FEATURED IN-STORE MOBILITY CONTENT
Infographic: How To Keep Pace With New Customer Demands In Stores
This Infographic from NEC addresses shoppers buying behaviors in five key areas retailers are facing today.
The Holiday Trends Report from CFI Group provides an interesting perspective on the crossroads of mobility in retail; where its value shines in the hands of associates, how smartphones are changing the consumer's path to purchase, and how they collectively impact retailers' mobile and cross-channel strategies.
The pace of mobile shopping continues to accelerate, with global revenue through mobile commerce expected to grow from approximately $2 billion in 2013 to $62 billion over the next five years'.
Most of us don’t have much trouble understanding the value of rugged mobile solutions in extreme environments – like mining or oil & gas, but many of us don’t immediately recognize the reasons for a rugged mobile computing solution in less extreme environments – like general field service, healthcare and retail.
Despite greater adoption of in-store technology to increase productivity and help drive sales, getting the best out of those solutions remains the great, unfulfilled opportunity for retailers.
ARTICLES FROM INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR RETAILERS
Personally Interact With Your Consumers Via Mobile Devices
A mobile device expert says handhelds are evolving purchasing habits.
How Tablets Can Improve The Customer Experience
Luxottica uses caching software to drop online response time from minutes down to seconds.
A New Perspective On MDM
As mobile devices become indispensible tools to everyone from distribution center employees to customer-engaging store associates, retailers are paying more attention to their impact on the customer experience. As such, they’re paying closer attention to their mobile device hardware investments, increasingly through the deployment of MDM (mobile device management) solutions. That retailers are accepting MDM as a necessity is not surprising; according to our 2014 Retail Tech Spending Survey, mobile POS and non-POS-enabled mobile devices for store associates are our readers’ top two spending priorities this year. Nearly half of retailers call mobile POS hardware their top in-store hardware priority, and close to 40 percent will outfit associates with mobile devices to assist them with inventory and customer-facing tasks like CRM and clienteling.
Making The Most Of Your Mobile Investment
Without a doubt, mobility continues to be a hot topic for retailers. However, the conversation is now beginning to extend beyond how retailers can best use mobile in their stores to how retailers can ensure an extended product life cycle and a long-term ROI for the application they choose to deploy.
Mobility: Helping Managers And Associates Save Time
Mobile devices not only make customers happy, they can also improve day-to-day store operations.
IN-STORE MOBILITY PRODUCTS
Motion J3600 Tablet PC
The J3600 is tough enough to survive harsh mobile work environments, making your mobile job more productive. For the strongest, brightest, most viewable display, choose the Motion View Anywhere® display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass.
Your content is everywhere – on smartphones, tablets, e-readers, laptops or desktops - and iAPPS is built to make you look good on all of them. 44% of the U.S. online population (or about 107 million consumers) ages 8-64, owns a smartphone and uses it daily - up from 31% in 2011
Motion F5t Tablet PC
The Motion F5t is a tablet PC that is meticulously designed, thoroughly developed, and purposely built for field productivity. The F5t is lightweight, rugged, and mobile weighing in at only 3.3 lbs and MIL-STD-810G tested and IP54 tested for moisture and dust.
MaaS360 Mobile Application Management
Smartphones and tablets are transforming businesses by increasing productivity, raising efficiencies and improving customer satisfaction. However, the proliferation of mobile devices can’t be left unchecked without securing sensitive enterprise data, especially in this BYOD era.
MaaS360 Mobile Device Management
MaaS360 helps IT administrators streamline the process to provision, manage, and secure today’s expanding suite of smartphones and tablets, all from a single portal.
As a fully integrated cloud platform, MaaS360 simplifies MDM with rapid deployment, and comprehensive visibility and control that spans across mobile devices, applications, and documents. MaaS360 supports all devices including the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Kindle Fire.
Motion CL910 Tablet PC
The Motion Computing CL910 Tablet PC is durable, lightweight and purposefully built for mobile business. Running Microsoft ® Windows ® 7 Professional and powered by the Intel ® Atom ™ N2600 Dual Core Processor, the CL910 delivers increased performance while maintaining a battery life of up to seven hours.
IN-STORE MOBILITY NEWS
Tenth Annual ShopperTrak Users Group Conference Reveals That Understanding Shopping And Buyer Behavior Is The Top Challenge For Retailers
ShopperTrak, the leading global provider of consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics, held its tenth annual Users Group Conference in Chicago June 3-5th.
Panasonic Toughpad Line Gets Smaller, Tougher With Rugged Handheld Tablets
Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, recently announced the U.S. launch of its fully-rugged, 5-inch handheld tablets. The Toughpad FZ-E1, powered by Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld, and the Toughpad FZ-X1, running the Android 4.2.2 operating system, are enterprise-class handheld tablets — with voice and data connectivity — designed for mission-critical mobile workers.
Fortinet Extends Partner Education Program With New Segmented Online Network Security Courses
Fortinet ― a world leader in high-performance network security ― recently announced new segmented online courses that prepare network administrators to implement, manage and operate Fortinet products within a network.
Fortinet Invests In Enterprise Identity And Access Management Provider Centrify
Fortinet, a world leader in high-performance network security, recently announced it has invested in Centrify, a leader in unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile environments.
Infinite Peripherals Evaluates ROI Of mPOS At Retail
As mobility grows increasingly popular at retail stores, Infinite Peripherals, Inc. (IPC), the leading developer of mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) devices, now gives merchants a valuable tool to examine its impact on business.
e-Nabler Announces Distribution Relationship With Ingram Micro For eMobilePOS Software
e-Nabler Corp., creator of the award-winning mobile POS software eMobilePOS recently announced it has signed a U.S. distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s largest technology distributor and global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services.
IN-STORE MOBILITY MULTIMEDIA
Mobile Payments — How Can Retailers Juggle All Of The Options?
Payments in retail are undergoing one of the largest shifts in history, with the impending move to EMV chip-and-pin and the rise of mobile payments. Here, Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers, talks with Erik Vlugt, Vice President of Product Marketing at VeriFone, to discuss the rapidly changing world of payments in retail, the impact of mobility, and the challenges retailers face as they try to implement for today and the future.
Datalogic Lynx™ PDA Mobile Computer - Perfect For The Retail Environment
Datalogic Lynx™ PDA improves connectivity within the Retail marketplace while enabling quick and accurate functions such as price checks and inventory stock checks.