2016 Retail Customer Experience Top 100

Retail Customer Experience’s 2016 Top 100 report, which highlights top online, brick-and-mortar and omnichannel players, offers compelling insight on retailers’ strategies in providing a robust and rewarding customer experience.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: Confirmit




2015 Retail Customer Experience Top 100

Consumers weigh in on the top brands in four categories, including overall customer experience.

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2012 Online and Mobile Holiday Shopping Trends [infographic]

We've gathered a wealth of data relative to the 2012 holiday retailing season, specifically as it pertains to online and mobile behaviors, and you'll find that data in this infographic.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: RetailCustomerExperience


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5 key distributor opportunities in an omnichannel world

For today's consumers, omnichannel is their "new normal." They now shop and purchase anytime and everywhere. What this means for traditional retailers is that they must become more flexible and "seamless."

Amazon's Treasure Truck banking on retail consumer whimsy

While the New York Times describes Amazon's Treasure Truck as another of Amazon's "puzzling retail experiments," it can be viewed as Amazon's continuing effort to refresh retail by trying innovative approaches.

Kohl’s CTO on personalizing customer experience and how data plays a big role

When it comes to creating a ‘MEaningful’ customer experience, Kohl's is relying big time on data to understand customer behavior and craft a personalized experience.

Target’s digital chief: We’re not technology slackers any longer

If there is one message Target's EVP, CIO and Chief Digital Officer, Mike McNamara, wants heard loud and clear, it's this: Target is no longer a laggard when it comes to digital technology.

UX university: 4 retailers getting the user experience right

Customer loyalty requires more than offering a customer a free coffee every time they buy 10. There’s no middle ground any longer as user experience is key for retailers wanting to win the battle.

2016 in review: Top retail customer experience stories

The year 2016 was one of technology, big changes and big steps by retailers aiming to boost and hone the customer experience. Here's a look back at the big news and advancements.

Retailers striving to beat Amazon must perfect the customer experience

To avoid losing more market share to Amazon, competing e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers must perfect the customer experience from the moment a shopper comes through the door to when they leave with their purchase.

Online assortments: Long-tail, curated or castrated?

Declaring you are omnichannel is the easy part. Achieving profitability will require balancing the tradeoffs of long-tail assortments vs. the ability to deliver a quality experience integrating the virtual and physical shelf.

Jewelry etailer reaping big rewards with price negotiation tool

Consumers love a bargain and, as one online jewelry retailer is learning, consumers love to negotiate on price.

Branded mobile pay bodes big promise for retailers

Check out a webinar presentation featuring an IBM expert that offers up terrific insight and knowledge regarding the branded mobile payment solution now available to retailers.

5 rules for a retail town square: What Apple, Whole Foods Can Teach Us

Here's a potential formula for retail of the future: One Apple squared equals a community experience minus the traditional sales space.

Black Friday: Gimmick, gone or more relevant than ever?

Is Black Friday relevant, needed, necessary, or even a valuable marketing opportunity, or has it become a gimmick in the retailer's quest to grab consumers' attention earlier than ever?

Cyber weekend: A global opportunity for retailers

Cyber weekend – this year spanning Thursday, Nov. 24 to Monday, Nov. 28 – has clearly now become a global opportunity for online retailers.

7 critical questions traditional retailer metrics can't answer

Traditional metrics of sales and share are not enough for omnichannel.

Cognitive computing: IBM's 'secret weapon' in transforming experience

Retailers already know they must embrace cognitive computing to better engage with shoppers, differentiate their offerings and adopt a culture of innovation. Cognitive computing systems are becoming the secret weapon helping companies transform consumers' shopping experience.

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The Internet boom changed the way people shop, and today it is rare to find a retailer that does not have an online presence of some sort. But online sales are very different from real-world sales — and making sure the experience is consistent with in-store is crucial.

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