Not so long ago, catalogs fell out of favor in the marketing world. During the 2007-2008 recession, retailers sought ways to cut costs, and many dramatically changed or eliminated catalog production as ecommerce and social media advertising took off. Millennials, whose collective wealth could reach as much as $24 trillion by 2020, are helping to revitalize catalogs in an era of ecommerce and social media advertising.
Loyalty, as they say, must be earned. For retailers and other merchants in a crowded and competitive marketplace, earning customer loyalty is a top priority. Here is how retailers can leverage connected customer data to drive greater loyalty that leads to retention, repeat purchases and business growth.
Lululemon has been testing a loyalty program that charges its members $128 a year, a steep rate considering Amazon charges $119 annually for Prime membership, but one the company feels can be increased based on positive early returns and the value it offers. Here is a look at some of the membership benefits.