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In recent years, the rise of omni-channel commerce and proliferation of digital channels have precipitated seismic shifts in consumer behavior. Customers who might have previously beenmotivated by brand loyalty are now faced with a superabundance of shopping options and limited time to navigate them – a scenario that promotes more carefully considered purchasing decisions in response to precise desires and requirements.
As digital commerce has transformed all commerce over the last decade, customers have been offered increasing control over their buying experience. Ease of use, mobility, and consumerization of technology has increased customer demand for curated and personalized experiences, whether it is business or consumer commerce. But where is the biggest gap in meeting these demands?
B2B companies everywhere are under heavy pressure to offer their customers and employees robust e-commerce capabilities that rival best-of-breed consumer-focused companies like Amazon.com and Dell. Whether buying books for themselves, computers for their family, or industrial parts for their employers – shoppers demand and expect the same features and performance from e-commerce systems.
The accessibility to real-time data for any sized logistics operation is critical. For years now, warehouse and distribution managers have turned to wireless barcode data collection systems for immediate access to inventory, purchase orders, and customer orders. But as the technology wheels have turned, those old devices have in large part gone by the way-side. Users have been left with little choice other than to move to more costly, complex devices that run a Windows® operating system.
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