Asian Consumers Have Greater Fulfillment Expectations Than Those in U.S.

| Mike O'Brien

Surprisingly, Asian consumers far outstripped their U.S. counterparts in terms of expectations for placing late orders and still qualifying for fast delivery, according to a new global version of the UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper survey. See what other insights were gleaned from the study on preferences around the globe.

Technology Allowing Brands to Survive, Thrive Amidst Disruption

| Daniela Forte

Doomsday predictions of a “retail apocalypse” notwithstanding, industry disruptions including thousands of store closings and many bankruptcy filings provide opportunities for brands to grow their customer relationships, according to a new study from Deloitte Digital and Salesforce. See what types of disruptions are paving the way for a retail renaissance.

How Web and Mobile Come Together in the Customer Journey

| Bart Mroz

The rise of ecommerce has led to the creation of millions of online shops, and many brick-and-mortar stores are taking a cue from those success stories and expanding their online presence. These are a few ideas to help you connect the ecommerce dots across multiple platforms.

How Chubbies Built a Customer Community

| Daniela Forte

Building a community came naturally for casual men’s shorts and apparel brand Chubbies, as it’s the approach the company has taken from the very beginning. Here is what Chubbies is doing to build a community for its brand.

How Gap Inc. Is Reimagining Itself as a Customer-Centric Organization

| Daniela Forte

Customers are at the center of everything Gap Inc. is doing today as it works to turn around its organization and be a leading omnichannel retailer, a digital executive told attendees at eTail West. See what he had to say about the company’s ongoing evolution, and its reliance on tools like data analytics and continual testing and learning in pursuit of success.

How to Effectively Tackle Cross-Channel Customer Centricity

| Daniela Forte

In our monthly MCM CommerceChat podcast, Angie Stocklin of One Click Ventures discusses how to provide a consistent customer experience across every touchpoint to foster true customer centricity. Angie will be speaking on this topic at the seventh annual Ecommerce Operations Summit 2018, April 3-5 in Columbus, OH, in a session entitled “It Should All Look the Same: Creating True Cross-Channel Customer Centricity.”

10 Steps to Handling An Unhappy Customer

| John Asher

Unhappy customers happen everyday. This is why it is so important to make sure you do everything you can to turn a frown upside down. Here are 10 steps to help you handle an unhappy customer.