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How Seasonal Forecasting Can Affect Your Retail Sales
Shifting seasons can seriously affect the retail market. When temperatures spike or drop, consumers will change their buying habits and preparing your business for whatever may be coming is essential. One of the best ways to do this is to understand ...
Using the Weather’s Effect on Customer Lifestyle to Your Advantage
Customers crave personalization. Repetitive, generic customer interactions can doom any retailer, so...
The “Next-Gen” shopping experience will rely on a solid data foundation
Retail has endured a turbulent time. The past decades have seen a painful shift from traditional ...
Keeping it green: IoT for sustainable retail
Stuck for a New Year’s resolution? Shopping more sustainably might be a good one. Especially if you’re suffering pangs of guilt following a Christmas plastic binge (think Christmas cracker toys and disposable cutlery, for instance.) Sustainable ...
How retailers are optimizing your Black Friday experience
I’m not sure how to feel about Black Friday. On the one hand, the discounts can be quite spectacular. On the other, the rush to bag a bargain can turn otherwise reasonable human beings into fearless denizens of the underworld, clawing their way ...
The retail future isn’t about products—It’s about possibilities
If you want to buy a bike today, chances are you research parts online, ask your cyclist friends for...
10 genius quotes from Genius of Things Boston
The Genius of Things in Boston is a wrap! A big thank you to the more than 400+ attendees who joined us in person and via the livestream. Below is a sampling of some of the best quotes we heard throughout the day. . “Think big. Start small. Go ...
Retail industry undergoes transformation with the IoT
We’re writing today our shopping list for the future. Until the 1950s, most people shopped in small markets. They told a clerk what they wanted, and the clerk selected goods from the shelves or from the little stock at the back of the store. On ...
The bride’s guide to wedding survival: with help from the IoT
It’s wedding season! If that makes you leap for joy, good for you. If it makes you want to gouge ...
Migros Zurich drives down cost using asset management
Migros Zurich deployed an IBM Enterprise Asset Management solution that enabled maintenance staff to work more productively on-the-go, cutting time and cost of repairs and providing a better shopping environment for customers. Retail businesses need ...
Why retailers should be tickled pink about going green
Like it or not, sustainability is a priority for today’s consumers. Almost 75% of all Millennials and Gen Zers are willing to pay more for sustainable products, according to survey data from Nielsen. But, don’t make the mistake of thinking that...
GoT summit: Taking retail everywhere with connected commerce
Steve Laughlin, General Manager, Consumer Industries, IBM and Paul Wilkinson, Head of Technology ...
What is the Internet of Things?
by Jen Clark
The top 5 industrial IoT use cases
by Phillip Tracy
Cheat sheet: What is Digital Twin?
by Matthew Mikell