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Apr 16, 2021

Why eCommerce Needs Salespeople

As consumers migrate online, don't be surprised if sales associates follow. Digital merchandise won't sell itself.

By Leigh Sevin, Co-Founder @ Endear

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Product News

What's New in April

A comprehensive list of all the features we fixed, improved, and/or added in April 2021.

By Jinesh Shah

Apr 30, 2021
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

The Top 5 Do's and Don'ts of Clienteling

Learn the basics of modern clienteling with these straightforward best practices.

By Leigh Sevin

Apr 13, 2021
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Product News

What's New in March

A comprehensive list of all the features we fixed, improved, and/or added in March 2021.

By Jinesh Shah

Mar 31, 2021
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

7 Email Campaigns you Should Hand Over to Your Sales Team

Personalize your email marketing strategy by putting these campaigns into the hands of your sales team.

By Leigh Sevin

Mar 23, 2021
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From The Founders' Perspective

10 Operational Headaches Endear Solved in Retail

In the early days of Endear, we uncovered a ton of overlooked but immensely impactful problems that prevented associates from doing their best work. Here's how we solved them.

By Leigh Sevin

Mar 12, 2021
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From The Founders' Perspective

Why Clienteling Is the Future of Retail

With more digital businesses popping up every day, learn how to build the right omnichannel clienteling strategy to keep your brand top-of-mind with customers for the long haul.

By Leigh Sevin

Mar 10, 2021
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Product News

8 Answers to your Top Questions About Choosing Endear

We know trying out a new technology solution can raise some questions, so we've got answers.

By Leigh Sevin

Mar 5, 2021
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Product News

What's New in February

A comprehensive list of all the features we fixed, improved, and/or added in February 2021.

By Jinesh Shah

Feb 28, 2021
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

10 Best CRMs for Shopify Merchants

Choosing the best CRM for your Shopify store doesn't have to be difficult. This guide will review everything from what a CRM is and why it is important to what the top omnichannel CRM options are. Keep reading to learn more!

By Leigh Sevin

Feb 24, 2021
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Black-Owned Businesses You Can Shop IRL

In honor of Black History month, we've put together a list of Black-owned brands and retailers that you can support in-person or by shopping online.

By Dorea Novaez

Feb 23, 2021
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Customer Case Studies

How gorjana Uses SMS to Achieve a 20% Conversion Rate

Learn how jewelry brand, gorjana, relies on the power of human connection, brick-and-mortar retail, and a strong SMS sales strategy to increase foot traffic and conversions at their physical stores.

By Leigh Sevin

Feb 19, 2021
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

How To Become Your Customer's Valentine (Without Discounting)

5 clever ways to earn your customers' love and affection this Valentine's Day

By Leigh Sevin

Feb 9, 2021
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Product News

What's New in January

A comprehensive list of all the features we fixed, improved, and/or added in January 2021.

By Jinesh Shah

Jan 29, 2021
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

How to Incorporate Video into your E-Commerce Experience [+ 10 Brand Examples]

Video is becoming consumers preferred way to do just about everything. Learn how you can use the medium to improve your customers' digital shopping experience and boost conversions on your e-commerce site.

By Leigh Sevin

Jan 26, 2021
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

How (and how much) should you pay your retail team?

With all the changes in retail, it's time to also reconsider retail worker compensation. As this role evolves to include more responsibility, we've broken down some new approaches to payment and rewards.

By Leigh Sevin

Jan 17, 2021
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Product News

What's New in December

A comprehensive list of all the features we fixed, improved, and/or added in December 2020.

By Jinesh Shah

Jan 1, 2021
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From The Founders' Perspective

Endear's Unique Approach to Omnichannel Sales Attribution

Endear offers its customers a unique, modern approach to retail sales attribution. Learn about the problems with the industry's current methods and our unique way of solving them.

By Jinesh Shah

Dec 30, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

5 Ways to Win "Returns Season"

Turn customer returns into a positive for both your online and in-store business this holiday season.

By Leigh Sevin

Dec 25, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

How Online Resale and Consignment Retailers Transformed the Secondhand Market

Known as re-commerce, resale and consignment is continuing to capture the attention of online shoppers everywhere. Read how it is changing the way consumers participate in the secondhand market.

