Category Archives: Part 2: Ownership, Strategy Mix, Online, Nontraditional

This sub-category encompasses retail institutions by ownership type, retail institutions by store-based strategy mix, and Web, nonstore-based, and other nontraditional forms of retailing.

End of Amazon 1-Click Exclusivity, Start of Hilton Relationship

Each day seems newsworthy for Amazon. It appears on a regular in media stories and on social media sites. These are  just a handful of our 2017 posts on Amazon.   Amazon’s Desired Attributes for Job Applicants.   Amazon: King of the Retail World.   Amazon Dives … Continue reading

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How to Be Safe Online

As we know, hacking and identity theft make us more vulnerable than ever  when we shop with a credit or debit card — whether in a store, over the phone, or online. So, we need to do all we can … Continue reading

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Time to Close the Customer Experience Gap

Customer experience includes all interfaces that firms have with people. A great experience leads to satisfaction and repeat business. Accordingly, closing the customer experience gap is vital. Closing the Customer Experience Gap Some firms are rather weak in this area … Continue reading

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Next-Day Delivery and Same-Day Delivery

Next-day delivery and same-day delivery are hot shipping topics. And they impact shopping. Their use will grow for the foreseeable future.   Background For a long time, buyers knew mail and deliveries would take days or weeks. In fact, the … Continue reading

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Engineering a Great Retail Customer Experience

In 2017, we have presented several posts on the retail experience. The topic is that important! Here are some of these posts: Omnichannel and Great Customer Experiences How Good Is the Customer Experience YOU Offer? Informative Infographic on the Customer Shopping Experience 2017 … Continue reading

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UPS to Aid Retailers in Return Process

Many firms not named Amazon are looking for a way to greatly improve the customer return process. Now, UPS comes to the rescue. As Andria Cheng reports for eMarketer: “In retailers’ fight against Amazon, it looks like there is a new … Continue reading

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Shopping Centers’ Impact

Despite the downward trend in the overall popularity of shopping centers, they still account for a sizeable part of the U.S. economy. Their impact remains enormous — even if reduced. According to various sources — International Council of Shopping Center … Continue reading

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