Clicks to bricks to clicks: Bringing curated commerce back into the store

Clicks to bricks to clicks: Bringing curated commerce back into the store

Three ways retailers can imitate the online product curation model to create a boutique shopping experience.

Infusion Retail Experience Lounge, New York

Infusion Retail Experience Lounge, New York

This year at NRF, Inclusion brought some highlights from its New York Experience Lounge. Although the "Big Show" has come and gone, the Lounge itself is still open for visits for a limited time, at the company's headquarters at Broadway and Houston.

BLE vs. NFC: The future of mobile consumer engagement now [infographic]

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communications (NFC) are playing a key role in helping mobile technologies redefine how businesses and consumers engage with one another.

Microsoft Connected Fitting Room at NRF 2014

Microsoft Connected Fitting Room at NRF 2014

The fitting room is the crucial place where a customer decides whether to make a purchase. But most of the time, the customer is alone behind a curtain when that decision is made, without support or assistance from the retailer....

NRF 2014: The show floor, in tweets and vines

NRF 2014: The show floor, in tweets and vines

Attendees made good use of social media at this year's BIG Show.

Tapping big data to improve the customer experience

Tapping big data to improve the customer experience

We will have 40 trillion gigabytes of data by 2020. What are we going to do with it?

What the future holds for retail iPad apps

What the future holds for retail iPad apps

From low-bandwidth video to eco-friendly communication, the tablet will transform retail even more than it already has.

Is digital signage enough to deliver great retail experiences?

Is digital signage enough to deliver great retail experiences?

A creative director offers three ways to do more with your in-store screens.

Digital signage and the 'Store of the Future'

Digital signage and the 'Store of the Future'

A digital signage integrator offers a look ahead to the future of omnichannel and brick-and-mortar retail.

BrightLogic demos interactive floor

BrightLogic demos interactive floor

At this year's Customer Engagement Technology World, BrightLogic showed its Active Floor, which combines a splashy user experience with deep data analytics on how customers are interacting with it.

Five ways to make waiting in line a better experience

Five ways to make waiting in line a better experience

Distraction is the name of the game when it comes to a waiting line.

Understanding the Mobile Location Analytics Code of Conduct

Understanding the Mobile Location Analytics Code of Conduct

Retailers can comply with best practices for customer privacy while still ensuring the best holiday shopping experience.

'Tis the season for digital signage at Saks Fifth Avenue

'Tis the season for digital signage at Saks Fifth Avenue

Digital signage is playing a leading role in this year's Saks Fifth Avenue holiday display in New York City.

CETW: Nanonation's interactive entertainment system

CETW: Nanonation's interactive entertainment system

Nanonation CEO Brian Fairfield demonstrated the company's new interactive entertainment system, designed for use in restaurant and retail environments, at this year's Consumer Engagement Technology World event.

Five steps toward developing 'programmable retail'

Five steps toward developing 'programmable retail'

Retail strategist discusses how to bring certain characteristics of the e-commerce world to the brick-and-mortar store.

CETW: Mobile marketing expert talks anti-showrooming strategies

CETW: Mobile marketing expert talks anti-showrooming strategies

Survey data reveals an across-the-board increase in all showrooming behaviors.

Is ShopThis another nail in the coffin of traditional retailers?

Is ShopThis another nail in the coffin of traditional retailers?

Before the proliferation of digital media, a primary way of learning about new products was through magazine articles and ads. To remember the cool stuff or great offers, people literally tore out the ads and coupons.

Report: M-commerce grew 24 percent over the last 12 months

Report: M-commerce grew 24 percent over the last 12 months

Consumers are increasingly turning to their smartphones and tablets for specific retail activities.

Three lessons sci-fi can teach us about interactive experiences

Three lessons sci-fi can teach us about interactive experiences

Wouldn't it be great if all you had to do to create an awesome interactive experience was copy what we see in the movies?

Commentary: The showrooming myth

Commentary: The showrooming myth

The "false paradigm of showrooming" will only distract retailers from the real task at hand.

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