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  • Maintaining Profitability in the Digital Age: Investing in your Team

  • February 22, 2018
  • Leaders in footwear meet with fellow retailers, attend educational sessions, and get a chance to check out the newest products on the market at FN Platform. How do you make the most of such a large trade show? Check out our list below to help you make the most out of your time at FN Platform this year! VIEW

  • FN Platform, Brands & Buying: Tips from Schuler Shoes’ Marie Vidger

  • February 9, 2018
  • Leaders in footwear meet with fellow retailers, attend educational sessions, and get a chance to check out the newest products on the market at FN Platform. How do you make the most of such a large trade show? Check out our list below to help you make the most out of your time at FN Platform this year! VIEW

  • 5 Tips to Prepare for FN Platform

  • February 2, 2018
  • Leaders in footwear meet with fellow retailers, attend educational sessions, and get a chance to check out the newest products on the market at FN Platform. How do you make the most of such a large trade show? Check out our list below to help you make the most out of your time at FN Platform this year! VIEW

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The Retail Enemies Series
  • How We’ll Build Stronger Relationships Between Brands & Retailers

  • December 14, 2017
  • Prior to joining RICS, I was a merchant; a buyer, planner, merchandiser, and an executive. You name it, I did it or led it. You know those endless hours scanning through product catalogs? Yep, did it. Typing all the exact same product data from those catalogs into my worksheets? Did this too. Manually entering the […] VIEW

  • The Cost of Doing Nothing

  • December 13, 2017
  • 8,640 Brick and Mortar Stores will close in the next 12 months.* What’s happening? Everything, including this blog post, is accessible through our phones (aren’t you reading this on your phone?). The trend is clear. Our all-access pass to information has transformed consumer behavior and expectations. For retail, this means product information is real-time and […] VIEW

  • What Events Can Help Draw December Shoppers? ⛄️❄️

  • December 1, 2017
  • December is here, which means that holiday shopping season is in full throttle! You can use all the different holidays that are happening in December to celebrate in your store. Make sure your store is prepared, properly stocked, and you are ready for all of your customers! Winter Solstice This year, the Winter Solstice is on […] VIEW

  • Make the Most of The Running Event 2017

  • November 27, 2017
  • Every year, specialty running retailers attend educational sessions and get a chance to check out the newest products on the market.How do you make the most of your time at such an expansive trade show? Check out our list and make the most out of your time at TRE this year! VIEW

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  • RICS Holiday Support Hours

  • November 1, 2017
  • The holiday season is upon us! We’d like to announce the official holiday hours for the RICS Support team. Our standard support hours of 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM ET remain, with the exception of the following 3 days: Thursday, November 23 – Closed Monday, December 25 – Closed Monday, January 1 – Closed During […] VIEW

  • What Events Can Help You Draw More November Shoppers?

  • November 1, 2017
  • November is the month that gears up for the holiday season. It’s a huge month for sales, especially towards the end of the month, around Thanksgiving. These are essential holidays to take advantage of and boost sales in your store. Don’t miss out! Thanksgiving Like every other year, Thanksgiving falls on the third Thursday of […] VIEW

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  • A reflection after 9 months on the RICS Product Team

  • October 11, 2017
  • Working on the product team for the last 9 months has been amazing, frustrating at times, but amazing nonetheless. Our customers trust in our platform to perform their day to day operations. So, our team focuses on ensuring their success by spending countless hours revamping the system.  I can assure you that our focus is leveraging bleeding edge technologies to improve our platform for footwear and apparel retailers. VIEW

  • What Events Can Help You Draw More October Shoppers?

  • September 29, 2017
  • October is the peak of the fall season. Will your store be having any fall parties? Are you going to decorate your store with leaves and pumpkins? Halloween is obviously the holiday of the month, but how can you use the whole month to build up to it? Columbus Day This year, Columbus Day is […] VIEW

  • Don’t go unsupported! It will cost you.

  • September 21, 2017
  • It's important to provide a positive customer experience. Unfortunately, some recent changes within the retail technology industry have left many retailers unsatisfied with the support services of their POS solution. Whether your POS system is unsupported or simply too costly to support, you have a choice to make. VIEW

  • The Retail Landscape is Changing: That’s Exactly Why I Joined RICS

  • September 18, 2017
  • I joined the RICS Software team to take the skills I gained as a user and retailer to support others grow their business. I’m excited to be a part of a team that cares about the customer experience. We are constantly pushing to make the software and the experience with RICS even better. VIEW

  • Integration Spotlight: Quickbooks

  • September 11, 2017
  • Your point of sale (POS) and inventory management solution should help you stay competitive in today’s retail landscape. If your technology partner doesn’t understand your unique needs and functionality requirements, your current POS could be preventing your business’ growth. VIEW