Contributed Editorial

  1. The Advantages Of Using Defect Tracking Tools

    In modern software testing solutions, testers use different testing tools to support their findings and processes. With software quality being the top most priority for enterprises, defect tracking tools are also popularly used during the software development process. There are different types of defects that commonly appear in an app which need to be addressed to main software quality. Bugs, defects and issues - they can come in various forms. So we can say that anything that harms the quality of a software app, falls under defects. This is why organizations that hire software testing companies for their software products, ensure that they place the right kind of tools for defect tracking, or defect management.

  2. VIP Experiences That Build Loyalty In Luxury Retail

    Luxury shopping is an experience all its own. Included in the unique ecosystem of retailers catering to the very wealthy are loyalty programs. Many recent program launches come from companies realizing that they need assistance building loyalty among affluent millennials, a subset that spends north of $2 trillion annually. While stores are focused on rewarding their VIPs, the benefits are more high-flying than discount coupons and special events.

  3. 3 Realities About Your Baby Boomer Shoppers That Will Help You Win Them Over

    Baby boomers — those customers between the ages of 54 and 72 — are predicted to increase their spending by 58 percent to $4.74 trillion over the next 20 years. That's far more sales growth than millennials, whose spending will grow by only 24 percent. With an estimated 75.4 million baby boomers in the United States, retailers can't afford to ignore this segment of the population.

  4. Exploring Defect Management To Make The Most Of It

    Defects are a tester’s worst nightmares. Although quality assurance (QA) experts ensure that apps are free from defects, yet eliminating them completely from a system is impossible. Thus, developers and testers work efficiently to make software products as robust as possible. So defects can appear at any point in time while using the app after being rolled out to the users, or while it is still production. Previously, all the defects were recorded manually, or by using excel sheets. With digital transformation taking all over the software industry, development teams are provided with a proper defect management system that records all of their defects and provides a platform to improve the quality by removing these defects.

  5. U.K. Consumers Maintain Strong Interest In Cash Payments

    Even consumers who prefer to pay for purchases with non-cash alternatives such as credit cards and digital wallets still use cash regularly, according to recently published research of U.K. consumers and small businesses. While the preference for cashless payments has grown, there is still a strong interest in using hard, cold cash in many situations. The study, conducted by the U.K.’s Payment Systems Regulator (PSR), found that 69 percent of consumers prefer to use payment cards, but 83 percent had paid with cash for a purchase within the past week.

  6. 4 Ways To Use Pop-Ups’ Popularity To Boost Your Brick & Mortar Strategy

    Pop-up stores are a popular way to freshen brick and mortar presence as well as to physically connect e-commerce retailers to their customers. They have been around for a few years, but they have steadily become increasingly popular.

  7. The Impact Of ‘Software Quality’ In Banking Apps

    While consumer information is very critical, banking apps are designed to provide security from cyber threats. Throughout the software development lifecycle, testers and developers work in harmony to make quality the most important aspect of their products. besides being good at performance, scalable and reliable, these apps have to meet security standards to keep all information safe and secure.

  8. Implementing A POS System: What Your Staff Should Know

    While shopping for a POS system takes a lot of research and the right investment, one of the most important parts of getting a new POS system is implementing it into your current operations. Once you’ve introduced your system to your business, it’s essential to train your staff and make sure they know how to make the best of its capabilities.

  9. Employee Theft Costs UK Convenience Stores £20 Million

    Everyone knows theft is a big problem in retail. Not only do shop owners have to guard against shoplifters and scammers, but the sad reality is retailers also must constantly deal with employee theft.

  10. Insights From The Gartner Supply Chain Conference: Digitization And Intelligence Pave The Road To Customer-Centric Supply Chains

    It’s time for supply chains to break out of the mindset of being led by the transaction. The message resonated when Gartner’s Tom Enright and Bart DeMuynck presented a look into what’s on the horizon as supply chains grow more intelligence-driven and begin to utilize those insights to serve customers in new and innovative ways.