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The Future of Retail: 5 Types of Stores That Will Dominate Main Street

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Brick-and-mortar isn’t dead—it’s evolving. Sure, traditional shops may be in the decline, but in their place we’ll see other “breeds” of stores that are equipped to keep up with the new shopping habits of consumers.

The ultimate retail disruption – Consumers are the new POS

submitted by Chris Petersen

Armed with smartphones, consumers have literally become the point of sale. Yet, retailers are still trying to herd them through checkout lanes. How retailers adapt to consumers as the POS is a key predictor of who will thrive.

Retail in 2015: The age of uncertainty

submitted by James Bickers

In so many different ways, it's going to be fascinating to see what we're talking about at this time next year, which strategies and technologies have made a difference and which have been abandoned.

How Retailers Can Use Social Influencers to Boost Engagement and Sales

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

There are now a lot more opportunities, solutions, and strategies that retailers can look into in order to leverage social influence, and in turn, drive customer interactions and sales. This post looks at successful influencer campaigns and offers tips on how to execute them correctly.

Five things to look for next week at NRF

submitted by James Bickers

The BIG Show is bigger than ever, so where do you begin? Start with our checklist of five things to look for at retail's biggest gathering.

Pop-ups: How temporary storefronts are changing brand loyalty

submitted by Laura Heller

Pop-up shops are among the most buzzworthy retail opportunities of 2015. The idea of placing a shop within a shop is not new—department stores have been doing it for years as a way to highlight new designers and collections. But the pop-up of today has evolved into something far more sophisticated.

75% of retailers will ID shoppers at the door

submitted by Laura Heller

By 2020, nearly two-thirds of retailers say they will identify shoppers by their smartphone as they enter a store. There are plenty of barriers to achieving this goal, but is it inevitable?

Urban Decay Adds Some Glitz To Mobile Search

submitted by Alicia Fiorletta

Cosmetics, by nature, are highly visual and have a variety of subtle characteristics. So sifting through hundreds or even thousands of products is daunting.

Learn how Urban Decay is improving the mobile search experience to help customers find products faster.

3 Order Fulfillment Trends Retailers Can’t Ignore in 2015

submitted by Francois Bondiguel

If there’s one thing that people can’t get enough of these days, it’s instant gratification. A recent study has shown that 90% of modern consumers expect real-time customer service, while 89% expect to be able to schedule a service whenever they need it. Read on to learn three ways retailers can fulfil orders in 2015.

Time Theft in Retail: How Much It’s Costing You and How to Prevent It

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Time theft is costing you more than you think! This post talks about the different forms of time theft and what you can do to prevent or address it.