Web Push Is A Channel For Improving the Customer Experience

Zaius

Web push is still a relatively new channel, and unfortunately most marketers today are giving it a bad rap. When customers are looking at specific products but may need more information. When customers are at checkout and want information on the status of their order.

Better customer experience means targeting people, not buyers

GetElastic

The success of industry disruptors such as Airbnb, Amazon and Tesla can be attributed to many factors, but these companies all have one thing in common — a focus on creating an exceptional customer experience, rather than just selling a product.

Amidst Customer Experience Obsession, Don’t Overlook Importance Of Analytics

Retail TouchPoints

By Paul Millette, Carousel Industries For arguably anyone in retail, the conversation of “delivering the ultimate customer experience” is as prolific as discussions about inventory management, supply chain operations and P&L statements.

Better customer experience means targeting people, not buyers

GetElastic

The success of industry disruptors such as Airbnb, Amazon and Tesla can be attributed to many factors, but these companies all have one thing in common — a focus on creating an exceptional customer experience, rather than just selling a product. Interact with customers on their terms.

Frictionless Commerce – the future of customer experience is seamless

GetElastic

As we close out 2018, there’s a lot of new experiences (like checkout-free stores), surprising acquisitions (like the Amazon/Whole Foods merger) and more to reflect on and leverage for the year ahead. Every year brands raise the bar for improved commerce experiences.

How to stop wasting resources to improve the customer experience

GetElastic

Are you wasting valuable resources trying to improve customer experience? They see customer experience as isolated touchpoints: physical stores, mobile apps, web store, social media. Customers are looking for new and better experiences.

How the Customer Experience is Powering the Fastest Growing Brands

Kissmetrics

Stitch Labs is a purpose-built inventory management software to help brands improve customer experience and scale efficiency. When we talk about the future of retail, industry news is abuzz with the idea of brands creating experiences for their customers.

Nordstrom’s Acquisitions Show Personalization Will Continue To Be Critical For A Winning Customer Experience

Retail TouchPoints

By Tom O’Keefe, 4-Tell Nordstrom has long been synonymous with the words ‘Customer Experience.’ Blending Online And Offline Nordstrom’s acquisitions further support the importance of omnichannel experiences.

To Get Ahead with Customer Experience You Need Headless Commerce

GetElastic

Is your single-stack ecommerce platform limiting your customer experience and your company’s ability to innovate? This creates siloed solutions for mobile, web and other channels, resulting in communication challenges with each other. Impact on customer experience.

To Get Ahead with Customer Experience You Need Headless Commerce

GetElastic

Is your single-stack ecommerce platform limiting your customer experience and your company’s ability to innovate? This creates siloed solutions for mobile, web and other channels, resulting in communication challenges with each other. Impact on customer experience.

Get Ready To Activate Marketing Campaigns With Mobile Wallets

Forrester eCommerce

In February 2015, Forrester predicted that the future of mobile wallets existed beyond mere payments. We argued that within five years, mobile wallets would become marketing platforms in their own right — a new channel where marketers mixed their offline and online marketing efforts.

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Retail Customer Experience: The Key to Success

OrderDynamics

Retail Customer Experience: The Key to Success. I have participated in many vendor presentations and retailer discussions where the phrase “customer experience” has been used. Everyone agrees that a positive customer experience is a necessity for retail “winners”.

How E-Commerce Can Become Carriers’ ‘Secret Weapon’ to Unified Customer Experiences

GetElastic

Against the technical backdrop of increasing expectations for always-on internet and mobile services, many carriers are struggling on the frontend with customer experience. Fragmented Customer Experiences. It is not just customers who get frustrated.

Digital commerce is playing a pivotal role in customer experience strategies.

GetElastic

Digital commerce is playing a pivotal role in customer experience strategies. The world’s leading research firm, Gartner, recognized that digital commerce is a key way to acquire customers, develop relationships, drive revenue and reduce costs.