By Dorea Novaez

Dec 14, 2020
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Product News

What's New in November

A comprehensive list of all the features we fixed, improved, and/or added in November 2020.

By Jinesh Shah

Dec 1, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

How to deliver VIP service during the Holidays

Learn how to give your customers the service they deserve both in-store and online this holiday season.

By Leigh Sevin

Nov 25, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Insights from Our Panel on Holiday Retail Strategy

Find out what leaders from Billy Reid, Gorjana and Hatch have to say about managing their businesses under the pressures of COVID and what they have planned for Holiday 2020

By Leigh Sevin

Nov 13, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

10 Innovative Places to List Your Store's SMS Number

Encourage customers to reach out to your store via text message by listing your details across channels.

By Leigh Sevin

Nov 11, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

What Is Phygital Retail and Why It Matters [+ 3 Examples]

Learn the meaning and importance of phygital retail and where it fits into the broader world of omnichannel shopping.

By Dorea Novaez

Nov 4, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

The ABC's of DTC (in Order of Relevance)

Every acronym you've ever encountered related to retail & the rise of DTC

By Leigh Sevin

Nov 3, 2020
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Product News

What's New in October

A comprehensive list of all the features we fixed, improved, and/or added in October 2020.

By Jinesh Shah

Nov 1, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

How to Generate ROI from Appointment Bookings (+ Brand and Software Examples)

Whether you host them in-store or online, count on appointments to capture online visitors and convert them into loyal customers.

By Leigh Sevin

Oct 20, 2020
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Product News

What is a Lookbook? A Definition for Retail 

Engage and convert your retail customers with customized and clickable content.

By Dorea Novaez

Oct 2, 2020
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Product News

What's New in September

A comprehensive list of all the features we fixed, improved, and/or added in September 2020.

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Retail Strategy Best Practices

What Is a Retail CRM: Why and How to Use One for Your Retail Business

Learn what is unique about a CRM for retail and why it’s critical for you to roll one out for your retail sales team. 

By Leigh Sevin

Sep 24, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

What is an Omnichannel Associate and Why Should You Hire One (or More)?

A new role in retail has emerged to help bridge the gap between digital and in-store customer experience. Learn how an omnichannel associate will bring your retail business to a new level of success.

By Leigh Sevin

Sep 17, 2020
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Product News

The Retailer's Guide to Winning Back Lost Customers

Key points and areas of focus for re-engaging lapsed customers

By Dorea Novaez

Sep 16, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

What is Customerization? Definition and Examples

Learn what customerization is and how leading retailers are delivering tailored experiences and products to their customers, no matter where they are.

By Leigh Sevin

Sep 10, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

6 Sales Promotions Examples in Retail to Generate More Revenue

While customers will always be grateful for a sales promotion, aligning your strategy with your goals will ensure you’re as happy as they are.

By Leigh Sevin

Sep 2, 2020
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Product News

What's New in August

A comprehensive list of all the features we fixed, improved, and/or added in August 2020.

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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Customer Loyalty and Customer Retention: Which Is Better?

Let’s talk about how to define both customer loyalty and customer retention and how to measure these important aspects of the customer relationship

By Dorea Novaez

Aug 28, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

The Power of BOPIS in Modern Retail

Learn why BOPIS is an important offering in today's modern shopping experience.

By Leigh Sevin

Aug 28, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

5 Examples of Building Customer Relationships That Go Beyond Management Tools

We’ve collected inspiring examples of retailers who have mastered the art of building customer relationships. Here are a few ideas on how to build shopper trust and loyalty and how to manage customer relationships beyond using a CRM tool.

By Leigh Sevin

Aug 24, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

10 Best Customer Loyalty Program Software Tools of 2020

Picking the right technology platform is a critical step in running a successful customer loyalty program. Find which platform is right for your team from our top picks.

By Leigh Sevin

Aug 21, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

Everything You Need to Know About Remote Selling in Retail

Engage your customers and sell more, whether they’re in your store or not.

By Dorea Novaez

Aug 18, 2020
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Customer Case Studies

How Luxury Retailer Kirna Zabete Conquered COVID Through Clienteling

Learn how luxury retailer Kirna Zabete overcame the challenges of Coronavirus by focusing on an omnichannel clienteling strategy.

