Kagan: Poor checkout experience hurts retail brand

Kagan: Poor checkout experience hurts retail brand

Jeff Kagan offers up his view on retail winners and losers and what the changing customer expectations are starting to demand from retail stores.

A retailer's guide to driving modern customer experiences

A retailer's guide to driving modern customer experiences

Antoine Rizk, vice president of go-to-market programs at Axway, provides insight on how the customer journey is transforming into a cross-platform experience, bridging the gap between physical and online stores and creating a seamless, personalized customer experience.

The overlooked weapons in your retail marketing arsenal

The overlooked weapons in your retail marketing arsenal

Karey Crump, senior director, product marketing at Blackhawk Network, discusses why marketers should use branded gift cards and egifts to attract new customers and deepen relationships with existing ones.

Making retail work for every generation - not just millennials

Making retail work for every generation - not just millennials

Bob Feher, an expert in analyst relations and market intelligence at NCR Corp., provides insight on why retailers which are striving to keep up with millennial consumer demands may actually be alienating other customers.

Why subscriptions are literally sucking the life out of stores

Why subscriptions are literally sucking the life out of stores

Chris Petersen offers insight on why the tremendous potential growth for subscription-based purchases is literally sucking the life and traffic out of bricks and mortar stores.

Webinar: Experts offer insight on how retailers can avoid a sticky consumer experience

Webinar: Experts offer insight on how retailers can avoid a sticky consumer experience

In a free live one-hour webinar, Laura Noll and Agata Kowalska from Avery Dennison provide insight on how product labels and labeling material play a role in the retail customer experience.

5 ways to provide the support your subscribers want

5 ways to provide the support your subscribers want

Georg Richter, founder and CEO of OceanX, explains why direct-to-consumer subscription businesses must focus efforts and investments on improving customer service and offers up some valuable steps to take.

Avoid these 5 mistakes in building a customer loyalty program

Avoid these 5 mistakes in building a customer loyalty program

Arnab Mitra, marketing manager at SailPlay, explains why the value of a customer loyalty program is not just about acquiring and retaining customers. It's also key to the customer experience.

Merchants seek ways to make their mobile apps indispensable

Merchants seek ways to make their mobile apps indispensable

Church's Chicken offers up a unique feature in its mobile app: a curated music playlist.

Leverage these retail IoT options to drive growth

Leverage these retail IoT options to drive growth

Sara Sugar, a contributor to ShopKeep, explains why Internet of Things technology is something every retailer should be considering. While solutions vary drastically when it comes to technology and price there are many options to choose from.

A retail survival guide for the age of online shopping

A retail survival guide for the age of online shopping

Ashish Gambhir, Momentsnap co-founder and president, explains why the brick-and-mortar retail model is not yet in its death throes, though it is far from flourishing. Serious evolution and innovation are necessary if storefronts hope to beat back the tide of digital behemoths like Amazon and Walmart.

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Do consumers see the value in every self-checkout option available to them from different restaurants and retailers?

Will Amazon Go make cashiers and checkout lanes obsolete?

Will Amazon Go make cashiers and checkout lanes obsolete?

That question was the focus of a breakout session Tuesday at the fourth annual CONNECT Mobile CX Summit in Philadelphia. The answer is complicated, which is usually the case with emerging technology options.

Breaking down silos: 3 strategies for winning the digital customer experience race

Breaking down silos: 3 strategies for winning the digital customer experience race

Ed Burek, director of solutions marketing, SiteSpect, explains that while retailers are not blind or lost and know what customers want many can’t find the right solution to provide that experience. The answer, he believes, lies in their approach to customer experience.

Does Walmart really have a shot against the Amazon juggernaut?

Does Walmart really have a shot against the Amazon juggernaut?

Chris Petersen believes true innovation demands a willingness to take the risks to fail faster. Companies that don't embrace failure as a part of innovation risk becoming irrelevant with fewer options to survive.

What merchants should consider when deploying new technology

What merchants should consider when deploying new technology

As retailers and restaurants consider whether to deploy new consumer offerings such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives must consider whether such efforts help them acquire more customers to get them into storefronts more often while coaxing them to spend more money.

Case study: Creating the architecture of fragrance

Case study: Creating the architecture of fragrance

Fragrance design studio, Joya, and Taylor and Miller Architecture/Light joined forces to create a radically conceived retail experience meant to hover between the context of consumption and production.

Why it's time for retailers to serve customers some 'vacation cereal'

Why it's time for retailers to serve customers some 'vacation cereal'

Chip Bell discusses how, in an era where waste reduction and expense control are bread and butter, retailers can cost justify encounters that are, by definition, extravagant. While a steady diet of "vacation cereal" can lead to an unhealthy bottom line there are ways to make it work.

How brick-and-mortar retailers can benefit from shoppers' e-commerce habits

How brick-and-mortar retailers can benefit from shoppers' e-commerce habits

Growth in e-commerce does not mean the death of bricks-and-mortar retail. Yet, that doesn't mean brick-and-mortar retailers can ignore the impact of e-commerce on the way consumers shop.

Picturing a more dynamic approach to digital back-to-school sales

Picturing a more dynamic approach to digital back-to-school sales

Imgix CEO Chris Zacharias explains why retailers need to carefully consider the use and editing of images to improve the user experience and why beleaguered back-to-school shoppers will be thankful.

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