Unlike websites, stores can inspire their customers into loyalty with a single shopping experience. Great store brands capitalize on the holiday shopping season to build brand bonds with the power to extend well beyond January. Retail brands that will win this holiday season — and the rest of the year — employ many of the following strategies. By Deb Gabor, founder, Sol Marketing
Everywhere you look companies are talking about using artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots, or virtual assistants as part of their ecommerce strategy. More often than not, these types of technologies are still in the “hype” phase: a lot of speculation, but not much implementation. By Jason Woosley, SVP Product and Technology, Magento
Ask most retail store employees today what’s the most high-tech equipment they use in their jobs on a regular basis and they’ll probably tell you it’s their handheld barcode scanner; technology widely adopted and reliably deployed since 1982 — the same year the Commodore 64 was released. This is not an industry that quickly embraces new gadgets. By Justin Patton, Director of the Auburn University RFID Lab
Listen in as IRT’s Chief Editor, Erin Harris, talks to GTS’ VP of Marketing, JR Rodrigues, about some of the next-gen ways retailers can leverage batteries to run their operations more effectively.
Think you know everything about batteries’ effect on your retail organization? Think again. Listen in as JR Rodrigues, VP Marketing at Global Technology Systems, talks innovation in battery technology with Innovative Retail Technologies’ Chief Editor, Erin Harris. They cover what’s truly new and different in battery and charger technology and why you can’t afford to overlook it.
From heartbreak to hope: The remarkable journey forward of a community in crisis and the volunteers who are helping to pave the way.
Listen in as Andrew Bagrin, founder and CEO of My Digital Shield, talks to Innovative Retail Technologies’ Chief Editor, Erin Harris, about four important ways small to midsize retailers can and should secure their businesses against hackers and cyber-attacks this holiday shopping season.
Listen in as Molham Aref, CEO and Kevin Sterneckert, Executive VP of Marketing at Predictix talk to Innovative Retail Technologies’ Editor in Chief, Erin Harris, about how machine learning is used in retail and how it improves merchandising and supply chain operations. During this insightful podcast, Aref and Sterneckert define machine learning and outline the benefits for retailers who adopt it to improve the decision-making process.
With the ever-increasing impact of digital channels on consumer behavior, retailers need better tools and approaches to remain competitive.
In RSR's latest Omni-Channel Benchmark Report, you'll learn whether new view of the retail shopper translates into retailers finally taking definitive action, or makes significant progress in achieving an omni-channel strategy.
Small to midsize retailers (SMRs) have an advantage — size — and agility and nimbleness to consistently meet consumer needs. Or do they? This report describes some of the common capabilities that retailers possess in order to create and capitalize on agility to outperform the competitive field. This year we ask several IDC Retail Insights experts what they recommend small to midsize retailers do in several key functional competency areas.
The In-Store Systems and Operations resource center focuses on products and content in the Kiosk, Digital Signage, Merchandise Management, Payment Processing, POS Peripheral, POS Solution, Workforce Management, Task Management, and In-Store Mobile Technology.
Kiosks and Digital Signage include in-store and exterior displays of any scale that utilize unique features, graphics, tablets, displays, and other technology to attract customers and/or allow them to interact with products. These displays can include point-of-purchase displays, retail display kiosks, and interactive kiosks.
Merchandise management software helps retailers manage merchandising, inventory control, sales promotion, and other topics. Merchandise management solutions allow you to analyze, order, price, and distribute your inventory throughout your channels, often with real-time data. Many merchandise management solutions integrate with ERP systems and other common software.
POS Peripherals and POS Solutions encompass the large range of POS hardware and software that is available to retailers. POS peripherals include cash registers, cash drawers, receipt printers, mobile printers, tablets, handhelds, rugged devices, and more. POS solutions encompass the different types of POS software that is available including on-premise, software-as-a-service, and hybrid services.
Workforce Management and Task Management software provide retailers with a way to electronically approve, execute, and verify tasks, track employee time, schedule and monitor shifts, predict shift requirements, and much more.
SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, announced that SATO Holdings established a 100% owned sales subsidiary SATO Taiwan Co., Ltd. The new company will begin sales from February.
Hear from a group of experts on how your packaging can perform well in all situations while minimizing material usage.
Hear from a group of experts how you can better optimize your packaging to meet the demands of retail parcel shipping.
Alton Lane is an innovative provider of men's professional and social attire. Their approach is built around delivering personalized experiences and fully customized garments to their clients. Watch the Alton Lane leadership discuss their company's growing success with NetSuite.
Lovesac is an innovative retailer selling patented furniture products with a focus on customer love. Watch the Lovesac leadership team share their story and discuss how they leverage NetSuite’s technology to support their customers and their products, including their use of NetSuite’s retail point of sale solution, SuiteCommerce InStore.