By Leigh Sevin

Aug 13, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Brand Loyalty Examples in Retail

Learn how to build a brand loyalty program that helps you retain customers for the long-term.

By Leigh Sevin

Aug 7, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

All About Retail Customer Service In The Age of the Mobile Shopper

This guide to retail customer service will give you the tools, mindset, and tactics your retail brand needs to stay competitive – no matter where your customers need your help.

By Leigh Sevin

Aug 5, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Your Guide to Retail Customer Experience and How to Improve Your Strategy

Cut through the noise and drive meaningful engagement with your target customers.

By Dorea Novaez

Aug 4, 2020
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Customer Case Studies

How ettitude Used Endear to Optimize Their Pop-Up

Learn how organic home essentials brand ettitude used Endear to build brand loyalty and customer retention at their LA pop-up.

By Leigh Sevin

Aug 3, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

15 Customer Service Training Ideas and Exercises for Retail

To help you empower your customer service team, we’ve collected customer service training ideas from retail companies that put customer happiness at the center of everything they do.

By Leigh Sevin

Jul 22, 2020
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From The Founders' Perspective

Top Retail Industry Trends: What's in Store (and Online) for 2020

Discover the retail trends the Endear founders believe are here to stay — and how you can implement them.

By Leigh Sevin

Jul 21, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

How to Build an Omnichannel Strategy for Retail

Discover key questions and best practices that will help you get started with an omnichannel strategy.

By Dorea Novaez

Jul 20, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Your Guide to Retail Training to Improve Sales, Customer Service, and Employee Success

Discover the importance of retail sales training and how training your retail team can improve your sales, service, and customer success.

By Leigh Sevin

Jul 9, 2020
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Customer Case Studies

How Rhone Used Endear to Launch their Virtual Concierge Program

Find out how athletic apparel brand, Rhone, counted on Endear to launch their virtual concierge program during COVID-19

By Leigh Sevin

Jul 8, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Learnings from the Best Customer Loyalty Programs in Retail

Learn how top retailers like Starbucks and Sephora count on their loyalty programs to drive retention so you can, too.

By Leigh Sevin

Jul 6, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

What Is Omnichannel Retail and Why Is It Important?

Learn about the latest omnichannel retail trends and how it can help your business deliver seamless customer experience across all of your channels.

By Dorea Novaez

Jul 3, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

The Guide to Building Customer Loyalty in Modern Retail

Learn to retain customers and increase loyalty whether your retail business is online, in-store, or both.

By Leigh Sevin

Jun 23, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Examples of Delightful Customer Service in Retail

Learn how to deliver a delightful customer service experience in today’s modern retail landscape.

By Leigh Sevin

Jun 16, 2020
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From The Founders' Perspective

Predictions for the Future of Retail as Forecasted by the Founders of Endear

Learn what trends the founders of retail CRM platform Endear predict will matter most for the industry.

By Leigh Sevin

Jun 15, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

7 Essential Retail Skills of Top Sales Associates

Let’s talk about the retailing skills that help sales associates boost revenue, create loyal customers, and grow their retail business.

By Leigh Sevin

Jun 7, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

5 Best Shopify Apps to Pair With Shopify POS

A list of the best Shopify Apps to pair with both your Shopify POS and eCommerce store to properly scale your in-person selling initiatives.

By Casey Drake

Jun 1, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

Digital Retail for the Modern Retailer

Discover how digital retail is shifting for today’s retailers and how your business can respond.

By Leigh Sevin

May 30, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

6 Ways to Improve Your Shopping Experience (+ 3 Examples)

Discover why today’s shopping experience is critical to your long-term success and how to improve your experience for customers.

By Leigh Sevin

May 27, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

Everything You Need to Know About Showrooming & Webrooming and How They Affect Modern Retailers

Read this in-depth breakdown of webrooming and showrooming and how these two different customer journeys affect modern omnichannel retailers.

By Casey Drake

May 26, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

The Best Shopify Stores That Engage Customers Through Both E-Commerce & PoS

Discover 13 remarkable e-commerce businesses that have used Shopify to expand their businesses to physical retail, and learn the advantages of their decision.

