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Top Tips to Maximize Conversions from Live Chat

| Terrence Fox

Live chat is one way to directly connect with your customers during the shopping journey. However, the experience can vary dramatically from a wow to frustration, and everything in between. Here are some tips for creating best-of-breed live chat experiences to maximize conversions, average order value and CSAT. 

Kustomer Acquires Reply.ai, Enhancing AI, Machine Learning Capabilities

| Mike O'Brien

Kustomer, an up-and-coming cloud-based CRM platform for hot DTC brands like UNTUCKit, ThirdLove and The Farmer’s Dog, has acquired Reply.ai, which uses AI and machine learning to improve agent efficiency by deflecting customer queries through chatbots and widgets. The two have worked together on CRM integration projects.

Reshaping the Shopping Experience for the Coming Decade

| MCM Staff

Free On-Demand Webinar: Oracle NetSuite has conducted a survey of shopper expectations and retailer planning, surveying 2,000 consumers and 400 retail execs. Join Art Wittmann, editor of Brainyard and Chris Benner both of Oracle NetSuite for high-level findings and recommendations for retail businesses over the next decade.

How Consumer Demands and Technology Are Evolving Customer Experience

| Alan Finlay

Technology is shifting how merchants interact with customers more rapidly than ever before. Trends like the Internet of Things (IoT), connected devices and new approaches to knowledge management mean that merchants have a lot on their plates when it comes to evolving consumer expectations. Here is how retailers can win in the ever-changing retail environment.

Study Finds Disconnect Between What Retailers Offer and What Consumers Expect

| Daniela Forte

There’s a disconnect between what retailers offer customers and what they want in terms of new technologies in the shopping experience, according to a study by Oracle + Netsuite, The Retail Doctor and Wakefield Research. The global study of 1,200 consumers and 400 retail executives across the U.S., UK and Australia found the disconnect spans retail, social media, personalization and the use of advanced technologies such as chatbots, AI and VR.