As smart device ownership continues to increase across the globe, more and more consumers are turning to the online marketplace to satisfy their shopping needs. With this transition, retailers are seeing a decrease in sales-per-square-foot of retail shopping space. Unfortunately for retailers, this trend shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. This has caused many retailers to consider downsizing their brick-and-mortar retail locations, cutting retail sales staff and in some...

Today’s retailers are faced with the difficult challenge of keeping shoppers engaged in a marketplace that is larger and more competitive than ever before. Retail is always evolving to meet consumer needs, but in today’s technology-rich environment the challenge has never been harder. Retailers are competing in the age of ecommerce, where shoppers can browse online, compare prices and read product reviews on virtually any product with the touch of...

Today, we live in a world that is entrenched in mobile technology. Smart phones, tablets and wearable devices are playing larger roles in consumer lives than ever before. We use these devices for everything; to socialize, listen to music, shop, and interact with the businesses we love. As smart device ownership is steadily increasing, so is its influence on the consumer marketplace. Currently, one in five adults around the globe...

As the last flowers of Spring bloom, we look towards an exciting summer, when we’ll be showcasing our technology at a variety of events happening across the world. This summer features a mix of developer, retail and mobile technology conferences, mostly taking place in North America. Check out our schedule: [table caption="Scandit Summer 2014 Event Schedule" nl="^" width="570"] Date, Event, Location, 6/02/14-6/06/14, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, San Francisco CA (USA), 6/03/14-6/04/14, GlazedCON 2014, San Francisco...

In a relatively short amount of time, smartphones and tablets have become an integral part of many of our lives. A recent article by Shop.org takes a look at how this has affected shopping behavior, and affirms that mobile shopping on both smartphones and tablets is rapidly growing. The article highlights Goldman Sachs predictions that smartphone-based retail sales will more than double from $70 billion this year to $173 billion by...

Blog Post by Scandit CEO Samuel Mueller. Through the ubiquity of mobile devices, retailers have an opportunity to arm their customers and employees with mobile applications that deliver unprecedented levels of customer loyalty, engagement, and service. Many retailers have developed mobile shopping apps, which are providing added value to consumers, from letting them easily conduct initial product research to enabling them to make a purchase from wherever they may be. The best...

A couple of weeks back we exhibited at Euroshop, one of the world’s largest retail shows taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany. Over the course of five days we met with retailers from all over the globe who were interested in discovering new technologies to include in the next generation of retail apps. Smartphone-based barcode scanning was of natural interest, as it enables both consumers and employees to directly interact with...

Next week we’ll be exhibiting at Euroshop, one of the world’s largest retail shows taking place in Dusseldolf, Germany. Be sure to drop by our booth, where we’ll be demoing the scanning functionality of Google Glass and of the Samsung Galaxy Gear. We’ve optimized our Barcode Scanner SDK to provide a high quality hands-free barcode scanning experience on both devices, and we’re very excited to share this technology with the retail,...