Do Customers Trust Your Tech? A Look at Technology and Data Protection
March 25, 2019 at 10:43 am

More and more companies, particularly retailers, are using chatbots to connect quickly with customers, enabling them to handle basic service needs faster and more efficiently. While many businesses and consumers have embraced chatbots and automated features in order to make service inquiries and share personal information, the relationship between customers, chatbots and brands still needs…

5 Ways to Update Your E-Commerce Site in the New Year
January 7, 2019 at 12:04 pm

The New Year is a perfect time to give your e-commerce site the refresh that it needs. With the holiday season behind us, it’s time to prep for the year ahead, and an important part of that is getting your website up-to-date. Not only do you likely need to update products or service offerings, but…

Saks Fifth Avenue Using a Chatbot to Help Holiday Shoppers Find the Perfect Gifts
December 20, 2018 at 11:49 am

For the second year in a row, Saks Fifth Avenue has launched a holiday gift guide chatbot. The upscale department store chain has partnered with Headliner Labs to offer the service on the official Saks Fifth Avenue Facebook page. Visitors to the page can activate the chatbot via the "Send a Message" button. The Facebook…

Keeping the (Customer) Love Alive With AI
November 29, 2018 at 10:34 am

In the past few months, we’ve heard the bell toll for several large retailers that are shuttering storefronts due to competitive pressures and less-than-favorable financial performances. The combination of these forces makes it critical for retailers to focus on building customer relationships — changing the one-time transactional buyer into a long-term brand advocate. While companies…

Voxpro CX Index: At the Corner of Technology and Human Experience
November 14, 2018 at 5:09 pm

According to the Voxpro CX Index: At the Corner of Technology and Human Experience, though, consumers still want human-to-human interaction. This means businesses need to deploy a balanced approach for CX. Voxpro, powered by TELUS International, surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers to determine how they feel about interacting with AI and automation, such as chatbots, and how well they trust businesses with their personal data.

David vs. Goliath: How SMBs Can Create a Competitive Edge With Customer Experience
October 12, 2018 at 8:58 am

It can be hard being a small business today. How does one compete with industry powerhouses that offer millions of SKUs and free two-day shipping? Amazon Prime Now, for example, has over 940,000 products available across 32 U.S. cities, and Target has 39 distribution centers in the U.S. alone. The human and capital resources needed…

Why Accuracy in Natural Language Processing is Crucial to the Future of AI in Retail
September 16, 2018 at 9:05 pm

More than ever before, artificial intelligence (AI) is being used as a way for people to communicate with brands. Retail companies in particular are turning to AI-powered chatbots as a critical part of their tech stack to deliver mass precision reach and a superior customer experience. In fact, retail is expected to overtake banking to…