Cooler temperatures, seasonal hiring, and final preparations for the holiday shopping season are upon us. Before we know it, the headlines and water cooler conversations will evolve from this year’s holiday sales to what the New Year will bring.
The information that digital commerce offers today’s shopper, combined with ubiquitous, easy-to-use technology, has put the power squarely in the customer’s hands. Today’s customer is always connected and always on. Digital and mobile commerce has elevated consumer’s expectations of the shopping experience. She expects service anytime, anywhere and any way she wants it. Retailers realize they need a different approach to enable a unified experience, one that supports today’s convergence of the digital and physical worlds. The answer is unified commerce.
Not only does mobile SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) empower the retail workforce, it also saves money and improves the customer experience. Listen to this Innovative Retail Technologies podcast as GoSpotCheck's CEO and Co-Founder, Matt Talbot, explains how.
Arthur Lawida, president of CommerceTools, talks to Erin Harris, chief editor of Innovative Retail Technologies, about commerce-as-as-service and why it’s a smart model for retailers struggling to excel in omni-channel retailing. Lawida explains commerce-as-a-service in detail and how it’s redefining the way retailers operate their businesses.
Many retailers fancy themselves true omni-channel retailers, but many lack some of the crucial components necessary to claim omni-channel. During his podcast with Innovative Retail Technologies’ Chief Editor, Erin Harris, Manish Chowdhary, founder and CEO of GoECart, lists the 4 necessary components of omni-channel retailing. And, he explains the technologies necessary to achieve it.
From heartbreak to hope: The remarkable journey forward of a community in crisis and the volunteers who are helping to pave the way.
In this Innovative Retail Technologies podcast, Chief Editor Erin Harris talks to Jerry Koch, Director, Corporate Marketing and Product Management at Intelligrated, about how retailers can make omni-channel fulfillment profitable. Koch explains fulfillment’s role in a better customer experience and also covers the key drivers of success in the DC.
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 Omni-Channel retailing solution center is focused on helping retailers create a more concentrated and seamless consumer experience across all channels. These retail channels include mobile, computers, brick-and-mortar stores, TV, radio, mail, and more. Reaching all these channels and providing the same consumer experience often requires new and advanced technologies designed to manage the Omni-Channel experience and control the retail supply chain.
Business intelligence (BI) and data analytics, Ecommerce solutions, marketing and loyalty programs, payment security solutions, and all supply chain and inventory management solutions often fall under the Omni-Channel category. BI and data analytics include the software and solutions used to capture and analyze data collection by retailers. Ecommerce is the internet-based component of Omni-Channel retailing, often in the form of a website or application.
Marketing and loyalty programs cover loyalty cards, rewards programs, online marketing, targeted marketing, and more. Supply chain and inventory management solutions normally tie the channel together, allowing retailers to track and control their inventory and re-stocks in order to provide accurate stock levels no matter where customers are shopping.
After using the same ecommerce solution for ten years, The Tasteful Garden, realized it was time to move to an integrated commerce solution that could keep up with their increasing growth.
Innovative Retail Technologies’ most recent survey of retail execs finds a market ripe for the adoption of cloud-based workforce management applications, tepid confidence in workforce compliance, and increasing collaboration among HR, store ops, and associates.
A recent study commissioned by Aptos and conducted by GatePoint Research explored retail executives’ top priorities for technology investments that will help keep their stores relevant in the digital era. The research revealed that retailers perceive they are facing a multitude of pressing challenges, and consequently they have identified different priorities that will clearly compete for attention, resources and budget.
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.
In this webcast you will be introduced to the digital world of Ascena Retail Group, which operates Justice, Maurices, Catherines, Dressbarn, Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant, and how they are using innovative technologies to modernize and mobilize retail IT to transform back of store operations, increase employee productivity, and enhance customer engagements.