EV Charging Stations Offers Digital Signage Opportunities

The sale of electric vehicles is expected to skyrocket over the next 15 years. The charging network required to keep those vehicles running will be a perfect match for digital signage.

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It's All About the Customer Experience

Great experiences keep customers coming back time and time again. Give your customers a “wow” experience and they will tell their friends and colleagues and share on social media.

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Sponsor: Interactive Customer Experience Summit (ICX Summit)




Smart technology narrows gap in consumer data for retailers

With smart technology, retailers can collect information on consumer behaviors and adjust their strategy accordingly to increase revenue.

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5 steps to turn retail sales associates into selling machines

Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media, offers up insight on why retailers need to treat salespeople with respect, arm them with the right training and tools and model how you want them to treat customers.

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.

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

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.

How to create a more balanced content diet

Coherent Path President and CEO James Glover maps out why marketers need to move away from serving up the same email campaigns and a reliance on heavy discounting to promote products. Marketers need to prioritize what customers are invested in and build a balanced email content "diet" for each consumer.

How Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will disrupt the retail landscape

Sethuraman Janardhanan, practice head and client partner, big data analytics, at Happiest Minds Technologies, explores the multiple synergies that have made the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition the most notable one in retail and one which holds power to redefine many existing models.

Why store associates must play a critical role in customer experience

Consumers crave human interaction and the store associate represents a retailer's front line in delivering a rewarding and compelling customer experience. Yet retailers aren't giving the role needed attention and support, and that's not a good thing in today's competitive retail environment.

The time is now for AI in ecommerce

Eldar Sadikov, CEO and co-founder of Jetlore, shares why taking advantage of AI technology is the only way a brand will be able to differentiate itself and win in the hyper-competitive modern retail world.

The human touch: Why mobile can't replace in-store associates

Unlike customer-facing mobile apps and websites, in-store associates and managers have insider knowledge and the ability to use in-store tools to their advantage, according to Logan Rodriguez, director of retail at Square Root. Consumers, he writes, still look to brick and mortar for added personal touch.

Automation will produce a brick-and-mortar retailing renaissance…if labor is deployed creatively

At present, the future of brick-and-mortar retailers looks bleak; however book author John Pugliano believes the technological forces that have favored online retailing are about to shift the advantage back to the local storefront.

How to clean your dirty data and why quantity isn't a substitute for quality

Gil Larsen, VP, Americas at Blis, explains why in the geolocation business, accuracy is paramount. As he shares, it's all too easy to fuel an otherwise perfect campaign with dirty data, rendering it null and void, or pinpoint an individual to within five meters of their location, only to find you targeted the wrong person.

Neiman Marcus, HMSHost, b8ta talk designing the retail digital store

Digital chiefs from legacy and new brands share insight, advice, tips and strategy when it comes to designing the store with digital in mind.

Verizon: Retail customer experience is all about the human conversation

Verizon's VP of Digital and Innovation Miguel Quiroga talks customer experience strategy, new tool innovation and why digital tech is not only changing business and customer experience, but changing how retailers and customers communicate.

Talking With: The White Company and its retail customer experience strategy

The well-known British-based lifestyle/fashion/homeware retailer opened its first New York City store this month, bringing its successful customer experience strategy abroad for the first time. Retail Director Steve Morris shares the retailer's approach to CX and why it's all about a customer-first culture.

Data analytics hold the key to understanding and guiding the retail customer

Interactive technology promises a wealth of insights on customer behavior, but retailers need to have a plan for deploying the technology and glean insights from data analytics.

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Today's customer is smarter and better informed than ever before, and smart retailers take advantage of this by empowering those customers to do and learn more. Assisted selling devices give power to the people, right in the aisle.

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