Teamwork Retail works with FAO Schwarz to “Return to Wonder” in NYC with Apple devices

Teamwork Retail

FAO Schwarz was founded 150 years ago to create a magical place where kids of all ages can go to explore and dream. The new store embraces modern mobile technology from Apple and Teamwork Retail to create an interactive experience for customers, and to empower and enable associates.

Feature Partner: Socket Mobile

Teamwork Retail

One of our featured partners who will be joining us at NRF 2018 this year, in our booth #723. Socket Mobile’s goal is to provide customers the convenience and performance in a barcode scanner that other data capture manufacturers don’t offer.

Five things retailers want from their POS system

Teamwork Retail

A modern point-of-sale (POS) system is more than just a cashwrap with a register and a card reader. Mobility. Card-reader and scanner add-on devices streamline the sales process and allow associates to provide on-the-spot information, interaction, and checkout.

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4 Reasons You Might Need New a Point of Sale System

Cegid

As retailers grow, they often need more advanced functionality from their point of sale system (POS) to meet customer expectations, innovate, outrun competitors and keep pace with evolving industry trends. 2: Growing Online Sales. 4: Seeking Greater Mobility.

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Milano Diamond Gallery Selects Retail and Point of Sale (POS) Solution from Cegid

Cegid

We value Cegid’s retail expertise and strong track record of experience with jewelry retailing ,” said Rahul Kheskwani, Vice President, Milano Diamond Gallery. This capability will give Milano Diamond Gallery plenty of room to grow while running its operations from a single database.

How Businesses Can Prepare For The Evolving Commerce Landscape

Retail TouchPoints

By Brad Brodigan, PayPal Imagine: You are driving home from work and pass by one of your favorite clothing stores. So you go to the retailer’s app or mobile site, scan the barcode and find the sweater in your size. An effective mobile strategy needs to add real value for consumers.

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Retailers on the Move with Mobile POS

Cegid

The store is still the strong heart of retail, offering consumers the opportunity to touch, feel, try on, explore, engage and buy, all under one roof. Ultimately, the consumer wants the best of both the physical and digital retail worlds. The Crucial Role of Mobile POS.

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Is Your Commerce System Vulnerable to Meltdown on Black Friday Cyber Monday?

GetElastic

During Thanksgiving 2016, Black Friday and Cyber Monday hit record breaking ecommerce sales in the United States. Total sales reached $9.36 billion, and mobile sales also broke the $3 billion mark. Many retailers also use mobile presence technologies in-store.

Is Your Commerce System Vulnerable to Meltdown on Black Friday Cyber Monday?

GetElastic

During Thanksgiving 2016, Black Friday and Cyber Monday hit record breaking ecommerce sales in the United States. Total sales reached $9.36 billion, and mobile sales also broke the $3 billion mark. Many retailers also use mobile presence technologies in-store.

Plot twist: Amazon’s future may soon be tied to physical stores

Steve Dennis

It’s hard to underestimate the success and increasing power of Amazon. By most estimates Amazon now accounts for nearly 50% of all US e-commerce revenues , roughly 5% of all retail and is significantly bigger than their next 10 competitors combined. One study has some 55% of all online product searches starting at Amazon. I think both miss the larger point. From a strictly pragmatic view, Amazon is not bound by the limitations of most retailers.

NY Times Engages Olympics Fans with Personalized Pushes; Yoox Attributes 50% of Sales to Mobile App; Retailers Prioritize Omnichannel Experiences

Sailthru

In addition to this new personalized app-based messaging system, this week, well look at how Yoox’s newly-personalized app brings in 50% of its sales. The success of these personalized mobile apps has retailers looking at how to bring this personalization into physical stores.

Square Payments Reviews What’s All the Fuss About?

Ecommerce Platforms

If you're considering Square as your mobile payment processor, then you're in the right place. A vast array of features. An affordable price point (no square recurring payments). Square is probably most famous for taking mobile card payments. The Square Point of Sale.

How Ecommerce Made in North America is Set to Shake Up Lifestyle Fashion in Asia Pacific

GetElastic

Steady economic growth has led to huge populations with more money to spend – and clothing and accessories are at the top of their shopping lists. They represent 45% of the region’s population, and 60% of the world’s total millennial population.

The State of APIs: A Cheat-Sheet Infographic

GetElastic

recognized API-based commerce platforms as the next-gen category of commerce evolution. Hypermedia API allows companies to surface commerce interactions at any touchpoint, enabling a new level of business agility. Leading industry research firm, Gartner Inc.,

The State of APIs: a cheat-sheet infographic

GetElastic

recognized API-based commerce platforms as the next-gen category of commerce evolution. Hypermedia API allows companies to surface commerce interactions at any touchpoint, enabling a new level of business agility. Leading industry research firm, Gartner Inc.,

Digital Commerce and the Threat of Card-not-present Fraud

BigCommerce

Digital commerce continues to be top of mind for online retailers. Consumers shop more and more across a variety of devices and channels. Retailers continually optimize their sales channels to deliver more seamless consumer experiences. The State of CNP Fraud.

Keeping Customers’ Digital Identities Safe This Holiday Season

Retail TouchPoints

of login attempts made to online retailers’ web sites are hackers using stolen data — the highest percentage of any industry. Widespread coverage of major data breaches, including Amazon’s recent exposure. Of the 10 principles, his favorite is creating a learning environment.

An Advanced Approach To Fraud Protection

Retail TouchPoints

While wider adoption of the EMV chip and PIN standard has reduced fraud at the point of sale, it has triggered an increase in fraud in other channels — including online and mobile — as criminals look for alternative ways to cheat the system.

