Make the Transition from B2B to B2C Marketing

Zaius

Shifting your career from business to business (B2B) to business to consumer (B2C) marketing is a surprisingly difficult task. While personalization, creativity, and data-driven campaigns work in both B2B and B2C marketing, there are many differences that you have to navigate.

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CX Execs Rise To Power Across B2C And B2B Industries

Forrester eCommerce

Unprecedented Growth Chief customer officers and chief experience officers were once a small community of visionaries and practitioners pioneering customer experience (CX) across industries.

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Magento, NetSuite Conferences Illustrate What B2C Can Teach B2B

Retail TouchPoints

focuses on how retailers can bolster their customers’ experience, I noticed a number of sessions and in-person meetings at the two conferences that actually touched on the world of a somewhat different audience: B2B buyers.

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B2B CRM vs. B2C CRM: What’s the Difference?

Zaius

However, most traditional CRMs were built specifically to serve B2B businesses — and you can tell. B2B CRMs clearly aim to help salespeople and marketers manage long, relatively predictable sales cycles and one-to-one communications, and they often pair with marketing tools to nurture leads across the course of a lengthy sales funnel. Despite this, many B2C marketers still try to force B2B CRMs to serve their very different business needs. CRM B2C CRM

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Redefining Influencer Marketing: Key Insights For B2B Marketing Leaders

Forrester eCommerce

Influencer marketing is often characterized as a trendy tactic for B2C marketers to tap into the far-reaching audiences of the Insta-famous. B2B B2B marketing customer advocacy B2B Marketing social media

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Define Your Payment Strategy For B2B eCommerce In China

Forrester eCommerce

As the world’s largest eCommerce market, China appeals to global B2C and B2B brands alike. But China’s B2B eCommerce market is not as mature as the consumer space, and neither is its B2B payment.

B2B ecommerce lagging behind B2C for customer experience

Retail Technology Review

Poor product visualisation is preventing almost a quarter of B2B customers from making purchases online, according to a new report by full-service e-commerce agency, PushON. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

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B2B ecommerce lagging behind B2C for customer experience

Retail Technology Review

Poor product visualisation is preventing almost a quarter of B2B customers from making purchases online, according to a new report by full-service e-commerce agency PushON. Internet Retailing Critical Issues

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CDP vs. CRM: What’s Right for Your B2C Business?

Zaius

But there are two that everyone keeps talking about: CDP and B2C CRM. The Customer Data Platform (CDP) and Business-to-Consumer Customer Relationship Management (B2C CRM) promise similar capabilities, but deliver very different functionality for marketers. What is a B2C CRM?

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The Empowered Marketer: What B2C Brands Can Learn from B2B Marketing

Zaius

Kaleigh started the company about 4 years ago and has focused specifically on writing for B2B ecommerce brands like BigCommerce, Get Feedback, SnapApp, and more. But wait, B2B? How does that help you as a B2C marketer? What B2C brands can learn from B2B marketers. ….and The post The Empowered Marketer: What B2C Brands Can Learn from B2B Marketing appeared first on Zaius. What’s your favorite ecommerce blog right now? Shopify? BigCommerce?

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The state of digital payments in B2B ecommerce

GetElastic

It’s long been said today’s B2B buyers want and expect a B2C experience from manufacturers and wholesalers. Unlike B2C, where streamlined checkouts accept instant payment from credit cards, PayPal and the like, paper checks and manual processes still drive the bulk of B2B payments.

Bring some B2C pizzazz to your B2B website design

TradeGecko

With the rising trend of wholesale merchants looking for solutions online to widen their distribution channels, B2B eCommerce stores are becoming more commonplace. However, unlike their B2C counterparts, B2B stores rarely have the same design aesthetic or business branding that retail channels enjoy. Wholesale B2B eCommerce

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Emerging tech to meet B2B buyer expectations 

GetElastic

With a market of that size, B2B organizations need to start planning now as to how they’ll compete for a piece of that trillion-dollar share.  In B2B buyers want  the same digital commerce  experiences they are receiving on B2C channels.  

