EV Charging Stations Offers Digital Signage Opportunities

The sale of electric vehicles is expected to skyrocket over the next 15 years. The charging network required to keep those vehicles running will be a perfect match for digital signage.

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Sponsor: media mea LLC




The Digital Store Platform: Better data for survival in a customer-centric world

As your business grows you, too, may be looking for ways to enhance the customer experiences you provide. Proven methods include solutions that enable you to reliably provide order fulfillment, to create an engaging loyalty program, and to offer relevant promotions.

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Sponsor: CitiXsys




5 Best Practices for Turning Your Website into a Content Marketing Machine

Does your website leverage the best in content marketing practices to ensure potential clients look to you for solutions? 51 percent of B2B buyers rely more on content to research and make purchasing decisions than they did a year ago.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Networld Press


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2016 in review: Top retail customer experience stories

The year 2016 was one of technology, big changes and big steps by retailers aiming to boost and hone the customer experience. Here's a look back at the big news and advancements.

Digital gift cards proving popular with shoppers this holiday season

A First Data study reveals e-gift card usage is on the climb, driven by those ages 18 to 34. The biggest card buyers are those ages 35 to 54. The main reason is convenience.

The changing face of merchandising and what retailers need to do to succeed

The changing face of retail merchandising requires retailers to go beyond tried and tested tactics.

3 tips to engage retail customers as they wait

Waiting time in the retail world is almost inevitable. However, it's also an opportunity for businesses to engage and connect with their audience through tools such as digital signage.

5 rules for a retail town square: What Apple, Whole Foods Can Teach Us

Here's a potential formula for retail of the future: One Apple squared equals a community experience minus the traditional sales space.

Consider a 'beyond digital' approach to power omnichannel experience

A successfully digitally transformed organization delivers superior digital experience around products and services. That, in turn, creates value and stickiness, transforms technology and operations, and utilizes internal digital and information assets as platforms.

Black Friday: Gimmick, gone or more relevant than ever?

Is Black Friday relevant, needed, necessary, or even a valuable marketing opportunity, or has it become a gimmick in the retailer's quest to grab consumers' attention earlier than ever?

Why egift rewards during holiday season are a win-win

Retailers and consumers are leveraging egift rewards for holiday promotions and passing on checks.

How to: Crafting a compelling POS display, avoiding big minefields

Crafting innovative POS displays requires creativity, a change of strategy and a different mindset, as well as avoiding common pitfalls and misstep

Pizza Hut digital leader Baron Concors talks mobile strategy, best practices

Baron Concors, Pizza Hut global chief digital officer, said the “focus on mobile is a focus on customer,” and that retailers must turn their mindset to becoming students of human behavior.

Store display 101: Tips, best practices, do’s and don’ts

The retail sector has come a long way from the days of the cheesy cardboard cutout display standing near a pile of products or welcoming customers to a new store selection.

Creating a 'phygital experience': Experts offer insight, tips and strategy advice

When it comes to technology one steadfast trend is the arrival of new buzzwords and phrases and this year it seems the term ‘phygital’ is the big word when it comes to retail customer experience.

SXSW Spotlight: The conflict between digital democratization and luxury brands

What's the definition of luxury? That's one of the questions brands are facing as the evolving digital landscape shifts yet again.

Talking With: Cisco Retail CTO Shaun Kirby on digital disruption

Retail Customer Experience talks with Cisco Retail CTO Shaun Kirby to get deeper insight on the digital disruption taking place in the retail segment and how technology will play a valuable role for creating highly relevant customer recommendations.

What Dollar Shave Club knows: Getting an edge on utility

The Dollar Shave Club is one sharp example of how manufacturing supply chains are being disrupted. Yet its approach to winning market share is disarmingly simple. Other staple consumer goods, from pet food to diapers, could do the same. Some already are.

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In today's retail world, merchandising must be more intelligent and deliberate than ever before. Digital merchandising tools allow retailers and brands to influence every touchpoint the product has with the consumer, from in-store to online to mobile.

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