Kagan: How AI growth wave will transform retail

Kagan: How AI growth wave will transform retail

Jeff Kagan explains how artificial intelligence will transform the retail customer experience in the next few years and why retailers don't necessarily have to be a leader but must be a player.

Walmart Store No 8 incubator advances VR strategy

Walmart Store No 8 incubator advances VR strategy

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.

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 1-800-Flowers, eBay, Cosabella are hot for AI

Why 1-800-Flowers, eBay, Cosabella are hot for AI

Three successful and growing retailers share insight on why each is embracing artificial intelligence to drive the retail customer experience forward.

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.

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.

Wayfair advances AR strategy with mobile app 3D feature

Wayfair advances AR strategy with mobile app 3D feature

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.

Chatbot scores an 'A' in customer experience for online education retailer

Chatbot scores an 'A' in customer experience for online education retailer

The Nanorep chat technology is proving a win-win for Chegg, a student-first learning platform, when it comes to delivering on customer expectations and saving money.

Technologies poised to change the future of holiday shopping

Technologies poised to change the future of holiday shopping

Harriet Green, general manager for IBM Watson Internet of Things, customer engagement and education, explains how retailers must welcome an early adopter mentality. Retailers need to embrace innovations such as artificial intelligence and cloud to introduce new ways to differentiate their brand.

6 best practices for thriving in the 'post-human' customer service age

6 best practices for thriving in the 'post-human' customer service age

Anand Subramaniam, SVP worldwide marketing for eGain, offers up insight on how retailers can avoid frustrating potential customers and only only survive but thrive with self-service.

Webinar: How, why and where artificial intelligence is taking root in retail

Webinar: How, why and where artificial intelligence is taking root in retail

Tractica analyst Mark Beccue and Interactions Vice President of Marketing Jane Price offer valuable insight on how and why AI is no longer a buzzword, but being embraced as a retail customer experience technology.

1-800-Flowers.com delivers another AI shopping channel to meet gift givers wherever they're shopping

1-800-Flowers.com delivers another AI shopping channel to meet gift givers wherever they're shopping

The online florist and gift retailer is tapping artificial intelligence technologies, such as Google Assistant, to ensure it's always in quick reach of customers.

The time is now for AI in ecommerce

The time is now for AI in ecommerce

Eldar Sadikov, CEO and co-founder of Jetlore, shares why taking advantage of AI technology is the only way a brand will be able to differentiate itself and win in the hyper-competitive modern retail world.

How AI can connect customers to your brand

How AI can connect customers to your brand

Dr. Anil Kaul, CEO and co-founder of Absolutdata, writes that as AI becomes a part of daily living, brand leaders are realizing the potential the technology has to transform marketing. AI is poised,he believes, to upend traditional notions of buyer-seller dynamics.

Leveraging robotics in the retail customer experience quest

Leveraging robotics in the retail customer experience quest

Digital leaders from Behr, Subway, SoftBank and FordDirect share insight and opinion on where robotics fits into the customer experience and what promise the technology boasts.

Rolling out the robots: The next tech transformation

Rolling out the robots: The next tech transformation

The main benefit of robots is often described as automating repetitive tasks. Robots are perfectly suited to such tasks, they can check over and over without losing concentration, while remembering every single planogram, matching it to the shelf in fractions of seconds, and producing actionable reports.

Future of retail is robotic and not just in the supply chain

Future of retail is robotic and not just in the supply chain

While augmenting human labor in the supply chain with robots enables increased productivity, this advancement is rendered ineffective when the back office acts as an effective bottleneck. The next frontier of automation will be in white collar jobs, not warehouse stackers.

Chatbot success 101: Why a single customer view is a must

Chatbot success 101: Why a single customer view is a must

The need for retailers to have a single customer view to ensure a consistent positive experience, across all the channels via which they interact with shoppers, has only grown more critical as the number of channels and the volume of customer data generated has increased.

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