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Omni-Channel Strategy: Consistent Experiences at Every Touchpoint

Omni-channel experiences are ones that provide a seamless shopping experience across all channels – in brick-and-mortar stores and across digital. To do it well, your messaging and the purchasing processes must be consistent and harmonious. Why is omni-channel marketing essential? This attempt to be everywhere for everyone means that traditional retailers could have an advantage […]

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Customer Service Through Self-Service: Your My Account Experience

You may have a different name for it, but your My Account experience is the self-service avenue you provide customers to manage their relationship with your brand before, during, and after the purchase process. This includes elements such as their shopping cart, wishlist, payment and shipping information, order history, loyalty program membership, preferred brick-and-mortar store, […]

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Creating an Immersive Product Experience

The product experience encompasses all aspects of the product itself: what it does, detailed product specifications, images, video, sizing and color options, complementary product recommendations, and customer-provided content like ratings, reviews, and images of the product in use. Why is your product experience so essential? As more and more retail purchases are made online rather […]

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Product Information and Visualization is Key for Furniture Retailers

In my last blog, I talked about the importance of capitalizing on your home furnishings customers’ micro-moments – those “I-want-to-know,” “I-want-to-go,” “I-want-to-do,” and “I-want-to-buy” moments that drive us to our smartphones. I also pointed out that, while many customers start interacting with your brand online, they expect to have a smooth, consistent experience at each interaction they […]

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Online Furniture Retailers, Don’t Miss the Micro-Moments

Anybody with a smartphone in their pocket has probably experienced a micro-moment. In fact, you’ve probably already experienced a few today and you may not have even noticed. According to Google, “Micro-moments occur when people reflexively turn to a device—increasingly a smartphone—to act on a need to learn something, do something, discover something, watch something, or […]

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4 Ways to Succeed in Retail in the “Age of Amazon”

Austin Carr just published “The Future of Retail in the Age of Amazon,” in Fast Company on the 24th of November. In it, he outlines four key takeaways for how successful retailers are innovating and evolving to remain competitive with their brick-and-mortar experiences. “Retail is under huge pressure, but the death of stores is greatly […]

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Nordstrom and the Reimagination of Retail

Nordstrom just announced that they are opening Nordstrom Local, a new concept store with zero inventory and plenty of one-on-one attention. The store opens in West Hollywood on Oct. 3 — one week after this year’s shop.org event in L.A. (maybe we’ll get a sneak peek when we’re out there.) The format is an experiment […]

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Multi-platform Retail – Experiences replace the need for inventory

Nordstrom plans to open a store in Los Angeles that will have no inventory. Our Principal of Strategy & Innovation at Perficient Digital, Jim Hertzfeld says, “THIS is the future of physical retail,” and he points to what menswear retailer Indochino has been doing in retail, expanding from web into bricks-and-mortar. We’ve seen the same […]

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Let Consumers Define the Experience You Provide

Lisa McMichael, Senior User Researcher out of our Atlanta office, wrote an excellent post on our Spark blog called, “CX and software – consumers lead the experience.” In it, she outlines a topic we’ve covered many times in this blog: “Consumers are now leading the experience they want to have.” We are facing an “unprecedented opportunity to learn […]

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Is the Internet of Experiences already over?

I recently wrote about my experience at the Internet Retailer Conference + Expo (IRCE) 2015 and a presentation on the Internet of Things (IoT). My posting discussed where I saw confirmation of his position, that consumers want experiences and are willing to participate in IoT for those experiences. If you haven’t read it, here is the […]

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