Tag: Retail

RCS communication messaging

Empowering customer engagement in retail with RCS

Mobile commerce is experiencing a boom, projected to reach £100 billion in UK retail sales in 2024. With over 70% of UK adults considering mobile as essential for convenient online shopping, it is clear, at least to us, that retailers should focus on improving...

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customer loyalty programmes

Loyalty Subscription Programmes Are on the Rise: How to Take Them Higher

Loyalty programmes are essential to retailers of all stripes; they help build customer engagement, creating a sense of belonging and increasing customer trust through relevant rewards and personalised offers. They’re also evolving to become key revenue drivers and brand differentiators. Across the...

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in-stream checkout

Traditional purchase journeys are dying. The future lies in the in-stream checkout

As we head towards the second quarter of 2024, retailers can be forgiven for feeling nervous. Strong retail sales volumes in January 2024 were an encouraging sign, but look to be going against the grain with the UK currently in recession. Once again, retailers...

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AI in retail

What do consumers really think about AI in retail?

Not long ago, Artificial intelligence (AI) was something you only saw in sci-fi movies. Now, however, it is an everyday tool that people use to process data, create content, distribute information quickly and process data, and it’s here to stay.    Yes,...

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Hyperpersonalising Online Shopping Experiences for Tech-Savvy Gen Z Customers

In the digital realm, where the line between the physical and virtual worlds blur, no one navigates the online shopping landscape with as much ease as Gen Z. Born into a world of rapid technological advancements, this demographic has changed...

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Valentines shopping season decoration

From Valentine’s to Christmas: how can marketers make a success of every year-round shopping season?

The major winter holiday shopping event season (also known as the Golden Quarter) is now done for another year. Marketers may be forgiven for needing a breather. Starting from Black Friday through to the Boxing Day sales, the numerous shopping events...

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Retail data customer centricity

What does the rise in CCOs and data backed customer-centricity mean for retail?

Since 2020, 18 major retailers have added Chief Customer Officers (CCOs) to their executive leadership teams. It’s a trend worth unpacking. After all, customer-centricity isn’t new to retail. Why is it suddenly getting a seat at the executive table? The answer...

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Retail - environmentally conscious choices

The impact of the cost of living crisis on environmentally conscious choices in 2024

This piece was co-authored by Agop Ashjian, CEO of Shipup, and Edward Drax, CEO of Yocuda. The environmental crisis is a growing issue for both retailers and customers. A report by Recycling Lives found that 81% of people prefer to buy from retailers with an eco-conscious...

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weekly news by CXM

This week in CX: do consumers stay loyal to retailers that offer free returns?

Happy Friday! ‘This week in CX’ brings you the latest roundup of industry news. This week, we delve into the latest findings that drive retailers forward, exploring predictions about generative AI that could impact us all. Key news HubSpot and TikTok are joining forces...

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Omnichannel store digital experience

What does a true omnichannel store look like?

Self-checkouts. Mobile apps. In-store browsing touchscreens. Which of these digital capabilities is part of a retail omnichannel experience? The answer is all of them. However, as standalone offerings, these elements don’t result in a true omnichannel experience. As an increasing number...

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