As the world continues to grow more connected by the day, consumers have access to more information than ever. They don’t let it go to waste – they’re doing plenty of research before shopping to ensure they’re getting the right product at the right price. This is true for both online and in-store, with shoppers researching at home or on the go before buying. It doesn’t stop once they’re in the store either. According to a study published by Bazaarvoice in 2018, 82% of smartphone users consult their phones on purchases they are about to make in store.
Let’s face it; shopping trips can be a hassle sometimes. Whether shopping for food, clothing, big-ticket items or a variety of other products, it’s hard for an individual to know exactly how to navigate a store according to their needs. The growing tendency to rely on mobile devices for guidance and the acceptance of technology as an integral part of everyday life affects how the retail sector now caters to its customers.
Our CEO Andrew Dark talks with Tim Denman, Executive Editor, RIS, about retail trends, what makes a good retailer, and meeting customer experience demands in real-time at The Big Show 2019.
The world’s fastest-growing electronic shelf label (ESL) provider and most widely installed in the U.S., showcased its class-leading ESL solution with customer and in-store associate interactive features to improve sales, margin and free up labor. The company also demonstrated the world’s first, production ready battery-free ESL using wireless charging.
NRF’s Big Show is galloping towards us. It’s an ideal post-holidays chance to catch up with customers, learn from peers and take a look at the latest retail tech innovations.
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It’s nearly the most wonderful time of the year again. No, not the holidays…we’re talking about NRF’s Big Show – where we get to speak with and learn from leaders at the biggest event in the industry.
When walking the aisles of a supermarket or browsing the racks at your favorite department store, chances are you’ll find a good amount of shoppers with a smartphone in hand. Regardless of the reason shoppers use their phones while browsing a store, retailers can take advantage of mobile’s effects on the retail scene.
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.
We’re proud to announce that RIS News recently selected Displaydata as one of the top trend setting solutions providers that are “brightening the retail landscape, helping to bring their retail clients into the future of shopping.”