2019 Ushers in Next Wave of Catering to Empowered Consumers

| Matt Field

Throughout 2018, retailers focused on providing creative, interactive and friction-free shopping experiences for customers. In 2019, you can expect this evolution to accelerate, with personalization and obsessive customer focus at the heart, and new influencer marketing catering to a more individualized consumer experience.

Authenticity, Digital Integration, Social Commerce Key in 2019

| Fritz Hesse

While there were several closures of traditional mainstays who failed to fully adapt to changing consumer needs and expectations, brick and mortar is finding new life through deeply integrated and personalized shopping experiences. As the New Year approaches, here are a few things we can expect to see from the retail industry.

Unifying Customer Data Across Touchpoints to Drive Loyalty

| Sean Keith

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.

Why Marketers & Merchandisers Should Leave IT’s Basement

| Ed Kennedy

In 2018, IT is still worried about letting colleagues into their commerce platforms for fear it will slow down site performance and that non-technical colleagues will mess up a system they ultimately have to fix. Discover how a little distance and trust, as well as some technology tools, can improve this dynamic.