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Should You Automate Your Warehouse? 6 Questions To Ask

Posted by Steve Smith on May 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The warehouse, the central location used for receiving, storing and distributing goods, is an essential part of the supply chain. More than just an extra large space with numerous overhead lights, filled with rows upon rows of shelves and big brown boxes, the warehouses of today serve more than just the function of storage.

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Topics: warehouse managemnet systems, warehouse mobility

Goodbye Barcodes, Hello RFID Tags?

Posted by Ryan Foust on May 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM

There has been a lot of talk about barcodes getting the boot as more and more industries start using RFID technology. While it is a known fact that RFID has more advantages than barcodes, it does not necessarily discount the value barcodes bring to the enterprise.  

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Topics: RFID

Consumer vs. Rugged Enterprise Mobile Devices

Posted by Ryan Foust on May 26, 2017 6:00:00 AM

As more and more retail applications shift to the cloud, companies are faced with a critical question: what mobile device should they use for their enterprise?

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

Upgrading Your Payment Terminal to the Right Retail Solution

Posted by Ryan Foust on May 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The point of sale (POS) payment terminal can leave a lasting impression with a customer based on their in store retail experience. It can be a smooth, seamless transaction or it can get shoppers so frustrated they're already re-thinking their purchase. The right retail solution requires a payment terminal that meets changing shopper expectations and legal requirements. Let's start with the law, since there's no getting around that.

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Topics: retail payment solutions, enterprise mobility solutions

The Popularity of Gift Registry

Posted by Stan Jaworski on May 22, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Scenario 1: Justine has been invited to the wedding of Karen, an office mate. Karen has been a really great and helpful coworker, so she is looking forward to attending the wedding with most of her office mates. The problem is, Justine is not really close with Karen, so she does not know what to give Karen and her husband on their wedding day.  

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Topics: gift registries

The Advantages of Voice Picking in the Warehouse

Posted by Steve Smith on May 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Supply chain management is challenging enough. Retailers are especially blessed in this regard as the volume of products to be moved in quick time is crucial to keeping shelves stocked and orders fulfilled.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

Everything You Need to Know about Barcode Scanners and Smartphone Screens

Posted by Greg Henry on May 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

As more and more businesses take advantage of the internet to reach customers – through social media, websites, coupon programs, and online directories – they’re placing more and more of their coupons and promotions online.

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Topics: bar code, smart phone

Top 12 Reasons to Use Cloud-based Inventory Management

Posted by Stan Jaworski on May 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that many retailers worldwide are migrating to cloud-based inventory management systems. But why? If inventory is the lifeblood of a retailer, why are they putting it “out there” in the cloud?

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

Using Beacons for a Better In-Store Customer Experience

Posted by Greg Henry on May 12, 2017 6:10:00 AM

When it comes to creating memorable omnichannel shopping experiences, nothing is more omnichannel than bridging the digital and real world divide. Installing beacon technology into brick and mortar retail stores is a critical piece that connects them. Although early adoption rates were slow, beacons are set to grow as the technology has improved where retailers don't need shoppers to have opt-in apps to benefit from it.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

Shaping Retail's Future: Using Targeting Offers to Drive Customer Loyalty [WEBINAR]

Posted by Steve Smith on May 11, 2017 10:54:28 AM

Next Wednesday, May 17, at 3 pm ET / 12 noon PT the first session of our new webinar series, Shaping Retail's Future, will take place. Titled "Better Connect with Your Customers: Using targeted offers to driver customer loyalty," Eric Baez, our VP of Software Development and Systems will be joined by Courtney McNamara, Director, Channel Development of Cozumo. Together they'll take you through an in-depth discussion, featuring two successful retail use cases.

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Topics: increase retail sales

Choosing the Correct RFID Tags to Track Your Outdoor Assets

Posted by Greg Henry on May 10, 2017 7:00:00 AM

RFID is nothing new to retailers. According to a Kurt Salmon RFID in Retail 2016 study, 73% of retailers were already using some form of RFID inventory tracking. And of the retailers who weren’t, only 2% believed that RFID would not provide substantial benefits.

But what some retailers aren’t doing is tracking their outdoor assets with RFID.

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Topics: retail technology, RFID tag

How to Choose a Warehouse Management Solution

Posted by Ryan Foust on May 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

As every retail executive knows, the quality of your warehouse management solution (WMS) can translate directly into profits.

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Topics: Warehouse Management Solutions

7 Advantages of Digital Apps in Retail

Posted by Stan Jaworski on May 4, 2017 8:24:30 AM

Do we need a mobile app?

That's a common question for retailers who wonder why their mobile website isn't meeting customers' needs. comScore research shows that 87% of the time Americans spend on mobile are in apps.

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Topics: retail technology, enterprise mobility solutions

How Retail Technologies Can Impact Your Brand

Posted by Steve Smith on May 3, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Companies brand themselves to differentiate from their competition. Their brand's purpose is to carve out a company's portion of this world where their ideal customers can congregate and spend. By definition then, brands are unique. Walmart and Barneys both sell clothes, but their brands share nothing in common.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

Retail Supply Chain: It Ain't Sexy Until Yours Stops Working

Posted by Ryan Foust on May 1, 2017 8:24:07 AM

Most consumers have no idea how complex and critical supply chain management processes are. They simply go about their shopping business, expecting that their needs will be fulfilled in a timely fashion. A "sexy" looking brand and an attractive storefront, along with a complete e-commerce platform is all it takes for any retailer to get into business. Yet, with all of these systems in place, things can break down when the wrong technology is selected for the job.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

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