Grability Blog

¿Pair testing en entornos ágiles?

Published Thursday, May 30, 2019

¿Con qué se come?

Pair Testing también conocida como Buddy Testing es una sesión donde se involucra a 2 individuos o a 2 miembros del equipo (PM, PO, SM, Dev, QA, Users) quienes trabajan en conjunto en una sola estación de trabajo para probar diferentes funcionalidades del software. Esta técnica es aplicada de manera indirecta en toda organización ya que siempre toca replicar un defecto o confirmar una solución con el desarrollador, con el PM o con el usuario final; sobre todo cuando trabajamos en Cascada. Las combinaciones ofrecidas por esta técnica son:

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How to enable statement history in PostgreSQL

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019

I found myself in the need to check a portion of the SQL statements on my PostgreSQL servers. The process is easy and quick but you have to be sure to disable this feature as it writes directly on the PostgreSQL log and if you leave this enabled you might get your hard drive full.

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Topics: development, postgre, backend

Are you a Project Leader or a Project Manager?

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Which one are you?

In essence, both Project Leaders and Project Managers are professionals and share common tasks such as planning, executing and closing a project. They are also assigned a team of individuals that have to meet certain criteria and requirements to help the project meat goals and deadlines meaning that everyone in the project even the Project Manager or Project Leader have a set of special skills that complement one another. However, inspiration and motivation are some important differences that can help stand out the Project Leaders from the herd of the Project Managers. Project leaders take the time to really get to know the team, their pains, their gains, keep them in the loop and act as coaches or mentors.

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Topics: management, teamwork, leadership

Three Speakers You Won't Want to Miss at the 2018 Digital Food and Beverage Conference

Published Monday, July 09, 2018

Grability is extremely excited to be attending Digital Food & Beverage 2018: The Conference For eCommerce and Digital Marketing Innovators in the Food and Beverage Industry, to be held at Westin Chicago River North on July 16 and 17.

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Topics: mobile commerce

The Future of FMCG Retail

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A standing goal for any business should be to stay current on key developments within its industry. This is especially true for the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) retail space, whose landscape has changed dramatically throughout the past decade. The rapid rise of FMCG retailing online has left many retailers unsure of how to adapt. In fact, according to a Digital Readiness Assessment Survey by global research firm Nielsen and trade association Food Marketing Institute (FMI), many retailers and manufacturers are not prepared for the age of online grocery.

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Topics: mobile commerce, online grocery shopping

Why Retailers Need Help from Mobile App Development Firms

Published Thursday, May 24, 2018

In this day and age, it's just not enough to have a brick and mortar retail store.

It's not even just enough to have a website.

Customers want more. They deserve more. They're demanding more. This includes convenience, at the highest level.

In today's world, retailers need to be where customers live, providing instantaneous access, 24/7. This means developing a mobile strategy that gives customers exactly what they want, when and where they want it.

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Topics: mobile commerce

Explosive Growth Expected for Singapore mCommerce by 2021

Published Monday, April 30, 2018

Singapore’s mCommerce market is expected to grow 33 percent by 2021, according to Worldpay's annual Global Payments Report.

The global leader in payment processing technology and solutions, Worldpay publishes updated analyses each year, replete with key insights to help merchants connect with the right payment types for their respective customers. The 2017 report, its most expansive to date, includes more countries and payment preferences than ever before—across 36 markets on five continents, to be exact.

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Topics: mobile commerce

Online Grocery Shopping Expected to Surge by 2024

Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Seventy percent of consumers will be grocery shopping online by 2024.

That's just one of the astounding revelations contained within the latest edition of The Digitally Engaged Shopper, a collaborative analysis by trade association Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and market researcher Nielsen into current and future digital shopping behaviors within the food retail marketplace.

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Topics: online grocery shopping

5 Facts About Mobile Commerce Every Business Should Know

Published Thursday, March 08, 2018

Mobile commerce is growing, in a big way, so if you think your business isn't ready to take the plunge, think again.

