‘The phrase “customer experience” gets a lot more play than it did in the business world in the past, when people would simply throw it around synonymously with the phrase “customer service.” We’ve established these two things are definitely not the same.
Customer experience is now seen as a key business strategy for every brand.’ BARE shares an article by Blake Morgan for Forbes on Five Trends Shaping The Future Of Customer Experience In 2019.
‘Most of those changes are driven by consumer demand. Customers crave personalized, frictionless experiences, and companies are sprinting to deliver them. But this idea of constant transformation can present a seemingly insurmountable challenge for companies that are struggling in today’s complex business environment.
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‘Waiting until the weekend to do your holiday shopping? You’re not alone: This coming Saturday, coined “Super Saturday”, may be the biggest spending day of the year.’ BARE shares an article by Anne Riley Moffat and Matthew Boyle for Bloomberg on how This Saturday Is When the Money’s Spent.
‘Although Black Friday used to be America’s biggest single shopping day, the final Saturday before Christmas took the title four or five years ago as more retailers began their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day — or weeks before, said Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners.
U.S. shoppers will spend an estimated $26 billion on Dec. 22, beating the $24 billion they shelled out on the day after Thanksgiving, the industry researcher said.
‘Shoppers will go into the holiday season with high expectations this year. They’ll want great deals, custom offers, on-time delivery, and a little something for themselves—no matter what channel they’re using to work through their gift list.’ BARE shares an article by Danielle Savin for Digital Commerce 360 on 6 Steps to Elevate the Customer Experience this Holiday Season.
‘To meet shoppers’ rising expectations of easy and engaging shopping experiences, now’s the time to review and prepare your holiday messaging, personalization, mobile optimization, shipping strategy, and self-gifting offers. Follow these simple steps to deliver an engaging and rewarding customer experience during the holidays and beyond.
‘Consumer spending is up, but so are expectations for great experiences and deals.’ BARE shares an article by Judith Aquino for 1to1 Media on How Is the 2018 Holiday Customer Experience Shaping Up?
‘Consumer confidence is at an 18-year high and holiday shoppers are ready to spend. Total retail sales in the U.S are expected to exceed $1 trillion during the holiday season, representing the “strongest growth since 2011,” according to eMarketer. But, if there’s anything to be learned from the so-called retail apocalypse, it’s that retailers can’t rely on the same strategies they used seven years ago.
Customer experience matters. And consumers are ready to move on if a brand’s products and services fail to meet their expectations. So, what can we expect from retailers this holiday season?