How to Design the Perfect Return Policy

Want to increase customer satisfaction? Make sure you have a great return policy in place. Though some businesses think of returns and exchanges as a necessary evil of the retail world, there’s plenty of evidence that a customer-friendly return policy can improve customer satisfaction and even improve your bottom line.

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Why Brand Loyalty Is Built on Customer Experiences, Not Pricing

You can’t help but love seeing a familiar face walk into your store. As you build your business, your most important customers are the ones who become your biggest fans and keep coming back.

The 80/20 rule is alive and well for retailers: Successful brands can expect to see roughly 80 percent of their sales from just 20 percent of their customer base. Just don’t trick yourself into thinking that low prices are key to building customer loyalty. 

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How to Create the Ultimate Shopping Experience In-Store and Online

You want your customers to love your brand, regardless of how they shop. In-store? Online? Who cares, as long as they keep coming back!

In reality, it’s not a question of whether to prioritize in-store or online shopping; it’s all about creating a magnetic shopping experience. Most shoppers are using both channels on a regular basis, as well as mobile and social media. You need to be sure that wherever they go, they’ll have the best possible shopping experience.

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Phygital Retail: Another Buzzword or the Next Big Thing?

It can be tough to separate fast-burning fads from meaningful trends that deserve your attention. But while “phygital retail” might sound like a punchy buzzword invented by marketers, it accurately represents a new—and better—way to build a retail business.

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How to Create a Millennial-Approved Retail Experience

Millennials aren’t kids anymore. The majority have entered the workforce, built careers, and pursued milestones such as marriage, home ownership, and starting a family. As a result, today’s millennials are a major force in retail, accounting for 30 percent of all retail sales in the United States. 

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4 Ways to Get Your Ecommerce Store Ready for the Holidays

For shoppers, the holiday season is best described as joyful chaos. We all love a good family gathering and an excuse to overindulge in food and fun, but these festivities also tend to bring a flurry of shopping and rushed decision-making.

Your customers are feeling the pressure to buy the right gifts and deliver a flawless holiday celebration. To do it, they need your help. 

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Relevancy is King: 4 Ways to Use In-Store Data to Drive Personalized Marketing for Your Brand

Data can tell you a lot about your online customers: what products they view, which purchases they make, and what their wildest hopes and dreams are. (Okay, we’re not quite there ... yet.) But many brands are flying blind when it comes to understanding their brick-and-mortar customers. 

This doesn’t have to be the case. With a few changes to your physical store, you can start gathering data similar to the kind your online store automatically provides, which will allow you to create personalized marketing for in-store customers

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5 Ideas for Creating the Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience (In-Store and Online)

Every retailer counts on strong sales during the holiday shopping season. But small businesses can’t always count on a major advertising budget to compete with the retail giants like Amazon. 

However, whether you have one store or 100, you can delight shoppers by giving them a memorable shopping experience and personalized service.

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What Is Omnichannel Retail and Why Does It Matter? aka, The Story of Mary

Imagine a customer named Mary walks by your retail store on her way to work. She doesn’t have time to stop and shop, but a jacket in your storefront window catches her eye. 

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