Systems Integration

Meet Retail Customers’ Expectations for Excellence With a Single Voice and a Single Point of Control
December 21, 2021 at 12:51 pm

New research from The Harris Poll, in a survey commissioned by Redpoint Global, showed a pronounced gap between how marketers and consumers rate the ability of brands to deliver an “excellent” customer experience (CX). While a majority of marketers (51 percent) rated their ability as excellent, just 26 percent of consumers agreed. Consumers rated retailers behind…

Naughty or Nice? Holiday Strategies That Worked (and Failed) Last Year
November 9, 2021 at 9:47 am

The 2020 holiday shopping season challenged retailers more than any previous peak season. As safety-conscious consumers cautiously flocked to previously less utilized methods that included online shopping; buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS); curbside pickup; home delivery; and more for their seasonal gift-giving needs, retailers had to adapt quickly and scale these capabilities to meet…

When Partners Become 'Frenemies,' the Customer Loses
October 4, 2021 at 5:48 pm

In e-commerce, many different technologies need to work together seamlessly for online merchants to deliver an exceptional customer experience. As the backbone of every online retail operation, e-commerce platforms typically rely on an ecosystem of business and technology partners to deliver the features and services that help merchants build, manage and grow their storefronts. These…

Automation Engine Helps The Flex Company Pump Up its Sales
September 28, 2021 at 5:04 pm

The Flex Company launched in 2016 with a revolutionary invention — a disposable menstrual disc — and a clear mission: to improve the lives of people who have periods. At first, the team was small and the sales model was primarily subscription-based. However, Founder and CEO Lauren Schulte Wang was ready to take on the…

Connected Inventory 2021: The Future of Retail is Already Here
January 27, 2021 at 2:28 pm

Brick-and-mortar stores were already evolving before the global pandemic accelerated the shift to e-commerce. More than ever, customers know what they need and are going directly to a store that has it, either to buy it or pick it up having ordered online. This consumer behavior makes inventory visibility more important than ever for retailers.…

Turning Dilemmas Into Dollars: A Holiday Guide to E-Commerce
December 2, 2020 at 5:59 pm

Organizations are headed into the most unusual holiday shopping season in recent memory, and instead of focusing on how to obtain and keep customers, they’re bogged down in day-to-day business processes. In fact, top concerns among retailers this season are forecasting, obtaining adequate stock, and keeping staff and customers safe, according to a recent survey…

Cloudy With a Lot of Retail
November 12, 2020 at 10:38 am

COVID-19 has led every segment of our economy to rethink business practices. Customers continue to buy. What they buy and how they buy has changed, however. Many of these changes, such as digital-first experiences and hybrid retail models, are here to stay. Retail is at the forefront of an accelerated digital transformation. The current environment…

Effective Multichannel Retail Strategies During COVID-19
September 10, 2020 at 12:40 pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the United States, setting back store reopening plans, small to midsized retailers must grapple with the realization that new consumer behaviors and protocols sprung from this health crisis will be here for much longer than initially anticipated. Fortunately, there are technologies and integrations available that are able to…

Retail Aims High on Digital Transformation, But Has Room to Improve on Integrations
August 20, 2020 at 2:37 pm

At the end of 2019, retail was one of the hottest industries poised for digital disruption in 2020 and the decade ahead. In fact, PwC reported it’s one of the top industries with the greatest opportunity for artificial intelligence (AI) impact by 2030. Looking back at the digital strides retailers have made over the past…