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The Aftermath Part 2: Why Some Retailers Lost the 2017 Holiday Shopping Season

The Aftermath Part 2: Why Some Retailers Lost the 2017 Holiday Shopping Season

When you hear about eCommerce growth rates of nearly 20% year-over-year, you may think that the rising tide will raise all boats. But in instead, some of the world’s biggest retail brands struggled this holiday spending season. Let’s take a closer look at 3 reasons some retailers fell short of holiday expectations.

3 Reasons Omnichannel Retail Fails (and What to Do Instead)

3 Reasons Omnichannel Retail Fails (and What to Do Instead)

Despite the rise of omnichannel, retailers are still losing ground to Amazon. There are plenty of reasons why omnichannel strategies fall short. But if you want to move past them, you need to change the focus of customer conversations in retail.

Your Brand, Your Experience, Your Data: Thoughts from Phocuswright 2017

Your Brand, Your Experience, Your Data: Thoughts from Phocuswright 2017

We are back to San Francisco after our first Phocuswright 2017 and feel collectively energized about who we met and what we learned throughout the week. Now that we’ve had some time to reflect, here are some of our key takeaways about how customer conversations fit into the future of travel.

Facilitating the Lifetime Customer Conversation

Facilitating the Lifetime Customer Conversation

It’s time to bring sales and support back together. Back to the 1:1 relationships we had before mass marketing and the internet. That’s the premise I set in Part 1 of this two-part series. But what I’ve found is that getting people on board with this concept isn’t the problem. You’re probably already spending time […]

Beyond Messaging—Building the Lifetime Customer Conversation

Beyond Messaging—Building the Lifetime Customer Conversation

Omnichannel appears to be the perfect response to mobile-first consumers. However, omnichannel doesn’t overcome the roadblock to more conversational business—traditional organizational siloes. Rather than viewing mobile messaging or other omnichannel tools as an endgame, it’s time to look at the bigger picture and organize your business around the lifetime customer conversation.

Marketplace apps need native communications

The Web 1.0 model of Craigslist is giving way to focused mobile marketplaces that allow for a richer interaction between participants. Communication in marketplace apps creates trust: the more contextual and clear the communication in the app, the more trust is established. See why native communication is key to mobile marketplaces.