Meta, the augmented reality company, is making its Meta Pro glasses available for pre-order, with the technology shipping out in July. The big bad so-called “Space Glasses” are $3650 and, among other features, make it possible to turn a wearer’s idea into a hologram and subsequently, an actual object/design/plan.
You’ve heard of omnichannel retailing – now meet the “omnichannel recruiter.” Much as retailers are working to create a seamless shopping experience from store to computer to smartphone, retail recruiters are now using the full range of digital channels to fill job openings. Show More Summary
Going into IFA’s Annual Convention this weekend, we wanted to re-post our recent series of blogs on franchising, just in case you missed one. The Number 1 Reason That A Franchise Fails: Franchise businesses are expected to Read on! ?
As you probably know by now, I’m a huge proponent of coaching. I believe it is the single most important action managers and owners can take to elevate their customer experience and grow their sales. That’s why I continue to...
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As you expand and aim to maximize your market share in 2014, promoting your exclusive offers, in-store via mobile, and online, should be a high priority. According to PriceGrabber.com, 66 percent of consumers expect retailers to offer better prices and discounts this year because of the economy, meaning your marketing campaign should include a variety [...]
For more than a generation, U.S. credit cards have carried account numbers and other data on a magnetic stripe that has made them easy to swipe through a card reader at the cash register while the customer signs for the purchase. Stripe...Show More Summary
Under designer Michelle Smith’s watchful eye, sportswear brand MILLY’s classic look combined with a feminine edge has gradually evolved into a contemporary cult favorite. In guiding a sped-up version of the evolution of her brand, Smith...Show More Summary
New site offers a buy and sell model without the dangers so many are often concerned about.
Hey everyone! Hard to believe we are still in the midst of Winter… it sure does seem like one of our longest ever, doesn’t it? That said, one of the many perks of being an independent retailer is getting away to tradeshows throughout the year – which often means heading somewhere warm (or at least [...]
With so much of the wearable tech market focused on fitness, it’s good news when a platform with another purpose lands in our inbox. Deepa Sood launched CuffLinc, a personal protection and connection alert system neatly housed in aShow More Summary
We’re not quite giving away something for nothing here, but as far as opportunities go, a full-tuition scholarship in exchange for three short essays and one letter, is a pretty phenomenal deal. Here are five things you need to know about the Dream BIG scholarship program: 1. Show More Summary
Independent retailers with one location represent 95% of all retailing in the US; yet many don’t like to sell their own merchandise. If that’s you, unless you embrace selling, you’re going to be at the whim of customers who wouldContinue reading What To Do When You Don’t Like To Sell »
1. H&M is showing its Fall/Winter 2014 Studio collection in Paris again, but for regular people, the company put an early preview on Pinterest.
“Why aren’t all my Facebook fans seeing my posts?” Although you may have a high volume of people who like your Facebook page, only a small percentage of them are going to actually see your post in their News Feed. This is because of Facebook’s algorithm that predicts what the most important stories are for [...]
Retail Minded’s Founder and Publisher Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, retail experts and keynote speakers Kizer & Bender and RetailMAVENS Founder Cathy Wagner have teamed up to create a dynamic speaking series designed uniquely for independent retailers, “Retail Revival: Bring Your Store to Life”. Show More Summary
Some of OpenKnit’s early results. For the crafty and not-so-handily gifted alike, a Spanish graduate student’s final project usefully combines 3D printing with textiles and a DYI ethos. Gerard Rubio’s open source platform, OpenKnit, has what a lot of 3D printers are currently missing: practicality.
ThirdLove patents computer vision technology for determining a user's size through their smartphone.
GQ partnered with the short lived men’s site Park & Bond back when editorial-retail crossover ventures were still a new idea. The magazine went on to sell men’s clothing, temporarily, with Nordstrom, and more recently, they’ve teamed up with Net-a-Porter’s men’s site, Mr Porter, on an effort called GQ Selects.