Tag Archives: store

Music Improves Customer Experience, Even in Serious Settings

Store retailers will try anything (almost) to enhance the customer experience. This includes Engineering a Great Retail Customer Experience and Worlds of Online and Offline Businesses Continue to Merge.  Today’s post is on how music improves customer experience.   Music Improves Customer Experience An … Continue reading

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The Future Roles of the Physical Store

As we are well aware, many traditional brick-and-mortar stores are evolving in response to the impact of online shopping — which more and more people are using both to acquire information and to make purchases without visiting a store. Big … Continue reading

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Rating a Store from the Shopper’s Viewpoint

As Patricia M. Johnson, CMC and Richard F. Outcalt write for the Retail Owners Institute: “We’ve all shopped stores that have made such a bad first impression we’ve vowed they won’t have the opportunity to make a second. But even if you … Continue reading

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What’s Next for Traditional Stores?

As we know, traditional brick-and-mortar retailing is far from dead. However, it is changing and it is affected by alternative shopping formats. So, what’s next? eMarketer reports that: “Thanks to digital devices, mobile in particular, the path to purchase starts … Continue reading

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Tracking Shoppers from the Web to the Store?

As store retailers continue to grapple with the competition from online firms, they have become more interested in tracking the success of digital advertising in luring shoppers to their stores. With that in mind, Google is developing a new program for store … Continue reading

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Do You Know How Shoppers Rate Your Store?

We recognize that shoppers today often have high expectations with regard to the store shopping experience. Do you regularly track your customers’ attitudes across a wide range of store shopping attributes? The Retail Owners Institute (ROI) puts it this way: “We’ve … Continue reading

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A Retailing Call to Action: More Bad News About Hacking

The back story about the recent hacking episode with Target keeps getting worse!! And the implications for ALL retailers is clear: They must be more vigilant in protecting their computer networks; and they must be more responsive when hackers have … Continue reading

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