The furniture and décor retailer is making online shopping easier and more satisfying for consumers wanting to know how a product will look at home before they take the purchase plunge.
Erratic support from U.S. retailers for in-store, proximity-based mobile payments likely contributed to low use among consumers as the holiday shopping season sprang to life on Black Friday.
Jeff Scott, CEO of Infinite Peripherals, shares insight on how retail point-of-sale technology can improve both the shopper's experience and the retailer's bottom line.
Verifone North America President Joe Mach shares insight on what retailers are doing, the big trends in play with customer experience and how consumers are spurring trends and retail customer experience strategies.
Premier gourmet food and gift retailer debuts updated brand look, feel and tone, from its website to its catalogs and across social media. It's all focused on elevating the retail gift-giving customer experience.
Souheil Badran, president of Alipay North America, spoke Sunday at the annual Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas to give attendees the current bird's-eye view of Alipay's operations outside of China.
The luxury retailer is finding Theatro's content delivery management platform is not only delivering an enhanced customer experience, but boosting store associate and in-store communication experiences as well.
Chip Bell explains how products involved in an impulse buy usually have some "eye catching" feature and are smartly positioned where a roving eye cannot miss. Yet impulse service is not about easy as much as it is about emotional comfort.
City Furniture CIO/CFO Steve Wilder shares insight, lessons learned and return-on-investment from the Florida retailer's strategy to boost customer experience via a partnership with IBM and Ingenico Group. The strategy led to a mobile and nimble sales and transaction process across its 27 showrooms.
Jeff Kagan offers up his view on retail winners and losers and what the changing customer expectations are starting to demand from retail stores.
Do consumers see the value in every self-checkout option available to them from different restaurants and retailers?
ICX panel: Internet of Things offers new capabilities, but new technology requires preparation and commitment to change
Companies need to utilize new technology to remain competitive, but they must be aware of all the changes that a new technology will bring to their operation for the technology to succeed.
Today's retail space is evolving rapidly, driven by changing customer demand and increasing competition. While technology should be the enabler of this shift, very often it is one of the elements holding organizations back — particularly where they have tens to thousands of branches, such as in the convenience store market.
A lineup of kiosk experts will share their insights at the ICX Summit June 5-7, offering a bird's eye view of what's in store for interactive customer engagement.
City Furniture is reaping big rewards on three customized iOS apps developed by the retailer, IBM and Apple. The apps and IBM MobileFirst solution is spurring sales, driving efficiency and fostering deeper customer engagement.
Recognizing merchants have encountered difficulty integrating EMV compliant payment equipment, credit card issuers have postponed chargebacks for fraudulent purchases on non-compliant equipment. Compliance, however, will benefit all parties by reducing credit card fraud.
Amazon’s new bookstores partly leans on mobile technology, but could use some improvements with something like beacons.
With the inherent convenience of ordering favorite specialty items online, come new demands from consumers, namely: the expectation of finding their favorite brands in the app store. The more consumers turn to their smartphones for buying convenience, the more competition arises for brands looking to cash in on the gold rush.
Understanding the consumer is just one part of the equation for Crate & Barrel. The key, as a top leader explained, is knowing what a consumer is looking for, helping them find it easy and quick, and driving the purchase forward.
Stop me if you;ve heard this one before: You're more likely to go back home to retrieve your smartphone than the wallet you left behind.