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 has 25 years of a sound status in mobile scanning, and is continuously pushing for improvement.

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.

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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.

4 Reasons You Need Client Book

Teamwork Retail

It has the capability to see the status of all stored values, just like POS (LRP, Rewards Cards, Coupons, etc.). While Client Book covers most of the basic client features that POS supports, it really goes above and beyond with additional features that are specific only to Client Book. Display the date of a customer’s last activity or sale. Instantly view basic statistics, such as the total number of transactions, broken down by lifetime and month-by-month.

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Breaking It Off With Your Legacy System

iQmetrix

It can seem too good to be true when you find a point-of-sale software that is a perfect match for you. Retail Operations

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.,

Using POS Data to Understand and Improve Profitability

iQmetrix

According to an IBM survey , 62% of retailers say that big data and analytics give them a competitive advantage in their field. In order for companies to succeed, they need to leverage the analytics that today's best point-of-sale (POS) systems can provide. Retail Operations

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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.

Creating A Frictionless Shopping Experience With Technology And Data

Retail TouchPoints

Like an intrepid explorer, they want to be masters of their destiny, to plot their own journey. But they also expect a helping hand guiding them along the sales path. Some of the industry’s most innovative brands are already doing this.

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. This may sound futuristic, but this scenario is possible today largely because of the power and growing ubiquity of mobile.

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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. You can then analyze the success of those campaigns yourself — no IT required!

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The ROI of Equipping Your In-Store Staff with Comprehensive POS

iQmetrix

Choosing a point of sale (POS) system is kind of like getting married—you want to know what you’re getting into before you tie the knot and commit. Can it fit the needs of your business as you scale?

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10 Simple Tips to Boost Retail Sales

Springboard Retail

It's the million dollar question: how do I increase my store's sales? Well, there's no one million dollar answer, but we sat down with some of our retailers to get their tried-and-true tips for selling more, profitably. Plus, don't forget to download our free Point of Sale Report , where we dive deeper into each of these tips from the experts.

7 Benefits of Having a Modern Payment System in Your Corner

iQmetrix

Directly integrating to your point of sale, a modern payment system delivers a robust payment experience for both merchant and customer. From merchant services, to hardware procurement, to remote terminal solutions and everything in between, a modern payment system connects merchants to a total payment ecosystem. Retail Operations POS

What the Elimination of the Signature Requirement Means for Merchants

iQmetrix

Over the past few months, four of the major card brands announced that they are eliminating the signature requirement for EMV transactions. This change will come into effect for Visa , MasterCard , Discover , and American Express in April 2018, at which point merchants will be able to choose whether or not to collect signatures for point-of-sale purchases.

5  POS Software Essentials to Manage Inventory Effectively

Springboard Retail

A store is only as successful as its inventory, so here are five essential features your point of sale and retail inventory management software should provide to help you maximize sales, increase margin, and manage inventory effectively: Inventory Management POS Software Business of RetailThinking about switching to a new POS platform?

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Holiday Season Creeping Up On You? Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Still Under Attack

Retail TouchPoints

Online​ ​retailers​ ​are​ ​hit by​ ​the​ ​same​ ​types​ ​of​ ​attacks​ ​that​ ​other​ ​online​ ​firms​ ​receive,​ ​including:​ ​web​ ​application​ ​attacks,​ ​SQL injection,​ ​stolen​ ​customer​ ​credentials​ ​via​ ​phishing,​ ​etc.​ They have​ ​the​ ​worst​ ​of​ ​both​ ​worlds.​

Virtual Reality Fully Opens Window Into Consumer Behavior In-Store

Retail TouchPoints

By Alex Hunt, System1 Research Many manufacturers spend more than half of all their marketing dollars on in-store POS and promotional activity. And there’s now a much greater desire to understand the psychology of the shopper.

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.

Preventing Return Fraud During The Holiday Season And Beyond

Retail TouchPoints

By Kristin Secreto, InComm Product Control As a retailer, you know all too well the doubled-edge sword of the holiday season. It’s your most lucrative time of year but it’s also the time of year when return fraud occurs, which cuts into your profits.

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Investment in BigCommerce, Our Customers and Our Partners

BigCommerce

The software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce platform they built achieved near instant, widespread success among a global base of small and medium-sized businesses. Industry-leading site performance, security, and bug fixing were part of the package.

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.

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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Leverage The Sharing Economy By Adding Rental To Retail

Retail TouchPoints

By Andrew Chambers, Renterval LLC Sharing — it’s one of the first lessons we learn as children. While it’s instilled in us from an early age, the notion of sharing has come a long way since the playground. rather than buying, storing and eventually disposing of a purchase.

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Where else will your customers shop?

Salsify

Takeaway: In the wake of changing technology and an explosion of digital options for shoppers, the consumer the new point of sale. Today’s brands and retailers must enact consistent product content management across a wide variety of digital channels. Ecommerce

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.

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Achieving PCI Compliance [Checklist Included]

BigCommerce

This is particularly because many of us maintain large numbers of (supposedly secure) personal online profiles that afford us a convenient way to deal with recurring monthly or annual payments. This is the purpose of PCI DSS –– and every retailer is required to comply.

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.

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.

What is Reverse Logistics & Why is it Important?

PFS

As described by the Reverse Logistics Association (yes, it’s a big deal), “reverse logistics” refers to all activity associated with a product or service after the point of sale, with the ultimate goal of optimizing aftermarket activities to save money and take less of an environmental toll.

5 Ways an Integrated POS can Help Streamline your Cellphone Business

iQmetrix

As the guide puts it, “Looking back on how far we’ve come in just a decade, and knowing what’s on the horizon (think Internet of Things and billions of connected devices), the future is very bright for wireless retailers, if they can keep up with the speed of innovation and consumer expectations. It will be survival of the fittest, and the battleground will be the point of sale.”.

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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. All of these solutions are completely siloed from one another, making it difficult for marketers to see a full picture of their customers. It’s easy to see the value of this from a user perspective. Point-of-sale transactions in-store.

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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 to develop a framework for retail inventory reporting KPI's

Springboard Retail

The first step in managing your inventory effectively is m aking a commitment to use a modern point of sale solution to gather data. Next, it's time to determine the right set of KPI’s for your business. Inventory Management Data Business of RetailLastly, retailers must build the right reports, ones that hold them and their team accountable daily, weekly, monthly and annually.

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.

Retailers Can Learn Lessons From Consumers' Card Safety Concerns

Retail TouchPoints

One of the of the biggest issues people may think of when it comes to their credit or debit accounts being used for a fraudulent transaction is their physical cards being lost or stolen , according to Payments Source.

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.

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?

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. Some stores have cut down lines by giving staff mobile point of sale devices.