Technology

Connected clientelling

Connected clientelling

The exciting thing about bringing IoT into the retail equation is it makes potentially complex customer service techniques like clientelling more accessible to the masses. In a nutshell it means making customer information available to associates so they can assist customers better – a perfect (and perfectly obvious) use of a platform like Plexure.

Amazon’s ready to go with grocery shops, but are shoppers ready for Amazon Go?

Amazon’s ready to go with grocery shops, but are shoppers ready for Amazon Go?

Given that we’d all appreciate a faster, easier, preferably cheaper shopping experience, but would also quite like to not put people out of work, are we OK with Amazon Go’s promise of a completely de-humanized grocery store? After all, retail jobs are among the top 3 most likely to be replaced by technology in the next 20 years according to The Economist. Do we really need to hasten things along? Is this a slippery slope down which we are about to be pushed?

Connecting IoT for an intelligent drive-thru experience

Connecting IoT for an intelligent drive-thru experience

It makes sense for brands to be able to establish (or even influence!) emotions to increase marketing’s relevance to individual customers. With the explosion in popularity of the IoT in retail - and in restaurants - this has become a much easier proposition.

Chatting with bots: online conversations are good for business in the real world

Chatting with bots: online conversations are good for business in the real world

By using technology to support and enhance the in-store experience we get the best of both worlds; customers who get what they want via a frictionless experience, and stores getting visitors through the doors.

Connecting brands with customers using IoT and digital insights

Connecting brands with customers using IoT and digital insights

We're all about helping brands connect with customers, making every interaction the best it can be so everyone benefits: customers get bargains or get cool experiences; brands get more return visits to physical stores, or higher basket value from the people buying there, or better word of mouth and social cred. All that good stuff.