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?
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.
Easy to describe, difficult to execute. Achieving a unified commerce platform requires a fundamental shift away from inward-looking systems and focuses instead, omnichannel commerce requires retailers to be outward looking, to focus on customer needs, wants and behaviors. Explore how consolidating multiple systems through a cloud-based commerce platform provides a seamless experience for both you, and your customer.
All businesses aspire to provide the ultimate omnichannel customer experience. Aspiring is easy, but achieving is difficult, with fulfillment often being the most challenging area to master. Delivering the perfect order requires a delicate balance of inventory visibility, routing logic and strategies for dealing with exceptions. Explore the 3 critical components to delivering the perfect order.
Mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) goes beyond mobile check out. Learn the top five innovative ways to utilize your mobile POS technology to drive customer engagement, increase sales and elevate your brand.
The trends this year retailers really need to focus on won’t be around the hottest new technologies or latest fads. Instead, companies that focus on delivering consistent, engaging customer experiences will set themselves up for long-term success. But in order to run your business successfully and provide the brand experiences shoppers expect, you must first have the right foundational systems in place.
Amid price wars, promotional fatigue and ever decreasing margins, new research confirms UK retailers are selling an increasingly large proportion of inventory off at discounted prices. This is good news for consumers, who have become accustomed to searching out bargains during the likes of discount events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, this trend is having negative impact on the UK retail’s bottom line.
Retail is not about channels, it's about solving problems. Retailers understand that digital needs to influence all touchpoints, and support all aspects of the shopping journey.
The modern era of omnichannel retailing delivered the death knell to your father’s retail distribution center. Too complex for the lift-truck-and-box-shuffle of yesteryear, today’s omnichannel retail environment demands sophisticated automation to meet the customer’s speed-and accuracy-of-fulfillment expectations.
For small- and medium-sized distributors and e-tailers, increased sales can quickly lead to growing pains in the warehouse or D.C. when manual pick operations are no longer able to keep up with demand. Once these businesses reach a certain volume of orders, accuracy and turnaround time begin to erode under the strain of the increased workload.