Customer Acquisition

Shoppers of the Future Want More Than Brands Can Give
September 12, 2019 at 11:56 am

We live in a “Jetsons”-like reality: robots can deliver our packages, we can place an order through our TV, and everything is available at the click of a button. (Hopefully that doesn’t mean we’re headed toward a “Wall-e”-like reality, too.) But do these so-called “futuristic” features speak to what the modern shopper actually wants from…

The Most Important Retail Marketing Metric You Might Be Missing
September 10, 2019 at 11:18 am

Most business leaders want to run an enterprise that's truly “great.” Some are satisfied with running a “good” business, and in many circumstances there's nothing wrong with that. Over the long haul however, there’s a problem with just being “good.” As the venerable Jim Collins has researched and proven, all businesses over time break one…

What You Need to Know About Consumer Shopping Habits
August 30, 2019 at 9:37 am

As Lightspeed's vice president of marketing, I’m always on the hunt for ways to empower retailers with insights that help them adapt in an industry that’s constantly changing. It’s our mission to remove any barriers they face along the way. In my conversations with retailers, the same questions come up time and time again: things…

The Flywheel Effect in Action: Why Amazon Prime Day Participation is Escalating
August 12, 2019 at 11:07 am

Amazon.com's Prime Day is proving to be a highly effective “flywheel” strategy that boosts Prime subscriber numbers and, in doing so, creates a captive membership community that’s willing and eager not only to participate in future Prime Day events, but also in year-round shopping. Prior to this year's Prime Day, Periscope By McKinsey conducted research…

The Ultimate Guide to Experiential Retail
August 8, 2019

This extensive guide breaks down everything retailers need to know about experiential retail and how to provide immersive customer experiences that keeps them coming back.

How Chico's FAS Obtains a 360-Degree View of its Customers
August 5, 2019 at 12:10 pm

In episode 207 of Total Retail Talks, Executive Editor Joe Keenan speaks with Lester Holze, vice president of sales, retail and CPG at Experian Marketing Services, and Dan Thorpe, analytics leader at Chico's FAS. Listen in as Holze and Thorpe discuss why Chico's FAS chose Experian as its data partner and how the relationship has helped the women's…