Go Instore, HP and Currys PC World join forces to drive growth in online revenue for HP products

Retail Technology Review

Go Instore, provider of immersive omnichannel retail experiences for personalised ecommerce, has announced the success HP inc has had in providing human-led digital user experiences for their retail partners’ online customers. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Plobal joins Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help ecommerce merchants grow mobile revenue

Retail Technology Review

As mobile becomes the default shopping device, Plobal gets on board the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help high-volume merchants increase mobile revenues by engaging their most loyal customers. Internet Retailing Mobile Computers

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Talend cloud enables PointsBet to ensure compliance and reliability amid rapid international expansion

Retail Technology Review

Talend, the cloud data integration solutions provider, has announced that PointsBet, an online bookmaker from Australia offering both traditional fixed odds markets as well as PointsBetting, is using Talend Cloud and Microsoft Azure to deliver a differentiated mobile betting experience to just under 100,000 customers worldwide and support its international expansion.

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Achieving retail’s Holy Grail: A 360-degree customer view

Retail Technology Review

The UK retail sector is unforgiving. High street sales recently suffered their biggest drop in 20 years, while online sales growth was forecast to decline to single digits for the first time this year. Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

‘Tis The Season – Your Customers Might Need A Little Nudge

Forrester eCommerce

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Customer Experience Index Reveals Brands Lack Human Connection

Forrester eCommerce

Forrester’s 2018 Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) results continue to show that companies are struggling to create and sustain a human connection with their customers.

Join us at CX Europe 2018 for insight into customer understanding and other key CX priorities

Forrester eCommerce

Forrester’s customer experience Forums are in their tenth year — from our first one in 2009 in New York, they’ve grown and spread to San Francisco, London, Singapore, and other cities around the world and become yearly destinations for CX pros far and wide.

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Orchestrate Your Customer Analytics Practice With The Next Best Experience

Forrester eCommerce

I went to see a concert last night that epitomizes the state of customer insights in most companies today. It was a benefit for Creative Music Studio and brought together incredible artists such as Billy Martin, Cyro Baptista, Marc Ribot, and Ingrid Sertso.

2018 Marked 20 Years of Customer Experience Research at Forrester!

Forrester eCommerce

I didn’t want to leave 2018 without noting a milestone for all of us here at Forrester who cover customer experience. It was 20 years ago, all the way back in September of 1998, when we inaugurated our customer experience research by publishing our first report about CX.

Get Sirius About Customer Engagement Marketing

Forrester eCommerce

In 2003, Fred Reichheld, who was by then a partner at Bain & Company, introduced a way of measuring how well an organization treats its customers. age of the customer B2B marketing customer experience B2B Marketing customer engagement marketing Customer Experience (CX

Customer Effort: How To Measure It Right

Forrester eCommerce

How do you measure customer effort? Most customer experience (CX) pros use surveys. My new report explains why and gives suggestions for improving customer effort […]. age of the customer

CXSF 2019: Do You Understand Your Customers’ Reality?

Forrester eCommerce

I mention it because Forrester defines customer experience (CX) as your customers’ perceptions of their interactions with your brand, and that photo drew widespread attention to the fact that perceptions can vary widely from one person to […].

Modern (B2B) Love: Deepen Customer Relationships With Post-Sale Engagement Marketing

Forrester eCommerce

Ah yes, anyone suffering from a chocolate hangover? Or an excess of corny romanticism? Let’s face it, we all love “love” — but with Valentine’s Day a week behind us, the last thing you probably want right now is more advice on relationships.

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Predictions 2019: Customer Experience Comes Under Fire

Forrester eCommerce

Let’s face it: 2018 was not a fabulous year for customer experience. On average, CX quality was flat, with Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) scores showing little movement for the third year in a row.

The NSW Government Embarks On A Bold Journey To Improve Customer Experience (CX)

Forrester eCommerce

Weak Government CX Harms Mission Performance As customer expectations keep rising, governments around the world struggle to improve customer experience (CX).

Build An Adaptive Workforce For Customer Obsession

Forrester eCommerce

Henry Ford’s old dictum — “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black” — doesn’t apply in the age of the customer. Meeting customer desires and needs is paramount for success, but it’s getting harder to do so.

The Canada Customer Experience Index, 2019: Canada’s Best Year Yet

Forrester eCommerce

Modest Gains Amidst Stagnation Give Canadian CX Its Best Year Yet Forrester’s 2019 Canada Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) reveals that the overall quality of the Canadian customer experience rose by 1.2

How Customer Affinities Power Personalized Campaigns

Zaius

Customers can be a mystery at times. Why did one ecommerce customer buy ten pairs of sandals in a month? And why does another loyal customer only ever buy products from one specific line and nothing else? Customers who only buy from certain categories, such as ladies jeans.

Customers Don’t Think Bank Experiences Are Improving

Forrester eCommerce

Customer experience leaders grow revenue faster than CX laggards, drive higher brand preference and loyalty, and can charge more for their products. So how well do banks earn loyalty with the quality of their customer experience? We’ve just released Forrester’s US Banking Customer Experience Index for 2019. Based on a survey of more than 101,000 […].

Customers Value Sustainability — Brands And Retailers Must, Too!

