Create in-store experiences that drive sales

Competition in the retail industry is fiercer than ever. Between ecommerce sites and subscription services, consumers have plenty of choices when it comes to where they spend their time and money. By Higor Torchia, country manager for Vend in the UK and EMEA To stay...

Partnerships helps retailers move from bricks to clicks

It is no new revelation that traditional retailers are having to revisit their business models as new, agile e-commerce stores are eroding the reach of ‘in store’ retail outlets. To mirror the success of newer, online stores, large retailers are looking to...

Transform financial planning in retail

When it comes to developing relevant operational plans, the finance teams of South African retailers must be able to adjust for the unique challenges of this environment whether it is the likes of mobile e-commerce or real-time data analysis. By Allan Saffy, FP&A...

Long live the brick and mortar store

Online shopping has never been easier or more intuitive. You’re at work or laying in bed, and with a simple click of the mouse you can book a dream vacation or the latest curved smart television, or your weekly groceries can be delivered to your doorstep. And...

Mobile can unlock retail innovation

Mobile tech can boost customer engagement (and sales) for savvy South African retailers, writes Leon Coetzer, UK CE at redPanda Software. Much attention has been given to the phenomenal rise of e-commerce, as consumers delight in the convenience of shopping from the...

AI helps retailers predict new product line success

All retailers have models for predicting market response to new products, but with cutting edge new fashion items and revolutionary products that have no historical sales data, it can be difficult to gauge the market success the items might enjoy. Artificial...