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Technology plays a key role in online shopping, where online retailers gain a greater understanding of their customers through data from their browsing and purchasing habits. Today, when consumers shop in brick-and-mortar stores, they expect the same personalized and responsive service.
To help retailers achieve this level of service, a combination of hardware and software—Intel® Vision Accelerator Design products, cameras, AI deep learning video analysis technology— do the work for you.
Uncover how Advantech system uses the Intel Vision Accelerator Design with Intel Movidius VPU to drive
• Overall store performance such as the number of visitors and transactions, point-of-sale data, sales per shopper and the store’s ranking, and can distinguish traffic patterns by weather and time of day
• Traffic and sales analysis for better staff allocation and marketing-event planning
• Store heatmap analysis for more precise merchandise placement and product promotion
Published By: Pattern
Published Date: Jan 09, 2019
As an eCommerce professional you're always looking for ways to sell more online. With Amazon capturing roughly 49.1 percent of all online retail spend in the United States it is the perfect platform to boost sales and awareness of your products. But with the number of sellers and products added to Amazon every day, how can your product rank number one in an Amazon search? Our Ultimate Guide to Amazon SEO will give you the tips and tricks you need to make the most out of your Amazon product listings and get to the top of Amazon's search results.
To set themselves apart, companies need to shift to an experience-first approach that keeps customers engaged as they move from device to store and back again. Read Moving Beyond Click and Mortar: 5 Steps to Experience Excellence to learn how you can blend digital and physical channels into a fully connected customer journey.
Read the guide to learn how top retailers:
Shift from channel-first to customer-first
Build unique experiences around their brand story
Differentiate their experiences with digital
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Consumers worldwide continue to adopt and use technology in their shopping experience.
Faced with rising customer expectations and increasing competitive pressures, retailers
now are prioritizing in-store innovation. Many retailers have adopted multichannel
implementations, in which mobile, web, and in-store shopping are enabled but not delivered
consistently to the customer. The next step in this evolution is an omnichannel strategy, now
being deployed by some retailers, which presents a consistent shopping experience across
mobile, web, and in-store channels. Omnichannel also enables retailers to integrate back-end
infrastructure technologies (e.g., servers, databases, etc.) and cloud-based services (e.g., loyalty
programs, personalized recommendations, inventory management, etc.) to improve many
aspects of store and enterprise operations.
An omnichannel strategy relies on several core and supporting technologies. The key factors in
evaluating any omnichannel-enabling solution includ
Over the past few years, improvements in mobile devices, Wi-Fi, and
cloud computing have made mobile point of sale (POS) solutions
e ective and a ordable for businesses of all sizes.
Tablets have emerged as the most popular platform for mobile POS
solutions, and you may have already heard the buzz about them.
There’s a reason for all the hullaballoo. In addition to integrating
payments and making retail transactions more e cient than using
a traditional electronic cash register (ECR), tablet POS solutions can
provide robust management data.
A tablet POS solution makes sense for many retailers, particularly if
you’re looking to:
• replace an ECR or want to have a mobile POS in place on opening day
• unlock new pro t-making and cost-saving opportunities
• expand your business
• keep pace with ever-changing customer expectations
Figuring out which tablet POS solution is the best for your business
may seem like a huge challenge. But don’t worry. Taking the right
approach, by using too
"If you’re an online retailer, you’re already familiar with the selling power of Amazon. With more than 310 million active user accounts and 44% of all online retail sales in the US going through the marketplace, this e-commerce giant’s influential position continues to expand.
But for brands and retailers that want to succeed on Amazon, simply listing your products on the site is not nearly enough. In addition to being proactive and up-to-date with Amazon’s ever-evolving trends and requirements, you must also take steps to ensure your products and brand stay one step ahead of competitors.
In this eBook, we’ll share some of the most important strategies that online retailers and manufacturing brands should employ to succeed on Amazon including how to optimize your search terms and listings, maximize your advertising options, keep your products competitive and more.
"Social advertising has become one of the best ways to connect with e-commerce customers and grow sales channels.
Retailers and brands are clearly aware of this shift, as evidenced by the explosion of social-focused digital marketing strategies. Two of the world’s most-frequented social platforms, Facebook and subsidiary Instagram, have proven to be the most profitable. But with more than 5 million businesses advertising each month, competition is fierce.
In this eBook, you’ll learn:
- Why Facebook and Instagram are essential to e-commerce success
- Which advertising options should be on every seller’s radar
- How to maximize your presence on these top-performing social networks"
"Whether you call yourself a company, brand, brand manufacturer, manufacturer, wholesaler, branded manufacturer or one of the other myriad of categorizations out there, there’s never been a better time to focus on direct-to-consumer (D2C) marketplaces as part of your go-to market strategy. Some 60% of consumers are already visiting your website instead of your retailers’ sites, and more than half will opt to buy directly from brand manufacturers when given the option.
After years of relying on marketplaces to handle so many mission-critical activities, it can be challenging to build a successful D2C model that thoroughly addresses them all. This process will require a new way of thinking for you, a cultural shift for your employees and a lot of logistics for everyone involved.
But how can you know when it’s time to start selling on e-commerce marketplaces? While the benefits of transitioning to a D2C marketplace model are undeniable, it also requires a significant investment of time
"To sell more online, you must have a marketplace presence. Of course, you already know this. Savvy brands and retailers are well aware that competing online means capturing more market share from Amazon’s 100 million Prime members, eBay’s 168 million active global buyers and Walmart’s 127 million monthly visitors.
