Articles Tagged ‘retail’


Retailers must embrace in-store pickup

January 29, 2015

Despite the obvious benefits, many retailers still hold the view that the in-store pickup process is too complicated and costly to warrant investment.

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Design and the future of retail in quest of millennials

January 28, 2015

As more millennials use smartphones for everyday purchases, they are rapidly shaping the future of the retail industry by changing how consumers buy products.

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7 areas for retailers to pay attention in year of cautious optimism

January 26, 2015

There is no doubt that there are challenges ahead for retailers, but in general, conditions are being termed as cautiously optimistic. With that said, here are a few things to pay attention to as we wrap up January.

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Stage Stores amplifies engagement by 133pc with mobile chat

January 21, 2015

Department store company Stage Stores saw a 133 percent increase above their standard response rate from its use of mobile chat to ask shoppers what holiday items they were still looking for in their last-minute purchases.

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Why are so few retailers achieving true omnichannel functionality – and is it even possible?

January 8, 2015

The inherent belief within the retail industry is that omnichannel has an endpoint: at some point, a retailer will achieve a state of “omnichannel bliss.”

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Mobile barcode transactions on uptick for brands, retailers

December 29, 2014

Mobeam, a provider of light-based mobile commerce technology, and its Beep’nGo solution, claim to have powered more than 10 million barcode transactions in the past eight months in more than 200 countries and territories, shining light to how prominent these solutions are anticipated to be in 2015.

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In-store cognitive apps will solve retail’s biggest challenge

December 26, 2014

Have you ever been shopping in a retail store and known more about a product than the sales assistant?

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Local businesses join beacon coalitions for mobile presence

December 4, 2014

As buzz about beacons continues, small, local businesses are banding together and experimenting with the technology to leverage their collective power to provide greater value and reach.

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Walmart sees 70pc of Thanksgiving traffic from mobile

December 3, 2014

Walmart’s revenue results from Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday reveal mobile drove approximately 70 percent of traffic to Walmart.com, reflecting the growing role of smartphones and tablets in the path to purchase.

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Marrying retail and digital for bricks-and-mortar stores

November 18, 2014

While the bricks-and-mortar store will always be a part of the consumer’s repertoire, it needs to be refreshed to avoid the decline seen in music and video retail industry counterparts – who shunned rather than embraced the technological revolution.

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