From Multi-Channel To Any Channel
From Multi-Channel To Any Channel

How the nation’s largest specialty bicycle retailer is unifying its sales channels through a systems and operations overhaul.

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  • From Multi-Channel To Any Channel
    From Multi-Channel To Any Channel

    How the nation’s largest specialty bicycle retailer is unifying its sales channels through a systems and operations overhaul.

  • Know Thy Demographic
    Know Thy Demographic

    Knowing the customer means many things; for example, it means offering her the personalized, pleasant shopping experience that accommodates her shopping style, be it face-to-face, online, over the phone, or via mobile engagement. It means offering flexible fulfillment options. It also means knowing your target audience, the demographics of the specific segment of the population with shared characteristics that draw them to your brand.

  • The Business Case For Better Batteries
    The Business Case For Better Batteries

    Lost productivity, inventory inaccuracy, and social irresponsibility are just a few of the sins associated with bad mobile device battery management.

  • Smarter Pricing, Bigger Profit
    Smarter Pricing, Bigger Profit

    Price transparency is putting pressure on merchants to get strategic and granular about how they manage prices and drive profits.

  • Traffic Counts At PetSmart
    Traffic Counts At PetSmart

    How PetSmart improves the customer’s in-store experience by syncing traffic with labor scheduling.

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  • Real Mobile Marketing Results From Real Retailers

    The best retailers in the world are also the best marketers. Their strategies include smart, on-demand mobile couponing to drive increased foot traffic and incremental revenue. But they need the right technologies to make it happen.

  • How Cloud Technology Will Reinvent The Role Of The Retail Store Associate

    Create a world-class store experience with mobile- and cloud-first tools for store associates.

  • Top 3 Highest ROI Initiatives In Store Associate Mobility

    Disruption–transformation–reinvention. Buzzwords floating around as retailers, experts, and thought leaders speculate on the evolution of the physical retail store and how technology will play a role in this change. At the store-level, we’re seeing retailers experiment with beacons, kiosks, and digital displays to augment consumer’s access to product inventory and assistance.

  • Tactical Decision Support - The New Found Focus For Dynamic Supply Chains

    As organizations grow in size and scale, so do their supply chains. With high product volumes, a huge supplier base and many echelons in the supply network, the problem is nothing but complicated to design a network which is cost effective and with high availability & flexibility.

  • Turning One-Time Buyers Into Loyal Customers

    When is the last time you took a deep dive into your email metrics? As you prepare for the holidays, perhaps it is time to take another look. Understanding your subscribers is the only way to truly evaluate the performance of your campaigns, making necessary changes to increase subscriber engagement, revenue and ROI.

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    GoSpotCheck streamlines the data collection process by saving reps time in the field and giving management a powerful, easy-to-digest reporting dashboard. Our customers, ranging from startups to Fortune 50 market leaders, use GoSpotCheck’s mobile data collection every day to get actionable insights from their data and improve retail execution.

  • Ceridian
    Ceridian

    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.

  • MultiSight by Schneider Electric
    MultiSight by Schneider Electric

    MultiSight is a Video as a Service (VaaS) company that leverages the power of video to identify operational efficiencies for multi-location businesses.

  • OPEX Corporation
    OPEX Corporation

    OPEX is dedicated to providing the highest quality products and service throughout the product life-cycle. We control all aspects of production. Every product is designed, engineered, manufactured, and tested in our U.S. facilities by our own dedicated employees.

  • EarthLink
    EarthLink

    A wave of innovation in retail technology provides opportunities to enhance the way your customers engage while increasing employee productivity and strengthening PCI compliance. But how do you upgrade your stores without driving up costs? EarthLink Business® can help you get more from your IT and communications infrastructure with solutions tailored to store size, application needs and seasonal changes.

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

  • Good News About IRT’s E-Mail Newsletters
    Good News About IRT’s E-Mail Newsletters

    I love it when we get to share great news with our readers, and I have great news for you regarding IRT’s e-newsletters. Based on reader feedback, we’ve made some important changes. Starting today, you will receive Innovative Retail Technologies’ email newsletter in your inbox three times a week — on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12 p.m. EST. Monday’s and Wednesday’s editions will feature fresh, new content. Friday’s edition, In Case You Missed It, will include a few of the best articles from Monday and Wednesday.

