There have been countless articles championing experiential retail as the future of in-store shopping. Experiential retail, also known as ‘retail theatre’, leans on disruptive technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to add that ‘wow’ factor to the customer experience, entice consumers back into stores and improve declining footfall.
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Preparing For 2021: What To Do Now For Success
With a continuation of Covid-19 and new political policies on the horizon, we’re likely in for an interesting year. But that doesn’t mean we need to be reactive. In fact, there are many proactive strategies we can take to make 2021 a positive and profitable year. Here are just a few.
What Metrics Should You Be Tracking
Metrics, KPIs, and benchmarks are all vital to the success of an organization. Not only do they show you what’s working, but they also highlight areas that need immediate improvement. However, with so many metrics out there, it can be difficult to know which are the most important to your business success. So, to help you narrow down your options, here are the top 5 metrics we believe you should prioritize tracking in 2021.
Will Sustainability Be The New 'It' Feature?
No matter which side of the fence you sit on, there’s no denying that sustainability is high on the priority list of many customers. They live it in their personal lives, they encourage friends and family to participate in it, and they expect it from the brands they buy from. In fact, in some cases, customers even boycott unsustainable businesses after they leave for their “greener” competitors.
Mistakes Retail Business Owners Should Avoid When Going Omnichannel
Omnichannel is one of the biggest buzzwords of 2021 – and for good reason. For retailers who want to compete in today’s market, it’s no longer an option. As a solution, it allows retailers to merge in-store and online operations while providing customers with a seamless experience, no matter where they come into contact with your brand.
Incorporating A Remote Workforce Into Your Business Continuity And Pandemic Planning
Historically, organizations have looked at an existing business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) plan through the lens of natural disasters and terrorism that would affect the physical location of an organization’s headquarters or data centers. Their main focus was on being able to relocate those services to another location to restore business capabilities within a pre-defined amount of time.
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The State Of Contact Center Technology
Can it mitigate the impact of change? Can it drive unlock new efficiencies? Can it generate unprecedented value? Always relevant when evaluating contact center technology, these three questions took center stage amid the events of 2020. The best technology would have helped companies smoothly transition to remote work and digital-first communication. It also would have helped companies elevate their experiences — and reduce agent and customer effort — even in the face of such uncertainty.
Online Consumer Insights Report
This report includes data on consumer sentiment for commerce trends in fulfillment, omnichannel, Amazon, and more. Consumer insights into the COVID-19 pandemic are also included.
Retail Supply Chains Take On Pandemic-Era Challenges
One retailer needs to set up curbside pickup in a day. Another is doing ship-from-store but needs real-time data on the number of units of specific items at each store. Others are deciding whether to keep merchandise at shuttered stores or send them back to distribution centers. Those are among the challenges retailers are facing during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. They are not easy to face alone.
The Cyber 5 Holiday Report
How the peak shopping weekend shook out during this unique holiday season. Find out how a later Amazon Prime Day coupled with merchants earlier holiday discounts impacted the kick-off to the holiday season. Also, an analysis of discounts offered by DNVBs and a look at why supply chain snafus have complicated retailers' overall holiday plans. Plus, an in-depth look at how fulfillment operation improvements will outlive the pandemic and a real-world test of how retailers' curbside operations fared during the Cyber 5.
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APG Cash Drawer, LLC
For more than 30 years, APG Cash Drawer has been designing and delivering cash drawers with a variety of size, color, interface, and integration options. An APG cash drawer will provide years of smooth, trouble free service with virtually no downtime, no service required, and no headaches. Our cash drawers are so well constructed and so reliable that our customers install them and forget them - even in the most demanding environments.
Radial, a bpost company, is a 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 detection, payments, and tax systems, and personalized customer care services.
Shop. Ship. Smile. Program Aims To Lighten The Load For Busy Shoppers
Aaron Kirley, President of LugLess, answers questions about his company’s partnership with LugLess that will enable holiday shoppers to send gifts directly from the store to any location in the U.S.
Supply Chain Innovation: The Role Of Continuous Improvement In The Supply Chain
When it comes to marketplace innovation, time is of the essence. Over the last two decades, 52 percent of Fortune 500 companies have gone extinct. This statistic alone proves that very few businesses, even stellar ones, don't survive for an extended length of time without going through a reinvention of some sort.
Examining COVID-19’s Impact On The Delicate Balance Between Cash And The Retail And Hospitality Industries
Robert Banker, Director of SMARTtill and Partner Sales at APG Cash Drawer, is a retail technology veteran with extensive experience in solution sales of retail technologies. Before joining APG, Robert led the sales efforts around a variety of software solutions for companies including Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, IBM, and Tyco Retail Solutions. Robert spoke with VAR Insights about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the retail and hospitality industries, as well as the future or cash, contactless payment, and cash drawers.
POS Software Comparison Tool For Resellers
Resellers and POS ISVs can download this ISV selection matrix to learn what resellers evaluate before choosing new point of sale software partners. When evaluating different POS software vendors, It is paramount that ISV's be ready to answer these questions and more.
The Expanding Wallets And Purchasing Influence Of Millennials And Gen Z
And 6 Keys to Modern Customer Support That Can Help Businesses Tap Into Both.
Top 3 Trends That Have An Impact On Software Testing In 2019
Business owners continue to meet the current digital transformation challenges from time to time. Not only have the product releases been reduced from months to weeks and days, so have the quality standards increased. One of the most revolutionary trends of this era is the software testing tools in the software development process. However, a software testing company works on achieving digital excellence by using the top trends for this year.
Cash Drawer Caddy™ SP Organizer
The Caddy™ SP Organizer is a slim profile POS integration tray that brings easy cable routing and organization to APG heavy duty cash drawers.
Retail POS Guardiant Countertop Shield
The retail Guardiant™ is ideal for grocery, convenience and retail settings and is built to help reduce the spread of contagious, airborne germs commonly spread by coughing or sneezing. Create a protective shield in any place of commerce that requires direct interaction between employees and customers in close proximity such as POS checkouts.
The Medical Guardiant Healthcare Countertop Screen
The medical Guardiant™ is ideal for doctor clinics, dental and pharmacy settings and is built to help reduce the spread of infectious, airborne germs commonly spread by coughing or sneezing. Create a protective shield in any place of commerce that requires direct interaction between healthcare employees and patients in close proximity.