Study: Consumers still prefer bricks to bytes

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TimeTrade recently published The State of Retail, a report designed to ascertain the current perceptions and behaviors that drive retail shopping.

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5 loyalty program dos and don'ts

Experts discuss the five fundamentals of a successful loyalty program.

Discovering the best tactics for your retail kiosk

Finding the correct space for your retail kiosk can be a challenge. This means you have to become skilled at finding ways to make your kiosk stand out.

Is your promotional process a positive customer experience?

A robust promotional strategy has become an integral element of nearly every organization’s marketing mix. However, promotions without the right structure could turn a positive into a negative.

What Macy’s, Neiman and Guess reveal about price wars

The price of retail success will never be found on a tag. It will be registered with the emotions of the consumer as she leaves the store.

3 myths keeping customers away from online shopping

Dan Leberman, vice president North American online small and medium business unit for PayPal, debunks the myths that inhibit e-commerce.

Retailers cautious about embracing upgraded payment options

Although technology continues to enhance the customer experience, retailers are still guarded when it comes to embracing upgraded payment options.

What is bitcoin's retail future?

While enthusiastic about the virtual currency's future, bitcoin experts sounded a note of caution about retail consumer adoption.

5 ways to improve your hiring

Doug Fleener, former director of retail for Bose Corporation, lists five ways to improve retail hiring practices.

What lane are you in?

There are some retailers that focus on customer service. Blogger Cindy Pass takes a look at why these companies are worthy of recognition, and why a "confused customer won't buy."

Retailers enhancing customer experience with interactivity

A look at why adding interactive digital signage could give retailers a seamless customer experience.

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Report: Consumers will use subscription-based services if easy, affordable

Consumer study reveals top subscription services and how super subscriber shoppers select Internet, cable, mobile phone, streaming, grocery and other services.

Walmart releases position statement on farm animal welfare

Walmart, and its membership-model outlet Sam's Club, recently released a statement lining out its position on farm animal welfare.

Annoushka launches e-commerce system

Jeweler partners with Tryzens to upgrade e-commerce platform using Magento Enterprise to support growth plans.

Amazon Prime Now adds one-hour delivery from local stores

Starting in Manhattan, Amazon Prime Now will deliver groceries and more from D’Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy’s Bakery.

New platform released in hopes of linking in-store, online shopping

Store-Sync is designed to drive e-commerce and in-store sales by providing a seamless experience for shoppers who use both digital and traditional channels.

Research identifies 'Brand Mavens' transforming retail

Research from CashStar and Texas A&M Center for Retail Studies reveals that brand mavens have enormous purchasing power.

RGCA forecasts big gift card sales this summer

Retail Gift Card Association bi-annual shopper survey reveals shoppers' preferences for giving, receiving, redeeming and exchanging gift cards.

Creepy or Cool: Study reveals how consumers react to digital personalization

Study of over 1,000 U.S. consumers finds that "cool" features help shoppers discover relevant products, information; "creepy" ones identify, target, track.

Target to add RFID tag technology

Target will begin its RFID rollout in a small number of stores late this year.

DICK'S Sporting Goods named 'Shipper Partner of the Year'

Manhattan Associates announced this week that DICK'S Sporting Goods has been voted recipient of the annual "Shipper Partner of the Year" award.

Study: Retailers struggling with omnichannel shopping

CFI Group reported that the average shopping experience is no longer either in-store or online; it's an interwoven process, and shoppers are finding flaws.

7-Eleven in Phillipines enhances loyalty platform

Datalogic QuickScan devices will be used to enhance loyalty programs that provides reward points and promotional discounts at checkout.

H&M looking for retail employees

Swedish fashion retailer H&M launched its first national recruiting campaign boasting its benefits, pay and sustainability efforts.

Whole Foods and Cravy partner to test grocery delivery

Cravy, a West Palm Beach, Florida-based technology company, and Whole Foods Market have teamed up to test an on-demand delivery program for residents in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, Florida.

Digital interactions drive brick-and-mortar sales

Deloitte Digital Study: Digitally-influenced sales are five times larger than e-commerce sales; consumers use of mobile for price checking declines 30 percent.

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It is no longer enough to merely sell products and services - today, successful businesses engage their customers on both intellectual and emotional levels. Learn how digital signage can accomplish both goals, while invigorating the bottom line.