Mall of America embracing chatbot to boost retail customer experience

Mall of America embracing chatbot to boost retail customer experience

The Mall of America's limited chatbot experience led to a more robust deployment this past holiday season and is part of the mall's overall digital technology strategy.

Lowe's debuts 'view in your space' AR experience

Lowe's debuts 'view in your space' AR experience

The latest AR mobile app experience lets customers view items in a home or yard space during the shopping journey.

Google expands retail shopping program with a universal cart, personalization focus

Google expands retail shopping program with a universal cart, personalization focus

Industry watchers say the retail service effort is a direct shot at Amazon and its dominance as the destination in consumer product search and discovery.

Macy’s to introduce mobile checkout, VR furniture design experience and more

Macy’s to introduce mobile checkout, VR furniture design experience and more

Macy's has recognized the characteristics of its target shopper and is committed to offering her a more personalized experience, as well as mobile checkout and a virtual furniture design experience.

Amazon happy with customer response to Go store but guarded about future plans

Amazon happy with customer response to Go store but guarded about future plans

While encouraged by customer response Amazon isn't ready to announce much about its plans for its innovative cashierless store. The company is making sure the technology, which utilizes machine learning and computer vision to eliminate the need for cashiers, continues to function seamlessly.

Talking With: InfoVista's Ricardo Belmar on retail customer experience trends, tech in play

Talking With: InfoVista's Ricardo Belmar on retail customer experience trends, tech in play

Ricardo Belmar, senior director, worldwide enterprise product marketing at InfoVista, has been entrenched in the world of networks, technology and retail customer experience for decades. Retail Customer Experience caught up with him at the recent NRF ‘Big Show’ to get his perspective on what’s ahead.

Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair is hot for mobile as it's allowing the retail home furnishing seller to drive an enhanced customer experience that is proving rewarding for the bottom line. Fast casual Panera is also benefiting from the mobile tech evolution and new digital tools are paying for themselves in terms of sales growth.

CES serves up a gold mine of self-serve retail innovation

CES serves up a gold mine of self-serve retail innovation

Many of the exhibits in the High Tech Retailing Marketplace and elsewhere on the CES show floor featured self-service technology designed to enable retailers and brands to integrate their physical and digital offerings.

Rent the Runway taps kiosks, scanners to boost in-store digital experience

Rent the Runway taps kiosks, scanners to boost in-store digital experience

Consumer fashion rental company is pumping up its retail customer experience with the help of Aila Technologies.

Insights from NRF's Big Show: Key retail tech trends to watch for in 2018

Insights from NRF's Big Show: Key retail tech trends to watch for in 2018

Matt Sebek, vice president of digital, World Wide Technology Asynchrony Labs, pinpoints the big trends coming into play for customer experience from NRF's Big Show held in January.

CES 2018 reveals how retail is changing

CES 2018 reveals how retail is changing

Anyone attending CES 2018 this year couldn't but help notice the annual conference revealed one big truth, writes industry analyst Jeff Kagan. That big truth is that retail is changing big time.

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart CEO/President Doug McMillon says the top brick-and-mortar retailer can't afford to get comfortable as it has a lot of work to do and remains committed to founder Sam Walton's vision and philosophy when it comes to the customer experience.

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.

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 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.

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.

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