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POS + EMV = Compliance, Security, and More

By now, US retailers should have their stores ready with the capability to process cards using the EMV chip. By doing this, they are complying with government regulations aimed at getting in step with...

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Footwear Retailers Need These Two Tactics

Mobile marketing. Social media. If you could do a survey of your footwear customers, how many people would say they have smartphones and use at least one form of social media? Most of them...

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Effective Tools For Wholesale Management

Many wholesale businesses look good for a year or two but end up failing. Why is this? Many times it is because the wholesale management team lacks the tools it needs to be effective....

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What’s The Most Important Moment In Marketing?

There may be some who would say that the most important moment in marketing is the point of sale, because that is when the commitment of purchase is made. But while that is an...

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Weather vs Apparel Retailers

Weather affects retailers, and its impact is particularly felt by apparel retailers because the climate determines the wardrobe to a great extent. This recent article on Footwear News about the impact of weather on...

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The Top Reason Lease Management Should Be Integrated

Today’s retailer cannot afford to miss any details in lease management. That’s why ChainDrive’s Integrated Accounting software includes a sophisticated component that centralizes all lease agreements and alerts on a per-store basis when each...

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5 Missing Factors Affecting Retail Analytics

One way to decide which factors are necessary in retail analytics software is to look at what could happen if that factor were missing. Here are some scenarios that successful retailers refuse to experience: Lack...

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Custom Software For Specialty Retailers

The nature of specialty retailing is specific and customized. Whether that specialty retail is eyewear, cell phone accessories, or a niche market for enthusiasts, the way the business is managed is different than a...

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EMV Deadline – Ready or Not?

By now all US retailers should have a good handle on what EMV is and should be well aware of the imminent October 1st, 2015 deadline. But how ready are retailers? Ready or not...

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The Top Requirement For OTB Planning

OTB — Open-To-Buy — is part of every successful retailer’s planning. But without the accuracy of the data, retail planning is an exercise in futility because the plans are based on guesswork. This is...