It’s Time To Improve Employee Experience For Remote Workers

Forrester eCommerce

The number of regular work-at-home employees has grown 115% since 2005, and 40% […]. Remote workers are here to stay. Are you willing to embrace them? Today, we’re excited to announce the publication of our latest report on the state of remote working, which focuses exclusively on creating a better experience for employees who primarily work-from-home. age of the customer

A Blog Isn’t a Blog, It’s a Business

Kissmetrics

I wrote my very first blog post on July 24, 2005. But you know what, back in 2005, the blog post was pretty darn good. And in 2005, the web was still so small that there were only 64 million websites (with only a small portion of them being blogs).

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Do You Need Both Amazon Sponsored Ads And Google Shopping Actions?

Retail TouchPoints

Zach Morrison , president of Elite SEM , joined the company in 2005 as a founding member. By Zach Morrison, Elite SEM Long gone are the days of pay-per-click ads living only on Google and other search engines. The battle for your ad spend has come to Amazon, too.

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Exploring Retail Revolution: The Correlation Between Technological Advancements In Financial Services And Online Retail Success

Retail TouchPoints

He originally joined Western Union in 2005 as the Vice President of National Accounts, and he has held the roles of SVP, Global Key Accounts and SVP of Commercial at Western Union.

Folgers Advertises the Intangible

BigCommerce

The commercial ran until 1998 and in edited form until 2005, transforming Folgers into the U.S.’s The biggest challenge with advertising food and drink is really conveying its essential features to an audience –– taste and smell.

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The History of Ecommerce: What The Past Says About Tomorrow’s Retail Challenges

BigCommerce

2005 Amazon launches Amazon Prime with expedited, flat-fee shipping for members. 2005 Esty, an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods launches. 2005 – Amazon introduces Amazon Prime membership. 2005 – Etsy is launched.

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The Great Sears Demise: What Can Retailers Learn?

Retail TouchPoints

Don’t get me wrong, both retailers had been struggling for years even as they merged in 2005. It had been predicted by multiple retail analysts for quite some time, but the long and winding road for Sears finally reached its inevitable conclusion — bankruptcy.

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Jobs to Be Done (JTBD) + CRO

Rishi Rawat

I read Clayton Christensen’s book The Innovator’s Dilemma in 2005. I’ll never forget the first time I understood the connection between site visitor data and conversion optimization (CRO). That was 11 years ago. On November 15th, 2018 life took another turn. I attended a 2-day workshop by Bob Moesta for Jobs to Be Done (JTBD). Jobs thinking isn’t exactly new. The book describes the famous McDonald’s milkshake insight.

Blake Nordstrom: Gone too soon, but his impact on retail will long be remembered

Steve Dennis

I met Blake Nordstrom, co-president of the namesake retailer, only one time, and it was way back in 2005. I was an executive at Neiman Marcus, and many of us on the senior leadership team were attending the grand opening of our new store at the Shops of La Cantera in San Antonio, Texas.

3 Stats That Will Challenge Everything You Thought You Knew About The “Retail Apocalypse”

Liveintent

In 2005, its debt was downgraded to junk bond status and the retailer tried – unsuccessfully – to find its footing, experimenting with different product lines and store configurations.

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Applying Kotter’s 8-Step Change Management Process To Retail

Retail TouchPoints

Together with Mikko Kärkkäinen and Michael Falck, Johanna founded RELEX in 2005, coding RELEX’s first simulator. By Johanna Småros, RELEX Solutions Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

Cyber Monday is the Biggest Sales Opportunity in 2018: Here’s What to Do About It + Marketing Ideas

BigCommerce

When it started in 2005, Cyber Monday didn’t even rank in the top ten sales days of the year. After 2005, the day itself took on special significance to coincide with the rise of Internet retail. Cyber Monday just may be the only retail holiday that advocates shopping in your pajamas.

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Will Voice Shopping Change Black Friday As We Know It?

Retail TouchPoints

Shoppers have increased their spending on Black Friday by 138% since 2005, and are still spending hours waiting in lines to claim that great deal only available on that day. By Ryan MacInnis, Voysis Black Friday has been one of the biggest days for retailers in the U.S. for the past decade.

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Survival Of The Personalized: Brand Success In The Age Of The Retail Apocalypse

Retail TouchPoints

Google Trends shows the term first appeared in 2005, with intermittent spikes every couple of years until it skyrocketed to unprecedented popularity at the start of 2017. By Enda McShane, Velocity Worldwide The fear of a ‘Retail Apocalypse’ is not new.

How to Manage Marketing Campaigns like a Financial Currency Trader

Kissmetrics

Not just because it’s an incredible, intense account of the 2005 housing crisis. The main concept of the movie was based on the true story of Michael Burry , a hedge fund manager who shorted the housing crisis of 2005. KPIs are due EOD. Profit and loss statements need to be generated.

The FastSpring Team Meets Up for 2nd Annual Fall Summit

FastSpring

It’s incredible to think about how much things have changed since the company was first started in 2005. 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.

Everything Online Brands Should Know About Amazon Prime

Frooition

The Amazon Prime program started back in 2005 as an initiative by Jeff Bezos to incentive buyers to shop on the eCommerce site. Amazon Prime has truly revolutionized the concept and expectation of shipping. Years ago “fast shipping” would have been considered a week or so. Now, thanks to Amazon Prime, consumers expect fast shipping to take just a couple of days. If consumers don’t see fast, free, or low-cost shipping, many of them will actually drop the items that they have in their cart.

