Back-to-school and college shopping season, the second biggest shopping period of the year behind holiday shopping, is in full force. The good news? If you haven’t started your back-to-school shopping yet, you’re not alone. The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual consumer survey revealed that 30 percent of back-to-school shoppers will wait until one to two weeks before school starts to begin their shopping this year, up from 25 percent in 2014.… Read More

A few months ago, we shared some new in-store retail technology trends that caught our eye. To answer the question “What comes next?” allow us to shed a little light on smart lightbulbs.

GE has teamed up with Qualcomm Atheros, a wireless networking provider, to create intelligent lightbulbs, which will communicate directly with shoppers’ phones via a new smartphone app.… Read More

Gone are the days of simply walking into a store, trying on an outfit or testing out a new product, and then determining whether or not to make a purchase. New in-store retail technologies can now help shoppers make that decision by combining the perks of online shopping with a traditional brick-and-mortar experience.… Read More