As innovations in retail technology grow at an ever-increasing rate, it’s essential to keep an eye on the new technologies used in retail stores. Follow these 10 retail technology blogs to keep yourself up to date with the latest developments.
1. Cisco Retail Blog
The San Jose-based tech company Cisco keeps track of retail trends on the Cisco Retail Blog. Articles discuss the changing face of retail as revealed by Cisco studies and surveys. The blog’s audience is primarily retailers themselves.
2. Retail Technology Trends
Retail Technology Trends is run by Canadian retail technology consultant Tim Dickey. Recent posts include analyses of RFID technology and Canadian retail mobile apps, as well as news about tools from startups like mashgin and Poynt.
An offshoot of the FierceRetail blog, which discusses general topics in the retail industry, FierceRetailIT is devoted to news and feature articles about retail tech trends like mobile payments.
The National Retail Federation’s Shop.org blog provides original research about the state of online retail and shopping trends, as well as education and advocacy opportunities. Shop.org’s professional network currently includes more than 600 companies and thousands of retail executives.
5. Forrester Retail Blog
Run by technology research company Forrester Research, this retail blog gives in-depth analyses of worldwide trends in digital commerce.
6. RIS News
The Retail Info Systems News website is a one-stop shop for headlines and reports about the retail industry. Recent blog entries have discussed omnichannel retailing and the role of cloud computing in retail stores.
7. CrossCap’s Retail Marketing Blog
For those interested in how retail marketing intersects with the tech industry, the Retail Marketing Blog makes for great reading material. Articles provide useful tips for creating an omnichannel marketing strategy.
Retail analytics company RetailNext runs a blog where authors discuss a variety of topics concerning the retail industry. The RetailNext blog is useful as a general overview of retail trends, with the occasional focus on new retail technologies.
9. David Roth Blog
This blog, run by retail expert David Roth, provides short articles about digital technology, e-commerce and branding. Roth is particularly knowledgeable about Chinese markets.
10. Retail Geek
Retail Geek is run by David “Retailgeek” Goldberg, the VP of commerce for digital marketing firm Razorfish. The blog’s 10,000 plus subscribers get news about the latest developments in in-store technology and e-commerce, like the release of Amazon’s Fire Phone.
Exciting advances like the Apple Pay mobile payment system and the shift away from brick-and-mortar stores toward omnichannel retailing have drastically altered the retail landscape. Keeping up with the evolving tech will give you a wide-range overview of the field and make sure you remain informed on the cutting edge of retail technology.
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