User Experience

3 Tips for Creating Seamless, Secure Digital Shopping Experiences
February 20, 2024 at 4:21 pm

In the era of digitalization, today's consumers are better informed and have more choices than ever before. In fact, if just a single digital experience goes awry, consumers are one click away from switching sides and becoming your competitor’s next new customer. How can organizations provide a great digital experience across their websites and applications…

Report: Consumers' Expectations of Retailers Remain High
February 5, 2024 at 12:43 pm

One might think that after multiple years of inflation and a scarcity mindset that consumers would have adjusted their expectations of retailers to allow for more leniency and to ensure they’re just able to get the products they want. CI&T’s 2024 Connected Retail Report told a very different story. In our fourth year collecting consumer…

The Velocity Imperative: E-Commerce's Need for Speed
February 5, 2024 at 9:50 am

In the relentless world of e-commerce, speed stands as the linchpin to success. Modern times are defined by the “need-it-now” attitude, shorter attention spans, and a surge in TikTok and Instagram shopping experiences. As consumers demand faster interactions, the urgency for swift e-commerce transactions has never been clearer. A core challenge for e-commerce merchants is…

Report: Consumers Dissatisfied With Retail Experiences
January 8, 2024 at 5:19 pm

Consumers are generally dissatisfied with their retail experiences, at least according to a global study from the IBM Institute for Business Value called "Revolutionize retail with AI everywhere: Customers won't wait." The report points out that only 9 percent of consumers said they were content with their in-store shopping experiences and 14 percent content with…

Online Shopping Frustration is Growing ... But Retailers Can Reverse the Trend
December 18, 2023 at 8:43 am

Following a record-breaking “Cyber Five,” retailers are crossing their fingers for robust sales to continue throughout the holiday season. But as online spending rises, so does online shopper frustration — and this has the potential to harm both immediate and long-term sales. Retail data from FullStory shows that online shoppers experienced a 16.3 percent year-over-year…

The Risks of DDoS Attacks and 4 Ways to Fortify Your Defenses This Holiday Season
December 14, 2023 at 2:10 pm

The holiday season is the Super Bowl for retailers, with November and December accounting for 19 percent of total retail sales — even higher for some retailers — in the last five years. Since online purchasing comprises nearly 40 percent of holiday shopping, retailers can't afford to lose sales and frustrate consumers through website outages. Unfortunately,…

Retailers Need Digital Experience Optimization This Holiday Season
December 14, 2023 at 1:18 pm

As peak seasonal shopping continues, global consumers are seeking to capitalize on deals. This year's holiday shopping season is expected to see an increase in digital transactions compared to previous years, partially due to rising cost of living. Therefore, shoppers are hoping to take advantage of the best deals to help their dollar go further.…

Unwrapping Better Customer Experiences This Holiday Season
December 13, 2023 at 5:27 pm

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, the holiday shopping season has officially kicked off. There's no better time for brands to engage and earn the loyalty of new customers as they seek out the perfect gift. However, brands only get one chance to make a good first impression. According to Salesforce, 80 percent…

Preparing for 2024: Best Practices for Pivoting Omnichannel Strategies With Generative AI
December 5, 2023 at 3:36 pm

Retailers are gearing up for 2024, setting their budgets, campaigns and strategies for engaging omnichannel shoppers in the new year. But what happens if a new trend changes the way customers shop in stores or online halfway through the year? Or what if you have the opportunity to engage an audience that wasn’t prioritized in…

Generative AI: 3 Things Amazon Sellers Should Consider
November 28, 2023 at 11:03 am

Instacart‘s partnership with OpenAI was a significant first step in showing how generative artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the digital shelf and retail media. Amazon.com also has several generative AI-powered initiatives, including AI-generated review highlights and Project Nile, a GenAI search concierge reportedly set to launch in January. If the feature fulfills its potential, it…