According to a recent survey from SOTI, a provider of mobile and IoT management solutions, 44% of Australian consumers say the use of personalized in-store technology by retailers can ultimately enhance their shopping experience.
As retailers continue to adopt new innovations to connect with consumers, advanced personalization technology used to provide a better in-store shopping experience is becoming increasingly prevalent – but how do consumers feel about a personalized experience?
"Our research, which surveyed over 500 Australian consumers, found that shoppers are increasingly getting on board with the concept of in-store personalization if it means a better retail experience," said Michael Dyson, Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand at SOTI. "In fact, 42% of survey respondents stated that they are more likely to choose to shop in a store that uses personalization technology to enhance shopping experiences."
....NOTE - content continues below this message
INVITATIONWe invite you and your colleagues to join us online as we take the highest rated industry conference online - join us and the elite in the industry at the NEXT GENERATION Contact Center & Customer Engagement Best Practices Conferences!
>>>>> FIND OUT MORE: HERE
Improving the shopping experience with in-store personalization
This advanced In-store personalization technology is based around sensor data, which is received from beacons placed around a retail store that can connect with a customer’s mobile phone via Bluetooth and a retail application. The data can identify things such as how long a customer has been in a store and what products they have selected to buy. This offers a wealth of useful information for retailers, which they can then use to send customers promotions, special offers and store information.
These offerings fit well with consumer expectations around the benefits of in-store personalization, with 44% saying in-store personalization technology could result in better customer service, while 34% said that it could create more personalized store promotions. An additional 43% of shoppers said that they would like to receive more personalized services and promotional information based on their in-store shopping habits.
"It’s clear today’s consumers want relevant and personalised enhancements to their shopping experience, and this is something that retailers can now deliver with the data insights obtained through in-store personalization technology," said Michael. "While more retail customers are aware that retailers could be looking to personalize specific products and services to their individual preferences, their comfort with this is reliant on the data being used primarily to offer them better shopping experiences, and the data being kept secure at all times."
In-store technology must be secure
Of the shoppers surveyed, 42% communicated concerns around the security of customer data derived from in-store personalization, however, over half of survey respondents said that a comprehensive security process and management solution to protect gathered data would alleviate their privacy concerns.
"Security risks pose a rising threat to retailers who continue to gather more and more sensitive consumer data. For Australian consumers to really have faith in in-store personalization technology, they need to be confident their data is being protected, at all times. For retailers to maintain credibility in this area, they must implement an Internet of Things (IoT) management solution with strong security credentials, that allows them to have visibility and management of all business-critical IoT endpoints, including in-store personalization technology, from a centralised point," added Michael.
An IoT management solution can help retailers to ensure compliance, security and management of in-store personalization technology, with the ability to remotely manage and shut down any IoT endpoints if there is ever a security breach.
SOTI recently surveyed 501 Australian shoppers aged 18 to 75 using the Zoho survey platform – 62.48% of respondents were female and 37.52% male.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
About SOTI Inc.:
SOTI is the world's most trusted provider of mobile and IoT device management solutions, with more than 17,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices managed worldwide. SOTI's innovative portfolio of solutions and services provide the tools organizations need to truly mobilize their operations and optimize their mobility investments. SOTI extends secure mobility management to provide a total, flexible solution for comprehensive management and security of all mobile devices and connected peripherals deployed in an organization.
Published: Monday, August 31, 2020
|1.)||Call Center Studio|
Call Center Studio
Call Center Studio is the world’s first call center built on Google and is one of the most secure and stable systems with some of the industry’s best reporting. It is one of the most full-featured enterprise grade systems (with the most calling features, one of the best call distribution, outbound dialing features and integrations—including IVR, AI Speech Recognition, blended inbound/outbound calling and includes Google’s new Dialogflow and Speech API. Call Center Studio is the absolute easiest to use (with a 10 minute setup), and is the price performance leader with lower equipment cost and less setup time.
PH: +1 512-872-7565
|2.)||Computer Data Services, LLC|
Get the benefits of an expensive, on-premise telephone system without the high price tag and annoying maintenance.
- Never miss another phone call
- No more busy signals
- Feature rich
- Answer your calls from anywhere
Megacall provides a fully customised Virtual Switchboard software for all companies (including IVR service). No matter the size of your business, our services adapt to the needs of each client.
Are you looking for a more effective way to communicate with your customers? Discover the advantages of using the IVR and how it can help in your communications.
PH: +34 952 667 511
MightyCall's IVR that will increase your business’s efficiency at a fraction of the cost of a secretary. Your auto-attendant is designed to:
- Greet callers
- Deliver necessary information
- Forward calls to the appropriate extension
- Take human error out of the system
PH: +1 (888) 256-8312