The Retail Customer Evolution

For those who think online and mobile shopping are leading to the demise of physical retail stores, think again. 75% of purchases are still being made in-store.

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Infographic: BLE vs. NFC

This infographic compares the key similarities and differences between Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and Near Field Communications (NFC) in how they are used to enhance the customer experience.

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Traditional Merchandising in the Age of Self-Service

With retailers becoming increasingly dependent on self-service in their stores, traditional merchandising is as important as ever. Merchandising displays are a critical component of giving consumers the information they need to make a buying decision.

Type: Guide

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How brick-and-mortar retailers can benefit from shoppers' e-commerce habits

Growth in e-commerce does not mean the death of bricks-and-mortar retail. Yet, that doesn't mean brick-and-mortar retailers can ignore the impact of e-commerce on the way consumers shop.

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.

Reimagining the power of your brand

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.

How Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will disrupt the retail landscape

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.

Solving the mystery of the non-buying consumer

Dan Chester, VP and retail practice leader at ForeSee, explains why it's more important than ever for retailers to improve conversion metrics.

As back-to-school looms: What retailers need to know to be ready year-round

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: Forget the 4Ps … 4Cs are not enough … the new 4Es of retail

Chris Petersen explains how and why raditional retail has transformed from product-centric to people-based.

The time is now for AI in ecommerce

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.

3 key strategies for driving loyalty enrollment

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.

The human touch: Why mobile can't replace in-store associates

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.

Automation will produce a brick-and-mortar retailing renaissance…if labor is deployed creatively

At present, the future of brick-and-mortar retailers looks bleak; however book author John Pugliano believes the technological forces that have favored online retailing are about to shift the advantage back to the local storefront.

To compete with Amazon, retailers must focus on mobile experience

The beverage alcohol industry in particular might fall victim to Amazon's takeover of Whole Foods.

Why you need to put yourself in your customers’ shoes…or pants…or jackets

Denise DeSisto, VP, marketing automation and product innovation at Customer Portfolios, says every retailer's goal must be to keep customers at the center of a brand's marketing strategy. It means providing an experience boasting relevant content, product recommendations and targeted offers at the appropriate time throughout the consumer lifecycle.

How to clean your dirty data and why quantity isn't a substitute for quality

Gil Larsen, VP, Americas at Blis, explains why in the geolocation business, accuracy is paramount. As he shares, it's all too easy to fuel an otherwise perfect campaign with dirty data, rendering it null and void, or pinpoint an individual to within five meters of their location, only to find you targeted the wrong person.

Neiman Marcus, HMSHost, b8ta talk designing the retail digital store

Digital chiefs from legacy and new brands share insight, advice, tips and strategy when it comes to designing the store with digital in mind.

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Products strewn across shelves aren't appealing to customers, no matter how great those products are. Careful design of where products go, how they interface with the rest of the environment and their relationships with other products are all important aspects of building a great in-store experience for shoppers.

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