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YOU Technology & LOC Software Team Up to Provide Integrated Digital Offers to Grocery Retailers

Jul 11, 2018

YOU Technology, LLC., provider of the largest digital coupon and offer network, and LOC Software, developer of a leading retail management software suite, announce a joint partnership to integrate their complimentary solutions for grocery retailers in North America. The partnership promotes digitally integrated manufacturer promotions directly into retailers’ point-of-sale systems, allowing consumer access to digital offers via mobile and desktop apps. The seamless integration of the two systems allows retailers to select manufacturer offers that are relevant and available from YOU T... Read more...

Leveraging POS Self-Checkout As Strategic Loyalty Weapon

Jun 27, 2018

Point-of-sale self-checkout is most often viewed and judged from the perspective of labor cost savings. Allow customers to check out on their own, have a single store associate oversee up to four stations, and everyone benefits with lower staff costs for the retailer and new self-service options for shoppers. But the value equation for self-checkout extends well beyond cutting costs. The greatest impact may lie in the systems' strategic, if indirect, power to boost loyalty and improve the shopping experience for customers who probably won't use self-checkout yet provide the greatest profit... Read more...

Technology's Impact on the Industry: From Retailer Needs to Consumers Demands

Jun 20, 2018

No doubt, technology and the advancements over the last decade have changed the way people communicate and conduct business . The desire to have access to goods and services has fueled these rapid changes. The result of these advancements is that retailers now have more tools to help their business. Whether it's data mining, digital coupons, eCommerce or employee reward systems, retailers now have the ability to evolve in new and exciting ways. Not all options may fit your type of business, so knowing what's available is the first step to determining which course of action to take. Def... Read more...