imageSurge Is Named Finalist for NRF’s “Digital Commerce Startup of the Year”

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Company’s groundbreaking Intelligent Storefront technologies are revolutionizing foot traffic consumer marketing and brick-and-mortar commerce as a whole.

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The brick-and-mortar digital convergence is inevitable – the physical storefront is going digital, interactive, and transactional, and imageSurge is powering this transformation.

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imageSurge, a pioneer in the development of Intelligent Brick-and-Mortar Storefront solutions, was named one of three finalists for National Retail Federation’s “Digital Commerce Startup of the Year” award. Finalists are recognized by NRF’s as the most promising rising stars in the retail industry. Past selections include, an e-commerce retailer purchased by Walmart.

“The Digital Commerce Startup of the Year competition is all about discovering the hidden gems of the industry, the ones on the verge of completely transforming the shopping experience or retail as a whole,” said Artemis Berry, Vice President, Digital Retail, and the NRF. “As the storefront is an area ripe for disruption, our judges were excited to name imageSurge as one of our three finalists.”

imageSurge’s patent-pending “Through Glass Touch-Sensing (IRLE)” technology transforms an ordinary retail shop window into an interactive digital marketing and transactional platform without any infrastructure modification, enabling street-side foot traffic consumers to engage digital content through the storefront window glass.

“The brick-and-mortar digital convergence is inevitable – the physical storefront is going digital, interactive, and transactional, and imageSurge is powering this transformation,” said Ilya Alshine, company’s Founder and President. “We are now leveraging our storefront interactivity into a comprehensive Intelligent Storefront Ecosystem, spanning every dimension of foot traffic conversion and monetization.”

Having captured over 85% market share in its first target vertical, Residential Real Estate, imageSurge is aggressively expanding into Retail, Sports, and Financial Services sectors. Its new “Through Glass NFC” technology delivers contactless payments (Apple Pay, Android Pay) and other transactional capabilities to the brick-and-mortar storefront window.

“Our solutions bring unprecedented digital marketing and commerce possibilities to historically underutilized physical assets and redefine how global brands engage with their foot traffic consumers,” said Oleg A. Vyadro, company’s CEO and Co-Founder. “We are honored to be selected among the top innovators in the retail space and look forward to presenting our technology and vision at NRF’s Retail's Digital Summit.”

imageSurge will be presenting at NRF’s Retail's Digital Summit at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX on September 27th. The Summit brings together 5,000 retail industry professionals. is widely regarded as the leading global community of digital retail experts providing top research, resources and events to the industry.

About imageSurge

imageSurge was founded in 2012 and is the leader in Intelligent Brick-and-Mortar Storefront applications. The company’s patent-pending Through Glass Touch-Sensing (IRLE) technology was a game-changer because of its ability to work through “Low-E” (energy-efficient) windows that are used in nearly all new construction today.

imageSurge platforms have been deployed by over 150 of the world’s leading brands, including Fortune 500. The company currently operates over 300 storefront locations across the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.

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