Analytics Is A Retailer Must-Have – But Only The Right Analytics

Cat’s out of the bag, analytics is steadily rising on top of every other retailer’s list of priorities, but are they going to maximize their opportunity here – or waste it?

 

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Haven’t you heard? Retail is Data-ii

We apologize for adulterating one of retail’s most famous principles. We simply want to highlight the role data plays in modern retailing’s quest for detail. Be it optimal pricing, store layout, supply chain, logistics or merchandise, there is no facet of retailing that is untouched by the benefits of data insights. A clear understanding of different customer profiles, their frequency of shopping & average money spent on each visit are considered as the cornerstones of retail success. The metamorphosis of retailing from brick-and-mortar to e-commerce has changed the dynamics of success in this space. Data-driven insights have been instrumental in that change.

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Top 6 Must-Have Features in a Retail Analytics Tool

Retail analytics software collects a plethora of data ranging from pricing information, stock levels, catalogue assortments, discounts, and much more. This information is stored and collated into large databases where it is processed using statistical algorithms to record and track trends and patterns. From this data, there is a huge breadth of intelligence that can be extracted, allowing you to make data-informed decisions on anything from creating on-the-fly pricing strategies, to accurately benchmarking your seasonal discounts. This software helps to mitigate the risks of human assumptions that can trigger margin loss, overstock situations, and missing the boat on market trends.

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4 Reasons Why Predictive Intelligence Tools Beat Market Analysis Reports

Predicting the future is impossible. Despite that fact, business leaders still need to be able to capitalize on future trends in order to gain a leg up on the competition and achieve business success. Unless you have the proverbial crystal ball, producing accurate insights and turning them into trends can be extremely challenging – given that there are only two reliable sources for identifying trends: Market Analysis Reports and Predictive Intelligence Tools.

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As a Retailer, Recognize key Trends for your business

What is the one word that describes “change” effectively, positively and instantly?

There could be many answers to this question. Our answer though, is grounded in the tangible.

Trend!

Each trend is a precursor to change. Or the change itself!

To extrapolate, there was a time when women were expected, and therefore, portrayed as doing household chores everywhere- in ads, films, etc. But then Julia Child appeared on TV wearing pearls and cooking Boeuf Bourguinon. Et Voila, a trend was created- which changed the way women viewed themselves.

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Decoding Decisions with Big Data!

1st May is just a couple weeks away. And we cannot wait to see the way Myntra fares. Going mobile! What will be the result? The management and directors may have studied the ins and outs before making a decision that has the ability to set a new standard in the world of eCommerce in India;

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The Reason Why Retail Industries Love Recommendation Engines

Remember seeing the words, ‘you might also like’ while you are shopping on-line? Or the ‘people you may know’ on LinkedIn or Google Plus? How many times have we actually stumbled upon these words and ended up clicking them, just to find out a little something different?

When Big Data is mentioned, ‘benchmarking’ is often mentioned in the same breath. As amazing and accurate as benchmarking with data is, it is not the end all of big data. There is something more to Big Data- that gives it so much more value. It is called a “Recommendation Engine” in industry lingo.

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Ethnically Yours- Big Data

Every culture in the world comes with a set of norms and rules. And the way one should dress happens to be one of those unspoken norms that govern popular conscious. Society decides what is appropriate and what is not for various gender, ethnic groups, etc.

Although these days dress has become mainstream everywhere, there are still groups of people that adhere to traditions. And ethnic wear is one of those long standing traditions that have gripped the imaginations of designers everywhere.

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Wine Industry Trends in India

The global wine industry is expected to generate almost $292 billion in 2014, reports MarketLine. At that point market volume should exceed 22.1 billion liters, representing a near 3.5% increase in five years. Still wine represents the leading market segment, accounting for almost 81% of the global wine market.

The world wine market is characterized by intense fragmentation. The wine market can lose ground to alternatives such as beer and spirits, especially as consumptions trends change. The market is characterized by a moderate degree of competition.

Wineries are involved in the manufacture of wine from the fermented juice of grapes. Most wines have an alcohol content of between 10% and 15%. Wineries may also grow grapes, manufacture brandies and blend wines.

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