Category Archives: Part 7: Communicating with the Customer

This sub-category encompasses establishing and maintaining a retail image, and promotional strategy.

H&M Is Now Using Data Analytics

Just a few years ago, H&M was charging along as a leading purveyor of “cheap chic.” In recent times, it has not done nearly as well. Hence, H&M is now using data analytics more actively than before.   Why and … Continue reading

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Macy’s New Story

After a long period of weak results, Macy’s may finally be turning things around. And there is also Macy’s new Story.   Recent Results Are Positive According to Paul LaMonica, writing for CNN Money: “Don’t count out Macy’s yet. Digital sales … Continue reading

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Bonobos Showcases Diversity

At Bonobos, an online men’s clothier, the focus is on the following: “Shopping for clothes is a pain. We’re here to make it painless, and maybe even fun. A Better Experience. Like most guys, we’re not big fans of shopping. … Continue reading

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FierceRetail’s Weekly Roundup

Each week, FierceRetail presents its roundup of key retailing events.  FierceRetail is a well-rounded site with information on stores, digital, technology, and operations. In addition, it offers a resources section.  Here are four recent stories from its retail roundup: Nestle … Continue reading

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Data Analytics Can Enhance Customer Experiences

We know that using data analytics can enhance customer experiences. And in a big way. Thus, this post takes a marketing client perspective of analytics. For a further look at data analytics, visit these posts: Data Analytics Can Help Predict … Continue reading

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Do Not Fall Prey to Scams

As consumers, we certainly want to avoid being scammed. But, that is not always a simple task. Thus, we present several tips so you do not fall prey to scams. First, take a look at these posts about bad company … Continue reading

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Online Shopping Behavior Is Still Evolving

As we reported yesterday, the future of E-commerce is brighter than ever.  Now, we study how online shopping behavior is still evolving. In this post, we look at: (1) online shopping trends and (2) the recent success of eBay. The material … Continue reading

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