What are Omneo Locations?
Locations are the physical and virtual identifiers Omneo uses to attribute customer interactions and transactions to their environment. For most use cases, Omneo Locations equate to all the physical stores where customers can interact with the brand and create transactions.
Locations help you understand your best customers, by adding the following information to individual profiles:
- Joined Location
- Preferred or Selected Location
- Most Visited or Transacted Location
Location types can include Store (Physical), Online, Concession, Kiosks or Other.
At minimum, Locations must include a Name and ideally an Identifier that is used for that location by your POS or other systems. If a customer interacts or transacts at a Location with an unknown ‘external ID’ to Omneo, a placeholder Location will be created by Omneo that you can extend with more information later in Omneo CX Manager.
Using Locations within your Customer Experiences
When customers use Omneo Profile Portal to create or update their profile, the join and/or selected store attribute will show a list of all published Omneo Locations. If you’ve provided geolocation data (lat/long) in the Location definition, then the closest store to the customer’s phone as detected by their current IP address will be pre-selected.
Whenever Omneo Clienteling is invoked by the POS or on a standalone device, the External Location ID is preset (or entered by the staff member) to ensure the experience is localised to that store and that all new customer profiles created are attributed to that store.
Omneo Location data can also be used to power other experiences like store finders, opening hours reminders, shipping calculators, and place feeds for third party systems like Google Places.
To manage Locations, navigate to the configuration tab in CX Manager and enter as much information as possible.
External IDs can only be added by direct integration from a location data source or when a placeholder location is created. Omneo does not allow editing External IDs in the CX Manager once the location has been created, this protects the integrity of third-party integrations.
Location IDs can be updated via a daily file upload or manually imported by a member of your Omneo implementation team to the backend.
When should I configure a new Location?
- When opening a new physical or virtual store
- When introducing new technology into your sales workflow
- When changing stores opening hours
Why Locations matter
- Inform location-specific Incentives and experiences
- Personalised Clienteling, Profile Portal, App and website/eCommerce experiences
- Create more personalised and targeted promotional comms
- Beautiful and informative e-receipts
- Ensure stores get full attribution for the value generated by the customers they interact with