How Carnival Cruise is taking customer experience to the next level

How Carnival Cruise is taking customer experience to the next level

John Padgett, Carnival Cruise chief experience and innovation officer, outlined the company’s digital and guest-centric strategy in a keynote at the recent ICX Summit conference.

An inside look at Taco Bell’s digital transformation to deliver an enhanced customer experience

An inside look at Taco Bell’s digital transformation to deliver an enhanced customer experience

Rafik Hanna, senior director of Taco Bell’s All Access, shared insight on how the QSR is transforming to drive a best-in-class customer experience and why technology is always at the forefront in a keynote address at the recent ICX Summit

Discover how Michael Kors, Bonobos are tapping iPad, retail apps to drive sales

Discover how Michael Kors, Bonobos are tapping iPad, retail apps to drive sales

Retailers are boosting sales, and the customer experience, by putting innovative mobile device technology into the hands of store associates. Learn more by watching and listening to a webinar sponsored by CompuCom and hosted by Tulip Retail.

Why the 'endless aisle' works for the customer and the retailer

Why the 'endless aisle' works for the customer and the retailer

Consumers want more products and fast access to products. Retailers want to sell as much product as possible. An endless aisle strategy can deliver on both but retailers need to ensure the customer experience is well thought out, according to experts.

How payments innovation is hindering the customer experience

How payments innovation is hindering the customer experience

New technology and innovation is changing the way consumers want to pay, but the increasingly rapid pace of change also creates challenges and vulnerabilities for self-service equipment providers.

3 ways to boost the mobile e-commerce experience

3 ways to boost the mobile e-commerce experience

Scott Voigt, FullStory founder and CEO, explains that while desktop may still be the dominant retail channel, mobile is shifting from a research device to a purchasing tool.

How Target is embracing the human touch to beat the competition

How Target is embracing the human touch to beat the competition

Instead of resisting change when new competitors such as e-commerce retailers and on-demand delivery services came into the market, Target is investing in its digital infrastructure to meet the needs of changing shopping habits.

Mobile pay, AI, biometrics bringing new muscle to automatic merchandising

Mobile pay, AI, biometrics bringing new muscle to automatic merchandising

The National Automatic Merchandising Association trade show floor featured POS equipment tailored to a consumer who is comfortable with mobile payment, and other technologies such as advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence, robotics, biometric identity verification and digital signage.

Mobile wallets: What's stopping retail consumers from jumping on the bandwagon

Mobile wallets: What's stopping retail consumers from jumping on the bandwagon

A TSYS study reveals mobile wallet users intend to use mobile payments more at brick-and-mortar retailers. But intent and actual use could vary based on a number of factors such as a smooth experience and security concerns.

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.

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