Early results of the advanced initiative will be shared at the RetailConnections Business Executive Summit Feb. 24-26, 2013, in Miami. “Stephen Jackson, chief information officer of Harry Rosen, shared some details with us and I was just knocked out,” said Marc Millstein, president of RetailConnections. “This sophisticated CRM program incorporates all the ‘wish list’ items of retailers seeking to optimize omnichannel and the customer experience.”
Jackson is among a powerful roster of Summit presenters that also includes executives from Meijer, Hudson Group, AutoZone, Walgreen and more.
Harry Rosen’s clienteling initiative incorporates a unique blend of customer-facing tools that invite shoppers to engage with sales associates who know their wardrobe needs, style preferences, budgets and what their closets contain (and lack). Likewise, an arsenal of tools, such as “e-pics” and a companywide image gallery, enable Harrry Rosen salespeople to send clients photos of suggested ensembles to keep the dialogue going between store visits.
At the Summit, Jackson will divulge enhancements that have been made to their CRM program that won the Gold Sales Effectiveness Award in Gartner and 1to1 Media's 2012 CRM Excellence Awards.
Behind the scenes, the CRM program features sales productivity tools that enable associates to track their own sales, conversion rates and other metrics to benchmark against top performers in the company. “We are trying to train them in portfolio management,”
“We are also trying to ignite that competitive spirit among associates, comparing them to the next guy up,” said Jackson. “If you are a $750,000 guy, [we’re] showing you what the million-dollar guy is doing — perhaps he is contacting 80% of his client base and you are contacting only 68% of your client base.” Harry Rosen offers e-learning as a method for sales associates to ramp up areas in need of improvement.
Other speakers joining Jackson on the RetailConnections program, include:
• Steve Light, Group VP, Merchandise Operations, Meijer
• Adam Holyk, DVP, Loyalty & Insights, Walgreen
• Gary Macrae, SVP, CIO, Hudson Group
• Deanna Steele, VP, IT Applications, Express
• Lisa Kranc, SVP, Marketing, AutoZone
• Dan Smith, former CIO, Hudson’s Bay Company
• Richard Hastings, Macro Strategist, Global Hunter Securities LLC
Registration for the RetailConnections Business Executive Summit Feb. 24-26, 2013, is open to qualified retail executives and registration via http://www.retailconnections.com. Discount rates for accommodations at Turnberry Isle Hotel & Resort are available for a limited time, after which rooms at the hotel will be on an as-available basis. Sign up now for this once-a-year senior leadership Summit.
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