Retail Trends & Insights Blog
Curated and original insights, case studies and news from the Cybertill Retail Insights team.
Why you need a Magento 2 website
3 mins read Moving your ecommerce website to Magento 2? Read this quick benefits guide to find out how you can make the most out of your website.
Cybertill and NearSt join forces to boost footfall
2 mins read In 2020 Google reported an 8,000% increase in shoppers searching for “who has ____ in stock” as shoppers went online to find where they could find products locally.
Women in Tech: Q&A with a Product Trainer
3 mins read As part of Cybertill’s 2021 International Women’s Day activities we are bringing a series of interviews with Cybertill’s ‘Women in Tech’. Our latest is with Carly, a Product Trainer who started on our Support team and has worked her way up Cybertill over the years.
Women in Tech: Q&A with a Product Owner
4 mins read Here at Cybertill we are proud that 50% of our senior management roles are occupied by women and we have many women who work in often male-dominated professions or roles. So, we would like to use this year’s International Women’s Day (8th March 2021) to shine a light on our women in tech, and bring
RetailX Blue Paper: Cloud-native EPoS
3 mins read RetailX Blue Paper: Cloud-native EPoS. How adopting a cloud-based electronic point of sale can help retailers to realise better service and efficiencies in both channels.
Sustainable shopping: How tech can facilitate conscious consumerism
3 mins read We partnered with Retail Gazette to survey retail technology leaders about their sustainable priorities over the next 12-months and produced a report which details investment in schemes such as product buy back, second hand selling, product rental, charitable donations, e-receipts, ethical product lines, sustai
4 tips for pain-free POS system migration
5 mins read Deciding to migrate to a new pos software for your store is never a decision to be made lightly. Here is some advice to consider.
Post-covid retailing: 3 things to try this lockdown
3 mins read Retailers who have well maintained online channels or integrated ecommerce and pos are at an advantage. Here are a few fresh ideas I hope can bring you and your customers some joy.
Retail tips for Wine & Spirits retailers in a post-covid world
2 mins read Back in February 2020, in the time when the craziest thing that had happened this year was Meghan and Harry leaving the Royal family (a simpler time!) we wrote a blog post about the Top 5 wants of the wine shopper. The survey was based on a survey with 1,088 US adults aged 21+ on their purchasing experiences an
Curbside pickup and BOPIS tech checklist for liquor stores
3 mins read Free checklist for liquor stores and wine merchants to help plan your curbside pickup and ‘buy online, pickup in store’ (aka BOPIS) services.
What parents want when shopping for schoolwear
2 mins read Shopping isn’t what it used to be in-store. As we enter another schoolwear shopping season after or in the midst of Covid-19 with tight restrictions and uncertainty, it’s important for retailers to be buttoned up and feel confident.
Covid-19 impact, and what’s next – a letter from our CEO
5 mins read As the world continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, no part of society seems to be left unscathed. Fears are surmounting around the worlds economic health, and the dramatic changes to our lives ahead.
Ultimate guide to ecommerce success
3 mins read 6 benefits that ecommerce and POS integration brings for the ultimate omnichannel experience
A retailer’s plight of sustainable fashion
3 mins read In a report released this week, the Environment Audit Committee has called on the government to end this era of throwaway fashion, with less than 1% of material used to produce clothing being recycled into new clothing at the end of its life.
Life after lockdown
3 mins read With the curve starting to flatten, many are now looking towards what life after lockdown will be like and the measures that must be taken to ensure a safe return to normality (whatever that may be!).
6 tips for retailers during shop shutdown
2 mins read We have 6 top tips and actions retailers can take to get-ahead during this period of downtime and benefit retailers and their staff.
What does ‘digital innovation’ mean to retailers?
2 mins read Investing in tech that doesn’t solve a problem is dangerous for any retailer. So, how can retailers avoid that and what does digital innovation mean for them?
Top 5 wants of the wine shopper
3 mins read Cybertill recently conducted a survey with 1,088 US adults aged 21+ on their purchasing experiences and preferences of alcohol stores, and the results of which were quite interesting. As a result we have been able to identify the top 5 wants of the wine shopper that independent wine stores can adopt to encourag
Short lessons in experiential retail from retail CXOs
3 mins read Retail used to be about selling stuff, now it’s about emotions. So, why are many retailers still selling stuff?
Visitor Attraction Case Study: Kirklees Light Railway
3 mins read Running for three and a half miles through the West Yorkshire countryside, Kirklees Light Railway has been operating as a tourist attraction since 1991. Kirklees have been customers of Cybertill for just over two years and have reaped many benefits from using the system
How has Dunelm got it so right?
2 mins read What can retailers learn from Dunelm? The homeware retailer has been highlighted by Cybertill as one of the leaders in omnichannel shopping by linking its online and in-store offering.