The 5 Most-read iQmetrix Articles of 2019

We've got tons in store for 2020. And with January coming to a close, we thought we'd gather up the popular posts of 2019 to help you make 2020 the most efficient year yet. 

There were some clear winners (you really loved the 29 relatable memes for wireless retailers) and some close runners up (like how visuals affect consumer behaviour), but the majority of you gravitated towards posts that would help your business run even more efficiently - which is exactly why we're here! 

Without further ado, here are the 5 posts from iQmetrix that you found helpful, informative, or insightful last year. 

1. What is Specialty Retail?

If you’re in retail and you research trends, news, or software solutions online, you might have heard the term “specialty retail” floating around. But it hardly ever comes with a clear definition and without that clear understanding, confusion can thrive and grow.

A specialty retail store is a retail store that focuses on specific product categories, as opposed to retailers who sell a large number of consumer goods categories. With a one-stop convenience shop being able to offer the consumer so many options all at once, what can a specialty retailer offer a consumer that a “Walmart” can’t?

2. What is Endless Aisle? Two Important But Very Different Definitions

Endless aisle refers to the concept of using enabling customers in your stores to virtually browse or order a wide range of products that are either out of stock or not sold in-store and have them shipped to the store or their home. And there are at least two different ways you can implement an endless aisle approach. By using them together, you can create an in-store experience that delights your customers and differentiates you from other retailers.

3. 7 Benefits of Having a Modern Payment System in Your Corner

A modern payment system directly integrates to your point of sale and delivers a robust payment experience for both merchant and customer. It connects merchants to a total payment ecosystem, from merchant services to remote terminal solutions, to hardware procurement.With a modern payment system in your corner, payments can transition from being a cost center to a key competitive advantage for your business. 

4. There's a Problem With FierceWireless's "Most Powerful People in Wireless Tech" List

While some incredible executives made FierceWireless's list, we wanted to take a moment to call attention to the breakdown of those 26 people. Because 25 of them were men. Only 1 was a woman.

For many a reason, those numbers are problematic. And that's not on FierceWireless, who has been actively involved in curating and compiling similar lists of powerful women in wireless in the past. The onus lies on the industry. Because though we've come a long way, tech is a space that has not always been easy (or safe) for women to occupy.

5. 29 Relatable Memes for Wireless Retailers

he wireless industry is complicated, ever-changing, and full of highs and lows. If you're in the industry and work to make every customer's dream come true, you get it. With so many cell phone retailers striving for the same goal—customer satisfaction and increased sales—we're all in it together. The iQmetrix team searched the internet to find and create groan-worthy, "that's totally me" memes for anyone who has worked in wireless retail. 

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