In-Store Technology

How Technology Can Help Retail’s Labor Shortage
January 4, 2022 at 9:05 am

There were a host of difficulties plaguing retailers this past holiday season, including inventory shortages, production issues and shipping constraints, to name a few. The most notable shortage, however, was on the labor front. As of July 2021, the number of retail job openings peaked at 1.2 million, compared to 876,000 during the same period…

Retailers' 2021 Holiday Season Guide
September 29, 2021 at 10:36 am

Kick off the holiday season with Sensormatic’s annual retailer holiday guide which reveals how consumers will shop this holiday season.

From Shopping Cart to Storeroom: Blending the Physical and Digital in Post-COVID Retail
September 8, 2021 at 12:11 pm

The coronavirus has brought forward two significant trends in retail. One is to have a more integrated approach to omnichannel retail, and the other is to re-invigorate brick-and-mortar stores. The dramatic changes in how people have shopped over the past 18 months mean that neither trend will end any time soon. Consumers have become familiar with…

3 Ways to Unlock Personalization In-Store
July 20, 2021 at 3:41 pm

COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, which means more and more consumers are ready to enter brick-and-mortar stores again for their shopping needs. As retailers welcome back customers, it’s important to find ways to drive greater foot traffic with improved in-store capabilities. Personalization can help retailers win customers with unique, individual offers, but it’s often underutilized throughout…

Return to Retail: Preparing Your Stores for the Rush of Pent-Up In-Store Shopping Demand
July 8, 2021

Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have experienced many challenges in recent years, from the growth of e-commerce to declining foot traffic to brands bypassing stores to sell their products direct to consumers. However, nothing prepared them for the disruption wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. This informative resource covers how retails can best prepare their stores and teams for a post-pandemic rush.

The Store of the Future: How to Evaluate the Value of Autonomous Technologies
June 28, 2021 at 8:48 pm

After a year in which person-to-person contact was all but banned, contactless payments, online ordering, and curbside pickup have become the norm. Out of necessity, consumer adoption of these technologies has accelerated. In fact, 78 percent of consumers globally have made changes to how they pay in the last year to utilize touchless forms of…

Leveraging IoT to Create an Enhanced In-Store Experience
June 14, 2021 at 5:27 pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) is continuing to proliferate in industry sectors. From a concept that began on smartphones, tablets and laptops, IoT is now making headway in almost every object that surrounds us, such as streetlights, cars and lifts. By 2050, it’s predicted that there will be 24 billion interconnected devices on a global…

5 Trends Shaping the Future of Brick-and-Mortar Retail
May 28, 2021 at 1:36 pm

Was it a rough year for many individual retailers? No doubt. We saw too many organizations close their doors in the past year-plus. However, as a whole, brick-and-mortar retail is booming. Total retail sales rose by 6.9 percent in 2020 compared with 2019, per the U.S. Department of Commerce (via The Balance). The final take…

How Retailers Are Adapting to Meet the Needs of Returning Customers
May 20, 2021 at 5:35 pm

The retail industry will feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for months to come, but as the percentage of Americans who have received the COVID-19 vaccine increases, signs are pointing to a return to out-of-home spending. The world of traditional retail is on fire, and in order to last, brands must learn to adapt…