The series of bankruptcies involving major retail brands continues with the news that Diesel USA has filed for bankruptcy protection. Some may see the demise of Diesel and of so many other once high-flying retailers as further evidence that the High Street is doomed. But the reality is more complex. In
The decline in cash transactions provides obvious benefits for retailers, not least by reducing the time your associates spend each day counting cash and the potential for theft and errors. But the growth of digital payments raises broader issues about tomorrow’s cashless society that are only now beginning to be
Dubai is is at the heart of the Middle East’s dynamic retail sector and its reputation for retail innovation is well deserved. So we were not suprised when our colleagues in the new Openbravo office in Dubai told us about an ambitious project that is now taking shape in Dubai to build Sport
Cards have long dominated retail spending by value as very few consumers expect to pay for big-ticket items in cash. Nowadays, many more shoppers expect to be able to use cards for low-value purchases as well, so the share of transactions taken by non-cash payments is now growing rapidly. According
Remember barcodes? They are still in widespread use, of course, but QR codes have emerged as a more powerful and versatile alternative with a wide range of applications in retail. Because of their growing popularity, the latest release (RR18Q4) of Openbravo Commerce Cloud supports the printing of QR codes on point-of-sale printers.
Openbravo now has the solution for larger retailers that want the best of both worlds. Our new SAP-certified integration means that retailers can run SAP software at headquarter level and use Openbravo’s software to deliver an enhanced in-store experience. The SAP-certified integration permits the seamless exchange of POS data between
As long as consumers continue to visit physical stores, retailers will continue to invest in them. A recent report from research firm Altitude Group sets out to understand how leading retailers are trying to respond to digital disruption using innovation and the challenges that creates. The shopping habits and behaviors of
In today’s omnichannel era, understanding what customers value from various channels and how that influences the prices they are willing to pay has become a key challenge, according to a recent article from McKinsey & Company. Pricing strategies used to be easy to devise, uncomplicated to implement, and relatively successful.
What makes customers want to visit your stores? A compelling product range? Competitive prices? Superior customer service? All these things are important, of course, but in today’s digital era, many customers expect retailers to be using the latest technologies to enhance the in-store experience. Stores that have invested in in-store
Openbravo is pleased to annouce the official opening of a new office in Dubai to spearhead the company’s growth in the Middle East. The attractions of this region are well known to retailers and for many years they have enjoyed robust growth and above-average returns due to the favorable macroeconomic