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Insight: the future of retail is the connected customer experience

I recently attended the Omnichannel Summit hosted by The Retail Bulletin and it was a fantastic opportunity to network with likeminded retailers and industry specialists. During… View Article

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Insight: the future of retail is the connected customer experience

I recently attended the Omnichannel Summit hosted by The Retail Bulletin and it was a fantastic opportunity to network with likeminded retailers and industry specialists. During the day, I was engaged in (not for the first time over the last year), a lengthy discussion, debate, and deliberation with my peers around ‘Omnichannel’.

Omnichannel enables retailers to seamlessly engage with their customers across all channels. It can significantly improve the customer experience by ensuring that as customers move from channel to channel, their context and history moves with them. Consumers today expect this type of seamless experience from the companies they interact with most frequently. The promise of omnichannel back to the retailer has always been a better customer experience, barrier-free or frictionless shopping and enhanced brand differentiation.

The digital revolution has raised the bar for retailers. A retailer may offer a smartphone app, same-day delivery, personalised recommendations and even mobile or contactless payments, but if these capabilities don’t blend seamlessly across multiple channels, the customer experience will be inferior to that of a competitive brand who may do some or all these things well.

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RETAIL EVENTS

The HR Summit 2019
The HR Summit 2019
8 October 2019
Hallam Conference Centre, London W1W 6JJ
Company values, collaboration with employees and driving a major HR transformation to create a truly omnichannel experience, need to be at the heart of the organisation's culture and brand
AI in Retail Conference 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
16 October 2019
Cavendish Conference Center, London W1G 9DT
CONFERENCE AIMED AT RETAILERS WORKING IN MARKETING, IT, DIGITAL, DATA AND TECHNOLOGY
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2020
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2020
5 February 2020
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy
Future of Retail Marketing 2020
Future of Retail Marketing 2020
10 June 2020
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1G 9DT
The Future of Retail Marketing for Customer Engagement