Joining a long line of companies catering to their growing base of smartphone customers, big and tall men’s apparel retailer Destination XL Group has launched its first mobile app. Here are some of the features in the new mobile app that the company is using to further provide an enriched customer experience.
Retailers need to have more of a mobile-first mentality, a high degree of personalization and a strong loyalty focus if they’re going to reach, engage and retain millennial shoppers, according to Mark Friedman, president of ecommerce for youth apparel firm Steve Madden. See what Friedman had to say to his IRCE audience about that plus omnichannel and technology integration.
Smartphone operating systems have had the capability of promoting mobile commerce through such technologies as Google Wallet, Apple Pay and iBeacon, which have been around for years. Yet very little has been done to improve mobile commerce. Does it have to do with the limitations of the smartphone, and the lack of acceptable user experience?
Improving and operating an online store can seem daunting for merchants already tasked with managing other facets of their business, such as manufacturing, wholesaling and new product development. But with ecommerce business on the rise, it is important for merchants to focus on their online channel as a strategic sales channel.