Retail IT Featured Editorial

  1. 4 Questions Retailers Should Ask Before Making Technical Investments

    As retailers like Nike are establishing direct-to-consumer options on Amazon and traditional brick-and-mortar stores like Macy’s are investing in digital strategies both in-store and online, there is an emerging need for retailers to evaluate how to approach their digital initiatives in a way that will truly benefit their bottom line.

  2. Voice Ordering Is The New Frontier For Retailers

    Voice ordering is the next frontier for retailers, according to the f Walker Sands’ fourth annual report, “Future of Retail 2017,” which found that one in five consumers (19 percent) said that they have made a voice purchase using Amazon Echo or another digital home assistant, while another third (33 percent) say they plan to do so in the next year.

  3. Walmart Launches New National Competition For VR Developers

    Innov8: V-commerce seeks applications for technologies that will shape the future of commerce.

  4. Walmart Celebrates Graduates From Its First Walmart Academy Training Program

    Academies aim to train supervisors, managers, and assistant managers nationwide.

  5. Cin7 Releases One-Click Integration With Walmart Marketplace

    Cloud-based inventory management provider Cin7 has announced the integration of its product suite with the Walmart Marketplace. Walmart Marketplace is an invitation-only, professional seller community with more than 110 million unique visitors per month that enables sellers to leverage the power of the world’s largest retailer, with their items appearing on alongside those being sold by Walmart and other marketplace sellers.

  6. Eye Tracking And Virtual Reality Comes Together For Researchers In Retail

    A new solution applying eye tracking research to immersive virtual reality environments could have immense possibilities for retailers. Global eye tracking leader Tobii Pro has announced the development of Tobii Pro VR Integration, a new solution that unlocks new research possibilities for retailers, advertisers and marketers.

  7. Why Creating Consistent Retail Customer Experiences Requires An NoSQL Database

    For retailers operating across multiple locations, maintaining consistency between stores is an ongoing — and crucial — challenge. As retailers discover and iterate on methods to better design and optimize their in-store customer experiences, ensuring the execution of those processes is uniform across storefronts can make the difference between failure and success.

  8. Walmart Raises The Stakes Against Amazon To The Cloud

    The Wall Street Journal reported that Walmart has apparently told its technology vendors that if they want the retail giant’s business, they need to ensure that none of its applications are being run on Amazon Web Services., but to shift them to alternative services like Microsoft’s Azure. This is raising the battle between Amazon and Walmart to new levels, according to Fox Business News.

  9. Newly Mandated UPS Surcharges A Result Of The ‘Amazon Effect’

    UPS Announces New Delivery Surcharges For Black Friday and Christmas orders.

  10. New Survey Finds Retail Shrink Increased To $48.9 Billion In 2016

    While retailers are being proactive in combatting crime, much work remains to be done.