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  • Introducing The Retail Solutions Network
    Introducing The Retail Solutions Network

    We’re proud to introduce The 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.

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RETAIL IT WHITE PAPERS

  • Crushing The Five Barriers To Growth
    Crushing The Five Barriers To Growth

    Starting a business can be hard. Growing  your business can be even harder. Whether it’s poor customer data, manual and broken processes, minimal operations visibility to make decisions, building a winning team, or keeping up with changing regulations, there is always something getting in the way of growth. These barriers hurt sales, cost money and create risk.

  • How To Make A Next Generation Store A Right Now Store
    How To Make A Next Generation Store A Right Now Store

    The Need for a Next Generation Store The current media reporting on the state of retail stores paints a doom and gloom picture. Almost every day there are headlines of bankruptcy filings and store closures suggesting that the retail apocalypse is here. It’s clear that the retail industry is going through a transformational period that has many scaling back physical operations, but despite the news, people still want to—and still do—shop in stores.

  • The Gift Of Wow: Preparing Your Store For The Holiday Season
    The Gift Of Wow: Preparing Your Store For The Holiday Season

    Being prepared for the holiday rush used to mean stocking shelves and making sure your associates were ready for the long hours. But the digital revolution has changed everything, most importantly, customer expectations. Retailers with a physical store presence should be asking themselves—what am I doing to wow the customer?

  • Turning Business Software Inside Out to Support Customer Commerce
    Turning Business Software Inside Out to Support Customer Commerce

    Unlikely or unforeseen competitors continue to disrupt industries at an exponential pace. The innovation disruptors bring requires a key strategy: put the customer at the center of your business and deliver great experiences to them. Understand how consistent, timely, relevant and personalized experiences are enabled by having the right technology foundation in place.

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FEATURED RETAIL SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS

  • Hubworks
    Hubworks

    With our Hubworks application suite, you can access management solutions to make your business an indispensable resource to your customers. We help your business grow and succeed using web, mobile, and cloud technologies. Whether you are a business looking to resell or refer to Hubworks, or your platform needs integrations to grow, our global Partner programs can fully support the needs of your business.

  • SATO America
    SATO America

    Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.

  • NetSuite
    NetSuite

    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.

  • Compliance Networks
    Compliance Networks

    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.

  • March Networks
    March Networks

    At March Networks, we believe in simple, easy-to-use video surveillance systems that help retailers decrease losses and increase profits.

  • Global Technology Systems, Inc.
    Global Technology Systems, Inc.

    Global Technology Systems is the trusted expert in mobile power technology. GTS designs and manufactures high-performance batteries, chargers, and power management technologies for essential mobile devices. Millions of business professionals, public safety, government, and military worldwide rely on GTS to power mission critical communications and mobile computing applications. Founded in 2000, GTS is headquartered in Framingham, MA.

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RETAIL EVENTS

RILA Retail Asset Protection Conference April 29, 2018 - May 2, 2018
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VENDOR INSIGHTS

  • The Importance Of Gift Cards During The Holidays
    The Importance Of Gift Cards During The Holidays

    The weather outside is frightful, and with the cold comes preparations for the holiday rush. That’s because the majority of US retailers say they get 20% or more of their annual sales during the winter holiday season. During the upcoming frenzy of gift giving, the value of a gift card program cannot be overstated.

  • EMV Solution Adds Extra Layer Of Protection For Customers At Country Bar
    EMV Solution Adds Extra Layer Of Protection For Customers At Country Bar

    John Rich, of the country duo Big & Rich, opened Redneck Riviera, a country bar located in the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s directly above Wahlburgers in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2016. Redneck Riviera also features an additional bar uniquely dedicated to veterans. It is staffed by veterans and veterans get their first drink for free.

  • Growth Opportunity In Omnichannel For Retailers
    Growth Opportunity In Omnichannel For Retailers

    More than halfway through 2017, sales have been swift for retailers, thanks largely to the variety of avenues through which consumers can buy. In July, for example, retail sales rose 3.5 percent year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation. Additionally, online sales rose an unadjusted 11.4 percent during the same period.

  • Why Gas Stations And Convenience Stores Need To Get Ready For The 2020 EMV Deadline
    Why Gas Stations And Convenience Stores Need To Get Ready For The 2020 EMV Deadline

    Though the deadline is a few years away, gas stations and their owners need to be working towards EMV compliance sooner rather than later.

  • Omnichannel Packaging - Time To Make The Change
    Omnichannel Packaging - Time To Make The Change

    You can’t throw a stone without hitting another article about how ecommerce is affecting retail.  But one topic that seems to be underserved is how products are actually being shipped once your customer selects it via your multi-modal omnichannel delivery drone.  The reality is, the experience of how a package is received matters for consumers, not to mention Dim Weight price increases, the speed of ecommerce growth, and generally tough competitive times.  You can hardly afford to overlook the opportunity to optimize the packaging your product ships in.

  • Retailer Myth:  Drop Tests Mean No Transit Damage
    Retailer Myth: Drop Tests Mean No Transit Damage

    As a retailer, if you’re thinking about preventing product damage given the rigorous demands of ocean and parcel shipping, you are probably thinking about test protocols that inform your design specifications.  But don’t be lured into thinking a positive test result is the silver bullet to ensure your product is fully protected from damage.

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FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • Financials
    Financials

    NetSuite financials software accelerates your financial close, provides strong expense management, offers streamlined and auditable revenue management and ensures complete real-time visibility into the financial performance of the entire business.

  • Searchlight For QSR Powered By 360iQ
    Searchlight For QSR Powered By 360iQ

    Smart Enterprise Management and Video Surveillance System provided as a service to the QSR franchise owner

  • Searchlight For Retail Software
    Searchlight For Retail Software

    Take your business to the next level with March Networks Searchlight for Retail. Integrating high-quality surveillance video with point-of-sale (POS) transaction data and highly-accurate analytics, Searchlight delivers powerful insights into key areas of your business.

  • Business Intelligence
    Business Intelligence

    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.

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