation systems continue to suffer from staff shortages.

Earlier this year, about 3.2 million passengers rode the subways on an average weekday in New York City, compared to 5.5 million before the pandemic, said Craig Cipriano, interim president of the New York City Transit Authority.

About 1.3 million people rode buses each day, compared to 2.1 million before the pandemic, he said.

Cipriano said the number of train attendants and bus drivers calling in sick has fluctuated with increases in Covid, but that has not affected overall service.

“Customers can go anywhere,” he says.

In Washington, DC, 172 of Metro’s 2,329 employees were down due to Covid on Tuesday, transit officials said, and rail and bus rider numbers hovered between 66,000 and 113,000 this week as two snowstorms hit the east.

In Cincinnati, where the bus system is typically operated by 500 employees, between 50 and 70 bus drivers a day are down due to Covid-related illness, attrition and industry abandonment, traffic officials said.

“We have been struggling with this since the beginning of the pandemic, as either employees have dropped out after a positive Covid test or employees are being extended,” said Brandy Jones, spokeswoman for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority.

The agency will rely on incentives to hire new and nontraditional employees, including an hourly wage increase from $ 16 to $ 19.55 an hour, a $ 2,000 bonus, and payment for training.

“There’s a national shortage,” said Jones. “We’re trying to be competitive.”

In Oregon, TriMet said it doesn’t have enough applicants to meet its hiring goals and is betting on hiring more bus companies by increasing the starting wage to $ 21.36 an hour and offering a sign-up bonus of $ 2,500.


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Major Shreveport retailer closes early. Outgoing customers say why https://htlhb.com/major-shreveport-retailer-closes-early-outgoing-customers-say-why/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 07:57:30 +0000 https://htlhb.com/major-shreveport-retailer-closes-early-outgoing-customers-say-why/ Almost all of us have seen the hastily made signs posted on shop windows or doors. “Nah,” they say, “No workers.” And companies all over the world Shreveport and Bossier town The affected areas appear to be all sizes, large and small, with just a few or dozens and dozen of employees. but Walmart? Serious? […]]]>

Almost all of us have seen the hastily made signs posted on shop windows or doors. “Nah,” they say, “No workers.”

And companies all over the world Shreveport and Bossier town The affected areas appear to be all sizes, large and small, with just a few or dozens and dozen of employees.

but Walmart? Serious? You are way too big to be concerned, aren’t you? No not really. the Shreveport Walmart location at Bert Kouns and Youree Closed on Thursday evening at 8 a.m. Customers were not given a reason as they approached the store, but a number of people rushing out of the supercenter said they had been told by workers inside that they would close at 8 p.m. – three hours early – because of a lack of manpower.

How quickly were the doors shown to the customers?

And the customers who were hungry and said they couldn’t even finish their shopping seemed right. People could leave the building. But nobody could get in.

A quick spin around that Walmart Parking lot just twenty minutes later confirmed the closure. A parking lot, practically abandoned by cars, entrances and exits, usually sliding without interruption, tightly locked. And the only one Walmart Employees in sight, a few scattered fellows who grab one or the other stray shopping trolley from the deserted sidewalk.

What is causing the problem for Walmart?

So what’s the deal? The Omicron variant of COVID, maybe. Large department stores – including Walmart – across the country have faced labor shortages and premature closings. In fact, in some places Walmarts don’t open at all. Retail Dive says, “Walmart is taking a more geographically specific approach and is temporarily closing Walmart and Sam’s Club stores for cleaning, as it has been doing” since shortly after the pandemic started in 2020, “according to a company spokesperson.

And a Walmart in New Jersey was closed indefinitely after 90 workers tested positive for the Omicron variant.

Hopefully everything will be all right with the staff at Walmart’s Shreveport and they will be light and early again at exactly 8 a.m. But these are unusual times, so just in case, call 318 797-5970 first.

