Tag Archives: shopping

Managing the Modern Retail Omnichannel

Omnichannel is one of those business buzzwords that is often used and seldom understood. Many use it interchangeably with multichannel, but I would argue that these are quite different concepts. First, what is the multichannel? This is really just the … Continue reading

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Supporting online shoppers continues to be a challenge

Online retail is a now a mature business model isn’t it? After all, companies such as Amazon have been taking orders online and delivering products for two decades. Is there still so much to learn? Clearly there is still a … Continue reading

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Shopping online is the new normal for retail

As we now head into February, Christmas is far enough behind for analysts to start crunching the data and describing what happened in the final quarter of 2013 – and in particular those final weeks where every retailer was hoping … Continue reading

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Customer service: What has changed since the slowdown?

Business Week magazine recently described how consumer behaviour has changed in the US since the economic downturn. Of course the downturn affected many more places than just the US, with the UK experiencing a prolonged downturn too. The article focuses … Continue reading

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The retailers strike back

We have often talked of the omnichannel on this blog, the merging of online sales and features – such as price comparison – with the experience of a real retail shop. I believe that there is the possibility for online … Continue reading

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Keep the customer satisfied

Customer management agency SMG recently surveyed 359,000 British consumers to gather information and insight into purchasing behaviour and found some startling insights related to customer service. UK shoppers spend over 40% more when they receive a positive in-store experience, with … 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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