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Retail Partner Conversations: Harness the Power of Your Customer Data with Insights from Amperity

As retailers around the world are experiencing unprecedented disruption, industry leaders are demonstrating resilience, tenacity, and a capacity for innovation. We’ve embarked on a series of conversations with executives from AWS strategic partners, to showcase their leadership and innovation in challenging times. In the latest installment of our Retail Partner Conversations blog series, we chat […]

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Smart Stores

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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Digital Experience

How to Predict Shipments’ Time of Delivery with Cloud-based Machine Learning Models

Transportation and logistics businesses have seen an upsurge in trade over the last few years, with increasing ecommerce and online sales driving demand. This welcome growth has, however, been accompanied with an ever-more demanding consumer looking for certainty and reliability in their service delivery alongside a more competitive landscape, forcing prices down with tightening margins. […]

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The CTO Guide to Ecommerce Architectures

Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) most frequently mention these core capabilities of their ecommerce architectures: The ability to innovate at the digital and physical front ends that support sales channels. The effort required to integrate the increasing number of other IT systems. Those who talk more about innovation are usually builders. Revenue, metrics, and innovation are […]

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Smart Store

Three Strategies for Building Smarter Retail Stores

Consumer expectations are always changing, which means retailers are often playing catch-up to align their offerings with customers’ evolving behaviors. The pandemic illuminated the chasm between the retailers who have kept pace with market changes and those who have struggled. For a long time, we’ve seen ecommerce sites flex and stretch, while centralized systems and […]

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An Inside Look at the Amazon Culture: Experimentation, Failure, and Customer Obsession

Since joining AWS three years ago, the top questions I get by far pertain to Amazon’s culture and speed of innovation. Here are the kinds of things people want to know: What’s it like working for AWS? How does Amazon respond so quickly to customers’ wants, needs, and desires? How can I innovate like Amazon? […]

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A Practitioner’s Guide to Digital Transformation in Retail

I joined AWS two years ago to lead the professional services organization for the AWS retail segment. Throughout my career in technology consulting, I’ve worked with retailers that run the gamut in size, scope, market share, and sector. I’ve noticed a common dilemma when companies want to embark on transformational technology initiatives. Many retailers aren’t […]

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A How-to Guide for Deploying Amazon Interactive Video Service and Amazon Personalize in Retail

The ever-increasing popularity of live streaming is opening up new opportunities for online customer interactions. With live streaming providing engaging content, it can facilitate the flow of customers into online shopping, joining the shopping experience with other forms of online engagement. Personalized recommendations also allow online stores to pick the right products at the right […]

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Key Takeaways from NRF2021: Retail’s Big Show

The National Retail Federation’s NRF2021 Big Show, the premier conference for innovative brands and retail professionals, took place as a virtual event this year. Though we missed connecting in person with old friends and colleagues at New York’s Javits Center, NRF’s Big Ideas sessions still came through with fresh insights from retailers at the forefront […]

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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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