E-commerce has been a hot topic for quite a few years now, but with more and more consumers ditching their desktops for their smartphones, mobile commerce—also known as "m-commerce"—is picking up steam, with little indication of slowing down any time soon.

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Topics: grocery app, mobile commerce

Grability Earns High Praises For Building Walmart Mexico's Award-Winning Grocery App

Published Monday, February 26, 2018

Already bestowed the distinguished honor of being named one of the "Best of 2017" applications by global tech titan Apple, grocery app developer Grability is currently receiving high praises from multinational retail giant Walmart for its efforts building the award-winning 'Superama a domicilio' app and helping pave Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica's route to e-commerce preeminence. 

E-Commerce Director at Walmart Cui Arroyo recently detailed the history and many successes of the Walmart-Grability partnership in a piece titled "Walmart Mexico's Path to E-Commerce Dominance in a Budding Industry" published on customer story site Upshot.

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Topics: grocery app

Mobile Application Development: 5 Reasons Your Business Needs an App

Published Monday, February 12, 2018

Mobile apps aren't just for big brands anymore. In fact, they've become so important to businesses of all sizes, that globally, mobile app revenues increased from $69.7 billion to $88.3 billion between 2015 and 2016—a $18.6 billion climb—and are expected to reach a projected $188.9 billion by 2020. That's an estimated $100.6 billion spike from 2016's whopping figures, in just four years, according to a recently published report by Statista, an online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal.

What does all of this mean for your grocery store?

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7 Tips to Attract Customers to Your Grocery Store

Published Thursday, February 01, 2018

Attracting more customers and increasing sales—these are the age-old conundrums affecting every retail business in the world, and grocery stores are no exception.

Supermarkets do have a notable advantage, however. Everybody needs to eat, right? Not so surprisingly, it's convincing grocery store customers to stay loyal that can be the biggest challenge. In fact, according to a recent study by the Food Marketing Institute: "Shoppers increasingly rely on a broad number of retail channels for grocery shopping, claiming no single retailer as their primary source for food."

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6 Features Your Mobile Grocery App Should Have

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018

So you finally decided to integrate a mobile solution into your grocery store’s business model. While this is most certainly a smart business move, it may leave you feeling a bit wary at first, especially if you’re not familiar with application development. This is due to the many questions you will need to address as the process begins, one of them being:

What features should the final product even have?

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Are There Apps Specifically Designed for FMCG Retailers?

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018

For fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) retailers, the future will rely heavily on digital engagement. Rather than the mundane, traditional routine of consumers visiting brick-and-mortar locations to purchase the same products by the same brands, most will soon utilize mobile shopping applications, enabling re-ordering with the tap of a button from customized inventories based upon shopping history.

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'Bricks and Clicks' Defined: Why It's Great for Business

Published Wednesday, January 03, 2018

As the Digital Age transforms the traditional shopping experience, “bricks and clicks” has become a common term among retailers and consumers. Businesses failing to adopt this model jeopardize success, since it's now expected by the latter.

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What Is 'Click and Collect' and How Does It Affect Retailers?

Published Tuesday, December 26, 2017

As more and more consumers turn to technology to help them shop, “click and collect” has become a common buzz phrase nowadays. “Click and collect” refers to services that enable consumers to purchase items online and pick them up at stores later on.

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A Guide for Supermarkets in the Digital Arena

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017

With shoppers increasingly purchasing apparel, footwear and electronics digitally through their smartphones, home computers, or iPads, it was only a matter of time before they’d begin to do the same with their groceries.

Analysts predict unprecedented growth in eGrocery—the use of computers or mobile devices to order groceries online—throughout the next decade.

Supermarkets and grocery retailers must adapt to this growing trend by implementing innovative technologies and strategies designed to better attract and engage customers, improve the online shopping experience, and build loyalty.

Here’s a comprehensive guide to understanding this evolving industry.

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How to Increase Employee Satisfaction

Published Thursday, December 14, 2017

Every smart business owner knows it’s not just the quality of the products and services available that make a successful organization—there are also your employees to consider. A business would likely struggle to run efficiently and meet customer expectations without them. As a result, understanding what makes your employees happy is imperative.

