Integrating in-store, online and mobile shopping channels is the best thing retailers can do in order to improve the shopping experience according to half of the respondents of the recent Seamless Retail Study by Exolevel. The study found that 89% of consumers said it was important for retailers to let them shop for products in the way that is convenient for them, no matter which sales channel they choose.
No matter how prepared your company is when engaging with customers through social media sites there is bound to be a public misstep. It can be a criticism from an unhappy customer or an error made by your social media team but in order to save face, it comes down to how you handle it.
Too much time has passed for any of us to think of social media with the same attitudes we had when they first burst upon the communications horizon. Now, after the inevitable transition to a commercial posture, the “social” label is silly. As a medium, Facebook is no more social than conventional email.
Meeting the needs of the “me” generation, the new normal of retailing according to JLL Retail.
As a big brand, it is dangerous to assume that because you can’t change something overnight your business can’t be agile. Rather businesses requires a forward thinking leadership team that isn’t afraid to risk changing direction and productivity in the short term for a long term gain.
Here we take a look at three trends retailers should be aware of, along with the key takeaways to help them keep their heads above water.
Sharing personal data about yourself without knowing where it goes can be scary. Affluent consumers are hesitant in surrendering personal information when making purchases online or in-store. The Luxury Institute surveyed U.S. consumers with a minimum household income of $150,000 about their attitudes on privacy and experiences.
Dan Darnell of Baynote talks with Tim Parry of Multichannel Merchant about retargeting, showrooming, cross-device user experiences and other eye-opening game changers he saw in ecommerce marketing during the 2012 holiday season. The interview took place February at eTail West 2013.
Instead of fearing the omnichannel consumer, retailers should embrace them to deliver the type of shopping experience they want. Here’s why ignoring or fearing omnichannel shoppers will only result in lost sales.