The Latest Scoop on Retail

How Can You Redefine Retail?

A new year, a new you… right? As 2016 comes to a close, consumers are hoping for a new retail experience too.

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Jingle Bells: Why the Festive In-Store Experience Sells

‘Tis the season when the shoppers are out in full force and retailers are looking to capitalize on the impending sales.

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3 Ways to Transfer Your E-Commerce Presence to an In-Store Experience

Forget what people have been saying for years: brick-and-mortar isn't dead. It's telling when online giants, such as Amazon, have decided to open more brick-and-mortar locations. In fact, a 2016 PwC report says that physical stores are "operating from a position of strength."

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3 Alternatives to Traditional Retail Inventory Management Practices

Inventory management is a balancing act. If there's a shortage of merchandise, retailers may lose out on potential sales. If there's too much, retailers may have to deal with warehouse costs, spoiled products, out-of-season goods, or other concerns.

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Beyond Black Friday? A Shift in Thinking

The retail weekend of the year has come and gone, and as usual for the weeks leading up to, the day of and the days following, we as consumers have been inundated with the best deal or the most exclusive deal.

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Orchestrate Your Brand Stage: 6 Ways to Design The Perfect Retail Experience

In today’s shopping world you cannot JUST be a retailer. You must be an orchestrator for each shopper. You must design such an in-store experience that your customers want to keep returning. 

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Are Chatbots The Future of Retail?

How many times have you heard the phrase "this is the next big thing in retail"?
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Intelligent Metrics: What Are Your Customers Telling You?

I recently found myself wondering how the mass-hysteria over the new presidency in the U.S. will impact shopping habits.

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Sink or Swim: Why Omnichannel is Becoming a Must For Modern Retailers

Omnichannel no longer separates a few brands from the pack—it has become the gold standard for retail marketing. 

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Flight Plan: 4 Steps to Pilot In-Store Technology

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Never mind, it’s better. It’s an in-store technology pilot that can help you provide a unique brand experience for your customers.

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Using POS Data to Understand and Improve Profitability

According to an IBM survey, 62% of retailers say that big data and analytics give them a competitive advantage in their field. In order for companies to succeed, they need to leverage the analytics that today's best point-of-sale (POS) systems can provide.

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Gonna Get Down On (Black) Friday

Black Friday is less than two weeks away and the forecast is, well, muddled. If you take a look for sources, one can find reports that spending on Black Friday in 2015 both increased and also reports that it decreased over the year prior.

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3 Facts About Shopper Psychology to Guide Your Visual Merchandising Efforts

Not all consumers have the same preferences, but research into shopper psychology suggests there are plenty of ways brick-and-mortar stores can appeal to their patrons. 

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