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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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AI Applications in Retailing

As we have noted before, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) by retail companies and others has really taken off. The best is still yet to come — exemplified by the video clips below. According to Bryan Wilson, reporting for … Continue reading

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Are These Shoes Meant for Shopping?

Over the years, retailers have done lots of research on shopper behavior. including eye tracking and facial recognition. Now, we can add shoe (foot) tracking to the list of research techniques used by retailers. As Oliver Smith reports for The … Continue reading

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Are YOU Prepared for Ad Blocking?

Ad blocking is becoming an enormous problem for online retailers, going from a nuisance a couple of years ago to a major threat today. ARE YOU PREPARED TO HANDLE IT? Technopedia describes ad blockers as follows: “An ad blocker is … Continue reading

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What Was Hot in Technology? 20 Years Ago!

We tend to spend a lot of time looking at the “hot new things,” such as connected vehicles, virtual assistants, and a lot more. But, as retailers, we infrequently look back at the past to see what was hot then … Continue reading

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The Value and Results of Live Chat

As we have posted before, Live Chat has become a more valuable practice in the online retailer’s toolbox. So, where are we with Live Chat today? James Arnold, Business to Community — “You’ll find that the benefits of using a live … Continue reading

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Uber Drop-Offs Right to the Store

There is now a new opportunity for Uber, the ride-sharing firm: Delivering customers right to the retail store. As reported by Lauren Johnson for Advertising Week: “The ride-hailing app is partnering with location-data company Yext to let retail brands create … Continue reading

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