2019 is here, and if you’re in retail, you’re likely wondering what the next 12 months will bring. What must merchants do to win? Will the retail industry prosper and thrive? To help answer these questions, we’ve put together a handful of...
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are famous for huge deals and steep discounts. That’s why participating in these days can seem like a big retailer’s game. But what about independent retailers? Can small and medium businesses reap the rewards (and profits)...
November 5, 2018 •
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Instagram is fast becoming a hugely important sales channel for retailers – as a way to showcase your store and brand, market new products and promotions, and even tap into social selling. If you’re marketing on Instagram, chances are you’re in it...
October 17, 2018 •
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As a retailer, you go into everything that you do for your business with a plan. There are hundreds of things that you have to consider. How is your time best spent? Are there certain things that influence customers to buy more? Will certain strategies be...
October 4, 2018 •
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Customer service is one of the biggest drivers of sales and loyalty in retail, yet plenty of merchants continue to underestimate just how powerful it can be. Head to the mall and you’ll see that many companies still fall short when it comes to serving and...
September 26, 2018 •
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When you think about artificial intelligence and how it will impact our daily life, what are the images you conjure up? Intelligent robot companions that clean and cook and keep you company? A disembodied voice that controls your car, home, TV and your life?...
September 20, 2018 •
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You might think it’s hard to become a global business, but companies from all over the world are managing to make it internationally, and here are a few ways it can be done. 1. It takes the same effort to stand out a little, or a lot. To get the world to...
September 13, 2018 •
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There has been a huge disruption coming in retail over the past few years in the form of mobile technology; and it’s only just getting started. This isn’t solely about using mobile to engage consumers. Cloud-based technologies are breaking down...
According to a study conducted by retail management software company, Vend, over the past year, Africa’s independent retailers enjoyed sales volumes 25% higher than the global average. The 2018 Retail Benchmarks Report compared data from over 13,000...
August 31, 2018 •
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Competition in the retail industry is fiercer than ever. Between e-commerce sites and subscription services, consumers have plenty of choices when it comes to where they spend their time and money. To stay competitive, you need to give them compelling reasons...