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.
Walmart is fulfilling a big part of its one-year-old technology incubation strategy by buying a virtual reality startup. As a leader notes, it's just the start of what Walmart hopes to accomplish with emerging technologies at its Store No 8.
Consumer fashion rental company is pumping up its retail customer experience with the help of Aila Technologies.
Matt Sebek, vice president of digital, World Wide Technology Asynchrony Labs, pinpoints the big trends coming into play for customer experience from NRF's Big Show held in January.
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.
CVS Health Executive VP and President Helena Foulkes shares insight on the retailer's multi-pronged strategy to boost the customer experience and meet every need of a family's chief medical officer.
Lauren Drexler, client director, Elict, maps out three (fixable) hot spots where issues often surface and bleed into a negative experience for customers.
While five company founders sell everything from beauty products and pizza to retail items and ice cream, they share similar goals when it comes to delivering the next-generation retail 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.
Michael Jaszczyk, CEO at GK Software USA, explains that there is a silver lining for savvy retailers who have made the substantial investment in enterprisewide point of sale hardware updates: access to better software.
The self-described, 165-year-old fashion icon is way beyond just selling jeans these days.
Jaime Bettencourt, senior vice president of business development and account management at Mood Media, explains why she sees 2018 as a wild ride ahead for the retailer and the customer experience.
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.
A CES panel explored the challenges of payments technology, including the friction with online payments, glitches in online payment systems, the lack of retail locations that accept mobile payments and problems specific to cross-border payments.
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.
Chris Robinson, CEO at Yonder Digital Group, offers up insight on new research that reveals online-only retailers still have a way to go when it comes to making themselves available.
Jeff Anulewicz, executive strategy director at MXM, explains how retailers, both online and offline, need to crack Amazon's dominance of the retail landscape.
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.
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.
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.