The Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting every sphere of personal and public life. The connected ecosystem of devices, sensors and applications is continuing to make great value additions to our life. From workplace collaboration to smart manufacturing to connected on-field employees, IoT and connected devices are continuing to boost efficiency like never before.
The future has arrived, but how can manufacturers pivot to direct fulfillment? The issue comes down to change management. Manufacturers need to realize that while the old way of selling products has been successful, they will be left in the dust unless they pivot to a new sales model before direct-to-consumer sellers gain a stranglehold on the IoT ordering market.
Ill-fitting clothes are not just an emotional hurdle for consumers, it’s also a $300 billion-dollar problem for apparel companies. Massively impacting revenue, sustainability and operations. While 3D body scanning isn’t revolutionary, it has been a long allure in apparel and retail.
Blockchain technology is not likely a passing fad. Looking forward, we expect open, API-based ecommerce systems to more easily incorporate blockchain-based identity verification, payments, smart contracts and new forms of loyalty and advertising than closed commerce systems.
Get Elastic captured a captivating conversation with John Padgett, Chief Experience & Innovation Officer, Carnival and Sal Visca, Chief Technology Officer, Elastic Path, where they discussed how Carnival is transforming cruise vacationing into seamless interactions to create an experience unlike any other.
The Get Elastic team flew to Miami for an interview with John Padgett, Chief Experience and Innovation Officer at Carnival. (Stay tuned for the video series).
The anticipated low communication latency and increased network speeds with 5G are drastically heightening further interest in areas where real-time data processing and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) will be prevalent.
With a lot of retailers still undecided on auto-replenishment, there are arguments for both sides, but what is clear is that retailers need to put their customers at the heart of what they are doing and implement technology that their consumers will embrace.
For companies like Carnival with individualistic customer requirements, headless commerce can deliver frictionless customer experiences fast.
Carnival's guest experience revolution is the result of the convergence among the physical and digital worlds into a seamless experience on the high seas.
This article offers an overview of how True Value added 360-degree images to their marketing mix and improved outcomes for their online channels, along with some insight on the structures they had in place that made their success possible.
Automation in this context is the use of software tools, computers, and networks to complete tasks that would otherwise require human intervention. Let’s look at five ways that automation could improve your B2B ecommerce business today.
Amazon seems to be everywhere. It has disrupted the way we shop and has brought effects that have gone beyond customer expenditure to impact the economy. Amazon has impacted investments, job opportunities and inflation. In addition to retail, check out the five other industries Amazon is about to shake up.
There is no single best solution for protecting packages from thieves. A good tactic for retailers is to allow multiple delivery options for customers. This article offers tips to prevent porch piracy and best ways to protect deliveries and keep customers happy.