Whose Recruiting Playbook Did You Steal?

In our July issue, we ran a story (A Fresh Perspective On Associate Engagement), that offered up some timely advice on the hiring and retention of millennial and Gen Z associates. That Q&A with Todd Corley, Founder And Head of the TAPO Institute, got me thinking about just how incestuous the retail recruiting and hiring process really is.

ICYMI: Consumer Expectations Soar: What Does It Mean For Retailers?

In case you missed it, IRT recently hosted a webinar, Consumer Expectations Soar: What Does It Mean For Retailers?, featuring Jim Bengier, chief customer officer at Bridge Solutions Group and John Stelzer, senior omni-channel strategist at IBM about how retailers are meeting consumers’ expectations. The webinar was insightful and packed with some pretty alarming stats.

Think You Know Retail Tech?

Our 2016 Retail Tech Spending Report left no doubt that this would be a big year for mobile device adoption, wireless networking infrastructure improvements, and the advance of cloud computing. Will those trends continue into 2017? We’ll need a few minutes of your time to find out.

Study Demonstrates EMV’s Protection Of Consumers

Mexico has a longstanding reputation for being a safe haven of fraud. Further south in Brazil, international press coverage of Rio’s stint in the international Olympic limelight has been tinged with stories about that country’s undesirable fraudsters. According to new research from ACI Worldwide and Aite Group, those reputations aren’t without merit. According to the study, 2016 Global Consumer Card Fraud: Where Card Fraud Is Coming From, 56 percent of consumers in Mexico experienced card fraud in 2015. Just shy of half of Brazilian consumers were victims of the crime.

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ABOUT INNOVATIVE RETAIL TECHNOLOGIES

Innovative Retail Technologies (formerly Integrated Solutions For Retailers) is the premier source for innovative yet pragmatic technology solutions in the retail industry. Our goal is to help retail executives make informed decisions about technology and operations solutions for every sales channel. The magazine and website provide insight on how retailers can achieve critical business objectives by integrating leading-edge solutions across the entire retail enterprise.

Innovative Retail Technologies has a strong commitment to coverage on omni-channel retailing (including fulfillment, mobility, and marketing), in-store systems & operations, and loss prevention. Our annual research supplements feature content and opinions from our editorial staff and the retail analyst community.

Innovative Retail Technologies covers the development, organization, and presentation of information necessary for IT and operations users as well as the entire C-suite. Readers are enriched with valuable information on innovation that can improve their businesses and make them more profitable. Please take a moment to join our community and discover the benefits of your free subscription and membership.

  • Know Thy Demographic
    Know Thy Demographic

    Knowing the customer means many things; for example, it means offering her the personalized, pleasant shopping experience that accommodates her shopping style, be it face-to-face, online, over the phone, or via mobile engagement. It means offering flexible fulfillment options. It also means knowing your target audience, the demographics of the specific segment of the population with shared characteristics that draw them to your brand.

  • The 2016 Security Special Report: Disturbing Discrepancies In Retail Security
    The 2016 Security Special Report: Disturbing Discrepancies In Retail Security

    New roles-based research on the state of retail security reveals deep disconnects among CEOs, CIOs, and directors of LP/AP.

  • Watch, Click, Buy: Video Commerce Will Change Retail Forever
    Watch, Click, Buy: Video Commerce Will Change Retail Forever

    Move over, product placement. Soon, retailers won’t just be promoting products on TV shows; they’ll be selling them there.

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  • Staples Makes Back-To-School Shopping Virtually Effortless

    Staples recently announced a new beta test available on the Staples mobile iOS app. Customers can now send a photo of their child’s back-to-school list via the Staples Easy System on the app and a Staples associate will populate the customer’s shopping cart with everything they need

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MULTIMEDIA

  • Consumer Expectations Soar: What Does It Mean For Retailers?

    Prepare yourself for the new retail.  In 2016 IBM surveyed 1,500 U.S. consumers aged 13 to 60+ to (1) find out what today’s consumers consider most important when choosing where to shop and (2) compare those results to a similar study done in 2011.

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