Future of Retail

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Inventing A Data Play For Your Retail Shopping App

Building a software product for the retail industry means delivering value to shoppers and retailers at the same time–while collecting insights on the backend that you can sell back to the client. BevyUp, a retail startup founded by former Bing engineers, says their goal is to collect non-binary emotional information about products. “What we’re doing here is bridging the gap between web analytics and CRM,” says Chris Rallo, the company’s COO. “Now you know purchase intent–why somebody did what they did, beyond the straight data.”

Inventing A Data Play For Your Retail Shopping App
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Lessons From Building A Programmed Bookstore

What if you could program a retail environment like you program a desktop application? Miniature computers, pervasive networking, and affordable tablet interfaces make programmed retail environments seem inevitable. Instead of using the familiar mice and monitor for system interaction, a programmed retail operation like my brick-and-mortar bookstore, Lorem Ipsum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, connects cameras, RFID readers, monitors, speakers, and motion detectors to software designed to maximize customer happiness and store profit. But it’s not as easy as just adding sensors and a few monitors to the store. Here’s what you learn when hacking retail in real life.

Lessons From Building A Programmed Bookstore
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