by Jerry Thomas Distribution is often an unrecognized and under-appreciated element of strategy, yet it is almost always an important factor in a winning strategy. Distribution refers to the channels, logistics and processes to move products and services from the point of manufacture, production, or creation to the ultimate end-users. When “distribution” is linked to […]
According to Retail TouchPoints, 90 percent of retailers plan to implement buy-online, pickup in-store (BOPIS) by 2021. And, for good reason: more than half of consumers nationwide have used BOPIS within the past year. 61 percent of shoppers that use this pickup tool end up buying more products when they visit the store to pick […]
by Kasey Cover, Digital Marketing & Consumer Loyalty, FasTrax Solutions As a retailer, it’s important that you keep an eye on your most important investment: your inventory. FasTrax’s Warehouse solutions handle the heavy lifting of your inventory management needs so you don’t have to. It all starts with software and barcodes, and a not-so-secret solution: […]
School’s not yet out for the summer. But for many retailers, back to school buying starts now. And, for good reason. Back to school shopping is one of the longest retail holidays, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most lucrative. The National Retail Federation reports that shoppers spend more on back-to-school and back-to-college than […]
Spring has sprung. Well… almost. There’s no better time than the present to freshen up your store for yourself, and for your customers. Having a great retail display can make all the difference. The way you display products and organize your store can be the difference between stellar sales or a deadbeat season. So, let’s […]
The holidays are over, including retail holidays Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Super Saturday. But, there is still one retail holiday left to contend with: National Returns Day. This more informal holiday takes place in the beginning of January when consumers flock to the stores and the Post Office to return or exchange holiday […]
RICS Software, a POS and inventory management platform used by nearly 2,000 independent retail stores across North America, is introducing a new ground-breaking capability that connects retailers and brands. Starting in the footwear category, RICS will provide access to product catalogs from brands from right inside the RICS Back Office feature. No more hassling brands […]
By Dean Frew, CTO & SVP RFID Solutions at SML Group Whether in Europe, the Americas or Asia, the retail industry is currently facing an epidemic. In the past, commentators weighed in on trends such as ‘the death of the highstreet,’ how to obtain and retain brand loyalty and how to improve customer experience. However, whilst […]
Dashboard OSM is an innovative cloud-based software solution created specifically for small to medium sized online retailers.
Darren Schwartz and Doug Nolan found themselves with a problem. The successful small chain of tobacco industry stores they owned were in need of a new inventory and pricing system, but nothing that was on the market at the time was a good fit. What to do? Well, if you’re Schwartz and Nolan, the answer was simply to build your own specialized software system and move forward.