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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

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Retail Trends

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

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Announcements

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.

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Announcements

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

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Retail Trends

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

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Retail Trends

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.

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Retail Trends

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

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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

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Retail Trends

As more retail sales shift online, many retailers are experiencing a slow but steady year-on-year decline in footfall and sales in their stores.   Nevertheless, the physical store continues to play a central albeit changing role in the strategy of most retailers.  So how should retailers now judge the performance of

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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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