Businesses and consumers all over the world have been using Microsoft Office since it’s initial release in 1990. It’s helped to keep businesses organized and easy flowing. But now, organization and communication has never been easier as new wave technology continues to stream its way into our lives.
In today’s digital world, every business needs an online presence, whether you sell organic baby clothes, gourmet barbecue sauce, or marketing services. Most consumers do online research before making purchasing decisions and your website informs how they view your brand.
According to Supermarket News, about 45% of consumers have shopped for groceries online, but 60% of that group says they rarely do so. The biggest barrier to online grocery shopping is perishables like meat and produce.
Brick and mortar independent retailers capture the hearts of their communities and play an integral part in them. The bond created in-person through new connections and friendships born between businesses, customers, and neighbors can be recreated by small online businesses through visual merchandising.
Augmented reality (AR) – don’t think it’s for you? You might want to think again. Recently, Independent Retailer’s Meaghan Brophy sat down with Caspar Thykier, CEO of Zappar.com, to learn more about how the company’s AR platform can help retailers large and small to grow their income and generate additional foot traffic in-store.
Seen as a forward-thinking company, H&M added online shopping back in 1998, establishing the very first online market in Sweden. But, for the fast-fashion behemoth, it seems like lately they may have lost their forward-thinking mojo.
The U.S., which is normally a leader in innovation, has fallen behind when it comes to renovating payment methods. In the U.S., mobile payment transactions reached $112 billion by the end of 2016.
Pepper, a humanoid robot by SoftBank Robotics, serves as a day-to-day companion for humans. A year ago, Independent Retailer interviewed Steve Carlin, vice president and general manager of SoftBank.
The cryptocurrency trade has been on a wild roller coaster over the past few months. Those who have invested in bitcoin and other currencies are holding their breath as values rise and fall at rapid speeds.
As a retailer, you’ll want to maximize your opportunities in both online and offline retail worlds, keeping shoppers happy and spending their money in your store. Here’s how you can use retail email marketing to do just that.