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A collection of featured retail research and reports, including infographics, RIS Roadmaps, Technology Solutions Guides, Special Reports, Benchmark Research, Targeted Research, whitepapers, and more.

Engaging Mobile Tech for Shoppers and Associates

Engaging Mobile Tech for Shoppers and Associates

Retailers need an enterprise-wide, unified mobile strategy to be successful. This special report paints a picture of the mobile tech that’s captivating both shoppers and associates, as well as where the future of mobility is headed, leaving you with inspiration and tactics to perfect your own mobile retail strategy.

The writing is on the digital display wall: the physical store of the future must be infused with technology if it’s going to survive. This exclusive RIS special report explores how retailers are rethinking their brick-and-mortar models and piloting new tech solutions today in order to develop the flourishing store of tomorrow.

Advanced analytic engines embedded in retail applications can optimize every decision and business process. The RIS Advanced Retail Analytics Study uncovers practical strategies and executable tactics that will guide retailers to maximize sales, inventory, customer engagement, and more.

As fulfillment becomes increasingly complex in omnichannel retail environments, real-time inventory visibility is necessary for accurate order fulfillment and a smooth customer experience.

Whenever Iron Man gets into trouble he requests data-backed options from Jarvis. Jarvis is not a superhero. He is an advanced analytics engine, a futuristic example of real-world technology retailers can use to win their battles in the marketplace.

RIS uncovers how features like personalization, clienteling, mobility, self-checkout, scan and go, and SaaS and cloud-based solutions are helping leading retailers leverage their point of sale into a masterful piece of unified retail firepower.

Consumers are embracing buy-online-pickup-in-store in droves, and their expectations for a seamless experience are growing in lockstep. Find out how with the right technology retailers can compete in this fast-fulfillment and omnichannel environment.

RIS surveyed 3,000 consumers to discover the behaviors and preferences that build emotional connections and how retailers can fine tune strategies to meet ever-changing needs.

Art Retailing Science

Retail success in the modern era requires a deep connection between the shopper and the retailer — a connection that is built and maintained thanks to memorable experiences. This special report explores the retailers that are leading in experiential retailing and gives practical tips on how to best blend old-school retailing techniques with new-school data based approaches.

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