Raydiant’s New Consumer Behavior Report Highlights the Importance of Retailers Creating In-Store Experiences

Digital signage and in-store experience solutions provider Raydiant has released the findings from their State of Consumer Behavior Report 2020. The report surveyed 1,000 US consumers on Jan. 19, 2020 with a goal of better understanding the evolving habits, preferences, and behaviors of consumers shopping both online and offline. Marketing Technology News: BlackBerry Secures the Modern Workforce with New Digital Workplace Raydiant Bobby Marhamat, CEO of Raydiant said: "The findings confirm our…

Retailers and Customers Don’t See Eye to Eye on Returns or In-Store Experiences

Brands Also Seen as Missing the Mark on Shipping and Convenience, Leaving Opportunity on the Table, According to Oracle Retail Global Survey Drones and Driverless Cars Would Be "Awesome" If They Speed Deliveries, Consumers Say Retailers are not meeting customer expectations, and in many cases are missing on the fundamentals, according to a new 15,800 respondent global consumer study by Oracle Retail. Case in point, the two sides dramatically disagree on how easy it is to return purchases. While 57 percent of the 210…

JDA Luminate Store Optimizer Enhances In-Store Experience with New Collaboration Capabilities

JDA’s New Dynamic Tasking Module Automatically Prioritizes the Most Important Tasks First, Driving a Lift in Customer Satisfaction and Affinity Sales and Letting Stores Return to Their Role as Merchants NRF Big Show- An optimal, customer-first in-store retail experience is the cornerstone for many retailers looking to gain competitive advantage within brick-and-mortar stores amid the rise of e-commerce. Today, JDA Software, Inc., launched new collaborative capabilities within its Luminate Store Optimizer SaaS solution…

Don’t Abandon Your Brick & Mortar Strategy: Consumers Still Value In-Store Experiences

The rise of the digital era has caused consumer expectations to increase across all industries, but especially in retail. Consumers not only want the possibility to shop at the click of a button, but they are craving a complete omnichannel shopping experience that connects past experiences, present purchases and proactive ideas to their future. While there is certainly continued growth within online shopping, there remains a strong attraction for in-store visits and purchasing. Brick and mortar competition is at an…

Global Survey Reveals Significant Shifts in Christmas Holiday Shopping Patterns as Shoppers Seek Safe In-Store and Online Experiences

Hybrid shopping model emerges blending technology with physical store experiences A new survey* of 2,000 UK and US consumers, conducted on behalf of JRNI, the experiential relationship management (XRM) platform for scheduling and managing personalized experiences at scale, reveals consumers are taking a more considered approach toward Black Friday and Christmas holiday season spending and behavior this year. One fifth (20%) of US shoppers plan to spend more this Christmas indicating that there’s a desire by some to shake…

It’s Culture Thing Now: Onus is on Retailers to Deliver In-Store Shopping Experiences

COVID-19 crisis runs deep into every business model. Particularly for retail, in-store shopping experiences has become a topic of serious discussion. Retail has always been under serious pressure to adapt to widening physical and digital shopping experiences, even as new e-commerce competitors kept taking a lion's share off sales and profits. Before the pandemic hit, we were already inching closer to the death of the High Street. But with lockdown restrictions and now, new COVID containment measures in place, its demise…

Virtual Reality Company Offers In-Store Shopping Experience with Home Delivery During Coronavirus Social Distancing

Many people are homebound, due to the Coronavirus and can't get to the store. As a solution, LifeStyles In 360, a Florida-based tech company which originally created Virtual Reality shopping experiences for Whole Foods Market and The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, will bring the in-store shopping experience to online users with home delivery. Marketing Technology News: SalesHood Steps Up to Offer Free Usage of Its Sales Enablement Platform During COVID-19 Crisis Unlike the…

Live Chat, In-Store Pickup, and Ship to Store Boost the Retail Customer Experience

43% of online retail customers are more likely to purchase from a retailer that offers online chat A new retail report based on a survey conducted by CFI Group and Radial shows that today's shoppers expect easy and immediate chat assistance online and flexible delivery options that fit into their busy schedules. Live online chat during an online purchase has become ubiquitous. In fact, 25% of online retail customers reported they had used chat at least three separate times when placing an online order over the past 12…

Wireless Carriers Losing Device Sales to Amazon as Website and In-Store Purchase Experiences Waver, J.D. Power Finds

T-Mobile, Cricket and Consumer Cellular Rank Highest for Purchase Experience in Respective Segments Wireless carriers are confronting increased competition for device sales from third-party ecommerce sites, according to the J.D. Power 2019 US Wireless Purchase Experience Full-Service Performance Study—Volume 2 and the J.D. Power 2019 US Wireless Purchase Experience Non-Contract Performance Study—Volume 2. Specifically, the percentage of device purchases made via carriers' websites and overall level of…

The Great Experience Divide: How is In-Store Shopping versus Digital Natives Shaping E-Commerce?

