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By Olafur Jonsson -
Showrooming: threat or opportunity? [infographic]

The steady evolution of technology and the easy availability of product information online have enabled retail customers to quickly find what they need with just a few clicks on their ...

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By Olafur Jonsson -
Why you shouldn't fear moving your gas station to the cloud

A large number of forecourt companies have contacted us in the past few months after reading about our project with JET Tankstellen, which gave rise to the first cloud-based gas station in ...

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By Olafur Jonsson -
8 restaurant loyalty programs dos and don’ts

According to a recent report by Technomic, 9 out of 10 customers say they would sign up to their favorite restaurant’s loyalty program. The numbers are very similar for full service and ...

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By Olafur Jonsson -
4 reasons to move your gas station to the cloud

In October 2015, in cooperation with CODAB, T-Systems and JET Tankstellen, we launched the first next-generation gas station controlled entirely through the cloud. Since then we have ...

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By Sveinn Aki Ludviksson -
Stats on m-commerce you need to know now

We said it last year, and will repeat it this year: retailers who are not going mobile are missing out on a lot of sales! Smartphones have become huge. It’s not just their physical ...

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By Sveinn Aki Ludviksson -
5 changes in buying behavior and why they matter

A momentous power shift has shaken and reshaped the global markets. Consumers have acquired control of their buying experience, taking the power away from the marketers and sales ...

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By Sveinn Aki Ludviksson -
How to turn one-time diners into regulars

Many restaurants fail in their first year of operation. This is a grim, but accepted fact in the industry. Wrong location, bad food quality, unfortunate financial choices: there can be many ...

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By Sveinn Aki Ludviksson -
The Apple Store’s secret of success (and what retailers can learn from it)

It averages over 1 million visitors per day globally; people start queuing days before the opening of a new store, and when a new product is set for release. We are talking about the Apple ...

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By Sveinn Aki Ludviksson -
Why online buyers abandon shopping carts (and how to win them back) [infographic]

Every day, e-commerce retailers lose a large part of their potential sales due to abandoned shopping carts. Shopping cart abandonment - occurring when shoppers put items in their cart, but ...

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By Sveinn Aki Ludviksson -
Six questions forward-thinking retailers ask themselves

Retailers that want to stay ahead of their competitors constantly need to find new ways to respond to evolving shopper needs and shifting expectations. To drive better sales, improving ...

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By Sveinn Aki Ludviksson -
To pay or not to pay - on mobile phone

As the consumer’s world is moving fast toward the latest digital shopping trends, consumers have started to realize that not all that shines is gold. In other words, some issues have arisen ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
The secret behind Zara’s worldwide success

Zara, the Spanish fashion retailer, has been one of the top-selling apparel brands in the world. Amancio Ortega, co-founder of Zara, recently became the second-richest man in the world. ...

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By John Baker -
Smarketing – now that is what you need for your store!

As a marketer, I really like the world of marketing. But to be effective with our marketing, we need terrific selling skills to increase sales, and the ability to deliver top-notch customer ...

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By John Baker -
How can independent retailers compete with big brands?

Retail customers shop at one retailer or another based on a combination of: product, selection, price, convenience, shopping experience, service and the retailer’s reputation. Which of ...

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By LS Retail -
The secrets of the world’s most successful retailer – here for you to steal

It might come as a surprise to some, but the world’s most successful retailer is not a supermarket giant or a fashion conglomerate – it is a furniture chain from North Europe: Ikea. “Ikea ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
6 restaurant trends and predictions

We have scoured the web and talked to hospitality operators to put together a list of the top trends that will dominate the restaurant and food service industry in 2016. Perhaps ...

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By Joerg Schmikale -
More control or fewer mouse clicks? Individual balancing is the key

You may have read or heard these words before: “Trust is good, control is better”

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By Eloise Freygang -
Make the holiday shopping season festive

The holiday shopping season is here! What are you doing to make sure you are getting customers to your stores, and getting their spending money? Let us give you some tips and food for ...

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By Eloise Freygang -
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 and LS Nav [Video Interview]

What's impressive about Dynamics NAV 2016 and how it affects LS Nav's newest release. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2dLFzdUO5E&rel=0&width=650&aspect_ratio=4.5:3&align=center" ...

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