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3 Retail Technology Trends to Watch in 2020
January 16, 2020 at 9:51 am

The dust has settled following the “retail apocalypse” of 2018, and the numbers reveal that retail’s radical transformation is more nuanced than we once thought. While headlines in early 2019 spelled the end of retail, data from IHL Group shows otherwise. In 2019, retailers announced 2,965 more store openings than closings. Certain retailers led the…

How Mobile Technology is Freeing Employees and Supporting New Ways of Working
December 16, 2019 at 11:15 am

The explosion of smartphones and tablets has created a new way of living and working, especially for the 70 percent of workers, known as untethered workers, who don’t sit behind a desk every day. Companies are embracing the mobile shift and have begun to move their IT applications onto mobile platforms for workers who are…

The Top Omnichannel Brands Have One Thing in Common: Mobile
December 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm

I’ve long been a proponent of making omnichannel a C-suite issue. It has to come from the top down. But the brands struggling to deliver a true omnichannel experience have a fundamental issue. At an organizational level, many brands still operate online and in-store in silos. E-commerce and physical retail are their own separate entities,…

Mobile First for 2019: Insights and Predictions From Retail's Big Show
April 4, 2019 at 9:59 am

Let’s be real: the state of brick-and-mortar retail in 2019 is equally exciting and terrifying. Amid widespread closures, uncertainty and the ever-present behemoth that is, there's an amazing wave of innovation in mobility that has the potential to transform — and yes, save — the retail experience for a new generation of consumers used…

Your Frontline: The Key to Winning the Bricks vs. Clicks Battle
November 14, 2018 at 10:19 am

Anyone who has walked down Main Street or through a shopping mall recently has seen it. Store after store shuttered. Big-name retailers gone. Even anchor-store locations decamped. These are challenging times for brick-and-mortar retailers. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence, 50 well-known store chains have filed for bankruptcy protection in 2017, among them such iconic…

Target Introduces Mobile Checkout for Holiday Shoppers
November 2, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Target shoppers will be able to avoid long checkout lines this holiday season thanks to a new mobile checkout service. The retailer's store associates will be equipped with mobile devices that can complete shoppers’ checkout processes from anywhere in its stores. The new service, which Target is calling "Skip-the-Line," was launched this week at all company…

How Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Transform the Checkout Process
October 24, 2018 at 9:41 am

Checking out in retail stores as we know it is changing. No longer do you have to wait in long lines while an associate taps away at an outdated register. Amazon Go stores have completely eliminated check out lines, while Apple Pay has made transactions as quick as a tap of your phone. With these…

3 Ways Your Business is Underestimating the Second Mobile Revolution
October 3, 2018 at 10:05 am

Retailers have come to realize the absolute necessity for mobile. They have recognized mobile apps as a powerful tool for connecting with their customers, offering deals, sharing new products, and making payments easy. From this perspective, it’s a game-changing technology for customer engagement. Yet, this viewpoint only represents a fraction of what’s possible with mobile apps .…

Mobile and Digital Wallets: U.S. Landscape and Strategic Considerations for Merchants and Financial Institutions
April 2, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Innovations in mobile and digital wallets over recent years have resulted in a proliferation of wallet models and solutions, all intended to improve consumer convenience, leverage data, lessen friction or lower the cost of payments. Merchants and issuers looking to understand the key factors and considerations for developing a mobile or digital wallet strategy can find guidance in a new U.S. Payments Forum resource, Mobile and Digital Wallets: U.S. Landscape and Strategic Considerations for Merchants and Financial Institutions.

It’s Time for Retailers to Step Out From Behind the Technology Curve
March 8, 2018 at 11:25 am

There's little doubt in the retail industry that it’s time to make big changes. And if anything was clear this year at the National Retail Federation's Big Show, it was that retailers are on the search for technologies that can help them adapt to the times. Specifically, these retailers are looking to provide the omnichannel…