RevTech Event Spotlights Retail Innovation: Which Technologies Will Win Out?

RTP blog

RevTech , a venture accelerator focused on developing early-stage retail technology companies, is hosting its 11 th semi-annual Tech Trends in Retail event in the flagship Neiman Marcus store in Dallas on April 5. This event showcases new retail strategies and the technologies that power them, and includes presentations from several RevTech “graduates,” including: Neighborhood Goods ; Envizzo ; Xenio Systems ; Bottlefly ; Roopa ; Cherry Pick AI ; and.

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Voice Technology is Changing the Rules of Ecommerce and Customer Experience

GetElastic

Empowered by voice technology, data from past interactions, and pre-set commands, the devices understand a handful of phrases to answer questions, make purchases, and even get dinner going so it’s hot by the time they get home. Voice technology in banking. Voice technology in leisure and hospitality. The travel portal, Kayak also uses voice-enabled, natural language technology to help travelers pinpoint their next trip.

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How Digital Technologies Have Changed The Retail Store

Forrester Omnichannel

One of my first jobs was as a sales associate at a clothing store, after which mall shopping lost any of the leisurely appeal it once held. We're at the beginning of a retail transformation: The growing percentage of retail revenues driven by eCommerce and the influence of digital technologies on consumer behavior and expectations alike means that retailers are being forced to reevaluate the value proposition of the store.

Lockdown spike in DIY activity: The logistics sector responds

Retail Technology Review

By the end of April online sales across Europe, within the home and leisure sector, in which Dachser DIY-Logistics covers, were at a level more than double than experienced at the start of last year. The UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures show that in April this year, 30% of retail sales in the UK were conducted online. This figure compares with just 18% in the same month last year and 21% at the Black Friday/Christmas peak in 2019.

Dive Into Moments-Based Marketing At CX North America

Forrester's Customer Insights

Take Netflix, for example: its investor FAQ page explains that its competition is not merely other streaming services, but also other leisure activities like reading a book.

With 1 in 4 Online Dollars Spent on Mobile, Ecommerce Mobile SEO is More Important [& Intricate] Than Ever

BigCommerce

What you should look for in ecommerce technology to make sure you aren’t doing all the legwork here. is so extreme it obscures the impressive growth other JavaScript technologies have enjoyed: Javascript technology growth with Angular.js Out-of-the-box mobile-readiness so you can focus on marketing, not the technology. According to Deloitte, in 2017, 93% of people check their mobile phone while shopping and 90% use it during leisure time.

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Which Retail Tech Is The Real Deal?

RTP blog

Every year, the retail industry generates hype about the next great technology that’s going to change the customer experience forever. And while many of these technologies eventually do enhance the shopping experience in a variety of ways, it’s rare that the practical reality equals the initial promise. The RTP team discusses whether technologies such as Augmented Reality, Visual Search or Artificial Intelligence will improve (or are improving already) shopping experiences.

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Nosto Acquires UGC Marketing Platform Stackla

Retail TouchPoints

In addition to retailers, Stackla also serves businesses in the travel and hospitality, education, CPG, food and beverage, automotive and leisure industries.

Flooid Names New CEO For North America

Retail TouchPoints

Mutter’s most recent positions include work as a CFO at private equity-backed companies in the renewable energy and leisure sectors, as well as senior finance roles with Quotient and Sema Group. As CTO, Bilange will lead Flooid’s technology, cloud and support efforts.

Retail Design Trend Forecast: Mixed-Use Spaces and the ‘15-Minute City’

Retail TouchPoints

The CallisonRTKL 2022 Forecast reveals how shopping trends favoring convenience and technologies that ease decision-making for purchases are shaping the future of physical retail spaces — including retail’s role in the “15-minute city” concept and the repurposing of mall spaces.

Why Experiential And Omnipresent Retail Will Help Traditional Stores Survive And Thrive

RTP blog

Bridge The Gap Using technology to manage customers across various channels, enabling them to switch seamlessly between online and offline mediums, is one method being used to address this. By employing beacon technology, its app can recognize when a user is in one of its stores, enabling it to offer an extra personalized experience with the likes of an in-store map, daily promotions and access to the customer’s online wish list.

