NRF 2018 Recap: Innovative Retail Technology 

Posted by Jocelyn Schoolsky on Jan 30, 2018 1:05:16 PM

Let’s be honest, NRF can be extremely overwhelming. To make it easier for you, I’ve rounded up a list of innovative technology players from this year’s NRF floor – most of which are new to the market. Consider these companies and their services as you plan your 2018 retail strategy. As we all know, if you aren’t innovating, you’re allowing your competition to eventually put you out of business. 

Retailers, take a peek:


Electronic Shelf Labeling is the new “it” technology. Pricer is the only company to offer the three fundamentals to store digitization: product positioning, device tracking and universal product/label flash. Best Buy is one of many major retailers to sign on with Pricer for their Electronic Shelf-Edge solutions. Nicole Nelson, Vice President at Best Buy said, “having electronic shelf labels in place allows employees to focus on serving customers instead of changing paper price tags.” In addition to the ESL solutions, Pricer has also combined wayfinding/product locator for large retail storefronts. Pricer’s wayfinding technology easily detects the physical location of shelf tags – for example, if you happen to move an item or tag from one aisle to another, its system will automatically update the location on your store map.

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Topics: Industry Events, Location-Based Marketing, Market Research, Omnichannel Retail, Best Practices, Apparel Retail, Beauty Retail, Lifestyle Retail

GPShopper Co-Founder to Speak at CES Digital Money Forum

Posted by GPShopper on Jan 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

GPShopper's CMO and Co-Founder, Maya Mikhailov, will be speaking on a panel at the Digital Money Forum at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Heading to CES? Join us! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017
10:45 AM-11:15 AM
LVCC North Hall | N259

The Digitization of Commerce & Frictionless Payments

Technology is driving massive shifts in consumer expectations and shopping behaviors. We will explore how retail digitization is changing customer engagement, transforming the shopping experience and impacting other areas of retail commerce. This panel will discuss the industry’s future.

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Topics: Press, Mobile Apps, Industry Events, Omnichannel Retail, Mobile Payments, Apparel Retail

Meet Our Mobile Experts At Next Week in Dallas

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffman on Sep 19, 2016 10:38:00 AM, the annual digital retail summit produced by NRF, is fast approaching and building anticipation among the retail community. Scheduled to take place next week in Dallas, September 26 - 28, this year's show is expected to focus on omni-channel, digital commerce and share ideas that can help retailers find success after an extremely challenging year has forced the retail community to rethink traditional strategies.

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Topics: Mobile Apps, Industry Events, Omnichannel Retail

Meet us at 2016

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffman on Sep 1, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The holiday season is around the corner and as 2016 has shown us, retailers are under enormous pressure to increase revenue across all channels. Demandware's recent Mobile Shopping Focus Report found that 60% of traffic to e-commerce sites will come from phones by the end of 2017 - leading Bloomberg to declare that online shopping is officially moving from mobile first, to mobile only. 

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Topics: Mobile Apps, Industry Events, Omnichannel Retail

From Mobile First, To Mobile Only - Your Holiday Mobile Guide

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffman on Aug 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Last week, Demandware's popular Mobile Shopping Focus Report made a significant splash in retail news, with well respected publications like Bloomberg Technology agreeing that consumers are moving from 'mobile first' to 'mobile only'. The report gathered insight from over 400 million shoppers and found that smartphones are overtaking computers as a top e-commerce traffic source, more baskets are being created on phones, and that mobile shopping behavior is upending traditional performance metrics. 

  • Mobile conversion has risen dramatically, up 70% since 2013
  • 60% of traffic to e-commerce sites will come from phones by the end of 2017
  • 38% of baskets are created on phones - by the end of 2016, shoppers will create more baskets on phones than on computers or tables
  • AOV's for app buyers is 50% higher than using the mobile site alone
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Topics: Mobile Apps, Loyalty, Industry Events, Location-Based Marketing, Market Research, In-Store Mobile, Omnichannel Retail, Mobile Payments, Best Practices, Holiday Season, Apparel Retail, Beauty Retail