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 •  September 13

eCommerce Retail When we imagine walking into a pet store, childhood nostalgia seems to take over. However, we need to discuss the ethical implications of what one of our favourite business types has on society. While some may think that there can be nothing inherently wrong with selling puppies, kittens, snakes or goldfish, not every business...

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 •  August 15

Retail RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology has taken the business world by storm, especially in the retail world where it enables companies to improve efficiency, increase sales and provide better customer service. If you’re thinking about implementing this productivity-enhancing technology in your retail business, here are some things...

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 •  August 4

If retail stores are all about trends, there is one that is hurting them: employees don’t stay. With a recent survey revealing that the turnover rates are at their highest point since the great recession in the US, it’s time to come up with a plan. Viewed as part-time jobs with little room for career growth, retail jobs are often transitional...

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 •  July 26

Retail Remember the good old days when customers walked into your store, picked the items they wanted off the shelf, and that’s all there was to it? Thanks to the Internet and social media, those days are long gone, and they aren’t coming back. Operating a successful retail store in the information age requires blending the old ways with new...

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 •  February 6

eCommerce Retail Today, consumers spend a lot of time online comparing prices and reading reviews. As a result, the physical store seems to be losing traffic, and many business owners see eCommerce as a threat to their in-store sales. However, combining an online presence with the brick and mortar can be a powerful strategy to attract new customers...

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 •  January 25

Retail Looking for a new POS can be a stressful experience for any business owner. You research online, speak to other store owners, look up reviews, call companies, all while comparing and contrasting the information you find. We recently gave you six questions to think about (and, obviously, ask the salespeople) when shopping for a new POS system...

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 •  January 12

Over recent years, the number of available customer service tools has rapidly increased. Companies can now improve their customer communications with a wide variety of communications technologies like chat and messaging services. It’s quicker, cheaper and easier for companies to communicate with customers than ever before. More and more companies...

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 •  January 9

If you made good use of our first article featuring 10 killer apps for your online store, check out how you can further optimize your business with the powerful apps below. Whether you’re looking for a solution to turn abandoned carts into actual orders, improve the user experience on your website, increase web traffic, boost average transaction...

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 •  January 4

In planning your new eCommerce website, you’re likely comparing the usability, scalability, time-to-market and price of many different software options. What many future online retailers don’t realize is that the cost of software isn’t simply the initial price plus licenses. In reality, the usability, scalability, time-to market and many...

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 •  January 4

eCommerce In planning your new eCommerce website, you’re likely comparing the usability, scalability, time-to-market and price of many different software options. What many future online retailers don’t realize is that the cost of software isn’t simply the initial price plus licenses. In reality, the usability, scalability, time-to market and many...