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Will Snap Bring Visual Search to Local Commerce?

One emerging consumer technology that could have implications for local commerce is visual search. This positions the camera as a search input to identify items you point your phone at. We examine through the lens of Snap’s latest updates.

Benchmark Bytes: How Many Software Providers Do SMBs Work With?

Benchmark Bytes is a series that examines Localogy’s original data on SMB tech deployment. Based on its recent Small Business Trends report, each installment drills down on a data excerpt and draws out meaning for Localogy Insider readers.

The Amazon-Seller Roll-Up Race Rolls On

One trend we’ve been tracking is what we call the “great eCommerce rollup.” This reflects the emerging business model to buy up third-party Amazon marketplace sellers — otherwise know as FBA’s (or fulfilled by Amazon). We examine the latest.

Walmart Revs Up its RaaS Engine, Part II: Delivery

One week after we examined Walmart’s new retail-as-a-service play, it’s doubling down with a similar service for delivery. Known as GoLocal, it will package up Walmart’s delivery logistics engine for third-party retailers to raise their delivery game.

Benchmark Bytes: Whom Do SMBs Trust Most When Buying SaaS?

Benchmark Bytes is a series that examines Localogy’s original data on SMB tech deployment. Based on its recent Small Business Trends report, each installment drills down on a data excerpt and draws out meaning for Localogy Insider readers.

Place Rewind: Can 3D Data Fuel Local Commerce

Data fuels local media & commerce. That’s been the case for the entirety of the sector that we all call “local” including search indexes, mapping, and location intelligence. But is it transforming and becoming more dimensional? 

Walmart Revs Up its RaaS Engine

The latest news from the retail-as-a-service world is that Walmart has joined the competitive fray. It’s spinning out many of its semi-recent retail innovations to enable third parties to raise their retail game.

What is Salesforce+?

Salesforce has launched a content program. Known as Salesforce +, it’s as a sort of Netflix for business content including educational resources for salesforce customers to be more effective with its products. We examine strategic implications

Benchmark Bytes: When Do SMBs Prefer Automated SaaS Purchasing?

Benchmark Bytes is a series that examines Localogy’s original data on SMB tech deployment. Based on its recent Small Business Trends report, each installment drills down on a data excerpt and draws out meaning for Localogy Insider readers.