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Grability Application Named One of the Best of 2017 by Apple

Published Monday, December 11, 2017

Every year, multinational technology company Apple has its App Store editors choose the most interesting applications from around the world available through their service. Grability is thrilled to announce that a white-label solution developed by our team has been recognized as one of the best apps of 2017.

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What Is a White Label App?

Published Monday, December 11, 2017

Even huge corporations with a vast amount of resources turn to other companies for assistance in continuing their success. There are simply some things you’re better off hiring someone else to do, rather than attempting these tasks on your own without much knowledge or training. For example, many business-to-consumer (B2C) organizations utilize white label products—and with the rise of mobile commerce, white label applications, in particular, are becoming increasingly appealing.

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How E-commerce Affects Grocery Supply Chain Management

Published Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Growing e-commerce sales within the grocery sector indicate big changes lie ahead.

While the seismic shift among consumers to online and mobile shopping will undoubtedly have significant ramifications for supermarkets, one area to be effected that's often overlooked is an organization’s supply chain. Management will need to adapt to the industry's sea change accordingly, if it hopes to stay afloat.

A recent survey by global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) breaks down what grocery stores should expect, outlines how e-commerce will affect its supply chain management, and suggests several possible solutions and strategies to help overcome associated challenges.

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The Personalized Shopping Experience: The New Normal

Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The retail industry is changing dramatically, particularly when it comes to customization abilities and expectations. Years ago, retailers didn’t possess the digital technology to tailor the shopping experience for their customers such as they do now. Recent research indicates that the personalized shopping experience is preferred among many present-day consumers, as this enables them to locate items quicker, and even discover products they didn’t even know they wanted. As a result, as time goes on and more and more consumers come to expect customized shopping experiences, these will likely become the new normal.

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Online Grocery Sales Expected to Continue to Rise

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Online grocery shopping offers the convenience and personalization that today's consumers crave and now demand. Yet while e-commerce sales in other industries have been on the rise for years, grocery shopping has historically chiefly remained within the physical confines of brick-and-mortar stores.

This is all changing, however.

As more and more consumers shop for assorted food items online—saving time, while enjoying a customized shopping experience tailored to meet their individual needs—interest in online grocery technology is projected to continue to grow, too, far into the foreseeable future.

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Retail Trends Every Supermarket Should Take to Heart

Published Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The first grocery store opened in Memphis, Tennessee in 1916, and cast the mold for the standard food shopping experience for the next century. Although much has changed throughout the past 100 years, the grocery sector has predominately remained the same.

With the emergence of new retail trends, however, this is no longer the case.

The aptly dubbed "Digital Revolution" has introduced advanced technologies affecting how people shop, social platforms influencing purchasing patterns, and growing concerns among consumers about the nutritional values of foods. It's important, therefore, that supermarkets recognize these innovative transformations and their sweeping ramifications for the industry.

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How to Finally Get Your Company’s App Made

Published Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Every single day, people use mobile apps to make their lives a bit easier. From checking the weather and receiving the most up-to-date news to accessing top workouts and shopping for food, we rely on these applications more than we probably realize—or would like to admit.

With more and more consumers utilizing this technology, retailers are challenged with creating a one-of-a-kind application that exceeds people's expectations.

However, some businesses don’t necessarily know where to begin, since for so many, this is completely new territory. Should companies form a new internal department, and employ an entire development team? Or should they tap some of their tech-savvy employees to determine the right approach?

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Customer Conversion Problems? Here's a White-Label Solution.

Published Friday, October 27, 2017

One of the biggest obstacles a business-to-consumer organization faces is converting visitors into loyal customers. Unfortunately, failing to do so results in drops in sales and profit losses, putting the company at risk of closing its doors.

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Mobile Application Features & Capabilities

Published Friday, October 20, 2017

Learn about Grability, Inc. a B2B mobile application development company, and the features its products offer grocery retailers.

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Grocery App Development: Why It's Increasingly Popular

Published Thursday, October 19, 2017

We’ve seen this happen before: People slowly but surely adopt new methods of doing something in order to make their lives a bit easier.

