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2019 Retail Trends

Filed in Blog, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Retail by on November 14, 2018 0 Comments
2019 Retail Trends

If we don’t look ahead we risk being left in the dust, and perhaps nowhere is that risk greater than with the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a practical retail technology. AI has left the lab, and although its long-range impacts and unexpected consequences remain the domain of science fiction writers, brands and retailers …Continue Reading

Many E-Commerce Sites Are Stupid

Many E-Commerce Sites Are Stupid

E-commerce sites don’t make sense. In many cases they look like every other site, cluttered and not easy to search for the Contact Us number. If a telephone number can be located, it is usually buried in a maze of other categories or only available through the company’s search engine. Even when you find a telephone …Continue Reading

Is it Worth Paying Experienced Retail Associates Higher Salaries?

Is it Worth Paying Experienced Retail Associates Higher Salaries?

In a recent article in The Washington Post,  Minimum Wages are Rising, Pay for Experienced Retail Workers is Not, the authors write,“Retailers have made headlines for raising their minimum hourly wages in quick succession — CVS to $11, Costco to $13, Target to $15 by 2020 — while 29 states and the District now require …Continue Reading

Ten Tips for Effective Networking

Filed in Blog by on August 8, 2018 0 Comments
Ten Tips for Effective Networking

According to Webster’s dictionary, networking is “the cultivation of a productive relationships for employment or business.” The key word is relationship. Unfortunately, the majority of people in the business community don’t seem to understand that important part of the definition.  I thought it would be helpful to outline ten tips to help initiate relationships that …Continue Reading

Talking About Repeat Business is Worth Repeating

Talking About Repeat Business is Worth Repeating

It’s rare that retailers ever talk about or report statistics on repeat customers. Stats are publicized on store over store results, year-by-year. But, that’s it. If you google repeat business, a Bain & Co. study from 2000 pops-up. Yes, the most recent study appears to be 18 years old. That study found that increasing customer …Continue Reading