Technology

Outlier AI Helps Retailers Grow With Business Analysis Tools
April 7, 2021 at 6:38 pm

In this episode of Total Retail Tech Insights, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Sean Byrnes, CEO of Outlier, an automated business analysis platform. Listen in as Byrnes discusses Outlier's technology solutions, how it partners with retailers, and how the business intelligence company has helped its clients maintain and grow their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. He…

Incorporating the Usage of 3D Artificial Intelligence With AR and VR Technology
April 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm

The race continues between the world’s largest tech leaders and companies to see which one will prevail and power the next generation of tools, technologies and resources for manufacturing, healthcare, construction, and many other vertical market applications. These companies have been working tirelessly to create changes that will make a significant impact on our world.…

TEKsystems Execs Share How Retailers Can Continually Drive Digital Innovation
March 31, 2021 at 6:50 pm

In this episode of Total Retail Tech Insights, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Megan Cohill, director of strategic accounts and head of retail, and Travis Salazar, regional sales director of enterprise applications, data analytics and insights at TEKsystems, an industry leader in full-stack technology services, talent services and real-world application. Listen in as Cohill and Salazar discuss…

Appointments: The Heart of Experiences
March 25, 2021 at 4:35 pm

Back in April, I attended a webcast on how retailers were going to manage the emerging pandemic. It was at the beginning, before “new normal” and “I’ll Zoom you” became part of our vernacular. And the most impactful words I heard came from Sandra Campos, the CEO of DVF: “You can’t just have clothes in…

Humans and Robots in Retail: It’s Not Us vs. Them
March 24, 2021 at 12:27 pm

Talk of automation in business has historically been linked with conversations of rising unemployment, and the great battle of humans vs. technology in the workplace. However, as retail leaders blend physical and digital channels, many are beginning to see automation as an asset instead of a foe. For example, digital merchandisers got into the field…

How AI and Automation Can Help Retailers Survive 2021
March 23, 2021 at 7:39 pm

With the retail apocalypse showing no signs of slowing down, brands hoping to survive need to harness intelligent technologies to ensure they thrive. Retailers must look at ways to integrate innovative solutions and accept that infusing artificial intelligence (AI) through a chatbot on your website, while important, is no longer enough. Instead, retailers should use…

COVID-19’s Effect on Apparel E-Commerce and Consumer Purchasing Behavior
March 18, 2021 at 5:27 pm

As early as April 2020, Forrester had predicted global retail sales to record a $2.1 trillion loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We've seen the retail industry go through a fundamental shift, with an average decline of 9.6 percent globally in 2020. With supply chains throttled and consumers asked to stay indoors, the world witnessed a sharp…

Nordstrom Launches a Livestream Shopping Channel in the U.S.
March 17, 2021 at 3:48 pm

Nordstrom announced it will debut its own Livestream Shopping channel as part of a broader strategy to dive into e-commerce livestreaming, CNBC reported. E-commerce livestreaming is already very popular in Asia, and brands are trying to replicate that trend here. Shoppable livestreams, similar to QVC, have been slower to take off in the U.S. According to…

How Last-Mile Delivery is Evolving and How Retailers Are Adapting
March 16, 2021 at 4:43 pm

The spread of the pandemic has dramatically changed the way shoppers purchase goods. While there was already an increase in online shopping prior to the pandemic, that has jumped to record numbers amid shutdowns. Customers have grown accustomed to the convenience of receiving their products straight to their door. An Oracle survey reported that not…