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Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Retail Types, Stores

BJ’s expands toy selection for the holidays

September 19, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Toys R Us faced heavy competition from mass merchants and Amazon for years leading up to its disastrous 2017 holiday season and subsequent liquidation. Its failure opened a $1.3 billion hole in the domestic toy market, into which retailers of […]


In-Store Media, Others, Tech

The Market @ Macy’s debuts ahead of the holidays

September 18, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

NEW YORK — Macy’s is kicking its transformation up a notch with yet more curated partnerships and technology investments aimed at offering more categories, consolidating space and driving store traffic. “We’re going back to the way department stores used to […]


Retail Trends

Instagram expands shopping features to boost brands’ direct sales

September 18, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Instagram’s newest shopping features help to close the loop between product discovery and direct transactions among the app’s more than 90 million users who tap specially tagged photos to see product information on shoppable posts. Mobile marketers can still control […]


Retail Trends

Mobile to drive 68% of holiday e-commerce traffic

September 17, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Not only will retailers need to be prepared for many customers using their phones for shopping and while in stores, they will need to be ready by Nov. 20, which is the start of Cyber Week, when 40% of all […]


Others, Tech

The Growing Role of AI in the Store

September 17, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

More has changed in retail in the last 10 years than in the previous 100. Nowhere is this more evident than in brick-and-mortar stores, which are currently undergoing reinvention. They are morphing from their current sluggish, caterpillar state into a […]


Retail Trends

Study: Mobile commerce to overtake e-commerce by 2019

September 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

451 Research’s Global Unified Commerce Forecast supports the predictions of other researchers who expect that growth from online channels will continue to outpace the growth in-store retail sales, with mobile leading the way. That means traditional retailers will need to […]


In-Store Media, Tech

Study: Data tracking is the most ‘shopper ready’ in-store tech

September 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The dozen technologies addressed in this report cover everything brick-and-mortar retailers are now deploying or contemplating deploying in their stores. In addition to the four mentioned above, the remaining eight include virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, personalization, in-store voice […]


Retail Trends

Retailers under pressure despite recent gains

September 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

While the notion of a retail apocalypse has been overplayed, so is the idea of an enduring retail bounce, according to the Financial Times. Much of the reinvestment cited in the report involves retailers’ moves to boost their e-commerce and […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Cryptojacking – a security threat online retailers need to know about

September 10, 2018

Via: Lightspeed POS

Cryptojacking is fast becoming the favoured cash cow of online criminals. Bad actors can generate huge sums by infecting eCommerce stores and content management systems with malicious code that mines cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Monero and Litecoin. WordPress sites and WooCommerce […]


Retail Trends

Amazon dominates international marketplace reach

September 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

At a time when e-commerce is predicted to grow to 13% of global retail sales by 2020, or $3.8 trillion out of the $30 trillion global retail market, marketplaces are surging. In 2017, 40% of all digital commerce sales went […]