In iQmetrix’s Survival Guide for Wireless Retailers, we take a look at where the industry began and where we are now. As the guide puts it, “Looking back on how far we’ve come in just a decade, and knowing what’s on the horizon (think Internet of Things and billions of connected devices), the future is very bright for wireless retailers, if they can keep up with the speed of innovation and consumer expectations. It will be survival of the fittest, and the battleground will be the point of sale.”
With an estimated 30,000 people attending the debut of Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA), it’s sure to become one of the premier events of the wireless industry.
With e-commerce sales taking an increasing amount of the retail market share over the past few years, there has been speculation that brick-and-mortar stores will not stand the test of time.
Prepaid dealers in the wireless industry are facing a variety of constraints. Dealers need to ensure they are staying a cut above the rest and implementing features and products that can help them bring in extra revenue and create a great experience for their staff and customers.
With the surge towards online shopping, is the end near for traditional wireless retail space?
It’s the 10-year anniversary of the Prepaid Expo and this year’s lineup offers a packed schedule full of valuable content that we’ve all come to expect from this event.
Choosing a new cell phone can come with a lot of pressure; not only are they expensive, but with so many choices it can be hard to know if you're buying the right one. That's why wireless retailers who don't use omnichannel technologies are starting at a disadvantage when you decide it's time for a new phone.
Inventory management is not only important for retailers, it’s one of the most important aspects in running a successful wireless retail business. According to SCDigest, U.S. retailers are holding approximately $1.43 in inventory for every $1 of sales they capture.
August is here! Why am I so excited you ask? Well, it brings with it International Beer Day, Friendship Day, and International Hangover Day; so please, through August 4 – 6th, grab a cold beer, celebrate your friendships, and then help one another through your impending hangovers. But that’s not the only reason I’m excited about August. August also means the highly anticipated iQmetrix Meetup is only one month away!
The media has been having a field day lately predicting the demise of retail stores. A recent Fox Business article declared “RIP Retail.” So why are we still talking about investing in brick-and-mortar as the future of retail? Because the store still plays an incredibly important role in many customers’ shopper journeys – whether it begins or ends online.
Shopping used to be one-dimensional. You would either go to the store, or buy something out of a catalog, and that was it. Today, there are so many different ways to shop that not only can the experience be more fun, it can also feel limitless. After all, you can also buy almost anything from anywhere and have it arrive at your door within days.
Over the years, iQmetrix has worked with some of the biggest and smallest retailers in the wireless industry. We have learned so much through osmosis, and have become well-known as wireless retail experts. We are humbled by how much we have learned from our clients, how much more we can learn, and by how excited we are to brave the future with them.