3D virtual concierges deliver enhanced retail experiences

3D virtual concierges deliver enhanced retail experiences

Intelligent virtual assistants enable hotels to boost customer experience by allowing guests to interact with a 2D or 3D agent via digital signage, kiosks or smartphones.

2017 retail influencer: Amazon

2017 retail influencer: Amazon

Customer experience is the dominant strategy in retail, and Amazon dominated in 2017 by innovating on everything from supply chain to faster delivery to expanding its reach via traditional brands to paving new roads in consumer purchase.

2017 in review: The top 5  blogs

2017 in review: The top 5 blogs

Retail Customer Experience is home to a growing blog sphere, and the diverse opinions, insights, tips and advice are invaluable to readers. Here are the top five blogs that caught readers' attention in 2017.

2017 in review: Walmart, Buffet, Target led top read news

2017 in review: Walmart, Buffet, Target led top read news

The top five news items on Retail Customer Experience in 2017 focused primarily on big brand retail news and insight offered by big names.

South African retailer delivers digital journey boasting digital signage

South African retailer delivers digital journey boasting digital signage

Clicks aimed to deliver a better customer experience that informed distracted customers. With a digital signage solution, the retailer was able to boost dwell time and sales.

2017 in Review: Top 5 features highlight retailer experiences

2017 in Review: Top 5 features highlight retailer experiences

Retail Customer Experience readers love getting insight from those in the trenches, and this year's top five articles illustrate that hunger.

Erewhon Market shares retail store design tips, advice

Erewhon Market shares retail store design tips, advice

The all-natural grocer is working with partner Retail Design Collaborative in designing its fourth location. The partners offer up what’s critical in retail design and why store design is so critical in delivering a robust customer experience.

Best Buy embraces innovative tech to deliver a richer customer experience

Best Buy embraces innovative tech to deliver a richer customer experience

The electronics retailer is prepping enhanced text communication by tapping the emerging communication protocol, Rich Communications Services, to provide deeper information to consumers and enhance the customer connection.

Wayfair advances AR strategy with mobile app 3D feature

Wayfair advances AR strategy with mobile app 3D feature

The furniture and décor retailer is making online shopping easier and more satisfying for consumers wanting to know how a product will look at home before they take the purchase plunge.

Chatbot scores an 'A' in customer experience for online education retailer

Chatbot scores an 'A' in customer experience for online education retailer

The Nanorep chat technology is proving a win-win for Chegg, a student-first learning platform, when it comes to delivering on customer expectations and saving money.

AT&T retail chief talks customer experience and why there is no retail apocalypse

AT&T retail chief talks customer experience and why there is no retail apocalypse

Michael Colaneri, AT&T's VP of global business enterprise solutions, retail, discusses a new IHL Group research report, supported by AT&T and several other top tier companies, which illustrates that retail is far from dead.

Target adds mobile pay Wallet feature to REDcard

Target adds mobile pay Wallet feature to REDcard

The retailer officially becomes the latest to add an in-store, mobile-payment feature to its app in a move that also combines its digital coupon program into a single scan at checkout.

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Erratic support from U.S. retailers for in-store, proximity-based mobile payments likely contributed to low use among consumers as the holiday shopping season sprang to life on Black Friday.

S&S Firepits ignites a quality customer experience with app-based delivery

S&S Firepits ignites a quality customer experience with app-based delivery

S&S Firepits sells custom-made steel fire pits and delivery costs were nearly triple a firepit's sales tag. But then the Georgia-based retailer found a cost-effective app-based option that's doing more than just saving on delivery.

Technologies poised to change the future of holiday shopping

Technologies poised to change the future of holiday shopping

Harriet Green, general manager for IBM Watson Internet of Things, customer engagement and education, explains how retailers must welcome an early adopter mentality. Retailers need to embrace innovations such as artificial intelligence and cloud to introduce new ways to differentiate their brand.

Target CEO feeling pretty, pretty, pretty good about growth, holiday strategy

Target CEO feeling pretty, pretty, pretty good about growth, holiday strategy

One almost expected Target CEO Brian Cornell to break out in a few 'ho ho hos' during a live talk Wednesday following the retailer's third quarter earnings report. Even as shares dropped Cornell is confident and happy about results.

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about retail customer experience strategies

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about retail customer experience strategies

Verifone North America President Joe Mach shares insight on what retailers are doing, the big trends in play with customer experience and how consumers are spurring trends and retail customer experience strategies.

Webinar: How, why and where artificial intelligence is taking root in retail

Webinar: How, why and where artificial intelligence is taking root in retail

Tractica analyst Mark Beccue and Interactions Vice President of Marketing Jane Price offer valuable insight on how and why AI is no longer a buzzword, but being embraced as a retail customer experience technology.

Webinar: How and why mobile can boost frontline execution

Webinar: How and why mobile can boost frontline execution

Compass Group and Nudge Rewards share how mobile technology is creating big wins both on the customer experience front and in the operational trenches.

Harry & David pumps up brand, mobile, social to enhance customer experience

Harry & David pumps up brand, mobile, social to enhance customer experience

Premier gourmet food and gift retailer debuts updated brand look, feel and tone, from its website to its catalogs and across social media. It's all focused on elevating the retail gift-giving customer experience.

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