Retail Operations Posts

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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Daily Dose of iQ: Friday Mobile News Roundup

John Lewis QR Code Store in the U.K.

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Daily Dose of iQ: SIM-based NFC Supported by 45 Carriers Worldwide

Engadget reported today that NFC hardware can be embedded into SIM cards and 45 of the world's largest wireless carriers are on board with this practice, to be adopted as the GSM Association's standard.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Hiring Young People via Social Media

Wireless retailers are always on the lookout for new recruits and recent stats from Jobvite indicate a good place to start is on Facebook and other social networks. In fact, more people are finding jobs via Facebook than LinkedIn.

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The Gaylord Texan Hotel Welcomes Central Texas Verizon Agents

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of staying at any Gaylord property knows what we mean by a luxurious experience, and such was the case recently as Verizon Agents were treated to some down home hospitality deep in the heart of Texas. Indirect agents from the Central Texas region were hosted by Verizon for a two-day golf tournament and meetings. 

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mobile Payments Big this Holiday Season

VentureBeat reports that Intel and Mastercard are teaming up to improve security and the user experience of online shopping.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Trendwatching.com Examines 'the Prestige' of Getting Deals

What is driving the trend of daily deal sites and mobile discounts? Trendwatching.com set out to answer this question.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Square's Card Case App Goes Hands-Free; Apple Offers In-store Pick Up, Self-Checkout

A few months ago, I wrote that Square's credit-card-swiping dongle for iPhones and iPads didn't look secure. No matter, it appears the San Francisco-based company isn't prepared to hang its hat on swipe technology. With a new update to its Card Case app, its users won't have to use their credit cards or their phones to pay anymore.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Brings 'Street View' Inside Buildings

Google is taking its Street View technology -- which allows users to view 360-degree street images when clicking on locations in Google Maps -- inside buildings.

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