Verizon Helps The Geek Squad Get Serious By Matt Pillar, chief editor
With help from Verizon, Best Buy’s Geek Squad is set to offer comprehensive IT services to small-to-medium sized retailers. How will Geek Squad agents handle the shift from catering predominantly to consumers, and what does the move mean for the retail IT channel?
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Finely Tuned Cross-Channel Forecasting By Matt Pillar, Integrated Solutions For Retailers
Since 1954, Lakeshore Learning Materials has been one of the premier developers and manufacturers of high-quality educational products for early childhood programs, elementary schools, and homes. The 2,000-employee company supports a thriving retail Web business, catalog sales, and 56 store locations nationwide.
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Navigating The New LP Landscape, Guest Series Part 2 By Andrew Wren, chief executive officer, Wren Solutions
This article, as part of a four-part series, will discuss how retailers can adopt a holistic LP strategy that unites people, processes, and technology to add value and prevent loss throughout the entire organization. You can review Part 1 of this series here.
Addressing The Hidden Operational Losses Impacting Profit Margins Point-of-sale (POS) losses cost retailers 40 billion dollars annually and substantially impact bottom lines. While some of this shrink can be attributed to employee theft and fraud, the majority of it is actually caused by common and costly operational issues.
The ROI Of Pre-Employment Selection Pre-employment selection assessments have the potential to contribute a great deal to one of the most business-critical and frequent decisions your organization has to make.
How CMS Drives Traffic And Improves The Retail Experience For retailers, the content control afforded by a CMS supports the tactical agility necessary to move merchandise via promotions and sales, meet the needs of information-hungry consumers, and manage day-to-day outreach to a consumer base via the site and social media integration.
The iPad — An End-To-End Solution For Retailers? By Bob Johns, associate editor
The retail point of sale (POS) is undergoing a massive transformation, due in part to the rise of the tablet. Specifically, the iPad has made its way into the retail POS at check-out counters, self-checkout kiosks, and as a mobile solution. One company that has leveraged this technology is Revel Systems, Inc. I recently spoke with Revel Systems’ founders, CEO Lisa Falzone and CTO Chris Ciabarra, about how they are using the iPad in the retail space.
Our "Merchant-led" Seattle Platinum Meeting, October 1 to 3, will focus on in-depth group discussions and expert opinion sharing concerning future trends in the electronic payments and fraud sector. This unique panelist format will be highly interactive and engage merchant members on issues most vital to our industry. Keynote speakers include Avivah Litan, vice president and distinguished analyst from Gartner! Click on the banner to register and to see the latest agenda.
Our retail customers were looking for a way to enrich their customers’ in-store experience. Ultimately, they wanted to increase sales, using mobile technology to differentiate themselves from their competitors.
Salvatore Pugliese, VP of IT and systems at Hart Stores, a Canadian department store chain with 92 stores, is in the process of overhauling the company's ERP (enterprise resource planning) system in various phases.
The use of mobile devices has long been commonplace in retail stores across the globe. A recent survey by AMR Research/Gartner concluded that mobile store technologies will cover 72% of all retail locations during this year.
Today’s consumers are among the most well connected ever. With the emergence of ubiquitous wireless networks and mobile device adoption, retailers are challenged with managing complex interactions with today's connected consumers to build a consistent brand experience in-store, online, and with mobile commerce.
ISR Digital Edition
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!
DiCentral's Mary Kleespies and Steve Babbitt will explore vendor compliance best practices in this three-part webinar series. These summer school sessions will answer questions surrounding the benefits of vendor compliance and will highlight the efforts necessary for suppliers to meet retail business and EDI requirements.Click here to register.
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