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5 Ways Clever Retailers Can Maximize Profit on Everything They Sell

submitted by Editor

Your profit margin is a metric that should always be on your radar, and for good reason: it answers critical questions about your business, like whether or not you’re making money or if you’re pricing your products correctly.

How NOT to Re-Engage Inactive Customers (and What to Do Instead)

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

This post talks about a huge blunder that some retailers make when trying to get inactive customers to come back, and offers pointers and examples of what they should do instead. Check it out and share your thoughts and tips in the comments.

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?

9 Benefits of Making the Switch to Cloud-Based POS

submitted by Editor

Whether you’re totally new to the idea or have been considering it for months, switching from traditional sales technology to highly intuitive point-of-sale, or POS, software is one of the smartest moves a small business can make.

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 Editor

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.

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.