Alipay puts emphasis on partnerships as merchant acceptance grows in North America

Alipay puts emphasis on partnerships as merchant acceptance grows in North America

Souheil Badran, president of Alipay North America, spoke Sunday at the annual Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas to give attendees the current bird's-eye view of Alipay's operations outside of China.

Live Webinar: Why it's time to tap mobile to boost frontline execution

Live Webinar: Why it's time to tap mobile to boost frontline execution

Mobile is key when it comes to frontline employee performance whether it's retail, foodservice or hospitality. Find out why global brands are embracing the mobile device and how to hurdle challenges from Compass Group in this Nudge Rewards webinar on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. EST.

Delivering great customer service with a minimal customer support team

Delivering great customer service with a minimal customer support team

Scott Voigt, co-founder and CEO, FullStory, offers up best practices to keep customer support quality high and costs low while delivering a great customer experience.

Brick-and-mortar retailers' secret weapon: Conversion rate optimization

Brick-and-mortar retailers' secret weapon: Conversion rate optimization

Mark Ryski, CEO and founder of HeadCount Corp., wonders why conversion rate optimization isn't a retail obsession given the difficult business conditions brick-and-mortar retailers are facing.

Rent-A-Center's 'Inner Circle' is about meeting customer needs and much more

Rent-A-Center's 'Inner Circle' is about meeting customer needs and much more

A mobile-first community and customer insight platform is not only booting customer engagement and interaction for the home furnishings retailer, but spurring faster and better product and services decision making.

Why personalization is key for retail customer experiences

Why personalization is key for retail customer experiences

Jim Dicso, CEO of SundaySky, explores how retailers can personalize engagement in an entertaining, valuable and non-creepy way and create superior customer experiences.

Kagan: Will Walmart win with Jet.com private label?

Kagan: Will Walmart win with Jet.com private label?

Jeff Kagan wants Walmart and Walmart.com to be successful, but he believes the level of success will come from respect for the customer. The big question is this: Are they up to the task?

Neiman Marcus reaps customer experience, associate rewards via communication platform

Neiman Marcus reaps customer experience, associate rewards via communication platform

The luxury retailer is finding Theatro's content delivery management platform is not only delivering an enhanced customer experience, but boosting store associate and in-store communication experiences as well.

Luxury jeweler's new retail chief driving 'Retail 3.0' strategy forward

Luxury jeweler's new retail chief driving 'Retail 3.0' strategy forward

With its own mobile app already in place, and a new YouTube customer engagement platform, Govberg Jewelers is all about winding up a rewarding customer experience and Claudio Terjanian is at the helm of the retail strategy.

1-800-Flowers.com delivers another AI shopping channel to meet gift givers wherever they're shopping

1-800-Flowers.com delivers another AI shopping channel to meet gift givers wherever they're shopping

The online florist and gift retailer is tapping artificial intelligence technologies, such as Google Assistant, to ensure it's always in quick reach of customers.

Impulse service on steroids

Impulse service on steroids

Chip Bell explains how products involved in an impulse buy usually have some "eye catching" feature and are smartly positioned where a roving eye cannot miss. Yet impulse service is not about easy as much as it is about emotional comfort.

Great expectations: Recalibrating retail as we know it

Great expectations: Recalibrating retail as we know it

Evan Magliocca, brand marketing manager at Baesman Insights & Marketing, explains why the in-store experience must be new, exciting and something nothing ever imagined in which product is secondary, but emotion, enjoyment, and exhilaration are integrated with brand culture and image.

'New wave' retail is starting to crest

'New wave' retail is starting to crest

For many analysts, observers and pundits, the Sears story serves as a kind of moral or object lesson to Amazon. But ICXA Managing Director Christopher Hall also see the Sears story as a fascinating reverse-parallel to what seems to be going on in a bigger-picture sense in retail today, with a bit of a twist.

Alibaba one-ups Amazon by building a mall for retailers

Alibaba one-ups Amazon by building a mall for retailers

Chris Petersen writes on how Amazon and Alibaba, two great disruptors of traditional bricks and mortar retail, are focused on creating new models that will serve the rising expectations of today's customers.

Why B2C marketers must strike a better balance between customer acquisition and retention

Why B2C marketers must strike a better balance between customer acquisition and retention

Eric Keating, vice president of marketing at Zaius, explains why ecommerce retail marketers should spend more time and resources turning existing customers into repeat buyers while simultaneously growing their overall customer base.

Fashion retailer ramps ups the ‘wow’ to drive customer experience

Fashion retailer ramps ups the ‘wow’ to drive customer experience

Dana Spinola, founder and CEO of fashion boutique franchise fab’rik, created a unique and innovative in-store customer experience program to spur an enriched customer experience.

5 lessons restaurants can learn from Uber, Amazon

5 lessons restaurants can learn from Uber, Amazon

Uber and Amazon have bridged the gap between digital and physical experiences in a way that has reset consumer expectations for how they interact with all their favorite brands.

Luxury jewelry retailer reaping big rewards with interactive touchscreen deployment

Luxury jewelry retailer reaping big rewards with interactive touchscreen deployment

Monica Rich Kosann's digital customer experience at its New York City storefront at Columbus Circle is proving successful for sales, customers and associates.

5 ways to create 'remarkable experiences'

5 ways to create 'remarkable experiences'

Retail customer experience expert Doug Stephens shares five ways bankers can boost customer experience during his keynote at Networld Media Group's 2017 Bank Customer Experience event.

Avoid these 8 mistakes and be a winner in personalization

Avoid these 8 mistakes and be a winner in personalization

Kibo CMO Tushar Patel outlines eight very avoidable, mistakes retailers make with regards to personalization.

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