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When you think Zebra, you may think of printers, but we're so much more than that. A leader in developing solutions that feature barcode, RFID and RTLS technologies, Zebra converts the physical into the digital to give assets, people and transactions a virtual voice. When you have more visibility, you can drive more value.

In this blog, we will:

  • Break down the basics of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how our connected world is making a big impact on how we work and play
  • Cover all the latest trends in visibility technology, like barcoding, RFID and RTLS, across many industries
  • Give you a closer look at the latest news and solutions from Zebra

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MODERN DEVICES FOR CONTEMPORARY RETAIL STORES

Posted by Marie-France Dequeker November 28, 2018 at 4:52 AM

Stores appealing to the youth market need to be as well connected as their customers.

And, if you appeal to the trendy youth demographic and employ predominantly younger staff, deploying very easy-to-use, high-performance devices with similar handling to smartphones will ensure the best staff user take-up.

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Topics: EMEA, Retail, Mobility, Omnichannel, Point of sale

SHOP FLOOR STAFF EQUIPPED WITH MOBILE DEVICES CAN PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH A SERVICE-DRIVEN, PERSONALISED IN-STORE EXPERIENCE

Posted by Steve Northcott November 26, 2018 at 3:00 AM

These days we all do things – like ordering the groceries, setting a date with the plumber or advancing the heating – on the go. Whether we like it or not, our personal life is truly mobile.

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Topics: EMEA, Retail, Services, Mobility, Omnichannel

Zebra Technologies recognised as a Visionary for Indoor Location Services

Posted by Steve Mulroy October 12, 2018 at 5:56 AM

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In the recently released Gartner Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Worldwide report, Gartner positioned Zebra Technologies as a Visionary, based on our completeness of vision and ability to execute when delivering and implementing Real-Time Location Solutions (RTLS).

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Topics: EMEA, Retail, Yard, Asset Management, Material

SUPERMARKET CUSTOMERS EXPECT WELL-STOCKED SHELVES

Posted by Hannah Moule June 25, 2018 at 7:55 AM

So supermarkets need an efficient ordering and inventory management system.

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Topics: EMEA, Retail, Supply Chain, Services

BRINGING RETAIL TECHNOLOGY TO THE WHOLESALE SECTOR

Posted by Marie-France Dequeker June 11, 2018 at 11:41 PM

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Wildkamp, a leading technical wholesaler in the Netherlands, has launched Zebra Self-Scanning technology.

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Topics: Retail, EMEA, Customer Experience, Self-Scanning

Choosing the right mobile solutions to support your retail requirements

Posted by Steve Northcott March 27, 2018 at 3:43 AM

Choosing the right mobile solutions to support your retail requirements

How do you choose the right mobile solutions to support your retail requirements?

As the retail industry continues to evolve at an exponential rate, it’s imperative that retailers stay ahead of the curve. In our last two blogs, The Future of the Retail Customer Experience and Mobile Technology in the Retail Industry: Top Apps Retailers Are Using, we have explored how the use of technology in-store is changing, including how retail mobile solutions are being deployed in order to maximise ROI (return on investment) and how they are being used to improve the customer experience.

In this blog, we’ll discuss how retailers can choose the right mobile solutions to empower their employees, as well as how they can be integrated into the store effectively.

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Topics: EMEA, Retail, Customer Experience

Mobile technology in the retail industry: Top apps retailers are using

Posted by Steve Northcott November 28, 2017 at 6:24 AM

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As giants like Amazon continue to revolutionise the shopping experience online, traditional retailers are constantly looking for new ways to enhance the in-store customer experience.

The growth of online retail presents numerous advantages over offline shopping – personalised experiences, product suggestions, reviews, detailed information, FAQs and much more. As a result, retailers are looking at how they can evolve their stores to keep them relevant – and mobile technology in the retail industry is one such method that’s quickly gaining popularity.

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Topics: EMEA, Retail, Customer Experience

The Future of the Retail Customer Experience

Posted by Steve Northcott November 28, 2017 at 5:44 AM

The future of the retail customer experience

As consumers, we have been enjoying the benefits of online shopping for years. The ease of shopping when it suits us, availability of customer reviews, personalised offerings and product suggestions based on our past purchase behaviour are only a few of the perks that can make online shopping more appealing than shopping on the high street retail store.

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Topics: EMEA, Retail, Customer Experience

How technology can help deliver a great experience in-store

Posted by John Wyer November 24, 2017 at 8:33 AM

How Technology delivers a great instore experience
Despite our increasingly busy lives, shopping remains popular. In Australia 95% of sales take place in-store , in the US it’s 91.5% and in the UK it’s 90%. With these figures in mind, predictions that ultimately stores will be redundant are being replaced by a recognition that they provide valuable point of differentiation. This said, with online sales set to climb, enhancing the shopping experience, and making the most of the direct connection with customers, is imperative.
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Topics: mobile computing, EMEA, Retail

Real-time visibility sees SmartLens for Retail shortlisted for awards

Posted by John Wyer November 2, 2017 at 6:50 AM

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In retail, insight is king. And with data starting to help retailers make more informed and agile decisions, new ways are emerging to keep sales tracking upwards, reduce loss, and make the most of the store experience.
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Topics: Retail