How Robots Are Changing Retail

Smarter CX

In my brief time speaking with her, I was able to see how industries with a high volume of customer interactions, like retail, could greatly benefit from this collaboration between SoftBank and Oracle. The post How Robots Are Changing Retail appeared first on SmarterCX.

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{Infographic} Retail Armageddon, Chupacabra, and Other Myths

Michelli Experience

The post {Infographic} Retail Armageddon, Chupacabra, and Other Myths appeared first on Joseph Michelli. Save Save.

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Overcoming Challenges in Retail with Mystery Shopping

MaritzCX

As a retail brand, there are certain elements your company deems important in order to uphold your brand image to your customers. RetailIt’s imperative that each frontline employee represents the brand according to the standards set for service delivery.

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How business leaders in retail plan to improve CX

Vision Critical

Retail is far from dead. That’s the key message I heard at the CX Exchange Retail 2018 , an intimate, invite-only conference for business executives in retail. Embracing technology is key to survival in retail, according to many speakers, including Sunglasshut’s Zaccheo.

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Retail Armageddon, Chupacabra, and Other Myths

Michelli Experience

A simple Google search for the phrase “retail Armageddon” produces 413,000 results. Here are just a few of the search findings from this year: May 5 th, Retail Armageddon: More bankruptcies in four months than all of 2016. In fact, online retail increased 18.1%

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Reshaping retail: 3 innovation strategies for the e-commerce era

Vision Critical

Brick-and-mortar is making a comeback , but many retailers struggle to drive sales. In these precarious times, both established and new retail players need to focus on customer needs. That stunning stat demonstrates why brick-and-mortar retailers need to pursue an omnichannel strategy.

Retail Response Woes

MaritzCX

RetailLast Saturday, I went to Macy’s to get a watch repaired. The watch was purchased from Macy’s as an anniversary present. It was one of the few times my husband guessed right. Don’t even get me started on the drugstore earrings debacle; we no longer speak of this incident.)

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CX Storytime Tale of The Time that Retail Forgot

The Upsell

What happens when that very concept gets in the way between a customer and a retail company? The post CX Storytime Tale of The Time that Retail Forgot appeared first on The Upsell. ? When is 10 minutes not 10 minutes? The concept of time can mean different things to different people.

Can You Imagine the Outcry if a Retail Business Did This?

Steve DiGioia

The post Can You Imagine the Outcry if a Retail Business Did This? Customer Service Can You Imagine the Outcry if a Retail Business Did This? …talk about a poor customer experience! This original article was written by Steve DiGioia.

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Nike versus Adidas: Who will win the digital transformation race in apparel retail?

Vision Critical

This is especially true in apparel retail, where longtime rivals Nike and Adidas have both recently invested heavily in digital transformation and innovation to stay at the top of their game. Nike: Making apparel retail personal. Great minds think alike—even fierce competitors.

Experiential retailing is the next big thing in activewear

Vision Critical

Aware of the increasing competition and decreasing margins, some activewear retailers are looking for new ways to stand out. These retailers are embracing more immersive strategies, bringing unconventional experiences into physical retail. The rise of experiential retailing.

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7 Ways Retail Brands Can Enhance CX

MaritzCX

RetailSavvy brands with strong e-commerce strategies, like REI, Toro, and Lowe’s, understand that delivering a better customer experience (CX) results in greater profitability. If you’re gearing up to take your business to the next level, you’ll need to enhance your CX from the ground up.

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4 customer-based strategies health care can learn from retail

Vision Critical

Enter: The kings of customer-centric service, interaction and engagement—retail brands. By following examples set by successful retail brands, health care providers can devise new ways to better engage current patient populations and expand their reach to new demographics.

Key Retail Influencers Talk Mobile

Storyminers

Integration of Mobile into Retailers Business Model Roundtable. Apadmi have recently produced a whitepaper exploring the integration of mobile into a retailer’s business model and the benefits it can bring. The importance of integrating mobile into a retailer’s business model.

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What’s causing the retail apocalypse, and what companies can do about it

Vision Critical

A multinational discount shoe retailer files for bankruptcy protection. A major department store chain, once the biggest name in retail, admits that its future is now in doubt. These examples are just a sampling of the stunning headlines coming out of the retail sector.

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Tesla: The Future of Automotive Retailing?

MaritzCX

Tesla’s unorthodox retailing approach of having about 83 factory direct outlets (‘galleries’) in shopping malls and other unconventional locations scattered across the US with.

When this retail futurist speaks, Google, Walmart and Intel listen

Vision Critical

Retail has hit a rough patch. It found most firms in digital and traditional retail around the world only earned the research firm’s Customer Experience Index (CX Index) score in the “OK” range. As his analysis of the Whole Foods acquisition shows, Stephens has deep expertise in retail.

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3 Ways Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience With Their Contact Center

Calabrio

No one ever said working in retail was easy. Succeeding in retail is tough and these days it’s much more difficult. Customer service remains the key difference of brick-and-mortar retail operations. The call center is no longer a cost center for retailers.

The leading retailer in omnichannel experience: Sephora

Customer Guru

Rather, it is a necessity for retail marketing today. Due to with its innovative, competitive, and cutting-edge business and marketing strategies Sephora, a Paris-based multinational chain of personal care stores, has earned the reputation of being the number one beauty retailer in the world.

Dealership Digital Retailing is Inevitable, Because The Customer Always Wins!

MaritzCX

Think of any retailer category out there, and the consumer inevitable wins in getting it their way“ The above quote is by Mark O’Neil, COO of Cox Automotive, at the recent JD Power 2017 Automotive Forum. The title of his presentation was Connected Retail: Deals in the Digital.

