Furniture & DecorindustriesRetail Trends

But how will it look in my home? It’s a question heard every day by sales associates in a furniture or home décor store. Thanks to Augmented Reality, they may be able to help give customers a much better idea of how a new sofa or lamp will look in

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Back to school and happy time! Apple, pile of books and backpack on the desk at the elementary school.
ElectronicsFashionFurniture & DecorRetail Trends

A new survey by Monetate found that when it comes to Back-to-School shopping, brick-and-mortar stores continue to thrive and that certain product categories are far more likely to be bought in a store than online. The results suggest that retailer deciding which technology to invest in should prioritize those that ultimately

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FashionindustriesRetail Trends

How do we compete with Amazon? It’s a question that every retailer must ask as they anxiously watch the aggressive moves of Amazon into so many markets, including product categories that once seemed better suited to brick-and-mortar stores.  Take fashion, for example. Amazon’s increasingly confident push into own-brand fashion has

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Jumeirah Beach Resort
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What will retailing look like in the future? No-one really knows, of course. But we can identify some trends that are already tangible, such as the convergence of the physical and digital channels, and the transformation of stores into inspirational spaces. Another important change we are seeing is the shift

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Online shopping and delivery service concept. Paper cartons in a shopping cart on a laptop keyboard, this image implies online shopping that customer order things from retailer sites via the internet.
Retail Trends

Convenience, speed, cost-effectiveness and security are all factors in the increasing popularity of Buy Online, Pick-up in Store (BOPIS). With BOPIS, customers have the option to buy or reserve product online with the intent of picking it up or trying it on in-store.  Customers save on shipping costs, avoid package theft

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Retail Trends

Omnichannel is here to stay and the current digital transformation creates a golden opportunity for shopping malls to reinvent themselves and become more relevant to today’s consumers. It is the age to create the perfect physical presence and then drive traffic through digital technologies. The confluence of physical and digital is

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Primark  shuns eCommerce as brick-and-mortar sales grow
FashionFurniture & DecorindustriesSporting Goods

Despite the sensationalist articles warning about the Death of the High Street, it is clear that for some product categories, a physical store will likely remain the preferred way of shopping for some time. But which categories? The latest Global Consumer Survey from research firm Statista attempts to classify those

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