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Enable Omnichannel Commerce That Delights Your Customers

Create a cohesive omnichannel framework that supports the right transactions through the right channels for the right customers.

  • Today’s customers expect to be able to transact with you in the channels of their choice. The proliferation of e-commerce, innovations in brick-and-mortar retail, and developments in mobile commerce and social media selling mean that IT organizations are managing added complexity in drafting a strategy for commerce enablement.
  • The right technology stack is critical in order to support world-class e-commerce and brick-and-mortar interactions with customers.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Support the right transactional channels for the right customers: there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to commerce enablement – understand your customers to drive selection of the right transactional channels.
  • Don’t assume that “traditional” commerce channels have stagnated: IoT, customer analytics, and blended retail are reinvigorating brick-and-mortar selling.
  • Don’t buy best-of-breed; buy best-for-you. Base commerce vendor selection on your requirements and use cases, not on the vendor’s overall performance.

Impact and Result

  • Leverage Info-Tech’s proven, road-tested approach to using personas and scenarios to build strong business drivers for your commerce strategy.
  • Before selecting and deploying technology solutions, create a cohesive channel matrix outlining which channels your organization will support with transactional capabilities.
  • Understand evolving trends in the commerce solution space, such as AI-driven product recommendations and integration with other essential enterprise applications (i.e. CRM and marketing automation platforms).
  • Understand and apply operational best practices such as content optimization and dynamic personalization to improve the conversion rate via your e-commerce channels.

Enable Omnichannel Commerce That Delights Your Customers Research & Tools

1. Enable Omnichannel Commerce Deck – A deck outlining the importance of creating a cohesive omnichannel framework to improve your customer experience.

E-commerce channels have proliferated, and traditional brick-and-mortar commerce is undergoing reinvention. In order to provide your customers with a strong experience, it's imperative to create a strategy – and to deploy the right enabling technologies – that allow for robust multi-channel commerce. This storyboard provides a concise overview of how to do just that.

2. Create Personas to Drive Omnichannel Requirements Template – A template to identify key customer personas for e-commerce and other channels.

Customer personas are archetypal representations of your key audience segments. This template (and populated examples) will help you construct personas for your omnichannel commerce project.


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Guided Implementation #1 - Identify critical drivers for your omnichannel commerce strategy
  • Call #1 - Validate customer personas.
  • Call #2 - Validate commerce scenarios.
  • Call #3 - Review key drivers and metrics.

Guided Implementation #2 - Map drivers to the right channels and technologies
  • Call #1 - Build the channel matrix.
  • Call #2 - Technology and trends discussion.

Authors

Ben Dickie

Austin Wagar

Contributors

  • 8 anonymous contributors
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