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Announce Forrester’s First DMP Wave For Asia Pacific

Forrester eCommerce

advertising B2B marketing B2C marketing data management platforms (DMPs) digital marketing integrated marketing (cross-channel) marketing technology media buying programmatic buying

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Marketers: Manage Your Automation Portfolio

Forrester eCommerce

age of the customer artificial intelligence (AI) automation B2B marketing B2C marketing chief marketing officer (CMO) marketing & strategy personalization robotic process automation (RPA) promoted

Brian Beck, B2B ecommerce expert and author, on digitally native buyers entering B2B industries [video]

GetElastic

B2B ecommerce expert, Brian Beck caught up with Get Elastic and filled us in on what should be top of mind for today’s B2B ecommerce practitioners.

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B2B Online 2019: How to take your commerce practice from good to great

GetElastic

For more than half a decade B2B Online has been a go to destination for B2B digital business leaders. How can I deliver personalized experiences that are relevant for B2B? B2B Online 2019 did not disappoint. Personalization means something entirely different in B2B.

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B2B Playbook

Guidance

In today’s crowded B2B marketplace, buyers demand an easy, intuitive online buying and account management experience that’s so good it feels like B2C.

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Seeking Magic Moments – Why It’s Time to Tune Up Your Digital Experience Stack

Forrester eCommerce

age of the customer B2B ecommerce B2C ecommerce customer relationship management (CRM) digital agencies digital customer experience digital transformation ebusiness strategy enterprise content management (ecm) Innovation omnichannel customer experience personalization user experience analytics Automation customer experience digital strategy innovationThe legendary R&B singer and songwriter Ben E. King got it so right in the Drifters 1960 recording of “This Magic Moment.”

B2B Mobile Commerce Apps are Hot: Here’s Why

GetElastic

Mobile commerce apps for B2B are increasing, and with good reason — 80% of B2B buyers are using mobile at work, and more than 60% say mobile played a significant role in a recent purchase. How mobile applications support B2B commerce.

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B2B ecommerce: the four challenges to face for long-term growth

GetElastic

When B2B buyers leave the office, they become those same B2C buyers; and they all still demand remarkable customer experiences. So, what does this mean for organizations and bringing B2B ecommerce strategies to the next level? B2B b2b commerce

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7 B2B Ecommerce Trends + 13 B2B Brands Changing How Businesses Buy

BigCommerce

B2B ecommerce will reach $1.2 of all B2B sales in the U.S. Just by the end of 2017, Forrester expects B2B ecommerce to reach $889 billion and represent 11% of total B2B sales in the U.S. Upgrade Your B2B Ecommerce Software. The New B2B Ecommerce Strategy.

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17 B2B Ecommerce Companies Taking Advantage of a $6.7 Trillion Opportunity (+ How Your Brand Can, Too)

BigCommerce

Their team works with category-leading brands looking to launch B2B as well as Direct-to-Consumer including Cargill, Citizens of Humanity and Dollar Tree. By all the most recent reports, analysts have forecasted that global B2B ecommerce revenue will top $6.7 What is B2B Ecommerce?).

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The Top 3 Mistakes Companies Make in Implementing B2B Ecommerce

GetElastic

B2B ecommerce has exploded to become a major force in the US Economy, and an exciting new selling channel in many traditional industries. Forrester Research reports that the B2B ecommerce market totaled $889 billion in 2017. the volume of B2C online purchases.

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Content, Experiences Key Focuses At Adobe Summit

Forrester eCommerce

B2B marketing B2C marketing content marketing personalization video & teleconferencing Adobe content Marketing Nick BarberAt Adobe’s marketing conference, the company focused on content and experiences as the key differentiators for brands.

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Personalizing B2B Buying Experiences is a Key Learning from B2C

Guidance

B2C brands and retailers have been honing the use of personalization in one form or another for more than a decade, but it’s B2B that’s always had the most to gain. Takeaway Customer relationships are at the heart of B2B.

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Zoey Review- High-End B2B Ecommerce Platform?

Ecommerce Platforms

I don’t mean to sound like a buzzkill to some, but let’s face it- the big money lies with B2B ecommerce. Ok, it goes without saying that B2C has unlimited opportunities for strategic entrepreneurs. But so is the fact that B2B is outdoing B2C in online revenue.

