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  • Writer's pictureAllison Holland

3 Cloud Services That Are Essential For Retail

Updated: Aug 19, 2019

Business cloud services have completely transformed the workplace and have seemingly endless applications. It’s not simply exclusive to the office, however. Retail can enjoy a number of benefits from cloud services, many of which make it easier to do business and to find ways to optimize your operations. Below, you’ll find a few popular cloud integrations you can consider for your business.

Cloud Services for Retail

1. Cloud-Based Inventory Tracking

You need to have complete control over your inventory. You need to know what’s sold, if you have a surplus, and when to renew orders. Business cloud services improve this process by creating a global database that retail locations around the world can access at the same time. This creates more cohesive data tracking and will reduce any risks that may come with server crashes or database incidents at individual locations.

2. Networking

To get the most from your sales, you need to know which products are sought-after and which aren’t. By consolidating data across all locations, you can use algorithms to determine what’s selling best locally, regionally, domestically, and internationally. You can then watch fluctuations in sales over time and better prepare to stock stores strategically. This will also keep you from wasting shelf space by stocking items that aren’t selling well at certain locations.

3. Communication Services

It’s important that locations can communicate with one another and with regional headquarters so that everyone is on the same page and can share data. Business cloud services let you seamless connect via VoIP, video conferencing, and other cloud-based communication services that are more versatile than traditional landlines and dated telecom options. You can enjoy real-time collaboration and save money so that your profits are spent expanding your business.

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