After two years of rapid change in ecommerce and retail, what do consumers want? Trust me, they’ll tell you, via Voice of the Customer (VoC) data, and you should be asking and listening. Now that a great customer experience is table stakes, retailers need to know more about them to stand out, making VoC data that much more critical.
If the past year has taught us anything, it’s this: Retailers can no longer afford to view returns as a cost of doing business, but instead need to make it a key business strategy driving customer loyalty. Successful retailers are enhancing their returns policies and solutions to make returns a differentiator.
Analysts and experts are looking optimistically to modest retail holiday sales gains to cap off a tough year, but like most of the rest of 2020 it will be a tale of two channels as stores remain a question mark during some fall pandemic surges and consumer wariness.
In 2017, retailers will focus on several key areas in an effort to boost the customer experience.This includes mobile, marketing, site merchandising and omnichannel efforts. See why retailers are making this shift this year and what it could mean for retail.
Forrester identified the top 10 critical success factors that will determine if companies thrive or fail in the age of the customer.
Forrester analyst Zia Daniell Wigder told Growing Global attendees that ecommerce innovation is not just U.S.-based but distributed widely around the globe.
Shipping matters big time to online consumers. And it matters even more to cross-border customers, because, most likely, shipping cost is a higher percentage of product cost for them than for domestic shoppers. For those that can provide superior customer experiences in this area, however, shipping and delivery can be a key differentiator.
While presenting a number of risks and some significant barriers to entry, global ecommerce represents a massive opportunity and more retailers are jumping onboard as solutions for addressing cross-border business become more readily available. Here’s a look at what’s fueling cross-border ecommerce growth.
Global ecommerce is charging forward, with online revenues growing in every market in virtually every market around the world. Zia Daniell Widger, Vice President & Research Director for Forrester Research, will deliver The 3 Trends Changing the Face of Global Ecommerce as a keynote at this year’s Growing Global conference.
Mobile is constantly changing and the way consumers view the shopping experience since today people are “wedded” to their devices and are always connected.