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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

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Home / Resources / Crush Your Sales Goals by Implementing These Powerful Retail Trends

Crush Your Sales Goals by Implementing These Powerful Retail Trends

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The e-commerce surge is showing no signs of slowing down, and retailers are challenged to keep up. Online shopping may increase the total number of sales, but with customers being less inclined to pay for shipping and with risks like package damage and theft, it can actually strain profit margins. Fortunately, there are some trending ways to boost profitability while … Read More

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Home / Resources / Common Reasons for Delivery Delays and Failures

Common Reasons for Delivery Delays and Failures

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Customers want near-instant deliveries from retailers. In fact, 70% would pay extra for options like one-hour or same-day delivery. This need for speed puts retailers under a lot of pressure. Once a customer places an order, it’s a race against the clock to process the transaction, check the inventory, pack the box, ship off the order, and hopefully, the items … Read More

Home / Resources / Cutting Down on Shipping Costs in the Age of Free Two-Day Shipping

Cutting Down on Shipping Costs in the Age of Free Two-Day Shipping

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Call it the Amazon effect. Point the finger at our culture of instant gratification. Whatever your justification, it’s impossible to deny that online shoppers want their orders right now… and at little to no cost to them. But these paramount customer demands can be detrimental pain points for even the most seasoned retailers. Even Amazon, the creator of the prevailing … Read More

Home / Resources / Unbeatable Benefits of Smart Package Lockers for Retail Stores

Unbeatable Benefits of Smart Package Lockers for Retail Stores

in Package Management Systems, Retail

There are endless retail trends to experiment with these days, but improving your BOPIS system with smart lockers is a no-brainer. Smart lockers are practical and easy to use, offering unmatched convenience for retailers and shoppers. Unbeatable Benefits of Smart Package Lockers for Retail Stores   Increase foot traffic Smart lockers can drive in-store foot traffic. Take Whole Foods as … Read More

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Home / Resources / Use the Power of BOPIS to Win More In-Store Sales

Use the Power of BOPIS to Win More In-Store Sales

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BOPIS is good for business in many ways, especially the potential to generate in-store sales. Click and collect “superconsumers,” or people who used BOPIS at least twice in the past 12 months, purchased additional items while making a pickup 41% of the time, each time spending an average of $40. Occasional click and collectors, or those who’ve used BOPIS once … Read More

Home / Resources / 5 Research-Backed Retail Predictions for 2019 (and Beyond)

5 Research-Backed Retail Predictions for 2019 (and Beyond)

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When it comes to shopping, whether it be for a weekly grocery haul, a spring wardrobe refresh, or the perfect birthday gift, shopper expectations and behaviors are changing rapidly. And as a result, retail as we know (or at least knew) it is undergoing a massive transformation. To succeed in the long run — and not fall victim to the … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2018

Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2018

in Commercial Building Development, Mailroom Software, Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Retail, Student Housing Management

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