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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Tap Consumer Energy To Drive Sustainable Innovation In Singapore

Forrester eCommerce

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Marketing Unboxed: Sticker Mule Designs the Perfect Customer Experience

Zaius

With so many options for custom printing out there, how can one business possibly stand out? Known as “the internet’s favorite custom printer”, the brand is incredibly popular with both businesses and individuals for their easy customization and fast turnaround on products.

Innovation, Data, And UX Archeology At UX STRAT Europe 2019

Forrester eCommerce

I am back from two days at UX STRAT 2019 — a conference that gathers an international community of design leaders and experience makers.

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.

Why B2C Marketers Need to Own All Customer Data

Zaius

In order to do that, you need access to your customer data. You call your data analyst and explain exactly what you need. You eventually get the report back and it includes data on casual sneakers as well as heels. Not quite the customer segment you wanted, but you’re on a deadline, so what can you do? What you can do — and what you need to do — is have access and ownership of all customer data yourself. Does this sound familiar?

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.

Web Push Is A Channel For Improving the Customer Experience

Zaius

In fact, a decent percentage of marketers will use web push exclusively as a re-engagement tool for at-risk customers – but even that’s only a good strategy if it’s being leveraged alongside more regular use. When customers are looking at specific products but may need more information.

Beacon Technology: Shining A Light On Customer Experience

Retail TouchPoints

By Miguel Ramos, Confirmit Retailers are facing increasing pressure to create a compelling and interactive shopping experience. We’ve all had those shopping experiences where you’re “just browsing,” and suddenly you’re leaving the store with two bags in hand.

Align Martech Investments With Your Digital Transformation Strategy

Forrester eCommerce

Customers demand that marketing coordinate with sales, service, and commerce to deliver better experiences.

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.

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.

Introducing Forrester’s Consumer Energy Index: A Formula For Consumer Innovation Readiness

Forrester eCommerce

CMOs’ ability to impress and influence consumers becomes more difficult with each new technology and experience that enters the market.

Gillette’s Close Shave: Its Latest Ad Is A Masterful Emotional Play Let Down By Its Execution

Forrester eCommerce

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DTC Startups Signal An Age Of Experimentation

Forrester eCommerce

In addition to mining rich quant, qual, and behavioral data sets, our advanced analytics illuminates the key drivers that predict […].

Checkout-less Shopping: Faster Payments, Smarter Customer Data

GetElastic

A bad checkout experience can lead to an abandoned cart and a tarnished brand image. Surveys show that 70% of customers get irritated by slow or chatty cashiers, and 49% hate seeing closed lines at peak hours. Retail Customer Experience ).

Checkout-less Shopping: Faster Payments, Smarter Customer Data

GetElastic

A bad checkout experience can lead to an abandoned cart and a tarnished brand image. Surveys show that 70% of customers get irritated by slow or chatty cashiers, and 49% hate seeing closed lines at peak hours. Retail Customer Experience ).

Decoding Patterns In Consumer Behavior Empowers Leaders

Forrester eCommerce

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Facebook: The Myth Of The Monopoly

Forrester eCommerce

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The Data Digest: Prioritize CX Investment By Understanding Empowered Consumers

Forrester eCommerce

On paper, customer experience (CX) is about people creating memorable experiences for other people. Customers approach your brand with unique emotional profiles, tendencies, and preferences that shape how they feel about your CX.

The Data Digest: Understand Emotion To Drive Technology Engagement

Forrester eCommerce

Thanks to the rise of empowered consumers, products and experiences that once seemed improbable, such as (literally) instant delivery, are now integral to our lives.

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.

Here’s What Your Customers Really Want For The Holidays: Better CX For X-Mas

Retail TouchPoints

You step into any store, and you’ll see customers busy browsing and buying — and it’s the same story online. When it comes to holiday shopping, you can’t take customers for granted. Yes, holiday sales are still important (and customers still expect them), but they aren’t everything.

Prevention Is More Than Just Security – Here’s How It Helps Retailers Get And Keep Customers

Retail TouchPoints

What many overlook is that by screening all customer orders — not simply the ones that raise fraud flags — they can not only do a better job of stopping fraud, they can also better serve their best customers. There are more ways to segment the data, of course.

Digitally Reinventing The Retail Store With Mobile

Retail TouchPoints

More and more retailers are creating new kinds of shopping experiences — mostly by converging the physical space with digital tools and technologies — to win over customers. These experiences are happening in smaller showrooms, too, enabling retailers to save on overhead costs, such as inventory and cost per square foot, while still making it possible for their customers to touch, feel, try on and familiarize themselves with the brand and its products.

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Is NPS Still The Chief Indicator Of Customer Sentiment?

