Industry experts offer up 2018 predictions on retail customer experience

Industry experts offer up 2018 predictions on retail customer experience

With the close of 2017, a year which brought big news in retail customer experience strategy, technology and trends, Retail Customer Experience shares a hefty list of industry watcher expectations for the new year.

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.

How digital signage boosts the real estate customer experience

How digital signage boosts the real estate customer experience

In real estate, buyers and sellers expect up-to-date and engaging content on all communication platforms. This flexibility allows agents to update their listings and announcements in real time. Clever integration of video and touchscreens can assist agents in dynamically showcasing their property range

How to best deal with a giant-size crisis

How to best deal with a giant-size crisis

Chip R. Bell offers up insight on how to deal with crisis situations that demand an escalated level of recovery response. Retailers that believe they can "wing it" through crisis situations usually end up getting severely wounded in the marketplace.

Create an exceptional customer experience for the holiday season

Create an exceptional customer experience for the holiday season

Scott Voigt, co-founder/CEO, FullStory, explains why excellent customer experience can largely be distilled in two words: speed and convenience.

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.

Why omnichannel is a must and how to make it successful

Why omnichannel is a must and how to make it successful

Roger Niederer, head of merchant services, SIX Payment Services, explains why providing a seamless payment experience, that can follow the customer along their journey across the plethora of touch points, is essential for a merchant to succeed in the marketplace.

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.

Kagan: Every retailer success depends on golden rule

Kagan: Every retailer success depends on golden rule

Jeff Kagan talks the golden rule in retail success: personal service. Yet, most companies don't train workers to treat the customers well.

Not-so-happy holidays: New problem projected to steal cheer from retailers

Not-so-happy holidays: New problem projected to steal cheer from retailers

Chemi Katz, co-founder and CEO, Namogoo, explains why retailers need to be aware of journey hijacking and how to work to regain control of the customer journey.

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.

Why the in-store retail experience needs a mobile point-of-sale

Why the in-store retail experience needs a mobile point-of-sale

Jeff Scott, CEO of Infinite Peripherals, explains how a mobile point of sale can improve both the in-store shopper's experience, as well as the retailer's bottom line.

5 steps for tapping social proof to boost sales

5 steps for tapping social proof to boost sales

Nishan Sothilingam, director of product at ResellerRatings, explains how retailers can win despite it being a buyers' world. The key is to be willing to listen.

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.

Optimizing shopping cart conversions across the ecommerce customer journey

Optimizing shopping cart conversions across the ecommerce customer journey

Omar Akilah, vice president of products at GrandCanals, explains how each step of the brick and mortar customer journey has a corresponding digital equivalent. And each of these represents a chance to either disgust or delight customers.

Walmart digital signage delivers broken content

Walmart digital signage delivers broken content

Digital Signage Today Editor Bradley Cooper encounters a Walmart shelf-edge display that failed to get its message across. Instead of a heartwarming holiday video, it delivered a buffering, stuttering mess.

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