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2 Supreme Court Rulings That Will Impact Retail's Future
June 29, 2018 at 8:43 am

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss two Supreme Court rulings in the past week that will have an impact on the retail industry going forward. First up is the High Court's decision to side with states in the South Dakota vs. Wayfair case — giving…

A Primer on POS Security
June 28, 2018 at 4:36 pm

This resource will shed light on the ways you can protect your business from hackers and fraudsters. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a solid understanding of retail security, and you’ll walk away with action steps you can immediately implement in your business.

The Ultimate Guide to Email Marketing for Successful Retailers
June 28, 2018 at 4:27 pm

This guide walks you through the ins and out of email marketing for retailers. It gives you everything you need to know to build your email list, connect with subscribers, and ultimately convert them into paying customers.

Choosing the Right Payment Processor for Your Retail Business
June 28, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Payments play a significant role in any business, so finding the right provider is essential. But it’s not just about having the ability to take credit and debit cards. A standard processor enables you to take various payment types, but the right one can improve the customer experience and increase your bottom line. Here's how to find the best one.

The Modern Retailer’s Guide to Increasing Sales
June 28, 2018 at 4:13 pm

This guide is all about helping retailers sell more. We took ten of the most effective sales techniques in retail, and packaged them into an easy–to–understand resource. It covers a wide range of sales methods — from classic techniques such as how to encourage impulse purchases, to modern sales practices like how to use technology to sell more.

The Ultimate Guide to Training and Motivating Retail Employees
June 28, 2018 at 4:03 pm

This resource sheds light on retail staff best practices that you can apply to your business. It offers guidelines and actionable steps to help you train, motivate, and retain your best employees. You’ll get research-backed insights on how to keep your staff happy, and you’ll learn about the training methods you could use to empower your team.

Amazon to Help Individuals Build Their Own Delivery Companies
June 28, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Amazon.com announced today the launch of a new offering designed to help individuals build their own companies that deliver Amazon packages. With the offering, Amazon will provide an active role in helping interested entrepreneurs start, set up and manage their own delivery businesses, even with little or no logistics experience. Amazon will offer the  couriers — who…

L.L.Bean Wants You to Go to Work … Outside
June 28, 2018 at 11:56 am

This video originally appeared on Target Marketing, a sister brand of Total Retail. It's kind of hard to get fresh air and sunlight when you're trapped in a cubicle eight hours a day. In this episode of "What Were They Thinking?," a video series featured on Total Retail's sister brand site, Target Marketing, Managing Editor…

Brands Must Adapt to Rising Consumer Expectations
June 28, 2018 at 10:20 am

The prevalence of e-commerce giants has completely changed consumer buying expectations. Apparel, fashion and retail companies are all feeling the effects of the shift toward unified commerce and the pressure to deliver on consumer demands. Going beyond shipping, fulfillment and customer experience, consumers are looking closely at how a product is made, and making purchase decisions…

Pricing, Promotions and Personalization: Some (Surprising) Insights From Global Shoppers
June 28, 2018 at 9:43 am

Following two groundbreaking studies in 2017 that surveyed consumers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Brazil, Revionics decided to delve more deeply into shoppers’ preferences and attitudes around promotions and personalized pricing. The earlier research had produced some pretty riveting results: not only do shoppers feel accepting of frequent price updates as long as…

Over-Emailing a Retail Brand to Death
June 28, 2018 at 9:14 am

In 2018, it's estimated that 273.8 billion emails are sent out a day. At work you’re likely to receive an average of 168 emails a day. Consumer accounts receive about two-thirds that number, or 110 emails every day. Everybody complains about the number of emails they get, but nobody does anything about it. Or do…

Amazon Extends Prime Discounts to Whole Foods Stores Nationwide
June 27, 2018 at 12:39 pm

Starting today, Amazon Prime members will get 10 percent off certain sale items and other discounts at all Whole Foods stores nationwide. The Verge reports there are two ways Prime members can get the discounts: they can download the Whole Foods app, sign in with their Amazon account, and then scan the app’s Prime Code…

Retail Survival of the Fittest
June 27, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Think of Retail Survival of the Fittest as a guide that’ll help you understand how to thrive in the new age of retail. It will teach you how to adapt to the contemporary retail playing field by shedding light on tools and strategies you can use to keep up with customers, increase profits, and be a better retailer overall.

Process Management: Propelling Businesses Towards GDPR Compliance
June 27, 2018 at 12:12 pm

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a popular topic among businesses around the globe. The law was originally introduced and adopted into place on April 27, 2016, and allotted a two-year post-adoption grace period for businesses to meet compliance regulations. The formal enforcement date for fining non-compliant organizations took effect on May 25, 2018. Through…

How AI Can Help Prevent Fraud and Save Retailers Millions
June 27, 2018 at 11:15 am

One of the most pressing concerns that keeps retail professionals up at night is how to combat fraud. Retailers could lose upwards of $71 billion from fraudulent online transactions over the next few years, yet some executives feel that publicly acknowledging a fraud issue would harm their brand. As a result, there's a lack of…

Retail Inventory Management Guide: Set up a Winning Inventory System for Your Store
June 26, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Vend’s Retail Inventory Management Guide is a detailed resource on all things stock control. In it, you’ll find tips and examples to help you win at inventory management. From picking the right solution and entering your products, to tracking stock levels and automating the process, this guide has you covered.

Party City to Open 50 Toy Pop-Up Stores
June 26, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Party City will open about 50 Toy City pop-up stores this year as Toys"R"Us finishes closing its last stores this week following its September bankruptcy. Party City said yesterday it will roll out the temporary locations alongside its Halloween City pop-up shops in "optimal" markets where it found "attractive leasing opportunities." Many retailers have been able…

POS Buyer’s Guide: Choose the Right Point of Sale System for Your Business
June 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Need help looking for a point-of-sale system? Vend's POS Buyer's Guide covers all the essentials in the POS selection process and walks you through what you need to know to get up and running. From researching solutions and calculating a budget to setting up the system and getting the most out of your POS, this resource has it all.