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The Customer's In-Store Experience is the New Currency

Posted by Steve Smith on Jun 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There are dueling schools of thought about what the full extent of the Amazon Effect will be on brick-and-mortar retail. One Forbes writer concludes that the Amazon Effect is shutting down shops and shrinking retail real estate. Looking at the numbers of store closures, it’s hard to pretend that in-store retail isn't facing some challenges.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

How Targeted Offers Can Increase Your Store's ROI

Posted by Ryan Foust on Jun 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You’ve probably heard that targeted offers can make a significant impact on a store’s ROI.

But how do targeted offers work? What offers should you make? Who do you make those offers to?

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

How to Manage Inventory Distortion Effectively with the Cloud

Posted by Greg Henry on Jun 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

According to the IHL Group’s research, inventory distortion costs retailers $1.1 billion globally. North American retailers lose $252.3 billion annually due to inventory distortion. The majority (56%) of inventory distortion comes from out-of-stock scenarios, while the rest result from overstocks.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

The 6 Critical Factors for Choosing a Rugged Mobile Printer for Your Field Workers

Posted by Ryan Foust on Jun 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Now that mobile devices have trained everyone to expect constant communication and information access, the next logical step is to demand mobile printing. Like its mobile device predecessors, field workers equipped with mobile printers can be more productive and provide better customer service.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

Consumer vs. Rugged Enterprise Mobile Devices

Posted by Ryan Foust on May 26, 2017 8:00:00 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 9:00:00 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 Advantages of Voice Picking in the Warehouse

Posted by Steve Smith on May 19, 2017 9:00:00 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

Top 12 Reasons to Use Cloud-based Inventory Management

Posted by Stan Jaworski on May 15, 2017 9:00:00 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 8:10:00 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

7 Advantages of Digital Apps in Retail

Posted by Stan Jaworski on May 4, 2017 10:24:30 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

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