Retail IT Featured Editorial

  1. An Invitation To RCS Messaging For Retailers
    8/2/2017

    When you look around today, you see a vast amount of mobile phones in use. Before, consumers had to wait to get home or find a nearby payphone to make calls. Now, these handy smartphones are in everyone’s pockets or bags.

  2. How “Forgot Your Password?” Is Losing You Sales
    8/1/2017

    If you’re a merchant who accepts credit cards, you know you’re obliged to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). You’ve also undoubtedly read about the credit card breach settlements, identity theft precautions, and other hassles that Home Depot, Target, and other payment victims have endured.

  3. AV Over IP Creates New ROI Paradigm In Retail Environments
    7/31/2017

    Our lives — at work and play — revolve around computer networks. And in retail, most of the technologies we use are IP-based and connect to, or through, the network: VOIP/telephony, WiFi, cell phones, conferencing, control signals, access control, CCTV, etc. And that’s not to mention the impact of cloud computing on our daily routines. Everything lives through “the network.”

  4. Amazon Spark Feature Allows Users To Shop Via Social Media
    7/25/2017

    Amazon has launched a new content feature on its Amazon mobile app that takes allows users to shop items they see in photos and read about in posts generated by others, according to TechCrunch. Called Amazon Spark, this product discovery feature takes its cues from Social Media. Amazon describes it as “a place to discover things from people who share your interests…Spark makes it easy to discover – and shop – stories and ideas from a community that likes what you like.”

  5. Target Ends Cartwheel Perks And Merges It Into Its Main Target App
    7/24/2017

    Target has announced that it is ending a pilot rewards program via the Cartwheel app, but promises that something better is in the works for customers, according to CNBC. The pilot ran for approximately a year in five markets, including Denver, Houston, San Diego, St. Louis, and Raleigh-Durham. Existing users have until August 27 to earn points and September 27 to redeem them.

  6. 4 Questions Retailers Should Ask Before Making Technical Investments
    7/19/2017

    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.

  7. Voice Ordering Is The New Frontier For Retailers
    7/18/2017

    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.

  8. Walmart Launches New National Competition For VR Developers
    7/17/2017

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

  9. Walmart Celebrates Graduates From Its First Walmart Academy Training Program
    7/10/2017

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

  10. Cin7 Releases One-Click Integration With Walmart Marketplace
    7/5/2017

    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 Walmart.com alongside those being sold by Walmart and other marketplace sellers.