Category Archives: Technology in Retailing

Instagram Allows Retailers to Offer Shoppable Posts

As a social media platform, Instagram is huge. And it’s  still growing. It has well over 800 million subscribers. Yet, until recently, Instagram was not very retailer friendly. Now, this has changed. And the change will benefit both Instagram and … Continue reading

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Is a Deliverer Entering Person’s Home OK?

What do YOU think of this: A Deliverer Entering Person’s Home OK? Amazon believes many of its customers will love this practice. And that they will pay for it. But, critics say most people won’t want a stranger in their … Continue reading

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iPhone X Repair Costs Soar

The iPhone X is one of the most anticipated new products in years. Pre-orders closed early. And production delays will cause a huge order backlog. And all of this for a product with a starting price of $999. This post … Continue reading

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Oracle Partners with Retailers

Oracle provides a range of software capabilities. And Oracle partners with retailers on a regular basis.   Oracle Partners with Retailers Check out this video overview of Oracle Retail.   Now, look at these specific retail video examples from Oracle. … Continue reading

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UPS to Aid Retailers in Return Process

Many firms not named Amazon are looking for a way to greatly improve the customer return process. Now, UPS comes to the rescue. As Andria Cheng reports for eMarketer: “In retailers’ fight against Amazon, it looks like there is a new … Continue reading

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JetBlue’s Innovative Customer Service Software

JetBlue is known for its superior customer service. This helps engender customer loyalty, According to fliers’ ratings of the airline industry (as reported by the American Customer Satisfaction Index), JetBlue is the highest-rated domestic airline for customer satisfaction. To make … Continue reading

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iPhone Rolls On

Yes, iPhones are a big deal, which we discussed on Evans on Marketing when the 10th anniversary models were unveiled. Since introduction, the iPhone has represented a HUGE percentage of Apple’s total revenues. As the following chart from Statista shows: … Continue reading

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