World Wide Web Wednesday #22

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Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy!

Retail Game Changers

There’s been a revolution going on in the retail industry. Behind the flashy drone delivery headlines, there has been a quiet change in the way technology is improving the existing systems of commerce in a retail environment. From stock control to customer loyalty schemes, here are some innovative solutions driving the industry forward.

Business Cards 2.0

Despite the shift to online networking platforms like LinkedIn, business cards still survive. But they can get lost, and most people never find the time to transfer the names and numbers to their digital contact list. Sansan Inc. is seeking to change all that by offering to scan and analyse business cards so that people can discover meaningful connections between people.

How Ikea Changed the Way We Shop

Whether you love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping Ikea’s iconic flatpack furniture. Scientists have since managed to pinpoint why consumers simply can’t get enough of building their own furniture. Read on to find out how Ikea has radically changed the way we shop.

Pay What You Want

The pay-what-you-want business model has been tested in a variety of settings, from cafes to album sales. Since some businesses are still using it, it must work right? Read more about the psychology behind pay-what-you-want business establishments.

Working in Retail – A Hopeful Future?

Retail jobs are one of the lowest-paying jobs in the private sector but that has been changing in recent years. Employers like Amazon, Starbucks and Wholefoods have introduced better employee benefits and pay. Despite that, it seems that many workers are feeling the pressures that come with a changing retail landscape.

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Article by Melanie Chan in collaboration with our team of Unleashed Software inventory and business specialists. Melanie has been writing about inventory management for the past three years. When not writing about inventory management, you can find her eating her way through Auckland.

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