Retail Operations Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: 2011 Mobile Year in Review

"2011 wasn't just the year of mobile. It was the year mobile took over the world," says The Mobile Future, in its 2011 Mobile Year in Review video (below):

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Daily Dose of iQ: The 'Retailtainment' Concept of Making Your Store a Destination

Retail technology is a hot topic this holiday season, with the collision of online, mobile and in-store retail, not to mention the increased use of apps and social commerce as well.

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Daily Dose of iQ: The Importance of Building Trust to Convert Sales

Martin Lindstrom, author of Brandwashed and Buyology, wrote a column for Fast Company yesterday about the role that trust plays in the sales process.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Future Retail Trends in the 'Information Age'

Right now, everybody seems to be talking about virtual/online retail moving into physical stores.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Openspace Begins Selling Apps in a Physical Store

Apps are confined to your browser or to your mobile devices, so why would anyone try to sell apps in a brick-and-mortar store? You simply download them from the app store and that's it, right?

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mobile Devices Put Power of BI in Hands of Front-Line Employees

Ann All of IT Business Edge wrote a column yesterday about the trend of business intelligence (BI) moving away from just senior executives and more into the mainstream -- BI is apparently becoming increasingly accessed by front-line employees.

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Daily Dose of iQ: [Infographic] Tablets and Smartphones Assist in Holiday Shopping

Last week (Dec. 8) eMarketer.com reported new stats from a Google/Ipsos holiday shopping study.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Social Commerce Infographic Breaks Down One of the Biggest Marketing Trends of 2011

Marketing blogger Drew McLellan posted a wicked social commerce infographic a couple days ago and his timing couldn't be better.

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Daily Dose of iQ: What Androidland Means for Independent Wireless Retailers

Yesterday, we blogged about Amazon using brick-and-mortar stores as its showrooms. But what if the online giant builds its own physical stores?

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Daily Dose of iQ: With Price Check App, Amazon Looks to Undersell Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Yet Again

As if it weren’t enough that Amazon was selling high-end smartphones for a penny on Black Friday, the company is now promising to undersell brick-and-mortar retailers on virtually anything –- and undersell them by 5 bucks too.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Verizon is blocking Google Wallet... Oh wait, they're not.

News came out today that Verizon Wireless was blocking the Google Wallet mobile payment app for use on its network via the new Galaxy Nexus, which is due for release later this month.

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iQmetrix at CETW: A Conference Recap

Earlier this month, I attended Consumer Engagement Technology World (CETW) in New York City, where Gerald Buchko, VP of Sales & Marketing from Jump.caspoke on a panel about Jump's XQ Interactive Retail implementation.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Black Friday RQ4 Stats, Big Day for Mobile

Black Friday 2011 Sales of Android Phones Rise, Match iPhone Sales

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