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What Brick and Mortar Retailers Can Learn from Alibaba’s New Retail Strategy

Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories

Increasingly, ecommerce giants are expanding into physical retail, because they’re learning what retail brands and manufacturers already know:...

Point-Of-Sale Analytics Help Brands Drive Sales, Become a Better Partner to Retailers

State of In-Store, Fashion & Accessories, Footwear

This guest post was contributed by T.J. Blons, Sales Manager, Supplier Analytics at SPS Commerce, a ThirdChannel partner. 

Inventory Management is the Bridge Between Online and Brick-and-Mortar

State of In-Store, Fashion & Accessories

It’s surprising to some that the physical retail space is a key component of online shopping. While consumers may start their shopping journey online, many visit brick-and-mortar stores to see and...

Stop the Disappearing Associate Act with Mobile Technology

State of In-Store, Home Improvement, Fashion & Accessories

Most consumers today have experienced the vanishing retail associate act: The associate, when asked to locate a product, will tell a consumer they're going to "check the system" or "see if it's in...

New Store Formats Show Promise for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

Industry Trends, Home, Fashion & Accessories

Earlier this year, Target unveiled plans for new store layouts to accommodate changes in the retail industry. The goal is to create separate spaces for the errand-running shoppers and those taking...

Brands Like Coach and Victoria’s Secret Are Shrinking to Grow

Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories

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Likes Per Square Foot: Integrate Instagrammable Moments Into Your Sales Strategy

Industry Trends, Outdoor Goods, Fashion & Accessories

Search online for "Instagrammable retail" and a host of articles pop up, from lists of the most Instagram-worthy coffee shops in London to showcases of the most visually inspiring home décor shops...

Survival of the Fittest: Darwinian Theory Applied to Retailers

State of In-Store, Sporting Goods, Fashion & Accessories, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

Despite many recent news headlines, the retail industry overall is booming. Industry sales in 2017 are expected to rise by 3.8% again, outpacing the GDP growth at about 2.1%   Even sales in brick...

What Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report Means for the State of In-Store

Industry Trends, Home Improvement, Fashion & Accessories

Last week, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker shared her annual Internet Trends Report. Interestingly, this highly anticipated commentary on all things internet has some strong...

Beyond Pokémon Go: The Promise of Augmented Reality is Real for the Retail Industry

Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

Augmented reality is influencing sales for brands retailers across the globe, as it transforms brick-and-mortar shopping into an exciting and informative experience for consumers.

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