Contributed Editorial

  1. How To Ensure You Don’t Lose To Amazon
    4/19/2018

    For many businesses, a core determining factor in their future is the answer to one simple question: Is Amazon a friend or foe?

  2. The Five Trends Transforming The Future Of Retail
    4/19/2018

    Yesterday’s amazing is today’s expected. That’s a vital point retailers need to understand according to Dana Telsey, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Telsey Advisory Group. Telsey provided an overview of the evolving retail landscape during NetSuite’s recent webinar, Revolutionizing Retail, as well as the key trends hitting the industry and the five top things what will transform the future of retail.

  3. Auditing: An Essential Tool For Any Effective LP Program
    4/3/2018

    By monitoring execution and correcting identified deficiencies throughout the year, you can improve compliance, control loss, and keep both employees and customers safe.

  4. In Retail, It’s All About Change
    3/21/2018

    Looking at the retail market and IT ecosystem supporting it, 2017 was a year of dramatic change as the trend toward online shopping gained even more momentum.

  5. Is Your App Marketing Strategy Truly Mobile-First?
    3/12/2018

    Savvy retailers have long been preparing for a mobile-first world of ecommerce, and it’s safe to say that brave new world is officially here. In the US alone, more than 160 million adults have made at least one purchase using a mobile phone. And in a recent global survey of consumers conducted with Imperium and Precision Sample, we found that mobile buying and browsing is now the norm, especially among millennials and Gen Xers.

  6. Why Distributors Need To Incorporate eCommerce And Mobile Into The Sales Process
    2/23/2018

    As retailers move, almost en masse, to implement omnichannel functionality (e.g., ship to home/return to store, online order/in-store pickup, anytime/anywhere access to inventory) in an effort to effectively meet the rising demands of customers, the movement has significant implications for distributors.

  7. Time To Dispel Some Common Myths About Disruptive Retailers
    2/15/2018

    We know the rest of the retail industry chases disruptors, but wanted to understand what exactly they are chasing. What makes for a retail disruptor? This week, we’ll focus on what they are not by dispelling the seven myths about retail disruptors. Frankly, we were surprised by what we found.

  8. For Merchants, The Future Of Payments Is Everywhere
    2/1/2018

    As e-commerce continues to grow, there’s one thing that’s clear for brick-and-mortar retailers: consumers are no longer obligated to venture out to physical stores every time they want something.

  9. Evolving Beyond Batch-And-Blast With Increased Personalization
    1/24/2018

    Online sneaker retailer Greats demonstrates why flexibility and speed are critical for today’s email marketers.

  10. Grocers Can Redesign Brick-And-Mortar Retail To Beat Amazon At Its Own Game
    1/19/2018

    Last weekend as I stared at the produce section in my local grocery store thinking about how nice it would be to give my shopping list to someone else to fill so I could enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee and come back later to pick up my order, I was run down by another shopper’s cart. One minute I was examining Honeycrisp apples, the next I was clutching my Achilles tendon. When I turned around, to address the other shopper, I discovered it wasn’t a time-pressed consumer who crashed into me. It was an apologetic Instacart Shopper sprinting around the store trying to do his job.  This encounter made me realize the modern grocery store is the nemesis of efficient online shopping.