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Friday, April 22, 2011

Retail Experience in the News - 4/22/11

Wordle: #retailexp Here is the 4/24/11 Happy Easter issue of Retail Experience in the News...  recapping the latest articles and links shared on Twitter with the #retailexp hashtag this past week.

Retail Experience and Customer Service

  • I love this advice about building online communities. You need to care! http://ow.ly/4D3KM #retailexp
  • Lots provoking insights in @retexperience How big do U have 2B 2 not care re:how customers R treated? http://ow.ly/4DQeH #retailexp
  • How might we make green more integral to the #retailexp? http://ow.ly/4E8mW
  • Best Buy intends to shrink stores, add mobile units: http://ow.ly/4Cw02 Bigger is no longer always better for #retailexp
  • Martha Stewart credits hard work, customer focus, authenticity  for success http://bit.ly/fDsgUO #retailexp
  • New #retailexp benefit: shopping helps you live longer http://lat.ms/i3mP2o
  • Macy's is reinventing its #retailexp with renewed focus on customer service vs. scripts http://on.wsj.com/hrHHWl

Retail Experience Ideas

  • Oh! It;s about time to improve the fitting room/changing room #retailexp. Lots great ideas here: http://ow.ly/4D3Pr
  • FastCo article re: sharing economy has me rethinking many assumptions: http://ow.ly/4E9Gu #practicalmktr #retailexp
  • Here R Starbucks' Green Goal results. Cups still a challenge in creating Green #retailexp http://ow.ly/4E8vI
  • Have you considered disrupting business habits to create innovation? by Martin Lindstrom http://ow.ly/4C9sk #practicalmktr #retailexp
  • Historic perspective on Abercrombie & Fitch [aka awful crummy & itch by my mother in law] http://ow.ly/4D3Xc #retailexp

Integrating Online with Offline

  • ECommerce in radical transition b/c of mobile, local & personalization http://ow.ly/4Cb9c #retailexp
  • Fascinating insight into how local, mobile, social, retail will converge w/ element of gaming http://ow.ly/4Cabi #retailexp
  • Interesting #retailexp: stores must reach out, touch more mobile users http://ow.ly/4Ca6l How R U doing this?
  • Interesting examples of using QR codes as part of #retailexp. Good watchouts, too http://bit.ly/hXD8GA

For previous issues of Retail Experience In The News, see Retail Experience News.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Have a great Holiday and an inspiring Earth Day!

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