Making Technological Tools Work Together

Making Technological Tools Work Together

Restaurants are leveraging digital applications to help boost sales and retain customers, but integrating those applications with existing systems can be a challenge.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fuzz Productions


5 Challenges Retailers Face with Barcoding Systems

5 Challenges Retailers Face with Barcoding Systems

Retailers rely on barcoding systems to enhance efficiency and productivity in a number of processes such as receiving, inventory management, and checkout. Retail operators may unknowingly sabotage the productivity of their stores, however, by using barcoding systems that don’t provide the functionality their operations require.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Zebra Technologies


Tokenization vs. Encryption Cheat Sheet

Tokenization vs. Encryption Cheat Sheet

Tokenization and encryption are often mentioned together because they both cipher sensitive card data; however, they are not interchangeable terms.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Clearent


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The evolution of the store associate

The evolution of the store associate

Flannery Higgins, global marketing manager, PCMS, explains why retailers striving to deliver a superior customer experience must embrace technologies to empower store associates.

ICX Summit exhibitors showcase tech innovation

ICX Summit exhibitors showcase tech innovation

One of the highlights of this year's ICX Summit in Dallas was the wealth of innovation on display at the ICX Discovery Zone, where attendees received hands-on demonstrations of customer engagement technology.

How to make your CRM Big Data small

How to make your CRM Big Data small

Lorcan Malone, president and COO of Swiftpage, explains how retailers can find a CRM that can scale to a business’ customer data needs by following a few guiding principles.

Kiosk trailblazer Panera Bread tapped as ICX Influencer of the Year

Kiosk trailblazer Panera Bread tapped as ICX Influencer of the Year

The Interactive Customer Experience Association last week honored excellence in interactive customer experience at this year's Elevate Awards dinner party to recognize and honor the individuals and organizations setting the pace in using technology to elevate the customer experience.

Why the 'endless aisle' works for the customer and the retailer

Why the 'endless aisle' works for the customer and the retailer

Consumers want more products and fast access to products. Retailers want to sell as much product as possible. An endless aisle strategy can deliver on both but retailers need to ensure the customer experience is well thought out, according to experts.

Identifying the foundation of digital transformation in retail

Identifying the foundation of digital transformation in retail

Sanjay Srinivasan, chief technology architect at Vonage, explains how a software-defined WAN can play into deploying a robust customer experience.

What retailers should know before delving into digital signage

What retailers should know before delving into digital signage

Digital signage works when it comes to increased sales, stronger customer engagement and meeting consumer needs. But it requires a strategy and objective well before the hardware and software decision.

Legacy mall home to cutting-edge retail customer experiences

Legacy mall home to cutting-edge retail customer experiences

The Microsoft store, Fossil, Lego and Tesla offer up unique interactive customer experiences within the 53-year-old NorthPark Center mall in Dallas.

AI can boost customer engagement if brand is open to change

AI can boost customer engagement if brand is open to change

Artificial intelligence can allow retailers to improve the customer experience and gain valuable insights, but it is necessary to identify the core capabilities the company hopes to attain and be willing to make organizational changes.

Augmented reality more accessible to retailers, brands

Augmented reality more accessible to retailers, brands

Though AR is still in its infancy at retail, a pair of presenters at Infocomm said that it offers a new way to excite consumers, and is more economical than creating physical experiences.

Why the future of retail belongs to visual discovery

Why the future of retail belongs to visual discovery

Pinterest provides a visual tool to enable the discovery process online. Millions of consumers already use Pinterest to get ideas for everyday needs — food, apparel and home décor.

How payments innovation is hindering the customer experience

How payments innovation is hindering the customer experience

New technology and innovation is changing the way consumers want to pay, but the increasingly rapid pace of change also creates challenges and vulnerabilities for self-service equipment providers.

Cycle Gear taps data analytics to steer retail business forward, boost customer experience

Cycle Gear taps data analytics to steer retail business forward, boost customer experience

Motorcycle parts and apparel retailer boosts revenue and bottom line with HeadCount's traffic and conversion technology.

Why delivery is playing a starring role in the retail customer experience

Why delivery is playing a starring role in the retail customer experience

Consumers are driving retailers to deliver an enhanced, multi-pronged and expansive delivery experience and those not hopping on the bandwagon will likely be left in the dust. Experts offer insight and tips are making sure that doesn't happen.

How AI, AR & VR impact retail this year (apocalypse not included)

How AI, AR & VR impact retail this year (apocalypse not included)

James Hoshor, senior mobile strategist and solutions architect for Propelics, explains that with artificial reality initiatives impacting consumer engagements in 2018, virtual reality should also start to gain adoption by retailers this year.

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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.

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