Tag Archives: trust

Will Tracking Cookies Become Obsolete?

One question arising among Web experts: Will Tracking Cookies Become Obsolete? First, let us define the term. According to PC Magazine: “A tracking cookie involves data stored in the user’s computer by a Web site being visited. ‘Third-party’ advertisers place … Continue reading

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Consistency Makes Good Customer Experiences Better

Consistency makes good customer experiences better for all parties. Thus, we must ask. Are firms doing well with customer service (the customer experience). Or is it just hype? Some firms are doing well, other not so much. And consistency of … Continue reading

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Must Read!! Build Stronger Passwords NOW.

Our posts on password security span the entire period of our (Retailing A to Z) existence. In each case, our goal is for you to build stronger passwords NOW. Today’s post is a MUST READ.   Old Rules to Build … 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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Better Attracting Loyal Consumers

It is crucial that retailers continuously strive to attract and retain loyal shoppers — as we’ve discussed before. [Click here, for example]. As Martin Powton writes for Customer Think: “It takes so much effort to gain a customer now with an ever-increasing … Continue reading

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Great Post-Purchase Communication Is Essential

Post-purchase communication is a key to continued customer patronage as well as to long-term brand loyalty. Poor follow-up can be quite detrimental to customer relationships. So, how can we do better? Alexandra Sheehan, writing for Shopify, offers several observations and … Continue reading

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Informative Infographic on the Customer Shopping Experience

As we have discussed before, there are many factors that affect whether a shopper receives a good customer experience — and whether a shopper completes a purchase or becomes loyal to the company.   Take a look at this infographic … Continue reading

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