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Retail Trends

Small Space, Big Impact: Why Retailers Are Downsizing Physical Stores

December 8, 2017

Via: The Retail TouchPoints Blog

We’ve heard it all before: “brick-and-mortar is dying.” But retailers are flipping the script on finding value in their physical store locations. Retailers are working to get the most out of their stores rather than just closing up shop. In […]


E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Online holiday spend could break $100B

December 8, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

When contemplating their holiday shopping back in October, more than half of U.S. consumers thought they’d be using their phones to get things done, according to earlier research from Deloitte, though some of that includes using their mobile wallets to […]


Others, Tech

Wired: 7 retail tech startups to watch

December 7, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Stowga’s model has been compared to Airbnb, while Wired described it as “the only marketplace for warehouses.” The company provides retailers with on-demand access to warehouse space, the aim of which is to allow businesses more flexibility in scaling their […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart changing its name to reflect its new focus

December 6, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

Walmart is ending a 48-year habit by removing word “stores” out of its legal name. The discounter on Wednesday announced that it is changing its legal name from Wal-Mart Stores to Walmart Inc., effective Feb. 1, 2018. The move reflects […]


E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Online holiday sales take a big but fleeting dip

December 6, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

This past weekend’s online sales numbers paled in comparison to the weekend before, when Verizon found e-commerce traffic surged 24% on the Saturday after Black Friday, compared to the same day in 2016, and jumped 29% on that Sunday (Nov. […]


Retail Trends

Get Your Store Ready for the Holidays: 40+ Apps, Ideas, and Examples

December 5, 2017

Via: Shopify Blog

However you define “holiday”, you can’t ignore that there’s a certain buzz in the air. The season is upon us. Oh sorry, did you think you were going to get a rest after Black Friday Cyber Monday? As store owners, […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Target rolls out much-anticipated mobile wallet feature

December 5, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Target announced a number of new mobile app features back in September, and said this one was on the way. The timing of the launch, in the middle of the holiday season, couldn’t be better — well, unless you’re already […]


Retail Types, Stores

Deal of the Year: Amazon buys Whole Foods

December 4, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Last year in March, Amazon unveiled its first physical bookstore. Now there are 13, and three more are slated for 2018. In May, the company launched its first grocery pick up location. Now there are two. In August, the e-commerce […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

Technology of the Year: Alexa

December 4, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Alexa, can you help me make a sale? Voice is taking off and retailers are already scrambling to cash in. In May, eMarketer released a forecast estimating that 5.6 million Americans will use a voice-activated assistant device at least once […]


Retail Trends, Uncategorized

Gen Z is late to holiday shopping

December 1, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Black Friday may be in the past but holiday shopping is far from over if you’re a part of Gen Z, the generation born between 1995 and 2009. For marketers, this means there’s still an opportunity to connect with these […]