The global chip shortage and the impact on retailers

Sadly, empty shelves have been commonplace over the last year and a half, as the Covid-19 pandemic hit supply chains of all descriptions. However, if you have tried to purchase any consumer item containing a computer chip in the last eighteen months such as a new car, a games console or a laptop, you will no doubt have come across severe stock shortages and higher-than-normal prices thanks to the emerging global chip shortage.

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Making EPoS Integration Easy: OpSuite Fusion from RMS

In previous blogs, we’ve written about how vital it is for retailers in this extraordinarily challenging business environment to move towards an omnichannel business model. Industry trends were already making this critical, but with the massive increase in online shopping due to Covid-19, it has become essential. Becoming a true omnichannel retailer means integrating your online and offline systems and operations to provide a truly seamless, unified service to your customer, no matter how they wish to purchase from you.

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