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The Future Is Now: 3 Retail Trends To Watch Out For | 2022 looking ahead https://htlhb.com/the-future-is-now-3-retail-trends-to-watch-out-for-2022-looking-ahead/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://htlhb.com/the-future-is-now-3-retail-trends-to-watch-out-for-2022-looking-ahead/ As 2022 hits, here are the top three retail customer experience trends to come this year. January 6, 2022 | by Curtis Howse – Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Home & Auto Platform at Synchrony, Synchrony As two weeks became two months and two months became two years, the pandemic accelerated […]]]>

As 2022 hits, here are the top three retail customer experience trends to come this year.

| by Curtis Howse – Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Home & Auto Platform at Synchrony, Synchrony

As two weeks became two months and two months became two years, the pandemic accelerated massive innovation in retail – and that innovation shows no signs of slowing.

Advances in machine learning and AI are enabling retailers to quickly adapt to new consumer preferences and behaviors.

As we head into 2022, here are the top three trends worth watching.

Consumers have learned how to save – and they like it

Hearing directly from buyers is invaluable – moving from the customer experience to the human experience. During Synchrony’s most recent Envision conference, a full panel discussion titled “Changing Consumer Expectations: A Generational Panel Perspective,” three consumers of different ages, races, genders and regions shared their views on a range of topics. One thing that caught on was that during the pandemic, people learned (or relearned) how to save – and they liked it. In fact, two of the panelists expressed a desire to keep saving rather than spending as their lives return to pre-pandemic conditions, prioritizing debt reduction and nest egg over purchases.

The impact on retail should not be underestimated. For many consumers, this means a complete shift in awareness. As the thrill of saving grows, retailers will have to fight harder for every sale – not just against their direct competitors, but against the new propensity not to buy at all. They need to think about the value they bring to consumers – using human experiences as a compass to guide the customer journey.

In this environment, the consumer experience will become even more meaningful as retailers look for ways to increase interest and reduce cart abandonment – which brings us to our next important point.

Express checkout will continue to gain momentum

“We have cars that drive ourselves, but it still takes two minutes for the average person to checkout online.” This is the paradox of Ryth Martin, founder and CEO of Skipify.

He is quite right to point out the extreme technology gap and the need to close it, because the hard truth is, too many people don’t spend those two minutes. Increasing your checkout speed and reducing friction can dramatically improve performance. The data shows that express checkout can increase the number of checkouts for orders many times over.

Technologies like Skipify give merchants the ability to instantly engage customers on any channel – so they can quickly shop on major merchant websites, send emails, and everything in between. Artificial intelligence and smart technologies will help make the entire payment process run smoothly.

Computer Vision will usher in a new area of ​​customer experience and help retailers increase loyalty

Grabango uses computer vision to provide a checkout-free shopping experience in both grocery stores and convenience stores. For the consumer, the advantages are obvious: No more queuing or going through each article through a barcode scanner; Just pick what you want and leave the store. It’s a quick, easy, and hassle-free process.

But the benefits are just as great for the retailer – possibly even greater. The elimination of checkout lines means employees are shifted to other roles, while the ability to reduce shoplifting enables shrinkage savings. Computer vision not only brings cost savings, but also increases sales. Deals are generally limited by how many customers they can handle at any given time. When the register bottleneck is removed, stores can serve more people at the same time and increase sales. In addition, the improved customer experience can create loyal repeat customers.

Finally, there are additional benefits that come as a by-product of the data systems collect. For example, if Computer Vision is constantly tracking the specific goods leaving your store, there is no need to do manual inventory counts and automatic orders can be created.

Will Glaser, Grabango Founder and CEO, said, “Without any uncertainty, Computer Vision is the technology of this decade. It is the most powerful technology we have on our hands that is not yet fully implemented.”

What it all means

Whether the technology is Computer Vision, Express Checkout, or Contactless Payment, the end result is customer convenience. It is critical that we are all closer to the customer to understand their entire journey, not just parts of it.

As the battle for consumers’ money intensifies, establishing yourself as the “easiest” retailer is a winning strategy – and adopting new technology early on could be an important part of that strategy. So watch out because big things are just around the corner.

