From Scheduling to Sales, Retail Leaders Excel with These Tools

Managing people, processes, and products requires a complex skillset. For retail store managers, those skills have been significantly tested during the pandemic. Factor in evolving customer expectations—from omnichannel engagement to BOPIS and curbside pickup—and it’s no wonder that many retail leaders feel ill-equipped to handle the increasing demands of their already complex roles. This article, …

Product and Engineering Trends in Mobile Shopping Apps

Modern-day retail is going through a massive shift. Advancements in technology — especially on mobile — are changing how we shop. For eCommerce and retail companies, the only way to engage customers, in the long run, is by creating intuitive, flawless, and enjoyable mobile shopping experiences that go beyond a single purchase. ‍ In this …

8 Predictions for the Upcoming Holiday Season

There is a ‘great acceleration’ underway – a massive eCommerce adoption across all industries in APAC. According to eMarketer, nearly half of consumers have shifted their spending towards online channels, across all categories ranging from apparel to electronics. Online orders are also seeing 2-3x of year-on-year growth, with some retailers seeing increases of more than …

Google introduces Black-owned business distinction in its Shopping tab

In February 2021, Google introduced a Black-owned designation to its Shopping tab to help consumers easily find and purchase from Black-owned businesses. Black-owned companies can add the distinction to their businesses through the Google Merchant Help Center. The company rolled out the feature to all U.S. shoppers over the following few months. Google said that …

How to make the most of Super Saturday as last chance for holiday sales

Super Saturday, the last Saturday before Christmas, is a critical day for business owners who want to end the year with a bang. Because it’s too late for most online purchases to arrive in the mail, brick-and-mortar reigns supreme on Super Saturday. And because it’s before the expected after-Christmas sales, retailers can push to move …

Nearly a third of small retailers still can’t pay rent

With some factors finally tilting in their favor after a brutal pandemic year, more retailers are showing some signs of recovery, with 31% of small retailers still unable to pay their rent this month, according to an April rent report from Alignable, an online referral network for small businesses. That’s down from 50% in March, …