The mobile consumer presents a tremendous opportunity for restaurant operators. Recent National Restaurant Association (NRA) research found that 43 percent of adults say they’ve used the Internet to place an order for takeout or delivery. Nearly 60 percent of adults have visited a restaurant’s website, and 58 percent have viewed a restaurant’s menu online. Most of that online activity is taking place on smartphones while consumers are on the go and making their mealtime decisions. NRA’s research indicates that 52 percent of U.S. Internet users would likely use a smartphone or tablet for ordering takeout and delivery if possible. That figure climbs to nearly three quarters among the millennial population.
My wife competed in the 2016 Boston Marathon this past April. For months leading up to the race, she ran countless miles and did various exercises to prepare. It was all worth it in the end and the pride our children and I felt watching her stride across the finish line was immeasurable.
Much of the discussion about the retail payments ecosystem has typically focused on mobile technology. A favorite pastime for the industry is predicting what platform will win the race for ubiquity in retail payments - will it be Samsung, Amazon, Apple, Android, or something else?
From heartbreak to hope: The remarkable journey forward of a community in crisis and the volunteers who are helping to pave the way.
Listen in as Andrew Bagrin, founder and CEO of My Digital Shield, talks to Innovative Retail Technologies’ Chief Editor, Erin Harris, about four important ways small to midsize retailers can and should secure their businesses against hackers and cyber-attacks this holiday shopping season.
Listen in as Molham Aref, CEO and Kevin Sterneckert, Executive VP of Marketing at Predictix talk to Innovative Retail Technologies’ Editor in Chief, Erin Harris, about how machine learning is used in retail and how it improves merchandising and supply chain operations. During this insightful podcast, Aref and Sterneckert define machine learning and outline the benefits for retailers who adopt it to improve the decision-making process.
Listen in as Matt Pillar and Erin Harris discuss the exciting changes coming to Integrated Solutions For Retailers.
In this informative podcast, Dave Finnegan, CIO at Orvis, shares with Erin Harris three specific ways to drive a culture of innovation inside the organization and why SMRs especially are in the perfect position to adopt innovative solutions and processes to improve the guest experience.
Planet Retail details how mobile technologies enable meaningful customer experiences and how retailers must evolve to keep pace.
SMRs must tout that they are on par with Tier 1 retailers regarding cost and innovation so they can adapt as the customer evolves.
Retailers must put the shopping journey and its delivery via mobile at the forefront of customer-facing strategic initiatives.
The In-Store Systems and Operations resource center focuses on products and content in the Kiosk, Digital Signage, Merchandise Management, Payment Processing, POS Peripheral, POS Solution, Workforce Management, Task Management, and In-Store Mobile Technology.
Kiosks and Digital Signage include in-store and exterior displays of any scale that utilize unique features, graphics, tablets, displays, and other technology to attract customers and/or allow them to interact with products. These displays can include point-of-purchase displays, retail display kiosks, and interactive kiosks.
Merchandise management software helps retailers manage merchandising, inventory control, sales promotion, and other topics. Merchandise management solutions allow you to analyze, order, price, and distribute your inventory throughout your channels, often with real-time data. Many merchandise management solutions integrate with ERP systems and other common software.
POS Peripherals and POS Solutions encompass the large range of POS hardware and software that is available to retailers. POS peripherals include cash registers, cash drawers, receipt printers, mobile printers, tablets, handhelds, rugged devices, and more. POS solutions encompass the different types of POS software that is available including on-premise, software-as-a-service, and hybrid services.
Workforce Management and Task Management software provide retailers with a way to electronically approve, execute, and verify tasks, track employee time, schedule and monitor shifts, predict shift requirements, and much more.
Recently, in conjunction with Shoptalk, Spendgo, a provider of personalized customer engagement solutions for restaurants and retailers, announced it is showing integration of its platform with Epson’s cloud environment - OmniLink Merchant Services (OMS), allowing its clients to utilize real-time measured transaction data for tailored customer loyalty, gift and engagement solutions without POS integration.
Today, on average, IT departments spend 80% of their time just “keeping the lights on.” What if you could remove the burden of managing infrastructure operations without giving up control?
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.
Camille Fratanduono, Vice-President, Merchandising Operations, The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Joe describes the importance of a benchmarking and collaboration between retailers and suppliers for driving supply chain performance improvement.
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 retail out-of-stocks.