Entries by Brian Laney

How Retailers Are Answering the Age of Consumer-Driven Retail

The retail landscape today looks quite different than it did a decade ago. How customers are making purchasing decisions and buying items has changed significantly. Customers will often be physically present in a store, yet still consult their smartphone to complete the buying decision. They will read product reviews, compare pricing, take pictures, and sometimes even purchase the product […]

Make Data-Driven Decisions When Rightsizing Retail Stores

As the online eCommerce boom moves steadily onward, more brick-and-mortar stores are closing their doors because their brand must downsize to be financially sustainable. While the public perception of downsizing may be detrimental to local companies, rightsizing can make sure that a business continues to thrive in this volatile marketplace. Downsizing vs. Rightsizing—What’s the Difference? […]

How Brick and Mortar Stores Can Do More with Less

The competition between online and offline retailers is driving many businesses to search for ways to cut back and save pennies. What if we told you that you could do more with less without having to lose valuable associates, sacrifice the quality of your products, or reduce the customer experience? You can begin to shift the performance […]

Ways That Retailers Are Leaving Money on the Table

While retail has never been as competitive as it is today there have also never been so many opportunities to increase conversions, boost customer loyalty, and create a unique and pleasing in-store customer experience. Before you seek out completely new avenues to help your business, take a look over your shoulder and consider existing factors […]

Storing Data for Your Test Pilot: On Premise vs. Cloud

If you’ve stored data on premises in the past, you may be concerned about using cloud-based storage for an Alert Tech pilot. Here are some of the common concerns we hear: Is cloud-based data secure enough? What if we need additional scrutiny (e.g., PCI Compliance, HIPAA)? What other companies are sharing our server? These concerns have some […]