Curtis Howse is Executive Vice President, Home and Auto, at Synchrony


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7 Best Practices for API Security Testing with Checklist https://htlhb.com/7-best-practices-for-api-security-testing-with-checklist/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 14:53:41 +0000 https://htlhb.com/7-best-practices-for-api-security-testing-with-checklist/ APIs enable applications to exchange and use data and services. Because of their ability to access an organization’s data, APIs are attractive targets for hackers and threat actors. Organizations need to protect their APIs to protect corporate resources and other applications and organizations that use the API. API Security Testing Checklist: 7 Best Practices The […]]]>

APIs enable applications to exchange and use data and services. Because of their ability to access an organization’s data, APIs are attractive targets for hackers and threat actors. Organizations need to protect their APIs to protect corporate resources and other applications and organizations that use the API.

API Security Testing Checklist: 7 Best Practices

The following best practices will help ensure that an API security test program is thorough and complete.

1. Determine who has overall responsibility for testing and maintaining API security.

There are many teams involved in the life cycle of an API, and the project will go through many rapid changes and iterations as it progresses. It is important to have someone who will document all APIs and ensure that all tests are completed and that there is action on the results.

2. Budget time and resources for security testing.

Security testing takes time and money, so companies need to consider these factors when starting a new project. Threat modeling will identify potential API risks and vulnerabilities that need to be mitigated. Note, however, that a budget will also be required to maintain and update API tests once the project is live.

3. Register, classify, and document the purpose of each API and how it works.

Documenting APIs and how to use them is key. Using the information in these documents, tests can assess whether an API can handle acceptable actions and valid data, as well as unacceptable actions or invalid data. Standards like the OpenAPI specification, AsyncAPI and GraphQL Introspection enable humans and machines to discover and understand API functions. Many API tools use these specifications to speed up the development life cycle of an API.

API security testing checklist

4. Run tests early and automate them if possible.

Everyone saves time and money when security issues are identified early in the development lifecycle. Numerous API security tools are available, both open source and licensed, that can be integrated into existing workflows and continuous integration / continuous delivery pipelines. Tools with mocking services eliminate the need to create full replicas of production systems.

Also determine who will run the tests – developers, the security team, or external pen testers if the in-house skills are not in place – and when to run the tests. Ideally, tests should be run on each build of the application.

5. Define the test types to be run.

Each API should be subjected to the following tests:

  • Invalid entries. Input from an API should be treated as if it came from an untrustworthy source, and should be sanitized and validated accordingly. Fuzzing can be used to send random data to an API to see if it can handle unexpected data without crashing.
  • Injection attacks. Use these test attacks to ensure that the API rejects requests that attempt to tamper with back-end databases or execute operating system commands on the server without disclosing sensitive information.
  • Parameter manipulation. Parameters sent via an API request, such as the price of an item in a shopping cart, can easily be changed by an attacker. Make sure the API validates and checks parameters before processing them.
  • Unhandled HTTP methods. Send requests using all eight HTTP methods to ensure that unnecessary methods such as CONNECT, DELETE, PUT, and TRACE are not allowed on the server. These methods pose a security risk if they return a valid response instead of an error. If an application requires either of these methods, make sure that its use is correctly restricted to trusted users.
  • Vulnerabilities in business logic. Errors in the design and implementation of an API could allow an attacker to induce unintended behavior by interacting with the API in ways that developers never intended – for example, to complete a transaction without going through the intended purchase workflow. Testing for this type of vulnerability is often difficult with automated tools because the vulnerability is usually unique to the application and its specific functionality. Clear design and data flow documents detailing transactions and workflows, including assumptions at each stage, will help prevent this type of vulnerability from being introduced.
  • Authentication, access and encryption controls. Make sure that the sender of a request is authenticated with the server and authorized to access the requested resources. Implementing identity and authorization protocols like OpenID Connect and OAuth can be as difficult as managing associated keys and tokens. It is important to allow additional time to test these security controls.
  • Excessive loads. Rate limiting controls – how often an API can be called in a period of time – help stop unapproved connections and protect against DDoS. Make sure these limits are set for optimal performance.

After all, error messages, log entries, and failover handling are important aspects of testing, so verification messages and logs are recorded after each test to verify the correct information.

