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.

Understanding the why and how of the analytics plan

Understanding the why and how of the analytics plan

Tom Schoen, president and CEO, BTM Global, explains how there is often a gap between what a retailer wants to know and what's truly important to operations and why analytics is critical to eliminating that gap.

Live Webinar: Why it's time to tap mobile to boost frontline execution

Live Webinar: Why it's time to tap mobile to boost frontline execution

Mobile is key when it comes to frontline employee performance whether it's retail, foodservice or hospitality. Find out why global brands are embracing the mobile device and how to hurdle challenges from Compass Group in this Nudge Rewards webinar on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. EST.

Delivering great customer service with a minimal customer support team

Delivering great customer service with a minimal customer support team

Scott Voigt, co-founder and CEO, FullStory, offers up best practices to keep customer support quality high and costs low while delivering a great customer experience.

Rent-A-Center's 'Inner Circle' is about meeting customer needs and much more

Rent-A-Center's 'Inner Circle' is about meeting customer needs and much more

A mobile-first community and customer insight platform is not only booting customer engagement and interaction for the home furnishings retailer, but spurring faster and better product and services decision making.

Why personalization is key for retail customer experiences

Why personalization is key for retail customer experiences

Jim Dicso, CEO of SundaySky, explores how retailers can personalize engagement in an entertaining, valuable and non-creepy way and create superior customer experiences.

Kagan: Will Walmart win with Jet.com private label?

Kagan: Will Walmart win with Jet.com private label?

Jeff Kagan wants Walmart and Walmart.com to be successful, but he believes the level of success will come from respect for the customer. The big question is this: Are they up to the task?

Neiman Marcus reaps customer experience, associate rewards via communication platform

Neiman Marcus reaps customer experience, associate rewards via communication platform

The luxury retailer is finding Theatro's content delivery management platform is not only delivering an enhanced customer experience, but boosting store associate and in-store communication experiences as well.

Creating touchpoints to connect with consumers

Creating touchpoints to connect with consumers

Alexander Shporer, project manager at starrdesign, explains why retailers need to create a distinct shopping experience where guests can see, touch and connect with products.

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