October, 2021

Suppliers: How to get your retail business customers to pay you quicker

Inside Retail

Options such as buy now, pay later (BNPL) services were first introduced to business to consumer (B2C) transactions, giving customers the ability to access products and services they need today while paying at a later date or over a series of instalments. .

How to Upsell in Retail: Get Employees to Do It Effectively

Retail Doc

When it comes to the easiest sales technique you can use to grow your average sale, there is nothing that works better than a product upsell.

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Selfridges launch 2021 Christmas Windows

Retail Focus

With less than 60 days to Christmas Day, Selfridges unveils its Christmas of Dreams theme through iconic window displays and a new campaign.

How You Win Share of Shelf Smarter, Not Harder

Wiser

Ahh, the age-old problem for your brand—how to win more share of shelf. It’s common knowledge that optimizing shelf space at your top-performing retailers (and edging out the competitors in your category) is a core part of increasing sales. What’s not always common knowledge?

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

ASDA Refill Station – The future of retail sustainability?

Mike Anthony

Retail sustainability is a hot topic in the consumer goods industry. And with packaging being a huge part of the industry’s carbon footprint, it is little surprise that packaging-free or re-usable packaging solutions are being tested around the world.

[Re-]Introducing the Cisco Certified DevNet Expert

Cisco Retail

On a typically cool June 10, 2019, in San Diego, CA, we introduced a transformation in our network engineering certifications, with software, automation, and security woven throughout.

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Personality Test: Driver, Expressive, Analytical or Amiable?

Retail Doc

You're obviously looking for my social styles personality test and luckily you found it. Management personality styles social styles personality test

Nespresso launches new UK boutique concept

Retail Focus

Nespresso has debuted its new experiential boutique concept in the UK at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Temporary Price Reduction

Wiser

Temporary price reductions, or TPRs, are a necessary part of retail. It’s not really a question of if you should use a TPR, but when.

As retailers shaped holiday hiring plans, 721K retail workers quit in August

Retail Dive

Employers including retailers are having to raise wages and otherwise sweeten their offer in order to lure people to take openings

PTP serviceability – time is money!

Cisco Retail

“Time is money!” A quote that can’t be truer and more crucial for modern industrial networks where timing, precision, and synchronization pave the way for fast-paced current and future services.

Coles’ latest power agreement locks in 2025 renewable energy goal

Inside Retail

Supermarket Coles has finalised its plan to power its sites by 100 per cent renewable energy by the end of FY25, signing the last power purchase agreement needed to meet the target earlier this week.

How and Why a Retail Salesperson Should Create a Personal Brand

Retail Doc

What is a personal brand

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Ikea buys former Topshop Oxford Street store

Retail Focus

Ikea is buying the former Topshop flagship store on London’s Oxford Street for £378 million. Since 2019 Ikea has opened shops in major cities such as Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Paris and New York to grow its presence on busy high streets.

What is Image Recognition in Retail?

Wiser

In-store success is often won at the shelf. For a shopper to choose your brand out of a sea of competitors, your products need to make it to the shelf, be displayed correctly, be re-stocked when needed, and many other crucial steps.

Retailers are betting on wage hikes, perks to woo workers ahead of the holidays. Will it work?

Retail Dive

Employers are offering incentives like sign-on bonuses, tuition assistance and higher pay to staff up, but challenges remain

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Cisco SD-Access and Cisco SD-WAN Multi-Domain Integration

Cisco Retail

Co-authored by Justin Buchanan : Director of Product Management, Security Policy and Access. In this digital era, Enterprise IT Operations are beset with challenges such as security, seamless end-to-end connectivity and policy consistency.

Australia Post invests in South Australia ahead of Christmas rush

Inside Retail

Australia Post has opened its first dedicated parcel facility in South Australia in a bid to improve its business in the state, now being able to process 8,000 parcels an hour locally.

Figuring the Lifetime Value of Your Retail Customers

Retail Doc

So many times we concentrate on a transaction value instead of the lifetime value of a customer. Customer Service Financials

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Louis Vuitton opens locally inspired store in Philippines

Retail Focus

Louis Vuitton has announced the opening of its latest store in the newest luxury wing of Ayala Malls Makati, Greenbelt 3. Inspired by Louis Vuitton’s Spirit of Travel and intertwined with local elements, the store has special features that are unique to a traditional Filipino home.

