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Using Stores to Enhance the Customer Experience Is an Opportunity—But Online Transactions Come with...
"There has been a measure of handwringing over the challenge of having retail stores act as fulfillment and processing centers for online transactions, but...
The Next E-commerce Emerging Market: The Middle East
By far the largest economic engine in the United Arab Emirates over the past five years is e-commerce. Dubai’s population is approximately 3.2 million, over half of which is comprised of foreign nationals who are moving in droves to the UAE simply for one thing—work. This is now creating a global melting pot that is driving the demand for retail e-commerce. With all this growth brings growing pains for certain businesses, including the transportation industry.
The Big Picture: Retail Video Today and What’s Coming Tomorrow
Visual information is no longer the only — and perhaps not even the primary — component of a video surveillance system. Images are still valuable, but it is the data inherent within them that provides for new applications and value. A camera is now a computer with a lens. Video once provided LP with extra eyes. Now it also offers brains.
A Root-Cause Analysis May Help Reduce Shrinkage
As the industry transitions from bricks and mortar to “bricks and clicks,” the capabilities of existing systems are being stretched thin, and many retailers have not fully integrated the new technology required to manage loss and reduce shrinkage effectively in an omni-channel world.
Loss Prevention Data: Who’s Responsible?
Listening to loss prevention leaders discuss their relationships with information technology (IT) departments and offer advice for strengthening them can seem a bit like eavesdropping on marriage counseling.
The Reality of Retail and E-commerce Today
The more retail e-newsletters and alerts you receive, the worse you may feel with the constant drumbeat of store closings, retailers filing bankruptcy, and elimination of jobs in our sector. Is this reality, or is it Chicken Little syndrome?
6 Steps to Calculate ROI for New RFID Solutions
With appropriate RFID solutions, store associates can easily restock merchandise on the sales floor, replenish out-of-stock items, improve inventory accuracy at the point of...
Searching for Reality in Retail
Read any retail trade publication or mainstream news-media article about our industry, and chances are that you will walk away feeling bearish on the...
Making the Most of Loss Prevention Technology
More than ever, it seems that those in loss prevention are being faced with a plethora of new loss prevention technology solutions. In fact,...