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February 2018

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Mike Cassidy
 
Beat the apocalypse without leaving home
Mike Cassidy

 
As we move deep into the heart of Q1, we’re in the thick of the conference and trade show season in ecommerce. Retail geeks will soon be lighting in conference meccas like Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Toronto and Sarasota to look for better jobs.

Kidding.

They travel far from home to sell and learn — to discover the latest trends and strategies and hear the newest thinking on the future of retail. Optimism would be the word for early 2018. Sure, you can still find breathless references to the “retail apocalypse,” but many are acknowledging that retail is actually powering through an evolution and a digital transformation.

With that in mind, we’ve assembled some key industry thinking that you can soak up without leaving the couch, let alone your home.
 
 
 

BEST OF THE SIGNIFYD BLOG


 
 
VIDEO: Where did I put that checked shirt?
 
VIDEO: Where did I put that checked shirt?
 
Buy-online-pick-up-in-store is an especially juicy possibility for apparel retailers as they fend off Amazon’s aggressive move into clothing and fashion. But apparel sellers have a magnified problem when it comes to tracking where inventory is when an online customer wants it. RFID might provide an answer.
 
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Global expansion: How do I get there from here?
 
Global expansion: How do I get there from here?
 
Many retailers are looking to vast untapped markets an ocean away. International expansion is especially attractive to online merchants, who don’t need to build a physical presence in a foreign land. That’s not to say it’s easy. This NRF panel has some sound advice.
 
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VIDEO: Some advice on combining humans and machines
 
VIDEO: Some advice on combining humans and machines
 
Artificial Intelligence is all the rage at retail trade shows, including NRF’s Big Show. But you know what? People still come in pretty handy. The secret is to understand what machines do well and what people do well and to combine their talents properly.
 
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What pour overs can teach us about the human touch
 
What pour overs can teach us about the human touch
 
Sometimes analogies help. And sometimes they are ridiculous. But when we think about the blending of humans and machines to get the job done, we go straight for a pour over. Yes, that delicious, debated and labor-intensive way to serve a cup of joe.
 
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SIGNIFYD PARTNER SPOTLIGHT


 
 
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INDUSTRY NEWS & EVENTS 


 
 
Fear is costing retailers a ton
 
Online retailers are going with a ton-of-prevention strategy when it comes to fraud, crushing sales by turning down good orders. Bloomberg reports 67 percent of retailers quickly cancel orders that raise suspicion.

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You don’t know where those Duck Boots have been
 
As some online merchants turn to technology to get a handle on the high cost of returns, L.L. Bean decided to just say no. The outerwear retailer tightened it’s almost-no-questions-asked policy.

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The more things change, the more things change
 
What’s up is down and what’s down is up. The biggest ecommerce juggernaut of them all, Alibaba, all is moving into brick-and-mortar. Here’s why it makes a lot of sense.

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Embrace the digital transformation at eTail West
 
More than 2,500 retail professionals will descend on Palm Springs Feb. 26 through March 1 to talk digital transformation. Come meet Signifyd at Foyer Table W7. 

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Learn about the latest in fraud and fraud protection at MRC
 
Join fraud and payment professionals at the Merchant Risk Council’s MRC Vegas 2018 conference, March 19 through 22, for learning and networking. Meet with Signifyd at Booth 509.

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About us
 

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