Retail IT Case Studies

  1. The Pro’s Closet: Professional Biker Turned Entrepreneur
    6/15/2015

    A professional mountain biker turned entrepreneur, Nick Martin turned passion to profit when he started selling his cycling gear on eBay. In 8 years, The Pro’s Closet has become the largest used cycling store on eBay - enjoying year round sales, no matter the weather - thanks to the ability to sell to cycling enthusiasts all over the world.

  2. Whistle & Flute: Inspired By Personal Style, Made Possible With PayPal
    6/15/2015

    When you can’t find what you’re looking for, maybe it’s time to make it yourself. That’s the mentality that led husband-and-wife duo Ryan and Miranda McCullagh to launch Whistle & Flute Clothing, a fun and modern clothing line for kids and adults. Their designs are loved by people all over the world. The Canadian couple from Victoria, B.C. gets wholesale orders from across the globe.

  3. Fashionphile Expands International Reach And Grows Sales With PayPal
    6/15/2015

    One woman’s used designer bag is another woman’s beloved new addition. No one knows this better than Sarah Davis, a fashionista who has been expanding women’s purse collections without deflating their wallets since 1999.

  4. Streamline Store Ops In The Cloud
    6/1/2015

    101-store Canadian retailer Showcase replaced several disparate task management solutions—including e-mail and Excel—with a SaaS-based store operations center.

  5. Pier 1 Imports Drives Sales With Workforce Management
    5/4/2015

    For its first 49 years in business, Pier1, which employs more than 20,000 associates in 49 states and Canada, was managing schedules using a mix of pen, paper, Excel and Access. "Thanks to the dedicated work of Senior Manager of Store Operations Lee Crowell and his team, the system worked well through seven substantial in-house upgrades," says executive VP of Stores Sharon Leite.

  6. Best In Show Distribution At Pet Supermarket
    5/4/2015

    Pet products retailer keeps growth on track without adding staff or expanding its DC.

  7. Retail Giant Uniqlo Sold On Searchlight
    4/29/2015

    From its humble origins as a chain of small men’s wear shops in 1949, and the opening of its first unisex casual wear store in Hiroshima in 1984, Japanese retailer Uniqlo has emerged as a global retail giant with some 1,500 stores in 16 countries.

  8. Compass Group Relies On Intelligent Video For Foodservice Excellence
    4/28/2015

    Compass Group North America is a leading foodservice management company with annual sales over $12 billion and more than 200,000 associates. Its operating companies, including Morrison Healthcare, Bon Appétit Management, Levy Restaurants and Wolfgang Puck Catering, serve more than seven million meals a day in schools, hospitals, senior living communities, corporate campuses and sporting venues across the U.S. and Canada.

  9. C-Store Chain Keeps Losses In Check With Advanced Video
    4/25/2015

    Digital video was still in its infancy when Quik-E Foods of Lynchburg, Virginia, began equipping its convenience stores with March Networks 3108 video recorders 10 years ago.

  10. POS Solution Helps Habitat For Humanity ReStore Build A Stronger Business
    3/18/2015

    Lexington Habitat for Humanity ReStore Builds a Stronger Business with UnifyPOS and Progress OpenEdge. Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world in which everyone has a safe place to live. With more than 1,400 local affiliates in the United States, and more than 70 national organizations around the world, Habitat for Humanity has helped build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than four million people worldwide.