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Will SAP’s Acquisition Of Qualtrics Help Propel It Forward In The AOC?

Forrester eCommerce

Yesterday, SAP announced that it is acquiring Qualtrics for a hefty $8 billion in cash. For SAP, this does make some sense. SAP is often perceived as being a legacy provider that struggles to play in the consumer space, and this acquisition may help it make a larger data play.

5 Site Changes That Can Actually Impact Your Sales

Retail TouchPoints

By Jill Rose, PayPal User experience, or UX, impacts how customers navigate your web site, find the products they’re looking for and ultimately complete a purchase.

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‘Tis The Season – Your Customers Might Need A Little Nudge

Forrester eCommerce

On November 5, in line with tradition, a huge array of sparkling displays took place across the UK to celebrate Guy Fawkes night (“Remember, remember, the fifth of November. ”).

Customer Retention Should be Ecommerce Marketing Priority #1: The Why, The How and The Return

BigCommerce

Did you know that customers who stick with your brand over time will spend 67% more than new customers? While… Ecommerce Marketing customer retention

3 Life Lessons On Perseverance, Business Success And Asian Parenting

My Wife Quit Her Job

I always get crazy looks whenever I tell people that I started studying for the SATs in 4th grade. Or when I attended nerd camp in the 7th grade and completed Geometry, Algebra and Trigonometry in the span of 3 weeks. “Man, you must have had the worst childhood ever.

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Food Ecommerce: 9 Brands with Drool-Worthy Marketing

Zaius

The online food market represents a massive opportunity for ecommerce brands. Forecasts for the future suggest that 70% of US shoppers could be buying groceries online by as early as 2022. Sounds exciting right? But let’s put that number in context within the overall food industry.

Predictions 2019: Transformation Goes Pragmatic

Forrester eCommerce

Our Predictions 2019 guide, “Transformation Goes Pragmatic,” is live. What do we mean by pragmatism? A sense of realism, practical steps, a desire for tangible outcomes.

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Holiday Readiness Series: 3 Ways to Maximize Mobile Performance

Retail TouchPoints

By Jessica Bergmann, Salesforce Here’s how important the month of November is to the holiday season — by Cyber Monday, one-third of all holiday shopping will be complete. That’s a huge chunk of a multibillion dollar pie.

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233: Advanced Strategies To Recover Abandoned Carts With Ben Jabbawy

My Wife Quit Her Job

Today I’m excited to have Ben Jabbawy on the show. Ben is the founder of Privy and we randomly met at the Shopify Unite conference several years ago. At the time, I had no idea who this guy was and what he did. And likewise, I’m sure he’d never heard of the number 1 hankie vendor on the Internet.

How Replenishment Emails Drive Real Ecommerce Results

Zaius

We all know how annoying it is to run out of a product and make a mad dash to the store for a replacement. It’s the worst! Which is exactly why replenishment email campaigns are so great. Replenishment emails remind customers to stock up your product just before they are about to run out.

Predictions 2019: Customer Experience Comes Under Fire

Forrester eCommerce

Let’s face it: 2018 was not a fabulous year for customer experience. On average, CX quality was flat, with Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) scores showing little movement for the third year in a row.

The 19 Most Technically Innovative Ecommerce Brands of 2018

BigCommerce

In ecommerce, glitz and glam matter – a lot. In fact, brands that focus on the look & feel of… Ecommerce Success Stories Enterprise Ecommerce innovation awards

What Drives Store Ops Success? RTP Editors Weigh In

Retail TouchPoints

This sixth annual Retail TouchPoints Store Operations Survey examines the top challenges omnichannel retailers face in shoring up their brick-and-mortar locations, and reveals the strategies and technology solutions they are using to meet those challenges.

How to Sell Online – The Ultimate Guide to Go From 0 to $$$

Ecommerce Platforms

Figuring out how to sell online all on your own can be intimidating. I mean, there's just so many questions; Where do you sell? How to convince people to buy? Where to market your products? How to actually receive money from people and process payments? How to handle credit card info? And so on.

My Problem with Amazon

Rishi Rawat

Everyone is saying Amazon will gobble up independent retailers. But Amazon isn’t perfect. There are too many vendors listing the same product on its platform, which creates a poor buyer experience. Here is my story: Here is the Amazon listing page: [link]. Article Not Good Thoughts

Data commercialization isn’t easy – and many initiatives will fail.

Forrester eCommerce

The hype around big data got several things right: data volumes are big and growing quickly. Digital transformation – as well as the growing adoption of IoT and the ubiquity of the device (aka “mobile phone”) that we all carry with us – has accelerated the growth of data.

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The Unboxing Experience Goes from Differentiator to Must-Have: What Ecommerce Brands Need to Know

BigCommerce

All of us remember the experience of opening presents on Christmas day. It’s the excitement and anticipation of not knowing… Branding Strategies

Instagrammable Moments: 5 Reasons Why Your Stores Need Them This Holiday Season

Retail TouchPoints

By Alicia Esposito , Content Strategist If the pop-up phenomenon has taught us anything, it’s that a great experience is just as critical as a great product. More and more, we’re seeing experience exceeding — even replacing — products.

Top 10 PayPal Alternatives: Best Solutions Revied (October 2018)

Ecommerce Platforms

PayPal was once one of the most revolutionary pieces of technology in the world. At that time there was not that much interest in PayPal alternatives.

