Study: Four-in-10 retailers will use Apple Pay, analytics in 2015
Franklin, Tenn. – About four- in-10 retailers plans on using both Apple Pay (43%) and predictive analytics (42%) by the end of 2015. According to a new study from IHL Group, “Retail 2018 – Retail Transformed,” things are looking up for both store growth and IT spend.
The study also shows that distributed order management is becoming an important retail IT trend. For example, more than 70% of specialty stores say their next POS software system will be based on an architecture of a distributed order management system hub as the core.
Beacons are also poised for dramatic growth. Only 2% of retailers are currently using beacons, but 24% expect to have beacons in some stores in 2015.
As a leader in beacons, and having the largest developer community creating solutions for using beacons, and the leader in handsets that efficiently connect with beacons and provide mobile pay Apple is incredibly well positioned to generate tremendous sales and profits from this trend.