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10 Strategies Key Retail Players are Digging Right Now

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

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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Store Closures Signal a Big Shift in Strategy

Over the past few years, we’ve seen the dissolution of many large brick-and-mortar stores both internationally and in Canada, including Walmart (154 stores), Finish Line (150 stores), Gap (35 stores) and more. While big-box department stores like Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue are expanding, other retailers are closing due to declining sales, high rent and the struggle to compete in an extremely competitive retail environment.

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Dominating Retail: Drone by Drone

It’s not a surprise to anyone that Amazon was probably the biggest disruptor to retail we have ever seen and as you are likely aware, Amazon is further seeking to disrupt retail, and other major industries with the introduction of new ways to deliver you items cheaper and faster. 

 

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Making the Retailers' Case for Subscription Boxes

I thought I would take a break from blogging about my favorite topic of payments and share with you a bit about my other love… subscription boxes.

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Retailers LOVE Valentine’s Day

It would seem that when it comes to retail, a re-write may be in order for Nat King Cole’s classic L-O-V-E song.

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A Guide to Guideshops: The Pros & Cons of A New Retail Experience

We often look at purchasing options with a two-dimensional focus: either the physical, brick and mortar stores or the online, e-tailer. As consumer demand has changed, many brands have moved to strategies that include both physical and online stores.

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Amazon’s Private Clothing Initiative Could Disrupt the Whole Industry

By now, you've probably heard of Amazon's not-so-secret plan to dominate the apparel market. Amazon has recently launched 7 private fashion labels that sell a range of mid-priced apparel and accessories for men, women and children.

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6 Tips On Embracing Webrooming With Instagram

In our recent blog, The Changing Omnichannel Shopper, we elaborated on bridging the online and offline experiences for changing consumer habits. It’s become increasingly clear that webrooming is just as important as showrooming, if not more so.

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[Video] See What You May Have Missed on Day 1 of NRF 2016

Day Two of NRF Retail's Big Show is officially underway. iQmetrix's booth (#4325) will once again be packed full of the latest in customer experience technology and solutions to power and streamline retailers' back-of-house operations. 

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5 Reasons You Won't Want to Miss us at NRF 2016

It's time for Retail's BIG Show, we've got 5 BIG reasons for you to check out the iQmetrix booth experience.


5. Let's Talk Retail Over a Cup of Joe

NRF can be a whirlwind. Skip the long lines and recharge with some coffee (on us) while we chat about the latest in retail technology.


4. Metrics at Play

Be among the first to see the latest in data visualization. You'll never look at your metrics the same way again!


3. Experience Our End-to-End Retail Tour

How does our POS work with endless aisle? What does it look like to manage content on the back-end? Where does digital signage and eCommerce come into play? Depending on your retail focus, we've got a unique demo story to show you.


2. Build a Shelf

Like Build-a-Bear except this won't sit in the back of your child's closet after 3 days. Build a shelf is your opportunity to see what endless aisle would look like with your own products - right in our booth!


1. We'll Help You Unbox Retail

Our platform technology can connect with your existing systems to simplify complex tech stacks so all your systems can finally work together.


Visit us at booth #4325 to see how we unbox retail in order to streamline your back-end operations to create a truly connected experience.

 
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The 3 C's of Retail's Future: Consciousness, Customization, Care

Like most things in life, when looking at the future of retail, a good indicator of where we are going is to look at where we have been. Since 2010, the way people shop has drastically changed with social media and technology booms. Not only can we now shop wherever and whenever we want, but everyone is now a critic, and we can get a wide range of reviews about products from multiple perspectives.

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The Changing Omnichannel Shopper

The entire retail industry is more than informed on the fact that their consumers and their respective consumer habits are changing. New shopping patterns have been evolving for the past 20 years as e-commerce has consistently accounted for more and more retail sales. In more recent years, m-commerce and ‘online in-store’ channels have become more and more prevalent as retailers strive to complete the sale at every possible touchpoint. 

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