How Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Stand Up to E-Commerce


Brick-and-mortar retailers have been finding it difficult to offer pricing that’s competitive with e-commerce sites, which have the advantage of massive scope and scale, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report. E-commerce will account for nearly 18 percent of the total retail market by 2025, it projects. However, B&M retailers have an advantage: their ability to offer customers a personalized experience. Retailers should adopt end-to-end solutions that use cutting-edge technology to make that personalized service cost-effective.

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Apple on verge of major retail push into Latin America, first stores to open in Mexico City

Article Image Apple is preparing an aggressive brick-and-mortar retail expansion into Latin America that will see new Apple Stores open across Mexico and eventually South America, to be led by two massive outlets — one a flagship — in Mexico City, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Apple Stores to feature accessibility products in early 2016, report says

Article Image According to a report on Sunday, Apple plans to market through its online and brick-and-mortar stores accessibility products designed to aid disabled users, with sales expected to begin sometime in early 2016.

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First look: Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro

Article Image As Apple Pencil stock trickles into brick-and-mortar Apple Stores, the iPad Pro’s other first-party accessory, the Smart Keyboard, has become somewhat of a hot commodity. AppleInsider was able to snag a copy of the hard-to-get device to offer this first look.

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Apple Leaves Nest Thermostat Out in the Cold


Apple reportedly has pulled the Nest smart thermostat from both its online and brick-and-mortar stores, possibly paving the way for its own line of smart home appliances. The thermostat apparently disappeared from Apple’s product offerings earlier this month. Apple’s stores now are selling the Ecobee 3, a thermostat that works with Apple’s HomeKit, an Internet of Things platform that’s part of iOS. HomeKit allows users to control devices in the home via an iPhone or iPad. The newly launched Ecobee 3 retails for $249.

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Apple Stores to start sales of first HomeKit-enabled thermostat on Tuesday

Apple online and brick-and-mortar stores on Tuesday will start selling ecobee3, the first Internet-connected thermostat compatible with Apple’s iOS-based HomeKit framework.

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Apple continues European retail expansion with new Istanbul, Den Haag outlets

Consumers in at least two European nations are set to gain more brick-and-mortar options for purchasing Apple products and receiving service, as the iPhone maker is readying a second store in Istanbul to open next month while a new shop in The Hague will host its own debut on Saturday.



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Apple continues European retail expansion with new Istanbul, Den Haag outlets

Consumers in at least two European nations are set to gain more brick-and-mortar options for purchasing Apple products and receiving service, as the iPhone maker is readying a second store in Istanbul to open next month while a new shop in The Hague will host its own debut on Saturday.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3d342db4/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A80C0A50Capple0Econtinues0Eeuropean0Eretail0Eexpansion0Ewith0Enew0Eistanbul0Eden0Ehaag0Eoutlets/story01.htm

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Apple continues European retail expansion with new Istanbul, Den Haag outlets

Consumers in at least two European nations are set to gain more brick-and-mortar options for purchasing Apple products and receiving service, as the iPhone maker is readying a second store in Istanbul to open next month while a new shop in The Hague will host its own debut on Saturday.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3d342db4/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A80C0A50Capple0Econtinues0Eeuropean0Eretail0Eexpansion0Ewith0Enew0Eistanbul0Eden0Ehaag0Eoutlets/story01.htm

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Google Now Could Turn E-Commerce on Its Ear


Google on Monday announced it is rolling out a new feature for Google Now that aims to blend the brick-and-mortar and online retail worlds. Available now for Android phones, the feature notifies users when they’re physically near a store that might have a recently searched-for item available. For instance, a person who searched on Google for a specific surfboard would receive an alert when walking near a store that normally carries that particular model. The feature doesn’t go so far as to inform the user whether the item currently is in stock.

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