Wholesale Ecommerce Explained: 1 Site, 3X Sales with Automation and Personalization for B2B Online Wholesalers

BigCommerce

It’s hard not to start any article about B2B or wholesale ecommerce without dropping the market size bomb: Global B2B online sales surpassed $ 7.6 alone, B2B and wholesale ecommerce will top $1.1 To give that a bit of perspective, global B2C sales topped $2.1

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The Benefits of B2B Ecommerce: “We Now Have a Thriving Business Thanks to the Internet”

BigCommerce

Lagging behind on this, however, are often businesses in the B2B space. Estimates predict that online B2B selling will top $1.18 It’s instead that they have yet to fully implement modern success strategies the B2C world has long known produce incrementally high ROI.

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Webinar - Mimicking B2C tactics to optimize your B2B operations online

TradeGecko

The global B2B eCommerce sales are predicted to reach over $6 trillion by 2020, surpassing B2C that is valued at over $3 trillion by 2020. With this in mind, it is a smart move for B2C eCommerce businesses to start thinking about how they can make the most of their eCommerce store. In order to scale quickly, B2C eCommerce businesses should start looking into how they can move into the B2B market.

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Partner Relationship Management (PRM) Comes Of Age

Forrester eCommerce

Maturing Into A Horizontal Channel Management Platform Aligned With CRM and Marketing Automation. Channel and alliance leaders are known to be good jugglers.

Salesforce Nicely Rounds Out Its B2B CRM With CloudCraze

Forrester eCommerce

On March 12, Salesforce announced its intent to acquire CloudCraze, a B2B eCommerce application. This savvy and long-anticipated move nicely rounds out its broad CRM portfolio and supports B2B customers through their engagement journey. This eCommerce application is a fundamentally different one than Salesforce’s B2C eCommerce acquisition of Demandware. This is because B2C engagement is […].

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B2B commerce has arrived. It’s big, it’s urgent, and it’s got to get done

GetElastic

With a keynote from innovation icon Clayton Christensen, and multiple tracks and workshops spanning commerce best practices, selling on Amazon, and stacking up against Amazon, content management, information architecture and AI, the message was clear: B2B commerce has arrived.

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Global Marketing Automation Spending Will Reach $25 Billion By 2023

Forrester eCommerce

B2B marketing B2C marketing integrated marketing (cross-channel) marketing automation marketing resource management (MRM) B2B Marketing b2c marketing CCCM content marketing l2rm Marketing Marketing Automation MRM RTIM TCMA Through-ChannelMarketers today are managing more channels, more content, and more data, while delivering vast quantities of personalized content quickly around the globe.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester eCommerce

age of the customer B2B marketing B2C marketing business technology (BT) chief information officer (CIO) digital disruption Information Technology Innovation marketing & strategy marketing technology mergers & acquisitions (M&As) package implementation services technology

Effortlessly manage your business’s B2B and B2C sales online

TradeGecko

Are you selling both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C)? If you are and you’re using the same payment platform to handle your B2B and B2C transactions, you may have realized that reconciling your books can be a complicated affair. After all, without separating your different sales channels, it’s hard to tell which market is contributing more to your business. TradeGecko Payments

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Effortlessly manage your business’s B2B and B2C sales online

TradeGecko

Are you selling both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C)? If you are and you’re using the same payment platform to handle your B2B and B2C transactions, you may have realized that reconciling your books can be a complicated affair. After all, without separating your different sales channels, it’s hard to tell which market is contributing more to your business. TradeGecko Payments

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Boeing Case Reveals B2Bs Not Immune To Volatile Brand Crises

Forrester eCommerce

Boeing is learning the hard way that B2B companies are no longer immune from brand crises that typically only affected B2C companies subject to empower customer scrutiny. age of the customer B2B branding

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Why Unscalable Marketing Activities are Best for B2B Companies

Kissmetrics

None of that works in B2B. The best way to close high-dollar B2B accounts is to do the opposite. Why 1-to-1, unscalable B2B activities convert best. B2B sales, especially. B2B doesn’t buy on impulse. Viral’ marketing might work for B2C.

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Predictions 2019: Brand Commands Renewed CMO Attention

Forrester eCommerce

B2B marketing B2C marketing chief marketing officer (CMO) digital marketing online marketing technology predictions 2019Customer experience (CX) was at the forefront of CMOs’ minds in 2018.