Tag: E-Commerce

7 Tips to Turn First Time Shoppers Into Repeat Customers

7 Tips to Turn First Time Shoppers Into Repeat Customers

Brick & mortar retailers are complaining about the dramatic reduction in customer traffic.  But, very few companies have a plan in place to turn a first time shopper into a repeat customer. In fact, most companies don’t have that concept, creating repeat business, front and center as a vital piece of their overall approach.  Most …Continue Reading

Retailers Should Have Hired Consumer Affairs Executives Years Ago to Bridge Brick & Mortar and E-commerce

Retailers Should Have Hired Consumer Affairs Executives Years Ago to Bridge Brick & Mortar and E-commerce

A hidden gem is something which is extremely outstanding and not many people know about.  The Consumer Affairs departments within major consumer product companies is one such gem. If retailers had included Consumer Affairs executives in strategy sessions to discuss how to add e-commerce to their mix, e-commerce never would have been set up as …Continue Reading

People Powered E-Commerce Sites Will Save The Retail Industry

People Powered E-Commerce Sites Will Save The Retail Industry

Brick & mortar retailers are struggling because consumers prefer to self-serve with e-commerce shopping.  The e-commerce channel reduces human-to-human contact and fails to build lasting customer relationships.  A recently published Retail Dive Consumer Survey found that “only 13 percent said consumers visit stores to pose questions to sales associates.”  Consumers are not “posing questions” in …Continue Reading

Can E-commerce Sites Create Personalized Customer Relationships?

Can E-commerce Sites Create Personalized Customer Relationships?

Can e-commerce sites create personalized customer relationships? As a customer loyalty thought-leader, my answer is always, emphatically, “yes”. Unfortunately, most e-commerce sites are missing a human component and fail to make that critical personal connection. The strongest loyalty or bond is between two people and not a brand or retailer.  Of course, there are exceptions …Continue Reading

Amazon’s Echo Phase II – Watch Out!

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Amazon’s Echo Phase II – Watch Out!

In July of this year, Amazon started offering Echo-only deals to encourage customers to shop with their signature voice. The Echo device, nickname Alexa, was first launched in early 2015. Alexa is your friend, capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do-lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real …Continue Reading