Clearly there may be disparate systems processing online and offline transactions, and charged with delivering the automated receipt/confirmation messaging. And this is okay. A best solution would be to leverage an API integration with the Knotice platform to inform the delivery of the receipt/confirmation emails enabling clean capture of the message contents (transaction ID, purchase amount, location).
What do each of these scenarios have in common? Email is delivering value for both the consumer and the business. At no point are we using email addresses and email messaging outside of a strict permission framework, nor taking any steps outside the comfort zone for the average shopper. We are building trust within the brand-consumer relationship, not breaching it. Yet each scenario is architected in a way to potentially add a tremendous amount of value to the business to help stitch together disparate channel events, activities and attributes within a profile data-management framework.
It will take a bit of thoughtfulness and collaboration from diverse business units to make these scenarios a reality, but each example shows that cultivating a valuable profile data solution is very possible with email messaging as a strategic asset.