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why retailers should promote loyalty programmes
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Customer loyalty is one of the most important variables for retailers to consider when forecasting revenue, but in this post-covid environment where consumers are looking to tighten their wallets, seeking out competitive deals trumps any pre-existing loyalty. In this blog, we’re going to take a deep dive into the survey results of Purple’s consumer research…

how retail marketing must evolve for 2023
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Businesses in all verticals have felt the impact of the challenging and ever-changing economic landscape, with many still working to overcome the impact that the COVID pandemic has had on supply chains and global inflationary pressures. In addition to these tough challenges, businesses are fighting to stay competitive and retain customers in a world where…

what is promotional marketing? blog header
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Promotional marketing is a collection of meaningful actions that drive knowledge about a brand, product, or service. Businesses use promotional marketing to ensure their target audience is aware of a particular product or service to increase overall brand awareness, but also sales. How are marketing and promotion processes different? While they may sound the same,…

customer surveys in fashion retailers
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Customer surveys in all retail environments have been vital to the long-term success and survival of some of the world’s leading brands, and yet they are not seen as a constant necessity to continually improve experiences or understand customer expectations. In this blog, we’re going to reveal the power of customer surveys and the benefits…

retail survival with unified commerce
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The future is not fully digital or purely physical, it will be a complex hybrid that retailers are witnessing as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to completely integrate their venues with online data collection. This mixed-channel future will allow retailers to transform and achieve stronger relationships with their customers through unified commerce. “Physical retail is at a…

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Prior to, and even more so during the Covid-19 pandemic, retailers globally have felt the impacts of shifts in consumer behaviors and subsequently, the profitability of physical venues has become a large issue for the sector. Additionally, ethical expectations from consumers have created a need for businesses to implement ESG Strategies (that focus on environmental,…

indoor location services - indoor location technologies - indoor location based services
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Indoor location services allow for the tracking of people and objects within a set space through the combination of hardware and software technologies. This is often done to understand the movement of people and reduce the loss of revenue from lost or stolen assets. The Indoor Location Services market as defined by Gartner – “……

Christmas in July
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Are you starting to think about your plans for the upcoming holiday season?  Many other retailers are. A bumper 2021 holiday season?  The 2020 holiday season was like none that we’ve ever experienced before. Rather than the hustle and bustle of visiting physical stores, we were all forced to limit our holiday shopping to mainly…

Retail,Technology
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Technology has been used as a tool that aids and improves performance in the retail industry for a large amount of time now but the COVID-19 outbreak has prompted retail stores globally to look for technology to help them improve safety as well as operations. The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the focus towards keeping visitors…

queue
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The queue, or line if you are over the pond, has a long history. The first format of it was from the 19th century with the industrial revolution as more people gravitated to cities in the UK. Unsurprisingly, having invented it, Britain is world-famous for our orderly queues. There is however a misconception that Brits…

Travel safe
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I’ve written quite a lot recently about how consumer sentiment towards safety and risk has changed more in the past 9 months than it has for the majority of my life. Until recently safety was a given. If you visited a shop or a restaurant you expected to be safe. No one was banging on…

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COVID-19 has highlighted the delicate balance between protecting staff, visitors, and guests by minimizing risk and ensuring operations remain efficient. Companies that fail to prioritize visitor safety may be sued for alleged failure to protect workers and visitors from coronavirus. A report by Bloomberg markets states;  “Hospitals, restaurants, stores, nursing homes, and hotels may face…

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The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced on Monday 25th May that non-essential retailers will be allowed to reopen their doors on 15th June and urged shoppers to go out and spend to help revive the British economy. It’s great news for all of us as a sense of normality starts to return and on…

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Retail footfall surges as lockdown restrictions are eased: an analysis based on more than 50,000 venues across 120 countries. As different regions and countries across the world begin to ease lockdown restrictions, Purple’s Global Footfall Trends tool is allowing us to see what impact these measures are having on the footfall across industries.  Early results…

customers
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As a business owner, professional or marketer you understand the importance of engaging with your target audience. Connecting with customers has always been essential to the growth and development of a business/brand, but in the age of social media and instant gratification, it’s more now more important than ever. Just sending the odd e-shot or…

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