1. Tips for preventing identity theft

    Consider a few key fraud-prevention guidelines before revamping your data security policies. Last month, fraud prevention company Feedzai collaborated with the market research firm Harris Poll Interactive to see how Americans feel about identity theft. The organizations polled more than 2,000 consumers and came upon some startling statistics. More than half of respondents said they trusted no busi…Read More

  2. Staff-free stores are on the rise

    Staff-free stores are on the rise. In February, information technology professional Robert Ilijason opened a 480-square-foot convenience store in Viken, Sweden, the Associate Press reported. Ilijason's shop is open 24-hours a day and sells common pre-packaged food and convenience items. It's also unstaffed. Customers download a mobile custom app that enables them to enter the store and scan and …Read More

  3. Pop-up retail keeps on trucking

    Pop-up shops now fill many of these spaces and offer consumers a tactile, personal shopping experience. In recent years, big-box retailers have exited the swaths of territory they once occupied, leaving behind empty storefronts and gaping market gaps. Pop-up shops now fill many of these spaces and offer consumers a tactile, personal shopping experience free of the fluorescent glare and constant co…Read More

  4. Selfie Pay, Biometric Authentication On the Rise

    Selfie pay and other technologies are making passwords irrelevant. Selfies might soon serve a real purpose within point-of-sale systems. In March, MasterCard announced plans to add a selfie-based payment authentication feature to its mobile application, CNN reported. Last year, the company ran a pilot program for the feature which enables users to submit a selfie to confirm mobile transactions. "A…Read More

  5. The evolution of smart fabrics

    Device-makers have turned their attention to another rising wearable trend: smart fabric. What hath data wrought? Sensor-covered clothing, it seems. In recent years, the wearable technology market has taken off with consumers gobbling up enough smart watches and fitness trackers to outfit almost three-quarters of the U.S. population, reported information technology researcher Gartner. However, as …Read More

  6. Packaging Trends for Retailers in 2016

    Retailers in 2016 have once again altered their mass-produced product coverings to attract modern buyers. Packaging is the point of entry for most shoppers - the aesthetic touchpoint that draws the human eye and jump-starts the sales cycle. Of course, industry packaging standards are tied to ever-changing consumer compulsions. Retailers in 2016 have once again altered their mass-produced product c…Read More

  7. Virtual Reality, The Next Big Thing in Retail

    According to industry experts, virtual reality technology will soon become a key force within the retail world. According to industry experts, virtual reality technology will soon become a key force within the retail world. The key advantage to VR is its ability to provide online consumers with a personalized, immersive shopping experience. "Shopping will be tailored in VR," Henry Stuart, co-foun…Read More

  8. What is the current state of the EMV change?

    Shoppers expect a seamless in-store experience every time. Has every retail store changed their policy when it comes to EMV protection? The answer is no, and the costs are being projected as high in terms of what will occur if changes aren't made soon. According to a recent study conducted by management consulting firm The Strawhecker Group and reported on by Chain Store Age, only 37 percent of U…Read More

  9. Does retail therapy actually work?

    How can retail therapy shopping enhance your life? If you're headed out this weekend for a little retail therapy, you're not alone. According to recent research from TNS Global, more than 52 percent of Americans report going shopping to increase happiness or make up for a less than stellar day at work. How effective can retail shopping actually be, though? A recent study published in the Journal…Read More

  10. Why should your business use a point of sale system?

    A sustainable point of sale system is essential for business success. Making a major change in your business structure can seem daunting, especially when it comes to smaller companies. A large shift can be time consuming, costly and uprooting, but is most often necessary for better management processes. "Two main benefits of a point of sale system include accuracy and analytics." If your business …Read More