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Reinventing automotive sales with AWS

Even before the current pandemic, automotive retail was undergoing a fundamental shift towards a more digital and personalized experience. For years, automotive manufacturers (OEMs) and dealerships have witnessed a decrease in dealership visits and have experimented with new digital experiences and retail formats to counter this trend. In this blog, we will discuss how new […]

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NRF Retail Converge Conference 2021: What to Expect

Both online and in stores, 2020 has permanently changed consumer behaviors and the retail landscape. To be successful, retailers must focus on innovation and differentiation by optimizing technology investments and developing a culture of experimentation that enables agility now and in the future. At NRF Retail Converge 2021, we will introduce you to innovators who […]

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Retail/CPG Partner Conversations: Retail Store Shelf Technologies with Trax

The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented disruption. In a matter of days, our world turned upside down. As shelter-in-place lockdowns, mask mandates, and social distancing rules took hold, new patterns of consumption quickly emerged. Arguably, no industry felt the pandemic’s dramatic impact more than consumer packaged goods (CPG). However, leaders are forging ahead with resilience, tenacity, […]

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How to Implement a Digital Commerce Strategy in Retail

We all witnessed and probably personally experienced the massive shift to online ordering as the COVID-19 pandemic set in. Despite the shift and somewhat surprisingly, 80% of sales still involve physical stores. As ecommerce continues to mature and consumers become more digitally savvy, these trends have emerged: Online sales continue to soar, with a 42% […]

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Seven Smart Store Strategies to Streamline Retail Operations

As the retail industry tackles dramatic shifts in shopper behavior, broad changes in product assortments, and huge growth in digital orders, innovative merchants are responding to these market shifts with laser-focused, technology-driven customer experience initiatives. We wholeheartedly applaud these efforts. But it’s not enough. Retailers must also focus on back-office store operations to increase automation, […]

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Five Ways Retailers Can Transform Customer Experience with Smart Store Technologies

Five Ways Retailers Can Transform Customer Experience with Smart Store Technologies

Whether you’re buying online or in a physical store, shopping should be easy, simple, and enjoyable. In the customer’s mind, the retailer or brand is one entity, regardless of the sales channel. For this reason, customers expect their journey to fluidly shift between digital and physical touchpoints with the same conveniences in store as online. […]

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Reimagine the In-store Customer Experience with Frictionless Shopping

Innovative retailers realize they need to create smart stores to enhance their customer experiences.  Recent advances in point-of-sale technologies are making it possible for retailers to reimagine the shopper in-store journey. With new retail technologies, long retail checkout lines and other in-store bottlenecks could soon be a thing of the past. Frictionless Retail Customer Experiences […]

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Making the Smart Store a Reality: How Retailers Can Elevate Experiences, Operate Efficiently, and Achieve IT Agility

Believe it or not, despite the massive shift to online purchasing, brick-and-mortar stores are the hub for delivering unified commerce. To be successful and remain viable, retailers must equip stores to elevate the customer experience, operate efficiently, and adapt with agility to changing market dynamics. Use the Past to Guide Your Future With the emergence […]

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Three Steps for Modernizing Your DTC Ecommerce Website

I’ve spent more than 15 years working with many of the most innovative consumer brands to help them architect their ecommerce platforms. At AWS, my focus is helping consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies enhance customer experiences and gain operational efficiencies, especially with their direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce websites. CPG customers regularly ask how they can realize […]

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Lessons from Leaders: Retail Digital Transformation in Germany

Germany, a Powerful Force in Retail In 2020, retail revenue in Germany was estimated to be $820 billion. According to Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing 2020 study, four of the top 20 largest retailers in the world are German companies: Schwarz Group (Lidl), Aldi, Edeka, and Rewe. And among the 250 largest retailers, 20 are […]

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