Forrester eCommerce

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Customer Experience: France Is Lagging Behind

Forrester eCommerce

After New York City, San Francisco, Sydney, Singapore, and London, Forrester hosted its first event dedicated to customer experience in Paris, France. age of the customer B2C marketing chief marketing officer (CMO) customer experience employee experience

Predictions 2020: AI Shakes Up Customer Service Workforce And Operations

Forrester eCommerce

AI will change how organizations staff, run, and manage their customer service teams. Read Forrester's 2020 customer service predictions to learn more. age of the customer customer engagement customer service solutions prediction promoted

How To Prove That Fixing Customer Experience Problems Cuts Costs

Forrester eCommerce

age of the customerThere’s an alternative approach to proving the economic value of CX, and it has some advantages: The math is simple and it’s hard to argue against. What’s more, you’ll be measuring something that executives like in good times and love in bad times: cost savings.

Customer-Centricity is Here to Stay

Zaius

eCommerce Brands are in a Battle for the Customer Profile. Centralizing your entire organization (in-store, marketing, service, & merchandising) around a single customer profile opens up a world of possibilities for delivering a beautiful and relevant experience.

The Psychology Behind Customer Loyalty

Zaius

But few brands are lucky to attain the ranks of true customer loyalty. Sure, many of us— 77 percent, in fact —participate in some kind of customer loyalty program. Understanding customer psychology. Treat your loyal customers like royalty .

Marketing’s Customer Obsession Paradox (Infographic)

Forrester eCommerce

age of the customer B2C marketing chief marketing officer (CMO) customer experienceIn their embrace of new tools and tactics, marketers have at times lost sight of the people they aim to connect with. A shift in approach requires no new investment — but it does require revisiting core assumptions.

Employee Engagement And Cultural Transformation Drive Customer Experience

Forrester eCommerce

Employee engagement is critical for customer experience. age of the customer culture digital transformation employee engagement employee experience human resources management applications

Who Exactly is Your Ideal Ecommerce Customer?

Zaius

Is your ideal customer: A. A 20-year-old college student who loves football and wants a custom-printed t-shirt with their team’s fight song? You have to specifically target your ideal customers, and to do that, you must really understand your top buyers.

Last-Minute To-Dos For A Positive Customer Experience This Holiday Season

Forrester eCommerce

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Emphasize Emotion In Your Holiday Customer Service

Forrester eCommerce

As the holidays approach and the post-holiday return rush quickly follows, a few things will occur simultaneously: hundreds of millions of customers will make purchases, total holiday retail sales will push the $720 billion mark, and millions more will send odd, ill-fitting, or unwanted gifts […]. customer emotion customer experience Holiday 2018 Customer Experience (CX) customer service emotion

Predictions 2020: Approaches To Customer Insights Evolve

Forrester eCommerce

The coming year will bring changes in approaches to deriving customer insights. age of the customer customer insights data analysis prediction predictive analytics text analytics promotedOnly some firms will succeed.

Customer Service Robots Rise Up

Forrester eCommerce

Automation and AI now impacts every job – including every customer service job. AI handles with increased confidence, repetitive work which allows customer service agents to focus on tasks of greater value to the company. And customer service robots which we define as: semi- or fully autonomous physical machines that perform services to augment humans […]. customer service solutions robotics

Cameras And Displays Sell Phones; Services Create Sticky Customers

Forrester eCommerce

age of the customer Apple consumer mobile devicesApple held its annual fall product event in Cupertino, CA this morning. Apple continued to put forth exciting products AND services that will differentiate it from its obvious competition.

How Customer Service Data Can Improve Customer Loyalty

Zaius

The more you have, the better you know your customers, and the more relevant you can make your campaigns. Even if you’re lucky enough to have detailed analytics into customer lifetime value and repeat purchase rate, you still don’t have the whole picture. Customer support benefits too.

Value For Customers: The New Frontier For CX Professionals

Forrester eCommerce

Most firms love to talk about the value of customers but don’t get value for customers right. That’s ironic because customers that get value create business value in return by increasing profitability and market share. Academia has written about value for customer for decades.

Digitally Evolving Customer Mindset Will Reshape Indian Financial Services Landscape

Forrester eCommerce

Indian financial service customers are changing! Forrester surveyed 3,000 online adults in India on their financial attitude, expectations, and preferences and found that more than half of customers accessing the internet are constantly online. age of the customer

Customer Journey

Rishi Rawat

Nice animated graphic by McKinsey to describe customer journey: Key takeaway: More than half of customers- 58 percent – change brands from one purchase cycle to the next. This means, as marketers, we have plenty of opportunities to acquire new customers.

The Three Customer Service Megatrends In 2019

Forrester eCommerce

As AI Eats Jobs, Agents Are More Valued Great customer service is not just about cutting costs or making operations more efficient. Trend 1: AI upends customer service operations. customer service solutions customer service; AIInstead, it’s a systematic reinvention of established technology, data, and operations — leveraging automation, data, and agents together to exploit each of their unique strengths. Automation and AI […].

Point Line Trend on… Best Customers

Zaius

While your very best customers — those that have bought twice or more from you in the past year — contribute only 1.2% The challenge, though, is that your connection with far too many of these best customers is fading.

The One-Sentence Business Case For Customer Experience

Forrester eCommerce

age of the customerRecently I wrote a post arguing that $ is the one CX metric that matters to executives. The obvious conclusion: You need to design your CX measurement program to track and report $. If you haven’t done that already you should jump on it today.