How Digital Marketing Will Change in 2019

Kissmetrics

When I started my first blog in 2005, there weren’t as many people online creating sites or producing content. Digital marketing is going to change drastically in 2019. And sadly, you aren’t going to like a lot of the changes. And no, I don’t mean change from a competition standpoint.

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

Kissmetrics

But that was way back in 2005 and content marketing was much different back then. 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.

How Amazon and Independent Ecommerce Brands Grew Online Sales 18,233% in 20 Years [Infographic]

BigCommerce

Every $10,000 invested at Amazon’s IPO in 1997 would today be worth $4.8 million. Even if you only had $1,000 to invest in 1997, today you’d have more than $626,000.

How to Conduct Online Market Research for Your Ecommerce Business

BigCommerce

Do a search for a product or business idea, and then view the directional search demand for that keyword throughout the past few years (you can go all the way back to 2005, as of this writing). Conducting market research for your ecommerce business ideas is not only wise, it’s essential.

The Psychology of Competitive Pricing for Ecommerce

SellBrite

In a 2005 study , researchers found that a price ending in nine is perceived to be much cheaper than a price one cent higher ending in zero. Pricing for ecommerce is a tricky beast.

From Back-Office Management to Pricing Optimization: 6 Must-Have Technologies for Magento E-Commerce Success

Prisync

Swedish company Klarna – est. 2005 – claims to offer that ideal online payment experience to more than 65.000 e-commerce merchants worldwide, serving a total of 45 million consumers. E-commerce success is not an easy thing to achieve.

Our 2017 guide to holiday email marketing

Klaviyo

According to Forbes, between 2005 and 2015, Cyber Monday has grown at a 16.8% You know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday, collectively known as “BFCM,” are just a few short weeks away. So here’s the big question: Are you ready? Last year was huge.

The Empowered Marketer: Power Customer Acquisition the Smart Way

Zaius

As the Director of Growth Marketing for One Click , an Indianapolis-based ecommerce company founded in 2005, the team grows not one but three separate eyewear brands: Readers.com , Sunglass Warehouse , and felix + iris. It’s not easy to optimize. As marketers, we’re constantly A/B testing every little thing. Add an emoji to that subject line, make that ad copy a bit punchier, and try switching the website CTA to orange instead of blue.

CS-Cart Review: A Solid Self-hosted Platform with Tricky Pricing

Ecommerce Platforms

Started in 2005, CS-Cart is part of the Simtech conglomerate, and it's been known as a solid solution for those who want to sell on a self-hosted platform.

Considering Shopify POS? Get the Answers to All Your Questions

Ecommerce Platforms

Since 2005 it's been a significant player in the e-commerce industry. Are you looking for a reliable point of sale system? If so, Shopify POS might be the solution for you. Continue reading to find out everything you need to know about this software! What's Shopify POS?

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From Bookstore to Superstore: The Evolution of Amazon.com

ChannelAdvisor

2005: Amazon Prime, the company’s now-overwhelmingly popular membership program, is born. Can you believe that a little more than two decades ago, Amazon was still one man, a light bulb idea and a home garage? Circa 1994, Jeff Bezos began working on a business plan (yes, in his garage) for what would eventually become the largest internet retailer in the US. In 1995, the company made its official debut. Since then, a lot has changed.

6 Ecommerce Lessons for Why Amazon is so Successful

SellBrite

Amazon launched Amazon Prime in 2005 and positioned it as a membership service that offered two-day free shipping and other benefits. Amazon has come a long way from its humble beginnings as an online bookseller. Since its launch in 1994, Amazon has grown to become an ecommerce behemoth.

Wine Ecommerce: How To Sell & Ship Wine in 2018

BigCommerce

gallons — an increase of more than 20% since 2005. Since the late ‘90s, wine sales in the U.S. have steadily increased. And according to research by the Wine Institute , the U.S. has been the highest consumer of wine in the world since 2014.

Salehoo Review 2018 – Wholesale and Dropshipping Supplier

Ecommerce Platforms

Founded in 2005 in Christchurch, New Zealand, Salehoo has become one of the biggest wholesale and dropshipping directories on the planet.

How to use eBay Guaranteed Delivery to Outrank and Beat Your Competition

SellBrite

Back when Amazon first started Prime in 2005, they excluded businesses and third party sellers from the program while they were trying to convince investors that Prime could compete with eBay.

Are your KPIs driving profit for your retail organization?

Dynamic Action

About the author: Courtney Manning has been active in eCommerce since 2005 and has held roles in both Site Merchandising and Digital Analytics for Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Amazon and Nordstrom. by Courtney Manning. If you are a retailing executive who is focused on driving profit for your business, it’s important to ensure that teams across the various functions are also aligned with that goal.

Everything You Need to Know About Achieving PCI Compliance [Checklist Included]

BigCommerce

Most Notable Retail Data Breaches: In 2005, Wal-Mart had a serious security breach targeting their point-of-sale systems.

Wiser’s New eBook Connects Data and Pricing to Succeed in Online Retail

Wiser

Between 2005 and 2020, data around the world will increase to 40 trillion gigabytes. The growth and importance of data is unprecedented and the only way to stay on top is to mine, analyze, and act on it.