SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailNext Inc., the worldwide market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences, today announced application partnerships extending the capabilities of its market-leading software platform, as well as channel partnerships further broadening its global reach. RetailNext's suite of software solution applications and partnerships are being showcased through Tuesday, January 17 at the National Retail Federation's annual The BIG Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, both in RetailNext's booth #3353 and at integration partners' booths throughout the exposition floor.
"Over the past several years, shoppers have ushered in a new retailing era, and shoppers' expectations for easy, convenient and friction-free shopping experiences continue to rise," said Bridget Johns, head of marketing and customer experience at RetailNext. "Smart IoT technologies from RetailNext and its partners are solving for retail stores' most pressing opportunities, proving smarter retail is long overdue for its smart store."
Expanded smart store platform with partner applications
Complementing enhanced platform capabilities around operational store performance and merchandising, RetailNext is highlighting its connective synergies with six organizations from its partner ecosystem.
In the performance arena, applications empowering sales associates with the tools to best serve shoppers take the spotlight, with Myagi allocating the right product knowledge and skill development content to the right associate, at the right time based on in-store activities, Theatro applying real time data to optimize associate performance through intelligent messaging and ThinkTime utilizing store and shopper data to target tasks by location, role and individual user via its execution and task management software.
In merchandising, the focus is ensuring the right product is at the right place at the right time, and features Acuitas Digital – an alliance with BT, Intel, SATO Global Solutions, Nexgen Packaging and Valmarc Corporation - improving inventory visibility and management by measuring product and shopper movement on one platform, Celect developing in-store product assortments based on traffic patterns optimizing inventory and allocations and CloudTags connecting in-store product interaction to digital touchpoints in the context of traffic, dwell and sell-through metrics.
Product integration and channel partners facilitate global reach
With its platform deployed in nearly 70 countries over six continents, RetailNext continues to broaden its market reach and expansion into every retail vertical with strategic channel and product integration partnerships. During The BIG Show, RetailNext will have its platform's interoperability showcased in the keynote address of Intel chief executive officer Brian Krzanich and in the booth of partner AT&T.
"Working collaboratively with the world's preeminent IT integrators allows RetailNext to grow the deployment of its SaaS platform into adjacent retail vertical markets, including public transportation hubs, stadiums and other venues, quick service restaurants and more," said Andre David Anderson, head of RetailNext's global channels and alliances. "The synergy developed with channel and integration partners adds immediate value to shared customers, and fuels the growth of all parties involved."
The first retail vertical IoT platform to bring e-commerce-style smart store shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores, brands and malls, RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience. Through its centralized SaaS platform, RetailNext automatically collects and analyzes shopper behavior data, providing retailers with insight to improve the shopper experience real time.
More than 300 retailers in over 60 countries have adopted RetailNext's analytics software and retail expertise to better understand the shopper journey in order to increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Learn more at www.retailnext.net.
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