Not since the Internet have we seen a more disruptive technology to the retail landscape than mobile. With Nielsen projecting that smartphones will make up more than half of all phones in the U.S. by the end of 2011, the rise of the mobile-enabled shopper is rapidly growing. Consumers are using their mobile devices for product research, price comparison and purchases, with store associates now serving customers that may know more about the particular products offered inside the store than they do.
The democratization of mobile technologies has fundamentally shifted the ROI model for retailers. Smart phones are now commodities, wireless standards have simplified network configuration, and users have demanded best of breed interface design. This technology shift enables retailers to re-think their customer interaction model and equip associates with devices and data typically found behind the cash wrap to anywhere on the store floor. Mobile solutions empower the store associate with richer information to serve customers while delivering a more personalized, efficient interaction from point-of-interest to point-of-sale. In this session, learn about the key considerations for deploying mobile inside your stores, from stakeholder success to extending your existing POS infrastructure efficiently, effectively, and securely.