Tag: retail

E-commerce, Retail Types

Navigating Retail’s Porch Pirate Problem

October 15, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

Far from sailing the open seas or commandeering online media, the latest pirates are plundering American doorsteps. Porch pirates are thieves that steal packages from shopper’s doorsteps or porches. The concept is not new, but the rise in ecommerce, and […]

E-commerce, Retail Types, Stores

What To Know Before Going From Online to Brick and Mortar

October 8, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

Running an internet business is one thing, but taking on the “brick and mortar” world, however, is a whole other ballpark. If you’re an ecommerce business owner who is moving to the big leagues with an establishment of your own […]

Customer Experience, Editorial

How to Align Your Social Media and Content Marketing Strategies for Success

September 26, 2019

Via: Sofia Allende

We all know that social media with its plethora of platforms is a great medium for distributing content and making it available to wide audiences. At the same time, content marketing plays a key role in how you educate and […]

Retail Trends

The Unexpected Future of Physical Retailing

September 3, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

Take a walk through Manhattan, which is arguably the fashion capital of the USA, and you might feel discouraged about the state of brick and mortar retailing. There are as many empty storefronts and “For Rent” signs as there are […]

Retail Trends

Performance-Driving Metrics for Retailers

August 27, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

When running a retail business, it can be hard to find the time to step back and assess the performance of your store outside of just looking at sales numbers and revenue. However, tracking and measuring other pepixabayrformance metrics is […]

Retail Trends

Retail is rife with harassment, and employers aren’t intervening, survey says

August 22, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

What stood out in the Foot Anstey survey wasn’t just the number of harassment victims in the retail sector. The findings also revealed the relatively high percentage of complaints against employers for not having the appropriate mechanisms in place to […]


The Real Price of Beauty: Why the Cosmetics Industry Needs to Cut Down on Waste

August 18, 2019

Via: Natalie Dunn

In 2017, the global cosmetic products market was valued at around USD 532 billion—and is expected to reach USD 863 billion by 2024. That’s a lot of lipstick, powder, and creams. Plus, makeup and skincare have become more popular than […]

Customer Experience, E-commerce, Point of Purchase, Retail Trends, Retail Types, Stores

Amazon Prime members more likely to make in-store purchases

August 6, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Though consumers are using digital tools to make purchasing decisions, they continue to shop offline. DMI’s research appears to illustrate that consumers will use artificial intelligence tools, mobile technology and Amazon’s search engine to find new products, but ultimately they […]

Retail Trends, Suppliers

Tariff whiplash is already taking a toll on retail

August 5, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Welcome to the era of trade chaos for retail. Beginning in May, retailers lived with the official reality that a huge swatch of Chinese goods — known as “tranche four” and covering pretty much everything that hasn’t already gone through […]

Others, Tech

In-store robots could get smarter with 5G connectivity

August 2, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The goal of equipping robots with 5G, according to Badger Technologies CEO Tim Rowland, is to make operations more efficient and consistent and to improve customer service. “By alleviating in-store connectivity and processing constraints with 5G, Badger’s multi-purpose robots can […]