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The Secret to Successful Omnichannel Retailing

Retailers’ worst fear is customers coming in store to browse, touch, feel and try, then leaving to go price hunting online – ultimately buying from an online retail competitor.  Worse, and what brings retailers out in cold sweats is a

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Posted in Brands, Case Studies, Customer Experience, Innovation, Retail Innovation

I want shoes as well as movies ‘On Demand’

Shoes made-to-measure were once the preserve of the rich and famous, or the unfortunate necessity for those with unusual shaped and sized feet. Not any more, mass customisation means we can personalise and procure idiosyncratically like never before. Shoe of

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Posted in Customer Experience, Innovation, Retail Innovation

Shoppers want seamless online -instore shopping experiences

A new study by management consultancy firm Accenture finds more US shoppers ‘webrooming’ than ‘showrooming’ in their hunt for products to buy. But it’s not all bad news for traditional retailers, the report also highlights shoppers responding to ‘seamless’ customer

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How Betabrand gets amazing customer engagement

Love this!  US online clothing retailer Betabrand offers instant discounts to customers in return for their pictures  in Betabrand clothes and accessories, simple enough – This example gets it right on every level – lovely tone of voice and personality

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How to Innovate with Pubic Hair: American Apparel

It would be churlish not to comment on US clothing retailer American Apparel ‘s decision to ‘shock’ using mannequins with full pubic hair. Seen here sporting a rather large ‘bush’ showing through flimsy undergarments, this plastic lady and her plastic

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Posted in Customer Experience, Innovation, Uncategorized

Amazing logistics lessons from Mumbai Dabawallahs

An incredible logistics story from Mumbai’s legendary Dabawallahs. In his TED talk Dr Pawan Agrawal explains how this Indian group rivals the likes of DHL …..many hail from the same village and they deliver hundreds and thousands of tiffin boxes

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Posted in Case Studies, Customer Experience, Innovation, Retail Innovation

Customer Relationship Management – remember me When It Matters

I used to live abroad and came back to the UK looking for lovely things and experiences to remind me of home. A kind of ‘Brit-fix’. One of these was regular visits to a very swanky country hotel with several

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