Amazon Killer: The Physical Store? By Matt Pillar, chief editor
Some of the throwback retailing innovations we’re seeing – such as enabling cash payments online and drive-thru order pickup and returns – will not only build brick-and-mortar relevance, they will create a powerful customer convenience advantage that the likes of Amazon can’t match.
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Migration To LED Saves Money... And The Environment By Bob Johns, Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine
As margins decrease and retailers look to protect the bottom line, an added benefit has arisen from cost-saving measures — protecting the environment. This is occurring as companies seek new energy management solutions and move to eco-friendly options to save on energy costs.
Merchandising That Earns Its Keep — A Handy Co-Op Calculator By Dave Zoerb and Robin Richardson, Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.
Co-op support can be a powerful tool for both the brand marketer and the retailer. Our Co-op Calculator allows you to change variables and immediately see the impact on your sales model, including helping determine the retail “break even” points.
Adding Advanced Functionality To POS Via The Cloud Saving time and money while improving efficiencies is the mantra of today's smart retailers. SaaS cloud-based solutions can provide that combination of benefits by offering a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to traditional, on-premise solutions.
Customer Experience Versus Merchandising Metrics By Inez Blackburn, retail expert/marketing consultant
Did you know that merchandising methods trace their roots to the industrial revolution where products were merchandised to maximize manufacturing capability? Does the old adage "pile it high and watch it fly" really work in our current economy?
How UPS Is Transforming Its Business By Bob Johns, associate editor
As UPS has grown its consultative approach to fulfillment, it has added solutions that enable retailers to better manage inventory and direct-to-consumer deliveries. These enhancements are especially helpful when it comes to returns management — one of the lowest-rated categories in the survey.
August 13 to 16, 2012
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The Timberland® company, a global leader in the design, engineering, and marketing of premium-quality footwear, apparel, and accessories for consumers who value the outdoors, needed a new printer solution to automate their merchandise ticketing process.
Many successful retailers use workforce management solutions to improve store management and profitability by leveraging day-to-day store data. Not surprisingly, the choice of what type of data to use can significantly affect the total impact workforce management tools can have on retail businesses.
Integrated Solutions For Retailers is excited to announce the release of its latest version of the magazine's digital edition. The July 2012 edition is fully optimized for mobile devices and features the latest technology to speed up page loading times and enhance the reading experience. Enjoy!
Marketers are now deploying new "event-trigger" based marketing strategies that capitalize upon optimal moments within the individual customers' life cycle and are seeing amazing results. Leading analysts indicate that event-triggered marketing can potentially save 80% of your direct mail budget and drive response and conversion rates that are five times higher than that of traditional mass-marketing campaigns. Register.