What’s Trending: Chatbots in Retail

What’s Trending: Chatbots in Retail

Many retailers are utilizing chatbots to answer simple customer inquiries that won’t tie up customer service representatives. Chatbots can provide product recommendations, process orders and send shipping information updates, answer simple frequently asked questions, and assist with the shopping experience. Utilizing chatbots on your store’s social media pages, like Facebook and Twitter, can enhance your … Continue reading

How To: Create a Positive Customer Experience

How To: Create a Positive Customer Experience

In the changing era of retail, brick-and-mortar shops are still coming up short on winning over shoppers with in-store experiences. In a survey, GPShopper found that more than one-third of shoppers said they “feel nothing” when asked about their initial reaction after shopping in stores. When consumers feel indifferent about their shopping experience, they will … Continue reading

What’s Trending: Robots in Retail Stores

What’s Trending: Robots in Retail Stores

Having customer associates present in a store to answer customer’s inquiries is the main thing that separates brick-and-mortar from online stores. Often students do their research online, but they head into a store to get any remaining questions or concerns answered and ultimately to buy the product. It’s important to have retail associates ready and … Continue reading

Tips and Tricks: Creating a Unique Online Store

Tips and Tricks: Creating a Unique Online Store

With big competitors out there like Amazon, it’s important to differentiate your online presence from others. To put things in prospective, ask yourself why students would purchase from you instead of other online outlets. Add value to your online store to make it unique and optimize it so it’s easy for students to navigate and … Continue reading

How To: Use Emojis Effectively in Marketing

How To: Use Emojis Effectively in Marketing

Emojis are taking over social media and to stay relevant it’s important to incorporate them in your online marketing since 92% of the population uses emojis in messaging. The term emoji has become so popular, in 2015 Oxford Dictionaries named it as word of the year in 2015. A survey from Emogi discovered 75% of … Continue reading

What’s Trending: Online Video

What’s Trending: Online Video

Video viewing continues to explode and according to AOL, 57% of consumers are watching videos on their mobile phones daily. Video has become the most engaging type of content available today, and with all the technology available it’s never been easier or more affordable to create video to post on your social media. 59% of … Continue reading