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Omnichannel. Multichannel. Cross channel. What is the difference and which is more effective at engaging and delighting your customers? Here, BARE International shares an article by  for Forbes on What Does Real Omnichannel Service Look Like?

‘Omnichannel emerged as a term for B2C retailers, describing the ability for customers to have a consistent experience over traditional channels and new, information-rich digital channels. In the world of CX, it has come to mean that customers can move from channel of engagement to channel of engagement while always progressing along the customer journey. That means seamless journey continuity, from first touch to checkout, support, returns, and beyond.

There is a hierarchy of customer communication, and they mean different things for customers and agents…

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BARE International is proud and humbled to be chosen, for the second year in a row, as a preferred Mystery Shop Company for shoppers around the world.

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Thanks to technology (define ‘Instagram-worthy’?), we see exponential change in what defines an ‘experience’ when you’re shopping. Here, BARE International shares an article by Harley Finkelstein for Forbes on 5 Trends That Change The Way Your Customer Shop

‘A few weeks ago, my wife pulled me into a big name department store to look for an engagement gift for a friend. I rarely set foot in department stores anymore and I thought the experience might be nostalgic, even fun. Within seconds I was full of regret. Trying to navigate floors and floors of haphazardly organized, uncurated stock in search of a specific product wasn’t just frustrating, it was defeating—second only to the difficulty in trying to flag down an actual salesperson to help us out.

There’s no excuse for a shopping experience like that any longer.’

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As we come upon a long weekend in the United States that is often synonymous with barbeques and retail sales, we at BARE remember and celebrate the service men and women who fought and continue to serve for our country. Our deepest gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice of our fallen heroes. BARE International shares an article and infographic from John S Kiernan of WalletHub on 2018 Memorial Day Facts.

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Social media is still one of the most effective ways to grow a business and brand on the internet today, but there’s still a large question mark with most B2B companies not seeing value in it. The truth is though, social media can provide a huge value in acquiring new customers when used strategically.

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The more technology advances, the more it’s integrated into our daily lives. As people change their behaviors, marketers, salespeople, and customer support reps will need to react. Instead of thinking of a desktop experience, a mobile experience, a tablet experience, we’ll need to pursue one, holistic approach — an omni-channel experience.  Read more