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The State of Omni-Channel Retail in India- Is it time yet?–Part 1

Author: Abhijeet Vijayvergia, VP-India and South-East Asia, Capillary Technologies. "I want us to stop talking about digital and physical retail as if they're two separate things. The customer doesn't think of it that way, and we can't either,"-- Doug McMillon, CEO Walmart. This quote clearly sums up the way ahead for omni Channel retail in India. Omni-channel has been the buzzword in the Indian retail world for quite some time now but omni-channel remains largely uncomprehended or misunderstood by the retail industry in India. The bigger question remains if it’s the right time for the Indian retailers and consumer goods [...]

Designing Loyalty Programs for an Omni Channel Customer

Author: Amrutha Aprameya, Product Marketing Manager, Capillary Technologies. Image Source: PYMNTS Does your loyalty program and customer engagement programs account for changing customer preferences? With over 7 billion global cell phone subscribers and nearly 1.7 billion active social media accounts online, the world continues to rapidly digitize. With the ever demanding customer expectations, retailers need to continuously innovate with technological solutions that go beyond the online transactions. As a retailer, you can leverage the ubiquity of mobile phones and the growing popularity of social media to ensure customer satisfaction while driving footfall and conversion rates. So let’s ask the key [...]

4 Ways #SocialMedia Insights Influence #Retail Sales

Over the last ten years, the rise of mass social media has completely transformed marketing. That impact has extended across all industries and has been especially prevalent in retail, where it has completely transformed the brand-customer relationship into a more customer-centric interaction. Furthermore, social media has made it so retailers can connect with more consumers than ever before. Facebook has grown to more than 11.1 billion users. Twitter clocks in at about 288 million active monthly users. These massive quantities of users have opened the door to a whole new capability for even the smallest retail shop, as well as some of the largest and most [...]

Nuances of Email Marketing; Part 2 The Email Sending Infrastructure

Email marketing is a key tool in today's digital marketing and customer loyalty landscapes. It is an essential marketing tool for retailers to reach their consumers effectively without cluttering their private time or space. In the first post of this series we discussed Email Lists. The Email list is often where you start the campaigning. It’s important to ensure that it belongs to your active consumers who are interested in receiving the content in your emails. That post was all about optimizing the email ids in your list to ensure your emails were going to the right people and getting [...]

3 Unconventional Ways To Improve E-Commerce Engagement

In today’s ADD-riddled world, holding customers attention is harder than ever and information overload is a real concern, especially online. Retailers who think outside the box routinely experience better e-commerce engagement and build better equity. Here are three unconventional ways to make your customer feel warm and fuzzy every time they interact with you. Display social shares. If you are likely to download an app based on a friend’s review why not a real product. It’s great to know who in your social network likes a particular product and since the customer knows that friend quite well (ok, well enough!), [...]

Nuances of Email Marketing; Part 1 The Email List

Email marketing is no longer only a tool used by spammers trying to trap hapless email users into clicking and buying their product with misleading information. Today, it is an essential marketing tool for retailers to reach their consumers effectively without cluttering their private time or space. Email is a very busy platform and therefore your marketing email has to prove its usefulness at many junctions before it reaches your consumers to actually claim their attention. This will be the first of a series of 3 blogs diving into the nuances of email marketing. There are a few different practices that [...]

5 Intelligent Customer Engagement Sessions At The NRF!

Our team couldn’t be more excited for Retail’s Big Show next week! This year, the NRF's focus seems to be heavily on consumer loyalty and mobile operations including digital shopping, the internet of things, and omni-channel retailing. To help you navigate over 45 breakout sessions, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 sessions retail marketers should not miss in their quest to be the brand that customers love. 1. Omni-Channel Strategies: How to Use Mobile to Increase Sales Joe Morrow, CEO Mobile Fusion & Jaime Vasquez, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Sunday 8:30–9:30am Room: Hall A, 1A 06-08 Learn the secrets [...]

What to Expect At Retail’s Big Show in 2015

Every year the retail industry descends upon New York City and spends four days networking, exploring and sharing the newest and coolest technologies in the industry. This year will be no different. From January 11-14, 2015 retailers from around the globe will be searching the EXPO halls of the NRF for the perfect solutions. This year, the focus seems to be heavily on consumer loyalty and mobile operations including; digital shopping, the internet of things, and omni-channel retailing. Our team is excitedly preparing for Retail’s Big Show, which has frequently been ranked as one of the Top 200 events in [...]

Top 4 Ways to Make the Most of your Mobile Marketing Strategies

There was a time when the concept of a cellphone was cutting edge. That time may very well have been a moment to connect the dots for Steve Jobs and other mobile device revolution pioneers. Mobile devices are now officially the most pervasive pieces of technology in consumers’ personal possession, as well as the most used piece of technology by consumers in a high percentage of contexts. For example, consumers can use mobile technologies both inside and outside stores to consume information and discover ideas. Retail stores in bustling cities are often full of active smartphone users, sometimes engaged directly [...]

Ready for a Customer Loyalty Program Pop Quiz?

Remember those good ole days back in high school when your teacher would just surprise you with a pop quiz? How I loved them. Marketers and retailers now it’s your turn! Take the Customer Loyalty Program Pop Quiz. Find out if your customer loyalty program is flexible enough to withstand the changing demands of your customers and the requirements of your business. Here’s how it works; I’ll list out 5 scenarios a typical retailer would face today. You need to see if your customer loyalty program can stand up to the challenge or not. For every ‘yes’ you get 5 [...]