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The Retail TouchPoints Solution Spotlight features new products or services relevant to the retail industry. If you would like us to consider featuring your product or service on the Retail TouchPoints web site and in the weekly email newsletter, please submit your solution here: Solution Spotlight Submission Form.

Solution Roundup: 10 Companies Provide Retailers With New And Updated Solutions

  • Written by Fatima D. Lora


time4newtechRetailers are seeking innovative solutions and services to help them better keep pace with a variety of trends across digital and physical channels. Below is a snapshot of 10 companies that recently have introduced new retail solutions, or have provided an update to their current menus of solutions and services.

AQUA Ion Helps Retailers Improve Site Performance

As the retail technology space continues to evolve, solutions and overall web experiences will become more complex. Akamai Technologies released AQUA Ion to help retailers meet any performance challenges that may arise as their e-Commerce strategies develop. Launched in October 2012, Aqua Ion empowers retailers to ensure quality site performance and security based on each user’s unique browser, device and network, as well as the kind of content being accessed.

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SAP Announces New Series Of Retail Solutions

  • Written by Fatima D. Lora


SAP_1-22_SS_Image1Most retailers seek to achieve real-time analysis of shopper, avoid shortages and overstocks with access to real-time ordering, and influence consumer behavior at the moment of decision across channels.

SAP has announced a series of tools that address these retail issues.

Two of the new solutions enable retailers to deploy real-time analytics quickly ― within seven to 12 weeks on average, according to an SAP press release. The SAP Planning for Retail rapid-deployment solution enables real-time, demand-driven forecasting analytics that allow retailers to define corporate budgets several years in advance. It is an out-of-the-box strategy that delivers pinpoint demand and financial forecasting with end-to-end functionality, the release stated. The SAP Shopper Insight rapid-deployment solution helps retail managers quickly access and analyze sales, returns and other transactional data for faster, more calculated decisions based on current customer trends and demand.

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Medallia Launches Social Feedback Solution

  • Written by Fatima D. Lora


MedalliaMore consumers are turning to social networks to share their feedback on products and retail experiences across channels. Increasingly consumers also are taking note of opinions shared by friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and other sites to help make final purchasing decisions.

As a result, user feedback and recommendations are having more impact than advertisements on future retail sales: As many as 90% of consumers trust peer recommendations, while only 33% trust online ads, according to Nielsen research.

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7 Companies Highlight NRF Announcements In RTP Solution Spotlights

  • Written by Mike Santos


During the NRF BIG Show this year, solution providers are focusing their announcements and introductions on a variety of key industry trends, including: mobile technology, marketing management, digital signage, RFID, workforce management and more.

Retail TouchPoints has worked with seven leading companies to create Solution Spotlights that help highlight their offerings for NRF and throughout 2013.

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X-Cart Debuts Enterprise Shopping Cart Package For Large Retailers

  • Written by Fatima D. Lora


X-cart_Ideal_comfort_iconWhile 75 million people, or one-third of the total Internet population, buy goods online each quarter, according to a study from comScore, another 80% of online shoppers have placed items in shopping carts then left the sites without buying. Concerned eTailers are addressing these lost opportunities with fast, feature-rich, scalable and customizable shopping cart funnels that make online checkout more convenient for shoppers, and thus more productive for e-businesses.

Targeting large eTailers intent on minimizing cart abandonment and growing digital purchase rates, X-Cart, a PCI-compliant shopping cart platform, has expanded to include a turnkey enterprise solution requiring no programming knowledge to create and run a sophisticated online store. The new X-cart Enterprise starter package, available from Qualiteam, includes a dedicated in-house X-Cart team, including a developer, project manager, UI designer, QA specialist, and training and technical support. The solution also features premium hosting; multiple licenses with training; store customization with designs; enhanced Facebook integration; as-you-type, instant search suggestions, and other features targeting large retailers’ shopping cart needs.

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If you would like us to consider featuring your product or service on the Retail TouchPoints web site and in the weekly email newsletter, please submit your solution here: Solution Spotlight Submission Form.