Articles By Christine Kern

  1. Retailers Choose Customer Satisfaction Over Security To Boost Sales
    5/4/2017

    Despite growing concern for the impact of shopping cart abandonment on sales, 1 in 6 retailers have chosen to sacrifice security for UX by declining to use a 3-D authentication tool at checkout, which ties credit cards to an online password that’s used for transactions.

  2. Retailers Oppose Elimination Of The Durbin Amendment
    5/3/2017

    Retail trade groups have expressed strong opposition to the Financial Choice Act introduced to Congress by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) last week. The legislation sets the stage for major gutting of bank reforms and other financial regulations put in place after the financial collapse of 2008.

  3. Retail Employees Lack The Ability to Identify Security Best Practices, Survey Finds.
    5/2/2017

    Just 29 percent are aware of best ways to prevent cyber and data privacy incidents.

  4. Walmart Launches New Money Transfer Platform, Lowers Fees
    5/1/2017

    Price cuts and new digital experience celebrate the third anniversary of the Walmart2Walmart option.

  5. New Report Finds Apparel Retailers Saying “Out With Seasonal, In With Cross-Channel Offerings”
    4/28/2017

    The report helps retailers reconcile the tech with the tactile by highlighting shopping trends.

  6. Using Predictive Analytics To Help Solve Retailers’ Challenges
    4/27/2017

    How to solve the most common retail data problems to improve efficiency and boost sales.

  7. Retail IT Managers Make Mobile Payments Technology A Priority
    4/26/2017

    Report shows that retailers are pursuing convenient, safe, efficient technology to woo customers.

  8. Walmart and Jet.com Are Bolstering Online Sales With Purchase Of Shoes.com Domain
    4/25/2017

    Retail giant reportedly shelled out $9 million for the competitive domain.

  9. Amazon Gains Patent For Textile Printing That Could Alter Order Fulfillment
    4/24/2017

    The landscape of retail fulfillment is radically changing, and the industry must keep up or fail. Part of that change includes the adoption of new technologies that can improve the efficiency and speed of order fulfillment. To that end, Amazon recently was awarded a patent for “a system of on demand apparel manufacturing [that] includes a textile printer, textile cutter, and a computing device” that could be used to make apparel or textile home goods, as Recode reported.

  10. Walmart Takes Another Jab At Amazon With Discounts For Order Online Pick Up In Store Purchases
    4/21/2017

    Latest move demonstrates retail giant’s determination to best its online competitor.