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The Amazon-4 Star Store Curates Products Based on Reviews

Social Proof Drives Retail: The Amazon 4-Star Store

By David Poline

Technology impacts retail in ways we could have never imagined. As this trend continues to grow, shift and develop, new concepts emerge and move through testing, weeding out amazing ideas from those that merely look good on paper. Scot Wingo, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ChannelAdvisor and CEO of Get Spiffy, Inc., and Jason “Retail Geek” Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer of Publicis, recently considered the power of social influence in their presentation at ICSC’s…

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Retail + Technology = Convenience, Personalization, Innovation

By David Poline

You’ve heard about Seattle’s Amazon Go store —this easy-in, easy-out concept creates seamless customer experiences through the ultimate combination of physical store + technology. And it’s a prime example of technology impacting retail. Inspired by XRC Labs Founder and Managing Director Pano Anthos’ presentation at the 2018 ICSC OAC Summit earlier this year, I’ve been fascinated by the integration and ever-evolving intersection of retail and technology. In ways that are obvious and some that are…

The Retail Climate in A Digital Age

The Retail Climate in A Digital Age

By David Poline

I recently attended the ICSC OAC Summit and was inspired by a seminar co-chaired by Ari Kurtz, Head of Industry, Retail at Google. His focus—retail in the digital age—honed in on the importance of the digital experience, the necessity of data collection, the appropriate application of that data and the value of enriching the customer experience. Footsteps Decrease, Sales Soar In his talk, Kurtz relayed that consumers are making fewer trips—less footsteps—to brick and mortar…

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