CRM

Shoppers Have Choices, Are They Choosing You?
November 21, 2017 at 8:53 am

In this ever-changing marketplace, retailers are in constant pursuit of people-based marketing strategies to meaningfully improve shopper experiences, both in stores and online. Shoppers expect retailers to know their preferences, show them items they might be interested in, and make it easy to shop, buy and receive their orders fast. With the holiday season upon…

50 Best Tips of 2017
October 16, 2017 at 3:59 pm

A collection of the top tips featured in Total Retail’s magazine and e-newsletters this year, from content marketing to inventory management to merchandising, and much more.

The Churning Tides of Subscriber Retention
September 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

While the digital world continues to evolve, subscription-based online retail services are growing and becoming highly competitive and lucrative. This opportunity, however, isn't free of challenges, especially when it comes to acquiring and retaining subscribers. Often, online retailers make the strategic mistake of putting greater emphasis on attaining new subscribers over retaining existing ones —…

Sur La Table Invests in Improving the Customer Experience
July 31, 2017 at 1:51 pm

In episode 103 of Total Retail Talks, recorded at the Total Retail Talks Live! event in Seattle, Natalie Brown, director, experiential marketing, Sur La Table, talks about the kitchenware retailer's goal of being more than just a place where consumers can get products for their kitchens. Sur La Table seeks to be a source of…

Consumer Research Reveals New Customer Care and Brand Loyalty Insights
June 21, 2017 at 11:32 am

In this ever-changing marketplace, retailers are in constant pursuit of people-based marketing strategies to meaningfully improve shopper experiences, both in stores and online. Shoppers expect retailers to know their preferences, show them items they might be interested in, and make it easy to shop, buy and receive their orders fast. With the holiday season upon […]

Monro Repairs its Customer Engagement With Data Management Tool
June 12, 2017 at 2:05 pm

In an interview last week at CRMC 2017 in Chicago, Tom Tracy, senior vice president of marketing at Monro, an automotive services retail chain, discussed how the company is leveraging a new data management solution to help it better engage customers. About a year ago, Monro went through an RFP process to find a CRM…

How J.C. Penney Built its Best-in-Class Loyalty Program
June 9, 2017 at 11:57 am

The steps J.C. Penney took to update its current Rewards program were spelled out by Sherina Smith, vice president of loyalty, CRM and multicultural marketing at the 2017 CRMC (Customer Relationship Management Conference) in Chicago yesterday. During her presentation, Smith explained that J. C. Penney Rewards has been in operation since 2008, and has evolved over…

Ulta's Strategy for Winning Customers’ Loyalty
June 8, 2017 at 11:14 am

In a session yesterday at the CRM Conference (CRMC) in Chicago, Eric Messerschmidt, senior vice president, strategic marketing, CRM and loyalty at Ulta, discussed the beauty retailer's approach to customer retention. Ulta has a very active loyalty program, Ultamate Rewards, with more than 24 million members. Those customers have helped Ulta become a leader in…

PulseTV Relying on Email, Video for CRM
June 5, 2017 at 12:17 pm

In episode 95 of Total Retail Talks, recorded at our live podcast event in Chicago earlier this spring, Tom Zegar, co-founder of PulseTV, an online retailer of general merchandise, shares how the company is successfully using email marketing and video to engage, acquire and develop relationships with its customers.

Loyalty Has a New Number: How Brands Can Make the Top 5
May 24, 2017 at 10:28 am

Managers of retail loyalty programs have a new metric to remember. It's the number five. The 500Friends Q1 2017 global survey of loyalty program members and loyalty program managers examined the state of loyalty in the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sectors — revealing a number of surprising findings. Most consumers in North America,…