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Introducing Microsoft Cloud for Retail. Now in Public Preview.

Connect your customers, your people and your data.

 

Deliver seamless experiences across the shopper journey

Microsoft Cloud for Retail brings together different data sources across the retail value chain and uniquely connects experiences across the end-to-end shopping journey through a set of capabilities that deliver more relevant personalised experiences and operational excellence for sustained profitability.

Know your customers

Identify, adapt and serve evolving customer needs for deeper engagement across all channels.

Empower your employees

Enable your people with the tools to deliver exceptional customer service.

Build resilient supply chains

Create more agile, responsive supply chains to meet customer demand at scale.

Reimagine retail

Accelerate innovation to pivot your business model toward the future.

Overview
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Capabilities

Microsoft Cloud for Retail

Increase demand for your products

Achieve greater relevance in search results right out of the box and gain access to large, diverse audiences.

Personalise the customer journey

Tailor online experiences and increase conversion with more relevant product search and Intelligent Recommendations.

Make the most of your ad buys

Identify customer intent to deliver engaging, personalised experiences that increase loyalty and return on digital marketing ad spend.

Streamline operations

Improve the shopping experience and optimise for conversion with a single view of the customer across all channels.

Empower employees with the tools they need

Streamline communications and the daily rhythm of business by giving your employees the tools they need to meet evolving customer expectations.

Enhance multichannel operations

Quickly implement anonymous smart tracking of store activity, and implement A/B testing to improve sell-through and profitability.

Deliver a safer purchase experience

Drive purchase conversion across online, in-store and social channels in a secure environment.

Drive stronger conversion rates

Increase engagement and conversion across online, in-store and social channels.

Help prevent payment and digital fraud

Help defend against fraud with adaptive AI technology that continuously learns evolving fraud patterns.

Optimise fulfilment and service

Streamline your fulfilment process and digitise your customer service offering.

Maximise multichannel fulfilment

Reimagine kerbside pick-up with enhanced capabilities, including pick-up scheduling, more efficient on-site order handling and customer notifications.

Delight your customers

Get a complete yet composable multichannel solution that unifies back-office, in-store and digital experiences to meet evolving customer expectations.

Leverage your customer data

Understand your customers’ behaviours to inform your future supply chain and store operational needs.

Know your customers

Gain comprehensive understanding of customer behaviour across channels to optimise each experience for the best outcome.

Build resilient supply chains

Manage your supply chain to get the right products to the right customers at the right time.

Manage inventory more effectively

Reduce stock-outs and optimise assortments with real-time planning to deliver the right inventory to the right place at the right time with Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management.

Generate a high-margin revenue stream

Streamline and scale e-commerce website monetisation ad programmes with a complete commerce marketing platform.

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