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5 Technologies Reshaping Retail

5 Technologies Reshaping Retail

Technology is continually playing a larger part in retail. With so many advancements and constant updates, the amount of technology at our fingertips can be overwhelming. Integrating technology into your store can help automate everyday tasks, ensure accuracy, and deliver a more engaging experience for shoppers. Virtual Assistants Voice-powered devices have revolutionized the way consumers … Continue reading

VR vs. AR – What’s the Difference?

VR vs. AR – What’s the Difference?

As Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) continue to gain steam, you might be wondering what the difference is, and more importantly – how it affects your business. Both AR and VR are based on the same technologies, which is a graphical overlay that is directed by the user’s experience, based on their movements. … Continue reading

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

The topic of the Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing in popularity. With so much talk, you may be wondering to yourself, “What is IoT?” The Internet of Things is defined as the technology that allows objects like home appliances, fixtures, or devices to send and receive data via the internet. More devices are being … Continue reading

What’s Trending: Smart Mirrors

What’s Trending: Smart Mirrors

Smart mirrors may be the future of dressing rooms, since they provide many perks to both customers and store associates. Shoppers can choose from a multitude of features, like being able to adjust the lighting, choose a different language, and request a different size or color. The mirror can also scan what they are currently … Continue reading

What’s Trending: Chatbots in Retail

What’s Trending: Chatbots in Retail

Many retailers are utilizing chatbots to answer simple customer inquiries that won’t tie up customer service representatives. Chatbots can provide product recommendations, process orders and send shipping information updates, answer simple frequently asked questions, and assist with the shopping experience. Utilizing chatbots on your store’s social media pages, like Facebook and Twitter, can enhance your … Continue reading

What’s Trending: Robots in Retail Stores

What’s Trending: Robots in Retail Stores

Having customer associates present in a store to answer customer’s inquiries is the main thing that separates brick-and-mortar from online stores. Often students do their research online, but they head into a store to get any remaining questions or concerns answered and ultimately to buy the product. It’s important to have retail associates ready and … Continue reading

What’s Trending: Drone Delivery

What’s Trending: Drone Delivery

In December of last year Amazon successfully piloted its first drone delivery in Cambridge, England. This service, called Prime Air will allow customers to receive their packages in 30 minutes or less. This is currently in its trial stage, but they are planning on expanding the private trial to more customers over time. Amazon’s drones … Continue reading

How To: Create a Seamless Omnichannel Experience

How To: Create a Seamless Omnichannel Experience

In a digital world, it’s no longer an option to be present online with retail sales through digital channels increasing 23% in 2015. Although your students still make purchases in stores, shopping now starts at home. With this in mind, it’s important to create an omnichannel experience that’s prevalent among Millennial shoppers so they can … Continue reading