Explosion of Automated Self-Service Solutions Linked to Click-and-Collect Growth

Explosion of Automated Package Lockers Linked to Click-and-Collect Growth NOVEMBER 29, 2017 As e-commerce booms, the world’s leading retailers must set themselves apart from the competition. Using physical stores as micro-distribution centers for the buy online, pick up in store experience gives an edge. Enter: automated package lockers. Research suggested that 76 percent of online […]

Vision-Guided Vehicles Improve Efficiency and Productivity

Vision-Guided Vehicles Improve Efficiency and Productivity NOVEMBER 14, 2017 The use of vision-guided vehicles continues to rise. Many manufacturing companies gravitating towards the use of this technology to improve efficiency and productivity. However, the problem that these companies often encounter is manually adjusting algorithms to adapt to changing environments or operations. But what if there […]

Walmart Adds to its e-Commerce Family

Walmart Adds to its e-Commerce Family OCTOBER 05, 2017 By leveraging its fleet of trucks to deliver products directly to its stores, Walmart e-commerce is garnering success. This strategy minimizes last mile delivery costs, while passing on the savings to its consumers. In fact, utilizing the “Click-and-Collect” model has helped the retailer set itself apart […]

Human Element Still Key to e-Commerce Experience

Human Element Still Key to e-Commerce Experience SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 Retail has always been about people buying products from other people. However, how that’s happening is changing. With more than 8,700 brick-and-mortar stores closing in 2017, retailers aren’t sitting around. There’s little debate how quickly e-commerce has taken over consumers’ preferences. Instead, they are discussing […]

Enhancing the Robot Room Service Experience

Enhancing the Robot Room Service Experience AUGUST 31, 2017 From free nights to in-room massages and personal chefs, hotels are offering plenty of perks and amenities to drive customer loyalty. However, these benefits are often available only to select clientele. But features and experiences that all guests can enjoy during their hotel stay can also […]

The Movement Toward Pharmaceutical Track and Trace

The Movement Toward Pharmaceutical Track and Trace AUGUST 30, 2017 By now, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) is familiar to all U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturers. The regulation challenges the industry, requiring alterations to existing production lines and management of big data. Through the year 2023, a series of deadlines call for product and package […]

Vote By Mail Numbers Continue To Grow

Vote By Mail Numbers Continue To Grow AUGUST 22, 2017 Every day, more and more voters in the U.S. are participating in elections via vote by mail. In fact, in states such as California, more than 60 percent voted by mail in 2014, according to the state secretary’s website. And that number is growing across […]

Walmart Pickup Towers Grow the Click-and-Collect Experience

Walmart Pickup Towers Grow the Click-and-Collect Experience JULY 24, 2017 Taking on e-commerce giant Amazon.com can be a monumental task for any retailer. But, Walmart has something its direct competitor doesn’t — physical stores for customers to pick up items for free. By turning to the “Click-and-Collect” model, the company is setting itself apart from […]

Mid-year Update: e-Commerce Trends Upward

Mid-year Update: e-Commerce Trends Upward JUNE 05, 2017 Six months into the year, and e-commerce trends upward as a growing choice for shoppers. According to eMarketer, annual global e-commerce sales are set to double over the next four years, to about $4.1 trillion. In 2016, all e-commerce sales worldwide hit $1.9 trillion, up from $1.5 trillion […]

Global e-Commerce Sales Continue Upward Momentum

Global e-Commerce Sales Continue Upward Momentum BY BELL AND HOWELL / MARCH 27, 2017 If you thought that e-commerce sales would plateau after a busy holiday season, think again. According to eMarketer, annual global e-commerce sales are set to double over the next four years, to about $4.1 trillion. In 2016, all e-commerce sales worldwide hit $1.9 […]