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Retail Trends

2017 Retail Trends from A – Z

November 30, 2017

Via: Independent Retailer

2017 was an exciting year for retail. Evolving technology, changing consumer preferences, and political shakeups all had a large impact on our industry. Here is Independent Retailer’s roundup of top trends, influencers, buzzwords, and developments that affected retail in 2017. […]


Others, Tech

Is The IoT Relevant To The Independent Retailer?

November 28, 2017

Via: Independent Retailer

RSR just published their annual benchmark on the Internet of Things (IoT) and a couple of things became clear. First, far too many retailers large and small don’t really understand exactly what the IoT really is. Secondly, retailers have some […]


Retail Trends

65 Percent of Americans Prefer Shopping at Physical Stores to See and Touch Products

November 22, 2017

Via: Independent Retailer

Americans value the rich information available to them while shopping online but crave the immediacy and sensory elements of the brick-and-mortar shopping experience. A new study commissioned by June20 found that 84 percent of Americans prefer to shop at brick-and-mortar […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Payment Strategies to Prepare for a Holiday Sales Spike

November 17, 2017

Via: Independent Retailer

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it, an influx of shoppers. Last year, Americans spent $91.7 billion online between November 1st and December 31st, and this year, online sales are set to exceed in-store sales for the first […]


Retail Trends

Retail as We Know it is Changing

November 16, 2017

Via: Independent Retailer

Ecommerce is growing at 10 times the rate of brick and mortar retail. Store closures dominated the headlines earlier this year: Macy’s®, J.C. Penney®, Payless®, and Toys “R” Us® to name a few. Is this the end of retail? Or […]


E-payment & Data Security, Others, Retail Trends, Tech

8 Must Have Resources For Your Retail Store

November 15, 2017

Via: Independent Retailer

Advances in technology have paved the way for highly sophisticated front-end solutions designed to streamline tasks for retail store management. If you’re a retail store owner, it’s in your best interest to implement smart solutions to help simplify processes and […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Retail Trends

Report: Online giant testing its own delivery service

October 5, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

Amazon’s new program could give carriers like United Parcel Service and FedEx a run for their money. The online giant is experimenting with a program that rivals services handled by longtime partners UPS and FedEx. Specifically, it is dabbling in […]


In-Store Media, Retail Trends, Tech

Study: Shoppers want technology that transforms — not replaces — the store experience

October 4, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

For many customers, the ideal digital “store of the future” will streamline payments and make it easier to pick up purchases. This was according to the “Consumer View,” a study from the National Retail Federation that tracks consumer awareness and […]


Retail Types, Stores

Target in new exclusive partnership—with TV duo

September 13, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

Target Corp. is launching a new brand with HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, and it’s doing it just in time for the holidays. The retailer announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

Postmates launches new subscriber perk — no more delivery fees

September 8, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

Postmates just made a strategic move in the online delivery war. Knowing that delivery fees can exceed the cost of a food order, the on-demand app-based delivery provider has killed delivery fees for orders over $20. This decision entitles Postmates […]