Evolving payments tech challenges merchants to keep pace with shoppers' expectations

Evolving payments tech challenges merchants to keep pace with shoppers' expectations

Retailers must be aware of what's changing in payments to better serve their customers. That was the overarching message to retailers from a group of executives on a panel at the recent Oracle Industry Connect in New York City.

Mobile scan-and-go shopping: Future of retail is on

Mobile scan-and-go shopping: Future of retail is on

Julian Wallis, retail director at Rambus, believes that retailers that invest in the right in-store digital initiatives will be able to separate themselves from the competition going forward.

Why retail cashierless checkout, a.k.a. Amazon Go, faces more than a few challenges ahead

Why retail cashierless checkout, a.k.a. Amazon Go, faces more than a few challenges ahead

While Amazon preps to expand Amazon Go, its cashierless retail shopping strategy, Berkeley Research Group leader Keith Jelinek offers insight on what's ahead with cashierless checkout and why consumer response is a key part of potential success.

Mall of America embracing chatbot to boost retail customer experience

Mall of America embracing chatbot to boost retail customer experience

The Mall of America's limited chatbot experience led to a more robust deployment this past holiday season and is part of the mall's overall digital technology strategy.

Mobile payment: Redefining the customer experience for unattended retail

Mobile payment: Redefining the customer experience for unattended retail

One of the best-attended educational sessions at the recent National Automatic Merchandising Association show in Las Vegas focused on how payment technology innovations — namely mobile payments — are impacting customer expectations.

Lowe's debuts 'view in your space' AR experience

Lowe's debuts 'view in your space' AR experience

The latest AR mobile app experience lets customers view items in a home or yard space during the shopping journey.

Lowe's, Poshmark are improving customer experience via digital innovation

Lowe's, Poshmark are improving customer experience via digital innovation

Retailers that engage customers using today's highly sophisticated digital and mobile tools are finding that these initiatives deliver greater customer satisfaction, loyalty and sales.

Google expands retail shopping program with a universal cart, personalization focus

Google expands retail shopping program with a universal cart, personalization focus

Industry watchers say the retail service effort is a direct shot at Amazon and its dominance as the destination in consumer product search and discovery.

Amazon happy with customer response to Go store but guarded about future plans

Amazon happy with customer response to Go store but guarded about future plans

While encouraged by customer response Amazon isn't ready to announce much about its plans for its innovative cashierless store. The company is making sure the technology, which utilizes machine learning and computer vision to eliminate the need for cashiers, continues to function seamlessly.

Talking With: InfoVista's Ricardo Belmar on retail customer experience trends, tech in play

Talking With: InfoVista's Ricardo Belmar on retail customer experience trends, tech in play

Ricardo Belmar, senior director, worldwide enterprise product marketing at InfoVista, has been entrenched in the world of networks, technology and retail customer experience for decades. Retail Customer Experience caught up with him at the recent NRF ‘Big Show’ to get his perspective on what’s ahead.

Neiman Marcus, Visa talk strategy for mobile commerce, mobile payments

Neiman Marcus, Visa talk strategy for mobile commerce, mobile payments

Karen Katz, president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Group, and Visa CEO Alfred Kelly shared insight, expectations and strategy during a panel talk at the NRF Big Show in January on boosting the retail mobile commerce customer experience. Katz has since retired from her role.

Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair is hot for mobile as it's allowing the retail home furnishing seller to drive an enhanced customer experience that is proving rewarding for the bottom line. Fast casual Panera is also benefiting from the mobile tech evolution and new digital tools are paying for themselves in terms of sales growth.

CES serves up a gold mine of self-serve retail innovation

CES serves up a gold mine of self-serve retail innovation

Many of the exhibits in the High Tech Retailing Marketplace and elsewhere on the CES show floor featured self-service technology designed to enable retailers and brands to integrate their physical and digital offerings.

Why the mobile e-commerce experience needs to improve

Why the mobile e-commerce experience needs to improve

Scott Voigt, co-founder and CEO of FullStory, examines the state of mobile e-commerce and the challenges still in play when it comes to delivering a robust customer experience.

Amazon Go disrupts, re-invents, elevates the customer experience

Amazon Go disrupts, re-invents, elevates the customer experience

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.

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart CEO/President Doug McMillon says the top brick-and-mortar retailer can't afford to get comfortable as it has a lot of work to do and remains committed to founder Sam Walton's vision and philosophy when it comes to the customer experience.

Barriers to enterprise mPOS: What's holding retailers back?

Barriers to enterprise mPOS: What's holding retailers back?

Ben Wagner, director of product, solutions at Ingenico Group/North America, explains why there is tremendous potential when it comes to the mobile point of sale but there are some barriers that need to be knocked down.

Why Amazon may lose its influencer title in 2018

Why Amazon may lose its influencer title in 2018

While the ecommerce retailer won top shopping destination this past holiday season, and dozens of headlines related its innovations, Amazon is not immune to fail as industry watchers see more than a few weak spots in its influencer armor.

Industry experts offer up 2018 predictions on retail customer experience

Industry experts offer up 2018 predictions on retail customer experience

With the close of 2017, a year which brought big news in retail customer experience strategy, technology and trends, Retail Customer Experience shares a hefty list of industry watcher expectations for the new year.

2017 retail influencer: Amazon

2017 retail influencer: Amazon

Customer experience is the dominant strategy in retail, and Amazon dominated in 2017 by innovating on everything from supply chain to faster delivery to expanding its reach via traditional brands to paving new roads in consumer purchase.

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