Tag: Retail

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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Black Friday 2023 trends

Top 3 digital trends to expect for Black Friday 2023

Retail sales growth slowed in September as consumers struggled with higher housing and fuel costs, according to the latest data from the British Retail Consortium. Economic uncertainty means people are prioritising spending on necessities and around two-thirds (67%) of adults are spending less...

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This year’s Black Friday goal should be all about customer retention 

Since Europe adopted the American-born Black Friday phenomenon, the annual event has become a key element of the retail calendar across the continent. According to PwC France, last year’s festivities across parts of Europe were overshadowed by the cost of living...

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livestream shopping

Ready, steady, shop: The future of livestream shopping

A market estimated by Coresight Research to be worth $512 billion with brands such as TikTok, Poshmark and eBay testing out the craze, livestream shopping is ready for its European moment. Mixing the best of both worlds, the comfort of online shopping and the interaction of hitting the high...

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Content commerce

Advancing content commerce to enhance the customer experience during Christmas trading 

Christmas trading is rapidly approaching. For retailers this highly pressurised time of year is set against sluggish economic growth and high inflation, making it especially vital that they make the most of this prime sales period.   But the economy isn’t the...

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Synethic data in retail

The future of retail: how synthetic data creates enhanced customer experiences

In 2016, a viral YouTube video showcased a new convenience store concept. It quickly gained over 16 million views and sparked much online chatter. The store allowed customers to walk in, pick up their items, and leave. No queues, no...

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