Customer Data

The Future of E-Commerce is Now, and it’s Driven by First-Party Data
July 6, 2022 at 2:46 pm

Technology has been woven into the fabric of our daily lives, with consumers banking, communicating and shopping online. However, the convenience of e-commerce can come at an expense. As consumers have moved deeper toward a digital-first world, questions and concerns about data privacy have grown exponentially. Under increasing pressure, Google recently announced that it will…

Retail Media Networks and Loyalty Programs — Better Together
June 27, 2022 at 8:07 pm

Retailers are embracing new sources of revenue outside of the traditional retail model — from rethinking how to use their physical stores to monetizing their delivery networks to utilizing their customer data for revenue streams such as advertising. Large retailers such as Target, Kroger, and Walmart are cashing in on the shift away from third-party…

Every Store Will Have a Brain
June 27, 2022 at 2:28 pm

The global pandemic sparked an evolution in the retail landscape that doesn't show signs of stopping. Namely, there have been two obvious shifts among consumers: increased omnichannel shopping habits and decreased brand loyalty. Customers aren’t hesitating to find another retailer that gives them the shopping experience they desire, whether in-store or online. To keep up…

Targeted Advertising in a Cookie-Free World
June 23, 2022 at 4:22 pm

Since the introduction of Apple’s App tracking transparency policy changes, retailers have been searching for ways to rebuild the lucrative world of highly targeted social media advertising. When you add today’s inflationary pressure, brands are being forced to rethink their growth strategies and determine how to keep up with other shifts happening in digital advertising.…

How Retailers Can Safely Collect and Use Zero-Party Data
June 21, 2022 at 8:12 pm

Did you know that e-commerce sales are projected to surpass $1 trillion in the U.S. market by the end of this year? To take advantage of the market opportunity, retailers will need to successfully reach and engage customers through strategic marketing campaigns. However, with new privacy regulations on the rise, e-commerce brands will need to…

With Personalization, the Right Moment is Right Now
June 9, 2022 at 3:59 pm

When consumers exchange their data with brands and retailers as currency, they want to know that their information is being used to deliver better customer experiences. Previously, customers may not have known that their personal information was being collected and stored by their favorite stores. But over the past few years, we've experienced major shifts…

Do You Really Know What Your Customers Think at Any Given Moment?
June 8, 2022 at 4:06 pm

Rick, a “veteran” farmer from Little Rock, Arkansas, is looking to take his produce to the big leagues and compete with the large retail players in his field. Rick was looking to, in his own words, “know rather than guess” how his market and possible customers would respond to his offerings. He also wanted to…

Why Data Management is Key to Any Successful Loyalty Program
June 6, 2022 at 8:58 am

The best customer loyalty programs introduce tangible value to a customer via real-time, accurate updates and new service offerings. Typically, this value comes in the form of points, providing customers with flexibility in how they’d like to cash them out. Done right, loyalty programs can boost revenue by up to 25 percent annually. However, creating…

Overcoming the Problem of Online Product Search
May 24, 2022 at 11:45 am

Are you ready to hear an uncomfortable truth? Today’s e-commerce search mechanisms are still firmly based on technical concepts developed over 20 years ago. They often leave consumers frustrated and unengaged, resulting in churn or missed sales opportunities. Facets and search bars are static mechanisms that reflect a technical search engine perspective. Recent personalization technology…

How to Build a First-Party Data Strategy in a Post-GDPR World
May 18, 2022 at 5:23 pm

Retailers use and reliance on third-party data is changing due to rules on data collection established by privacy regulations such as GDPR and CCPA. In the coming years, all of the biggest web browsers, from Google Chrome to Safari, will prohibit the use of third-party cookies. This means retailers will have to solely rely on…