Category: retail trends

How to Personalize the Customer Experience: 5 Quick Tips for Retailers

Personalization is one of the most important aspects of retail and one of the biggest industry trends for 2017. The key to building lasting relationships with customers, personalized shopping experiences generate satisfaction and loyalty on the part of the consumer — and increased revenue for the retailer. If you’re not already providing personalized journeys in one way or another, it’s imperative that you start. Consumers are becoming more and more particular about the retailers they choose to shop with (in part because of the immense surplus of choices), and they’re much more likely to buy from a retailer that makes

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3 Powerful Tips for Running a Thriving Gift Shop and Homeware Store

For home and gift shops, the retail landscape is more competitive than ever. Since these stores sell a lot of what consumers might consider commodities, it’s easy to lose out on establishments selling the same items for less. We’ve got some tips for running a thriving gift shop or homeware store.

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What to look for in a POS: Software Advice shares their latest insights

With retail becoming increasingly competitive, it’s more important now than ever to have a system in place that gives you a bird’s eye view of your sales, customers, inventory and employees. Point of sale (POS) software brings a lot of these benefits and more, automating processes to save you valuable time amidst the hustle and bustle of retail environments. We spoke with Justin Guinn, retail market researcher at Software Advice, a site that researches iPad POS and other point of sale systems. They shared their latest findings with us looking at the benefits of POS, and insights from retailers thinking

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10 Retail Success Tips to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

Every business wants to make each year better than the last, and at Vend, we’re all for helping retailers do exactly that. So for this post, we’ve put together some action steps that you can implement to help make 2016 your best year yet.

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4 Major Trends Top Retailers are Investing In (and How You Can Do It Too)

Big box stores can be intimidating. Aside from their size, these companies also have deeper pockets, larger workforces, and plenty of resources to implement sophisticated technologies or strategies in their stores. But just because retail giants have all that fancy stuff doesn’t mean that small to medium businesses can’t compete. As an SMB, you too can access—and afford—the advanced solutions that larger retailers have. In this post, we’ll look at some of the latest trends and technologies that the big guys are investing in, and talk about how SMBs can keep up. Omnichannel retailing Being omnichannel—that is, letting customers shop

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