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.

Not-so-happy holidays: New problem projected to steal cheer from retailers

Not-so-happy holidays: New problem projected to steal cheer from retailers

Chemi Katz, co-founder and CEO, Namogoo, explains why retailers need to be aware of journey hijacking and how to work to regain control of the customer journey.

Best Buy embraces innovative tech to deliver a richer customer experience

Best Buy embraces innovative tech to deliver a richer customer experience

The electronics retailer is prepping enhanced text communication by tapping the emerging communication protocol, Rich Communications Services, to provide deeper information to consumers and enhance the customer connection.

5 steps for tapping social proof to boost sales

5 steps for tapping social proof to boost sales

Nishan Sothilingam, director of product at ResellerRatings, explains how retailers can win despite it being a buyers' world. The key is to be willing to listen.

Shopping and paying: New consumer trends are bringing profound changes

Shopping and paying: New consumer trends are bringing profound changes

Roger Niederer, head merchant services, SIX Payment Services, offers up insight on how technology is not only changing consumer behavior and needs, but also the choice of payment options that retailers can and must offer customers online and in-store.

AT&T retail chief talks customer experience and why there is no retail apocalypse

AT&T retail chief talks customer experience and why there is no retail apocalypse

Michael Colaneri, AT&T's VP of global business enterprise solutions, retail, discusses a new IHL Group research report, supported by AT&T and several other top tier companies, which illustrates that retail is far from dead.

Small businesses' secret weapons for driving holiday sales

Small businesses' secret weapons for driving holiday sales

Jonathan Kateman, general manager of Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group brand, explains why combining strong audience insights with good design will pay dividends this holiday season and beyond.

4 ways retailers can boost the product discovery experience

4 ways retailers can boost the product discovery experience

Pavan Sondur, CEO and co-founder of Unbxd, offers up insight on four ways retailers can help boost the product discovery experience which enhances the customer experience.

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Erratic support from U.S. retailers for in-store, proximity-based mobile payments likely contributed to low use among consumers as the holiday shopping season sprang to life on Black Friday.

Why meeting consumer needs is crucial for U.K. online retailers

Why meeting consumer needs is crucial for U.K. online retailers

Chris Robinson, CEO at Yonder Digital Group, explains why U.K.-based online retailers will lose if they don't realize when consumers are shopping and when they need online support.

4 ways to keep customer trust over the holidays

4 ways to keep customer trust over the holidays

David Duncan, VP of security marketing at CA Technologies, explains why retailers that want to gain — and keep — customer trust need to avoid common pitfalls.

For retailers and brands

For retailers and brands "the moment of truth" has already passed

Seeta Hariharan, GM and group head, TCS Digital Software & Solutions Group, explains why 'the moment of truth' in retail has passed and been replaced by the sum of the consumer's connected experiences.

Brick-and-mortar stores aren't dead: They just need a digital makeover

Brick-and-mortar stores aren't dead: They just need a digital makeover

Gil Larsen, VP Americas at Blis explains why retail success is all about inviting consumers in for a visit and ensuring you engage them once they come in.

Target CEO feeling pretty, pretty, pretty good about growth, holiday strategy

Target CEO feeling pretty, pretty, pretty good about growth, holiday strategy

One almost expected Target CEO Brian Cornell to break out in a few 'ho ho hos' during a live talk Wednesday following the retailer's third quarter earnings report. Even as shares dropped Cornell is confident and happy about results.

6 best practices for thriving in the 'post-human' customer service age

6 best practices for thriving in the 'post-human' customer service age

Anand Subramaniam, SVP worldwide marketing for eGain, offers up insight on how retailers can avoid frustrating potential customers and only only survive but thrive with self-service.

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about retail customer experience strategies

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about retail customer experience strategies

Verifone North America President Joe Mach shares insight on what retailers are doing, the big trends in play with customer experience and how consumers are spurring trends and retail customer experience strategies.

Can you beat Amazon this holiday season? An omnichannel approach to making it happen

Can you beat Amazon this holiday season? An omnichannel approach to making it happen

Andrew Fegley, president of Remarketable, outlines innovative ways to keep driving revenue this holiday retail season through next-generation remarketing.

Harry & David pumps up brand, mobile, social to enhance customer experience

Harry & David pumps up brand, mobile, social to enhance customer experience

Premier gourmet food and gift retailer debuts updated brand look, feel and tone, from its website to its catalogs and across social media. It's all focused on elevating the retail gift-giving customer experience.

What retailers should consider before the holiday returns rush

What retailers should consider before the holiday returns rush

Amit Sharma, founder and CEO of Narvar, explains why retailers need to understand emerging customer returns trends long before the return season arrives.

Staffless. Cashless. Gapless. Is this the future of shopping?

Staffless. Cashless. Gapless. Is this the future of shopping?

ICXA Managing Director Christopher Hall muses about customer experiences that are cashless, staffless and have no gaps in covering customers everywhere they go.

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