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Use the Spirit of Christmas In Your Store!

submitted by Kevin Graff

Here we are, just 12 'sleeps' away from Christmas day. Do you have the Christmas spirit yet? Does your staff? How about your customers? The truth is, if you have it, you're more likely to be able to share it with those around you.

A Propitious Four-Star Amazon Clicks to Bricks Experiment

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Visually let's walk through Amazon's new Four-Star physical store, read some early reviews, and understand why this is a worthy customer experience experiment on the road to the future of retail. Not perfect, but a good beginning.

Get The Heck Out Of The Backroom!

submitted by Kevin Graff

During countless trips through numerous stores over the past few weeks we couldn’t help but notice a predominant and very disturbing trend … it’s next to impossible to find a manager on the sales floor! It’s time to get the heck out of the backroom!

There’s a clear roadmap for Retail IT resellers in 2019. Are you being left behind?

submitted by Jim Roddy

I recently talked with a Retail IT channel veteran about several issues including the future roadmap for POS resellers. We concluded there are essentially two paths forward – and only two paths – for Retail IT VARs for 2019 and beyond.

Staring Into the Auspicious Future of FaceID Technologies – The Surprising Global Forward March of Facial Recognition – Part 4

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

In this Part 4, we look at the growing list of emerging FaceID applications, introduce defeating technologies, discuss privacy, and close the series with insights on our digitally connected future. The genie on the potential disruption and business opportunities of face recognition solutions is out.

5 Things To Do NOW To Drive Holiday Sales

submitted by Kevin Graff

It's hard to believe Christmas is almost here. Are you ready to make this a great selling season? There's no reason why you can't sell more! Here are 5 things we think you need to get on top of right now if you haven't already...

It’s an Amazing FaceID Small World After All – The Surprising Global Forward March of Facial Recognition – Part 3

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

In Part 3, we focus on China. Read in this post about China installing over 600 million CCTV cameras, see the fining of jaywalkers through video, the pace of Asia digital retail change, and face recognition being deployed in 11,000 7-Eleven stores in Thailand.

The Surprising Global Forward March of Facial Recognition – Part 1 – Your Face is The Next Computer Cookie

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

In January 2018, in a D&D Daily "Live from NY" interview, we debated the impact of iPhoneX on FaceID technologies. This new Apple iPhoneX had just placed the disruptive future of facial recognition technology in our pockets. In Part 1 we discuss USA/UK retail trends and the face as a computer cookie

Face It Security Industry, More Technology Disruption Is Coming – The Surprising Global Forward March of Facial Recognition – Part 2

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

All industries including security are being disrupted by new multi-technology layered innovative solutions. Everyone is now fully aware that the future requires continuous fine tuning (often software driven) of business models to deliver immersive customer experiences. Your face as the passport.

It’s Almost Here…Happy Black Friday Selling!

submitted by Kevin Graff

At this time of year when things are so busy, there are all kinds of distractions that can cause both you and your staff to lose focus. What are we talking about here? Too many shipments, long line ups, sore feet, busy schedules, short tempers. Some tips on how to stay focused on your targets...