Amazon's supermarket, which boasts a cashier-less checkout, is open to the masses after a year in beta with Seattle-based company employees. Industry pundits, not surprisingly, have a lot to say about the public launch.
Michael Lazzaro, vice president of Clover Growth, First Data, offers up tips for small retailers to get a jump on next year's holiday season. It's not too early.
The retailer officially becomes the latest to add an in-store, mobile-payment feature to its app in a move that also combines its digital coupon program into a single scan at checkout.
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.
Andrew Fegley, president of Remarketable, outlines innovative ways to keep driving revenue this holiday retail season through next-generation remarketing.
Footwear and apparel retailer deploys a dedicated mobile app and a commerce platform to enhance the smartphone user's shopping experience.
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.
Narina Sippy, CMO of Stellar Loyalty, offers up insight on how to design a loyalty program that actually makes customers more loyal, spend more per visit, and increases their frequency.
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.
Evan Magliocca, brand marketing manager at Baesman Insights & Marketing, explains why the in-store experience must be new, exciting and something nothing ever imagined in which product is secondary, but emotion, enjoyment, and exhilaration are integrated with brand culture and image.
Networld Media Group honored seven innovators in banking and mobile technologies at a dinner and awards gala Sept. 19 in conjunction with the Bank Customer Experience Summit.
David Boone, EVP, U.S. card partnerships and shared services at TD Bank, offers insight on why it's a good time for retailers to invest in the long-term health of their businesses.
Bob Feher, an expert in analyst relations and market intelligence at NCR Corp., provides insight on why retailers which are striving to keep up with millennial consumer demands may actually be alienating other customers.
Chris Petersen offers insight on why the tremendous potential growth for subscription-based purchases is literally sucking the life and traffic out of bricks and mortar stores.
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.
Chris Petersen believes true innovation demands a willingness to take the risks to fail faster. Companies that don't embrace failure as a part of innovation risk becoming irrelevant with fewer options to survive.
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.
Jeff Sopko, president of Baesman Insights & Marketing, offers tips and insight on how retailers can hurdle the many barriers to entry for loyalty programs. As he shares, it all starts with the sign-up process.
Every retailer and restaurant is going mobile or has gone mobile but a successful strategy to meld it with the physical customer experience takes work. Lots of work.