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Jan, 30 2019

Two-Thirds of Retail Store Associates Believe They Can Provide Better Customer Service with Tablets: Zebra Survey

The results show that two-thirds of surveyed associates believe that if they are equipped with tablets, they could provide better customer service and improve the shopping experience.

Two-Thirds of Retail Store Associates Believe They Can Provide Better Customer Service with Tablets: Zebra Survey

Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, has revealed the results of its 11th annual Global Shopper Study, analyzing the attitudes, opinions, and expectations of shoppers, retail associates and retail decision makers. The results show that two-thirds (66 percent) of surveyed associates believe that if they are equipped with tablets, they could provide better customer service and improve the shopping experience.

Fifty-five percent of surveyed retail store associates agree that their company is understaffed, and nearly one-half (49 percent) feel overworked. Store associates cite frustration with their inability to assist customers as 42 percent find they have little time to help shoppers because of pressure to get other tasks completed. Another 28 percent claim that it’s difficult to get information to help shoppers. Most surveyed retail decision makers (83 percent) and store associates (74 percent) concur that shoppers can have a better experience with technology-equipped sales associates.

Meanwhile, only 13 percent of surveyed shoppers completely trust retailers to protect their personal data, the lowest level of trust among 10 different industries. Seventy-three percent of surveyed shoppers prefer flexibility to control how their personal information is used. 

Jeff Schmitz, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Zebra Technologies, said, "Our study reveals shopper expectations are on the rise. While retailers are addressing fulfillment challenges, they also need to provide a more trusted, personalized shopping experience that gives customers what they want, when, where, and how they want it."

The study also identified diverging expectations on the impact of automation between retailers and store associates. Nearly 80 percent of retail decision makers – compared to 49 percent of store associates – agree that staff checkout areas are becoming less necessary due to new technologies that can automate checkout. Also, more than one-half of retail decision makers (52 percent) are converting point-of-sale (POS) space to self-checkout, and 62 percent are transforming it for online order pickup.

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