Tag: Retail

A Better Way to Find Stuff Online

By | April 21st, 2015

Finding and comparing products online is far more frustrating than it needs to be.  Especially if you’re trying to find the online version of a product you found in the store. There is almost no correlation between the offline product world and the online product world. I can say this confidently, because I found out […]

The Future of Social Commerce

By | September 9th, 2014

I think it is fair to say that commerce has always been a very social activity. Marketplaces have been a gathering place for people for thousands of years and word of mouth has always been a huge influence on what people buy. But as more and more people engage in social networking activities and platforms […]

1WorldSync Annual User Group

By | June 30th, 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended the 1WorldSync Annual User Group and GS1 Connect 2014. The week was a great success! This year we gathered in San Diego, California with over 260 1WorldSync community members from the CPG/General Merchandise, Foodservice, Hardlines and Healthcare industries for the 1WorldSync Annual User Group. This full day of community collaboration […]

Omnipresent Approach to Next Generation Retail

By | June 18th, 2014

Did you know that *over $272,000 is spent online every minute and **72% of people are influenced socially through ratings, reviews and recommendations? Shopping behavior has changed significantly due to the multitude of online channels with information that is easily accessible to consumers to help make smart purchase decisions. Traditionally purchase decisions were influenced through […]

Point of Sale – The Change Agent for Retail Evolution

By | May 8th, 2014

We’ve talked a lot about how the retail industry is going through a transformation in this blog. The consumer, and their desire to make informed purchase decisions are driving most of this change.  As retailers begin to adapt to the connected consumer, many of their systems will begin to change in order to support the […]

The Next Great Transformation in Retail

By | March 19th, 2014

The Harvard Business Review ran a great blog post: The Future of Shopping. The post pointed out that every 50 years or so, retail undergoes a major transformation. Every 50 years or so, retailing undergoes this kind of disruption. A century and a half ago, the growth of big cities and the rise of railroad […]