How Immersive Customer Experiences are Redefining Retail

April 11, 2018

By Kirsten Oelrich

E-commerce sales are expected to touch $ 2.86 Trillion in 2018. Brand wars are getting more heated; the battles for customer attention are getting fiercer, and the costs attached to losing audience attention are mounting.

In this era of the always-connected consumer, creating seamless personalized experiences is at the core of driving meaningful customer engagement.

But today’s consumers are demanding. Research suggests that a 10-second wait for a page to load causes up to 50% of the consumers to abandon their customer journey. Another study concluded that websites start to lose traffic to competitors in 250 milliseconds! Not just that − 88% of customers would avoid visiting a website after a poor experience. 57% customers will not recommend a business with a poorly designed mobile site. And more than 50% of customers are likely to switch loyalties if a brand does not anticipate their needs.

Faced with these challenges, how can you ensure that customers stay engaged with your brand? Let’s look at the 4 key areas you must focus on to attract, engage, and convert the modern day always-connected consumer.

Don’t Just Target. Personalize.

Your target audience is a busy lot. Make sure your messages are crafted to stand out from the noise of endless marketing messages. Deliver targeted and relevant messages specific to consumers’ needs.

Always be Present. Go Omni-channel.

Today’s customers are always connected. Make sure you’re present and visible across their digital journey. Connect with audiences across all touchpoints and on every channel to ensure a consistent experience.

Be Consistent in Your Message.

Being present across channels is not enough. You must ensure continuity and seamlessness of experience across brick & mortar, online, mobile, or social. All touch-points should deliver a consistent, continuous, and unified experience.

Know What Your Customers Want.

How well do you know your customers if you can’t predict their next move? Make the most of consumer data to know and anticipate purchasing behaviors and proactively deliver the relevant content, product, price and message.

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