These top retail blogs are just what you need to stay ahead
When it comes to new information in retail, there are plenty of resources out there to tell you what you should and shouldn’t be doing. Of the ones out there we narrowed it down to include the best of the top retail blogs at delivering insights and news for your benefit in bringing retail forward. This list includes everything from innovation on the mobile front to whats happening with fashion and trends to help include the latest products for delivery on your shelves.
As a trade publication, Internet Retailer has one of the more robust databases of companies and vendors in addition to rich content on whats happening throughout the industry. They release annual reports on the top 500 retailers, and do in depth reports on specific technologies driving retail innovation. A great publication all around, Internet Retailer helps narrows down their categories to include anything from mobile commerce to inventory database systems.
This publication covers a broader spectrum, but focuses quite a bit on actual brick and mortar retailers, and more specifically has quite a bit of knowledge on property and retail spaces. Additionally, Retail Week has a lot of industry research studies to help with consumer shopping trends, innovation happening with retail, and innovation in the display space. Overall a lot of very useful information, with a worldwide view of the market.
Straight from the viewpoint of Bob Phibbs, a nationally recognized retail savant, this blog takes a first person viewpoint into whats happening in the retail landscape, best practices to get customers to convert more, and drive more sales. They have a wealth of knowledge coming from his expertise in dealing with national brand retailers. If you are yearning for more, check out his new book The Retail Doctors Guide to Growing Your Business.
As the name suggests this blog is focused on how your store is perceived and experienced by the customer. With emphasis on solutions and training to enhance the experience from both in store and online perspectives, you will find a lot of useful information to help convert more customers from a ROI on the experience. This blog also has extensive studies on consumer expectations and trends going on within the industry to give a perspective into whats out there. Other retail blogs are simplified, this offers a more advanced viewpoint, with most of their articles tailoring to the larger retailers out there, though many technologies are able to adapt to any size retailer.
Compared to other retail blogs, this retailer publication is great for small business owners looking to take advantage of simple, easy to implement strategies to help drive more sales, and convert more customers than before. Primarily focused on the actual platforms and technologies out there, Practical Ecommerce is, like the name suggests, focused on online retail, with less perspective into an actual brick and mortar operation than some of its industry peers.
For the designers out there, this is the retail blog for you. Tory Burch, as many know, is an American Based fashion designer, which puts out exclusive lines of women’s clothing and accessories. They are “in” with all the hottest designers, and keep a fashion forward appeal to the woman looking for this style of clothing. Their blog is filled with great clothing ideas and they offer some good insight into approaching this segment through their posts.
Some retail blogs are wide focused, this blog is entirely focused on cross-channel retail marketing. With a slick design, and valuable content they are a great source of information that will help any retailer delight customers no matter where they want to buy from you. Retail geek has a simple and steady display of new information towards the industry, with less categorization than other, more inclusive blogs, but gives a great glimpse into the current state of retail.
One of the top retail blogs, the retail prophet is an open ended conversation from retail consultant Doug Stephens. With a lot of industry experience and first hand knowledge into the challenges of retail this blog gives a good overview of technology trends to watch, competitors analysis for what others are accomplishing in the industry and so on. This blog has a wide range of focus, but primarily centers around furthering the retail experience with technology as an aid to do so.
This blog is all things digital and technological happening within the retail space. As the name implies they bring the best things happening within retail to their blog to provide industry insight, attractive new technologies, and case studies to discover what your next move should be. I found this blog to be particularly helpful as they use a lot of practical examples of how a particular retailer has implemented some new technology, as well as how they would suggest changes or if they found something wrong with the technology to give a better rounded profile of the technology being discussed.
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