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The Keys To Providing Great Customer Experience: Listen And Respond Quickly To Loyalty Program Feedback

Retail TouchPoints

One thing that separates this generation from previous ones is that the majority of its members have been immersed in the world of online shopping, search engines and constant Internet connectivity from a very young age.

Is Your Commerce System Vulnerable to Meltdown on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? (UPDATED)

GetElastic

On Black Friday alone, a record $5 billion was reported in sales. Others had a cart full of items that they couldn’t pay for, some even saw their items disappear and replaced by someone else’s selections. Raw computing power has become commoditized to the point where there is little benefit in owning and running infrastructure to handle super high traffic on just a few days of the year. Many retailers also use mobile presence technologies in-store.

Your Small Business Saturday Guide: Tips, Tools, and Statistics for Local Companies

BigCommerce

consumers, with 64% of survey respondents indicating that their primary motivation for shopping on the day after Black Friday was to support their local community. And research shows that hundreds of millions of shoppers now turn out for Small Business Saturday each year.

The Retail Industry Is Facing New Disruptive Realities

Retail TouchPoints

By Stephen Wakeling , Phobio The ubiquity of Amazon and recent announcement of the Toys ‘R’ Us closure offers a sobering glimpse of how the retail industry is radically shifting and transforming. The possibilities of chatbots are endless.

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Retailers Can’t Shrink Their Way to Success Without Fixing the Fundamentals

Retail TouchPoints

By Tom Erskine, One Door The growth of e-Commerce and shifting demographics are requiring every retailer to adapt. Retailers must invest in differentiating their stores and fixing the fundamentals of the in-store experience. Tom has also serves on the Board of Directors at CampusTVs.

A B2C Marketer’s Biggest Enemy: The Data and Execution Gap

Zaius

Your data is likely fragmented across multiple systems, including your ecommerce platform, point-of-sales system, email marketing software, and paid ad platforms. Because of that, you have to ask your IT team for help pulling the numbers, centralizing the data, and running detailed reports on your latest omnichannel campaign. The many systems of B2C marketing. Push messaging campaigns through your mobile marketing system.

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The Retail Customer Experience Is Changing — Is Your Brand Ready?

Retail TouchPoints

By Randy Malluk, Triad Retail Media Voice-enabled technology was the talk of the show at CES this year, with Google and Amazon in a near arms race to own the market. It seems as though voice assistants are everywhere, from the car and the home to the workplace and of course, mobile devices.

2018 Shopify Lite Review (Use It With Or Without A Website)

Creating a Website Today

Sometimes when were starting to enter the world of eCommerce a product like Shopify Lite is just what we need. But: Were now ready to enter the world of selling online with avenues like. However, if you want an eCommerce store and all the features of Shopify Lite. Or, of course.

Account Takeovers: The Next Big Retailer Threat

Retail TouchPoints

conversion to credit cards with EMV chips, and the fast-paced growth of mobile and e-Commerce in recent years. Experts say that much of that increase was due to criminals exploiting digital weaknesses now that point-of-sale crime is more difficult.

Amidst Customer Experience Obsession, Don’t Overlook Importance Of Analytics

Retail TouchPoints

By Paul Millette, Carousel Industries For arguably anyone in retail, the conversation of “delivering the ultimate customer experience” is as prolific as discussions about inventory management, supply chain operations and P&L statements.

6 Awesome Omni Channel Strategies That You Can Use For Your Store

Ecommerce Platforms

Have you encountered a chance to move into the world of omnichannel selling? A physical retail hardware store selling a handful of items online reflects that of an omnichannel experience. But none of the clothing is brought home by the customer.

How Integrations Power B2C Marketing

Zaius

But in the world of B2C marketing, many aren’t yet using integrations to their full potential. For years, marketers have solved new challenges with point solutions that solve one specific problem. Marketers ended up wrangling multiple tools: an ecommerce platform, an email service provider, mobile marketing software, paid ad platforms, and more. It’s easy to see the value of this from a user perspective. Website data across devices including mobile.

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The Missing Piece In The Retail Technology Stack: Human Beings

Retail TouchPoints

It’s about the interplay of human beings and technology in a service-oriented industry. Not to be all crunchy-Granola about it, but they are the yin and yang of good service. The immediate value was the ease of use,” said Karen Beebe, VP of Technology at Vineyard Vines.

38 Ecommerce Terms Every Marketer Needs to Know

Zaius

After all, this is the same industry that has seen upwards of $150 billion in growth over the past five years. But even with that exponential progress, consumers are still underutilizing ecommerce websites , with just 9 percent of U.S. retail sales in 2017 coming from online stores.

Retailers Can Learn Lessons From Consumers' Card Safety Concerns

Retail TouchPoints

By Nicole Bryan, Sterling Payment Technologies Given the rise in reported data breaches and credit card fraud concerns, it should come as no surprise that the shift to EMV and mobile payments has some shoppers wary.

Where Do Brands And Retailers Stand In The New Era Of Commerce?

Retail TouchPoints

By Phil Chang, Hubba There’s a new era of commerce, one that no longer resembles the model that brands and retailers have been operating under for the past 20 years. A brand can now list their products for sale with anyone who is technologically capable. And the winner in all of this?

API-first commerce: Why it’s OK to lose your head

GetElastic

In an effort to differentiate and compete, top brands are choosing a best-of-breed architectural approach due to the inherent limitations of monolithic commerce applications. Here are the top challenges to consider: Challenge 1: Lack of c ontrol over front-end experience s.