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.
Given all the attention paid to buy online pickup in store including its popularity with shoppers, only 28% of U.S. retailers currently offer the service, compared to 64% of British retailers providing its cousin, click and collect, according to a report from OrderDynamics. Retailers here were also found lagging in other categories.
Consumer behavior has evolved to the point where most retailers know that if they wait until Black Friday to start customer outreach around holiday spending, they will have already missed the boat. For retailers, holiday preparedness means ensuring their omnichannel strategies are ready and waiting to meet customer expectations earlier. Here are some omnichannel strategies retailers can use.