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OwnerListens

OwnerListens

OwnerListens is the best way to communicate with customers in real-time! Customers use the OwnerListens app or SMS number (customized for each business) to send compliments, complaints, questions, and suggestions. Owners and managers can then immediately respond via text or email. All communication is private and anonymous. By enabling direct, private communication in real-time, businesses can salvage revenues, prevent negative reviews and encourage employee excellence. Using messaging for customer service is not only preferred by customers, it's also cheaper for businesses and less error prone than phone calls. +MORE

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Precision Location

Skyhook

Precision Location delivers the fastest, most accurate, and most confident positioning. No matter what OS is powering your mobile or connected device, we are your location partner. We work with you to deliver superior UX for your app, device or enterprise software—even when devices are disconnected. +MORE

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Context Accelerator

Skyhook

Whether you're a retail app looking to increase Monthly Active Users or an SSP or publisher in search of new revenue streams, Context Accelerator is the most actionable way to know your users better and reach them with location context-initiated experiences. +MORE

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Digimarc Mobile Software Development Kit

Digimarc

Keep your customers in your branded environment. Use our Software Development Kit (SDK) to incorporate Digimarc ID-reading capability into your mobile app. The Digimarc Discover app is built on Digimarc’s patented Intuitive Computing Platform (ICP) that relies on a proprietary mix of image and audio identification technologies — including QR codes, barcodes and Digimarc IDs — to power immediate recognition of media and physical objects with unsurpassed speed and accuracy. +MORE

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HaveIt!

Centril

HaveIt!™ is a mobile and web application that lets your customers view items in your store or warehouse based on their preferences. Since HaveIt! is powered by Centril, all functionality can be embedded in your existing retail app by accessing the Centril API. Customers can search for in-stock items by category, brand, item attribute, or keyword. Search results are presented based on customer preferences so that the most relevant items appear first. Customers can then add items to their shopping list and share their list with friends. +MORE

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KaChing!

KaChing!

The KaChing! platform has 4 components: the Mobile App, POS integration (Gateway), a Redemption Terminal (for stores without POS), and a Campaign Dashboard. Consumers download the mobile app to receive coupons on their smartphones. They browse and clip coupons, then redeem them by scanning a 2D barcode at the checkout lane. The POS integration requires no software modifications to the POS since it resides as a peripheral driver that enables secure communication to our backend. SKU level data is received as purchased items are scanned, matched with clipped coupon data from the consumer’s phone, then all discounts are applied to the POS. Savings are reflected on the paper receipt and on the consumer’s phone. For stores without POS systems, the tablet-based Redemption Terminal can be installed to redeem mobile coupons. The Campaign Dashboard allows marketers to create coupon campaigns in minutes, modify on the fly, monitor performance in real-time, and analyze granular redemption data. +MORE

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Tapcentive

Tapcentive, Inc.

Tapcentive is a white label mobile engagement platform that extends marketing, loyalty, and couponing systems with interactive mobile in-store experiences. Tapcentive engagement is simple and fun: the "tap"of a mobile phone to a Touchpoint device triggers the delivery of rewards, coupons or other incentives via a retailer’s app. Touchpoints are battery-powered devices that can be placed throughout a retail environment from entranceways to endcaps – anywhere you want engagement. Combining social interactions in-location, instant gratification, gamification, and a user experience that is simple and repeatable, Tapcentive enables marketers to make in-location engagements a regular part of shopping journeys. The platform includes: Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth beacon hardware for in-location; a cloud-platform with location-based services, campaign management, and gamification; and a mobile software development kits (SDK) for with brandable animations and game experiences. +MORE

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Android/iOS Mobile App Solution

Acquaint SoftTech

Need a profitable Mobile App for your business? Acquaint SoftTech make it better for you. We are a renowned mobile application development company, provide android, iOS mobile application solutions without cutting any corner. At Acquaint SoftTech, We offer mobile app development services with a well-tested, user-friendly, secure and responsive applications. Our dedicated mobile app developers are working against the clock to make the most alluring & responsive mobile application for our clients. +MORE

