The Battle for Hyperspeed Commerce in the Internet Age

Henry Helgeson | VIEW PROFILE

May 15, 2014

Hyperspeed Commerce

The Internet has facilitated new ways to connect consumers with products that were previously unimagined. There’s basically nothing you can’t buy online today, from a penny to a yacht. But the real challenge isn’t rooted in finding something online anymore; it’s in getting...

Showrooming, Webrooming and Local Searches

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

May 14, 2014

Showrooming, Webrooming and Local Searches

Each month, approximately 2.9 billion people access the Internet and a good portion of that activity is centered on shopping. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), online (e-commerce) retail sales now comprise over six percent of all retail activity.Over the past...

Buyer Knows Best: Retailers, Millennials, and Omni-Channel Shopping

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

April 9, 2014

Millennial Shopping Survey

Today's consumers have new expectations. Shopping today involved multiple mediums - in-store, online, and mobile. Consumers, especially millennials, have growing expectations about their shopping experience, regardless of the how and where they buy. The questions remain, “...

Finding Benefits in a Small Business Loyalty Program

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

February 26, 2014

Finding Benefits in a Small Business Loyalty Program

One of the best ways to grow your customer base is to reward them. Not only does a loyalty program provide a practical reason for continuing to buy, but it also provides information about your customers that allows their needs to be met more efficiently and effectively. If your...

Top 5 Holiday Tips for Small and Medium Businesses

Russell Harty | VIEW PROFILE

November 27, 2013

Holiday Shopping

Competing with Big Box Stores during the Holidays is Easier than You ThinkSmall and medium sized businesses (SMBs) may appear to be at a disadvantage when it comes to competing for holiday spending from consumers. But the reality is that they have some distinct advantages...

SmartPhones: Leveraging Technology to Improve the In-Store Shopping Experience

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

November 7, 2013

Leveraging Technology to Improve the In-Store Shopping Experience

 If you own a brick-and-mortar retail business and cringe whenever you witness customers wielding smartphones, you might want to rethink things a little. We've all heard horror stories about people visiting local businesses, scoping out the merchandise and then using their...

Tips to Find the Right Payment Technology for You

Russell Harty | VIEW PROFILE

October 23, 2013

Tips to Find the Right Payment Technology

Two growing trends are set to make the traditional approach to completing a transaction at a retailer’s point-of-sale (POS) device a thing of the past. The widespread availability of new payment technologies makes it easier and faster for customers to complete transactions. This...

Leveraging the Impact of Smartphones on the In-Store Shopping Experience

Shannon Andrade | VIEW PROFILE

September 19, 2013

Leveraging the Impact of Smartphones

If you own a brick and mortar retail business and cringe whenever you see customers wielding smartphones, you might want to rethink things a bit. We've all heard horror stories about showrooming - people visiting local businesses, scoping out the merchandise and then using their...

How Big is Mobile Shopping?

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

September 12, 2013

How Big is Mobile Shopping?

One of the latest buzzwords to grace the retail world is omni-channel, delivering a parallel shopping experience across all buying mediums (online, in-store and mobile) and leveraging back-end data to reinforce an enhanced and more personalized customer experience. Even at the ‘...

RSPA RetailNow 2013: Hot Topics

Russell Harty | VIEW PROFILE

August 13, 2013

RSPA RetailNow 2013

RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) is the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry. Their members include resellers, distributors, hardware manufacturers, software developers, consultants and service providers who bring retail technology solutions...