Customers and employees are smarter and more demanding than ever. And today’s current generation of associates expect a work environment that is digital and “smart.” In terms of workforce management (labor scheduling, time and attendance, and task management), that means solutions that run on smart phones and mobile devices are a prerequisite for retailers.
Mobile wallets have been around for years now, and industry experts have called them The Next Big Thing in payments for their entire existence. But adoption rates have never quite matched up to the enthusiasm and excitement—while mobile wallet share is increasing month to month, it's still dwarfed by physical card transactions.
The most used and most widely supported mobile operating system for enterprise operations – Windows ® Embedded Handheld 6.5 (WEH 6.5) – is nearing its end of life and there is no clear-cut migration path for the millions of business users that depend on it.
Mobile coupon popularity is growing rapidly in the retail sector. One analyst firm, solely focused on mobile, predicts that mobile coupons redeemed will almost double between 2014 and 2019 to more than 31 billion.
The pressure to create an integrated shopping experience in support of omni-channel retail strategies is very real. But there is no “finish line” when it comes to omni-channel success. It’s not just a matter of creating the right experience, it’s a matter of creating a better experience than the guys down the street…and sustaining it.
Retailer Innovation Award recipients aren’t just doing something new, they’re reaping the business reward for the execution of their innovation.
Planet Retail details how mobile technologies enable meaningful customer experiences and how retailers must evolve to keep pace.
A Q&A With Matt Pillar & Lina Yang I Director, Hershey’s Advanced Technology & Foresight Lab
How Best Buy Canada is letting its customers define their experience with the brand and expanding its e-commerce market share along the way.
As the groundwork for enterprisewide data visibility falls into place, a game of connect-the-data dots is playing out in stores.
Janam Technologies LLC, a leadingprovider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, announced today that Draeger’s Supermarkets, an upscale grocery chain in one of the most tech-savvy cities in the United States, has deployed XG3 rugged mobile computers from Janam to improve inventory management in its grocery and housewares departments.