By Leigh Sevin

May 19, 2020
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From The Founders' Perspective

How will Corona impact the future of work in retail?

Now that consumers have been forced to embrace e-commerce as their sole shopping channel, how will the role of the store associate adapt to this new behavior?

By Leigh Sevin

May 13, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

8 Strategies to Retain Customers (+ Examples)

New customers are exciting, but old customers can bring your business more value. Use these powerful customer retention strategies to keep your customers close—and happy.

By Leigh Sevin

May 11, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

How to Enable Curbside Pick-Up with Shopify (and Who Already Is)

Learn about the benefits of curbside pick-up and how to offer the service at your retail store

By Leigh Sevin

May 8, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Retail Marketing: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Learn what retail marketing means in today’s modern retail industry and find out what marketing strategies the top brands are using to drive sales.

By Leigh Sevin

May 5, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Endear's Guide to WFH: Creating Content during Corona

Here are some ideas on what to share with customers to keep them engaged while we're all stuck at home.

By Leigh Sevin

Mar 25, 2020
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Endear's Guide to Working from Home when You Work in Retail

Check out Endear's tips & tricks on how you and your retail team can make the most of working from home.

By Casey Drake

Mar 18, 2020
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All About Modern Retail

A Review of The Glossy Podcast: Sarah Benady of ba&sh on the Future of Retail and CRM

We review a recent Sarah Benady (CEO ba$sh North America) interview on The Glossy Podcast and discuss the importance of personalization and CRM in retail.

By Casey Drake

Oct 29, 2019
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All About Modern Retail

The Importance of Store Associates in the Retail Tech Revolution

The most important piece of bringing more tech advancements into retail is the store teams at the center of it all.

By Casey Drake

Sep 13, 2019
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Customer Case Studies

How Koio stores used Endear to increase sales for the brand's latest sneaker drop

Sneaker brand Koio upped its marketing game for its new Tempo sneaker by leveraging Endear to invite customers to shop the new product at their local Koio store.

By Dorea Novaez

Aug 23, 2019
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All About Modern Retail

Modern Store Formats & How To Choose The Right One

Learn about the different types of modern physical store formats and know which format works best for your retail business.

By Leigh Sevin

Aug 16, 2019
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Measuring ROI of a Brick & Mortar Store in the Age of the Omni-Channel Customer

Where does the physical store fit into the modern path to purchase and how do you measure this impact?

By Casey Drake

Aug 8, 2019
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Customer Case Studies

Growth through Gratitude: The Power of Thank You

Learn about personalized messaging strategy and how the expression of gratitude can create measurable results in retail clienteling.

By Dorea Novaez

Aug 7, 2019
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Leveraging Store Associates to Personalize Your E-mail Marketing

Personalizing your outreach. How exactly do you accomplish this? How much will it cost you? And what resonates with consumers?

By Dorea Novaez

Jul 29, 2019
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Customer Case Studies

How Todd Snyder grew their clienteling business in their first month of Endear

Learn how the Todd Snyder retail team achieved a 13% conversion rate in just their first month on Endear.

By Dorea Novaez

Jul 24, 2019
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All About Modern Retail

Pants & People: The Bonobos Success Story

Learn how a retail business's investments in their customers and their brand experience pivoted their success in the industry.

By Casey Drake

Jul 3, 2019
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

How Retailers Can Improve Email Capture Rates

Recent insights on how stores are capturing important client data and some best practices to improve the process.

By Casey Drake

Jul 1, 2019
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All About Modern Retail

An Interview with John Liebler, Vice President of Retail & Store Operations for Shinola

Training, technology, and how to win in retail. The inside perspective from an industry veteran.

By Dorea Novaez

Jun 26, 2019
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From The Founders' Perspective

Our Trip to Shopify Unite

A recap of the 2019 Shopify Unite Conference from our co-founder, Leigh Sevin.

By Leigh Sevin

Jun 23, 2019
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All About Modern Retail

Defining Modern Retail and the Customer Data That Controls It

How the most successful modern retailers are gathering insights and using them to their advantage.

