Retail Operations Posts

Securing Retail (TEAM Wireless case study - Flipbook attached)

As TEAM Wireless began to grow, the company needed a more sophisticated way to manage the expanding business and handle increasingly complex inventory. What TEAM Wireless needed was a system that could grow with the company and, for TEAM Wireless, security was
the number-one priority.

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With 'Trax,' Suppliers Gauge Product Displays via Mobile Photos

Yesterday, we came across a company that uses "computer vision technology" to help manufacturers and suppliers audit inventory, shelf displays and product promotions in-store, simply by taking a photo with a phone or tablet.

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DoorDash Partners with 7-Eleven to Deliver Convenience Goods

TechCrunch reported today on DoorDash, which recently partnered with 7-Eleven to expand its delivery service beyond its usual restaurant meals.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Canopy, 'A More Enjoyable Way' to Browse Amazon

I recently moved into a new place and I happen to be on a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. I figured, I should take advantage of the trial and get some stuff for my new apartment. While searching for “best amazon prime products” and “products for the home on amazon” (I was looking for a blog or something that gave me not only ideas to decorate my place but also links to actually buy the products off Amazon), I stumbled on Canopy. 

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Daily Dose of iQ: IndoorAtlas Maps Stores by Magnetic Field, Not by Beacons

Entrepreneur's Emily Price wrote (Aug. 24) about how a local mall's "magnetic signature" may provide an easier way to enable consumer navigation by smartphone than beacons.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Top Reason for Mobile Cart Abandonment: Slow Loading Time

A recent Jumio/Harris Interactive study found that 56% of U.S. smartphone users have abandoned a mobile transaction. This figure is down from 66% of respondents in 2013.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Meet 'Kik,' The Messaging App All the Kids Are Using

Today, I read a Forbes article about Kik, a Canadian messaging app that is "racing to build a global chat platform."

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Daily Dose of iQ: How People Use Mobile Apps, Pinterest In-Store

I found a couple of articles today that identified what people are using a) retailer mobile apps and b) Pinterest for, while they're shopping in-store.

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Daily Dose of iQ: What Macy’s and J.Crew’s New ‘Outlet’ Stores Mean for Retail

Last week (Aug. 13), Susan Reda of NRF News wrote about Macy's and J.Crew's new entries into the discount spinoff market. Macy's new outlet store, called "Macy's Backstage" will debut this fall; J.Crew Mercantile debuted in Dallas last month.

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Daily Dose of iQ: 'Wisher' App Notifies Users When Shopping Near Desired Gifts

Today, we discovered an app on Springwise called "Wisher," which allows users to identify desired gift items for their friends and family (via the app).

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Daily Dose of iQ: Macy's, Bloomingdale's Expand Same-Day Delivery

Retail TouchPoints' Alicia Fiorletta reported today that Macy's and Bloomingdale's are expanding their same-day delivery to nine additional markets after a successful 2014 pilot.

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Daily Dose of iQ: New Google Feature Shows You A Business' Peak Hours

On Tuesday (July 28), Google announced in a blog post its new search feature, which allows users to search a business and view its busiest times, to presumably pick when you can go there to avoid long lines, service delays and the like.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Retailers Looking to Compete with Amazon Prime

Amazon's Prime Day last week may have gotten mixed reviews, but one thing is for sure, there is a market for free shipping on an e-commerce subscription basis.

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