Artificial Intelligence: Santa’s Little In-Store Helper for Black Friday and Holiday Shopping

Posted by Emma Stevens on Nov 16, 2018 3:05:39 PM

 

With Black Friday just a few days away, U.S. retailers are making final preparations in both their physical and digital stores to support the expected high volume of shoppers. In fact, NRF estimated that 174 million people shopped in stores and online during last year's five-day Thanksgiving weekend, which ends with Cyber Monday. This year, the organization anticipates 2018 holiday sales in November and December to climb between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 to between $717.45 and $720.89 billion – all thanks to a healthy U.S. economy, low unemployment records and increasing wage gains.

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Topics: AI, Artificial Intelligence, black friday, cyber monday

The Personalization Revolution

Posted by Emma Stevens on Apr 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Imagine this: a customer walks into an apparel store to find the perfect pair of jeans and blouse
for a night on the town. Instead of the customer stressing over finding the right ensemble without any help, a store associate pulls up the customer’s shopping profile and identifies a curated set of products that best fits the preferences and budget of that customer. Better yet, the customer walks into the store and receives an alert on their mobile phone with a promotion based on their past purchases or items identified in their shopping profile.

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Topics: personalization, AI, retail, in-store communication

Are Your Stores Ready for The Future of Retail: Eyeing the 5 Retail Tech Trends for 2017

Posted by Paul Milner on Mar 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The retail game is changing, and fast. Customer loyalty is constantly up for grabs and the retailers that provide shoppers with the best price, customer service and the most unique shopping experience (powered by technology) will be ones left standing.

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Topics: retail, mobile, AI, VR, IoT, technology trends