Supporting Tech Trends in Retail

The impact of technology on retailers is game-changing. Today’s consumers — armed with smartphones and tablets — can often access more information within a store’s walls than the store’s own associates. Established retailers need solutions that support mobile strategies and omni-channel initiatives. Within the next three years, most retailers plan to refresh and/or replace retiring legacy systems with more nimbleand cost-effective solutions to keep pace. Stores that are unable or unwilling to support their customers’ shopping preferences — in-store, online, mobile or a combination of those — will lag behind the competition.

The retail industry has also been plagued with credit-card related financial fraud. Merchant-based vulnerabilities appear almost anywhere in the card processing ecosystem including point-of-sale devices; mobile devices, personal computers and servers; wireless hotspots; web shopping applications; paper-based storage systems, the transmission of cardholder data to service providers and in remote accessconnections. Since October 2015, responsibility and costs associated with fraudulent transactions will pass to the party “least compliant” with EMV-compliant technology. Your role as a value-added reseller, and trusted advisor, is to guide clients in selecting new technologies that make sense for their businesses. There is no doubt that it will continue to shape the future of retail.

Ingram Micro Understands Solution Providers

Enter the retail market with confidence, thanks to Ingram Micro’s tools and support. We team with our solution-provider and manufacturer communities to develop innovative, integrated retail solutions that anticipate customer needs. Our solutions can delivered as bundled packages or modular components that complement your existing offerings.

> Software (ISVs)

> Data Capture/Point of Sale

> Mobile Computing

> Physical Security

> Cloud & Managed Services

> ProAV & Digital Signage

> Networking & Data Security

> Computing & Storage

> Professional Services