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What’s Trending: In-Store Pickup

What’s Trending: In-Store Pickup

In-store pickup is growing in popularity, combining the ease of online shopping with immediate gratification. An Internet Retailer survey found the most common reason people use in-store pickup is to avoid shipping fees. Many of the largest store-based retailers have successfully rolled out in-store pickup as an added convenience for shoppers. This allows customers to … Continue reading

What Your Students Expect in 2017

What Your Students Expect in 2017

2017 has been deemed “The Year of Customer Experience,” and for good reason. Retail has become a competitive market, and getting through to students is increasingly challenging. With so many different technologies available to retail, like virtual reality and artificial intelligence, your students now demand a different level of service. Customer experience has risen to … Continue reading

2017 Marketing Trends to Focus on

2017 Marketing Trends to Focus on

As 2016 comes to a close, you’re probably wondering what’s trending for 2017 and maybe feeling a little overwhelmed. With the holidays approaching, products to order, and a business to run; that leaves limited time to explore what tactics you should really focus on for next year. This easy infographic gives you everything you need … Continue reading

How Augmented Reality is Changing Retail

How Augmented Reality is Changing Retail

Augmented reality aims to address common shopping annoyances and engage customers. This technology allows consumers to digitally overlay selected products over a picture of their real-life, helping consumers make informed decisions. A survey conducted by Walker Sands, a digital marketing agency, found that 55% of consumers think virtual reality will influence their buying decisions in … Continue reading

The Future of the Campus Store

The Future of the Campus Store

Earlier last month The New York Times published a piece focusing on transitions within campus stores. ‘As Amazon Arrives, the Campus Bookstore is a Books Store No More’ discusses a common theme we’ve seen on campuses, students are going elsewhere for their textbook purchases. This begs the questions where will students go for books and … Continue reading

Are You Ready for a Show Stoping CAMEX?

Are You Ready for a Show Stoping CAMEX?

  Audio Wireless Tech We added great new vendors to our selection of industry classics. Monster® has a sonic profile to meet the needs of any music lover, slip into a fresh new way of listening with their high-performance headphones. Happy Plugs can be seen in over 100 DSC stores since their October 2015 launch. … Continue reading

Top 10 Tech Product Categories YOU Should Carry

Top 10 Tech Product Categories YOU Should Carry

Every campus is unique when it comes to their retail needs, but tech is universally loved. Connect with students and faculty by offering the latest and greatest in every technology category. Everyone loves to be impressed, so show off the product categories your campus store has to offer. Follow this list to maintain a connection … Continue reading