Why a one-size-fits-all retailer playlist isn't a good strategy

Why a one-size-fits-all retailer playlist isn't a good strategy

Danny Turner, global senior vice president of creative programming at Mood Media, offers up insight on how to make that playlist work well and the pitfalls retailers need to avoid in the customer experience.

Frictionless online payment remains elusive for retailers

Frictionless online payment remains elusive for retailers

A CES panel explored the challenges of payments technology, including the friction with online payments, glitches in online payment systems, the lack of retail locations that accept mobile payments and problems specific to cross-border payments.

Barriers to enterprise mPOS: What's holding retailers back?

Barriers to enterprise mPOS: What's holding retailers back?

Ben Wagner, director of product, solutions at Ingenico Group/North America, explains why there is tremendous potential when it comes to the mobile point of sale but there are some barriers that need to be knocked down.

4 ways retailers can get a head start on the next holiday season

4 ways retailers can get a head start on the next holiday season

Michael Lazzaro, vice president of Clover Growth, First Data, offers up tips for small retailers to get a jump on next year's holiday season. It's not too early.

How to drive customer engagement and thwart potential thieves

How to drive customer engagement and thwart potential thieves

Brick and mortar retailers are engaging customers by offering greater hands-on interaction with products in-store but such greater customer interaction brings the potential issue of retail theft up a notch.

'Grocery on wheels' may be supermarket delivery game changer

'Grocery on wheels' may be supermarket delivery game changer

Self-driving vehicles that deliver fresh produce and allow consumers to place orders via an app and then physically pick their own produce could be the long-sought answer for online produce delivery.

Everywhere and nowhere: Online retailers lagging behind on contactability

Everywhere and nowhere: Online retailers lagging behind on contactability

Chris Robinson, CEO at Yonder Digital Group, offers up insight on new research that reveals online-only retailers still have a way to go when it comes to making themselves available.

Brick and mortar retail getting a second chance

Brick and mortar retail getting a second chance

Rob Zomok, president, global operations at Inmar, believes there's a very bright spot along the retail horizon and its location will be a surprise to many: the secondary market.

What's in store for CX? Integrating insight for a 360-degree view of the customer

What's in store for CX? Integrating insight for a 360-degree view of the customer

Phil Durand, director of customer experience management at Confirmit, explains why retailers can't rest on their laurels and have the customer's experience remain stagnant, because this is akin to going backwards.

Is staying up with consumer acceptance of automation worth the challenges?

Is staying up with consumer acceptance of automation worth the challenges?

A session on the need to adopt automation in retail drew an overflow audience during the CES show in Las Vegas.

The changing world of retail: 4 ways to defend against Amazon

The changing world of retail: 4 ways to defend against Amazon

Jeff Anulewicz, executive strategy director at MXM, explains how retailers, both online and offline, need to crack Amazon's dominance of the retail landscape.

How to capitalize on the OOH viewing experience to keep customers

How to capitalize on the OOH viewing experience to keep customers

Curt Marvis, CEO and co-founder of QYOU Media, explains how retailers can take advantage of DOOH now that customers are watching more video than ever before.

Kiosk Marketplace Influencer of the Year: Under Armour's Christiana DiMattesa

Kiosk Marketplace Influencer of the Year: Under Armour's Christiana DiMattesa

Chrisiana DiMattesa recognized the importance of giving Bostonians a new type of retail experience, leading her to conceptualize a virtual tour of the store prior to its grand opening.

Why Amazon may lose its influencer title in 2018

Why Amazon may lose its influencer title in 2018

While the ecommerce retailer won top shopping destination this past holiday season, and dozens of headlines related its innovations, Amazon is not immune to fail as industry watchers see more than a few weak spots in its influencer armor.

Kagan: Think retail is dying? Think again

Kagan: Think retail is dying? Think again

Analyst Jeff Kagan explains why there is no death knell to be rung for retail. Sure there is intense pressure, and certain retailers are folding, but others are rapidly growing. Retail is not dying, but it is changing.

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.

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