Georg Richter, founder and CEO of OceanX, explains why direct-to-consumer subscription businesses must focus efforts and investments on improving customer service and offers up some valuable steps to take.
Arnab Mitra, marketing manager at SailPlay, explains why the value of a customer loyalty program is not just about acquiring and retaining customers. It's also key to the customer experience.
Church's Chicken offers up a unique feature in its mobile app: a curated music playlist.
Sara Sugar, a contributor to ShopKeep, explains why Internet of Things technology is something every retailer should be considering. While solutions vary drastically when it comes to technology and price there are many options to choose from.
Do consumers see the value in every self-checkout option available to them from different restaurants and retailers?
Ed Burek, director of solutions marketing, SiteSpect, explains that while retailers are not blind or lost and know what customers want many can’t find the right solution to provide that experience. The answer, he believes, lies in their approach to customer experience.
As retailers and restaurants consider whether to deploy new consumer offerings such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives must consider whether such efforts help them acquire more customers to get them into storefronts more often while coaxing them to spend more money.
Chip Bell discusses how, in an era where waste reduction and expense control are bread and butter, retailers can cost justify encounters that are, by definition, extravagant. While a steady diet of "vacation cereal" can lead to an unhealthy bottom line there are ways to make it work.
Avoiding a sticky customer experience: Webinar explains why retailers must pay attention to product labels
Sometimes it's the simplest things that can prompt a consumer to jump from one retailer or brand to another. One example is the annoying, frustrating product label experience.
Erika Jolly Brookes, CMO at Springbot, maps out the steps an online retailer should take to capture the committed and uncommitted online shopper for back-to-school shopping.
ICX Association Managing Director Christopher Hall provides scope on the traditional approaches and tactics of retail that continue to march toward commoditization and why it's time to have to look beyond brand and product stories to define shopping motivations.
Aimee Becker, VP of strategic services for Daymon, talks about the retail climate and the fact that not all the news is bad. What many may be surprised to learn is that leveraging brand power is making the difference for retailers and brands getting it right.
Sethuraman Janardhanan, practice head and client partner, big data analytics, at Happiest Minds Technologies, explores the multiple synergies that have made the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition the most notable one in retail and one which holds power to redefine many existing models.
Dan Chester, VP and retail practice leader at ForeSee, explains why it's more important than ever for retailers to improve conversion metrics.
Velocity Worldwide CEO Enda McShane explains why retailers must be conscious of the need to have actionable insights into who customers are, why they shop, and how best to connect with them. The failure to fully understand their own consumers, he says, leads marketers to lose valuable business and potential purchases.
Chris Petersen explains how and why raditional retail has transformed from product-centric to people-based.
Consumers crave human interaction and the store associate represents a retailer's front line in delivering a rewarding and compelling customer experience. Yet retailers aren't giving the role needed attention and support, and that's not a good thing in today's competitive retail environment.
As long as Amazon lets users continue to shop as they are used to, and adds a new way of thinking to the mix, Jeff Kagan believes the Whole Foods experiment could be successful.
Eldar Sadikov, CEO and co-founder of Jetlore, shares why taking advantage of AI technology is the only way a brand will be able to differentiate itself and win in the hyper-competitive modern retail world.
Unlike customer-facing mobile apps and websites, in-store associates and managers have insider knowledge and the ability to use in-store tools to their advantage, according to Logan Rodriguez, director of retail at Square Root. Consumers, he writes, still look to brick and mortar for added personal touch.