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Virtually all of the growth in retail sales over the past decade has come from multichannel venues, driven primarily by the impact of digitization — the changes in people’s lives as smartphones, tablets, and high-bandwidth connections become prevalent (Retail Structures and Multichannel Strategies, n.d.).
These are the latest expectations of customers from multichannel retailers:
1. Store shoppers don’t have access to reviews and ratings; sales reps don’t use product information that can be found online (Retail Structures and Multichannel Strategies, n.d.).
2. Store does not offer online long tail of assortment (Retail Structures and Multichannel Strategies, n.d.).
3. No option to review in-store inventory online (Retail Structures and Multichannel Strategies, n.d.).
4. Item out of stock in store can’t be ordered for home delivery from store (Retail Structures and Multichannel Strategies, n.d.).
5. Inconsistent online and offline pricing (Retail Structures and Multichannel Strategies, n.d.).
6. Channel-specific promotions can cause buyer’s remorse if discovered only after a purchase (Retail Structures and Multichannel Strategies, n.d.).
7. No option to reserve and pick up in store and order from store for home delivery (Retail Structures and Multichannel Strategies, n.d.).
8. Online returns cannot be returned to store or can only be returned to store (Retail Structures and Multichannel Strategies, n.d.).
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