Using Shelf Monitoring to Prevent OOS This Holiday Season

You spend months brainstorming the perfect gifts for your family and friends every year. Maybe you keep note of those ideas in your head, perhaps you have a notebook with a few suggestions, or maybe you go all-out with a PowerPoint presentation color-coordinated by family member. Regardless of your laissez-faire or slightly manic attitude toward

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4 Ways to Build Consumer Trust During the Holiday Season

The holidays are among us. Outdoor shopping centers craned in their extra-large Christmas trees with baubles the size of your head, twinkling lights illuminate major roads and, most importantly, Starbucks is playing holiday music while dishing eggnog lattes in holiday cups. Though the visual aspect of holiday preparations seems relatively normal, the holiday season will

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Why You Need to Monitor Planogram Compliance with Crowdsourcing

What is a Planogram? We discussed planograms and their importance in our blog Visual Merchandising: What Is A Planogram And Why Is Compliance Important? but as a refresh: a planogram is a visual representation of the proper placement of all displays, merchandise and shelving used as an in-store “guide.” Planograms are generally developed by the sales

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Improve Your Customer Experience (CX) with OOS Monitoring

Whether you work in supply chain, marketing, sales, finance or customer service, a casual mention of the term “out-of-stock” can send shivers down your spine, erupting massive goose pimples on every limb. OOS is a terrifying, anxiety-inducing horror story. While it is difficult to nail down the true monetary loss of OOS, your business (and

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How Monitoring OOS Helps Increase Sales

Picture this: it’s Sunday morning and the birds are chirping. You head into the kitchen to brew a pot of coffee when halfway into the brew cycle your coffee maker breaks. What a ghastly situation! Off to Target you go to replace your Morning Toast* coffee maker. You get to the store and head to

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