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Remaining Agile in a New Age of Retail: Three Things that Enterprise Brands can Learn from Smaller Players 

Retail TouchPoints

From leisure and sportswear to gifts and jewelry, the chances are you’ve bought a product from a small business over the last couple of years — whether it be a digitally native startup, a one-person band working from their kitchen table or a small independent store selling online around the world.

Retail’s Digital Future

I Vend

Consumer preferences have shifted in response to the pandemic, as many have faced changes in their jobs, income and leisure time. Digital retail technologies hold the potential to create game-changing innovations. Future-proof your business by utilising Cloud technology.

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The Platinum Card Experience: Travel Clubs And Loyalty Programs In The Retail Landscape

RTP blog

For high-value travelers and even occasional leisure travelers, a branded travel club can be a Platinum Card experience at a fraction of the price — and a strong incentive to remain loyal to one retailer. But other retailers have found success with loyalty and travel clubs, and Sam’s Club could easily revive its travel services with a better technology platform and partner for its travel club.

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Shopping Center Outlook: Why Open Air, Mixed Use and Tech-First Locations Are Hot

Retail TouchPoints

If it’s an older demographic, it’s about wellness, leisure and travel,” said Kampf. For the younger demographic, it’s about lifestyle, travel and technology. It’s much less about fashion and clothes and much more about technology and just everyday practicality.

Walking the Line: How a Post-Pandemic Retail Hybrid Might Make the Best of Both Worlds

Retail TouchPoints

Post-pandemic, leisurely sprees might be left in the past. Another great place for investment is in smart technology. Zain Ventures invests in a variety of innovative projects, including commercial real estate and technology startups.

Retail pop-ups at the airport: turn passengers into customers

GetElastic

Leisure, pleasure or business – air travel is one of the top forms of transportation for people across the world – and in 2017, almost one billion flights took off from the US alone. Although processes at airports are becoming more streamlined due to the introduction of innovative technological systems, travelers are still waiting over an hour on average between getting through security and boarding the plane.

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Carnival and their Guest Experience Digital Transformation

GetElastic

When the world’s largest leisure travel company, Carnival, wanted to create the ultimate vacation experience aboard their ships, they realized they needed to improve the convergence among the physical and digital worlds into a seamless experience. All of the onboard technology tracks where the guests are, what they’re doing, and what they might want to do next.

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Retail’s Digital Future

iVend

Consumer preferences have shifted in response to the pandemic, as many have faced changes in their jobs, income and leisure time. Digital retail technologies hold the potential to create game-changing innovations. Future-proof your business by utilising Cloud technology.

Retail’s Digital Future

iVend

Consumer preferences have shifted in response to the pandemic, as many have faced changes in their jobs, income and leisure time. Digital retail technologies hold the potential to create game-changing innovations.

Holiday Shopping 2021: How SEOs Can Help Clients Inspire, Deliver and Sustain

Retail TouchPoints

While the web may have become synonymous with “browsing,” the COVID-19 pandemic created a serious barrier between shoppers and leisurely real-world perusal of inventory.

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The 6 New Forces Of The Covid Retail Economy

Steve Dennis

What many industry observers have deemed “the great acceleration” has jump-started innovation for many retailers and effectively forced consumer adoption of nascent technologies. As the pace of vaccinations increases, there is a sense that the worst of Covid-19’s impact will soon be behind us.

Why Brick-and-Mortar Is Good for Online Sales; Analysts Predict the Coming Holiday Season Will Be Good To Ecommerce

Sailthru

Charles Maudsley, head of retail, leisure and residential for British Land, says, “Consumers choose brands that align to their lifestyle and values: a physical store enables a retailer to demonstrate its brand in action and drive interest online. Of publishers surveyed, 34 percent said that email marketing drove substantial revenue for their businesses in 2017, the most of any other technology strategy including ad serving (24 percent) and ecommerce (16 percent).

What Retailers can Learn from Theme Parks in the Wake of COVID-19

Retail TouchPoints

Emerging technologies in retail, such as mixed reality, are often described as experiences in and of themselves, but they are only an enabler of new ways to approach or enrich experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth of ecommerce, with the U.S.

