Leveraging Big Data Requires Dedicated Strategy By Matt Pillar, editor in chief
With this promise of unprecedented insight for merchandisers, marketers, and inventory managers, it will be difficult to exercise restraint and dutifully analyze and strategize your plan of attack on big data. While there's no question that those who grab the keys to unlock big data early will create competitive separation, this is no time for hasty decision-making.
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Turn Customers Into Brand Advocates By Erin Harris, associate editor
J. Hilburn provides men's luxury clothing via direct sales. Not only is J. Hilburn the reseller, but it is the manufacturer as well, and 1,400 sales representatives resell the merchandise.
Guest Expert Series
Timeclock Technology: Changes Shaping Retail Workforce Analytics, Guest Series - Part 1 A Q&A with Larry Dawson, vice-president, marketing, Accu-Time Systems
Human capital is both the greatest asset and the greatest expense that a retailer deals with on a daily basis. Being able to access and control access to this information becomes critical as the management of this asset becomes more important. Recently there have been major developments in biometrics and wireless technologies that affect workforce management and have reshaped how retailers and other industries approach this part of their business.
Maximizing ROI By Leveraging Market Optimization Application Submitted by Pitney Bowes Business Insight
Katz Group, founded in 1990 by Daryl Katz, is the leading integrated retail pharmacy network in Canada and a leading drug store group in North America. Encompassing more than 1,800 pharmacies in North America, Katz Group banners include such renowned brand names as Pharma Plus, The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Guardian and I.D.A, and its flagship brand Rexall. Led by the company's ethos to be "a pharmacy first", Rexall has adopted a unique model for its pharmacy outlets.
Zappos Enhances The WOW Factor Submitted by SAP for Retail
Formed in 1999 to "WOW" consumers with a dazzling variety of shoes and other products sold exclusively online, Zappos.com Inc. now wows over 10 million customers.
Dungarees Recaptures Revenue From Abandoned Carts Submitted by Bronto Software, Inc.
Dungarees is a widely trusted retailer for work clothing, including brands such as Wolverine Boots, Filson Luggage & Bags and one of the largest inventories of Carhartt apparel anywhere online.
How EDI Benefits E-Commerce, Inventory, And Your Bottom Line By Bob Johns, associate editor
With all of the recent changes in EDI requirements and standards, B2B communications have really become a focus for retailers as they attempt to control inventory and expand their online presence. One pain point frequently expressed by retailers is always paperwork; invoicing, labeling, shipping, tracking, billing, receipts, and much more. This is where electronic data interchange (EDI) comes in.
Mobile applications, tablets, and other devices can create new security and compliance challenges. We invite you to join us as we explore this topic and take an in-depth look at strategies and techniques for reducing the risks of your mobile applications and devices. During this hour-long webinar, you'll learn:
• How to address risks across multiple mobile platforms;
• Tactics for securing storage holes, back end systems, communications, and sensitive information;
• How to avoid accidental disclosure of sensitive data from mobile devices and tablets;
• Practical lessons in mobile application and mobile device security.
Laser printers have long been used in label printing applications primarily because laser printer hardware was already in use and its multi-function capability made it easy to adopt into the application. Since adoption was easy, often operating costs, cost of ownership, and technology solution evaluations were overlooked.
A provider of business software faced increased competition and falling customer retention. They saw their share of wallet from existing customers threatened and sought to take action before it impacted their bottom line.
Merchandising is the life-blood of a retailer. The collective merchandising community, whether the divisional merchandise manager, buyer, planner, analyst, or executive is constantly under immense pressure to drive performance.
Mike Burge, president and CEO at MI9, talks to Erin Harris about how MI9's broad customer base allows the company to detect trends that indicate upcoming changes in retail. Burge discusses those trends, how to raise your retail intelligence, and more in this informative podcast.
RSO Digital Edition
Integrated Solutions For Retailers is excited to announce the release of its latest version of the magazine's digital edition. The March 2012 edition is one of the first that is fully optimized for mobile devices and features the latest technology to speed up page loading times and enhance the reading experience. Enjoy!
How you can deliver more relevant messages by leveraging online and offline events? This webinar will highlight examples of companies who are driving revenue through use of preferences, data, and events to trigger personal messages that drive more opens, conversions, and revenue.