By Dorea Novaez

Jun 19, 2019
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Product News

Featured Feature Friday: Motivate Your Store Associates with Endear's Insights

Run an efficient associate incentive program with Endear's omnichannel tracking tools.

By Leigh Sevin

Jun 14, 2019
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All About Modern Retail

How Stores are Turning their Associates into Personal Stylists

Retailers are transforming their associates into influencers and tastemakers through technology and a relationship-based sales culture.

By Dorea Novaez

Jun 12, 2019
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All About Modern Retail

From Digital to Physical: Opening Your First Store

What is the future of brick-and-mortar retail in a world of direct to consumer and digitally native brands?

By Dorea Novaez

Jun 10, 2019
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Product News

Featured Feature Friday: Curing Decision Fatigue with Endear Lookbooks

How to use lookbooks to create a personalized shopping experience and avoid decision fatigue and abandoned carts.

By Casey Drake

Jun 5, 2019
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All About Modern Retail

Rebecca Taylor CEO Janice Sullivan and the Importance of Knowing your Customers

Learn how an established retail business used omnichannel CRM and clienteling tools to learn more about their customers and boost their business sales.

By Casey Drake

Jun 3, 2019
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

5 Ways to Turn Flash Sales Shoppers into Repeat Customers

Tips for thank you messages that will make you stand out from the crowd.

By Casey Drake

May 29, 2019
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

How to Use SMS Marketing to Increase Foot Traffic at Your Stores

Learn how to turn your retail shoppers into repeat customers and score more business opportunities through SMS marketing.

By Leigh Sevin

Apr 4, 2019
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All About Modern Retail

Clienteling vs. Customer Service

Customer service has always been an incredibly important part of customer experiences. However in recent years, large and small retailers alike have focused more of their time and money on clienteling.

By Leigh Sevin

Mar 28, 2019
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All About Modern Retail

3 Clienteling Examples With Valuable Takeaways

We’ve outlined key examples of companies who highlight the power of clienteling. Each can teach us a thing or two about forming relationships with customers online and offline.

By Leigh Sevin

Mar 21, 2019
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

How Great Sales Associates Build Relationships

Learn how retail store associates can move beyond first impressions, build customer relationships and boost brand loyalty to improve sales.

By Leigh Sevin

Mar 14, 2019
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

How To Build Brand Loyalty with Clienteling

There’s a simple formula to brand loyalty: Shoppers to new customers, new customers to repeat customers, repeat customers to brand evangelists.

By Leigh Sevin

Mar 7, 2019
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All About Modern Retail

What is Clienteling? A Definition

Clienteling is about more than fancy technology, customer service tips, or well-trained salespeople. And while it's always been a critical part of any good retail strategy, it has taken on new meaning in today's omnichannel world.

By Leigh Sevin

Feb 28, 2019
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

5 Ways to Build Customer Experience at a Pop-Up

How to make a great first impression. Establish strong customer relationships with your pop-up experience.

By Leigh Sevin

Feb 21, 2019
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

5 Things You Must Do Before Opening Your First Pop-Up

There are a huge range of goals in a pop-up and few correct answers. Choosing which goals to focus on is largely up to you.

By Leigh Sevin

Feb 14, 2019
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

How to Build Relationships with Customers at Pop Ups

Get the most out of your investment. Approaches and best practices for establishing meaningful client relationships through your pop-up.

By Leigh Sevin

Feb 7, 2019
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

What Makes a Great Pop-Up Store?

People tell their friends just to prove they’re in the know. Instagrammers hit the share button as soon as they see it. That pop-up – the one with the buzz.

By Leigh Sevin

Jan 31, 2019
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Retail Strategy Best Practices

Is My Brand Ready For A Pop-Up?

You have online customers, a well-liked product, and an optimized website for sales. But under all the growth, you have another concern: Am I missing out on opportunities in brick and mortar?

By Leigh Sevin

Jan 24, 2019
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All About Modern Retail

Let’s Talk About Millennial Spending Power

Keep reading to better understand the generational cohort with which marketers and retailers are obsessed.

By Dorea Novaez

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From The Founders' Perspective

Why eCommerce Needs Salespeople

As consumers migrate online, don't be surprised if sales associates follow. Digital merchandise won't sell itself.

By Leigh Sevin