Embracing mobile commerce: 6 ways to optimize

GetElastic

It’s projected that by 2021, mobile will account for 54% of total ecommerce sales. Mobile commerce has enhanced the shopping experience for consumers worldwide by making online transactions quick, convenient and smooth. Why optimize for mobile commerce?

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Top 4 Reasons Why Headless Commerce is Better for Customer Experience

GetElastic

Leading brands find that a headless commerce solution enables them to rapidly provide innovative customer experiences. Make user experiences consistent. Personalize the customer experience. Marketing can rapidly onboard new channels and touchpoints.

Personalization vs. Consistency in the Retail Customer Experience

Retalon

The growth of online and mobile shopping spheres has created more opportunities to connect with shoppers, but introduced new challenges where personalization and consistency are concerned. Personalizing the customer experience is beneficial for the customer in several ways.

A very mobile Christmas?

Steve Dennis

It’s no secret that mobile is becoming increasingly important in consumers’ shopping journeys. And of course when we say “digital,” often we mean mobile. In fact, for many retailers, mobile is becoming the front door to the store.

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People Matter; Marketing Channels Don’t

Zaius

What matters more to your B2C business — a new customer buying your product or the new marketing channel that brought in the new customer? The marketing channel is only important because it brought in that new customer. Your customer always will be your number one concern, and you should focus on his or her needs first and foremost. Instead, you need to shift your focus from “which channel should we optimize next?”

The Importance Of Adopting An Enterprise Mobile Lifestyle Strategy

Retail TouchPoints

But it’s time we all stopped thinking of mobile as a set of apps that support a mobile strategy, and instead focused on adopting an Enterprise Mobile Lifestyle Strategy. What do we mean by a Mobile Lifestyle Strategy? experience products, brands and services differently.

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Wealth Management Firms: You Need Videos On Your Websites And Apps

Forrester eCommerce

When digital channels such as websites arrived, they were designed in large part as “pieces of paper” delivered on a computer screen (thus, the still-widely-used term “web page”).

Multi-Channel Retailing and the Buyer’s Journey: Opportunities and Challenges

BigCommerce

Most online sellers begin their journey from one sales channel, setting up shop through a website or marketplace. Multi-channel retailing is the practice of selling merchandise on more than one sales channel. Channel loyalty has become a thing of the past.

Even Your Shopping Cart isn’t Sacred

Bryan Eisenberg

Once a regular basket got too heavy, customers headed straight for the check-out line. Or are we mindlessly applying “best practices” instead of doing the hard work of designing customer-centric shopping experiences? Another Industry Rethinks the Customer Experience.

How Omni-Channel is Transforming Showrooming

OrderDynamics

How Omni-Channel is Transforming Showrooming. A classic tale of customers in store, interacting with products, and speaking to employees. The cruel and twisted ending was that the customer would not purchase the product at the store. Mobile Purchases.

6 Mobile Ecommerce Trends to Drive Sales

SellBrite

The main challenge for any ecommerce business is standing-out and reaching customers, which can be incredibly difficult among the competition. All the more difficult, too, considering all the ways in which the ecommerce customer base is changing. With mobile sales estimated to reach $3.56

The Complete Omni-Channel Retail Report: What Brands Need to Know About Modern Consumer Shopping Habits

BigCommerce

No single formula, algorithm or crystal ball can tell you for sure when and why each individual customer will make a purchase. It’s a complex process, and it’s why omni-channel selling is so important. What is omni-channel retail? Map the Customer Journey to Win the Most $$$.

How to Use Voice as a B2C Acquisition Channel

Zaius

From smart speakers to native integrations with voice assistants, we’re at the beginning stages of a truly transformational experience for consumers — all powered by conversations. As a B2C marketer, you’re likely wondering how your business can take advantage of voice commerce and create a fantastic experience for your customers. Listen to where your customers are. Is it on your website or mobile app? Is it customer service or support?

