“Elevate the skiing and on-mountain experience”
“We are very excited to launch this new technology, which is designed to enhance the skiing and on-mountain experience even further,” said Julia Hansen, President and CEO of Spyder. “Our sponsorship of the U.S. Ski team for the past 27 years has been a driving force in our pursuit of technical innovation and superior performance, and it continues to lead our charge in bringing the best possible products to market.”
In this case, “the best possible product” means that the jacket isn’t just a jacket. It’s actively improving the consumer experience.
Innovation – at and after the point of sale
What makes this innovation so compelling isn’t simply the fact that NFC technology turns products into platforms for deeper interaction. By engaging the consumer with the physical product, the relationship can now start in the offline world where, until today, brands could do little to provide their customers with extra value. The vast majority of a consumer’s experiences with products happens offline. It’s where most retail sales still happen and, crucially, it’s where customers actually use most of the products they’ve bought.
So, if a brand wishes to deliver innovative consumer experiences, it’s a very good idea to make sure they already start offline.
Great demand for end-to-end product digitalization
Brands are increasingly interested in delivering personalized experiences to their customers. “Globally, we see great demand for end-to-end product digitalization, and our products and solutions provide very suitable answers for that. Together with Catalyst and Blue Bite, we are proud and honored that Spyder has selected Smartrac as its technology partner to bring digital services to its brand products, which in return will bring real benefits to its customers,” says Christian Uhl, CEO at Smartrac.