New Study Reveals Brands Aren’t Meeting Customer Expectations

| Daniela Forte

Consumers are giving brands a huge thumbs down when it comes to the overall shopping experience. According to a new study from Oracle and Customer Bliss, an overwhelming 82% of respondents said they had a disappointing or upsetting shopping experience, and 78% said they had been dissatisfied with a customer service experience.

Connecting with Gen Z Through Effective Email Marketing

| MCM Staff

FREE ON DEMAND WEBINAR – In this webinar co-produced by Multichannel Merchant and Oracle-Bronto, we’ll explore Gen Z’s key characteristics, their expectations of retailers and email marketing tactics that can appeal to and engage this generational cohort.

Loyalty and the Rise of Gen Z

| Allison Novak

By 2020, Gen Z is projected to account for 40% of all consumers in the U.S. at a population of 84.7 million. Here is what you need to know about this demographic of shoppers and what it could mean for your business.

Back-to-School and College Spending Expected to Reach $82.8 Billion

| Daniela Forte

Total back-to-school spending for children in K-12 and college combined is projected to reach $82.8 billion this year, down from $83.6 billion in 2017, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, which was conducted with research partner Prosper Insights & Analytics. Here are the results from the survey and what it means for the back-to-school shopping season.

6 Reasons Retail Brands Should Invest in Corporate Social Responsibility

| Charlie Vanek

Connecting to the local communities before the age of Amazon and online shopping was a goal for many retailers. Times have changed and yet today’s consumers want companies to have social awareness by having a people, planet and profit approach to their retail business. Here are six reasons why companies should invest in social responsibility.