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Shoppers Turn Away from Brick-and-Mortar

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, U.S. retailers are facing a steep and persistent drop in store traffic, which is weighing on sales and prompting chains to slow store openings as shoppers make more of their purchases online. ... Read More »

New POS Virus Detected

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, issued a warning to retailers about a new POS malware hack that has been detected. Dubbed “Backoff,” the family of malware exploits has been found in ... Read More »

A Need for Faster Order Management Systems

According to Multichannel Merchant, customers no longer differentiate between online and in-store experiences. To attract and retain today’s empowered shoppers, retailers must blend the physical and digital worlds into a seamless omnichannel commerce experience that offers buy anywhere, fulfill from ... Read More »

Combat Showrooming By Arming Staff with Mobile Tools

Consumers have access to information wherever and whenever they want thanks to the Internet. Today, customer are arguably more prepared and equipped when they visit stores to shop. But they are increasingly using smartphones and mobile devices to search the ... Read More »

Visa Introduces New Checkout Option

Visa announced the launch of Visa Checkout, a payment service that replaces its predecessor V.me and enables consumers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in just a few clicks, according to ... Read More »

Sears and Kmart Introduce Cross-Store Pickup

Shoppers are now able to pick up their online purchases in any Sears or Kmart location regardless of which e-com site the items were ordered. The unique online/in-store collaboration allows for the pick-up of sears.com or kmart.com orders at any ... Read More »

Could China’s Alibaba Become the Next Competitor…or Partner?

E-commerce continues to drive changes across all retail segments, and you don’t have to be an industry expert to know that Amazon is the major player in the U.S. e-commerce industry, but with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s IPO and growth plans ... Read More »

Home Depot One of First Retailers to Sell 3-D Printers

Home Depot announced that it will start selling 3-D printers. According to the company, it will be selling devices from MakerBot, a 3-D printer maker in 12 locations including California, Illinois and New York as part of a pilot project. “It’s ... Read More »