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Smarter Commerce | July 23, 2014

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What will shopping circa 2025 be like?

July 10, 2014 |

The following is a guest post by Michael Griffiths, Vice President, Commerce Solutions, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions.

In another decade, the world will be even more crowded, consuming and connected. One billion new members will join the city-dwelling urban …

IBM Commerce powers more Internet Retailer Top 500 transactions

June 23, 2014 |

Each year our friends at Internet Retailer publish their Top 500 report, which ranks top online retailers around the world based on annual web sales. The report provides a wealth of information that can help retailers benchmark their performance …

Deliver customized product recommendations

June 20, 2014 |

Today’s retail environment is facing a massive shift: Consumers are more empowered than ever before. According to research from the IBM Institute for Business Value, 92% of consumers research and seek opinions via earned media before making a purchase. And …

Chicken or the egg?

June 19, 2014 |

I’ve long said that I don’t have to be particularly brilliant; I just need to stay awake and pay attention to the brilliance that’s all around me…and, then, learn from it. Fortunately, with the plethora of brilliance I get to …

Get ready for the holiday season with these online retail trends

June 18, 2014 |

With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time for retailers to take a closer look at the strategies that can ensure success—and to uncover any potential roadblocks on the horizon. Consumer behavior has been changing rapidly over the …

Five steps to an optimised merchandise strategy

June 17, 2014 |

Delivering localised assortments at competitive prices, determining the most effective promotions to run and deciding the appropriate timing and depth of markdowns are merchandising challenges faced by nearly all retailers.

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, where connected customers choose the …

Turn the corner

June 13, 2014 |

blog image1I’m extremely fortunate that my dad gave me remarkably valuable guidance as I was growing up. Perhaps, one of his greatest pieces of advice has proven particularly applicable to a challenge that many of my retail clients face as they …

Tampa Tours: Treat Yourself To An Industry Tour At The Smarter Commerce Global Summit

May 9, 2014 |

There are so many amazing solutions and demonstrations available at this year’s Smarter Commerce Global Summit that it can be a little overwhelming at times deciding which solutions are most applicable to your role and your industry.

So we’ve created …

Unintentionally Inconvenient

May 6, 2014 |

As consumers, we are subjected to far too many inconvenient experiences—many of which could have been avoided had the perpetrator considered the customer impact and addressed the cause beforehand. With this in mind, I’m a firm believer that highlighting such …

Retail Innovation Down Under: Omni-channel

May 5, 2014 |

I just returned from a 2 ½ week series of executive meetings with many of the leading retailers in Australia and New Zealand, and there was a common theme that surfaced at