Everything But Water adopts Mi9 Retail End-to-End Suite

Everything But Water said it is using the Mi9 Retail End-to-End Suite to increase business efficiency, streamline processes and improve visibility into merchandising operations and order fulfillment.

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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.

Paul Price to keynote Interactive Customer Experience Summit

Paul Price, CEO of marketing technology company Creative Realities, will offer ICX Summit attendees his expert insights and real-world examples for putting the 'wow factor' into the customer experience.

Can you, and should you, accept Apple Pay?

Balancing the benefits and the costs of new or upgraded point of sale equipment are key considerations when deciding whether Apple Pay is a good move for your business.

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 modern improvements to the retail training manual

From gamification to law-enforcement simulations, technology is improving the ways retailers can get new associates up to speed.

Commentary: The tech and features that shoppers want

A new large-scale shopper survey sheds light on consumers who mix online and in-store shopping in whatever way is most convenient for them.

Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, states her case for why retailers need to have a way to reach consumers anytime and anywhere.

In retail cyber-security, bigger isn't always better

Here are four surprisingly non-technical reasons small- to mid-size retailers have a leg up when it comes to fighting cyber-crime.

Drinking from a digital signage firehose at Retail's BIG Show

Digital signage and dynamic place-based media expert inundated by the digital flood at this year's National Retail Federation show.

Execs from Overstock.com, Massachusetts Division of Banks headline speaker lineup for Virtual Currency Today Summit

Conference, held April 29 in Boston, will explore the growing trend of consumers using bitcoin and other virtual currencies as a method of payment.

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NEWS


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.

IBM empowering Shiseido Beauty Consultants with mobile platform

IBM has announced its collaboration with global cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido Co. Ltd. to provide its nearly 10,000 Beauty Consultants in Japan with mobile apps designed to provide new customer services, customer-centric product improvements and social innovations.

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.

Vibes seeks to improve mobile marketing with new initiative

WalletAds is a patent-pending mobile ad technology that enables consumers to "tap and save" branded content and offers to Apple's Passbook or Google Wallet directly from a mobile ad.

Data security, omnichannel initiatives top retail CIOs' priority lists

With recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a unified and differentiated customer experience, retail CIOs agree that security and digital innovation are top priorities for 2015.

TouchSuite launches POS for SMB retailers

The tablet-based POS includes capabilities such as drag and drop functionality, automated commissions, exchange processing, customizable inventory, wireless print capabilities for labeling, built-in tax rates, and a marketing suite.

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.

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.'

Mobeewave secures funding from Russian firm for mPOS expansion

Montreal-based company claims it is the world's first and only provider of dongle-free NFC mobile payment terminal products enabling payment acceptance on smart devices.

Nedap introduces cloud-based RFID solution for retail stores

According to the company, !D Cloud is the first solution in the market that enables retailers to significantly improve their on-shelf merchandise availability without major investments or changes to their existing IT infrastructure.

Mobiquity and ShopAdvisor announce partnership

Mobiquity Networks, which operates a national location-based mobile advertising network, has reached an agreement that will enable ShopAdvisor's nearly 2 million mobile app users to be uniquely notified of preferred and relevant products that are available near them.

Mobile still tops retailers' priority lists

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

Bindo users now able to print barcodes through their iPad POS system

Partnership with Brother aims to make inventory management easier.

Video goes inside a Chinese bitcoin mine

As of October when the cameras were allowed into the operation, the mine was generating more than 4,000 bitcoins per month for its owners and investors.

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The modern retail store is a high-tech place, even if the products it carries are decidedly low-tech. From inventory management to point-of-sale to digital merchandising, the technology behind the retail experience can be incredibly complex. Use this research center as a quick way to keep up-to-date with what is new and exciting in retail technology.