I wrote an essay on why Australian (& global) retailers should consider accepting cryptocurrencies for a competition, thought you guys might be interested.
The essay responds to the question below and the research is based on 2016/17 crypto conditions *(ancient in crypto time)*. Warning: 16 pages.
Q. Automation and technology are playing an increasingly important role in retail price and margin calculations. How much further can they be developed across a wide variety of retail formats? Where will the effects of automation and technology be most beneficially measured for retailers and suppliers? Will consumers benefit from these advancements on price and in product range? (Max Words: 2500)