5 improvements for successful dealer display programs

5 improvements for successful dealer display programs

The process of designing displays for your dealer networks in the flooring, paint, or home improvement industries presents a unique set of challenges. Build your framework around five questions when developing display programs for home improvement dealer networks.

Crate & Barrel leader talks mobile tech and designing a seamless customer experience

Crate & Barrel leader talks mobile tech and designing a seamless customer experience

Understanding the consumer is just one part of the equation for Crate & Barrel. The key, as a top leader explained, is knowing what a consumer is looking for, helping them find it easy and quick, and driving the purchase forward.

5 top themes for future retail success

5 top themes for future retail success

In mature categories with declining volumes and margins, there are immense pressures on the c-suite to innovate. Consumers have already voted for a seamless experience across time and place. Future success will require "omni-retail" of engaging consumers when, where and how they want to shop and purchase.

Kagan: Early adopters gain competitive advantage

Kagan: Early adopters gain competitive advantage

Jeff Kagan explains why timing your entry into new areas of retail payment technology is key. Early adopters get a competitive advantage yet they take the arrows, he explains. Then over time, as wave after wave of competitors jump in and do the same thing, the competitive advantage gives way and becomes simply a cost of doing business.

Live webinar: Salesforce leader shares top CX hacks for retail

Live webinar: Salesforce leader shares top CX hacks for retail

Todd Enders, VP of product marketing for Salesforce Service Cloud, shares insight and tips to unlocking rewarding customer experiences that will drive sales and customer loyalty in a live one-hour event April 25.

Evolve or die: This is the state of retail

Evolve or die: This is the state of retail

The advent of digital has changed life as we know it, including the shopping experience. The state of retail is now evolve or die. The dogma of old school retail leadership is now a blueprint for what NOT to do.

Lowe's innovation leader talks mission, focus and strategy

Lowe's innovation leader talks mission, focus and strategy

Lowe's customer experience innovations is moving at the speed of light, advancing robotics, apps, AR and VR technologies to make home improvement shopping easier and more rewarding.

Factoring order fulfillment, returns into a peak season service strategy

Factoring order fulfillment, returns into a peak season service strategy

As painful as it might seem to jump back into the peak season mindset, fortune tends to favor the prepared, so getting a head start and developing your customer service strategy now can set your store up for success down the line.

ICX Summit: Neuroscience, millennials and measuring customer experience

ICX Summit: Neuroscience, millennials and measuring customer experience

The upcoming June ICX Summit boasts top leaders in customer experience speaking on a range of topics from CX strategy to measuring customer experience return-on-investment

Identifying the millennial 'tribes'

Identifying the millennial 'tribes'

Media outlets often make the mistake of stereotyping millennials either as lazy, entitled, antiestablishment types who can’t stop taking selfies, or as clever, socially conscious adults. Both stereotypes fail consider the full spectrum of the millennial demographic.

When will retailers wake up and smell the CLV?

When will retailers wake up and smell the CLV?

Peter Fader, professor of marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and co-founder of Zodiac, explains why a truly customer centric company is one that aligns iproducts and services around the wants and needs of its most valuable customers. In other words, it's about using customer lifetime value (CLV) metrics.

A look at trends taking over retail in 2017

A look at trends taking over retail in 2017

To keep up with shopper expectations, it's more important than ever for retailers to enhance and integrate the physical and digital. As we move further into 2017, the retail world will see a reversal of some previous trends and the emergence of others.

IoT proving valuable in driving customer experience, savings and operational efficiencies

IoT proving valuable in driving customer experience, savings and operational efficiencies

Retailers not using Internet of Things technology may soon want to investigate its potential given big opportunities to boost the customer experience and save big bucks.

The future of retail: Thinking small

The future of retail: Thinking small

Leading retailers are beginning to make sweeping changes to keep up with consumer demands. In the past six months retailers like Amazon, Target and Kroger have taken public and deliberate steps to "think small" by focusing on online shopping and opening smaller brick and mortar stores. This monumental shift is the future of retail.

How To: Improve digital product content to boost customer experience, sales

How To: Improve digital product content to boost customer experience, sales

Today's retailers are missing out on sales due to a poor digital product content strategy which not only results in a weak customer experience but puts a dent to the brand in most cases.

4 ways to retain infrequent retail customers

4 ways to retain infrequent retail customers

As most business owners know, the cost of acquiring a new customer is much higher than retaining a current buyer. It's why companies put a lot of effort into retention marketing. But what happens when those current customers are buying less frequently?

Kagan: Fixing your app to improve customer experience

Kagan: Fixing your app to improve customer experience

Bottom line, smartphone technology and apps are an incredible way to reach customers in new and creative ways. Use technology in new ways to give the customer what they want and that will improve customer retention. However, developing a great app is more complicated than many know.

Forget just selling products: Customer experience is king

Forget just selling products: Customer experience is king

In a world where anyone can whip up an e-commerce site and begin selling in a matter of hours, merely taking products to market just isn't good enough anymore. Consumers are surrounded with options, so retailers need to find better ways to turn those browsers into repeat customers.

Easing the pain of shipping: 5 tips to optimize shipping solutions

Easing the pain of shipping: 5 tips to optimize shipping solutions

For many customers, online shopping is exciting (or, at the very least, more enjoyable than leaving the house to visit a store). Actually, receiving the product is even more exciting. But that time in between the purchase and its arrival? Not so much.

Why a customer-centric retail model is key to beating digital competition

Why a customer-centric retail model is key to beating digital competition

Rental car companies can effectively respond to competition by adopting the successful strategies and best practices digital retailers use to engage customers by offering a richer, customizable and frictionless experience.

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