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  • Critical Components To Achieving The Perfect Order
    Critical Components To Achieving The Perfect Order

    Retailers must constantly meet and exceed ever-changing customer expectations. It’s what keeps shoppers coming back to your business. Delivering on customer expectations comes from the ability to complete the perfect order: Getting the right products delivered at the best price, when and where they want. For merchants, the perfect order means accomplishing this at the optimal cost and efficiency. By achieving the perfect order, merchants will delight customers with the ultimate, omnichannel experience of buy anywhere, fulfill anywhere and return anywhere and operate an efficient and profitable business. Unfortunately, too many retailers don’t possess these capabilities.

  • How In-Aisle Checkout Creates Bigger Tickets
    How In-Aisle Checkout Creates Bigger Tickets

    We’ve all been there: you go out shopping, you’re going through the motions and making progress, and suddenly analysis paralysis overwhelms you. Maybe you’re trapped in the dressing room, and you’ve picked out too many options. Maybe you’re standing in the aisle and looking at 20 different handbags and you don’t even know where to start. Or maybe you’ve picked an item you want, but your mind has now traveled back in time to philosophy class and suddenly thinking about the difference between want and need.

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CURRENT ISSUE

Why Walmart’s Free Shipping Play Won’t Work Why Walmart’s Free Shipping Play Won’t Work

Welcome news to consumers though it may be, the impact of Walmart’s free two-day shipping play will have minimal impact on consumer loyalty to Amazon.

Inside Evereve’s Omni-Channel Strategy Inside Evereve’s Omni-Channel Strategy

Evereve brings its high-touch, highly personal in-store experience to online retail.

What Powers The TSC Supply Chain What Powers The TSC Supply Chain

$6.78 billion Tractor Supply Co. demands uptime from the mobile devices driving innovation in its warehouses and DCs.

2017 NRF BIG Show Connection 2017 NRF BIG Show Connection

The NRF BIG Show is just around the corner, and this year’s event is slated to be the best yet. From January 15-17, 2017, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, the retail industry’s best and brightest will converge to identify new ways to enhance customer experience and build their business. The NRF BIG Show is truly one-stop-shopping for industry professionals from around the world as they gather together to exchange ideas, attend educational sessions, network, and learn what some of the savviest retailers and solutions providers are doing to enhance customer experience.

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OMNI-CHANNEL INDUSTRY PODCASTS

  • Big Benefits In Mobile SaaS
    Big Benefits In Mobile SaaS

    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.

  • Why Commerce-As-A-Service Is Redefining Omni-Channel Retailing
    Why Commerce-As-A-Service Is Redefining Omni-Channel Retailing

    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.

  • The 4 Components Of Omni-Channel Retailing

    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.

  • Commerce Of Caring: Season 01, Episode 01: Liberia

    From heartbreak to hope: The remarkable journey forward of a community in crisis and the volunteers who are helping to pave the way.

  • How To Make Omni-Channel Fulfillment Profitable

    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.

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OMNI CHANNEL RETAILING

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.

OMNI-CHANNEL INDUSTRY VIDEOS

  • WFM In 2016: Cloud, Compliance, And Collaboration

    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.

  • Retail Executives Tell All: Their Top Priorities For Keeping Stores Relevant

    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.

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

  • A Look Inside Ascena Retail Group And How They Are Modernizing And Mobilizing Retail IT With VMware

    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.

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