retailers

  • Foursquare is launching an analytics platform to help retailers understand foot traffic

    Foursquare is launching an analytics platform to help retailers understand foot traffic

    While Foursquare started as a social check-in app, the company has always said there is a bigger picture — mainly related to unique ways of leveraging its database of check-ins at nearly 100 million public places. Today the company is announcing Foursquare Analytics, a foot-traffic dashboard for brands and retailers. Read More

  • Indigo Fair connects local retailers with the perfect merchandise

    Indigo Fair connects local retailers with the perfect merchandise

    A new startup called Indigo Fair is looking to change the way local retailers do business — specifically, how they source and manage the inventory they use to stock their shelves. Founded by a team of former Square employees, the company is launching with seed funding from Khosla Ventures, YC and some angels. Read More

  • Start thinking like a startup Crunch Network

    Start thinking like a startup

    Shifts in a rapidly changing retail world and dramatic changes in consumer behavior continue to be a challenge for some traditional retailers. Legacy retailers that have remained stagnant with their old-guard ways are struggling to maintain sales and stay relevant with today’s consumer. The successful brands all have one thing in common: They don’t fear change. Read More

  • High-tech updates to the retail experience Crunch Network

    High-tech updates to the retail experience

    Once upon a time the milkman delivered milk directly to your home. The Avon and Tupperware ladies had private parties in the comfort of a neighbor’s house. The Hoover salesperson demonstrated the vacuum cleaner on your living room carpet. It was a high-touch, well-informed, personalized and customer-friendly experience. What changed all that? Read More

  • Build your brand, and they will come Crunch Network

    Build your brand, and they will come

    To achieve market scale along the lines of GoPro and Fitbit, effectively working with big retailers is a necessary part of the process. Despite the growth of online channels, more than 90 percent of the $200 billion U.S. consumer electronics sales still comes from brick-and-mortar stores. Read More

  • Rebuilding retail brick by brick Crunch Network

    Rebuilding retail brick by brick

    There have been numerous speculations on what retailers should do in an omni-channel world. How do they compete in a world where Amazon is undercutting them in prices and offering free delivery through Prime? How should they respond when brands are increasingly ignoring channel conflict and launching their own e-commerce stores to transact directly with consumers? Read More

  • The Next Delivery Battlefield Crunch Network

    The Next Delivery Battlefield

    With e-commerce booming and the holidays rapidly approaching, retail and tech giants alike are asking Santa for new ways to delight customers and increase sales. In the U.S., nearly half of all holiday shopping will be done online, according to the National Retail Federation. With this rising demand, consumers want fast, affordable and easy deliveries. That’s why key players in… Read More

  • Staffly Supplies The Workforce For Independent Retailers

    Staffly Supplies The Workforce For Independent Retailers

    Independent retailers often have a hard time finding and retaining qualified employees. TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield participant Staffly, a startup created by husband and wife team Bjorn and Marissa Ovick, wants to make it easy for them to fill their staffing needs. Staffly has created a digital temp agency of sorts in which retailers find staff, employees find work and Staffly runs… Read More

  • The Future Of Retail Won’t Be So Good For Consumers Crunch Network

    The Future Of Retail Won’t Be So Good For Consumers

    Shopping — both online and offline — is a great luxury of the modern era. People can enjoy a great selection at lower prices and shop from the convenience of their home, while still having the option of going to a local mall or retailer to peruse the aisles for instant gratification. Read More