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Tips for ensuring the branded mobile app delivers a successful customer experience

There's no challenge getting retail consumers on board with mobile devices and apps. But getting that same consumer to embrace and forge a relationship with a branded mobile app, well, that's not so easy.

Why retailers need to get as social as consumers

Today's shoppers are social technology users, especially the female consumer segment. To be successful retailers should be just as social.

ICX Association leader talks trends, innovations and goals ahead

Retail Customer Experience talks with Christopher Hall, ICX Association director, on customer experience trends, association goals and what's on the agenda for the upcoming ICX Summit.

Sorry Jim Cramer, malls won't ever be ghost towns

During his flamboyant declarations about malls and their impending doom, Jim Cramer asks another financial analyst if he's been at a mall lately. The analyst says no, adding that he doesn't go to malls. I'm thinking the same might be true for Jim Cramer.

Bloomingdales, Altar’d State share associate training success stories

The two retailers are tapping a gamification-focused employee training platform and achieving way beyond a more knowledgeable workforce.

Intel CEO: Data playing invaluable role in retail transformation

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has seen the personal computer transform the world and now he, along with the rest of the retail industry, is watching another evolution: how technology is changing the definition of the store.

Amazon's Treasure Truck banking on retail consumer whimsy

While the New York Times describes Amazon's Treasure Truck as another of Amazon's "puzzling retail experiments," it can be viewed as Amazon's continuing effort to refresh retail by trying innovative approaches.

7-Eleven catching up fast in boosting the customer experience

7-Eleven hasn't been a major force when it comes to digital innovation but it’s working hard to make up for lost time and striving to establish itself as a digital technology front runner.

Donald Trump, Nordstrom, Ivanka Trump: How politics now play into the retail customer experience

In simple terms, social media and the internet have given consumers the loudest and biggest mouthpiece to project their views and feelings and actions. But it shouldn't be used to unjustly hurt a retailer or a brand.

Kohl’s CTO on personalizing customer experience and how data plays a big role

When it comes to creating a ‘MEaningful’ customer experience, Kohl's is relying big time on data to understand customer behavior and craft a personalized experience.

Virgin's Branson talks retail fails, retail success and what makes for a rewarding customer experience

Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson likely knows more about retail fail than most any other retail leader and he's not shy about sharing what he's learned in running 400-plus businesses.

Macy's, Wal-Mart chiefs: Customer experience is all about people

People are the secret to retail success and creating a customer experience for the 21st century means retail industry must transform its approach to lure new talent into the store.

Lululemon taps data intelligence to amplify customer experience, relationship

The athletic apparel brand is striving to build its human connection with consumers with data analytics.

Target’s digital chief: We’re not technology slackers any longer

If there is one message Target's EVP, CIO and Chief Digital Officer, Mike McNamara, wants heard loud and clear, it's this: Target is no longer a laggard when it comes to digital technology.

IoT, customer-facing robots and VR among topics to be discussed at 2017 ICX Summit

The annual conference, which draws hundreds of customer experience leaders and innovators, is June 5-7 in Dallas and features a range of interesting sessions and a special networking function.

2016 in review: Top retail customer experience stories

The year 2016 was one of technology, big changes and big steps by retailers aiming to boost and hone the customer experience. Here's a look back at the big news and advancements.

Retailers striving to beat Amazon must perfect the customer experience

To avoid losing more market share to Amazon, competing e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers must perfect the customer experience from the moment a shopper comes through the door to when they leave with their purchase.

Is your CX language up to par? If not, it may be hurting the customer experience

There are many aspects to customer experience and a big one not often mentioned is language. As one consultancy's report reveals, poor language is translating to millions in wasted CX spend.

Jewelry etailer reaping big rewards with price negotiation tool

Consumers love a bargain and, as one online jewelry retailer is learning, consumers love to negotiate on price.

Digital gift cards proving popular with shoppers this holiday season

A First Data study reveals e-gift card usage is on the climb, driven by those ages 18 to 34. The biggest card buyers are those ages 35 to 54. The main reason is convenience.

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