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Retail Trends

Data privacy is a hot topic particularly after Facebook’s shock admission that it had improperly shared information on up to 87m users. And it’s going to get hotter, especially in Europe, where a new piece of legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation, comes in to effect on May 25. It

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Retail Trends

What’s so special about Openbravo Web POS? It is a question many retailers ask us so let’s take a  closer look at Openbravo’s POS solution and how it helps you as a retailer. In today’s retail environment, you need to give customers good reasons to want to keep coming back

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Retail Trends

Is your POS system giving customers what they want? The rise in mobile payments and the growing popularity of customer self-service are two recent trends that retailers cannot afford to ignore. Fortunately, the latest release of Openbravo Commerce Cloud (18Q1) makes it easy to add mobile payment and self-checkout capabilities,  so

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Retail Trends

Amazon is often blamed for the difficult conditions facing many brick-and-mortar retailers, and with good reason. Amazon’s aggressive expansion into almost every retail sector including, most recently, convenience stores and its seemingly perfect execution clearly give retail executives sleepless nights. But sometimes retailers have only themselves to blame if customers stop

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Retail Trends

Mobile technology has changed the way customers interact with the world, given them new ways to buy goods and services – and new ways to pay for them. By the end of this year, 3.4 billion smartphones will have NFC technology which means they can easily use any of the

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Retail Trends

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%

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Retail Trends

Retailers are facing intense competition for a diminishing share of their customer’s wallet, and this challenge has become more pronounced in markets facing deflationary pressures. Although promotions are an important element of increasing sales, there is an excessive reliance on deep discounts that not only harm the bottom line but

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Retail Trends

Retailers face serious challenges to please customers and compete in a crowded industry landscape. The modern shopkeeper must handle inventory in one or several brick-and-mortar locations while maintaining a user-friendly online retail market. What was once a simple case of stocking the latest trends has become more challenging as customers

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