What you may not be aware of is the immense array of opportunities that can be leveraged to dominate these and dozens of other marketplaces. From pricing to advertising, the mountain of steps to master gets higher every month. If you don’t climb them, your competitors will.
Bottom line: The days of just listing on modern marketplaces are long gone. There are advertising campaigns to manage, buy box positions to compete for and fulfillment processes to streamline. And that’s just for starters.
In this eBook, we’ll walk you through proven practices for supercharging your success across mission-critical marketing, selling and fulfilling activities."
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
Data is a truly inexhaustible resource for an organization. It creates endless possibilities to make data do more. As a technology partner of hundreds of organizations around the world, Infosys helps clients navigate the journey from their current state to the next.
Facilitating clients’ transition into data-native enterprises is a crucial part. To understand how companies are using data analytics today and their expectations in a world of endless possibilities with data, we recently commissioned an independent survey of 1,062 senior executives from organizations with annual revenues exceeding US$ 1 billion, in the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The respondents were from business and technology roles, who were decision makers, program managers and external consultants; represented 12 industries, grouped into seven industry clusters, such as, consumer goods, retail and logistics, energy and utilities, financial services and insurance, healthcare and life sciences, h
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
Well-designed APIs, created along with a holistic integration strategy with Anypoint Platform, create a seamless omnichannel experience that customers want and businesses need. To deliver a reliable and unified experience more quickly, companies must adopt a new approach that involves an omnichannel architecture.
Across industries from healthcare to banking to retail, MuleSoft is powering omnichannel strategies that result in faster time to market, improved customer satisfaction, and increased revenue.
Watch this webinar, including a demo, to learn how to:
Take an API-led approach to omnichannel that enables companies to deliver a unified experience 5x faster
Leverage Anypoint Exchange to enable consistency by design through the reuse of integration assets across channels, translating to a consistent experience for your customers
Prepare for the future (and future channels) with support for different deployment models with a single, unified platform
John Withers, Produ
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
“Today’s shoppers expect more than a transactional relationship with retailers; they want a seamless and personalized journey that reflects the context of how they shop across devices and channels. The key to success lies in connecting in-store software with online systems so retailers can provide an uninterrupted experience wherever customers shop.” - Ross Mason, Founder of MuleSoft
Driving digital transformation in retail requires connectivity across an ever-increasing number of applications, data and devices. Because of this, connectivity has emerged as a bottleneck that slows the development of new applications and the adoption of new technologies to meet customer demands.
In response, leading retail and CPG companies have adopted API-led connectivity, which eliminates this connectivity bottleneck and enables a 2-5x faster IT project delivery across the value chain.
Download this eBook to learn:
How leading retailers like Buffalo Wild Wings, TAL Apparel and PetSmart are leverag
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
The world of retail is changing dramatically. Retailers used to have anonymous, transactional relationships with their customers; but now both retailers and customers want a deeper relationship. The retailers that win today are the ones that use technology to build those personal customer experiences and transform their digital retail experience. However, it isn’t always easy to implement new solutions with existing systems.
Read this eBook to discover:
Why existing approaches are not sufficient for the pace of digital transformation that retail demands
How to drive technology change in your organization, creating a greater capability to innovate and transforming the digital retail experience for your customers
How to adopt an API-led approach to integration that packages underlying connectivity and orchestration services as easily discoverable and reusable building blocks
The recent economic downturn has created some formidable challenges for the retail banking industry. Fraud and identify theft are on the rise, costing banks big money and raising customer concerns about security.
The response to possible bank card fraud is one of the most important factors affecting the relationship that customers have with their bank. For customer-centric financial institutions who issue millions of bank cards, any instance of possible fraud is both a business risk to be managed and an opportunity to strengthen customer relationships.
The Pro's and Con's of Frequency for online retailers.
There is a happy medium for the frequency of an email newsletter or special promotions. The more you mail in the short term, the more revenue you will see, but what are the long term effects?
Business Intelligence helps retailers, warehouse staff, customer services agents, and your value chain realize new innovations, improve margins, and propel profits to new heights. Learn how Ace Hardware, Food Lion, and others leverage our software.
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
The retail industry is changing slower than it ever will and faster than it ever has. And customer demands are evolving at speeds never seen before. For companies serious about innovating at scale and transforming their business in order to dominate their market, it will take innovative thinking, disruptive technology and near flawless execution. This challenge, perhaps best described as the perfect blend of art and science, is more than achievable, but only if you have the right partner. Which is why we want you to meet Leonardo, by SAP. SAP Leonardo is a digital innovation system that enables organizations of all sizes to transform at scale with minimal risk and disruption. SAP Leonardo brings new technologies and services together to help businesses power their digital transformation. SAP Leonardo proves that truly transformative and sustainable innovation happens when technology, people, and data are combined.
To better understand how companies are finding the unique, hybrid cloud architectures that best meet their needs, we interviewed executives at companies that had reduced or changed their use of managed or cloud IaaS or that chose to avoid the public cloud in the first place.
These companies include retail, social media, healthcare, financial services, and public sector companies. Some of these companies were born in the cloud while others transitioned from traditional IT infrastructures. Company sizes ranged from 300 employees to more than 300,000.
Today, people are shopping across multiple channels. There is a need for the retail industry to evolve and create great digital experiences that seamlessly blend the purchase journey.
Download this info-graphic now to learn how retailers are experimenting with technology and how tools like Workplace by Facebook can help retailers innovate.
Almost half of all retail purchasing journeys now involve a mobile device. This means shoppers have more choice, and exposure to more influencers that shape their buying decisions.
Download this info-graphic now to learn how consumers are evolving and how tools like Workplace by Facebook can help overcome these new challenges in the retail industry.