Ever since e-commerce became a significant part of consumer spending, retailers have worried about its impact on store traffic. While fears that e-commerce would mean the death of stores have been proven false, retailers continue to search for ways to engage with customers via both digital and physical channels.
One of the most valuable options available to retailers is a click and collect program, allowing shoppers who purchase an item online or via mobile device the option to retrieve their purchase at a brick-and-mortar store. Additional elements typically included in a click and collect experience include the option to return items that were purchased online to a physical store, or to pay for items in the store and have them shipped to a residence.
It’s no longer enough to think of consumers as online vs. in-store. The mobile shopper is neither and both of these, becoming the norm rather than the exception. Download the new research “7 Ways the Mobile Consumer Changes Everything” now.
Storytelling has long been a staple of good brand marketing. But the concept has taken on more urgency in the digital space, where brands now have the power to engage directly with their customers through web and mobile channels.
The mandate for more sophisticated brand content has introduced a new set of challenges for online retailers—namely, how to integrate traditionally separate marketing and commerce operations to deliver a unified experience to shoppers.
Consumers are leveraging innovative and richly functional mobile devices to become connected and empowered like never before, reshaping the consumer/marketer relationship and raising the stakes for marketers to utilize the mobile channel to engage shoppers and drive revenue.
The way companies listen and react to customers through social channels is crucial for businesses today. Social data is raw, real, uniquely insightful and the most authentic representative that marketers have seen in many years. Companies have the opportunity to take rich data and truly learn, understand and engage customers better than they ever have before. Hear how companies like General Motors are using Social Command Centers to improve their customer experience interactions and drive product innovations.
Download the new Adobe Digital Index report to see how your online marketing practices compare to the best-of-the-best websites across five industries, including retail, media and entertainment, travel and hospitality, financial services, and high tech. You’ll see critical metrics on everything from mobile trends to conversion rates—so you can develop new strategies for success in 2014.
You'll have access to tips and resources, including the newly released Eighth Annual Online Retail Holiday Readiness Report, to help you navigate this holiday season and make it the most profitable one yet!
In the digital age, customers sit in the driver’s seat. The most successful retailers have responded by putting shoppers at the heart of the merchandising process. We’ve identified a small group of firms that outperform their peers, thanks in part to three traits: they have merchandising functions that are customer-oriented, collaborate across internal and external boundaries and use analytics to make smarter business decisions.
This Technology Spotlight examines the role of digital transformation in customer engagement and omni-channel retail. It also looks at the role of Cisco's enterprise networking solution portfolio, particularly Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) and Intelligent WAN (IWAN), in the strategically important omni-channel retail market.
Published By: InReality
Published Date: Aug 31, 2015
Rapid consumer adoption of digital technologies and online channels has evolved the traditional path to purchase to the point of no return. Now consumers control when, where and how they research, purchase and receive products, leaving brands and retailers struggling to connect the dots between the online, mobile and physical worlds.
Published By: StrikeIron
Published Date: Oct 03, 2013
Learn the best practices for implementing contact verification at point-of-sale in order to create a seamless experience across store fronts and digital channels while also providing retailers a way to foster customer relationships and pull those consumers back into the store.
Download our new white paper, Retail Stores of the Future, to learn how you can bring the best of online shopping to brick-and-mortar stores. You’ll see how new digital marketing technologies and strategies can be applied to in-store interactions—so you can create immersive experiences everywhere your customers go.
Read the white paper now to discover:
• How retailers are blending innovative technologies with traditional shopping
• Four key approaches they’re using to build Stores of the Future
• The interactive tools they’re employing to enrich in-store experiences
New digital technologies are changing the retail space and encouraging customers to purchase in-store. As a retailer, you can adopt digital technology into your store to avoid getting left behind. This new guide from Adobe outlines six strategies to deliver engaging customer experiences, both digital and physical, in every step of the customer journey.
Read The Future is Today: A Guide to Become a Digital Retailer to learn:
• Why retailers are blending digital technology with traditional shopping
• Six key strategies to align business needs with customer needs
• Which technologies you need to build a “store of the future”
Published By: SmartFocus
Published Date: Jun 17, 2015
With a massive growth in online sales, there has been a noticeable decline in revenue for many European retailers from in-store sales. So how do retailers with brick and mortar stores remain relevant in an increasingly digital world?
A staggering 97% of European Retailers surveyed stated that development in in-store digital technology is a huge priority for retailers over the next two years to close the gap between online and offline.
Learn how some of Europe’s leading retailers are embracing this change.
Retail marketing is in a state of constant evolution, driven forward by the availability of disruptive technologies and the emergence of all new marketing channels. These changes happen all over the world, and in recent years, Canadian retailers have been able to capitalize on many of them.
Using research gathered at the 2014 eTail Canada Conference, this study evaluates the state of retail marketing in Canada. It assesses how well retailers are leveraging these new technologies and marketing channels, and also looks at how company structures are adapting to these changes.
Published By: Semcasting
Published Date: Feb 19, 2014
This white paper will guide you through a series of third party studies that have been completed recently on the diminishing reach and effectiveness of audience targeting with cookies. The numbers are challenging and it appears it may be time for an alternative to the cookie.
Published By: Semcasting
Published Date: Feb 19, 2014
Despite the fact that digital advertising is experiencing explosive growth, the industry still faces two significant challenges that can impede campaign performance: reach to unique users and data verification. In order to attract brand advertisers that are still spending a large portion of their budget on traditional media, the industry must find a better targeting solution. In this white paper from Semcasting, you will learn more about the limitations of cookie-based behavioral targeting and how a new solution called IP Zones can dramatically increase both the scale and accuracy of online display campaigns.
DevOps processes and tools help retailers compete in fast-paced mobile, digital and physical markets. See what retailers can do to deliver innovation faster. Test virtualization and deployment automation can improve front-end mobile and back-end mainframe development processes.
For most retailers, the holidays are a frenzied rush of juggling multiple campaigns, meeting revenue goals, and hitting lofty numbers before the year is up. It’s far from a relaxing time of year.
The holiday season has become critically important to online retailers. With the rise of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Green Monday, Super Saturday, and Boxing Day, the definition of “the holidays” has expanded substantially. While these retail days have helped distribute the holiday rush across a wider range, they’ve also made holiday campaign planning far more complex.
Expanding digital channels, such as mobile and social media, have added to the immense opportunities that the holidays provide. Just last year, mobile accounted for 50.3% of all e-commerce traffic, surpassed desktop traffic for the first time ever. Knowing this, it shouldn’t be a surprise that 38% of shoppers now say they will not return to a retailer’s website if it’s not mobile optimized.
The latest Adobe Digital Index Report quantifies the value of greater marketing focus to existing customers. Returning and repeat purchasers generate a disproportionately large share of revenue for online retailers. Read on to learn more.
The 2013 holiday shopping season blew by at a record pace. With six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas than 2012, Adobe Digital Index speculated that retailers may lose up to $1.5 billion in potential revenue if marketing programs failed to capture even greater daily sales than the Digital Index model predicted. Now that the season is complete, Digital Index has just released its 2013 eCommerce Benchmark and Holiday Shopping Report which offers more than 25 eCommerce benchmarks — and points to some holiday shopping surprises.