Apps

Report: How Amazon Fixed its Prime Day Glitches
July 23, 2018 at 1:54 pm

Amazon.com failed to secure enough servers to handle the surge in traffic on Prime Day, causing it to launch a scaled-down backup front page and temporarily kill off all international traffic, according to internal Amazon documents obtained by CNBC. As we reported, Amazon suffered glitches at the start of Prime Day on July 16, slowing sales on…

6 Essentials for Creating Retail-Focused Augmented Reality Apps
June 29, 2018 at 10:19 am

Augmented reality (AR) apps deliver rich, highly interactive, two-way experiences that visually engage customers and extend products and services to fingertip access, both inside and outside the store. Central to AR apps is the fact that they're tailor-made for mobile devices. Houzz reports that mobile users who engage AR are 11 times more likely to…

Retail Strategies: Integrated Omnichannel is the Next Step
June 21, 2018 at 9:21 am

Retail isn’t dead, it has just moved — online. It’s no secret that the proliferation of mobile has altered countless elements of consumers’ lives, including the way they shop. While the in-store experience isn't without its advantages — tactile and instant gratification, to name a few — the convenience of on-the-go browsing and in-the-moment purchasing…

Postmates, Doordash, Grubhub, or UberEATS: Hacks, Hints and Hotdogs
June 6, 2018 at 10:49 am

Amazon.com failed to secure enough servers to handle the surge in traffic on Prime Day, causing it to launch a scaled-down backup front page and temporarily kill off all international traffic, according to internal Amazon documents obtained by CNBC. As we reported, Amazon suffered glitches at the start of Prime Day on July 16, slowing sales on […]

Learning From the Holiday Season, Part 2
May 18, 2018 at 9:09 am

This is part two of a three-part series. You can read part one here.  Mobile commerce, whether on a dedicated app or a responsive website, has redefined the shopping habits of millions of consumers. As this channel becomes more critical than ever for retailers, Astound Commerce’s Mobile Matters report takes a look at the state…

8 Leading Retail Mobile Apps
May 14, 2018 at 10:51 am

Mobile apps have not only enhanced customer experience, but they've also enabled companies to manage retail operations more efficiently. App development for retail businesses has gained popularity. Companies use mobile apps to showcase products and services, while also offering an engagement point bridging digital and physical commerce. Besides facilitating the purchasing process, apps provide an…

9 Types of Web Testing for Your Business to Survive
April 25, 2018 at 12:27 pm

What does it take to run a successful retail business? A few years ago, it was about the quality of your brick-and-mortar business. Fast-forward to today, and it’s all about your online experience. However, while consumers have become better acquainted with technology, many business owners are still adapting to the digital landscape. In order to…

LIDS Part of 3-Way Tie for Top Spot in Top 100 Omnichannel Retailers List
April 24, 2018 at 11:21 am

LIDS, a Genesco brand that operates within Hat Word Inc., earned the No. 1 ranking in Total Retail’s analysis of 100 publicly traded retailers based on its omnichannel capabilities/programs offered and the execution of said programs. LIDS was part of a three-way tie for first place, joined by DSW and UGG. The full rankings can…

Messaging Apps: The Future of Social Shopping and Retail
March 28, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Malls may not be dead, but there's no denying that the retail landscape has dramatically shifted — even within the past five years. Retailers are scrambling to adopt technologies that are necessary to maintain relevance and meet the demands of their increasingly digital customer bases. Young consumers expect the brands they love to respond with…

Mistakes Of User Interface And Design You Should Avoid
March 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Amazon.com failed to secure enough servers to handle the surge in traffic on Prime Day, causing it to launch a scaled-down backup front page and temporarily kill off all international traffic, according to internal Amazon documents obtained by CNBC. As we reported, Amazon suffered glitches at the start of Prime Day on July 16, slowing sales on […]