Retail TouchPoints

At the same time, the notion of customer loyalty has never been more important. According to the Wharton School’s Marketing Metrics , the probability of selling to an existing customer is 14X more than attracting a new one. This is also true for revenue and sales data.

A B2C Marketer’s Biggest Enemy: The Data and Execution Gap

Zaius

Marketers already know data is key to success in B2C and ecommerce. But knowing it’s important and actually being able to utilize data are very different things. Unfortunately, complete and accurate customer data has been shockingly difficult to get your hands on in B2C marketing. Your data is likely fragmented across multiple systems, including your ecommerce platform, point-of-sales system, email marketing software, and paid ad platforms.

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Turn Your Customer Service Team into an Upselling Machine

Zaius

Customer service is at the core of a great customer experience. Your customer service team is just not there to fix problems, but can also win back customers, drive up average order value, and secure long-term loyalty. Empower your customer service team with data.

Making The Retail Moments That Matter Most Positively Contagious

Retail TouchPoints

It is no surprise that shoppers are in search of effortless experiences that provide much-needed transparency and can save them time. And we all know that when experiences cut the friction out of the shopping equation, customers are more likely to come back for more.

Are You a True Data-Driven B2C Marketer?

Zaius

As a believer in data-driven marketing, you immediately look at the metrics. You collected important activity-based metrics, but you weren’t being a true data-driven marketer and tying it back to the most crucial metric of all: revenue. Are you really a data-driven B2C marketer? Below we pose three important questions to help you understand whether your marketing strategy is making the most of your customer data. How many converted into long-term customers?

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How First-Party Data Can Power Your Marketing

Zaius

You’ve got data. Whether you know it or not, you’re collecting a ton of information from your customers and potential customers. As a marketer, you understand why you’re collecting the data, but what are you doing with it? In fact, fewer than a quarter of marketers are extremely satisfied with their ability to use customer data to create more relevant experiences. And 54 percent of marketers are only using half of their customer data.

Keep Your Eye on the Customer Engagement

Zaius

Are your customers truly engaged, or are they just coasting? Unless you’re keeping a close eye on customer interactions with your B2C brand, it’s impossible to know for sure. As a B2C marketer, it’s your job to keep loyal customers happy and engaged with your brand.

Keep Your Eye on the Customer Engagement

Zaius

Are your customers truly engaged, or are they just coasting? Unless you’re keeping a close eye on customer interactions with your B2C brand, it’s impossible to know for sure. If you’re not keeping track of customer engagement, you could completely miss this slow process of pulling away from your brand — wrongly assuming that your customers are just as highly engaged as the day they first bought from your company. Constantly update your customer data.

A Customer’s Second Purchase Is More Important Than Their First

Zaius

Few things are as satisfying to a marketer as a new customer making their first purchase—it’s basically the marketing equivalent of winning an Oscar. But what happens if that customer buys once, and only once? Yes, getting a customer to make a first purchase is great.

What Do Your Buyers Love? Ask Them in a Customer Survey

Zaius

Do you know exactly what your customers like and don’t like? Have you ever actually asked your customers what they think of your B2C brand? If not, you’re missing out on key data points. This is exactly why you should survey your customers directly.

Redefining Customer Experience with Personalization: A Q&A with overstockArt’s Joe Strouth

Sailthru

Though this brand got an early start in the art seller community, they don’t take broad strokes with their customer experience. Personalization and customer data is paramount for overstockArt and they’ve worked to establish their brand as thought leading and engaging all for the sake of solid customer loyalty. Establishing our brand as an authoritative, engaging, and thoughtful provider of information is crucial to turning visitors into customers.

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How 2 Brands Navigate the Chaotic Chat Channels of Modern Ecommerce Customer Service

BigCommerce

Earlier this year, Michael Mandel from Progressive Policy published a piece about the growth of ecommerce sector jobs based on the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Or risk losing customers to competitors forever. Actively use text for customer service and support.

What Does the Consumer Internet of Things Mean for Marketers?

GetElastic

In addition to the general trend toward digital commerce in customer behavior, the cIoT will redefine the future of commerce. New technologies are changing the way customers are buying, as well as what they’re expecting from brands. How touching: A unified customer experience.

Personalization: The Key To A Powerful Customer Loyalty Program

Retail TouchPoints

By Brian Cleary, RedPoint Global The number of customers that actively use their loyalty program memberships has decreased dramatically. The lack of activity indicates that brands struggle to remain relevant with the customers that have opted into their loyalty program.

What Does the Consumer Internet of Things Mean for Marketers?

GetElastic

In addition to the general trend toward digital commerce in customer behavior, the cIoT will redefine the future of commerce. New technologies are changing the way customers are buying, as well as what they’re expecting from brands. How Touching: A Unified Customer Experience.