We’ve witnessed how technology has and continues to change the customers experience. It has not only changed where they shop, but also how they shop. Furniture retailers are beginning to push for a mobile sales solution in an effort to keep up with the curve. Florida-based City Furniture is transforming their customer’s experience and service by providing their associates with a new tool for a more efficient sales strategy by incorporating OS apps on iPad Pros. This allows associates to have real-time access to more than 8,000 SKUs complete with images, product information, colors, styles and unique customers profiles – all at their fingertips. With a goal to re-invent the way the shopping experience takes place, City Furniture – in collaboration with IBM and Apple developers – custom bu
One of the retail industries that is always in high demand is food, as people will always require to dine when shopping or out to see the sights, and providing you have the right location, you then have the basis for a successful business. Once you have secured the right location, your thoughts would turn to the menu, and by carefully selecting the right items, your menu should be appealing to your target groups. Food Display Cabinets Obviously, it is vital to present your produce in the most attractive way possible, and not only that, the food should be kept in optimum conditions for as long as necessary. Fortunately, there are online suppliers of all kinds of commercial food display cabinets, allowing the customer to browse at their leisure and when they find the right appliance, a sec...
Trying to totally organize every aspect of your business by yourself is a pretty daunting task. Fortunately, there are many different ways to keep organized. Here are a few tools to get you started on the right track. Cloud Syncing for Projects One effective way to keep your business organized is with Cloud syncing services like Google Drive or Dropbox. But there are a lot of other programs you haven’t heard of like the one from Amazon. Though many people have heard of the basic folder concept, the syncing across all devices is what’s most impressive for businesses. Google Drive is especially good at this feature which can be used for multiple people to keep their projects organized all at once. So if one person uploads a new project document, everyone who’s connected to that folder wil
The world of blogging has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception. What began primarily as an online diary now stretches to the farthest corners of cyberspace. And as search engine optimization has evolved, so have the opportunities for marketing. That means blogging has become a crucial marketing strategy for businesses big and small. New search engine updates, such as Google’s panda update, have transformed the landscape of blogging even further. With most search engines now filtering thin and spam-laden content, there is a demand now more than ever for premium blog posts. This is good news for those bloggers looking to capitalize on their talent and hard work. The question business owners need to ask themselves is how best to grow a blog into something useful that generates a lot
The ultimate dream for many environmentalists is a corporate world that is comprised entirely of paperless offices- when even paper taken from sustainable forests is entirely a thing of the past, leaving all trees to flourish without worrying about ending up as the thing that causes an old office photocopier to jam. While this goal is unlikely to be reached anytime soon, we are moving closer to a paperless office, although this is due to the emergence of technology, rather than being driven by environmental concerns. It’s largely thanks to the increasing prevalence of super sophisticated tablet computers like the iPad, and no matter whether your business is large or small, an iPad can be an invaluable business tool. Smaller business owners might be discouraged by the cost, and yet there ar
In the current times, online exposure to the new brand identities have become the order of the day since it is less time consuming and more convenient for the people, consumers and entrepreneurs. Launching new business websites on the internet requires it to be audience prominent. People can only access the websites when they come to know more about it and this process requires some technological procedures. You cannot launch a website and expect great client turnouts the following day unless search engine optimized methods are done. Search engine optimization is a technological method which is applied to enhance the visibility of a particular website on the search engines like Yahoo and Google. If the audience sees your results on the first page of the search engine, traffic visits are b
A Naming Ceremony Choosing a name for your blog is as critical as choosing the name for your business. It needs to be unique, catchy and memorable all the while reflecting the theme of your blog. Therefore, it takes a bit of a ceremony when it is time to choose one – one that you should not take it lightly at all. Getting it Right You could come up with a unique name for your domain in a number of ways. What we will do here is look at some of the critical tips on getting the best name. What do you Intend to Right About? Think of some words that could describe the overall theme of your blog and the intended content of your posts. You could do this by writing out your blog post topic and picking what you consider the keywords. If they are too repetitive, find the appropriate synonyms fo
The Business ‘Lifecycle’ Businesses go through something of a lifecycle where each stage is partly determined by the number of customers. There are two critical points in this ‘lifecycle’ – start-up and what I like to call the ‘plateau’ stage. If you are or have ever been at the start-up stage, then you know how hard you work to define and refine your product and sell it to your demographic with hope of getting customers and maybe even retaining them. You are hard on the hunt and you need to make sales otherwise your entire business could go up in smoke. The ‘plateau’ stage is where you are in desperate need of diversification of either the product, the demographic or both because sales are not increasing and may even be declining. Again, you are hard on the hunt for customers; whether