Tag Archives: shop

How can virtual shopping work in real life?

I have often pondered what the retailer of the future may look like. The current struggle for most is to create an omnichannel where the online environment blends with the high street – allowing the ease of online retail with … Continue reading

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Customer service heroes

It’s not often that a major national newspaper like The Daily Telegraph will publish a big feature written by a male model – in fact, by any model, but supermodel David Gandy recently penned a feature that explored his life … Continue reading

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What makes a great in-store customer experience?

Our blog has talked a lot about the omni-channel this year. This is one of the biggest changes taking place to the customer service industry at present so that is no surprise, but it’s interesting to see a few reminders … Continue reading

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Are you being served? Retailers building communities online…

What kind of a relationship did you have with your favourite retailers a few years ago? Maybe you were a regular shopper. The staff knew you and could already suggest ideas based on what you had bought before, but would … Continue reading

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Shoppers are not spending less, they are spending differently

Last Monday was known as cyber-Monday amongst retailers in the UK and it marks the beginning of the Christmas sales rush, but will the tough economic climate change this traditional boom time for British retailers? In a recent article featured in … Continue reading

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Has M&S seen the future of retail in Ellesmere Port?

Marks and Spencer has unveiled how they see the future of retail by unveiling their new store in Ellesmere Port. It’s their largest store in the UK after the flagship Marble Arch branch in London, but what is really interesting … Continue reading

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Retail returns prove costly

Every retailer would like to find the silver bullet that improves customer service. Loyalty schemes, discounts, improved wait times at the checkout lines are all experimented with and important, but what is the single change that almost every retailer could … Continue reading

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Buying a camera – do you question the manufacturers?

Cameras are fairly complex pieces of equipment. Of course we all have a camera built into our telephones now and they are great for snaps, but if you want to study photography or to just have more control over the … Continue reading

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Best and Worst Service on the High Street

This week, the Consumer’s Association published their latest survey on customer satisfaction in the British High Street. Over 11,000 people were surveyed and asked specifically about their experience in shops in the previous six months. The results are not pretty … Continue reading

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Managing Multichannel Retail

There is a lot of debate around how retail is changing at present and entering a ‘multichannel era’. In the nineties I can remember the prophets of doom suggesting that there would be no more bookshops within a decade because … Continue reading

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