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CART Weekly Report 5/2/19

CART, Advancing Retail

AMAZON’S PROFIT MORE THAN DOUBLES ON 17% RISE IN SALES | Wall Street Journal Gary’s Take: Some readers will remember in the 1980s when then President Reagan harnessed the powerful US economy to burgeoning military innovation, triggering an arms race that eventually bankrupted the Soviet Union and ended the Cold War. This strategy became known as the Reagan Doctrine. Well today we have the Amazon Doctrine. Jeff Bezos has linked his company’s massive financial resources to tech innovation in a bid to completely disrupt many sectors of retail. Amazon’s just released record profits, linked with investing in speeding delivery to 1 day for Prime members, is the Amazon Doctrine in action. While other companies have tried to base strategy on tech what is different now is the point in time we are at: We are at the inflection point on the exponential growth curve of technology and Amazon is opening up a growing gap with competitors. Speeding up delivery is a ‘prime’ example. WILL SHOPPABLE ADS HELP WALMART’S VUDU COMPETE WITH AMAZON AND NETFLIX | Retail Wire Sterling’s Take: Free content will most always be a draw to some degree. And if the shoppable content is easy to use and meaningful to users, it will only add to it. Sounds like many brands have already bought in … but Walmart has some catching up to do with regards to original programming. Amazon and Netflix are so far ahead in creating really great (sometimes viral) content — it remains to be seen if Walmart can carve out a viable niche with “basic-cable” content. AI-POWERED, VOICE-CAPABLE CHATBOT HELPS SHOPPERS MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE IN STORES | RetailWire Sterling’s Take: To me it’s a question of where they can add meaningful value, and I think BevMo! has found a use case here with SmartAisle. It’s something that (especially at this stage) isn’t appropriate for all retail verticals or chains, but I can definitely see them complementing more sales associates in the not too distant future. WHAT’S REALLY DRIVING DISRUPTION? (HINT: IT’S NOT TECHNOLOGY) | RetailWire Sterling’s Take: 100% — innovation + disruption has very little to do with technology and everything to do with our thinking (decoupling or otherwise). It’s why Steve Jobs could take an invention from Xerox 20 years prior and create the personal computer industry. Or why RC vehicles were my favorite as a kid, but today we call them drones and they’re doing everything from delivery to military duty. Technology is the enabler and sometimes the result — not the disruptor in and of themselves. The biggest thing missing amongst retailers and brands today is an innovation culture, a group of people that can cultivate new ideas and perspectives beyond the status quo — and execute on them. Labs, innovation groups, etc. can help, but they tend to be siloed. What we can do is bring that kind of “startup” thinking, self starting and exponential aims into the entire organization. Is it confronting? Maybe … Does it work? Definitely. KOHL’S GOES ALL IN ON AMAZON RETURNS | RetailWire Sterling’s Take: My mom used to have a saying for this — “it’s cheaper to milk a cow than buy one.” That is, if everything Amazon is looking for from Kohl’s comes at a low cost, why do they need to move forward with anything else? I’m sure Kohl’s is keeping their fingers crossed for a deeper relationship, but Amazon will only drive from the data, numbers and performance that makes sense. FEATURED BLOG OF THE WEEK:  PERSONALIZATION AND RELEVANCY CAN BE A GAME CHANGER FOR INDEPENDENTS by David Kiehle, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Smart.Market, Inc HAPPENINGS: COMMERCE IN THE CONSUMER AGE: HOW HUMANITY AND TECHNOLOGY COME TOGETHER TO CREATE A NEW VISION FOR RETAIL - Criteo Commerce Forum May 9, 2019  CREATING ROI IN THE FUTURE OF AR/VR IN RETAIL: HOW RETAILERS ARE USING VR/AR TO ACHIEVE GROWTH, PROFITABILITY, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE GOALS - May 14, 2019 Questions? Contact Retail and eCommerce Committee Event Co-Chair, Sterling Hawkins via email:sterling.hawkins@advancingretail.org DISRUPTIVE LEADERSHIP & THE SELFCARE REVOLUTION​, Boston Immersion Event  Apply to present at Retail Tomorrow Labs: Boston - Applications due June 15th, 2019 Full Agenda Get on the Inside - CART Community Become part of the epicenter of retail innovation exclusive network. The place where retail decision makers and solution providers come together to advance retail into the future. FOR RETAILERS>> Proven programs to advance your business FOR SOLUTIONS>>Your growth engine into retail VIEW ALL SOLUTIONS HERE CONTACT US TELL ME HOW TO GET MY SOLUTION ADDED TO CART Get the CART Weekly Report delivered to your inbox. Sign up here. +MORE

Exit pop-up - Magento Extension

Knowband

Magento Exit pop-up module by Knowband helps to detect the user's behavior to prompt them with the targeted discount message at the precise moment when they are about to leave the e-commerce store. The whole process can be done by tracking the moment of the mouse cursor. Magento Email Subscription pop-up helps to convert the visitors of the store into customers. This will help you to increase the conversion rate and reduces the exit rate of the store. The discount offered by this pop-up gives them compelling a reason to return back on the store and to make some purchase from the store. Magento Email Subscription pop-up offers the functionality of MailChimp Integration. MailChimp Integration provides the functionality to sync the email id with the Admin account with the help of this the store Admin can send the emails about existing offers or for the promotional campaign. Magento store Admin can also set the terms and conditions offered by the Magento Exit pop-up EXtension as well as the cookie life for the pop-up. +MORE

