UK: 80% of retailers disregard customer follow-up after carts abandonment - survey

Wednesday 12 November 2014 13:31 CET | News

80% of retailers disregard customer follow-up after carts abandonment, reports.

Moreover, 20% of the 75 surveyed UK retailers consider following-up consumers who have abandoned their cart, from which 15% do so via e-mail or phone within 24 hours and 5% contact clients after 48 hours, according to a recent survey issued by the provider of multi-channel customer experience solutions Genesys.

None of the surveyed retailers have a built in tool that would help them engage consumers while they remain on the website. Some retailers also offer a built in chat option that lets consumers instantly talk to one of the companies representatives.

The shop assistant can sometimes clarify any doubts or problems the client encounters. 7% of the surveyed companies had a built-in chat option available on their website.

In order to make clients reconsider their initial cart abandonment, retailers integrate tools like CartRescue which offer a variety of solutions like smart surveys that pop-up on the website, or Dynamic offers that analyse consumer behavior and provide them with relevant information in real time. The tool sends out automatic e-mail notification to the buyer, based on his or her account details and what was put in the interactive shopping cart.

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Keywords: UK, retailers, e-tailers, customer, follow-up, carts, abandonment, strategy, survey, online sales
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