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Unified is a trusted technology partner to our members. There have been dramatic changes in the use of consumer-level technologies in recent years and the CART platform gives our members the ability to quickly find and understand solutions that are recommended by Unified. The platform is a major benefit to our retailers.

CART is more than a channel partner - they are a bi-directional connector between technology companies and retail businesses (and brands). CART has already helped our small company break into multi-billion dollar retailers and brand communications.

CART has helped us identify important new innovative solutions that can provide deep insights into shopper behavior to help grow our business. The CART platform helps us understand and stay abreast of new capabilities coming into the industry. 

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CART works with brand partners to pilot relevant technologies in live retail environments. 

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CART CONNECTS BRANDS TO RETAIL INNOVATION.

Discover all the innovation happening in retail. And test it in-store.

Beacons

Understand location and flow of consumers in retail stores paired with the ability to push them location-relevant offers.

The Future of Retail

CART is helping brand manufacturers keep up with innovation and be part of the new in-store frontier. As VR, IoT, 3D printing and even robots transform the fundamentals of retail, CART is the single location to find, understand and pilot new solutions coming into the industry. 

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Innovation Pilots

Become part of CART's innovation platform to see all the new technology innovation coming to market.

Innovation Access

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How it Works

A quick YouTube video on how CART works for the retail community.

CART Blog

The latest and greatest directly from CART.

Retail Revolution Podcast 

The 4th Industrial Revolution is here and CART is your guide.

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SOME OF THE BRANDS WE'VE WORKED WITH...

With over 45,000 retail executive users and dozens of pilots across thousands of stores, the CART network is the largest and most action-oriented in the retail world. 

Reach the entire retail industry!

Engage with relevant startup executives!

CART works with countless up and coming retail technology executives and through the filtering process and connects brand partners to the most relevant companies.

Engage with the retail technology investors!

Create and leverage partnerships with corporate and venture capital active in the retail technology space. Brand partners gain an inside track to understand what groups they need to partner with.

See how new innovation is resonating in market!

Understand how retailers and their consumers are interacting with new solutions on a regular basis.

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How it Works

CART leverages a global network of venture groups, universities, trade associations and wholesalers to see all the innovation happening in the retail sector.

CART then connects brand partners to relevant innovation via a series of qualitative and quantitative filters that narrow down the flood of new companies to only those that actually matter.

Brand partners can then work with CART to pilot that innovation in live retail stores via the CART retailer network.

Products

Testing the emotional spectrum of shoppers as they flow through different retail formats and interact with a varity of branded displays.

Sentiment Analysis

AR / VR

Experimenting with augmenting reality in a store environment and simulating a shopping environment from shoppers' homes.

Artificial Intelligence

Using AI to understand and interact with individual consumers both in the store and at home.

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