NEW YORK – A Home Depot executive at the MMA SM2 Innovation Summit 2016 revealed that mobile and tablet usage make up 50 percent of the retailer’s online traffic, a significant number that has prompted it to explore other mobile commerce initiatives, including beacons and chatbots.
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U.S. footwear label Stuart Weitzman is walking consumers through its extensive selection of boots with an interactive ecommerce feature.
Sephora is rolling out its third Beauty Tip workshop in the United States, enabling shoppers to take advantage of mobile-enabled experiences such as browsing products on in-store iPad stations and receiving customized digital makeover suggestions that can be emailed directly to their smartphones.
Staples is preparing for back-to-school season by enabling its application users to snap a photo of their shopping list, send it to a store associate through an AI-based chat and receive the best product options, which can be purchased and picked up in store or shipped to their homes.
Amazon has just launched a mobile-optimized marketplace within its online Web site that focuses on all things automotive, hoping to become a full-service hub for vehicle purchases and information.
BOSTON – An executive from Tumi at eTail East 2016 stressed the importance of offering employees incentives to educate customers on digital platforms and mobile applications to ensure their success.
BOSTON – An executive from American Apparel at eTail East 2016 detailed how the brand is using an artificial intelligence and Internet of Things solution in which real-world displays interact with shoppers’ phones to start a purchase-enabled thread with a chatbot.
Footwear and accessories retailer Aldo is the latest brand to integrate mobile with the bricks-and-mortar landscape, enabling shoppers at its new Westfield World Trade Center location to use its application and self-serve tablets to enjoy a more personalized shopping experience.
BOSTON – Executives from Hudson’s Bay Company at eTail East 2016 walked through the company’s distinct process for implementing change to consumers and detailed how it brought Gilt’s mobile presence into the bricks-and-mortar space.
Macy’s plans to close 100 bricks-and-mortar locations is indicative of a desire to balance its digital and physical presence, but this is just one of the big risks being taken by retailers desperate to gain an upper hand in omnichannel.