Retail Operations Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: Intuit Partners with Verizon to offer GoPayment Card Reader

Intuit has teamed up with Verizon to offer its plug-in card reader -- called GoPayment -- in Verizon's company to company retailing channels, as well as in their 2,000-plus retail locations.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Erply's New Cardswipe 'Clip' for iOS Devices

Last month, we blogged about VeriFone’s cardswipe case for the iPad, which allows retailers to take credit card payments anywhere in the store. This case improves on Square's headphone jack accessory.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Retailers Must Embrace In-Store Smartphone Use

Will Reese recently wrote an article for Fast Company Design (Aug. 18) calling out retailers' failure (to date) to engage with customers who are using their smartphones in-store.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Major Retailers Sending Receipts via E-mail

Stephanie Clifford of the New York Times recently wrote (Aug. 7) about the growing trend among major U.S. retailers to issue paperless receipts via e-mail.

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Daily Dose of iQ: The Importance of Selling to Female Consumers

We've published articles in the past about catering to female shoppers, and research has shown that baby-boomer women are the most influential consumer demographic for buying goods and services.

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RQ4 Tips: How to Ensure Inventory Accuracy

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These tips will give you better control over your inventory on hand numbers, allowing you to better monitor which items sell and don’t sell, so you aren’t keeping non-selling items in stock," says iQmetrix Customer Success Manager Sean Webster.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Making QR Codes Look Cool

Amy-Mae Elliott revealed 15 Beautiful and Creative QR Codes on Mashable.com (July 23).

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Daily Dose of iQ: Amex Partners with Sprint to Offer its 'Serve' Mobile Wallet App

Earlier this week, American Express announced its first carrier deal for its Serve mobile payment platform. Sprint will make Serve's mobile wallet application available in the Sprint Zone for customers using select Android phones.

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Daily Dose of iQ: 5 Ways to Use Mobile In-Store

RetailCustomerExperience.com published an article today about retailers' ability to connect with customers' smartphones to generate in-store purchases.

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PayPal Moves Into the NFC Arena

RCR Wireless is reporting that PayPal is planning to launch a new application for Android devices later this summer that leverages near field communication technology to provide a peer-to-peer commerce offering. The new Android widget can fulfill transactions by tapping two devices together. The video in the RCR Wireless article displays how this might work.

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Use QR Codes as an Extension of Your Corporate Identity

Unless you've been living under a rock, QR codes are finding their way into your day-to-day life.  If you have been unfortunate enough to be trapped under a rock, a quick response (QR) code is a two dimensional code that can be scanned and read by smartphone cameras to transfer information. The information can then be encoded to text, add a vCard contact, open a URL, or much more.

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Summit Video: Excelling at Inventory Management, hosted by Ryan Donald

iQmetrix Customer Success Manager Ryan Donald hosted this session at the 2010 Wireless Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. You can watch it in its entirety, by clicking on the video below:

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mobile Payments Set to Take Off

Juniper Research predicts NFC transactions will reach $670 billion by 2015, up from $240 billion this year.

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