Beyond walls: How retailers can bring back the magic of shopping
Brick-and-mortar retail isn’t going away. That seems obvious. Even as mobile continues to loom large and e-commerce in general grows—some 20% at the holidays this year by some measures—let’s remember that Americans still shop in stores some 95% of the time.
Consumers expect top-tier service and will take leave if retailers fail to deliver
Retail Customer Experience
Consumers still favor the in-store shopping environment, which is great news for pure-play brick and mortars, but true optimization from the trend isn’t going to happen unless customer experience is the best it can be. A new TimeTrade survey reveals customers expect better customer experience and there’s a disconnect between that expectation and what retailers are providing.
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Are Retailers Providing a Consistent Omnichannel Experience?
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How brick-and-mortar retailers can build shopper loyalty
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Retailers understand that loyal customers are the most profitable shoppers. While these consumers make buying decisions that are increasingly influenced by online channels, the vast majority of retail business in the United States is conducted in the physical store, and this isn’t changing with the Millennial generation.
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Retailers beware – consumers have set in-store experience bar even higher for 2016
TimeTrade's survey of more than 5,400 shoppers and 100 senior retail executives found that almost three-quarters (72%) of consumers in the U.S. plan to shop in-store this year as much as they did in 2015. However, they're expecting more from retailers and want a faster and more personalized shopping experience.
Survey Finds Consumers’ In-store Service Expectations Rising
In-store shopping will continue to drive revenue in 2016, but consumers will increasingly gravitate to retailers that deliver personalized service, according to new research from TimeTrade, a provider of online appointment scheduling. The growing disconnect between increasing customer expectations and current service offerings presents an opportunity for retailers who can tailor in-store shopping and provide a "concierge" experience.
Retail Alert! Consumers Still Dig That Tradtitional Shopping Experience
The Mad Marketer
Listen up retail marketers, here’s the skinny on consumer preferences in your space, and it might not be what you’re expecting. In fact, a recent survey of 5,444 consumers and 100 senior level-decision makers administered by TimeTrade, titled “The State of Retail 2016”, revealed that consumers, believe it or not, aren’t quite ready for a totally digital shopping experience.
Survey: Retailers falling short on in-store service
There is a growing disconnect between shoppers’ growing in-store service expectations and retailers’ current service offerings and focus for the coming year. That’s according to new research from TimeTrade, a provider of online appointment scheduling. The report surveyed more than 5,000 consumers about shopping habits and perceptions and 100 senior retail executives about their plans with customer experience. Results showed that while the majority of consumers still favor in-store shopping, service expectations are quickly rising, TimeTrade said.