Retailers need to focus less on the “shiny new objects” and instead focus on systems and solutions that actually move the needle, Ratnakar Lavu, Chief Technology Officer for Kohl’s said at NRF’s Big Show. See what tech tricks the company has up its sleeve, which are coming down the road and how they’re boosting loyalty and engagement.
For a rapidly scaling online business, a proper framework for making decisions about what tech to incorporate into your site will provide the stability to keep it secure, user experience high, and conversions coming in. Hopefully this guide to nailing your online marketing infrastructure is a valuable first step.
User-generated content plays a pivotal role in meeting the need for authenticity, showcasing brands’ offerings while driving shopper interaction. Peer-to-peer endorsements are especially powerful, with 53% of millennials admitting UGC influences their purchases, seamlessly inserting consumers into the brand-building process. Here’s why merchants must take advantage of the opportunities that UGC offers to improve engagement, purchase intent, and brand loyalty.
Creating a unified customer experience across channels through a shared repository of store and ecommerce data, as well as striking a balance on its ecommerce site between sales and branding, is a lot of the focus these days at Steve Madden. See what Mark Friedman, president of ecommerce at the apparel retailer, will cover in his June 9 keynote at IRCE.