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Channel Advice Episode 7: Fulfillment and Evolving Consumer Expectations

ChannelAdvisor

Welcome back to Channel Advice, our video series designed to answer some of your most pressing e-commerce questions in bite-sized clips. Lila is an expert in complex topic of fulfillment, so we talk to her about how consumer expectations have changed around fulfillment, what matters most to modern consumers, how to optimize the post-purchase experience and what sellers need to think about when expanding their global footprint. — Are you just now hearing about Channel Advice?

Omni-channel OMS – A Requirement for Consumer Satisfaction

PFS

Omni-channel fulfillment has become a consumer expectation. A powerful Order Management System (OMS) with advanced omni-channel capabilities is at the top of the requirements list for these companies. 1 The demand for omni-channel fulfillment is here to stay.

[Infographic] Modern Consumer Behavior in the New Omni-Channel World + 31 Expert Tips to Dominate It Now

BigCommerce

What customers want and what retailers are currently offering still isn’t matched up, even though as a business owner you do your best to meet their needs whenever and wherever you can. Getting smarter about sales channel strategies. Customers. Free Download.

Mobile Commerce: More Than Responsive Design

OrderDynamics

Mobile Commerce: More Than Responsive Design. It is no surprise that mobile commerce is an important trend in retail. In fact, eMarketer predicts that by 2021, the mobile commerce market will represent 72.9% Today’s shopping experience includes mobile.

What is Omni-channel Brand Intimacy?

OrderDynamics

What is Omni-channel Brand Intimacy? Also, in a retail context, their four forms model inspires the question of whether omni-channel brand intimacy exists. In all four, there are examples of omni-channel brand intimacy. Lets compare this with omni-channel brand intimacy.

The Oh La La’s and the Non Non Non’s: The State of Omni-channel in France

OrderDynamics

The Oh La La ’s and the Non Non Non ’s: The State of Omni-channel in France. It set out to uncover the shopper’s view of retail omni-channel offerings. Based on the information, France is neither leading nor losing the race in omni-channel retailing.

Mobile Commerce is The Craze, but Does it Convert?

Demac Media

Mobile is no longer a commerce trend, but an accepted standard in the online shopping journey. Mobile devices are an obsession, but the big question for retailers and merchants is: do they actually convert? Mobile Commerce. Shopping: Mobile and Tablet 59% of sessions.

The Ecommerce Holiday Readiness Checklist: Mobile Optimization, Checkout CRO & The 11th Hour

BigCommerce

So, how does an online store prepare for the barrage of traffic, the increase in advertising costs, and the technology industry updates playing out in full view of everyone (think Facebook’s data updates, Google’s mobile update and Amazon’s new ad marketplace)? A bad experience is.

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Creating A Customer Experience Fit For a VIP: 6 Best Practices for Luxury Retailers

Sailthru

That’s reflected in their shopping experiences, which are designed to make customers feel special, like VIPs. Traditionally, these retailers geared their shopping experiences toward physical spaces, where they excel at personalization and clienteling with top-tier customers.

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How Best Buy, Nordstrom and Ulta Are Nailing the Brick and Click Customer Experience

Sailthru

But more than that, they illustrate the opportunity brands have to leverage their scale and modernize the customer experience. Instead, we tend to build up mental schemas, with a brick and click customer journey that includes online, mobile and yes, physical touchpoints.

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Can You Do Omni-Channel Order Management Manually?

OrderDynamics

Can You Do Omni-Channel Order Management Manually? You know, omni-channel order management, POS systems, and other supply chain tech topics. What Does Omni-Channel Order Management Give me? . That’s what it takes to truly run omni-channel operations.

Teamwork Retail works with FAO Schwarz to “Return to Wonder” in NYC with Apple devices

Teamwork Retail

With the new flagship store re-launch in November 2018, FAO Schwarz allows customers to once again reignite that idea. The new store embraces modern mobile technology from Apple and Teamwork Retail to create an interactive experience for customers, and to empower and enable associates.

Bridging the gap between online and offline omnichannel sales channels

TradeGecko

As innovative companies leverage breakthroughs in cloud, mobile, social, AI and chatbot technologies to deliver personalized omnichannel solutions, customers have come to expect an a seamless customer experience at every touchpoint. How to eCommerce