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Retail CRM > Viewpoints

Retail Customer Relationship Management (CRM) goes beyond maintaining contact data and transaction histories. A full-featured CRM for retailers can integrate point of sale (POS) system data to sketch a detailed picture of customers, sales goals, and the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. Explore our latest CRM news, analysis, and advice for everyone in retail sales.

 

8 Business Ideas to Engage Customers Right Now

To remain strong and prepare for the other side of this crisis, what can a business do today? We offer these eight ideas, even a couple that dip a toe into promotions, to help cut through customers' in-box clutter and help your brand stay relevant.

Happier Together: 4 Steps for Merging the Customer and Employee Journeys

Despite the growing attention to customer experience, one component is still commonly overlooked: the employees responsible for delivering it. Zippering customer and employee experiences together creates an all-around stronger and more integrated business model.

Real-Time Journey Analytics: Maximizing the Customer Experience with Every Interaction

In today's hyper-connected sales environment, businesses require more than surveys or the Net Promoter Score to gain a comprehensive view of the customer. Scalable, cloud-based customer journey analytics give companies their best chance at identifying unmet CX needs.

Customer Data Platforms: Striving for a Single View of the Customer

To marketers trying to swim through a flood of disconnected customer data, a CDP can look like the life preserver needed for them to stay afloat. And if it is the real deal, it can be. Here's a look at the CDP field today.

To Get Maximum Benefit From Your CRM, Don’t Overlook These Capabilities

Like anything else, CRM solutions are only as effective as the way you use them, and not all sales teams are fully exploiting the technology's features.

How Emojis, GIFs, and Other Visuals Can Boost the Customer Experience

Customer emotions can be hard to gauge in your CX efforts, but visuals such as emojis and GIFs can help companies crack the code on customer feedback.

An Introduction to Sentiment Analysis, the Next Great Customer Experience Tool

This technology can help classify customers' moods based on their reaction, reviews, or other input, enabling you to make the adjustments that will keep your customers happy and coming back.

Humans, Not Bots, Will Convert Browsers Into Buyers

If you want to effectively engage with browsers and convert them into customers, you need to connect them with the right people—people who already appreciate and love your brand and use your products every day.

Why B2B2C Companies Need Website Localization

As B2B companies generate new revenue using B2C tactics, they're looking to the next frontier: global markets. That means localizing their digital experiences.

Introducing Digital 'Advisory Services': A New Way to Use Visual Engagement to Drive Revenue

Longtime staples of the contact center, visual engagement tools like screen sharing represent a new digital channel for efficiently selling products and services, deepening customer relationships, and growing revenue.

Uncover More Marketing Opportunities with a Portfolio Value Statement

A PVS can give you a complete view into different aspects of your customer database—including revenue, marketability, and engagement—revealing how your customer base is evolving, and what you need to do to build your bottom line.

Personalization Is an Outcome, Not a Strategy

It results from knowing who you're targeting, developing tactics for how to engage them, and customizing messaging to make sure you're as relevant as can be.

How Retail Is Being Revolutionized with AI

AI-driven software has embedded itself into a number of retail processes, from inventory management to customer service, and its use is only expected to expand further in the future.

5 Marketing Lessons Everyone Can Learn From Beer

Customer loyalty is clearly not what it used to be. To thrive in today's intensely competitive environment, beer marketers have grown to rely on these data-driven insights that any marketer can appreciate and use.

Will Your Customer Relationships Survive Infidelity?

Consumers are more disloyal today than ever before, and this presents an opportunity for brands to break the traditional mold and embrace disloyalty.

3 Ways Customer Data Platforms Can Help Rescue Retail

Now more than ever retailers need to harness the most valuable tool they have at their disposal—data.

How ‘Trigger Systems’ Can Maximize Your Multichannel Marketing

Have road maps in place to optimize the reach of your campaigns across multiple channels.

3 Reasons Why Enterprises Need the Growing Gig Economy

Companies are finding that, empowered by technology, the gig economy can solve talent, experience, and security challenges in ways that were not possible just a few years ago. One CEO from the call center industry weighs in with his perspective.

What You Need to Know to Win Back Lapsed Customers

They are your lowest-hanging fruit and the segment of guests most likely to help drive incremental revenue. But how do you identify when a customer has actually lapsed?

The Holiday Shopping Season Is Critical. Retailers Should Make It Less Critical

A smart, omnichannel, subscription-based approach that emphasizes customer relationships over transactional tactics, and converts customers' goodwill into recurring revenue, can keep the holiday cheer going year-round. Plus: five retailers show how.