Why B2C Marketers Need to Own All Customer Data

Zaius

Your B2C brand has a big sale coming up to move excess women’s shoe inventory and make room for next season’s styles. In order to do that, you need access to your customer data. You call your data analyst and explain exactly what you need. You eventually get the report back and it includes data on casual sneakers as well as heels. Not quite the customer segment you wanted, but you’re on a deadline, so what can you do? Does this sound familiar?

These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For: B2C Marketers And CDPs

Forrester eCommerce

Six months ago we started a conversation about customer data platforms (CDPs). customer data data management database marketing digital marketing marketing automation marketing technology personalization systems of engagement systems of insight technology

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Long B2C Sales Cycle? Use Content to Power Marketing

Zaius

Both of the above are examples of B2C products, but the length of the sales cycle is very different for the two products. If your brand sells an expensive or niche product with a long B2C sales process, you have to think about your marketing differently long-term. Customer reviews.

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How Integrations Power B2C Marketing

Zaius

But in the world of B2C marketing, many aren’t yet using integrations to their full potential. All of these solutions are completely siloed from one another, making it difficult for marketers to see a full picture of their customers. That’s why integrations are the key technology that will power B2C marketing in 2018. Here’s how integrations can lift your B2C marketing strategy to new heights. Integrate all your customer data. Product catalog data.

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WHITEPAPER: How Identity Resolution Drives B2C Marketing Success

Zaius

What is identity resolution , and why should you care about it as a B2C marketer? Identity resolution is the ability to stitch together customer data into a single source of truth — to fully understand how your buyers interact with your brand across devices, channels and browsers.

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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.

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Align Martech Investments With Your Digital Transformation Strategy

Forrester eCommerce

Customers demand that marketing coordinate with sales, service, and commerce to deliver better experiences.

Why B2C Marketers Need a Single Source of Data

Zaius

Data is at the core of all ecommerce marketing today. Data allows you to measure the success of your email marketing campaigns; shows you what ads are performing well; measures traffic coming to your website; and helps you understand what products are most popular with your buyers.

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Are You a True Data-Driven B2C Marketer?

Zaius

You’ve designed a very pretty marketing email and are ready to send it out to a dynamic segment that signed up for a 10% off promotion from your B2C brand. As a believer in data-driven marketing, you immediately look at the metrics. You collected important activity-based metrics, but you weren’t being a true data-driven marketer and tying it back to the most crucial metric of all: revenue. Are you really a data-driven B2C marketer? You’ve got a new customer.

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A B2C Marketer’s Biggest Enemy: The Data and Execution Gap

Zaius

Marketers already know data is key to success in B2C and ecommerce. But knowing it’s important and actually being able to utilize data are very different things. Unfortunately, complete and accurate customer data has been shockingly difficult to get your hands on in B2C marketing. Your data is likely fragmented across multiple systems, including your ecommerce platform, point-of-sales system, email marketing software, and paid ad platforms.

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Deeply Analyze Your B2C Customer Buying Patterns

Zaius

If you don’t know your customer behavior intimately, you definitely should. As a B2C marketer, you want to know as much as possible about your customer’s buying habits, including their first purchase, their last purchase, their customer lifetime value, and much more.

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Join us at CX Europe 2018 for insight into customer understanding and other key CX priorities

Forrester eCommerce

Forrester’s customer experience Forums are in their tenth year — from our first one in 2009 in New York, they’ve grown and spread to San Francisco, London, Singapore, and other cities around the world and become yearly destinations for CX pros far and wide.

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Become an Empowered B2C Marketer

Zaius

One crucial word: data. If you’ve been working in B2C marketing for a while, we’re sure you’ve come across this situation: you want to run a marketing campaign with a 10% discount to tempt back customers who haven’t shopped with you in a while. You have the data, but it’s spread out across multiple platforms, in multiple locations. You export the data from each software platform, putting it into a giant spreadsheet and spending hours trying to make sense of it all.

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Introducing The Consumer Tech Stack For Europe

Forrester eCommerce

In the past few months, my colleague James McQuivey has written several blogs about the exciting times we live in. In these posts he focuses on how technology is fundamentally changing the way we interact with the world around us and how that change is grounded in evolution.

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

Zaius

When you think of a Customer Relationship Management system (CRM), what do you imagine? . A CRM is the one place where all of your customer data lives, creating a single source of truth on which to base business decisions and manage customer engagement. Despite this, many B2C marketers still try to force B2B CRMs to serve their very different business needs. In fact, B2B CRMs are very different than B2C CRMs in: Serving sales vs. marketing. CRM B2C CRM

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2018 Predictions: What B2C Marketers Need To Know

Zaius

The B2C market moves fast — there are always new tactics and new channels marketers should keep an eye on. As a B2C marketer, you should be asking yourself hard questions like: What KPIs should we care about? How will you be analyzing customer data?

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The Role of the B2C Marketer Is Changing Fast. Here’s How to Keep Up

Zaius

But even more importantly, top B2C marketers are honing their skills and working to become well-rounded. Now, marketers have to own the entire customer experience, from the first interaction to true customer loyalty across platforms and devices. Data Scientist. By focusing on these three aspects of marketing, you’ll be able to succeed in this ever-evolving role and give your customers a fantastic experience from day one to 100. Data Scientist.

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Four Forces Drive The Consumer’s Tech Stack

Forrester eCommerce

I’m there to unveil the 2018 US Benchmark Data Overview, which for the first time ever we are making available to all Forrester clients. B2C ecommerce B2C marketing benchmarks business technology (BT) consumer mobile activities consumer mobile adoption consumer mobile devices consumer mobility consumer segmentation customer data customer emotion customer insights data insights ecommerce marketing technology technology adoption data

The Data Digest: Prioritize CX Investment By Understanding Empowered Consumers

Forrester eCommerce

On paper, customer experience (CX) is about people creating memorable experiences for other people. Customers approach your brand with unique emotional profiles, tendencies, and preferences that shape how they feel about your CX.

