Retail was a mixed bag this week, as over a dozen states have begun to slowly reopen, working to come out the other side of the COVID-19 shutdown. Some retailers and malls are doing the same, hoping that enough returning shoppers and their pent-up demand for goods will help with massive cash flow and viability challenges.
While the catalog is still a very important part of a retailer’s marketing efforts, many of them are continuing to shift dollars and focus to digital efforts, as they also revise their catalog strategy in a new era. See which major retailers are making the shift from the traditional catalog and implementing a digital strategy.
Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook Messenger’s chatbot revolution Monday at the Facebook F8 conference with the launch of bots for the Messenger Platform, and ecommerce merchants and platforms have already hopped on board. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Staples announced this week that they will use Facebook Messenger as a customer support tool, LivePerson, and Aspect Software said they will offer Facebook Messenger integration, and Shopify became the first ecommerce platform to offer integration with the new platform.