New feature empowers brands to leverage social proof through reviews to drive sales and accelerate growth Yotpo, an innovation leader in commerce marketing, announced the release of integration enhancements to SAP Commerce Cloud that gives brands the powerful ability to transform customer engagement into advocacy and social proof. Developed by SAP in collaboration with Yotpo, the integration is powered by smart algorithms that help eCommerce merchants collect customer reviews and photos more effectively and automatically…

Globe Expands its Partnership with Amdocs to Revolutionize the Online Retail Experience

Amdocs, a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has expanded its agreement with Globe Telecom, one of the Philippines’ largest telecommunications providers, to revolutionize its online retail experience. As the Philippines transitions to the new normal and overcomes COVID-19 challenges, Amdocs powered by, in3D-Tech - a 3D software development company - and Globe joined forces to experiment with an innovative form of engagement for Globe’s online users. The pilot offers a virtual…

PUMA India Ramps up its Online Consumer Experience with Salesforce

Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced that PUMA India has partnered with Salesforce to leverage Commerce Cloud. The aim is to provide its digitally savvy consumers with an unmatched user experience online that reflects the brand’s high quality in-store presence. As businesses across India navigate how to engage with their customers in the new normal, technology companies have a key role to play in digitally transforming the way businesses connect with their customers. Replicating retail on digital platforms can be…

GameStop Partners With Klarna to Offer Gaming Community a More Innovative and Flexible Shopping Experience Online and in Store

GameStop will also participate in `Playing for Keeps,' Klarna's interactive, live-streamed gaming events featuring world-renowned gamers and celebrities Klarna, the leading global payments provider and shopping service, announced that it has entered into an agreement with GameStop to provide the world's largest retailer of video games and pop culture collectibles merchandise access to its flexible, secure and interest-free buy now, pay later payment service. GameStop will also be featured in Playing for Keeps, Klarna's…

LiveArea Names New SVP of Global Experience and Innovation

LiveArea, a global customer experience, and commerce agency and a business unit of PFSweb, announced the appointment of Barry Fiske as its Senior Vice President of Global Experience and Innovation. Fiske brings an accomplished career in design and customer experience transformation to LiveArea. Previously, he served as Group Vice President at Publicis Sapient where he spent more than 10 years. He has a long track record of driving new business growth and piloting innovation for leading brands, combining the power of…

Trax Launches Retail Watch in Americas to Help Grocery Retailers Automate In-Store Data Collection and Optimize Operations

Computer vision and IoT-powered shelf monitoring solution provides continuous, real-time shelf data to automate shelf condition measurement, resulting in improved product availability and store execution standards Trax, a leading global provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail, has officially launched Retail Watch in the Americas. Retail Watch, a computer vision-powered store monitoring and intelligence solution, helps grocery retailers automate in-store data collection and optimize operations. This…

Pinterest Announces Pins Ad Monetization Features to Improve Shopping Experience

US-based image sharing and social media services platform Pinterest has announced key features to boost shopping experiences and boost ad monetization opportunities ahead of the holiday season. Pinterest is rolling out new shopping tools for Pinners and advertisers to deliver highly contextual ad experience on their platform. These ad technology features take every Pinners' and advertisers closer to making 'every Pin shoppable'. Quick Summary of New Pinterest Ad Technology Announcement and Features Not every retailer can…

Quotient Unveils New In-Store Digital Out-Of-Home Inventory Powered by Deterministic Shopper Purchase Data

Quotient, the leading digital promotions, media, and analytics company for CPG and retail marketing, announced the availability of an in-store network of Digital Out-Of-Home (DOOH) inventory, allowing brands to execute targeted brick and mortar campaigns in convenience, grocery, and drugstore locations using proprietary shopper intent data and exclusive shopper purchase data. With the addition of high-impact in-store DOOH inventory to their marketing mix, brands can reach millions of consumers, engaging them during the…

New Consumer Survey from Vertebrae Reveals Shoppers Are Seeking Virtual Experiences to Overcome Online Shopping Hurdles

Vertebrae, the technology leader in web-based 3D & augmented reality (AR) solutions for retail, announced findings from a major consumer survey that looks at shopping behaviors during the ongoing pandemic as retailers prepare for the all-important holiday season. The survey found that even as retail outlets reopen across the country, close to 1 in 2 shoppers (48%) still do not believe it’s safe to shop in stores. And nearly 4 in 10 (38%) won’t try on apparel or accessories or test makeup in the store -- and that…

Salsify Launches Industry-First Commerce Experience Management Platform for Brand Manufacturers

Salsify announces the launch of its Commerce Experience Management (CommerceXM) platform, empowering brand manufacturers to win on the digital shelf by delivering the commerce experiences consumers demand anywhere they choose to shop online. The expanded CommerceXM platform combines Salsify's existing Product Experience Management solution (Integrated PIM, DAM & Experience Builder) with core commerce capabilities designed to enable sales both across retailer/distributor channels as well as marketplaces, social…

New Global Mood Media Study Reveals Two-Thirds (67%) of Consumers Have Returned to Non-Essential Shopping In-Store

More than half predict shopping habits to return to normal by or before the summer of 2021 80% of consumers globally feel comfortable with health & safety measures put in place in stores Many report spending less money and less time shopping in-store than before COVID-19 US consumers most concerned out of countries polled of catching COVID-19 in-store The desire for sensory experiences in-store remains key With COVID-19 lockdown measures around the world easing, just under…