6. Resolve tests that fail and try again.

Test reports should be sent to a specific person to ensure that warnings and errors are resolved. Then test again to make sure that the updated code fixed the problem.

7. Stay informed about security risks and update documentation.

Everyone involved in API creation needs to understand the latest techniques cyber criminals use to attack APIs so they can update code, security controls, and testing. The security team should keep everyone involved in the project updated with new threats and best practices.

APIs are among the most exposed components of a network and have been attacked recently. Because of their increasing security risks, API testing must be the focus of every project.


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LearningCart wins the Brandon Hall Gold Award for Best Advancement in External Training https://htlhb.com/learningcart-wins-the-brandon-hall-gold-award-for-best-advancement-in-external-training/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 19:13:00 +0000 https://htlhb.com/learningcart-wins-the-brandon-hall-gold-award-for-best-advancement-in-external-training/ LearningCart received this recognition for its comprehensive platform with which learning and training products can be easily marketed, provided and used profitably. The recognition for this award is further confirmation that what we have built up over the last 10 years meets the needs of our customers to sell, market and expand their training companies. […]]]>

LearningCart received this recognition for its comprehensive platform with which learning and training products can be easily marketed, provided and used profitably.

The recognition for this award is further confirmation that what we have built up over the last 10 years meets the needs of our customers to sell, market and expand their training companies. “

– Troy Gorostiza

SEATTLE, WA, USA, December 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – LearningCart, a leading e-commerce LMS provider, has received a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for excellence in the Best Advance in Learning Management Technology category for External Training “won. Category. The LearningCart win was announced on December 9, 2021.

LearningCart received this recognition for its comprehensive platform that is used by individuals and organizations alike to easily market, seamlessly deploy, and leverage their learning and training products.

The solution consists of a content management system (CMS), a learning management system (LMS) and a fully integrated e-commerce engine that enables customers to have a single solution for all of their training platform needs. “As education continues to expand outside of traditional companies and institutions, it has been an exciting time to work in educational technology. While more and more solutions are available to customers working in this space, we believe that the focus of LearningCart and the breadth of our capabilities continue to set our platform apart, ”said Christian Gainsbrugh, CTO and Co-Founder of LearningCart. “Recognition for this award is further confirmation and affirmation that what we have built over the past 10 years meets the needs of our customers to sell, market and grow their training business,” added Troy Gorostiza – VP of Customer Solutions added.

“Technology has never been more important to success in human capital management as it is today. We were excited to see a lot of new innovation in all areas, but especially in relation to the future of work, “said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and Awards Program Director Rachel Cooke. “Thanks to the many innovations from our Excellence in Technology winners, companies have many compelling options as they make important decisions about how to use technology to advance their people strategies.”

“HCM solution providers need to be experts and visionaries in the technology, but they also need to be able to anticipate the diverse needs of employers as they work to adapt to ongoing change,” said Mike Cooke, CEO of Brandon Hall Group. “That requires a mixture of curiosity, empathy and agility that is difficult to achieve. We saw an exceptional level of insight and creativity from our Excellence in Technology winners, it was exciting to see. ”A panel of seasoned, independent senior industry experts and senior analysts and executives from the Brandon Hall Group evaluated entries based on the following Criteria :

• Product: What was the breakthrough innovation in the product?
• Unique selling points: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from competing products?
• Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and / or what needs does this product address?
• Measurable Results: What benefits can customers expect from using this product?

About LearningCart
LearningCart has everything a company needs to turn its training or education offerings into a solid source of income. From the single unified platform, customers can access an integrated website builder, e-commerce shopping cart, blog engine, learning management system (LMS), and a variety of integrations with popular third-party platforms. The solution allows you to market, sell, and deliver virtually any type of educational product, including eLearning, videos, on-demand training, live webinars, physical products (such as books / materials), e-books, downloadable files, and even access to Third-party systems.

