Footwear has been a strong and dynamic retail category over the last decade thanks to the proliferation of specialty niches and the growing demand for specialized footwear designed to meet specific needs in terms of function and style. So it is not surprising that brands have turned to footwear to
Openbravo Commerce Cloud offers four big benefits for specialty retailers moving to the Cloud. Together, these benefits constitute a powerful and, in our opinion, unique value proposition. Strong Retail Functionality to Manage your Business in the Cloud First, the Openbravo Commerce Cloud provides comprehensive support for the full range of
Earlier this year, US luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue raised the stakes by opening Saks Downtown Men’s store, a 16,000 square-foot space entirely dedicated to men´s categories. Aaccording to a recent Ogilvy report, the menswear market is expected to grow 1.5 times faster than women’s fashion over the next year.
Cloud computing is changing the IT landscape and while the retail industry has traditionally had a conservative attitude to new technology, it is clear that cloud computing is poised to play an essential role in every retailer’s strategy to face the challenges ahead. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, 70%
As 2017 is now well underway it is time to talk about some great new architectural features we are delivering within the Openbravo Commerce Suite: the Openbravo Store Server component. We actually started delivering parts of this in 2016 and now it is time to tell you more about it! Openbravo Store Server is
Not Just IKEA: technology helps retailers succeed in today’s dynamic furniture and home decor market
Before IKEA erupted on the market in the 1980’s, furniture and home decor was not a very dynamic part of retailing. Furniture was often inherited or bought only when people set up home and then kept as long as it lasted. Furniture stores often kept pieces in the showroom or
Today’s consumers are increasingly willing to use new technologies to shop and one of the latest technologies to gain traction in retailing is chatbots. These allow consumers to access personalized shopping and customer service options in a way that is comfortable and relevant. A recent report from Publicis Groupe’s DigitasLBi found