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Why You Need A Second Source For Mobile Power
Just when you thought batteries and chargers weren’t sexy. Retailers don’t tend to think about batteries until it’s too late. Talk to anyone inside the enterprise who’s experienced a productivity stand-still due to a powerless mobile device, and you’ll quickly understand the need for a second source for mobile power. Yet, some retailers are concerned about voiding warranties. GTS’ Kadie Barrington talks to Erin Harris about why a second source provider for mobile power is absolutely critical to your business.
2015 Easter Holiday Promotions Analysis
Now that the holiday weekend has come to a close, it’s time to examine some of the promotions that retailers ran during and before the Easter holiday.
Connectivity: Changing The Brick & Mortar To Click & Mortar
With the right merchandising, retailers succeed in engaging with consumers and inspiring them to buy more products. Merchandising can range from custom signage or corrugated displays to interactive kiosks – the right one for you is dependent on your company’s needs.
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IN-STORE SYSTEMS/OPERATIONS INDUSTRY PODCASTS
Leverage Digital Signage & Kiosks To Improve Customer Experience
As always, we're here to help retail executives make informed decisions about technology and operations solutions for all their sales channels. In that spirit, our discussion topic today is improving the customer experience in the store. Our guest today, to help give us an expert’s point of view, is Alexandra Sneed, marketing manager for Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
The Continuously Evolving Receipt
Receipts are evolving right before our eyes. From digital options to coupons and advertisements, the role of the receipt is continuously evolving in retail. Here Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine, talks with Jon Levin, product integration manager with Star Micronics, about the changing role of the receipt.
Mobile’s Impact On Retail
Mobility is changing retail both for the customer and the associates. Here Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers Magazine, talks with Kevin Price, founder and CEO of AccuCode to discuss how retailers can deal with the changing mobile environment.
Retail WFM — Enhancing Customer Service While Maximizing Efficiency
Join Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine, as he discusses the major changes in workforce management (WFM) with Bob Clements, senior VP at Axsium Group.
WFM Is Conquering Real-World Issues In Retail
Workforce management (WFM) is taking the lead in in helping retailers deal with shrinking margins and slim budgets. Join me as I sit down with Jim Hoefflin, president and CEO of Empower Software Solutions, to discuss how WFM is helping retailers now, and into the future.
|Tech Spending 2015: The Any-Channel Revolution Takes Shape||Tier 1 Best Practices On An SMR Budget||Mobile In Retail: Reality Sets In|
|In 2014, retail investments focused on the consumer experience. In 2015, retail technology spending will meet shoppers’ collective calls for seamless engagement in any channel.||New technologies are helping small to midsize retailers understand their business better and are leveling the playing field with the big retailers.||With brand-new, digital paths-to-purchase, retailers are absorbing what those changes mean to their businesses — step up or get left behind.|
RETAIL IN-STORE SYSTEMS
The In-Store Systems and Operations resource center focuses on products and content in the Kiosk, Digital Signage, Merchandise Management, Payment Processing, POS Peripheral, POS Solution, Workforce Management, Task Management, and In-Store Mobile Technology.
Kiosks and Digital Signage include in-store and exterior displays of any scale that utilize unique features, graphics, tablets, displays, and other technology to attract customers and/or allow them to interact with products. These displays can include point-of-purchase displays, retail display kiosks, and interactive kiosks.
Merchandise management software helps retailers manage merchandising, inventory control, sales promotion, and other topics. Merchandise management solutions allow you to analyze, order, price, and distribute your inventory throughout your channels, often with real-time data. Many merchandise management solutions integrate with ERP systems and other common software.
POS Peripherals and POS Solutions encompass the large range of POS hardware and software that is available to retailers. POS peripherals include cash registers, cash drawers, receipt printers, mobile printers, tablets, handhelds, rugged devices, and more. POS solutions encompass the different types of POS software that is available including on-premise, software-as-a-service, and hybrid services.
Workforce Management and Task Management software provide retailers with a way to electronically approve, execute, and verify tasks, track employee time, schedule and monitor shifts, predict shift requirements, and much more.
Cummins Allison Selected As New Self-Service Coin Machines Supplier To SUPERVALU
Cummins Allison, the leading innovator and provider of coin, currency and check processing solutions, as well as ATMs, recently announced SUPERVALU INC., a U.S. grocery industry leader, has added Cummins Allison’s Money Machine 2 self-service coin counters across multiple store locations in Maryland, Missouri, Illinois and Virginia.
RETAIL INDUSTRY VIDEOS
Best Practices Of Shopping Mall Analytics At Mandalay Bay
See how shopping mall analytics data from ShopperTrak helped to change the operation of the Shoppes at Mandalay Place.
How To Improve Your High Picking Rate Environment
This video discusses how OPEX's Perfect Pick solution can significantly improve multiple aspects of your high-volume picking environment.
Video: EarthLink Secure Storefront
EarthLink can securely connect and protect your store network while helping you engage with customers and differentiate your in-store experience.
Fast Receipt Printer Demo By CognitiveTPG At NRF 2015
One of the products at the 2015 NRF show that caught my eye – though my eyes couldn’t quite catch up to it – was the A799II thermal receipt printer by CognitiveTPG. Promoted as the “fastest receipt printer,” the A799 shows in this video it can print the over 4,500-word United States Constitution in about 9 seconds. Cognitive executives told me the demonstration was inspired by French artist/engineer Thibault Brevet who presented at the SXSW Conference in 2014.