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Endive Software Pvt Ltd

Endive Software Pvt Ltd

Endive Software is a fast growing and award winning IT Services Company. Here at Endive Software, we provide best in class and industry-specific web and mobile app development solution to increase the business profit. In addition, we also provide exceptional custom software services and Cloud solutions to our valuable customers across the world, embracing the latest technologies and upbeat industry trends. Our development strategy is very unique as we help customers with dynamic results or solutions that give optimum satisfaction to our customers. With a team of 150+, we have delivered over 500 Web Development projects and more than 140 Native Mobile Applications till date. Whether you’re just starting out or growing your brand, Endive Software is here to help you grow. +MORE

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Mobile App Development - Octal IT Soltuion

Octal IT Solution

Octal IT Solution owns a professional team of mobile developers having 10+ years experience in industry with proven record of 10,000+ applications delivered. You can hire dedicated mobile application developers from our team at best price. We are committed to provide best solution with in definite time frame promising 24x7 supports. +MORE

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IOS app development

Devpremiumapp

Your concept our solution  A driving force is a must for quality work in due time. Android Software developers aim high in their life and this push-factor enables them to focus on their goals. Our software developers’ team loves to create customized android applications. Our team of professionals is well versed with Java programming language along with Android software development and Native development tools. These tools along with core applications are used to develop Android applications. An android software developer is well versed with the technology as a whole along with its appropriate usage for development processes.  +MORE

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The Innovation Imperative: Register for the CART Retail Innovation Pitch Event

Center for Advancing Retail and Technology, CART

The supermarket industry is increasingly driven by innovation - one has to look no further than Amazon’s impact as a catalyst to the industry moving online, new services, and capabilities. Self-shopping, in-home and in-car delivery, voice-based commerce, and more are all areas of innovation that are transforming the industry. One of the major challenges traditional retailers of any size have is simply trying to be aware of what new innovation is coming into the industry. To put this in perspective: Walmart recently created a new subsidiary called Store No. 8 to focus on discovering and investing in new key technologies like AI and automation. The Store No. 8 team reviews around 750 new solutions each year. The CART team is currently reviewing an estimated 1,200 new solutions each year - about 100 per month. That’s the pace tech-fueled innovation is moving at and every day that goes on the innovation gap is growing larger. One way CART is helping traditional retailers learn about powerful new capabilities is through the twice a year Pitch Event. This year we’re doing something new, opening up the pitch event as a live webcast to members of the industry to participate. Held this year in partnership with Winsight Grocery Business and sponsored by dunnhumby, the CART Retail Innovation Pitch Event will be held Tuesday, May 15, at 2pm Eastern.  CART has sorted through the hundreds of applicants to the pitch event to focus in on a handful of compelling and powerful new capabilities for retailers. This is a great way for all members of the industry - retailers, wholesalers, and brand manufacturers - to learn about new capabilities coming into the industry and have an opportunity to hear directly from these innovators as they pitch their solutions. Supermarket retailers now find themselves on a new playing field, competing with some of the world’s leading technology companies and having to respond to fast consumer adoption of new technologies. The CART Retail Innovation Pitch Webcast is the way to efficiently gain insight to what’s coming. We look forward to having you join us for this special industry event! +MORE

WishYourPrice

WishYourPrice

An E-commerce technology that lets retailers charge automated personalized prices to optimize sales. Our patent pending machine learning algorithms give instant decision on shopper's offer taking into consideration a series of factors into account. A one stop solution to abandon cart, flat discount, conversions, re-targeting and customer insights. +MORE

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FOOTRAFFIC

Price Patrol

Create custom discounts, ONLY displayed to a shopper when their are looking for a specific product AND are physically near the retailer's brick & mortar location Shoppers recieve only the discounts that are relevant to their location and interest, not blast emails  Both the shopper and the retailer win; shopper gets the product they want at a discount, retailer drives MUCH NEEDED foot traffic into their brick & mortar location by influencing buyer behavior in a way not previously possible +MORE

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Delightle

DeliTreat AB

We empower retail businesses and brands to build the ever lasting personalised customer relationships that power effortless marketing, loyalty, mobile payments, self-checkout, growth, and overall success. We believe that every size businesses should enjoy access to state-of-the-art technology that allows them to offer valuable, relevant, and engaging personalised customer experiences. This is what the core of our innovation and driving us to deliver success stories.  Delightle offers brick and mortar retailers a completely new innovative technology for making real-time personalized loyalty marketing requiring no integration with the POS to drive customer retention.  +MORE