Should Your B2C Brand Switch to Direct-to-Consumer?

Zaius

Buyers today have simply changed the way they purchase products, with more and more of the B2C market moving online (or to Amazon) each year. Many B2C brands are making the leap and shifting away from retail and toward direct-to-consumer (DTC). You have to choose your own strategy, and test out what works best for your customers. While the company continues to sell through large retailers, it also sells directly to customers through distribution centers.

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The GDPR Is Coming, And Marketers Must Be Ready

Forrester eCommerce

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is right around the corner, going into effect on May 25. B2C marketing customer data data management digital marketing Europe GDPR privacyAnd still, the biggest question I get from marketers is, “Does it apply to me?” The simple answer is: If you offer your product or services to European subjects, the GDPR applies to you. And while many firms are […].

Who Exactly is Your Ideal Ecommerce Customer?

Zaius

Is your ideal customer: A. A 20-year-old college student who loves football and wants a custom-printed t-shirt with their team’s fight song? As a B2C marketer, you can’t market to everyone or you’ll sell to no one. What makes them happy customers?

Why You Need a CRM for Ecommerce

Zaius

How well do you really know your customers? That’s why you need a CRM that is designed specifically for businesses that sell directly to consumers: a B2C CRM. A B2C CRM can help you collect, unify, and analyze the data your buyers share with you each day. A traditional CRM simply isn’t built to handle the high volume of data created by B2C businesses, but a CRM built for ecommerce can. Get a single view of your customer. Improve customer service.

Dynamic Customer Segmentation is a Creative Marketer’s Best Friend

Zaius

Most B2C marketers think they already know everything about email segmentation. But segmentation can be much more than just static email lists of your customers. Dynamic customer segmentation can significantly outperform a traditional email segment. By ingesting the right customer data, dynamic segments grow and shrink as your customers move in and out of the segments — automatically triggering the right campaigns at the right time.

How First-Party Data Can Power Your Marketing

Zaius

You’ve got data. Whether you know it or not, you’re collecting a ton of information from your customers and potential customers. As a marketer, you understand why you’re collecting the data, but what are you doing with it? In fact, fewer than a quarter of marketers are extremely satisfied with their ability to use customer data to create more relevant experiences. And 54 percent of marketers are only using half of their customer data.

REPORT: Omnichannel Marketing is All Hype, No Execution

Zaius

That’s why it’s so surprising that the majority of B2C marketers have yet to achieve a true omnichannel ecommerce experience. We dug into the numbers to find out why so many B2C marketers are struggling with omnichannel in 2017. .

Better customer experience means targeting people, not buyers

GetElastic

The success of industry disruptors such as Airbnb, Amazon and Tesla can be attributed to many factors, but these companies all have one thing in common — a focus on creating an exceptional customer experience, rather than just selling a product. Interact with customers on their terms.

How Razorgator Increased AOV With Segmentation and Dynamic Content

Zaius

A customer’s average order value – or AOV – is a critical input to their eventual lifetime value. It goes without saying that the more your shopper spends per purchase, the more likely you are to make up the costs of acquiring that customer with an eventually high lifetime value.

WHITEPAPER: How to Transform Into a Creative Marketing Artist

Zaius

You need to be organized, thoughtful, and use data to guide your creative decision-making. In order to thrive in 2019, top B2C marketers need to be both right AND left-brained: Left brain marketing involves digging into your customer data to harness key insights and areas of opportunity. Must be creative. This simple phrase is arguably the most common qualification requirement of a marketer. Creativity is at the core of everything marketers do.

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With $30 million Series B funding, Zaius continues to focus on serving our customers

Zaius

But this round isn’t just a big deal for us at Zaius; it’s also a big deal for our customers. We’ve always prided ourselves on being a company that exceeds customers’ expectations, and we can now devote even more resources to this mission. We plan to invest in our product and our team to better serve B2C marketers on their own path to growth. From day one, our goal has been to help marketers understand their customers fully, so they can engage them most effectively.

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Zaius is Now an Official Shopify Plus Partner

Zaius

While the barrier to entry has never been lower to start an ecommerce business, B2C brands can easily get sidetracked by costly and complicated technology builds and marketing implementations. What goes together better than peanut butter and jelly?

How Email Personalization Increases Revenue-Per-Send by 52X

Zaius

Deep personalization in ecommerce relies on a combination of dynamic segmentation , smart product recommendations , triggers based on customer behavior, and much more. We’ve got the data to prove it. The data on email personalization. The phase in the customer journey.

Use Product Detail Page Views to Fuel Your Email Strategy

Zaius

As marketers, sometimes we’re so busy collecting and analyzing the big picture customer data, it can be easy to get distracted. Chances are, you have customers like me browsing product pages on your site who have yet to purchase anything. Stitch together customer interactions.

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Personalized Marketing Equals Better Marketing Results

Zaius

This true story is one of many examples of personalized marketing failure , or how to really annoy your customers by suggesting products based on vague demographical data such as gender or age. Here’s how your customer data can better power truly personalized marketing efforts.

Keep Your Eye on the Customer Engagement

Zaius

Are your customers truly engaged, or are they just coasting? Unless you’re keeping a close eye on customer interactions with your B2C brand, it’s impossible to know for sure. As a B2C marketer, it’s your job to keep loyal customers happy and engaged with your brand.