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Let's start with the basics.: Know what’s in stock in real time. Track inventory quantities across your channels and warehouses from one location. Use views to quickly see what products are available, running low, or awaiting to be replenished.
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A RETURN TO CONTEXTUAL ADVERTISING | StreetFight
Gary’s Take: Programmatic marketing is facing an increasing challenge as consumers increasingly focus on privacy, governments increasingly are passing privacy regulations, and the benefits of ads based on what is known about the shopper frequently don’t produce the expected results. In its place is a return to contextual marketing; suggesting ads and other information based on what the shopper is currently looking at. For example, if a person is researching diabetes because of a recent diagnosis, a marketer may want to present information on new prescriptions or other information. Far different than providing a deal on cookies because that’s what the shopper was clicking on a few days ago.
All digital marketing is facing increased scrutiny and challenges and retailers should look at growing digital engagement with their customer base as fast as possible so as to collect first party data. Reliance on second and third party data will become increasingly risky as regulation increases.
STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES CEO LEX BAYER ON FOCUS AND OPPORTUNITY IN AUTONOMOUS DELIVERY | TechCrunch
Gary’s Take: Last mile delivery is a major focus for the retail industry today. There are a growing number of solution providers getting in the game, in addition to the usual players of the Post Office, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, and more. New entrants are focused on self-driving autonomous vehicles - either cars or purpose-built smaller vehicles like Starship Technologies, to deliver products.
While these types of automated solutions work best in dense population areas, drones are in pilot to be used in delivering products in more remote areas.
Given the speed of innovation, retailers would do well to focus on developments in last mile delivery. As the economics shift, and automation drives down costs, delivery may become very important very quickly.
BEAR ROBOTICS IS RAISING BIG BUCKS FOR ROBOTS THAT DELIVER FOOD TO RESTAURANT PATRONS | TechCrunch
Gary’s Take: Robots are coming to a restaurant near you as automation helps restaurant owners address high wages, and a lack of people interested in service positions. Robots serving food, combined with tablet remote ordering have the potential to improve the efficiency of restaurant operations and may in some cases even improve the customer experience. It will be interesting to see how the technology can be applied to supermarkets increasingly offering prepared foods and meals.
STARBUCKS DEVELOPING NEW STORE DEDICATED TO PICK UP AND DELIVERY ORDERS | RetailWire
Sterling’s Take: The experimentation here is what’s important. There’s a general acknowledgment that things are changing and Starbucks is out in front creating what that change might look like for them and their customers. I don’t think there’s a single answer for all retailers/foodservice operators regarding pickup/delivery, but there are a variety of new things that might work depending on the operator, region and customer base.
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