Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2018

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Commercial Building Development, Mailroom Software, Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Retail, Student Housing Management Leave a Comment

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From package theft to apartment amenities and buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS), we covered loads of topics in our posts last year. If you missed some of the headlines, don’t worry — we put together a quick highlight reel for you. Below are the five most-read articles from 2018. #1 6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft The proof … Read More

Smiota Announces New Branding and Website

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We couldn’t be more excited to reveal Smiota’s new look! As we enter this new chapter, it’s truly humbling to reflect on where we started and how far we’ve come. With the help of an amazing and talented team, in just a few short years we’ve transformed a simple idea — securing the last yard of package delivery — into … Read More

Wrap Up the Holiday Season With These Last-Minute Promotions and Marketing Strategies

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Retail Leave a Comment

holiday shopping

We’re closing in on mid-December and officially entering holiday shopping crunch time. This last little stretch before shopping malls fall silent for a full 24 hours is the perfect time to launch last-minute promotions. Here are some ideas to help you close your holiday shopping season strong. Holiday promos and marketing strategies that work in store and online Flash sales … Read More

Stories and Key Takeaways from Four of the Most Impactful Holiday Campaigns of All Time

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The holiday season is like the playoffs for the retail industry, so it’s easy to get tied up in all the stats. But connecting with your audience during this busy time is just as important as your sales numbers. To keep you inspired through the hustle and bustle, we put together some stories of the most impactful holiday marketing campaigns … Read More

Prepare For the Future of Retail Fulfillment With Smart Lockers Powered by Smiota

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Rising to retail relevance in this day in age doesn’t just entail building a killer e-commerce site and a booming social media following. To compete in today’s marketplace, you need to offer your customers fast, reliable, and convenient fulfillment options. Retail order fulfillment and delivery are transforming quickly For retailers, smooth and efficient product delivery has moved rapidly from an … Read More

Simple Solutions for Increasing Click and Collect Efficiency

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Retail Leave a Comment

If there’s one retail trend you can’t (or at least shouldn’t) ignore, it’s click and collect, or buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS). The convenient delivery option is projected to skyrocket in popularity as people seek faster and easier ways to shop. That said, implementing BOPIS is an investment that will impact everything from your staff training programs to … Read More

Pro Tips for Keeping Holiday Shoppers Happy

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Retail Leave a Comment

holiday shopping

Amidst all the holly-jolly of the season, people tend to experience their fair share of stress — especially when it comes to shopping. But as a retailer, you have the opportunity to distract shoppers from the annoyances of long lines and crowds and deliver a positive holiday shopping experience. In this article, we’re going to cover some pro tips on … Read More

Keep Your Customer Data on Lock Down With These Strategies

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Retail Leave a Comment

Cyber security

No retailer is immune to data breaches. Macy’s, Adidas, Best Buy, and Saks Fifth Avenue are only a few that have been impacted this year. Not only can these incidents be extremely costly, but they also bruise your reputation and obliterate customer relationships. So needless to say, keeping customer data as secure as possible is paramount. Use these strategies to … Read More

5 Facts About BOPIS That Might Surprise You

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Online shopping

When retailers started tinkering with alternative fulfillment options like click and collect, no one could be certain the strategy was going to be successful. Luckily for early adopters and those just getting into the swing of things, statistics show that not only did the buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) method catch on, but it’s going like gangbusters. Nearly … Read More

Take Cues from These Retail Giants to Boost Your BOPIS Game

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Target

Launching and evolving your click-and-collect system isn’t a perfect science. Take cues from these retail giants on how to create a successful BOPIS strategy. Target BOPIS Launch: 2015 Delivery methods: Delivery, drive-up, and in-store pickup STORES Top 100 Retailers List Position: #7 Target is a classic go-to for customers to scoop up holiday gifts, back to school clothes, dorm room … Read More