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The rise of chief digital officers in fashion, luxury and beauty retail

Vision Critical

Nike isn’t the only retailer to hire a CDO. In the last year alone, retailers like Urban Outfitters and Citizen Watch have added the CDO role to the C-suite. The recent rise of the CDO in retail is driven by digital transformation efforts across all business sectors.

Key Retail Influencers Talk Mobile

Storyminers

[Originally published on APADMI Apr 20, 2016 – Advice & Guides, Blog as:] Integration of Mobile into Retailers Business Model Roundtable Apadmi have recently produced a whitepaper exploring the integration of mobile into a retailer’s business model and the benefits it can bring. The post Key Retail Influencers Talk Mobile appeared first on Mike Wittenstein.

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Retail Response Woes

MaritzCX

Last Saturday, I went to Macy’s to get a watch repaired. The watch was purchased from Macy’s as an anniversary present. It was one of the few times my husband guessed right. Don’t even get me started on the drugstore earrings debacle; we no longer speak of this incident.) I love this watch and I.

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Understanding Generational Differences in Retail: The Law of the Hammer

MaritzCX

Retail“When you have a good hammer, everything looks like a nail.¹” ” We tend to see our world through the lens of our favorite tools.

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Tailoring Retail Customer Experience Programs

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

When it comes to improving customer experience, not all retailers are the same. In their recent article titled “The Great Retail Bifurcation: Why the retail “apocalypse” is really a renaissance” , Deloitte divided retailers into three groups—price-based, balanced offering, and premier—to help explain differences in retail business performance post-recession. Retail Customer Experience

How food retailers can compete against Amazon’s Whole Foods and European grocers

Vision Critical

Now it’s clear that Amazon aims to sell customers everything, and therefore no retail spaces are safe,” writes Darrell K. What grocery players and other retailers can do to fight back. Retailers should take up Bezos’ advice immediately.

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AI In Retail? Nope – Start With Automation

Forrester's Customer Insights

Stories of thrilling, new AI use cases in retail have been popping up in our tech news feeds, whether computer vision, facial recognition, or elimination of human workers. artificial intelligence (AI) low-code platforms retail robotic process automation (RPA

3 examples of retailers re-focusing on the in-store experience

Vision Critical

Video killed the radio star, but e-commerce hasn’t killed bricks and mortar retail. consumers are primarily online shoppers , according the National Retail Federation’s quarterly Consumer View. Customer Experience retail

The Experience Margin: Only CX can save retail brands

Currency Alliance

Retail brands can be saved; but not by conventional retail strategy. While some retailers are making progress on this front, most continue struggling to face this reality. With so far to fall, it’s high time retail giants stopped dragging their feet.

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The Advantages of Omni-Channel Retailing

Jacada

The emergence of liberalisation, privatisation & globalisation coupled with thriving population, climbing GDP growth, rising disposable income & increasing consumer expenditure across different economies of the world have fueled the growth in global retail industry & created numerous opportunities for all kinds of players in retail segment.

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Tesla: The Future of Automotive Retailing?

MaritzCX

Tesla’s unorthodox retailing approach of having about 83 factory direct outlets (‘galleries’) in shopping malls and other unconventional locations scattered across the US with.

Tesla: The Future of Automotive Retailing?

MaritzCX

Tesla’s unorthodox retailing approach of having about 83 factory direct outlets (‘galleries’) in shopping malls and other unconventional locations scattered across the US with.

Creating a better in-store experience: 5 tips from Retail Prophet Founder Doug Stephens

Vision Critical

More than 8,300 retail stores are expected to close all over North America in the next 12 months. And yet, according to Doug Stephens , founder of the consultancy Retail Prophet, brick-and-mortar stores still have an important role in business today. Retail is transforming.

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Anheuser-Busch Refreshes Survey Program for Wholesalers and Retailers

MaritzCX

Overview For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch (A-B) and its world-class brewmasters have carried on a legacy of brewing America’s most popular beers.

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Dealership Digital Retailing is Inevitable, Because The Customer Always Wins!

MaritzCX

Think of any retailer category out there, and the consumer inevitable wins in getting it their way“ The above quote is by Mark O’Neil, COO of Cox Automotive, at the recent JD Power 2017 Automotive Forum. The title of his presentation was Connected Retail: Deals in the Digital.

3 notable trends in the retail apparel industry

Vision Critical

But regardless of the reasons for the shift in shopping habits, the remaining apparel and fashion companies are facing a retail landscape that’s more competitive and cutthroat. The retailer continues to ramp up to compete with Target and Amazon in part by shaking up its approach to apparel.

Paris Retail Week 2018

Happy or Not

We’re proud to join the Europe’s largest retail and e-retail event – Paris Retail Week 2018. The 4th edition of Paris Retail Week will take place from 10 – 12 September 2018 in Pavilion 1 at Paris expo Porte de Versailles.

Choosing a CXM Platform for a Retail Chain: 5 Things to Consider

ServiceDock

CX Surveys Customer Experience CX Benchmarking retail

Overcoming Challenges in Retail with Mystery Shopping

MaritzCX

As a retail brand, there are certain elements your company deems important in order to uphold your brand image to your customers. It’s imperative that each frontline employee represents the brand according to the standards set for service delivery.

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Retail Survival 101: Treating Employees Better

Think Customers

For retailers, 2017 will be remembered as the year of store closings. This article appeared originally in Customer Strategist. Nearly 13,000 stores are expected to shut their doors this year, compared with 4,000 in 2016, Bloomberg reports.

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