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Does your Marketing Strategy Need Spring Cleaning?

Summer is fast approaching, bringing retailers a host of traffic-driving opportunities: from pre-vacation shopping and families looking for leisure activities during the long holidays, to a rise in tourist numbers and the annual back-to-school retail rush. Each of these – and more – provide retail organizations with an opportunity to drive profitability via a solid...

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Blending Physical and Digital Channels is Just the Beginning

Omnichannel promised to integrate physical and digital channels, allowing retailers to deliver a seamless shopping experience. But in reality, because of stand-alone, legacy systems, many of these channels operate in silos, making it difficult to achieve full transparency and causing missed opportunities. Unified commerce unites an organization’s backend systems through a cloud platform so data...

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by Brian Field on 4-27-17 in Industry Trends
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Retailers, Evolve or Risk Failure: 3 Tactics for Leveraging Data

Retail is and has always been a fiercely competitive industry. In order to ensure success, retailers must constantly reinforce their points of differentiation through expanded capabilities, rather than making last-ditch adjustments in hopes of addressing fluctuating performance. Specifically, the best retailers leverage the wealth of available data supplied by in-store and online technologies in order...

by Bill McCarthy on 4-10-17 in Industry Trends
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Brick-and-Mortar Suits Online Store Retailer, Bonobos

Bonobos is a menswear retailer that launched in 2007 as an “aggressively online-only” brand. Since then, CEO Andy Dunn’s vision has changed drastically: Dunn has added an experiential component to Bonobos, while staying faithful to the company’s digital roots, through the invention of the “guideshop.” Guideshops serve as Bonobo’s brick-and-mortar alternative. The innovative spaces are...

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Examining the Power of Brick-and-Mortar through Pop-Up Shops

One retail trend that’s popping up everywhere? The pop-up shop. The temporary brick-and-mortar store stands, which can operate for up to 120 days at a time, are a retailer’s goldmine, as the shops can not only provide a plethora of insights into what to expect from a permanent store, but also offer advantages in and...

by Bill McCarthy on 3-31-17 in Industry Trends
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Dynamic Facebook Ads, Retailers’ Newest Friend

In case you haven’t heard, Facebook recently launched dynamic ads for retail — a digital advertising platform that aims to drive physical store sales. By utilizing Facebook’s abundance of information about its users, these new Facebook ads pair a nearby store location with a picture of a product that is relevant to each Facebook user. Facebook’s...

by Bill McCarthy on 12-9-16 in Technology
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Omnichannel And The Importance Of Leveraging Technology

The term “omnichannel” emerged and was promptly adopted by individuals across the retail landscape – organization leaders, influencers, reporters, and beyond. At this point, however, the word has no place in the industry. Why? Because shopping is a singular experience with various touchpoints. Your customers, in all honesty, don’t care about the concept of omnichannel...

by Adan Pope on 9-2-16 in Technology
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A Fine Line: Technology and Retail Associates

As my colleague pointed out in a recent piece with IRT, technology plays a significant role in the life of a retail associate – beginning at the onboarding phase and extending into the various activities of an everyday shift. And, as a result of changing consumer expectations, the use cases for multiple associate-used technologies are only increasing....

by Adan Pope on 8-11-16 in Industry Trends
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5 Critical Components of a Successful IoT Retail Strategy

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to transform the retail industry. As consumers’ expectations, along with their shopping habits, evolve, retailers must prepare to leverage data and new technology to compete in today’s rapidly advancing marketplace. We know that it can be challenging to stay up to date on the latest IoT advances, which is...

by Bill McCarthy on 6-29-16 in Industry Trends
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Tips for Mastering Phygital Retailing: 3 Brands that Got it Right

In recent years, consumers have undeniably come to expect, as opposed to desire, “phygital” retail – which, like its sibling term “omnichannel,” refers to the act of creating a seamless integration between the physical and digital shopping experiences. Equipped with the power to disrupt traditional sales models, phygital communications can help retailers get even closer...

by Bill McCarthy on 6-17-16 in Industry Trends
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