What do Gen Z shoppers really want?

Gen Z: a generation who value experience over product. They live in a world where gaming rules and the boundaries are blurred between real and digital lives. Gen Z is the tribe succeeding the millennials and preceding Generation Alpha; the gaming generation representing over 35% of consumers in 2020.

The new blended phygital reality is permeating Gen Z’s daily lives, and in-turn elevating the expectation in brand and retail experience; an experience that they still very much desire, but of course, on their terms. Digitization and hyper-reality are big culture drivers for them — especially in the creative sphere, where virtual gigs, artificial intelligence art and digital fashion are becoming increasingly relevant. Augmented reality filters continue to be one of the biggest influences on Instagram and Snapchat that bleed into retail, with Gen Z shaping and sharing their own otherworldly lives. Read more…..

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Retail-as-a-Service: What it Means for Commerce Innovation and Survival

Retailers burdened by legacy store technology and disparate commerce systems are hobbled when the focus becomes point-of-sale (POS) lanes, hardware and disjointed commerce engagement.

These retailers are at the mercy of software vendors who control the applications that drive current commerce experiences and are led to deliver one-off initiatives to fill gaps in customer expectations. The crux of the omnichannel challenge is this continued proliferation of regret spend and inability to scale with precision and agility.  Read more…

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Please don’t touch: The future of experiential retail in the era of coronavirus

In the short term, brands have been moving online to engage consumers, but with stores reopening, retailers will have to shift away from or reimagine high-touch services.

What’s the purpose of a store? Technically, it’s to offer up products to customers and, more importantly, get them to buy those products. But in recent years, the purpose of a store has been brought into question as startups and traditional retailers alike explore what has become the pinnacle of physical retail: experiential retail. Or, to specify: successful experiential retail.  Read more….

Do you have an ecommerce strategy to deal with the new reality? Can your business manage a “low touch” market? Talk to the CX experts and explore the options available to you. Lets talk!

Digital Transformation: 5 Ways Small Retailers Can Generate Big Outcomes

In recent decades, digital transformation has changed the way we shop, revolutionizing how we find and purchase all types of goods and services. As a result, today’s consumers now expect frictionless experiences whenever and wherever they shop. And today, providing the ability for customers to shop whenever and from wherever they want and need to, is more critical than ever. Read more…..

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Retail’s Moonshot Moment: Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Retailers have a unique opportunity to shoot for the moon and re-engineer their businesses after coronavirus. Smart retailers won’t let the opportunity go to waste.

Retail is recovering after the coronavirus lockdown, but it isn’t business as usual because a pandemic crisis is much different than other economic free falls. Covid-19 forced booming businesses to halt in a matter of days. Non-essential workers were sent home, the general public sheltered in place, and state governments assumed regulatory control. Read more…

Looking to restructure your retail business. Competing priorities, a multitude of options? Not sure which way?  Talk to the people who have knowledge in the digital domain, are willing to listen and have sat in your seat. Lets talk!