Succeeding in Retail is All about Experience—Here's What That Means (by Steve Dennis, sourced from Forbes)
“Experience” is not in saying but in thinking and doing. Please chew on the topic sentences, “Treat different customers differently.” “Take a human-centered design approach.” “Focus on memorable.” “Avoid ‘lipstick on the pig’ syndrome.”
The Fascinating Ways Warby Parker Uses Artificial Intelligence and AR to Change Retail (by Bernard Marr, sourced from Forbes)
Warby Parker uses the latest artificial intelligence and augmented reality technology to provide customers with an extraordinary experience.
Where’s the beef? Walmart knows (by DAN BERTHIAUME, sourced from Chain Store Age)
Wal-Mart is developing an end-to-end supply chain for Angus beef by working with what it calls “best-in-class” cattle ranchers, feeders, processors, and packagers.
Shopify eases brick-and-mortar transition with new hardware offering (by DAN BERTHIAUME, sourced from Chain Store Age)
Shopify’s new collection of retail hardware offers multi-channel inventory management, secure payments, and a consolidated back end that connects directly with a merchant’s online store.
Kohl’s eliminates omnichannel friction (by DAN BERTHIAUME, sourced from Chain Store Age)
Kohl’s looks for cloud services that support building applications to automate deployment, scaling, and operations, as well as using monitoring capabilities to track metrics like response time.
Tech Viewpoint: Amazon vs. Walmart – The battle of AI-based future store strategies (by DAN BERTHIAUME, sourced from Chain Store Age)
Amazon and Wal-Mart have different visions of how artificial intelligence will shape the “store of the future.” As to whose approach is more preferable, time will tell.
Social commerce 2.0: artificial intelligence detects purchase intention (by Elena Blume, sourced from iXtenso)
Choosy analyzes fashion trends on Instagram – and redesigns them
Does Ikea's 1st urban location take a page from the DTC playbook? (by Caroline Jansen, sourced from RETAIL DIVE)
Ikea unveiled a small-format store, enabling customers to have a one to two-hour appointment with Ikea associates or explore the space in "self-planning" areas. One glaring difference is: consumers won't be leaving the store with any products in hand.
Partners & Benefits
Oriented to media channels and data analytics enterprises as well as guilds or industry associations/organizations/institutions, the partnership launched by CHINASHOP is aimed at allowing every partner to engage with their targeting audience as well as creating interconnected networks, whereby propelling one another’s business extension nationwide and even worldwide.
Key Benefits from Partnership
1. Gain Accelerant Growth Engines contributed by new subscribers & advertisers 2. Acquire Golden Opportunities to display print/digital publications at CHINASHOP 3. Win Favored Chances to maximize brand exposure before and during CHINASHOP 4. Meet with Potential Clients at CHINASHOP-powered platform 5. Enjoy Priorities for Branding Activities at CHINASHOP-required events.
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