Fortune: 5 motivi per i quali Amazon aprira’ altri negozi fisici

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Amazon’s seventh physical store opening—the latest in New York City last week—might seem rather counterintuitive. Why would a company that is responsible for the demise of many bricks-and-mortar retail stores bother to open its own physical stores? Yet, from a strategic standpoint, brick-and-mortar stores are not a slip backward into book retailing, but rather a step forward toward establishing a unique, cross-category, omni-channel approach. There are several ways in which physical stores might benefit Amazon:

Content discovery
Amazon’s online bookstore is a place where customers can easily find the book they are looking for. But its huge inventory comes at a cost: There is simply too much choice available for consumers who are unsure about what they want to read.—the pioneer of “one-click” online purchasing—is a great option for customers who like to save time when shopping, but its brick-and-mortar stores work better for customers who want to spend time discovering new reads. To this end, Amazon makes it easy by curating lists of books by consumer ratings, and even the speed of reading the content, as measured by Kindle data.

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Come migliorare la CX nell’Automotive

AICEX: il settore Automotive dovrà cambiare, che lo voglia o meno. Oltre alle evoluzioni inside-out ci saranno anche quelle outside-in ad esempio a seguito di acquisizioni in settori affini. Già il titolo originale di questo Post dice molto: “3 Innovative Ways to Improve Your Dealership’s Customer Experience: Can I Have a Pedicure With My Oil Change Please?” 

Car manufacturers and dealers have historically focused on product quality and the driving experience to acquire new customers and encourage brand loyalty. However, product quality is improving dramatically and is losing value as a key brand differentiator. According to a report by Medallia, “Over a ten-year period, from 2003 through 2012, reliability has improved so much that the top 20% of models available in 2003 would fall to the bottom 20% in 2012.”

In regards to the driving experience, new car models are sporting all sorts of new features to improve the driving experience. According to a 2015 study by Nielsen, vehicle to driver communication is the most popular feature for connected drivers. Other popular features include voice activated controls, internet-enabled navigation, personal assistant service, vehicle internet connectivity, and vehicle mobile applications.

As more and more vehicles tout a range of exciting features, better safety, and the next best thing in car design, manufacturers and dealers will need to compete on a different sphere – the customer experience.

The customer experience is increasingly becoming an important factor as consumers choose between brands. According to a study by Walker, the customer experience is so important that by 2020, it is expected to overtake price and product as the key competitive differentiator.

Here are three innovative ways to improve the customer experience for your customers and prospects:

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