Retail Trends Posts

3 Ways to Bring Your Store Into the Future

Sep 28,2016 — Juan Sanchez

The convenience of online shopping is increasingly appealing to today’s consumer. With Amazon recently announcing same-day delivery in two major cities in Canada – the pressure on brick-and-mortar retailers is stronger than ever.

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What Will The Blended Store Look Like?

Sep 26,2016 — Beth Wanner

We’ve all heard the key to omnichannel is successfully blending online and in-store. But what does that actually look like when you walk into the store of the future?

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The Future of Retail: Emotion, Experience & Empowerment

Sep 21,2016 — Megan Howse

The content from IRDC was so inspiring we just had to share more! For part one of our key takeaways check out our previous blog here.

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An eTail East Recap: Bridging Digital & Physical

Aug 23,2016 — Megan Howse

Our team attended eTail East 2016 in Boston last week along with the top retailers across the continent all looking to transform retail together. 

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Where Did All The Big Box Retailers Go?

Apr 25,2016 — Brayden Gervan

Think about a big box store in your hometown.  The institution that stands larger than life, with the massive parking lot, where you can go and spend half a day shopping for pretty much anything you need and waiting in line for the other half.  

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Chatbots In An Omnichannel World

Apr 06,2016 — Aaron Shauf

Is the next step in engaging customers chatting with robots? More companies are betting that this is the way we are going. Chatbots, or chatterbots, are a computer program that conduct a conversation, whether an audible one or via a texting platform.

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Forget The Meatballs! IKEA Does Virtual Reality

Apr 05,2016 — Lana Chunn

Ohhh Ikea. The Swedish meatballs, cheap furniture, fun knick-knacks... as if we needed another reason to go to your stores and then you go and announce your foray into virtual reality!

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Don't Shoot The Facebook Messenger: Use It To Pay

Apr 01,2016 — Lana Chunn

Facebook Messenger may soon become far more than a chat client, with the social networking service apparently planning to offer in-store purchases through its mobile app, after the company signaled it could partner with Apple Pay for retail checkouts.

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10 Strategies Key Retail Players are Digging Right Now

Mar 30,2016 — Lana Chunn

We recently teamed up with RIS to sponsor the 26th Annual Retail Technology Study and while we don't mean to toot our own horns, there are some pretty neat findings in all of this data. This year's study was conducted in January and February and is based on input from over 100 respondents from national or large regional retail chains. We've gone through the study with a fine-tooth comb and decided to break it down into a bite-sized list covering key elements and discoveries in the study. 

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The Future of High-End Tech Accessories

Mar 24,2016 — Kevin Cundiff

We’ve heard the trends, predictions and insights about consumer electronics a million times. Devices will become more specialized. The newly released iPhone has revolutionary features. IoT is everywhere. The list goes on.

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