Category Archives: Strategic Transformations

CRM & Luxury Brands – What for? Poor for Segmentation, but rich for Experience?

Many of us measure and understand the power of nurturing and mining a clean and relevant customer databases to create, manage, broadcast and measure campaigns. Some of us daily experience the richness of the data collected – behaviours, purchase patterns, customer service.. etc.. both explicitly and implicitly. But what is the value of this information in the context of FASHION & LUXURY?

CRM – as a business process and from the perspective of Customer Segmentation  – is extremely valuable for brands and retailers distributing goods which are purchased regularly or in cycles – food, groceries.. even books, and other necessities and cultural items. Profiles and suspect/prospect groups can be created in many cases.. and ‘predict’ patterns and interests.

But is there a FASHION/LUXURY CUSTOMER PROFILE?

Are Flash Sales players fit for purpose to run Luxury Brands’ E-Commerce operations?

Are Flash/Private sales pure players fit for the job of actually running the online operations of Luxury Brands?

Lessons from China in Luxury Brands E-Commerce: the new benchmark for the West?

Examining successful online operations in China, I wonder if they are not showing us the way.. at home – to improve E-Commerce and multichannel sales in our Luxury Brands’ domestic markets.