How Machine Learning Will Improve Retail and Customer Service

John O’Rourke, Vice President of Marketing, Indix Technology has transformed how customers and brands interact with each other. Shoppers once relied on face-to-face, in-store interactions to make purchases and receive support. Now, shoppers do their research before entering a store (81 percent of shoppers conduct online research before buying) and seldom rely on salespeople to help them make decisions. Retailers, for their part, have realized that by embracing technology, they can extend their storefronts to their customers’ fingertips. The Internet, buy buttons, mobile payment apps such as Square and Venmo, and couponing and price-matching apps like SnipSnap have changed how we shop. Shoppers can make purchases from within social media apps and compare prices without leaving a store. While these technologies have propelled the retail industry further into the digital…


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