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  • Innovation with Amazon's Alexa: Meredith Minute Episode 19

    When Amazon opened their Alexa code and encouraged the public to come and play, some people at SPI jumped at the chance. Why? Because they could and because we like to stay on top of innovation for our clients and prospects. It started with just 2 people at lunch and soon others were wondering in and getting involved. Everyone got so excited and now want to move on to the next project, so we’re cr...

  • Market Driven Supply Chain: Meredith Minute Episode 21

    For years the supply chain has been focused on being demand-driven but that’s no longer enough. Today’s retailers need to be market driven. Historical forecasting just won’t cut it. We also need data from POS, orders, weather forecasts, traffic reports, market share reports, and customer sentiment. Sources that describe the market. Why? Because the customer is more demanding than ever. If I order ...

  • Infrastructure Strategy: Meredith Minute Episode 18

    The retailers I’ve met with recently know how to order hardware, but would also like to have some strategy behind that. And SPI is very good at infrastructure strategy. SPI understands how hardware interacts with software and can really look at the whole picture and recommend an infrastructure roadmap, or strategy, such as a data center strategy. You also have to have strategy behind any products ...

  • Fulfillment from Stores: Meredith Minute Episode 22

    Many retailers are moving towards fulfillment from the stores. There are a lot of plusses in this approach, faster delivery, savings in shipping costs but, we are also hearing some groans….from employees! While they clean the dressing rooms, front the displays, help customers, now they have to pick orders and prepare them for shipping. Are they missing sales opportunities? Are they even the righ...

  • Returns Strategy: Meredith Minute Episode 20

    Did you know that returns count for a whopping 8.1% of sales? And this number is growing with ecommerce where the customer orders 5 and keeps 1. Why? Because of the many potential dispositions such as: return to manufacturer, transfer, refurbish, disassemble and reuse, recycle, donate, or just plain throw away. Add to the mix omni-channel where returns can come back to a store that doesn’t even se...

  • Digital Economy and Demand Signal Repository: Meredith Minute Episode 17

    With the digital economy comes digital demand signals that are both structured and unstructured, from customers placing orders to making comments via social media. This means that the ability to capture and analyze this new, unstructured data is a key capability of getting closer to the customer and gaining a clear picture of real-time demand. Did you know that SPI is a recognized pioneer in deman...

  • Pop-up Stores: Meredith Minute Episode 16

    Pop-up stores are all the rage. They really started during the recession when retailers were shuttering doors and malls had lots of empty space. Enter high-end fashion pops ups for the summer in the Hamptons. Now we can find pop ups like Lush and Finish Line in Macys, Cracker Barrel’s Biscuit only store, called Holler & Dash. Not only is this causing a paradigm shift in the future of retail leasi...

  • Serve After the Sale: Meredith Minute Episode 15

    I was reading lately that many retailers are steering away from smaller and start-up type vendors. Why? They are afraid the wrong ‘Big Guy’ will buy them up. One they don’t like because of bad experience or rumors. It seems that as the Big Guys get bigger and more focused they may spin off products and services to other vendors leaving clients with little support. Hey folks, we live in a concierge...

  • What Can Retailers Do with Beacons and Sensors?: Meredith Minute Episode 14

    I have a friend who loves going to Disney. We got to talking about the Disney wrist band. Apparently there is an app where you can indicate what you’d like to do while there and it includes the characters you’d like to meet. The neat thing is, while you are wandering around the park, the band is tracking you and it can tell you when you are near your favorite character. Now that got me thinking ab...

  • Merchandise Planning for Omni-Channel: Meredith Minute Episode 13

    Merchandise planning has become a big topic. One of our own merchandise planners here at SPI found herself buying something online simply because it was heavy and she didn’t want to lug it to her car. This made her stop and think hey, should we be looking at a whole new way of thinking merchandise planning? The planning process needs to become more of a continuous cycle of planning-observing-react...

  • Seat at the Table: Meredith Minute Episode 12

    The speed and power of the devices shoppers have access to is turning shopping into a constant, instantaneous activity. To retailers, this means new and improved technology with a huge impact on their ability to deliver. Retail executives are beginning to squirm a bit. “Service level management” used to be strictly an IT operational issue and now it is at the heart of the Brand offering. IT has ...

  • What Should Retailers do with Legacy Systems?: Meredith Minute Episode 11

    One of the common concerns I hear from retailers is that they are stuck with old legacy software that has been surrounded with decades’ worth of new technologies – just patched onto it. ‘How long do you keep fixing before you bite the bullet? Is a common mantra. What if I told you that you don’t always have to rip out the engine to make it better? You can ‘trick it out’. Why buy a Jaguar when a T...

  • How to Scale to Meet Customer Needs: Meredith Minute Episode 10

    Join Meredith each week as she shares retail tech tips and trends in under a minute. https://blog.spi.com https://www.spi.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithh A retailer I met with recently had so many simultaneous projects, he couldn't meet deadlines with in-house resources. This retailer needed to cost-effectively scale technical resources as projects were added or completed. Find out how...

  • How to Utilize Mobility to Maximize Retail Traffic: Meredith Minute Episode 9

    Join Meredith each week as she shares retail tech tips and trends in under a minute. https://blog.spi.com https://www.spi.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithh I recently met with a retailer that had a unique store traffic flow pattern and needed to move customers more quickly in and out. We strategized on how mobility could help with this problem. Watch this video to find out how.

  • Concierge Economy: Meredith Minute Episode 8

    Join Meredith each week as she shares retail tech tips and trends in under a minute. https://blog.spi.com https://www.spi.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithh In a survey I was reading recently of over 5,ooo consumers, 85% said they would likely leave a dressing room altogether if they needed another size and there was no one there to help them. 85%!!! Why?

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  • Listening For Demand Signals

    In a previous post we talked about ‘The Digital Transformation’ in retail and the need for a ‘digital core’ to help retailers better respond to the changing requirements of consumers. It calls for retailers to get more specific about defining… Read more ›

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