Indies and Gardners adopt real-time tech to boost trade

Indies and Gardners adopt real-time tech to boost trade

Independent bookshops and wholesalers Gardners are adopting a real-time data technology to help book-buyers discover which physical copies are located in bookshops near them.

Real-Time Local Inventory (RTLI) from London-based tech company NearSt shows where products are stocked in high street shops in real-time, giving nearby bricks-and-mortar shops a point of advantage in the competition with online retailing.

London indie bookshop Pages of Hackney signed up to the tech last year and plans to roll it out in its new shop. "We've noticed people coming into the shop saying they had googled ...

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