Archives for retail trends

What is the Future of Retail?

Everyone’s talking about the future of retail. But what do all the buzz words really mean? Take a look at two predictions for the future of our industry then explore how we can help you achieve them today:

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October 2015: The End of the Swipe-and-Sign Credit Card

Beginning later next year, you will stop signing those credit card receipts. Instead, you will insert your card into a slot and enter a PIN number, just like people do in much of the rest of the world. The U.S. is the last major market to still use the old-fashioned signature system, and it’s a big reason why almost half the world’s credit card fraud happens in America, despite the country being home to about a quarter of all credit card transactions. Check out what the updates mean for your store and how you can prepare:

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4 Steal-Worthy Retail Ideas for 2014

The world of retail is constantly changing, and coming up with unique ideas isn’t easy. Take a look at some of the ways major retailers are succeeding and see how you can repurpose them at your store:

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Holiday Shopping Trends Review: 5 Factors to Watch in 2014

As soon as the Halloween goods were swept off of department store floors, holiday decorations moved in to take their place. Nielson’s annual holiday shopping forecast predicts that American consumers will spend just two percent more than in 2012, reflecting cautious optimism about the economy. Take a look at some key holiday trends that will be essential to retailer’s success in 2014:

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Newest 2013 Social Media Trends Identified

Global Market Research provider Mintel has identified new trends in online consumer marketplace behavior gleaned from high-level research into the strategies employed by Fortune 500 companies across the US. While these strategies are implemented by big brands, there’s no reason you can’t apply their ideas to your own store. Take a look:

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The Perils of Social Media Holdout

The following excerpt is from an article written by Clara Shih, CEO & Founder of Hearsay Social. and Lisa Shalett, Managing Director and Head of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy at Goldman …

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How Millennials Are Changing Everything About Retail Shopping

The following excerpt is from an article written by Sam McPherson, of Hanover Research, and published on Business News Daily. The article offers great insight into the adjustments retailers need to make …

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Omni-Channel Training Allows Small Retailers to Shine

The following article was written by David Mielach, BusinessNewsDaily Staff Writer, for BusinessNewsDaily.com. He offers excellent advice on the next big trend in retail and why stores need to take notice …

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Know What Your Customer Wants – Before They Do

The following excerpt, from the article 5 Ways to Know What Your Customers Want Before They Do, was written by Paul J. H. Schoemaker, founder and chairman at Decision Strategies International, and published on …

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How Brands are Digitizing Retail: The Store of the Future

This article gives you an interesting look at the evolving digital experience necessary to succeed in retail and how major brands are integrating it both into brick-and-mortar and online shopping.

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