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Is mobile the best starting point in omnichannel retail?

Back in October 2017, I explored how the question: 'Does retail need to be more receptive to innovation?'. In the piece, I offered an insight into some of the most exciting developments in the sector. I also suggested that the industry, which is known as slow for adopting emerging technologies, is slowly becoming more receptive.

May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018

Retail

Is mobile the best starting point in omnichannel retail?

Back in October 2017, I explored how the question: 'Does retail need to be more receptive to innovation?'. In the piece, I offered an insight into some of the most exciting developments in the sector. I also suggested that the industry, which is known as slow for adopting emerging technologies, is slowly becoming more receptive.

May 24, 2018

Oct 23, 2017

Retail

Does retail need to be more receptive to innovation?

The use of technology in retail is nothing new. For some time, the sector has been investigating automation as a means of increasing efficiency, reducing costs, raising profits and providing better customer experience. Many outlets also use cameras to monitor customer movements, identifying where they engage most with products and creating traffic heat maps to optimise store layout.

 

October 23, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

Retail

Retail Automation - a response to the challenges.

Innovations flourish when we turn to real-world problem solving to address pressing challenges rather than relying on fancy ideas like brainstorming or divergent thinking. In retail, there are certainly many challenges to deal with. Hence, the sector’s warm embrace of automation, which is playing a greater role within it almost every day. From automated tills and self-driven carts to walking robots, the way consumers shop and pay for merchandise is undergoing radical change - and both they and the retailers themselves are set to benefit in a number of ways.

 

July 20, 2017

Jun 24, 2016

Retail

Where Does The Retail Industry Go From Here?

As the retail sector is propelled by a bright economic outlook, emerging markets and increased consumerism across the globe, e-commerce is widely predicted to overshadow high street shops. 

 

Is this the case? To give you an insight into changes within the industry, here are a couple of personal stories that I believe demonstrate how we as consumers have shaped the way we deal with e-commerce.

June 24, 2016

May 19, 2016

Retail

Retail stores must focus on experience to compete with e-commerce

With online retailers staying one step ahead of the curve in their digital innovations, brick and mortar stores need to work hard to keep up. However, investing in innovation is a challenge that may not come intuitively to more traditional retailers.

May 19, 2016

Apr 18, 2016

Retail

How to convert window shoppers using iBeacons

iBeacon is basically a communication protocol developed by Apple, introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference back in 2013. iBeacon-compatible hardware transmitters – known as beacons - are a class of Bluetooth low energy devices, which broadcast their identifier to nearby portable electronic devices. 

 

April 18, 2016

Aug 24, 2015

Retail

Why will tablets replace POS systems?

Tablets were initially launched to bridge the unassailable gap between smartphones and computers. These devices had the agility of smartphones, along with the processing capacity and capabilities of a laptop or computer. This agility made them an instant hit in the market, with millions sold annually worldwide.

 

August 24, 2015

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