Vendor Insights

  1. Why Loyalty Programs Could Be The Tipping Point For Mobile Payments
    7/6/2017

    Mobile wallets have been around for years now, and industry experts have called them The Next Big Thing in payments for their entire existence. But adoption rates have never quite matched up to the enthusiasm and excitement—while mobile wallet share is increasing month to month, it's still dwarfed by physical card transactions.

  2. Bringing IT Together: Major Theme of Upcoming Forum
    6/30/2017

    Hedgie Bartol, retail business development manager at Axis Communications, talked to LossPreventionInsights about the company’s upcoming Axis Retail Leadership Forum. Bartol explains that interdepartmental collaboration will be a major theme at this year’s event. Read on to learn more.

  3. Stop Employee Theft At The POS Terminal
    6/14/2017

    No employer wants to think of its employees as being dishonest, but industry research shows there’s good reason for concern. According to the “25th Annual Retail Theft Survey,” conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, one-third of all business failures each year are attributed to employee theft. Another alarming finding was that 34 percent of 18- to 29-year-old employees believe it’s justifiable to steal from their employer. The report also showed that dishonest employees steal approximately 5.5 times as much as shoplifters.

  4. Best Practices In Tracking Vendor Progress
    6/5/2017

    IRT sits down with Michele Salerno, Director of Marketing and Sales, at Celerant Technology about automating POs, best practices in tracking vendor progress, and more.

  5. Top 5 Tech Investment Ideas To Make Your QSR More Successful
    6/1/2017

    According to the latest research from the National Restaurant Association (NRA), restaurant-industry sales are trending upward this year and projected to reach $798.7 billion by year’s end, a 4.3 percent gain over 2016. Quick service restaurant (QSR) and fast-casual sales are expected to reach $233.7 billion this year, representing a 5.3 percent gain over 2016.

  6. IoT: What Its Role Is Now And What It Will Be In The Future
    5/12/2017

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is, realistically, still in its infancy. Sure, IoT is already making a mark on retail, but what does IoT’s future look like? Michelle Covey is Vice President of Apparel and General Merchandise for GS1 US, the organization best known as the administrators of the UPC barcode but on that also helps retail companies leverage RFID for inventory visibility.

  7. Vendor Management For SMB Retailers
    4/24/2017

    Are you getting the most from your vendors?

  8. Email Marketing Automation For SMB Retailers
    4/24/2017

    Personalized emails deliver 6x higher transaction rates compared to blind emails. Make sure you send the right message at the right time. What Type of Email Marketer are YOU?

  9. The TLS Changeover: Why You Should Start Preparing
    4/21/2017

    The next big deadline in payment processing is on the way, but surprisingly no one’s talking about it yet. In June 2018, the TLS changeover deadline is coming. It might seem far away, but it’s going to require a lot of work from merchants, and it’s best to get started soon. Because if you’re not ready in time, it’ll cost you.

  10. Study Reveals Consumers’ Growing Online Shopping Expectations
    4/12/2017

    Radial, in partnership with the CFI Group, surveyed U.S. shoppers to discover their online shopping expectations specifically in the areas of returns, fraud, loyalty programs, and online communities.