New payment technologies have made significant strides in improving both the payment solution and overall in-store experience for shoppers. Merchants are now tasked with understanding the benefits and drawbacks of such payment innovations and are wading through the waters to find the perfect payment fit.
There is a lot of emphasis on brick-and-mortar stores getting in tune with changes, and steps to help them better serve a changing retail environment. But what about the other way around?
The famous motto of Boy Scouts around the world, and even more famous as sung by Scar in the Lion King.
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.
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?
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.
Our team attended eTail East 2016 in Boston last week along with the top retailers across the continent all looking to transform retail together.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.