Advanced data and technology: the future of the retailer
If the pandemic made one thing clear, it's that consumer habits have changed and put retailers to the test. They saw how digitization has been the only option to survive and grow to respond to new customer demands. The future is to use technology to centralize, automate and streamline processes that create more efficient and secure businesses.
Among the technologies that make a difference in retail today, Artificial Intelligence stands out. Thanks to it, retailers can get updated data in real time; be able to predict the future and allow retailers to act more quickly. The vision and speed of action provided by the use of solutions based on AI are able to reduce performance in physical stores, thus ensuring a strategy of continuous improvement in efficiency and productivity.
Omnichannel, the new technologies that are the protagonists of the store of the future
The need to digitize and adopt an omni-channel strategy is already a reality. Retailers must broaden their look at innovation and new technologies available on the market.
To compete and be more competitive in the industry, retailers must embrace uniqueness as a maxim. The store concept has evolved; many retailers continue to work in the same way because they don't know how to take advantage of the information they have in their physical location. Therefore, they need to provide cutting-edge and innovative technology that converts this information into useful and strategic data. Data is the wealth of the future of retail.
It is true that the physical warehouse was in evidence during the most complicated and restrictive periods of the COVID 19 pandemic, many warehouses had to close their doors and comply with numerous rules. However, and at the height of e-commerce, large retailers like Amazon or Browns expanded their horizons betting on the union between the digital and physical world. The two giants opted for street showrooms to complement their offerings through standalone stores.