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  • Introducing The Retail Solutions Network
    Introducing The Retail Solutions Network

    We’re proud to introduce The Retail Solutions Network, a collection of robust, data-rich resources designed to help retailers become an indispensable part of their customers’ lives by delivering the personal experiences that constantly exceed expectations. Comprised of print and digital media, The Retail Solutions Network aids every member of the retail enterprise from the corner office to the store floor.

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • 5 Ways Retailers Can Boost Their Email Marketing ROI
    5 Ways Retailers Can Boost Their Email Marketing ROI

    The holidays are approaching and smart retailers know email is an effective channel for reaching customers. In terms of ROI, email is the most effective marketing channel, generating an average of $38 for every dollar spent. And consumers consistently rate email as the top channel for brand communications — regardless of age. From millennials to Baby Boomers, a majority of consumers prefer email.

  • The Brave New World Of Autonomous Transportation
    The Brave New World Of Autonomous Transportation

    The mere mention of autonomous transportation still evokes images from sci-fi movies for some people. But, the reality is that this concept is not pie-in-the-sky talk — it’s really here. And it won’t be long before it’s mainstream. In fact, PwC’s 2017 Commercial Transportation Trends report revealed that 2016 was a breakout year for new technologies in the commercial transport industry, even while many companies still resisted them. Although information systems have been disrupting carrier operations and logistics for years with mapping, GPS and other driving technologies that help companies respond more quickly to customer shipment demands, autonomous transportation is taking things several steps further.

  • 4 Ways An Integrator Can Make Your Business Automation Experience Better
    4 Ways An Integrator Can Make Your Business Automation Experience Better

    According to the 2015 Manufacturing Report by Illinois-based accounting firm Sikich LLP, 53% of those polled are still using manual processes to measure key performance indicators (KPIs). Eleven percent of survey respondents reported using custom built/legacy applications to monitor their KPIs and only 26% are using an ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution. So, if you’re reading this and your company still isn’t too far down the automation spectrum, it may offer some consolation knowing you’re in good company.

  • Ergonomics: The Overlooked Productivity Stealer In Your Warehouse

    When looking for ways to optimize productivity in a warehouse or DC, oftentimes the emphasis is on time- and labor-saving features and functions of hardware and software with less attention given to ergonomics, which is the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. Unless your company plans to run a totally automated warehouse, it’s important to look beyond equipment speeds and feeds and consider ergonomic factors, such as equipment design and feel and the workflows employees follow to complete their daily tasks. A few tweaks could make a world of difference not just in productivity, but safety too.

  • The Mobile Payments Landscape Is Shifting Fast. Is Your M-Commerce Strategy Ready?

    Despite a lot of talk about mobile payments over the past decade, we’re still way behind many other countries. Right now, in China, for example, there are entire cities where cash is virtually not used and plastic is being used less and less. A recent article from NPR reported that China did $5.5 trillion through mobile payments last year (about 50 times the amount in the U.S.). India is another country where mobile payments is skyrocketing. Research from Statista projects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 138.7 percent in India’s mobile payments transaction value between 2017 and 2021, resulting in nearly $2.6 billion (U.S. Dollars).

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RETAIL OPERATIONS WHITE PAPERS

  • The Gift Of Wow: Preparing Your Store For The Holiday Season

    Being prepared for the holiday rush used to mean stocking shelves and making sure your associates were ready for the long hours. But the digital revolution has changed everything, most importantly, customer expectations. Retailers with a physical store presence should be asking themselves—what am I doing to wow the customer?

  • Turning Your ERP Inside Out


    Unlikely or unforeseen competitors continue to disrupt industries at an exponential pace. The innovation disruptors bring requires a key strategy: put the customer at the center of your business and deliver great experiences to them. Understand how consistent, timely, relevant and personalized experiences are enabled by having the right technology foundation in place.

