J. Crew

Degraded Loyalty a Leading Indicator of J. Crew’s Chapter 11 Filing

| Robert Passikoff

Twenty first century loyalty – the degree to which a brand meets customer expectations for their Ideal in a product category – is a KPI that changes before the brand’s economic structure begins to improve or decline. It’s an early warning signal that your brand may be in trouble. And J. Crew’s recent Chapter 11 filing is a prime example.

Secret Handshakes Lead to Emotional Loyalty, Stronger Brand Connections

| Wade Sugiyama

In the world of branding, a secret handshake represents any form of ritual, from your personal Starbucks order to the DoubleTree Hotel cookie. They’ve been a deeply rooted element of human behavior and emotional loyalty for a very long time, and can increase your perceived value and create a deeper emotional connection to your brand.

Loyalty Losers No More – 5 Ways to Save Loyalty Programs in 2019

| Jay Radia

The challenges of loyalty program acquisition and adoption reflect the overall challenges of a burgeoning ecommerce market. Consumers demand more convenience, more rewards and more meaningful engagement – this applies equally to loyalty programs as it does to your store’s overall value proposition. Here are five ways to break the challenges retailers face with their loyalty programs.

Improving Your Sales Funnel in the Next Three Years

| Rilind Elezaj

The sales funnel is the main tool showing where you lose customers and what stage of the customer relationship is the most problematic. It also shows what things should be changed in order to increase revenue. Here are several ways retailers can utilize the sales funnel for their business in the next three years.

Your Most Important Business Success Metric – Customer Loyalty

| Chad Storlie

Business is besieged with metrics. Return on Investment (ROI), website visits, website return visits, shopping cart abandonment rates, and average customer spend are all important, but customer loyalty might be the best metric to evaluate the success of a business. Here is how to maintain customer loyalty for your business.

Why Brands Need to Up the Ante to Drive Sales and Loyalty

| Gina Ashe

We live in a time where you can purchase everything from toothpaste to high-end designer handbags online. Consumers, in theory, enjoy the convenience of online shopping. But the numbers don’t add up. Despite the fact that 80% of Americans shop online, 64% still prefer to shop in brick-and-mortar stores. Here is why brands need to up the ante to drive sales and loyalty.

The Retail Customer Puzzle: When to Reactivate, When to Write Off?

| Denise DeSisto

It’s time for retailers to drop their expectations – of loyalty, that is. Too often, rigidly focusing on the best, most loyal customers leads to ignoring others who are worth pursuing. Winning in retail today requires keeping an eye on all customers, even those not living up to loyalty expectations. Here’s how to take an approach that balances both loyalty and engagement.