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It always comes down to turnout

Steve Dennis

As the US goes to the polls today, it really doesn’t matter whether one identifies as a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or whatever. Whether we prefer Beto or Ted, Andrew or Rod, Stacey or Brian means precisely nothing if we don’t go vote.

The WONE Backstory: How GRAYBOX Delivered a Unique Shopping Experience For High-End Fashion

BigCommerce

In business today, there are two essential choices. At GRAYBOX, the clients we work with typically fall into the latter.… … Ecommerce Success Stories Ecommerce Technology

How To Deliver Outstanding Black Friday/Cyber Monday Customer Service While Stopping Fraud

Retail TouchPoints

By Rafael Lourenco, ClearSale E-Commerce customer service and fraud screening programs can both get overwhelmed during holiday sales peaks, sometimes in ways that affect each other.

The Future of Content Marketing: It’s Not What You Think

Kissmetrics

Have you heard the saying, “content is king?”. Well, of course, you have. But creating more content won’t necessarily get you more search traffic. You’ve heard people like me mention stats like the average piece of content that ranks on page one of Google contains 1,890 words.

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BigCommerce Enterprise Review and Everything You Need to Know

Ecommerce Platforms

It's a very exciting time at present for BigCommerce. In the summer of this year, they expanded their offices into Europe after successfully raising $64 million.

Predictions 2019: Employee Experience Moves To Center Stage

Forrester eCommerce

Companies and executives are paying attention to employee experience as never before. There are good reasons for this attention. Chief among them is the historically low unemployment rate, which gives employees options that they are taking advantage of.

Have You Complimented Your Top Customers Lately?

Rishi Rawat

Got this email from Google Maps. I felt great. Flattery works: Have you considered sending a flattering email to your top customers? You don’t have to give a discount, the email could simply be a personal “we appreciate you” note.

Foundations of Commerce: Grit before Glitz

GetElastic

The race to get a product or service in front of a customer, or the desire for a customer to want or need a product or service has been running for thousands of years. Around 2700 BC, China mastered the ability to create silk from silkworm protein fibers. Sitting on this monopoly (the emperors of China refused to share the secret of silk production), China traded silk with other countries, creating a luxury “brand.”

We’ve created a monster: Retail’s growing returns problem

Steve Dennis

At the beginning of the year I published “ A Baker’s Dozen Of Provocative Retail Predictions For 2018.” ” In No. 11, I opined that the industry’s problem with returns would soon start to get the attention it deserves. For awhile now I have seen the growing rate of costly product returns as a ticking time bomb —particularly as e-commerce garners greater share.

Most Important Reasons to Incorporate File Recovery into Your Ecommerce Strategy

Ecommerce Platforms

An online store contains a wide range of elements to make it run. The same can be said about your business in general. Think about the online assets such as images and videos, along with the site files, marketing documentation, and time budget sheets.

AI Tech Shines A Path To Empathetic Triggers

Forrester eCommerce

I’ve always been attracted to the power of empathy. That being said, I’m a longtime fan of “soft” skills — skills that are helpful in relationship-building, making me a better friend and (presumably) a more tolerable colleague. Empathy clearly fits squarely there. But a more savvy marketer?

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Customer Success Spotlight: How Califia Farms uses Profitero to drive results

Profitero

Halee Patel, Sr. Director of eCommerce & Business Development, Califia Farms. Califia Farms is an innovative manufacturer of “good for the world” almondmilk coffee, creamers, drinkable yogurts and juices.

Conversion Boosting Strategies for BFCM

UpSellIt

In the retail sphere, no two days are as relentlessly hyped as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Everyone knows that these days are important days for sales, but some may wonder “Why all the fuss?” Let’s examine some of the data. In 2017, ecommerce shoppers spent $7.9

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Are private brands key to beating Amazon?

Steve Dennis

As Amazon continues to steal significant market share in most product categories, many retailers find themselves on their heels desperately seeking an antidote to the online behemoth’s growing dominance. Investing in the long tail , improving web site performance and reducing shipping time and pricing are tactics being pursued to neutralize the threat. More recently, though, quite a few retailers are upping their private brand game. Store “owned” brands are hardly new.

How To Recruit Profitable Instagram Brand Ambassadors For Ecommerce

AcquireConvert

What is a brand ambassador, and what can they do for you? At its heart, a brand ambassador is someone who’s so passionate about your brand, they’re willing to promote it even if they aren’t part of your company.

Does Africa Present An Opportunity For The Chinese Clouds?

Forrester eCommerce

Africa is home to 20% of our planet’s land and 16% of its people, but none of the hyperscale public clouds run from data centers there — yet.

A Complete TransferWise Review: Everything You Need to Know

Ecommerce Platforms

When it comes to exchange rates, not all of them are created equally. This is especially the case when you want to transfer money and your bank or a transfer service gets involved. Let's say you are in the US and you've tried to send dollars to an account in the UK.

The FastSpring Team Meets Up for 2nd Annual Fall Summit

FastSpring

At FastSpring, we take our company mission, vision, and values seriously. They are a big part of what makes FastSpring the leading all-in-one ecommerce platform for digital businesses around the world, and a great place to work. One of the ways we showcase our mission, vision, and values is our annual Fall Summit event.