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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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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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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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FashionindustriesRetail Trends

Everyone likes a bargain, particularly fashion consumers and the spectacular growth of factory outlets and other off-price fashion chains indicates how popular the idea of buying high-quality fashion at bargain prices has become. Off-price retailers specialize in buying up seconds, end-of-season closeouts, canceled orders, overruns and goods returned by other

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Midway through August, retailers still have time to capitalize on a significant piece of the $82.8 billion pie predicted by the NRF this year by leveraging their omnichannel capabilities. According to last year’s data, less than 15 percent had completed all their shopping by August, and more than a quarter had not even

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Retail TrendsSporting GoodsSuccess Stories

In just a few short years, Patadon has grown into Spain’s largest supplier of golf shoes through its online store as well as outlets operating on-site 30 golf courses in Spain. And one of the key elements to the company’s success was adopting a software solution that could truly support an

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FashionindustriesRetail Trends

Two key capabilities that separate the leaders from the laggards in omnichannel retail are Buy Online Pickup In Store (BOPIS) and Buy Online Return In Store (BORIS). But we don’t hear so many retailers talking about Reserve Online Pickup in Store (ROPIS), which it is destined to become equally popular,

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FashionindustriesRetail Trends

When  we talk to retailers about what its top of their “wish list”,  real-time inventory visibility is one of the things they most often mention. Without it, it’s not possible to support omnichannel scenarios, of course. But beyond that, it’s not about just gaining real-time inventory visibility  it’s also about

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FashionOtherRetail Trends

Fashion has increasingly come under fire over its environmental impact, including carbon footprint and textile waste. The pressure for fashion retailers to do something about it has also increased. Last week, the Environmental Audit Committee in the UK launched an investigation into the social and environmental impact of disposable ‘fast fashion’ and the wider clothing industry. Retailers

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