Leveraging 2020 Ecommerce Trends to Improve Strategies

UpSellIt

This reached new heights in the second half of the 2010s, as technological advances took mobile shopping from an idea in its infancy to a part of everyday life. Instead of treating online shopping as a dedicated activity, shoppers are increasingly using it as convenient form of leisure.

Brilliant Efficiency Lessons For Leading Retailers

Retail TouchPoints

In today’s rapidly changing world driven by technology innovation and customer behaviour change, the competition is tougher, margins are tighter and every penny counts. Efficiency has never mattered more.

Cross-Channel Home Décor Retailing: 5 Take Away Lessons from The Game Changers

RETAIL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

On the contrary, change makers like Jeff Bezos started with an e-commerce platform that relies on innovative chain-supply technologies to become a dominant player; a complete opposite of physical store retailers who built empires on post-industrial business models.

6 MarTech Trends in 2021 and Beyond

Neil Patel

Marketing technology, or MarTech, as it is more commonly known, refers to software and platforms that help individuals or organizations achieve marketing goals. Are you hoping to identify MarTech trends that can help your campaigns be more effective and run more smoothly?

The Best Toptal Alternatives (Sep 2021): Top Solutions Reviewed

Ecommerce Platforms

Then, MarketerHire’s technology identifies and matches you with a marketing professional that's suitable for your needs within 48 hours. Unlike Toptal and MarketerHire, Upwork allows clients to browse their freelancer directory at their leisure.

How the Travel Industry Approaches Email Marketing (And What We Can Learn)

Liveintent

Travel pubs like Travel + Leisure keep themselves in their readers’ smartphone-laden hands with multiple newsletters tailored to interests such as location guides, travel hacks, and tours. Pair great content with remarketing technology. Some of these focus on stories rather than deals, but leverage dynamic remarketing technology, offering an opportunity to increase conversions.

POST COVID-19 Outlook on Sporting Goods Industry & Market Trends: The Good, The Bad and The Greatest Opportunities Ahead

RETAIL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

A sporting goods store can get very hectic and stressful if store managers have inadequate sporting goods store software solutions and technologies like those offered by Multidev Technologies to help them boost their overall performance.

How Innovative Partnerships, Business Agility and Verticalization Can Revive Brick-and-Mortar Retailing

Retail TouchPoints

Athleisure: Brands offering workout and leisure apparel have seen a surge in sales as many households continue to work and learn from home. Pop-up retail will provide brands and retailers a platform to test new locations, new formats, new technologies, new partnerships and beyond.

Could A Digital Transformation Revive The High Street?

RTP blog

What this same report found is that “experience is everything” — what customers really want is the human touch, enhanced with the efficiencies of digital technology. What’s more, it seems that as human interaction becomes more scarce, people value it more — as 75% of those surveyed believe that as technology improves, they’ll want to interact more with a real person.

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The Connected Salesperson: a New Brand Ambassador

Cegid

You only have to walk along a high street on a Saturday afternoon to see that shopping remains a leisure activity. Technology has become a vital tool in helping retailers collect information about their customers and products, but it’s rather redundant without the human talent to exploit it.

The Best 2017 Event Trends You Need to Know

Canadian Special Events

2016 saw a distinct focus on handheld consumer technology and personalization as key event trends, with a heavy incorporation of social media tools like Instagram Stories, Facebook Live, and Snapchat playing a surprisingly important role. Built-In Leisure Activities. With smartphone technology getting more personalized and increasingly connected, attendees are going to want to experience their event through their devices more than in previous years.

Salesforce CRM Review: The Complete Guide for 2019

Ecommerce Platforms

With that in mind, we'll let you explore them at your leisure, they include: Salesforce Marketing. Use Einstein technology to drive data science. When it comes to conversations about CRM software, there's one name that will always push to the front of the pack, and that's Salesforce CRM.

How to Sell Digital Products & Downloads: The Complete Guide

eCommerce CEO

The best photographs that sell look genuine, most popular ones display an emotion (sadness, happiness), a concept (like wealth or success), traditional festivals, travel, technology, and leisure activities. Still wondering what digital product to sell and how to sell it? I have been there. Since 2008, I have sold every type of product (digital, physical, SaaS, services) under the sun. I’ve tested a lot of markets, some failed and some didn’t.