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The 7 Top Retail Risk Factors Your Small Business Faces

If you believe the headlines, retail is on its way to extinction. While this may be an overstatement, what are the actual risks facing retailers today? The 2017 BDO Retail RiskFactor Report ranked the biggest risks threatening retailers. Here are seven of the top items on the list and what you can do to defend against them. The […]

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McDonald’s and UberEats Partnering on Delivery Service

McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) is teaming up with startup giant Uber to provide a new home delivery service in Florida starting in January. The new partnership between McDonald’s and Uber will see nearly 200 restaurants across markets in Tampa, Orlando and Miami take part in the trial scheme. According to a spokeswoman for McDonald’s, the company’s intention […]

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Maximise Sales this Christmas with Good Preparation

The Christmas rush can be a hectic and often stressful period for many retailers and wholesale distribution businesses. But how much less stressful would it be if you knew your business was fully prepared to maximise your sales potential? See JCurve Solutions’ tips on planning with the right reporting, inventory, eCommerce and omni-channel offerings. Setting […]

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Face to Face shopping experience is as relevant as ever

MYER is spending a fortune on a huge store in the suburbs. The department store — which just a few years ago seemed headed for the grave — might yet survive. Myer is radically expanding one of its stores in the Melbourne suburb of Werribee, a working class area 29km south west of the city […]

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Cloud computing

Cloud computing is a model for providing computing access over network. As defined by many experts in academic and commercial scopes this model is created of certain service characteristics, service models and deployment models. The characteristics of the cloud model are discussed in our True Cloud post. The origin of the term ‘cloud computing’ is […]

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True Cloud

As the popularity of Cloud computing has grown, it has been discussed more and more in blog posts, papers, conferences and magazines. Therefore, many businesses have added the word cloud to their advertisements and they claim they provide cloud services but without making any changes to their old infrastructure which has resulted in frustration of […]

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Security and Data Confidentiality

Security and data confidentiality are among the most debated topics on cloud computing. Sharing most essential data of the company with a third party provider makes some managers to think twice before choosing cloud computing over on-premise solutions. However, sharing sensitive data is not a new issue firms are facing. For example, many companies outsource […]

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What can POS systems do?

When starting your business, it’s important to consider how you’ll capture and record your sales data. Gathering this information effectively can help you to measure your success over time and manage your business finances. Point-of-sale (POS) systems are computer systems that help your business to process sales. As your business grows, you may find you […]

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A Single Platform: The First Pillar in Unlimited Retail Growth

A Single Platform: The First Pillar in Unlimited Retail Growth Posted by Branden Jenkins, GM of Global Retail, NetSuite Need an example of the upheaval and disruption ecommerce has brought to retail? Ask a catalog retailer. Hanover Direct, a 102-year old apparel and home fashion retailer built its business on mail order catalogs for its […]