Ingram Micro, iQmetrix partner on POS and inventory visibility

As part of a new agreement, Ingram Micro Mobility announced it will integrate with iQmetrix's RQ Retail Management system to provide its retail customers with real-time point-of-sale (POS) and inventory visibility.

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The ROI of social engagement

Current social media trends put the focus on context.

Why the empowered customer is good for retail

While the Internet trained consumers to be extreme deal-seekers, the mobile revolution is empowering them to be extreme convenience-seekers.

Crowdsourced shopping site sends users on a Hunt

The Hunt boasts 3 million users, who work to help other users find specific products online for purchase.

The rise of social selling in 2015

Early attempts by brands to gain followers and fans on social media are now giving way to more sophisticated efforts to leverage the power of social influence to convert sales.

Commentary: Retailers are leading the fight toward greater security

Sandy Kennedy, President of RILA, calls on Congress to pass legislation that enacts a single, preemptive national data breach notification standard.

Three micro-trends of the retail customer experience

There are several ways the retail customer experience is actually becoming smaller, and it seems to be a good thing for sales and customers.

Five e-commerce revenue leaks you need to plug

The holy grail of 1-to-1 personalization presents a challenge that 55 percent of online retailers haven't even begun to address, although several key elements are easy to implement today.

Five things to look for next week at NRF

The BIG Show is bigger than ever, so where do you begin? Start with our checklist of five things to look for at retail's biggest gathering.

The basics of bitcoin for retail

E-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers targeting millennials and other tech-savvy consumers should give serious consideration to accepting the virtual currency.

Survey names 'naughty,' 'nice' online retailers when it comes to security

Criteria for judgment included password requirements, personal information requested and how much effort they put into helping their customers follow good security practices.

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Bigcommerce, Square partner on e-commerce offering

According to the companies, Square merchants with brick-and-mortar stores in the U.S. and Canada can launch a branded, customizable store in just a few minutes.

Two-thirds of consumers expect drone-delivery in the next five years, study says

According to the Walker Sands 2015 Future of Retail Study, two-thirds of consumers expect to receive their first drone-delivered package in the next five years, and nearly 80 percent are willing to pay for it.

GuestLogix lands agreement for onboard iPhone retail platform with large air carrier

Global provider of ancillary-focused merchandising, payment and business intelligence technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry today announced it will be supporting one of its largest customers' initiative to implement Apple iPhone devices for multipurpose use by flight attendants onboard.

Modest intros new platform aimed at streamlining m-commerce

Modest, a company founded by four engineers from President Obama's re-election campaign, today introduced a mobile commerce platform for retailers designed to allow them to create a free mobile app store or drop a smooth shopping experience into an existing mobile app in minutes.

Flipp adds shopping list feature to mobile circular app

Software company Wishabi has announced the 2.0 version of Flipp, its digital shopping circular app, now available on iPhone and iPad.

UK retailer Fat Face selects NetSuite for multichannel

Through its responsive website, Fat Face benefited from a substantial increase in sales throughout the busy Christmas shopping period, achieving higher customer conversion rates and delivering a dramatically improved experience across all devices.

Report sees growth in multichannel grocery shopping

Multichannel grocery shopping is surging across the globe, with the birth of a new child being a primary driver of an increased propensity to buy online, according to the findings.

SSL no longer acceptable for data protection, PCI SSC says

Weaknesses in the secure socket layers protocol will require revisions to the PCI DSS — and upgrades to providers' encryption methods.

GoCoin co-founder and CEO to keynote Virtual Currency Today Summit, April 29 in Boston

Steve Beauregard, co-founder and CEO of payment platform GoCoin, will keynote VCTS on the 'the next disruptor in payments.'

NRF issues statement on White House Cybersecurity Summit

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection held today at Stanford University:

Visa to eliminate 16-digit account number for remote purchases

The move expands the company's Visa Token Service, which is intended to protect sensitive card information.

Mobile still tops retailers' priority lists

A new report finds mobile as a percentage of online sales increased 50 percent in 2014.

Survey says physical stores still preferred over online

According to the survey, only 27 percent of U.S. consumers say they shop online weekly.

Nearly two-thirds of American shoppers don't trust retailers to protect their data

A new survey finds considerable concern for the security of credit card and personal information not only online, but also in brick-and-mortar stores themselves.

Target names Tesco's Mike McNamara as new CIO

McNamara will join Target from U.K.-based Tesco PLC, where he worked for more than 15 years. In 2011, McNamara was named the global supermarket chain's chief information officer, with responsibility for all information technology systems.

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The Internet boom changed the way people shop, and today it is rare to find a retailer that does not have an online presence of some sort. But online sales are very different from real-world sales — and making sure the experience is consistent with in-store is crucial.