As the groundwork for enterprisewide data visibility falls into place, a game of connect-the-data dots is playing out in stores.
Consumers are well-equipped to seek out competitive products and retail policies.
Research reveals biggest barriers to mass adoption of mobile payment services.
The Shopping Olympics have begun for this holiday season.
Outdoor Enthusiasts Nationwide Now Have More Ways to Shop.
Here’s how five retail tech start-ups merge digital and physical retail for true omni-channel disruption.
Excelling in today’s redefined retail industry means putting equal weight on avoiding problems and finding solutions.
Customer engagement is digital priority number one for omni-channel retailers. How are progressive retailers driving it?
Dual EAS/RFID technology adoption is on the rise, helping retailers protect and maintain their inventory.
I took a road trip with my 11-year-old son and three of his pals a few weeks back. A long drive with four fifth-grade boys is enough to cause a man some anxiety. Retail therapy was in order, and there was a Cabela’s on our route.
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For the longest time, free mobile app and content providers had an unwritten agreement with the public, through which they would allow consumers to use an app or consume content for free, in exchange for being presented with advertisements.
Social sharing is now a major driver of online commerce, thanks to widgets that let customers share, like, and tweet content across their own networks. Enabling social sharing provides your business with free branding and endorsements, customer engagement opportunities and most important, increased sales.
Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, I’m never one to start thinking about holiday gift buying until December. Occasionally I will make an online purchase during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but it’s usually for myself.
How Enterprise-Class Tablets Are Gaining Ground.
Everyone knows the experience of visiting a traditional brick-and-mortar store is vastly different than visiting an eCommerce site. If you look at the digital experience, it is generally very easy to find the right product if you go into it knowing exactly what you need. There is an endless aisle at your fingertips.
This infographic provides information about shopper spending patterns, generational purchasing differences, and digital & omnichannel expectations.
The consumer goods to retail supply chain has clearly been the most prominent and quite arguably the most important sector of the supply chain for decades.
Hunting enthusiasts across Kansas have long known Ryan Pennock from appearances on the waterfowl hunting TV show he used to produce called Team DuckZone.
More than 90 percent of sales still conclude in the physical store according to a new study conducted by Retail Systems Research (RSR). Yet, sales associates have little to no visibility into the customers’ buying history and pre-purchase activities when they set foot in the store. Retailers revealed the biggest problem is with the technology they currently have in place. Overwhelmingly the majority of retailers surveyed agree it’s crucial they unify the online and in-store experience, but not all know how to get to that point.
Today’s consumers expect a seamless omni-channel experience from every retailer, whether pure-play e-commerce or brick-and-mortar. According to Forrester Research 1 , 71 percent of shoppers expect to view in-store inventory online, while 50 percent expect to buy online and pick up in store. However, most retailers have not operationalized even the basics such as store pickup, cross channel inventory visibility, and store based fulfillment. There is a significant disconnect between what consumers want from retailers and the omni-channel capabilities retailers are prepared to provide.
At March Networks, we believe in simple, easy-to-use video surveillance systems that help retailers decrease losses and increase profits.
Compliance Networks is a leading provider of solutions to the retail supply chain that enable enterprises to optimize flow within their supply chain and make informed decisions that ultimately increase shareholder value.
Celerant Technology Corporation is a leading provider of premium, advanced retail management software for retail organizations. Our software, which is developed in-house with a team of software specialists, integrates all channels of a retail enterprise.
Avalara is a leading provider of sales tax automation software, helping businesses achieve compliance related to sales tax, VAT, excise tax, and other indirect taxes.
Dayforce makes live, interactive Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) an integral part of the workforce management process. For your managers, this means the confidence of having the right information in the right context. For your company, it means less paid manager time on workforce processes and better, more consistent decision-making aligned with corporate priorities.
Established in 1972, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility is a leading manufacturer of data collection and communication products designed specifically for mobile, on-site, and transaction processing applications.
In case you missed them, here are some of our information-rich webinars that are available on-demand. In less than an hour, you’ll learn how savvy retailers are using innovative technologies to improve customer engagement.
Last week, I wrote a column about some pretty damning stats coming out of the 2015 Global Retail Theft Barometer for our Innovative Retail Technologies NextLP newsletter. In sum, I pointed out that U.S. retail shrink hit a record high this year, and that according to the report we’re the worst offender on the planet. I also posited that as a global retail tech leader, we ought to be getting better, not worse.
The fourteenth annual Global Retail Theft Barometer was published a bit earlier this month, and its release exposed a hard-to-swallow truth to the U.S. retail loss prevention community. We’ve taken our eyes off the ball, and consumers are paying the price.
In case you missed it, Amazon opened a brick-and-mortar bookstore, appropriately dubbed Amazon Books, in Seattle last week. Its grand opening came as no surprise, as even months ago the company did little to quell speculation of its low-key next-step into physical retail. Still, the tech, retail, and mainstream media had a field day with the news this week. Without fail, the commentary I’ve read is littered with attempts to wring something unique, innovative, or earth shattering out of Amazon’s grand brick-and-mortar book selling experiment. But the most innovative element of Amazon’s new store experiment is flying under the radar.
The Location Based Marketing Association (LBMA)’s hyper-informative event, RetailLoco, wrapped recently, and I had the pleasure of attending. If I had to summarize the event’s message, it’s location, location, location data. Location is all about data, as it’s a data set that covers multiple platforms.
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You can’t talk about innovative retail technologies without discussing digitization. Much has been written about retail’s digital transformation and what it means for the retailers who embrace it, or worse, the retailers who don’t.
E-tail giant Newegg relies on goods-to-person order picking technology to exceed customer expectations and to help grow its $2.5 billion annual revenue.
Mission-critical cloud applications demand that networks perform at unprecedented levels. Connectivity, bandwidth, speed and throughput make or break the employee and customer experience. Learn how smart network technologies like SD WAN and NaaS support cloud strategy today and in future. Hear retailer Genesco’s real-world insights on deploying smart network services.
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Target Corporation recently announced its strongest Cyber Week offers ever, including 15 percent off Target.com sitewide on Cyber Monday (Nov. 30). The sitewide offer marks the first time Target has discounted virtually everything on Target.com.
Dan Gilmore, Editor-in-Chief, Supply Chain Digest, Greg Holder, CEO and Co-Founder, Compliance Networks, Camille Fratanduono, VP of Merchandising Operations, Pep Boys, and Richard Wilhjelm, VP of Business Development, Compliance Networks define and discuss the impact of vendor performance management solutions for minimizing late deliveries and troubles, and maximizing fill-rates and ASN accuracy.
Portable, Handy, Smart. The TH2 direct thermal 2" standalone printer is truly revolutionary. Designed for portability and functionality, the battery-operated TH2 allows users to print text, graphics, linear and 2D barcodes in high resolution. With its built-in keypad, there's no need for a PC.
The MS4980 is a compact area-imaging scanner that offers aggressive scanning of all 1D, PDF and 2D bar codes in a lightweight, durable and portable form factor. The scanner also features a sleek and elegant design that blends seamlessly in retail environments.
Easy DL™ software plug-in parses bar code data found on government-issued identification cards to deliver ready to use information to the host system.
Built on the platform of the world’s best-selling single-line laser scanner, Honeywell’s Voyager® 1200g delivers aggressive scan performance on virtually all linear bar codes, including poor quality and damaged codes.