Hearts on fire or ashes to ashes?: Reigniting the retail industry’s love affair with mobile technology

Our new report – Hearts on fire or ashes to ashes? Reigniting the retail industry’s love affair with mobile technology – will help retailers identify why their in store mobile programs have stalled and create a technology roadmap.

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Sponsor: Moki


The Connected QSR

Successful restaurant operators typically are skilled at serving great food, not managing IT infrastructure. A 4G LTE network can make the task of managing a restaurant's digital devices a breeze.

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Sponsor: Cradlepoint


[Infographic] Mobile shopping in 2015 - where does the store fit in?

Our new infographic – Mobile shopping in 2015 – where does the store fit in? – will help retailers identify why their in store mobile programs have stalled, and create a technology roadmap.

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Sponsor: Moki


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January's top 5 stories: Tech, trends and strategies for 2016

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles at Retail Customer Experience in January just in case you didn't keep up and were focused on keeping those New Year resolutions.

Talking With: Zebra Technologies on why Wi-Fi is a must-have retail technology

Implementing a free guest Wi-Fi can pay off in more ways than one and by 2017 an estimated 56 percent of retailers will be on board. But every retailer needs to be in the game.

Amazon: We're focused on boosting customer satisfaction, customer experience

During its earnings call Thursday Amazon leaders didn't seem too upset about falling short of some analysts' financial expectations and drove home the message it's aiming to make customer experience better than ever.

Mobile banking continues to evolve

As consumers demand more access to their favorite brands at all times, financial institutions are trying to oblige.

New York company debuts pure mobile-only grocery checkout

While AmazonFresh, FreshDirect and Peapod have offered consumers varying degrees of online and mobile grocery ordering for several years, the in-store experience could use some help.

Discount Tire wheels out mobile payment with one goal in mind

The 56-year-old largest tire and wheel retailer realizes that buying tires isn’t usually a fun time for consumers so it wants to make the purchase point as easy and pleasing as possible.

Mobile is affecting commerce decisions for retailers

At the NRF Big Show, a panel discussion about what's next in payments focused on the role technology has played in consumers' expectations as they interact with their favorite brands.

Talking with HP retail product chief Cory McElroy

Mobile security is a challenge for any retailer hoping to lure in the mobile device shopper. HP's Cory McElroy says the key is to not become complacent with a security strategy and continually evaluate and look for opportunities to enhance it..

Kmart chief: We're focusing on the fun factor and meeting shopper needs

Kmart's strategy is to provide every shopper, whether online or in a store, the best consumer experience and is relying on both old and new approaches to fulfill the goal.

Why 2016 may be the year of the mobile website shopper

Next year may be the year of the mobile website consumer, and retailers need to be ready.

Click and collect: A hat trick retailers can't pull off?

'Sort of works' is not acceptable for today's omnichannel consumers.

Zappos’ Santa Claus feat leaves big shoes to fill

A recent act of kindness by Zappos has some wondering if it could spin its reputation for feel-good experiences into a marketing tool.

Mitigating cybersecurity threats to ensure customer experience is a safe one

Although the nationwide rollout of EMV technology is beginning to eliminate some security concerns, experts expect to see an increase in online fraud as fraudsters turn their attention to online sales.

Year in Review: 5 insights on why data will remain critical in 2016

Data, specifically given the looming Internet of Things technology ahead, will prove even more critical for retailers in 2016.

Year in Review: Top mobile news, strategy insight of 2015

There were two big 'm' words for the small and big retailer in 2015: millennial and mobile. Both factored big in strategy, merchandising, reassessing payment approaches and enlisting new technology to stay on top to meet, and hopefully exceed, the consumer’s expectations.

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Mobile Retail Monday is a weekly column on mobile apps by retail customer experience designer Mike Wittenstein. Each week, you'll get a test drive of a leading retail app including pictures of key features and commentary on what works—and what doesn't.

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