October 7, 2021

Growing Portland Retail Tech Provider FieldStack Eyes National Expansion

“Our platform is architected to support retailers with hundreds or even thousands of stores and is also an excellent solution for regional chains in the five- to 20-store range. We’re a catalyst for companies that are ready to grow.”

September 30, 2021

FieldStack Adds to National Leadership Team

“Today’s retailers are increasingly looking for innovative cloud-based solutions, and as importantly, full-service partners who can help them realize the many benefits of technology while allowing them to focus on serving their customers.”

November 1, 2020

A Focus on FieldStack

“We’re proud to say that in the changing retail space, FieldStack evens the playing field. We take the lean methodology and advanced computing that were once accessible only to leading global brands and made them available to every retailer.”

July 28, 2020

What online shoppers want right now

But any retailer — “small, mid or large” — can and should know what they have in stores “at any given time,” making fulfillment or special orders as easy as possible. Today that probably means curbside fulfillment and some kind of e-commerce, even at small retailers

June 1, 2020

Brick and mortar’s next chapter

“You’ve got to have a sophisticated e-commerce presence if you want to be a successful brick-and-mortar retailer. You need to be able to show that you’ve got five of whatever product in stock and in which store. That gives your customers the confidence that it isn’t a wasted trip.”

September 11, 2018

How a record store is beating the odds

“We need to have more records in there, we need to have more board games, we need more of everything, and our analytics at FieldStack show that.”

January 31, 2017

Why the marketplace revolution keeps gaining momentum

“Successful marketplaces that enhance the merchant’s brand require an open responsive backend. Real-time or near real-time trading of fulfillment status between third parties is critical.”

August 26, 2016

A Hit-Predicting Algorithm Is Keeping This Record Store Afloat

“…one of those tools that’s essential to make good business decisions,” adding that the savings from installing the software—including a move to centralized purchasing—have accelerated the company’s growth.

July 14, 2016

Janam Teams with FieldStack to Empower Retailers

“FieldStack’s cloud-based unified commerce platform demands a device that is fast, powerful and reliable. We did a lot of searching to find a mobile computer that could meet our high standards. The XM5 was the best by a mile.”

March 16, 2016

Humans in retail: The importance of store associates in a digital age

“You can’t automate the actual person who needs help in a store. You can’t automate making sure endcaps are beautiful and appropriate—the things that make the store not just four walls and some stuff. The way you are uniquely adding to the stuff comes from your store staff.”

March 10, 2016

What is hyper-localization, and what does it mean for retailers?

“How you get that right is through true omni-channel, and knowing which buyers are buying which things,” said Brett Wickard, FieldStack’s founder and president.

August 24, 2015

How robots are ushering in a new era of retail customer service

In fact, what robots may do best when it comes to retail is help retail workers do their jobs better, experts told Retail Dive. In retail anyway, says Brett Wickard, founder-president of lean retail platform FieldStack, “technology doesn’t displace people — it amplifies them.”

May 11, 2015

Young and in retail

Using technology in this way is the kind of “lean retail” that companies like FieldStack advocate, so that information can be “de-siloed” and used in discovery — to maximize logistics efficiencies, to discover best-selling (or worst-selling) products, and to allow interactions with customers to have pride of place.

May 6, 2015

The rush is still on: How retailers can win the same-day delivery race

“By seamlessly balancing the real-time data from e-commerce, supply chain, and brick-and-mortar retail, the lean retailer can more precisely forecast the inventory needs same-day delivery will place on their locations.”

April 28, 2015

How Retailers Can Separate Five Stars from the Fakes

“Shilling attacks are a big problem for many e-commerce sites — but, much like spam is to e-mail, there are many predictive and pattern-based algorithms that can lessen the impact of fake reviews.”

March 30, 2015

The accidental discovery of “lean retail” in

“You don’t always have to be right,” Wickard says of retailers. “You have to be wrong for a shorter amount of time.” (read more)

March 13, 2015

Blackstone Accelerates Growth Welcomes FieldStack into the Accelerated Ventures Program

Brunswick, Maine – Blackstone Accelerates Growth (BxG) today announced the newest Maine business selected to the BxG Accelerated Ventures program—FieldStack, which is based in Portland. FieldStack joins 18 other Maine-based businesses that benefit from the wide range of expertise and networking programs offered by BxG Accelerated Ventures.

March 9, 2015

In his new company, Bull Moose’s Brett Wickard uses statistics to infer customer buying patterns in MaineBiz

Bull Moose’s founder and President Brett Wickard, a self-described math geek, embraced the concept of lean manufacturing early in the company’s history. Using statistics that projected future orders based on past consumer purchases, he wrote software that assured the 11 Bull Moose stores never ran out of inventory and didn’t order items people weren’t buying. That software and services supporting it evolved into his new company, FieldStack LLC, which he founded in 2013 (read more)

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