Amazon monopolizes much of the conversation around retail, between its popular Prime program, advances in shipping logistics, Amazon Go’s payment technology, and most recently the HQ2 contest and the circus than ensued. But, there is one sleeping Amazon giant that arguably has played an even bigger role in startup, ecommerce, and technology innovation: Amazon Web […]
Choosing a point-of-sale (POS) system is a big decision. The right system can make your business operate much more efficiently, help manage inventory, provide data to make better purchasing and staffing decisions, and improve customer service. Many of the POS systems available for retailers advertise similar features. But, they are not all created equal. Here’s […]
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 […]
Amazon Storefronts is an Amazon microsite that highlights independent retailers that manufacture or handcraft unique products. Amazon launched this subset of their ecommerce platform in September and accompanied it with a national TV advertisement featuring The Little Flower Soap, an indie retailer that has used Amazon to grow their business on a national scale. The […]
It is crucial for independent eccommerce retailers to stand out against Amazon by creating powerful online experiences for customers. Using artificial intelligence (AI) to create this personalized journey could help boost sales and traffic, both in store and online, for businesses. “In this fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in, an easy-to-navigate site, fast shipping, and […]
Gen Y and Gen Z seem to be spending the most amount of time on social media platforms Snapchat and Instagram, and retailers are taking note. Many big brands such as Victoria’s Secret® and Target® have advertised through both sites and in May, Instagram started allowing selected users to purchase items from retail ads directly […]
After the first Amazon Go store showed huge success, the ecommerce giant is planning to open yet another Go store in Seattle, just a few blocks away from the first one. What makes the Amazon Go store so unique is their cashierless, no line, no wait way of life, and customers cannot seem to stop […]
What if you could tackle common challenges like retention, acquisition, engagement, and brand awareness, all with a single program?
Mobile location data offers the possibility to gather real-time information about consumers through their smartphone, rather than trying to infer attributes and behaviors from other sources like store data, census surveys and IP addresses.
Held this coming June 5-8, 2018 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, the four day IRCE event will be packed with presentations by over 200 industry leading speakers and well-known companies and brands including Warby Parker, Eloquii, Beachbody, Chewy.com, Rue La La, Pinterest, and Houzz.