Retail Supply Chain Management

The term Retail is defined as the sale of goods and services from companies or individuals to the end-consumer. Retailers acquire goods from producers and then sell these goods in-store or on-line via the internet. Retail supply chain software can enhance supply chain efficiency and trading partner collaboration by better connecting product information, processes and trading partners.

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BigCommerce launches GraphQL-powered Storefront API, bolstering capabilities for creating differentiated shopping experiences

BigCommerce launches GraphQL-powered Storefront API, bolstering capabilities for creating differentiated shopping experiences

BigCommerce, the open SaaS ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, has announced the open beta release of its new GraphQL Storefront API, purpose-built for creating faster, personalized customer shopping experiences that differentiate brands from competitors.

Returns to increase because of social media shopping

Returns to increase because of social media shopping

Growing social media commerce will cause one-in-five online shoppers to return more items, according to new research from international logistics company Advanced Supply Chain Group.

Research of 2,000 online shoppers shows 34% will make more impulse buys as social media sites make it easier to buy products direct through in-platform selling tools.

Kofax enhances its Intelligent Automation platform with new AI capabilities

Kofax enhances its Intelligent Automation platform with new AI capabilities

Kofax, the supplier of Intelligent Automation software to digitally transform end-to-end business operations, has announced the latest evolution of its Intelligent Automation platform.

Are robots finally getting a good reputation? Advanced report reveals workers’ growing appetite for disruptive technology

Are robots finally getting a good reputation? Advanced report reveals workers’ growing appetite for disruptive technology

A new report from Advanced, one of the UK’s largest software and services providers, has revealed workers’ increasing hunger for innovation to improve the way they work. Findings from its Annual Trends Survey for 2019-20show that disruptive tools are fast earning their spot as must-have tools in the day-to-day workplace.

Tis nearly the season to be jolly

Tis nearly the season to be jolly

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

As the kids return to school after half-term and with Halloween and Bonfire Night behind us, we are now well and truly on the countdown to Christmas and retailers are in the midst of gearing up for Peak Season.

Black Friday: more than a bargain

Black Friday: more than a bargain

By David Griffiths, Senior Product Marketing & Strategy Manager, Adjuno.

It’s that time of year again. Retailers should now be in full swing with their Black Friday and Cyber Monday preparations as they look to build on the success of last year’s shopping phenomenon. In fact, Black Friday brought in $6.2 billion in online sales last year, a growth of 23.6%, with over 165 million people shopping over the weekend.

Schneider Electric and Scale Computing partner to help retailers support critical business applications with edge computing

Schneider Electric and Scale Computing partner to help retailers support critical business applications with edge computing

Schneider Electric has entered into a partnership with Scale Computing to deliver the Scale Computing HC3 Edge for retail solution in Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Micro Data Centres.

WatchGuard brings secure Wi-Fi to the outdoors with new ruggedised Wi-Fi access point

WatchGuard brings secure Wi-Fi to the outdoors with new ruggedised Wi-Fi access point

WatchGuard Technologies has released a new cloud-managed outdoor Wi-Fi access point (AP), the AP327X.

Cavender’s adopts TrueCommerce ecUtopia EDI solution

Cavender’s adopts TrueCommerce ecUtopia EDI solution

TrueCommerce, a global provider of trading partner connectivity, integration and unified commerce solutions, has announced that Cavender's, a premier specialty retailer of Western and work footwear, apparel and accessories for the American South and Southwest, has adopted its TrueCommerce ecUtopia EDI platform to seamlessly collaborate with their entire supplier community and boost supply chain efficiency.

Velocity Commerce offers Christmas convenience with next-day delivery for late night festive shoppers

Velocity Commerce offers Christmas convenience with next-day delivery for late night festive shoppers

Velocity Commerce, the online retail specialist based in Cambridge, UK, has announced that during December 2019 it will offer next-day delivery on all orders placed up until 9pm. To offer this festive fulfilment service, Velocity has worked with Royal Mail to organise an additional collection from its warehouse at 10pm during the Christmas period.

Retail companies become involved in supply chain management in order to control product quality, inventory levels, timing, and expenses. Retail supply chain software encompasses warehouse & transportation solutions, inventory control, and possibly additional strategic/planning modules, particularly for the larger/volume-based retailers.

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