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.

S&S Firepits ignites a quality customer experience with app-based delivery

S&S Firepits ignites a quality customer experience with app-based delivery

S&S Firepits sells custom-made steel fire pits and delivery costs were nearly triple a firepit's sales tag. But then the Georgia-based retailer found a cost-effective app-based option that's doing more than just saving on delivery.

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.

As holiday season arrives - want a second date with your customers?

As holiday season arrives - want a second date with your customers?

Yair Holtzer, co-founder, SVP and head of U.S. office at Como, explains why retailers must think of the holiday shopping season not only as a few particularly profitable weeks, but as a springboard for long-term customer relationships.

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GM and group head, TCS Digital Software & Solutions Group, explains why 'the moment of truth' in retail has passed and been replaced by the sum of the consumer's connected experiences.

Kagan: Old checkout lanes will choke retail stores

Kagan: Old checkout lanes will choke retail stores

Jeff Kagan has a big list of big questions for today's retailer -- from realizing the need to change to creating both a defensive and offensive strategy.

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.

6 ways to deliver stressless service in the holiday season

6 ways to deliver stressless service in the holiday season

Chip Bell explains how retailers can achieve stress-less success during the hectic season by acting as a host, not as a slave.

Webinar: How and why mobile can boost frontline execution

Webinar: How and why mobile can boost frontline execution

Compass Group and Nudge Rewards share how mobile technology is creating big wins both on the customer experience front and in the operational trenches.

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.

The new face of disruption: Retail in the digital age

The new face of disruption: Retail in the digital age

David Rosen, digital transformation technologist and strategist,TIBCO Software, shares how industry leaders, like Amazon, are laser focused on innovating the best means to continuously drive a positive customer experience, all while reigning in costs.

Why is everyone so freaked out about automated customer service?

Why is everyone so freaked out about automated customer service?

Nick Francis, CEO of Help Scout, shares how automation, if done well, can lead to higher customer satisfaction and a better experience. Instant gratification, he explains is the key benefit automation has over other forms of one-to-one communication, and it's tough to beat.

Don't be overwhelmed by omnichannel: A practical guide to implementation

Don't be overwhelmed by omnichannel: A practical guide to implementation

Michael Ringman, CIO, Telus International, explains why omnichannel customer service isn't just about who has the longest list of 'contact us' options available, but about making the customer journey seamless from one touch point to the next.

Top 5 skills every frontline associate must have

Top 5 skills every frontline associate must have

Kevin Nix, CEO and co-founder, Stellar Loyalty, explains why tech-savvy frontline employees must have five specific skills and why retailers must invest in identifying candidates who naturally have these talents.

Lowe’s Orchard Supply Hardware refreshes brand to drive better customer engagement

Lowe’s Orchard Supply Hardware refreshes brand to drive better customer engagement

The retailer is tapping a new creative platform developed by consultancy Persuasion Arts & Sciences to refresh the brand, build deeper engagement with customers and better connect with new customers.

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