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RETAIL OPERATIONS PRODUCTS & SERVICES

  • Retail Planning
    Retail Planning

    Retalon Planning Solutions are part of one Integrated Solution for Intelligent Retailing that is based on the common Predictive Analytic Platform. This allows the system to account for all mutual dependences of the company Planning and Execution processes, provide users with very high accuracy of each prediction, optimize the entire process, and achieve significant, tangible benefits for the entire organization.

  • Predictive Analytics For Omni Channel Retailing
    Predictive Analytics For Omni Channel Retailing

    Retalon’s approach to Predictive Analytics for Retailers is truly integrated which significantly increases accuracy and results.

  • Price & Markdown Optimization
    Price & Markdown Optimization

    Retalon’s Dynamic Price Management system is built on a powerful Predictive Analytics engine. This system will automatically monitor your entire retail process, uncover hidden opportunities, and recommend the most advantageous pricing strategies. The system significantly reduces inventory costs and boosts gross margins.

  • Inter-Store Inventory & Assortment Balancing
    Inter-Store Inventory & Assortment Balancing

    The Right Product at the Right Store at the Right Time.

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RETAIL OPS INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Show Gratitude And Build Authentic, Loyal, Long-Term Customer Relationships
    Show Gratitude And Build Authentic, Loyal, Long-Term Customer Relationships

    With headlines frequently mentioning the “retail apocalypse,” some traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are panicking. But despite these disturbing and attention-grabbing headlines, traditional retailing certainly is not dead.

  • The Brave New World Of Autonomous Transportation
    The Brave New World Of Autonomous Transportation

    The mere mention of autonomous transportation still evokes images from sci-fi movies for some people. But, the reality is that this concept is not pie-in-the-sky talk — it’s really here. And it won’t be long before it’s mainstream. In fact, PwC’s 2017 Commercial Transportation Trends report revealed that 2016 was a breakout year for new technologies in the commercial transport industry, even while many companies still resisted them. Although information systems have been disrupting carrier operations and logistics for years with mapping, GPS and other driving technologies that help companies respond more quickly to customer shipment demands, autonomous transportation is taking things several steps further.

  • 4 Ways An Integrator Can Make Your Business Automation Experience Better
    4 Ways An Integrator Can Make Your Business Automation Experience Better

    According to the 2015 Manufacturing Report by Illinois-based accounting firm Sikich LLP, 53% of those polled are still using manual processes to measure key performance indicators (KPIs). Eleven percent of survey respondents reported using custom built/legacy applications to monitor their KPIs and only 26% are using an ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution. So, if you’re reading this and your company still isn’t too far down the automation spectrum, it may offer some consolation knowing you’re in good company.

  • Ergonomics: The Overlooked Productivity Stealer In Your Warehouse
    Ergonomics: The Overlooked Productivity Stealer In Your Warehouse

    When looking for ways to optimize productivity in a warehouse or DC, oftentimes the emphasis is on time- and labor-saving features and functions of hardware and software with less attention given to ergonomics, which is the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. Unless your company plans to run a totally automated warehouse, it’s important to look beyond equipment speeds and feeds and consider ergonomic factors, such as equipment design and feel and the workflows employees follow to complete their daily tasks. A few tweaks could make a world of difference not just in productivity, but safety too.

  • The Mobile Payments Landscape Is Shifting Fast. Is Your M-Commerce Strategy Ready?
    The Mobile Payments Landscape Is Shifting Fast. Is Your M-Commerce Strategy Ready?

    Despite a lot of talk about mobile payments over the past decade, we’re still way behind many other countries. Right now, in China, for example, there are entire cities where cash is virtually not used and plastic is being used less and less. A recent article from NPR reported that China did $5.5 trillion through mobile payments last year (about 50 times the amount in the U.S.). India is another country where mobile payments is skyrocketing. Research from Statista projects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 138.7 percent in India’s mobile payments transaction value between 2017 and 2021, resulting in nearly $2.6 billion (U.S. Dollars).

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