There are many reasons why retailers may have put new retail technology on the backburner, if only to see how shopper preferences would evolve. But wait too long and risk falling behind the competition, particularly when it comes to technologies that customers are comfortable and willing to use – those
RFID is hardly a new technology, but many retailers have struggled to reap its full benefits, with most initiatives in the past limited to boosting warehouse efficiency by attaching RFID tags to pallets or cases. Today, retailers are taking a fresh look at RFID and the deployments are more ambitious
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.
Remember beacons? What are the prospects for VR in stores? The list of innovative retail technologies grows longer and more confusing each day, so to help retailers make better tech choices, the HighStreet Collective has published the Retail Innovation Radar Report. It attempts to identify the most “shopper-ready” technologies, meaning
Whether you are making a purchase or returning one, no one likes waiting in line at the store. That creates a great opportunity for retailers who want to differentiate themselves from the competition to leverage technology to better handle peak times and lower transaction times. One recent report cited three