Friday, September 07, 2007

"Spoiled shoppers" expect cross-channel integration

A survey of 5,000 US shoppers provides numbers to support the feeling that modern shoppers expect a high level of integration between retail channels.

For example;
* 57% want to be able to return or exchange at a store items bought online or by telephone
* 65% want to be able to change or cancel orders in a different channel to the one used to place the order

Full integration is tough, but retailers can no longer afford to duck the issue. I'm looking forward to the day when all retailers' websites allow me to search for which local store has stock of the product I want.

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