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DECEMBER 2016 EDITION
Shopper Entering the Server Room
– EXECUTIVE CORNER –
Dear Customers, Friends and Retailers,
Cloud computing has introduced significant advantages to computer management systems, bringing practical benefits to businesses that use this technology. It's more efficient in comparison to on-premise systems, and allows more flexibility in day-to-day operations, making it a preferable choice for many retailers. However, cloud computing doesn't drive down IT complexities and the need for qualified IT professionals is on the rise due to a shortage of cloud infrastructure talent. New technology, as it frequently happens, has created additional issues that internal IT staff is not likely to be able to address due to work load and required level of expertise. We live in a (somewhat) free market economy, which means those with this valuable skill and knowledge will demand higher wages. Consequently, this makes it difficult for businesses to afford necessary IT staff. It is a vulnerability for any type of business, but especially for retail, because a disruption in the operations of a POS system can result in monetary losses, errors in inventory and frustration for the sales team. What can be done?
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From the desk of
Scott Kreisberg, CEO
Scott Kreisberg
– WHAT IS BUZZING –
Shopping During the Holiday Season
 
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More People Shopped Over Thanksgiving... But Spent Less
 
About 154 million shoppers made purchases at stores or on e-commerce sites this holiday weekend. Will the retail industry see, this holiday shopping season, NRF's prediction of a 3.6 percent sales increase?
 
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TECH TIP
Preparing For Physical Inventory
 
Physical inventory can be challenging and time consuming, making preparation the most important step of the process.  We put together some useful tips to help you get started.
 
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INDUSTRY TREND
Consumers 'Couch Shopped' On Black Friday... Likely Retail Winners And Losers
 
Record online shopping depressed store foot traffic. Read which retailers outperformed and underperformed over the Black Friday weekend.
 
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INDUSTRY TREND
Retail Clicks Beating Bricks: 4 Ways Brick-And-Mortar Stores Can Recover
 
Thanksgiving weekend results show on-line sales outperformed in-store sales for many top retailers. Learn how to use these latest results to your benefit.
 
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One Step Retail Solutions is the top retail technology solutions provider for independent retailers in the US. We offer award winning Retail Management Systems and companion products like analytics, mobile, and more... One Step Retail Solutions provides a consultative approach along with industry events, webinars and white papers to educate retailers on how to effectively use technology to streamline and advance their businesses.
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