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.

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.

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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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

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 […].

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

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 .

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

How to build a modern customer service agent workspace

Forrester eCommerce

Customer service agents already focus on escalations and exceptions. They need a powerful workspace to empower them to understand their customer, their journey, and their context. customer experience management customer service solutionsAutomation and AI increasingly handle routine tasks. They also need to be armed with the right knowledge and data to help solve hard problems. They need to be focused on […].

Retailers: Extend Omnichannel Capabilities To The Customer, Not Just Operations

Forrester eCommerce

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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.

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.

Stop trying to get every customer to love you

Forrester eCommerce

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Reinventing Retail Customer Engagement

Zmags

Customer engagement has always been crucial to retail. But what defines customer engagement today versus even ten years ago has changed dramatically. The post Reinventing Retail Customer Engagement appeared first on Zmags.

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.

Map Your Ecommerce Marketing to the Customer Lifecycle

Zaius

First, an anonymous user browses your site, then makes a purchase, then another, and slowly but surely becomes a loyal customer. This is the customer lifecycle, and understanding the ins and outs of this ever-changing process is the key to effective B2C marketing.

Customer Experience Trends In China, 2018

Forrester eCommerce

What are the CX trends that will impact customer loyalty and help you build competitive advantage? Look at what China reveals about the future of customer experiences. age of the customer customer experience Innovation China Customer Experience (CX) future innovation trends

CMOs: To Get A Seat At The Digital Transformation Table, Command Your Customer’s Experience

Forrester eCommerce

CIOs, COOs, CXOs, and CDOs have filled the gap but don’t represent the voice of the customer or bring the […]. age of the customer B2B marketing B2C marketing chief information officer (CIO) chief marketing officer (CMO) customer experience CMOs customer and employee experience digital transformation voice of the customerOnly 16% of CMOs are responsible for leading the execution of their firm’s digital transformation.

How To Get Your Customers To Do Your Selling For You (Previewing Our B2B Forum)

Forrester eCommerce

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How to Do Social Media Customer Service the Right Way

BigCommerce

Before the internet, a telephone call was the fastest and most effective method customers used to seek help from companies.… … Customer Loyalty

Tier It Up: A Winning Strategy For Customer Success Management Programs

Forrester eCommerce

When my B2B clients on Forrester’s Customer Experience (CX) Council first start considering a customer success management (CSM) program to boost their retention and enrichment, I often hear that initial flash of concern: How do I scale the same CSM practices across my entire book of business?

How Carbon Redefined Customer Service In 3D Printing

Forrester eCommerce

We recently published a case study about Carbon, a 3D printing company known for its innovative technology and, now, its proactive customer service model. Over the course of several months, we spoke with the Carbon team and asked them how they use IoT data that stream from its printers to predict customers’ problems before they […]. 3d printing customer centricity 3D printing customer experience customer feedback customer service real-time data

Real-Time Customer Experience

Forrester eCommerce

Measuring and refining customer experience is about long-term strategy, not raw takes on what’s happening now. Forrester’s Customer Experience Index shows that most companies are stuck at “poor” or “very poor” levels […].

Join Us To Learn How To Embrace Privacy And Set Your Firm Apart In Your Customers’ Eyes

Forrester eCommerce

We know it: customers are increasingly demanding protection for and control over their data. They successfully created a business reputation for privacy and security and inspire customer trust. As a result, their customers are more likely to choose and stay loyal […]. age of the customer data security privacy regulations & legislationFirms that meet and exceed these expectations, recognise and treat privacy as a value.

The CMO’s Guide To CES 2019: Customer+Brand+Tech

Forrester eCommerce

age of the customer B2C marketing chief marketing officer (CMO) customer experience customer experience strategy digital business marketing & strategyEach thing you see at CES may be wondrous, but after you’ve seen five variations of the same hundred things, the net effect is clutter and confusion. Let me help sort things out.

Control Your Destiny: Own All Customer Communications

Zaius

So why are you letting anyone else handle communications with your ecommerce customers? You should carefully consider every message you send out to your customers because it informs their opinion of your brand, your products, and much more. The Importance of Customer Communications.

Retailers: Use In-Store Sensor Tech To Understand And Enhance Customer Experiences

Forrester eCommerce

In-store sensor technology, and more importantly their contribution to understanding our in-store customers and businesses, are at a point where it is now truly digitally transforming physical stores and the experiences delivered to […].

Personalization: Customizing The Shopping Experience

Zmags

The post Personalization: Customizing The Shopping Experience appeared first on Zmags. Ecommerce Best Practices customer experience ecommerce marketing technologyPersonalization is a word that’s bandied around constantly in the marketing and ecommerce industry.

When Piloting Colocation, Measure Customer Impact

Forrester eCommerce

When Piloting Colocation, Measure Impact To Location, Customers, And Operations It’s been interesting to see creative real estate colocation ideas such as the recently announced pilot for ALDI in 10 Kohl’s stores.

Amazon Flirts With Banks And Their Customers: Here’s What You Should Do

Forrester eCommerce

Like a football team captain at a junior high dance, Amazon just sauntered up to a big group of people and started dropping hints about its sweet moves on the dance floor. Okay, that’s not exactly what’s happening here, but it sure felt like that to many bank executives who heard the […].

Crafting The Customer Journey With Visual Content

Zmags

The post Crafting The Customer Journey With Visual Content appeared first on Zmags. Ecommerce Best Practices Shoppable Content customer engagement customer experience

The Case For An Updated Focus On Customer Lifetime Value

Retail TouchPoints

By Adam Blair, Executive Editor Today’s marketers have lots of tools for measuring individuals’ Customer Lifetime Value (CLV). The differences [between customers] are staring us in the face,” Fader added. of customers,” said Hoyne.

HaiDiLao Cooks The Competition With Memorable Customer Service

Forrester eCommerce

HaiDiLao evokes positive emotions from customers with memorably crafted human interactions. The company empowers its staff to personalize experience delivery as customers or scenarios demand.