- Differentiate customer experience with services that are built on an infrastructure underpinned by modern CRM and loyalty management platforms
- A consistent enterprise-wide strategy that understands, anticipates and influences customer behaviors
- Utilize advanced consumer intelligence, mobile and self-serve capabilities
Multi-channel shoppers spend, on average, 15 percent to 30 percent more with a retailer than someone who uses only one channel. Omni-channel shoppers will spend 15 percent to 30 percent more than multi-channel consumers, will exhibit strong loyalty and will influence others to patronize the retailer.
Three critical archetypes are emerging that retailers must pay attention to:
The Omni/Integrated: Tends to be 30 to 50-year-old demographic, but affluent and very connected at home, the office and while on the move. Retailers will capture shopping (not just buying) patterns and proactively offer promotions. There will be selection, price, ordering and delivery consistency across the channels
Retailers that lay the groundwork this holiday season will be best positioned to take advantage of the opportunities of omni-channel shopping in the future. Merchants need to figure out how to treat customers as the savvy shoppers that they are, with unique preferences, needs, shopping patterns and budgets.
Retailers that deliver relevant personalized offers in real-time to consumers regardless of channel coupled with accurate availability, shipment and product data are heading in the right direction.
But the real winners this holiday season will add capabilities to satisfy the omni-channel shopper. These retailers will generate real excitement in the shopping experience by creating an untouchable fluid experience among all channels. This consumer will continue to drive the shopping evolution by adopting and using online and mobile tools as electronic find-and-buy-anything hubs, multi-tasking, instant-messaging and texting to manage time more efficiently, adding voice to their preferences, leveraging social shopping networks, and seeking and expecting openness and transparency across channels.