This includes the way we record our favorite television shows, the way we communicate, and the way we shop. Mobile and online food shopping, in particular, is one of the latest trends gaining widespread attention and consistently rising in popularity—making grocery app development a subject of growing inquiry for supermarkets.

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5 Advantages of Collaborating with a B2B Technology Company

Published Friday, October 13, 2017

For some retailers, collaborating with B2B companies may not seem like the best idea. What could these businesses really do for you? Will it make that much of a difference in the long run? Is it better to do everything in-house?

Working with a B2B technology company does have its advantages. Consider these points:

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Grocery Delivery Apps: Capturing Consumer Behavior Data

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017

We live in an age where data just might be the most valuable commodity a business can have. To put it more precisely, the ability to process data into actionable insight has become transformative for businesses of all shapes and sizes. For companies in the competitive grocery space, specifically, big data can provide tremendous insight into consumer behavior—it lets grocery stores isolate and analyze trends to form strategies that generate needed sales in a very crowded marketplace.

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7 Retail Marketing Ideas to Increase Sales

Published Friday, October 06, 2017

Nearly all stores go through a sales slump once in a while, but what matters most is how fast they can recover. In many cases, making a few adjustments to store displays and retail marketing tactics could help increase sales.

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Grability Named a Finalist in Accenture’s ConsumerTech Awards

Published Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Grability, a B2B mobile technology company specializing in developing premier white-label solutions for retailers in the grocery industry, has been named a finalist in this year’s prestigious Accenture ConsumerTech Awards, in the Millennial Shopper category.

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What Do App Development Companies Do?

Published Friday, September 29, 2017

It seems like there is an app for almost everything nowadays. From medical and fitness to finance and business apps, consumers can access information, read a book or magazine, and shop, with just the mere swipe of a fingerand that’s exactly what so many of them do.

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M-commerce Statistics Grocers Should Consider

Published Thursday, September 28, 2017

In a dynamic business environment, the slightest advantage can be the difference between companies that thrive and others that sink into the faceless masses of modern commerce. While this notion is true for nearly all facets of industry, it is particularly true in the supermarket and grocery space, where margins are slim, competition is fierce, and the customer base leads a fast-paced, often hectic lifestyle.

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7 Qualities Mobile App Developers Should Possess

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mobile app developers serve an important purpose. By working with your brand to bring your app vision to life, these developers help you connect with your consumers and enhance your company's scope of offerings. But what do you look for in a mobile app developer?

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Grability CEO Juan Fernando Vergez Talks Grocery & Technology

Published Friday, September 15, 2017

Shopping online has become such a part of people’s everyday lives that it can be hard to remember what it was like not having this convenient option. However, while many consumers don’t think twice about buying a dress or a pair of shoes through their desktop computers or smartphones, the same cannot necessarily be said for groceries—well, not yet, anyway.

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5 Reasons Why an E-commerce App Could Help Your Business

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Retailers must ensure they keep their customers happy, as well as identify ways to attract new customers in a competitive market. This has always been a challenge for businesses, but arguably more so now than ever before as a result of how advanced technologies are transforming the way consumers research and purchase clothing, electronics, and even groceries.

Consequently, retailers need to stay ahead of the curve and incorporate new strategies to better serve consumers, while also maintaining their interest in the company’s products and services, so their businesses can continue to thrive.

For retailers in 2017, this involves keeping abreast of the latest developments in the online and digital realm, and investing in an e-commerce app. Here are five main reasons why this is so important:

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Grability Applauded for the Launch of the I shop New World App

Published Friday, September 08, 2017

An innovative, new way of shopping at New Zealand supermarket chain Foodstuffs North Island is making it quicker and easier for customers to purchase their groceries.  

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Amazon's Officially in the Grocery Industry & Making Big Changes

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods Market in June was a shock to many. Why would an e-commerce giant acquire a brick-and-mortar supermarket chain known for selling natural and organic food? And retailers, specifically, want to know what this means for the grocery industry.

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