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Retail Innovation Report: 2016 Trends, Insights & Analysis

CART

2016 is the year that retail hit an inflection point, technology fueled innovation exploding across the industry, transforming and disrupting every step of the supply chain. And for those executives who are shell-shocked at the pace of change, it is only going to increase. There are no time-outs. Faster and cheaper computer processing is powering growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. These capabilities in turn feeding on massive big data, and powerful new capabilities delivered to even the smallest merchants via the cloud. Technology is becoming democratized, sophisticated solutions no longer the sole province of the largest companies. Indeed, we are entering a period where smaller companies can leverage their ability to move fast, unencumbered by large organizations and legacy infrastructure. Technology is fundamental to retail success and piloting new innovations is fast becoming a required discipline for retailers, wholesalers, and brand manufacturers. Industry innovation is now being driven by consumer adoption of new technologies, an uncomfortable place for many retail executives as they grapple with power shifting to the end consumer/ +MORE

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5 Retail Technology Trends in Q3 2016

CART

Displacing eCommerce after its run at the top of CART’s rankings, Emerging Technology claimed the number one area of interest for the retail industry in Q3 2016. This should not be surprising given the increasing transformation and disruption that new technology-fueled innovation is visiting upon retail. CART also takes this high level of interest as a signal that the historically slow-moving retail industry is finally understanding that change is no longer in the hands of industry executives... +MORE

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Retail Innovation Report: Q3 2016 Trends, Insights & Analysis

CART

The future is coming into focus as the economics and operational benefits of emerging technology become more clear. What is also clear is just how fast technology-fueled innovation is moving and the grand visions that Amazon, Google, and others have for marketplace transformation. As the digital and physical worlds of retail meld, industry executives in even staid sectors like supermarket retailing increasingly realize that they ignore innovation at their own peril. The Q3 2016 emerging technologies, drones and 3D printing, offer no better example of the industry transformation we are on the cusp of. Retail industry executives must keep in mind that we have entered a time of exponential technology growth and innovation may appear to move slowly but then quickly hit a tipping point and explode across the market. Consider that Amazon has been in business twenty years but has tripled in size in just the past five years. Or Uber quickly becoming a multi-billion dollar company in less than five years.  +MORE

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Setstory: Foot-Traffic API

Setmusic LLC

Retailers use beacons to converge existing foot-traffic. Setmusic uses beacons to drive entirely new foot-traffic. By making exclusive music unlock-able at retail locations, Setmusic creates an alternate way to compensate artists, an enjoyable "ad" experience for music streamers, & delivers completely new foot-traffic to retailers. +MORE

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Bandy App

Bandy

Bandy is an app that lets people selling items on leading online marketplaces like eBay, Amazon, and Etsy, trade their items with others. In short, Bandy is bringing bartering to websites that have millions upon millions of users. Unlike other bartering apps, Bandy doesn't require users to upload and price individual items. Instead, users link their seller accounts and pull the items they're already selling. The best part is that users can continue selling their items, while they look for great trades. Oh yeah, and it's completely free! +MORE

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Darius™ for Retail Solution Guide

CART

Darius for Retail is a comprehensive cloud-based shopper engagement platform that supports intelligent shopper engagement across the path to purchase using multiple shopper touch points. The solution provides proven and measurable return on investment leveraging the deep marketing experience of the Darius team... +MORE

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Retail Innovation Report: Q1 2016 Trends, Insights & Analysis

CART

With more than 45,000 users, the CART platform provides powerful insight to what technologies and innovation the industry is focused on. “eCommerce remains the top priority but we’re seeing retailers taking a collective breath to understand implications and integrations to other systems before jumping in,” said Gary Hawkins, CEO of CART, “what’s new is the fast growing interest we’re seeing in virtual and augmented reality and IoT.” The Q1 2016 report also speaks to the growing innovation-implementation gap as the industry is increasingly challenged to keep up with and implement new innovative capabilities. +MORE

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Retail Innovation Report: 2015 FMCG Trends, Insights & Analysis

CART

The eCommerce buzz is becoming reality as FMCG retailers push online shopping solutions to the top of the CART Composite Index with a score of 4.31, reaching 215% above the average. FMCG retailers are also focused on in-store marketing, inventory management and self-checkout amongst several other major trends.  The CART Composite Index measures search activity and solution engagement from more than 30,000 users representing retailers in every state in the U.S. +MORE

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