Category Archives: Technology in Retailing

Voice Assistants Have Come to In-Store Shopping

The technology behind virtual assistants, such as Alexa and Siri, keeps rapidly advancing. Not only can we order from our homes.  But some voice assistants have come to in-store shopping.   See How Voice Assistants Have Come to In-Store Shopping … Continue reading

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Mixed Results With Augmented Reality

More than five years ago, we discussed augmented reality (AR). We highlighted the “magic mirror” used in retail stores. At that time, it was predicted that AR would rapidly gain popularity. But, according to new research, there are mixed results … Continue reading

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Applying Artificial Intelligence

As we know, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) is taking off. Thus, today’s post takes another perspective on applying artificial intelligence. For a good understanding of AI, read these two posts: Artificial Intelligence Insights from Intel and Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading

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2018 Retail StatPack

In conjunction with Oracle and Bronto, eMarketer offers a FREE Retail StatPack. Just click on the image. Then fill out the short form to download the report.    

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Do Shoppers Like Dynamic Pricing?

We all like to feel that we get bargains when shopping. But that’s not always the case. See More Gamesmanship on Retail Prices — Even Online. And When Is a “Sale” a Sale? Today, we look at do shoppers like … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Best Digital Channel

As we have noted before, digitizing the retail supply chain is essential. Today, look at choosing your best digital channel. After all, there are various options from which to select.   Choosing Your Best Digital Channel According to Rob FitzGerald, writing … Continue reading

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Data Analytics Can Enhance Customer Experiences

We know that using data analytics can enhance customer experiences. And in a big way. Thus, this post takes a marketing client perspective of analytics. For a further look at data analytics, visit these posts: Data Analytics Can Help Predict … Continue reading

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