RSPA RetailNOW Highlights and Takeaways
Another year, another RetailNOW. RetailNOW is one of the premier show’s catered to retail technology’s distribution channel. This is the Retail Solution Providers Association’s main annual conference where technology vendors, resellers and software developers can meet, network and discuss the state of the industry, latest trends, and successful business strategies.
A few major highlights and takeaways from the show:
Payment companies are stimulating a lot of business within the channel. It was hard to turn your head without seeing a logo or “sponsored by” signage without a major payment player’s logo. Payment integrations with point of sale, technology innovations and the complexity of omnichannel solutions are the driving forces behind this paradigm shift.
Speaking of omnichannel, many solution providers are becoming increasingly aware of the need to offer unified commerce solutions in today’s marketplace. Whether you provide point of sale technologies, payments, IT, etc., omnichannel is an important notion in today’s connected world of commerce.
Great content. The sessions and keynotes were full of rich content extremely useful to all businesses in attendance. Whether it was hearing from a Hall of Fame football player talk about the importance of community and entrepreneurship or the former CEO of Trader Joe’s talking about innovation, there was something for everyone.