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Trends In Team Engagement
Each day brings a new advancement in technology. Whether it’s something as academic as a software upgrade or as advanced as an Augmented Reality (AR) experience, technology is building on itself to bring us more and more ways to interact with others and experience the world. For example, IKEA uses AR to show how its furniture fits into a customer’s living room and all it takes is a smartphone with an AR app to make it happen.
One example of the way technology has changed business is how online shopping — a category that didn’t exist just a couple of decades ago — has upended retailers. Or has it? Starbucks, Ulta Beauty Salon, and The Home Depot have all thrived by advancing with the times and successfully integrating their digital platforms with their physical locations.
The Starbucks online rewards program boasts 13 million members, an 18% increase year-over-year, as members loaded $2.1B onto their Starbucks cards and more than nine million customers chose to pay for their coffee digitally last year.
Ulta’s main source of business requires an in-person appearance to enjoy, but they’ve promoted their e-commerce site to the point where it was responsible for 4% of the company’s 17% comparable-store sales spike. And while The Home Depot’s digital sales make up 6% of the company’s business, just under half of those sales involve a customer coming into the store.
The digital experience is actually driving people to the brick-and-mortar structure. In order for these retail giants to thrive, they needed to embrace technology, learn how it could help them, and take advantage of it. That’s a lesson for every business.