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Well, here we go again. More store closings, more retailers struggling. What we need is new thinking. What we need is for retailers to break out of their traditional models and adopt new retail ecosystems like Samyata.
Retailers still cling to old models such as -
1. e-commerce - Yes e-commerce is old news. Let us explain. It is no longer enough for stores to just throw up an e-commerce website using the plethora of e-commerce vendors and hope that people go to their websites rather than buying from pure-play e-commerce sites like Amazon. Plain and simple. If a retailer believes that they can avoid having their lunch eaten by these pure-play e-commerce sites, they are in for a drubbing. This is evidenced by the perplexed responses of these struggling retailers, who can't seem to see that their e-commerce sites will simply not hold water when it comes to competing …
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Fast Company says "In 2020 Retail is Moving back to Main Street".

Yeah, it is!!!
...and Samyata will lead the way there - and here's why and how -
- Samyata connects Local buyers with Local stores and Local Personal Shoppers - focusing retail around where the buyer is
- Time and convenience - making things easily accessible, multiple options for pickup and delivery, and fulfilling requests within the hour
- Samyata deals with all the stakeholders in retail - Shoppers/Buyers, Personal Shoppers, and Stores
- Everyone talks about BOPIS (Buy Online Pick up In-Store) - Samyata does this for all stores subscribed to the Samyata Ecosystem - this is no longer just for the large retailers
- ...and Samyata doesn't stop there -with Personal Shoppers - buyers can have things brought to them and with Samyata Now personal shoppers can search and buy for buyers anywhere

Samyata means "…
If it's not the Retail Apocalypse (a rather dramatic characterization IMHO), it is the regular drip drip of bad news for today's retailers. Even Saks Fifth Avenue is suffering according to the Wall Street Journal

It doesn't have to be this way. Retailers can make money and lots of it! Samyata provides the next generation of retail functionality - which is what Shoppers are clamoring for - buying what they want, where they are and when they want! Mobile, Geolocation specific, Analytics/AI driven, with integrated Personal Shopping or BOPIS - coupled with a free POS.

We would love to have Saks on our platform! Let's turn this ship around.
People need a fair wage for the work they do - seems obvious, right? Apparently not so obvious to the numerous "gig" economy companies out there - you know, all the delivery companies....
When we created the Samyata retail ecosystem and included the ability for shoppers/buyers to use Samyata Personal Shoppers to do their shopping, pickup and delivery for them - we did an exhaustive analysis of all "gig" economy companies out there...... And we didn't like what we saw.
So we fixed it!
Samyata Personal Shoppers set their own wages, hours and they get to build a clientele and a sustainable business or career. We literally solved ALL the issues the Washington Post talks about in this article -

Take advantage of the better way by
Shopping with Samyata by downloading the Samyata App

or becoming a Personal Shopper by downloadi…

Family stories make a difference!

We've always believed that its important for families to share stories. Especially, when it comes to children hearing and learning from their parents and grandparents. Our Living Link suite of apps - Popopmomom and Kiddoflock help families do exactly that.
This article in the Wall Street Journal reinforces what we already knew.

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Selling Online or Selling on Mobile: Why Not Both?

Hearing that selling online is a big business should come as no surprise. But you may be surprised to hear that selling on a mobile app is an increasingly attractive option. The average smartphone user has around 4 shopping apps installed, with 72% of shoppers thinking mobile apps facilitate shopping and 37% reporting that they would download a shopping app with a specific purchase in mind1. They appreciate the convenience, the speed, and how their content is personalized and their settings are saved2.

Unfortunately, shoppers have limited options for buying on mobile, especially when it comes to buying from independent retailers. Big businesses and chain stores have the resources to make a mobile app complex enough to be used for shopping. It's a bit trickier for independent businesses. If they want to sell via app, they likely don't have the amount of inventory to justify the effort to develop a new app and cannot afford the astronomical cost. Most app development agencies a…

Why You Need BOPIS (Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store)

Our previous blog post discussed why stores need multiple delivery options. However, certain delivery options are more in-demand than others. One of the most requested is for shoppers to be able to buy online and pick up in the store, also known as BOPIS. 
67% of consumers bought something online and did in-store pickup in the past six months1. Shoppers like to be able to avoid shipping costs and wait times; they want the convenience of online shopping without the hassle. This is a growing trend: 50% of shoppers have decided which online store they should shop at based on if the store had BOPIS2.
BOPIS also provides stores with cross-selling opportunities. The most reported reason for stores to offer in-store pickup is that it attracts shoppers who make additional purchases while they're there. 49% of shoppers have made an additional purchase while picking up their order, and 75% say they're likely to make an additional purchase3
With 90% of retailers planning to implement BOPI…