LearningCart is a modular platform that enables customers of all sizes to configure the solution to meet their needs not only for today but also for their future growth.

www.learningcart.com

About Brandon Hall Group
The Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest-running awards program in human capital management. As an independent HCM research and analysis company, they conduct studies in the areas of learning and development, talent management, leadership development, diversity, equity & inclusion, talent acquisition and HR / workforce management. These benchmark studies help companies by providing strategic insights to the leaders and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

By combining the research studies with the best practices from the awards, the Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients worldwide and provided world-class research and advice for more than 28 years. The core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unrestricted access to data and analysts.

www.brandonhall.com

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BLOTTER: Police reports for December 30th | crime https://htlhb.com/blotter-police-reports-for-december-30th-crime/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 01:52:03 +0000 https://htlhb.com/blotter-police-reports-for-december-30th-crime/ Niagara Falls SHOOTING: Police are investigating a shooting incident in Jordan Gardens. The officials reacted to a report of “heard shots” at 6:34 pm on Tuesday. A witness told officers they heard the gunfire and found cartridge cases nearby. The officials said they found a car that was hit by three bullets. BREAK-IN: Officials are […]]]>

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SHOOTING: Police are investigating a shooting incident in Jordan Gardens. The officials reacted to a report of “heard shots” at 6:34 pm on Tuesday. A witness told officers they heard the gunfire and found cartridge cases nearby. The officials said they found a car that was hit by three bullets.

BREAK-IN: Officials are investigating a break-in on Niagara Street at 1:38 a.m. on Wednesday. The police did not want to disclose where the incident took place on the street. The victim was not at home at the time of the break-in, but informed the emergency services that he was watching two suspects in the house with a surveillance camera. The victim said she fled the house after telling suspects that police were reacting. The entire incident was captured on video, which was reviewed by police, who said the suspects appeared to be armed with black handguns.

ROBBERY: Police are investigating a robbery on an undisclosed block on Sixth Street at 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday. A male victim told officials that he was walking in the area when he was approached by two male suspects in dark clothes who asked if he had any money. When the suspect told the suspects he had no money, they slapped him four times in the face. The victim said he fell to the ground where he was kicked in the face and back before the suspects ran out of the area. The victim said the suspects took his wallet and cell phone with them.

THEFT: Officers are investigating a shoplifting incident in a store on Block 700 on Builders Way. A loss prevention chief told police that from 4:40 p.m. on Christmas Eve, video surveillance showed two male suspects were loading a shopping cart with 20 250-foot rolls of wire and then pushing the shopping carts out of the store without paying for the goods. The wire was valued at $ 2,000.

BREAK-IN: Officials are investigating a break-in on LaSalle Avenue at 11 a.m. on Friday. The police did not want to disclose where the incident took place on the street. The victim told police that clothing, video game systems and seven boxing fans were taken from her home.

ATTACK: Police are investigating an attack on the 1000 block on South Avenue at 7:40 p.m. Monday. A female victim told officials that she was walking home from a shop when a male suspect attacked her by slapping her several times in the head and then knocking her to the ground. The victim said the suspect then fled the area.


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Two men leave the store with a full shopping cart and attack employees – KELOLAND.com https://htlhb.com/two-men-leave-the-store-with-a-full-shopping-cart-and-attack-employees-keloland-com/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 00:28:24 +0000 https://htlhb.com/two-men-leave-the-store-with-a-full-shopping-cart-and-attack-employees-keloland-com/ Two men leave the store with a full shopping cart and attack employees Video KELOLAND on the way January 2nd Video GF&P urges people to take precautions on frozen water Video Concerns about the food desert lead to a pop-up market in Sioux Falls Video Crews fight night fire in Aberdeen Video South Dakota Game, […]]]>

Two men leave the store with a full shopping cart and attack employees

KELOLAND on the way January 2nd

GF&P urges people to take precautions on frozen water

Concerns about the food desert lead to a pop-up market in Sioux Falls

Crews fight night fire in Aberdeen

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is a reminder to people to be safe on frozen waters

Sioux Falls welcomes New Years babies

Food worries lead to pop-up market plans

KELOLAND On The Go Saturday 1st January

2021: have a good year or get well soon?

Make the most of your end-of-year charitable gifts before the ball falls

2022 starts extremely cold

Spoke-N-Sport organizes New Year’s Eve bike tour


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