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Home / Resources / The Ultimate Guide to a Profitable 2019 Holiday Season

The Ultimate Guide to a Profitable 2019 Holiday Season

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This year’s shortened holiday season (the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas) means retailers are losing almost a week’s worth of sales opportunities compared to last year. So there’s no time to waste when it comes to promoting deals, engaging customers, and delivering positive experiences.  Despite the lost days, predictions point to a record year for consumer spending. With that in … Read More

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Home / Resources / How Retailers Can Use Smiota’s Smart Lockers for BOPIS Order Fulfillment

How Retailers Can Use Smiota’s Smart Lockers for BOPIS Order Fulfillment

in Installations, Package Management Systems, Retail

E-commerce continues to grow, shipping is faster than ever before. Plus, shoppers are comfortable using their phones for everything from product research to purchasing to order tracking. Even so, brick-and-mortars aren’t becoming obsolete — they just need to adapt to the speed and convenience today’s customers expect. Implementing buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) services is the perfect way to … Read More

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Home / Resources / The 2019 Holiday Shopping Forecast

The 2019 Holiday Shopping Forecast

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The holiday shopping season is upon us. While the early birds have already finished their shopping, more than 90% of consumers will buy their gifts in these last two months of the year. And most of those shoppers are planning to spend just as much if not more than last year.  So what shopping trends can retailers expect to see … Read More

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Home / Resources / Using BOPIS to Build and Maintain an Accurate, Efficient Inventory Tracking System

Using BOPIS to Build and Maintain an Accurate, Efficient Inventory Tracking System

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Buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) and inventory management go hand-in-hand. An accurate inventory is the key to a seamless, omnichannel shopping experience. And without it, BOPIS can’t succeed. In fact, 66% of retailers cite inventory inaccuracies as a cause for inconsistent BOPIS order fulfillment.  For retailers hoping to improve their inventory management, offering in-store pickup doesn’t have to … Read More

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Home / Resources / What’s the Buzz About BOPIS?

What’s the Buzz About BOPIS?

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According to the numbers, more e-commerce shoppers these days are getting their orders through buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS). Globally, more than 80% of internet users reported using in-store pickup for online orders last year — that’s 30% more than in 2017.  Superconsumers use the service up to eight or more times a year and spend an average … Read More

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Home / Resources / Will E-Commerce Ever Stop Growing?

Will E-Commerce Ever Stop Growing?

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E-commerce has completely transformed the way we shop. With mobile apps and websites, we can easily buy the things we need (or want) from anywhere, at any time. When our hands get tied, we can ask Alexa or Google to order for us. And, for the most part, we can count on those orders to be at our door within … Read More

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Home / Resources / BOPIS Is Growing, and so Is Its Potential

BOPIS Is Growing, and so Is Its Potential

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You’ve probably already heard of buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) and its implications for the retail industry. Though the idea of ordering items online and picking them up in the store isn’t exactly “new” anymore, BOPIS is evolving alongside emerging trends and technology. Here’s a closer look at why BOPIS is a proven sales-booster for retailers, and what … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smiota BOPIS Smart Locker Solution Featured in Forbes

Smiota BOPIS Smart Locker Solution Featured in Forbes

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This post contains excerpts from an article titled “Three Trends Transforming Stores Into Smart Shopping Hubs” that originally appeared in Forbes on July 12, 2019 Smiota, one of the leading providers of smart lockers and delivery management software, was featured in a recent Forbes article highlighting trends transforming the future of retail. The article cites personalization, technology, and ‘Buy Online … Read More

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Home / Resources / Support Summer Shopping Fun with These Playful Promotions

Support Summer Shopping Fun with These Playful Promotions

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Warm weather brings a spirit of adventure and freedom. It’s a time for outdoor activities, relaxation, and travel. And just like every seasonal shift, summer comes with its own shopping list. Help your store stand out as a summertime destination with these promotional ideas. Set up (pop-up) shop Have a collection of seasonal items that aren’t getting the attention they … Read More

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Home / Resources / Sway Online Shoppers to Stop by the Store

Sway Online Shoppers to Stop by the Store

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It’s no secret that e-commerce is taking over retail — online sales grew by 16% last year across North America. But even though there’s a lot to love about online shopping, customers haven’t stopped visiting physical stores. Here are some ways you can encourage online buyers to keep shopping offline, too. Differentiate your in-store shopping experience Brick-and-mortar stores still have … Read More