AWS has recently confirmed the immediate availability of its new EU region, Paris. The Paris region joins Frankfurt, Ireland and London as the fourth European location of AWS and offers a new option for infrastructure located in Europe. Currently, AWS operates in 18 regions around the world, with a total
The ability to make the returns process as quick, efficient and easy as possible for consumers is often what separates the top-performing retailers from the less successful ones in the weeks after Christmas. By offering free in-store returns, stores can save on additional shipping costs as well as boost sales
Wherever you look, the numbers show that consumers still like going to stores. And shoppers are spreading out their purchases, not just across channels but also across the two-month holiday season, rather than just a single long weekend, giving stores even more incentive to provide a consistent, high-quality in-store experience.
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
Microsoft and SAP are two of the biggest names in enterprise computing so when these two giants announce that they are to work more closely together in cloud computing, the shock waves will be felt widely in the industry. Should Openbravo customers be concerned? The answer is a definite “no”.
Many retailers rely on the holiday season to bring in a disproportionate amount of annual sales, but these days holiday promotions stretch across the entire Grey November month, and even though Black Friday has passed, you need to keep up the sales momentum through January 2018. Last year, Super Saturday, the last before Christmas,
Black Friday and other holiday season promotions provide a great opportunity for retailers to quickly deliver an increased conversion rate or larger basket size. US-based National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates total spending to increase by 3.6% for the second year in a row, from $655 billion to $678.8 billion, and
Most people won’t buy a pair of glasses without trying them on and comparing a few styles first. The ability to offer optical exams and even create glasses on site underscores the distinct advantage of having a physical presence. So it’s no surprise that pure online player Warby Parker chose
The wait is finally over and Openbravo is delighted to announce that the Openbravo Advanced Warehouse and Inventory Management (AWO) module is now commercially available. In an era marked by intense competition and disruption of existing retail business models, it is more important than ever for organizations with retail operations
Walmart recently announced it wants to cut the time required to process in-store returns of online purchases down to 35 seconds. Amazon has set up deals for Kohl’s and Whole Foods to accept online purchase returns, as well as piloting its own delivery service to lower costs even further. With