Tag Archives: interactive

Live Chat Software Adds to the Online Experience

Guest Blogger Today’s post is by David Campbell, who blogs about customer service trends for ClickDesk live chat and helpdesk software. He is an active freelance writer and his other interests include organic SEO and growth hacking. _______________________________________________________________________ Whether you’re … Continue reading

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When’s the Best Time to Shop for the Holidays?

Consumers have many sources to consult when purchasing holiday gifts, from shopping tips to price trackers. The Wall Street Journal has created a new interactive Christmas Sales Tracker tool:  “The Journal created this tracker to monitor price movements for the holiday’s hottest … Continue reading

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An Interesting Look at Sales Tax Holidays

We know that most states require retailers to collect sales tax. But did you know that there are many sales tax holidays for specific goods and services? Avalara, a sales tax automation company, has developed a neat interactive sales tax … Continue reading

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The Best in Interactive Technology and Digital Signage

The nonprofit Digital Screenmedia Association recently announced its annual DSA Industry Excellence Awards for digital signage, mobile, and self-service kiosk technology. As reported by Selfserviceworld.com: “The awards covered a wide spectrum, ranging from educational digital signage kiosks in a children’s park to … Continue reading

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Interactive Technology Becoming More Important

Technology-based experiential retailing is becoming more of a key competitive advantage for retail stores in their fight against customer showrooming. Retail Touchpoints recently published an excellent report on this topic, written by Jonathan Lee, entitled Using Innovative Technology to Address the Showrooming … Continue reading

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Window Shopping Goes High Tech

High-tech window displays are bringing new life to shopping. It’s fun, too. Consider this illustration: adidas NEO “is taking window shopping to a new level with an interactive digital window concept that connects to your smartphone. Now it is possible to shop … Continue reading

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Store Mannequins Mimic Customer Movements in Japan

There are many fun uses of technology by Japanese retailers to encourage more shopper engagement. John Yong reports for designtaxi.com that: “Japanese clothing retailer United Arrows has found an innovative way to make customers pay attention to its display windows. It … Continue reading

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