We also know that savvy retailers are collecting an ever-expanding set of customer data to fuel their CX efforts, so here’s the big question: what’s everyone else doing?
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.
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?
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.