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.

Kagan: Every retailer success depends on golden rule

Kagan: Every retailer success depends on golden rule

Jeff Kagan talks the golden rule in retail success: personal service. Yet, most companies don't train workers to treat the customers well.

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.

Wayfair advances AR strategy with mobile app 3D feature

Wayfair advances AR strategy with mobile app 3D feature

The furniture and décor retailer is making online shopping easier and more satisfying for consumers wanting to know how a product will look at home before they take the purchase plunge.

Optimizing shopping cart conversions across the ecommerce customer journey

Optimizing shopping cart conversions across the ecommerce customer journey

Omar Akilah, vice president of products at GrandCanals, explains how each step of the brick and mortar customer journey has a corresponding digital equivalent. And each of these represents a chance to either disgust or delight customers.

Walmart digital signage delivers broken content

Walmart digital signage delivers broken content

Digital Signage Today Editor Bradley Cooper encounters a Walmart shelf-edge display that failed to get its message across. Instead of a heartwarming holiday video, it delivered a buffering, stuttering mess.

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.

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