Retail IT White Papers

  1. May Retail Returns Trends & Analysis
    6/15/2015

    The Retail Equation (TRE) publishes the annual Consumer Returns in the Retail Industry report intended to shed light on return trends and, ultimately, help retailers compare and improve their business processes.

  2. Data Security For Retail Consumers — Perceptions, Expectations And Potential Impacts
    6/12/2015

    Over the past few years, the personal information of millions of credit and debit card users has been jeopardized through data breaches at major retail stores, causing heightened concern and loss of sales.

  3. Introducing A ‘Green’ Option For Barcode Scanning
    6/12/2015

    This white paper provides a brief overview of supercapacitor power sources, explains the benefits and limitations to using supercapacitor-powered scanners at point-of-sale and other use cases, and highlights the important performance, cost and environmental differences between battery-powered and supercapacitor-powered scanners in retail environments.

  4. Top Ten Reasons Retailers Upgrade To Area-Imagers
    6/12/2015

    This white paper explores how today’s highly developed area-imaging scanners enable greater capability and flexibility, putting far more productivity into the hands of retail employees and allowing for revenue-generating mobile marketing initiatives. Plus, imagers are capable of supporting retailer’s mobile marketing programs, capturing mobile coupons right off customers’ smartphone screens or automatically collecting their information from ID cards for loyalty program auto-enrollment.

  5. Optimizing For The Global Consumer
    6/10/2015

    Customs and other cross-border ship- ping issues can create challenges with getting products to global consumers. With expert guidance, retailers can navigate a shipping strategy that makes the e-commerce fulfillment experience seam- less for consumers around the block and around the world.

  6. Enterprise Mobility In An Omnichannel World
    5/20/2015

    These days, businesses use more mobile devices and handheld computers than ever before. Enterprises rely on these devices to provide the data they need to operate intelligently and efficiently. The growth in enterprise mobility is directly related to the need to adopt omnichannel strategies.

  7. Mythbusting In The Warehouse: Three Things To Know About Voice-WMS Integration
    5/20/2015

    One of the first things people ask when investigating voice picking and other mobile applications for their DC is “how will the new applications work with my existing systems?” This paper addresses three of the common myths and misperceptions about adding new mobile applications to existing host or warehouse management systems (WMS).

  8. Smart Print Engines Solve Problems: Key Considerations For Selecting The Right One
    5/19/2015

    The print engine is the heart of any print-and-apply labeling system, and selecting the right one for your application can mean the difference between a successful installation and one that causes costly downtime because of mechanical failures or print quality issues.

  9. Achieve Unified Commerce With The Right Technology
    5/7/2015

    It’s very simple, customers perceive and shop retail brands not channels. This simple premise is the catalyst for retailers shifting their focus to a holistic customer experience and what we term “unified commerce.” Retailers can no longer fragment that experience by channel, but must deliver a customer experience that transcends channels. Unified commerce is the new retail paradigm, driven by the customer that is forever redefining retail.

  10. Warehouse Mobility: Beyond Voice And RF
    5/4/2015

    A new class of mobile work execution solutions is transforming warehouse operations by shattering the distinctions between RF/barcode scanning systems and voice-picking applications. These smart warehouse apps combine voice direction, speech recognition, device displays, and barcode scanning to optimize hands-on warehouse tasks. They enable process and workflow innovations that drive new levels of accuracy and productivity above and beyond what was possible with earlier voice-only or scan-only systems.