‘As eCommerce’s share of overall retail sales shot past an estimated 25% (up from 17% in 2019), the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry has rushed to adapt to a rapidly changing business model. ‘ BARE shares an article by Kiri Masters for Forbes discussing the rise eCommerce among grocery shoppers.
‘Every consumer has their go-to brands—the companies they will do business with again and again because of a trusted track record, great product and strong service. Every company wants to be a go-to brand, only about one-third of them reach that status.’ BARE shares an article by Blake Morgan for Forbes on the connection and progress for customers of the future.
‘Many travel habits will morph as tourism slowly returns. But across all the trends experts point to, the one constant is the “p” word: Privacy. Have we all become semi-recluses through quarantine?’ BARE shares an article by Tamara Thiessen for Forbes about the upcoming changes for hotel stays and luxury travel.
‘Can you still deliver a great customer experience from six feet away? That’s the challenge for companies in our global pandemic world. Social distancing guidelines have changed how people interact with each other and with brands.’ BARE shares an article by Blake Morgan for Forbes with creative customer experience ideas for social distancing.
For the past few weeks, we have all experienced a huge shift in shopping behaviors to digital adoption and online experiences. As retailers, restaurants, and other on-site businesses begin to reopen, there will be another shift in consumer behaviors… And it’s not going to be the same as before.
‘Some clients firmly believe that passively collected data are a better way to reveal true, actionable insights about consumers’ behaviour… we’ve been cautioning against the sole reliance on passive data, because we continue to prove that direct interaction with a respondent is still valuable in unlocking the why behind their behaviour, IF you do it right.’ BARE shares an article by Mary Mathes for Quirk’s on the importance of purposeful data collection.
‘Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the foodservice industry has rapidly refocused its efforts to bolster delivery and pick-up orders. As the customer relationship moves online and at their doorstep, safety measures must be put into place for both delivery teams and consumers.’ BARE shares an article by Christine Schindler for Fast Casual on simple solutions that protect delivery employees and customers.
‘Most managers are struggling to navigate the impact Covid-19 is having on their organizations, but how the pandemic is affecting different parts of the enterprise varies dramatically from one department to the next.‘ BARE shares an article by Matthew Dixon, Ted McKenna, and Gerardo de la O for Harvard Business Review on how to support your customer service team, and subsequently your customers, through the coronavirus crises.
‘Consumer electronics like phones or laptops are now essential medical technology, as doctors visits have transitioned from medical offices to your home. Via, of course, video live-streaming. “Vonage drives virtually all of the major telehealth providers throughout the world,” says CEO Alan Masarek recently on the TechFirst podcast. “And we’ve seen literally in the last month a 2,000% increase in video usage in the telehealth vertical.”’ BARE shares an article by John Koetsier for Forbes Consumer Tech on the unprecedented increase in telehealth and online video usage as industries shift into digital adoption amongst COVID-19.
‘Customer loyalty and optimism is at the top of most companies’ list of things to be concerned about during COVID-19. The way companies react to the current crisis and publicly treat their customers will significantly alter their reputation for years to come.’ BARE shares an article by digital agency Onimod on how to put your customers’ interests first with these simple tips on customer relationship management.