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By Giada Pezzini -
Boost revenue in your charity shop with the right technology

According to the British Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), the UK ranks among the most generous countries in the world when it comes to charitable donations. Last year alone,

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Thinking big with LS Central and unified commerce

Retail is not dead – but it is changing. Lines between industries like retail, hospitality and entertainment are blurring, and experiences are replacing possessions in consumers’ minds.

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By Giada Pezzini -
Future retail will be fueled by intelligence, technology, and experience

The Retail EXPO, formerly known as RBTE, brought to London all the best and most knowledgeable retailers, trend experts and retail technologists of Europe for a very intensive two-day event.

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Stay close to your customers using heart, intelligence, and unified commerce

There is much talk about the increasingly big role technology plays in retail. Some see this as an opportunity; other are afraid that technology will make our world cold, impersonal –boring.

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LS Central 13.04: improved restaurant planning and table management, enhanced mobile inventory and LS Activity

The latest version of LS Central was released on March 21. Here is a rundown of the most relevant changes and of the new functionality now available in the system.

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By Lucia Marie Muench -
Making loyalty work: why you should focus on emotionally loyal customers

In my daily work, I speak to many retailers who are looking for new software solutions to run their business. Most of them start looking for new technology with two goals in mind: they want ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
5 reasons why attending on-site industry conferences still makes sense in 2019

Technology has given us access to more ways to learn, connect and collaborate than ever before. With resources like online videos, webinars, podcasts, blogs and videoconferencing at the tip ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
Microsoft Dynamics 365: what it is, who it’s for, and why it matters

In today’s fast-paced retail environment, productivity is critical to success. Yet, too many businesses are still using yesterday’s tools – and unsurprisingly, they are finding it harder ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
Close the gap between the retail experience you offer and the one your customers expect

In the fight against the e-commerce giants, brick-and-mortar retailers have a winning card: customer experience. Many factors contribute to making an in-store experience unique and ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
Is outdated technology destroying your retail business? 9 red flags to look out for

Your retail management system is at the heart of your business efficiency. It keeps your operations smooth, make sure all parts of your business are always connected and in communication, ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
How to sell to modern consumers: give them independence, meaning, and heart

Consumer behavior is changing. Unsurprisingly! New technology is coming out every day, and the world is becoming more and more interconnected. Our lives today look very different from ...

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By Joerg Schmikale -
Cruise liners – cities on the seas, the malls of the future

German Baltic Sea coast. A small harbor village with a beautiful old town within walking distance, 42,000 inhabitants. It is a fantastic June summer day. In the harbor, a fisherman lands ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
Why you need mobile Point of Sale in your sports and outdoors store

Retail stores for outdoors equipment present an interesting contradiction. While targeting people who love being active and exploring the world, the actual stores are often crowded indoor ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
4 ideas to drive engagement in your electronics stores

Fluorescent lighting, no parking and long lineups full of crying children are nuisances that people, begrudgingly, have had to deal with when going shopping. That is, before online ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
5 clear signs you need Business Intelligence in your retail business

As a retail business owner with access to the internet, you have probably heard of Business Intelligence, and maybe discounted it as a catchphrase used by marketing experts to sell their ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
What retail CEOs need to know to lead their business into the future

According to The DNA of the Future Retail CEO from the World Retail Congress, the top two current and future technical skills for retail CEOs are: Understanding of digital commerce and ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
How to create immersive retail customer experiences that entice all 5 senses

Everyone seems to be talking about the customer experience. But in practice, what does it translates to? In the past few years, retail brands have been implementing different strategies to ...

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How to use your loyalty program to enhance the customer experience in-store

There is no doubt that loyalty programs can bring great benefits to customers and businesses alike. In fact, 81 percent of consumers say that loyalty programs make them more likely to ...

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How to increase sales in your furniture stores during off-peak hours

Consumers who are shopping for furniture are increasingly researching their potential purchases online and visiting the store less than just a few years ago. In 2006, people who were ...

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