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Alibaba embraces new visual QR-style codes for offline-to-online transactions

Alibaba embraces new visual QR-style codes for offline-to-online transactions | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
The Chinese Internet giant is partnering with Israeli startup Visualead to help launch a new style of "dotless" QR code.
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This might be the new "seamless QR code"

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The role of the in-store sales associate has changed

The role of the in-store sales associate has changed | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
“ Even as recently as five years ago, if you needed to buy something, you went to a shop. Look to the future and it’s predicted that “over 60% of retail sales will involve the web by 2017.”
Via Lyndsey McIntosh
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Sales associates will not be the leftovers of the digital transformation of commerce. They remain retailers most valuable assets but they need to adapt to this transformation.
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Do Millennials Actually Use Smartphones for Shopping? - eMarketer

Do Millennials Actually Use Smartphones for Shopping? - eMarketer | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
Plenty of millennials use smartphones for shopping. Often, they do so with the aim of getting the most for their money as they compare prices, download coupons and so on. Still, reluctance by some to use phones for transacting purchases has limited the role those devices play, according to a new eMarketer report.
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What to expect from Millennials when shopping? Intensive use of their smartphone, especially for price comparison, but not only!

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Digital Retail: How In-Store Analytics Align With Online

Digital Retail: How In-Store Analytics Align With Online | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
Digital Retail: How In-Store Analytics Align With Online - Merchandising, Mobile, Multichannel, Web Analytics
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Using new technologies (Bluetooth Low Energy, geofencing) for in-store analytics. Better in-store analytics for better omnichannel sales!

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Creating a single view of stock: five key considerations

Creating a single view of stock: five key considerations | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
Adopting a single view of your stock across retail channels is an essential precursor to a true multichannel strategy.
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E-commerce and multi-channel deliveries may create discrepancies in your stock inventory which slows your buisiness.

Avoid the threat and build a reactive stock inventory.

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A suite of new retail technologies redefine the shopping experience - YouTube

A suite of new retail technologies redefine the shopping experience - YouTube | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
The fitting room is the crucial place where a customer decides whether to make a purchase. But most of the time, the customer is alone behind a curtain when ...
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More about The Connected Fitting Room ...

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Survey: Three in four retailers plan to identify customers in-store | Chain Store Age

Survey: Three in four retailers plan to identify customers in-store | Chain Store Age | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
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not only knowing your customer, but also identify him when he gets in touch. A starting point of the Digital Retail strategy

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Your next smartphone could have a holographic projector inside it

Your next smartphone could have a holographic projector inside it | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
Startup Ostendo Technologies could be about to make all your Star Wars fantasies come true, thanks to a gadget called the Quantum Photonic Imager, which is capable of projecting 3D video images from your smartphone.
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Holograms are back ! June 18th?

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Apple's Mobile Payment Strategy Is Taking Shape

Apple's Mobile Payment Strategy Is Taking Shape | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
If you blinked during Apple's big WWDC keynote event on Monday, you might have missed the part that hinted at the company's mobile payments strategy. A little more than 90 minut...
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Mobile Payment the Apple way

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LUX Beauty Boutique Boosts Sales With In-Store Mobile Payment - Retail TouchPoints

Since launching the SelfPay mobile checkout app from Digital Retail Apps, LUX Beauty Boutique has seen positive results, including increased sales and new user sign-ups.
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Seamless shopping, one more step

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High-Tech Shopping: Meet the Future of Retail

High-Tech Shopping: Meet the Future of Retail | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
These shopping aides mix high-tech technology with the physical experience to make your shopping trip easier.
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Me-Commerce and the Future of Retail | Visual.ly

Me-Commerce and the Future of Retail | Visual.ly | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
Retail success today is all about developing the tech, tools, and talent to be relevant to the individual consumer.
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Digitized Shoe Displays : Shoe Display

Digitized Shoe Displays : Shoe Display | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it

The digitized display boasts four interactive screens that give visitors an up-close look at a product along with 360 degree views of its most important elements. The screens also display videos that capture each athletic shoe in action. These clips include product testing by marathon runners, fitness buffs and other athletes.

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Creating digital interactions in-store including social media with your customer is the greatest benefit of these multi-touch devices.

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Beacons could finally become a massive deal, thanks to Twitter

Beacons could finally become a massive deal, thanks to Twitter | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it

“ Twitter Ventures, Hearst Ventures, SoftBank Capital lead $18 million financing round in beacon company Swirl”


Via Thomas Dromer
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iBeacons really becoming massive

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Spend the night in at IKEA with Airbnb!

Spend the night in at IKEA with Airbnb! | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
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Live the product before buying it. A co-branding of IKEA using the Airbnb trend to create a new and innovative customer experience.
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FAA Bans The Use Of Drones To Deliver Packages | TechCrunch

FAA Bans The Use Of Drones To Deliver Packages | TechCrunch | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
The FAA made it plain this week that Amazon, or anyone else for that matter, won't be able to deliver packages using a drone in the near future. In a document..
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Bad news for Amazon Prime Air? Not good news for sure, but the guys were prepared to such feedback.

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H&M's New Online Catalog Can Be Remixed Like Music - PSFK

H&M's New Online Catalog Can Be Remixed Like Music - PSFK | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
H&M Loves Music is a digital platform that lets users create fashion "tracks" using the pieces in their summer collection.
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An original customer experience mixing fashion, music and mobile provided by H&M in Asia.
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Fitting Room Eliminates Personal Interactions With Salespeople - PSFK

Fitting Room Eliminates Personal Interactions With Salespeople - PSFK | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
This dressing room allows alternate size, color, and styles of items brought into the fitting to be retrieved without saying a word.
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The Connected Fitting Room : a digital changing room by Accenture and Microsoft.

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Safari in iOS 8 uses camera to scan and enter credit card info

Safari in iOS 8 uses camera to scan and enter credit card info | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
In iOS 8, Apple has a new feature in Safari that allows users to scan a credit card with the device’s camera rather than manually entering the number when making a purchase online. When entering a ...
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Lowering the barrier of the online payment, enabling easier self-checkout, digital retail made easier the apple way.

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E-COMMERCE AND THE FUTURE OF RETAIL: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]

E-COMMERCE AND THE FUTURE OF RETAIL: 2014 [SLIDE DECK] | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
E-commerce is eating the traditional retail industry.
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Here's what Apple's iBeacon really is & why it's going to change everything

Here's what Apple's iBeacon really is & why it's going to change everything | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
Three reasons why iBeacon will massively propel Apple into the mobile ad space.
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Thanks to Apple's WWDC, iBeacon is today's start. Thrilled to see how the expected success will rise!

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Digital Customer Experience Success 24/7 - Infographic - Accenture

Digital Customer Experience Success 24/7 - Infographic - Accenture | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
Always on the go, retail shoppers demand engaging digital content, easy access and fast fulfillment—a seamless customer experience across channels, 24/7.
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5 Excellent Examples of Omnichannel Retailing Done Right - Multichannel Merchant

5 Excellent Examples of Omnichannel Retailing Done Right - Multichannel Merchant | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
Whether a retailer is just starting in the path of omnichannel retailing or simply looking for ways to refine your existing strategy, these 5 examples should give a better idea of how to do it right.
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Omnichannel is not just a buzzword, 5 real world project !

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5 ways companies can leverage pop-up stores - Fortune Features

5 ways companies can leverage pop-up stores - Fortune Features | Digital Retail Thoughts in English | Scoop.it
Short-term retail is not just for small businesses anymore. Nordstrom, Google and Amazon are getting in on the phenomenon.
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Renewed retail experience delivered with pop-stores. A leverage for brands

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