6 Ways to Increase Impulse Buys: Online and In-Store

Wiser

Do you want your shoppers to spend more when they visit your stores? Which retailer doesn’t? One effective way to increase those basket sizes is through impulse buys—the act of making an unplanned purchase once already inside a store or browsing online.

'We're going to see a lot of bare shelves': Retail preps for a holiday beset by supply chain pain

Retail Dive

Bottlenecks from factories to cargo ships mean less inventory and fewer discounts for the season

Diversity Matters in Cybersecurity

Cisco Retail

It’s as serendipitous as it seems designed that there are two important worldwide recognitions in October: Global Diversity and Cybersecurity Awareness. The intersection is a powerful reminder for the security industry that diversity fuels innovation.

Kate Morris’ new private equity firm will be 50 per cent women. Here’s why

Inside Retail

Last week, Adore Beauty co-founder Kate Morris and former Quadrant Growth Fund managing partner Justin Ryan announced their new venture: Glow Capital Partners. The private equity firm is looking to invest between $20 and $50 million in later-stage, values-led growth companies.

Why Your Selling And Training Methods Don’t Work…And The Simple Fix

Retail Doc

It has been said that no one likes to wait. Yet stores that have a long line tend to attract even more people to wait because they feel it must be worth it. Few of us like it when someone has power over us. Think The doctor will see you now or You’ll have to wait for the results. We hate waiting.

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Tower London launches new store on Camden High Street

Retail Focus

Tower London have launched their new store on the iconic Camden High Street. The first physical iteration of their recent rebrand, and the largest of 5 London-based Tower locations.

3 Tips For Ecommerce Small Business Owners to Prepare for the Holidays

Small Biz Trends

The holidays are coming, and that means increased opportunity for many owners of e-commerce small businesses.

7 experiential store concepts that opened this year

Retail Dive

From Dick's Public Lands outdoors banner to Bloomie's to Ulta's Target shop-in-shops, here's some of the most notable concept launches this year

Wi-Fi 6E is coming soon, but don’t forget about Cisco Wi-Fi 6 solutions

Cisco Retail

All rights reserved to Sandra Cifo. You may have noticed that in the last few weeks, the industry has been talking a lot about Wi-Fi 6E. Count Cisco among the conversation starters about Wi-Fi 6E too. In fact this Wireless blog has been chock-full of more and more posts talking about Wi-Fi 6E.

Toys ‘R’ Us Australia to head up UK revival

Inside Retail

Returned children’s goods retailer Toys ‘R’ Us Australia has signed a long-term exclusive licence agreement to facilitate the return of the Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us brands to the United Kingdom.

How To Increase Retail Sales By Focusing On These 5 Obvious Things

Retail Doc

When I was putting myself through college, one of my first jobs was in retail sales at the Broadway Department Store in Southern California. While I was trained on how to use their POS system, perform transfers from one store to another, and do other tasks, teaching me how to sell wasn’t a priority.

How To Take Your Retail Business To The Next Level

Retail Focus

Are you looking to take your retail business to the next level? It has been a tough period for those in the retail sector, but the ones that have survived during the pandemic will be feeling bullish and now want to take steps to take their business to the next level.

The Five Best Things to Say to an Angry or Upset Customer

Shep Hyken

I was recently interviewed by Mario Martinez on his Modern Selling podcast. He shared a story about how he emailed the CEO of a company, and in an incredibly short amount of time, his phone rang, and you can guess who it was … the CEO. .

Nisa re-launches community awards for retailers

Talking Retail

Nisa’s charity Making a Difference Locally (MADL) has re-launched its community champion awards for retailers. The awards recognise two different stores each month – one over and one under 3,000 sq ft – with a £250 donation to a local good cause.

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Cybersecurity Jobs: 5 Tips to Help You Get Hired

Cisco Retail

Before joining Cisco, I spent a lot of time wading through the resumes of potential cybersecurity candidates to hire for my teams. I was looking for individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences but finding candidates with zero to three years of experience was the most difficult to find.

Retail is back, but have your customers changed?

Inside Retail

Retailers around Australia are looking again to a brighter future. With New South Wales-based retailers opening their doors to shoppers and Victorian businesses set to follow, the Australian economy is being prised back open just in time for a busy holiday trading period.