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Amazon’s Prime Day is a Christmas-in-July size win for all retailers

submitted by Laura Heller

Retailers have been trying to make Christmas in July happen for as long as I've covered retail, with little effect. Amazon's upcoming Prime Day promises to be a big win, and not just for Amazon.

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.

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.

Verizon NRF Panel: EMV Alone Is Not Enough

submitted by Bernadette Wilson

With October 1, when liability for fraudulent card transactions will shift to merchants without EMV-enabled systems, is just months away, A panel hosted by Verizon Enterprise Solutions at the NRF 2015 Big Show discusses why EMV alone is not enough to make card data secure.

SHOEme CEO Shares Company Goals For 2015

submitted by Alicia Fiorletta

Roger Hardy is infatuated by all things retail. More specifically, the Founder of Hardy Capital Partners is a retail guru of sorts who strives to entrench himself in businesses that have innovative strategies and strong growth potential.

Organized Retail Crime Now Impacts Nearly 100% of USA Retailers

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

The USA National Retail Federation (NRF) recently published the 11th annual Organized Retail Crime (ORC) survey. The latest data indicates that almost 97% of retailers have been a victim of ORC in the last 12 months. Solutions to address ORC include....

Do you have a “canary” or radar for predicting disruptive trends?

submitted by Chris Petersen

Old habits die hard. Many marketers are clinging to media and metrics of the past when consumers are literally disappearing. The changing pattern of omnichannel consumption requires detecting trends … early!

How To See Past The Cost Of EMV Solutions

submitted by Bernadette Wilson

Here is information retail IT VARs can share with SMB merchants who are grappling with the the cost of an EMV system. It offers ways SMBs can overcome cost objections: budgeting or HaaS programs, the ROI from fraud prevention and data security, and the benefit of customer perception you are secure

The Black Dot – An eye opening story for business and our life

submitted by Chris Petersen

In business, and life, we all get caught up in details and lose perspective. Sometimes, it takes a simple story to make us ponder what is important, and open our eyes to potential we miss around us.

3 Critical Questions Retailers Should Ask Before the Holidays

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Prepping for the holidays? In this post, we’ll take a look at three critical (but sometimes overlooked) questions merchants should be asking. Have a look and make sure you’ve answered them before the holiday season officially kicks in.