When Apple Pay debuted in the fall of 2014, it was accepted by some 220,000 retailers nationwide, as Retail Insights reported, with early adopters including Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Walgreens, Staples, Subway, Nike, Subway, Petco, Radio Shack, Chevron, and McDonalds. As retailers and merchants continue to search for ways to entice shoppers with convenience, the list of adopters has steadily grown.
We’re proud to introduce Retail Solutions Network, a collection of robust, data-rich resources designed to help retailers become an indispensable part of their customers’ lives by delivering the personal experiences that constantly exceed expectations. Comprised of print and digital media, the Retail Solutions Network aids every member of the retail enterprise from the corner office to the store floor.
A look at the future of retail in the wake of the Amazon-Whole Foods deal. By Heidi Dethloff, VP, Marketing, Digimarc Corporation
There are many sweeping generalizations about the millennial workforce today. This includes a lack of loyalty, addiction to mobile devices, and a general sense of entitlement. These criticisms are short-sighted and, ultimately, bad for business.
When you look around today, you see a vast amount of mobile phones in use. Before, consumers had to wait to get home or find a nearby payphone to make calls. Now, these handy smartphones are in everyone’s pockets or bags.
If you’re a merchant who accepts credit cards, you know you’re obliged to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). You’ve also undoubtedly read about the credit card breach settlements, identity theft precautions, and other hassles that Home Depot, Target, and other payment victims have endured.
Our lives — at work and play — revolve around computer networks. And in retail, most of the technologies we use are IP-based and connect to, or through, the network: VOIP/telephony, WiFi, cell phones, conferencing, control signals, access control, CCTV, etc. And that’s not to mention the impact of cloud computing on our daily routines. Everything lives through “the network.”
In the age of the consumer, every retailer must create the exceptional Amazon-like service experiences that consumers have come to expect or risk going out of business.
Intense competition and heightened consumer expectations aren’t unique challenges to the mid-market retailer. There’s one critical difference, mid-market retailers lack the resources that the biggest players do have to overcome those challenges. With already small margins, if you’re among this group, you may find yourself just scraping by. But the odds don’t have to be stacked against you.
Retailers today confront challenges that are unprecedented in other industries. In fact, there’s a case to be made that retailers have experienced more change in the past few years than in the previous 100 years combined. As a result, retailers must adapt to deliver on changing customer expectations. Those who succeed are able to differentiate themselves, while those that fail become irrelevant.
The trends this year retailers really need to focus on won’t be around the hottest new technologies or latest fads. Instead, companies that focus on delivering consistent, engaging customer experiences will set themselves up for long-term success. But in order to run your business successfully and provide the brand experiences shoppers expect, you must first have the right foundational systems in place.
At March Networks, we believe in simple, easy-to-use video surveillance systems that help retailers decrease losses and increase profits.
Radial is the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, enabling brands and retailers to profitably exceed retail customer expectations. Radial’s technical, powerful omnichannel solutions connect supply and demand through efficient fulfillment and transportation options, intelligent fraud, payments, and tax systems and personalized customer care services.
NetSuite delivers a cloud-based, multi-channel retail management system that brings together NetSuite Retail Anywhere POS with eCommerce, CRM and marketing, merchandising and order management, financials, and warehouse management into a single, centrally-managed solution.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
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.
Retalon is a leading provider of Retail Predictive Analytics solutions for Retailers. Retalon is a transformational approach to the retail industry. From inception, our solutions were built on an integrated analytic platform that takes into account the entire retail business process which produces the highest accuracy possible. Our predictive analytics technology empowered retail businesses with advanced analytics that uncover hidden opportunities, and significantly increase bottom and top lines.
Listen in as IRT’s Chief Editor, Erin Harris, talks to GTS’ VP of Marketing, JR Rodrigues, about some of the next-gen ways retailers can leverage batteries to run their operations more effectively.
Mike Maher, co-founder and CEO of Taylor Stitch and Aura Nelson, senior manager consumer insights for Wolverine Worldwide took time to talk customer feedback with RetailOperationsInsights.com, covering everything from what can be accomplished with customer surveys to the best way to analyze the data they generate to make better customer-informed buying decisions.
The fact that we’re witnessing several brick and mortar stores closing this year is not fake news, but much of the media’s coverage of these events has painted a false picture that it’s all but over for traditional retailers. To get a little more perspective on this topic, it’s important to look at some of the positive things that are happening in retail along with research that challenges the mainstream narrative.
Mobile wallets have been around for years now, and industry experts have called them The Next Big Thing in payments for their entire existence. But adoption rates have never quite matched up to the enthusiasm and excitement—while mobile wallet share is increasing month to month, it's still dwarfed by physical card transactions.
Hedgie Bartol, retail business development manager at Axis Communications, talked to LossPreventionInsights about the company’s upcoming Axis Retail Leadership Forum. Bartol explains that interdepartmental collaboration will be a major theme at this year’s event. Read on to learn more.
No employer wants to think of its employees as being dishonest, but industry research shows there’s good reason for concern. According to the “25th Annual Retail Theft Survey,” conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, one-third of all business failures each year are attributed to employee theft. Another alarming finding was that 34 percent of 18- to 29-year-old employees believe it’s justifiable to steal from their employer. The report also showed that dishonest employees steal approximately 5.5 times as much as shoplifters.
IRT sits down with Michele Salerno, Director of Marketing and Sales, at Celerant Technology about automating POs, best practices in tracking vendor progress, and more.
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.
Retalon Planning Solutions are part of one Integrated Solution for Intelligent Retailing that is based on the common Predictive Analytic Platform. This allows the system to account for all mutual dependences of the company Planning and Execution processes, provide users with very high accuracy of each prediction, optimize the entire process, and achieve significant, tangible benefits for the entire organization.
Radial Fraud Zero delivers a best-in-class combination of people, processes, and technology for end-to-end fraud management. We are 100% focused on converting the highest percentage of transactions and keeping fraud well below industry standards to provide a frictionless experience for your customers. Our blending, cutting-edge technology with rigorous expert analysis translates into higher approval rates and happier customers.
Provide your business with real-time business intelligence across all areas of your company. Manage your retail enterprise with key metrics and make timely, fact-based decisions with dashboard analytics ranging from inventory and sales reports, to suppliers, customers and marketing campaign ROI. All data can be viewed in real time as key performance indicators (KPIs), graphical report snapshots, trend graphs and KPI scorecards.