Tag: technology

In-Store Media, Tech

Zara to offer mobile AR experience in stores

March 16, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This sounds like a potentially intriguing use of augmented reality technology to bridge the mobile and in-store shopping experiences. Though some retailers have used AR and virtual reality in-store to enhance the sales process and customer experience, most of the […]

Others, Tech

The Technology Driving The Growth Of IoT Retail Applications

March 5, 2018

Via: The Retail TouchPoints Blog

In our recent study “The Cost of Downtime: Beyond the Bottom Line,” 72% of midsized retailers lose sales during network downtime. The study also finds downtime severely impacts customer loyalty, employee productivity and overall business operations. Retailers are ramping up […]

Others, Retail Types, Stores, Tech

Walmart’s Store No. 8 buys VR startup

February 6, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This acquisition, unlike the majority of Walmart’s most recent takeovers, is unlikely to move the needle on sales very much, at least not for several years. But that’s not really the point, Finnegan suggested on Tuesday. “[It’s too early to […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Cyber Resilience, Retail And The Role Of Technology

February 2, 2018

Via: The Retail TouchPoints Blog

If 2017 is to be remembered for anything it will surely be the dramatic increase of data breaches and cyberattacks reported in the media. We all know cyber criminals are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to gain access to company networks, […]

Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Meeting Rising Consumer Expectations

January 16, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

One of the greatest challenges all retailers face is the rising expectations of customers. Not only do consumers expect to shop anytime and everywhere, they expect their experience to be “seamless”, with multiple options on how and where to take […]

E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Over 75% of customers want to shop through their TV

December 22, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

T-commerce is actually something consumers can already engage in, to some extent, if they own a smart TV. Such Internet-connected TVs have allowed a degree of app-based or online purchasing via the TV remote, and TV-enhancing platforms like Amazon’s Fire […]

E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Only 8% of retailers have ‘mastered’ omnichannel

December 20, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

The good news is that omnichannel is way ahead of where it was about four years ago, when fewer than 50% of retailers were pursuing omnichannel strategies, according to Brightpearl. On top of that, 87% now agree that omnichannel is […]

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 […]

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 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. […]