The Essence of Retailing

Aug 15, 2014
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The store remains the focal point for customer influence and retail sales, and helping retailers with a practical and cost effective way to improve store services is the goal. Mobile POS software can help motivate, educate and empower staff to perform the necessary customer services to keep customers coming back.  It is much more than […]

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Understanding the mobile shopper’s mindset

May 22, 2014
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The evidence of mobile adoption is everywhere and to some retailers seems a threat. However, it may be that mobile use may actually drive customers to the store. Seeing that a customer is roaming around the store without purchasing anything can be frustrating to most store managers.  Often these customers will be using their phones to […]

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Mobile Payment – Making Sense for Business

Mar 5, 2014
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Understand and embrace a better way to handle payment by making it mobile. Instead of simply a pin pad device, incorporate a complete Point of Sale system into your solution. Using an application that incorporates payment, you can change the way you service your customer. With applications that run on smartphones and tablets, you establish […]

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Mobile Commerce Market Survey

Feb 26, 2014
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When it comes to consumers’ love of all things digital, using tablets and smartphones to interact with retailers is high on their list. According to a report produced in partnership with comScore and The Partnering Group  released at Shop.org’s Annual Summit in June 2013, more than half (55%) of all retail-related Internet time originated on […]

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Mobile Payments: The future of retail

Jan 30, 2014
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I love to shop, but usually, when I head to the mall or a specific store, I know what I am heading out to buy. Yes, there are the few occasions where I might be swayed by a spot of window-shopping, but on the whole, I know what I want and most of the time […]

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A Revolution is required in mobile shopping

Oct 3, 2013
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One of our goals is to demystify the technology and help retailers identify practical workable solutions for processing in-store transactions with customers. The evolution of m-commerce stems from e-commerce and therefore adds complexity, time and effort to processing the sale. In this article, Mary Monahan of Javelin Strategy describes her experience and the frustration.  The process to […]

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Mobile POS challenging and replacing traditional registers

Aug 16, 2013
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A recent report on Mobile Point of Sale from the Yankee Group Technology Roadmap team indicated “Retailers which have eschewed cumbersome cash wraps in favour of a mobilised checkout are already reaping increased savings, sales and customer satisfaction.” It is time to embrace mobile POS and gain an early advantage. We agree with the findings […]

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Retailers the future is mobile, are you ready?

Mar 18, 2013
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I was lucky enough to have been involved in a company that developed and sold one of the early Windows based POS systems in the early ’90’s. Back then retailers either had simple dumb Electronic Cash Registers or the really adventurous had moved on to DOS based systems (including PC’s) with the old green screen […]

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