Future of Retail

| November 16, 2015

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The way people shop has changed. Shopping is now a form of entertainment , available 24/7, wherever people are. Retailers need to ensure that the brand experience is seamless and constant at all touch points. The demand is here for retailers to embrace omni-channel shopping, breaking down the barriers between the digital and high street retail experiences. Integration with social media is key - from consultations with friends, researching reviews and sharing selfies, today's shoppers want to engage in social media throughout their shopping experience!

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