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Home / Resources / Smiota’s Top 10 Articles of 2019

Smiota’s Top 10 Articles of 2019

in Commercial Building Development, Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Package Theft, Retail

This past year, we’ve covered everything from package theft to buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) as we delved into why package lockers are a leading solution for retailers, businesses, and property managers. To help you catch up with the headlines, here are our ten most-read articles from 2019. #1. 6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft E-commerce growth has resulted … Read More

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Home / Resources / How to Drive In-Store Traffic During the Busy Holiday Season

How to Drive In-Store Traffic During the Busy Holiday Season

in Retail

E-commerce could take its greatest cut of the holiday sales yet — more than half of consumers are planning to shop online this year. But even though it’s clear that more customers are comfortable with online gift ordering, they aren’t crossing in-store shopping off the list just yet. So what convinces them to buy from brick-and-mortar stores over shipping to … Read More

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Home / Resources / The Ultimate Guide to a Profitable 2019 Holiday Season

The Ultimate Guide to a Profitable 2019 Holiday Season

in Retail

This year’s shortened holiday season (the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas) means retailers are losing almost a week’s worth of sales opportunities compared to last year. So there’s no time to waste when it comes to promoting deals, engaging customers, and delivering positive experiences.  Despite the lost days, predictions point to a record year for consumer spending. With that in … Read More

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Home / Resources / How Retailers Can Use Smiota’s Smart Lockers for BOPIS Order Fulfillment

How Retailers Can Use Smiota’s Smart Lockers for BOPIS Order Fulfillment

in Installations, Package Management Systems, Retail

E-commerce continues to grow, shipping is faster than ever before. Plus, shoppers are comfortable using their phones for everything from product research to purchasing to order tracking. Even so, brick-and-mortars aren’t becoming obsolete — they just need to adapt to the speed and convenience today’s customers expect. Implementing buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) services is the perfect way to … Read More

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Home / Resources / The 2019 Holiday Shopping Forecast

The 2019 Holiday Shopping Forecast

in Retail

The holiday shopping season is upon us. While the early birds have already finished their shopping, more than 90% of consumers will buy their gifts in these last two months of the year. And most of those shoppers are planning to spend just as much if not more than last year.  So what shopping trends can retailers expect to see … Read More

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Home / Resources / Using BOPIS to Build and Maintain an Accurate, Efficient Inventory Tracking System

Using BOPIS to Build and Maintain an Accurate, Efficient Inventory Tracking System

in Retail

Buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) and inventory management go hand-in-hand. An accurate inventory is the key to a seamless, omnichannel shopping experience. And without it, BOPIS can’t succeed. In fact, 66% of retailers cite inventory inaccuracies as a cause for inconsistent BOPIS order fulfillment.  For retailers hoping to improve their inventory management, offering in-store pickup doesn’t have to … Read More

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Home / Resources / What’s the Buzz About BOPIS?

What’s the Buzz About BOPIS?

in Retail

According to the numbers, more e-commerce shoppers these days are getting their orders through buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS). Globally, more than 80% of internet users reported using in-store pickup for online orders last year — that’s 30% more than in 2017.  Superconsumers use the service up to eight or more times a year and spend an average … Read More

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Home / Resources / Will E-Commerce Ever Stop Growing?

Will E-Commerce Ever Stop Growing?

in Retail

E-commerce has completely transformed the way we shop. With mobile apps and websites, we can easily buy the things we need (or want) from anywhere, at any time. When our hands get tied, we can ask Alexa or Google to order for us. And, for the most part, we can count on those orders to be at our door within … Read More

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Home / Resources / BOPIS Is Growing, and so Is Its Potential

BOPIS Is Growing, and so Is Its Potential

in Retail

You’ve probably already heard of buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) and its implications for the retail industry. Though the idea of ordering items online and picking them up in the store isn’t exactly “new” anymore, BOPIS is evolving alongside emerging trends and technology. Here’s a closer look at why BOPIS is a proven sales-booster for retailers, and what … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smiota BOPIS Smart Locker Solution Featured in Forbes

Smiota BOPIS Smart Locker Solution Featured in Forbes

in Corporate News, Retail

This post contains excerpts from an article titled “Three Trends Transforming Stores Into Smart Shopping Hubs” that originally appeared in Forbes on July 12, 2019 Smiota, one of the leading providers of smart lockers and delivery management software, was featured in a recent Forbes article highlighting trends transforming the future of retail. The article cites personalization, technology, and ‘Buy Online … Read More