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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.

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.

Ecommerce Product Photography Guide: How to Take Pictures That Attract and Convert Customers

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Want to learn how to take killer product photos? We caught up with professional photographers and experts and got them to share their secrets. Check it out!

Making stores matter in a multichannel world

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

McKinsey analysis on evolving technology and consumer behavior changes and the five imperatives retailers need to adopt for multichannel success.

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.

10 Truths You Need to Know about Geolocation

submitted by Joe Skorupa

Retailers want to stop the bleeding from a multi-year decline in foot traffic and paltry gains in comp-store sales, so many are testing geolocation solutions to influence consumers in real-time in stores. However, geolocation will not work for every retailer. Here's what you need to know.

5 Key Ingredients of a Winning Loyalty Program

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Most people assume that rewards programs are all about well, rewards. The fact is though, perks are only the tip of the iceberg. Your program shouldn’t just bribe customers, it should instill genuine loyalty and attract repeat patronage because shoppers have a real connection with your brand.