Can Retail Associates Be Your Competitive Advantage? Act Now. Empower Them.
Long wait times. Out of stock challenges. Pricing inaccuracies. Dissatisfied customers. Operating in the physical world of retail can be tough. And more often than not, the retail associate takes the heat for painful situations like these given that they are on the front lines. Day after day the associate wakes up, pours a big […]
Rethinking Black Friday: The 4 AM Wakeup Alarm for Retailers
A staggering 94 percent of consumers will shop Amazon for gifts this holiday season, and 59% of them will start on Amazon. Here's what to focus on for the future of digital retailing.
Give Your Store a Makeover: Designing Your Property for Wireless
Today wireless is taking on a new role for retailers, hoteliers, and sports venues to engage with their customers. No longer just a tool for the supply chain, the intimacy...
Creating Your New Digital-Ready Store
Cisco’s Global Retail team announced a new paper at the Cisco Live show in Las Vegas from Cisco and our retail research partner PSFK, Inc. “The Future of Retail” report supplement defines ten pillars of customer experience, showing how brands, retailers, and solution providers are finding new ways to engage, connect, and create a vibrant […]
Join the Conversation: Where Shopping Experience Meets the New Digital Consumer
The demands of increasingly mobile and digital consumers are creating unprecedented complexity for retailers and brands. How should retailers respond? We’re going to tackle this question together on Twitter next...
Finding New Directions for Retail: The Ever-Changing Store
Hello, everyone! My name is Anne McClelland, and I am the new director for Cisco’s retail and hospitality sales team in the U.S. I’m excited to have the chance to write for Cisco’s retail blog program, and you’ll be hearing from me regularly sharing some insights, musings, and speculations on trends as well as giving […]
Achieving a 3D View of Your Shoppers
If every click made by a shopper on an online store can be considered valuable information, surely every step taken by a shopper in a physical store is also a similar wealth of data. While clearly this is valuable input that many stores would like to have, the means to collect and process it is […]
How the Shift to Mobility & Location-Based Services is Changing Hospitality & Guest Services.
Mobility trend in Hospitality A recent TripAdvisor survey found that over 40% of travelers use their smart phones to plan a trip and over 46% use their smart...
Mobile Retail Evolution and Location Based Services
This is part of a series of how location services is a core part of the mobile evolution in various...