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The 2 Sides of Customer Connection

Retail customers have ratcheted up their expectations in shopping because the technology makes it easy to do. But at the same time, retail customers want to be treated as more than a number in...

2 Winning Strategies for Sporting Goods Retailers

A glance at the day’s retail industry headlines would show that many expect the sporting goods retailer to be worried about the future. But what those headlines actually reveal is that the retail industry...

The Human Element At Your Point of Sale

Despite all the technological advances in retail transactions, the point of sale retains a human element because a human is buying something. That’s why ChainDrive designed the Point of Sale component of our Integrated...

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Reducing Hazardous Heat In The Warehouse

A warehouse can be hot in the summertime. That heat can create a hazardous environment to work in and workers cannot perform their tasks safely when suffering from heat-related illnesses. Occupational heat exposure is...

Footwear Retailers Must Compete Digitally

An interesting U.S. Footwear Retail Snapshot from the FDRA (Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America) cites these statistics: $75 billion in yearly U.S. retail sales 210,000 workers in shoe stores nationwide 2% growth YTD...

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3 Reasons To Integrate Retail Accounting

There are many reasons why an individual retailer would want to incorporate integrated retail accounting software into their management strategy. But these many reasons can loosely fit in one of three motivations: reducing human...

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Retail Analytics Optimized For Profit

ChainDrive’s Integrated Retail Management solution includes analytical tools that enable comprehensive, accurate assessment of every aspect of the enterprise. Because business intelligence is built into the platform and data is collected as it is...

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One Strategy Retailers Might Miss

In today’s retailing market, everything that can boost sales and brand confidence is a good thing. One strategy that retailers often seem to miss is that of providing a hefty employee discount. This simple...

The Essential First Step In Store Budgeting

The first step in any budgeting process is figuring out where the money has been going up to that point. In the past, a family starting to set up a budget might sit at...

Picture Your Retail Planning With ChainDrive OTB

Open-to-Buy (OTB) is an important part of retail planning, as are the many other factors that make up the analysis and creation of a roadmap for the future of the business. But not everyone...