IBM Channel Executives Are Frustrated With The Pace Of Partners’ Transformation

Forrester eCommerce

The 1,000-plus partners who packed the MGM Grand Arena heard some great messaging around simplified programs, reduced contractual requirements, and a direct sales team who was finally getting channel religion delivered through its paychecks. channel partners distribution channels - ISVs OEMs & VARs partner & affiliate marketing alliances channel IBM partners PartnerWorld Shadow Channels Think

People Matter; Marketing Channels Don’t

Zaius

What matters more to your B2C business — a new customer buying your product or the new marketing channel that brought in the new customer? The marketing channel is only important because it brought in that new customer. If your B2C marketing strategy today is completely focused on marketing across multiple channels, then you’re thinking about marketing all wrong. Instead, you need to shift your focus from “which channel should we optimize next?”

Measuring Marketing Spend In 2018: Why Cross-Channel Attribution Matters Most

Retail TouchPoints

EBay, Verizon Share Attribution Success Stories At Shop.org Revenue and overall growth are obvious indicators of a retailer’s success across the board, but understanding and calculating attribution across channels is a major puzzle piece necessary for marketers to track their campaigns.

AI Helps Marketers Target The Right Customers, Across The Right Channels And Content At Scale

Forrester eCommerce

artificial intelligence (AI) B2C marketing chief marketing officer (CMO) digital marketing email marketing integrated marketing (cross-channel) marketing & strategy AI ROIThere’s a sense of urgency in Asia to capitalize on AI, not only to compete but to lead globally.

Getting More Subscribers to Your Youtube Channel

Rishi Rawat

1: Are you a brand that has a fair amount of new content being created on your Youtube channel? 2: Looking to increase channel subscriptions by 5%? Then make 1 tweak to your YouTube channel URL: Article Novelty

Upcoming webinar: “Omni-channel is dead. Long live omni-channel.”

Steve Dennis

Please join me next Wednesday February 14th at 1pm US Eastern for a free 30 minute webinar on the future of omni-channel retailing. A really bad time to be boring Being Remarkable Omni-channel Reinventing Retail Retail IBM Watson Inside Retail Live

Purchase Attribution: Taking Marketing Attribution Beyond Channels

Zaius

When marketers think about attribution, they most often do so in terms of channel performance – how the channel is performing relative to itself, and how much revenue it generates.

Multi-Channel Retailing and the Buyer’s Journey: Opportunities and Challenges

BigCommerce

Most online sellers begin their journey from one sales channel, setting up shop through a website or marketplace. Multi-channel retailing is the practice of selling merchandise on more than one sales channel. Channel loyalty has become a thing of the past.

How Omni-Channel is Transforming Showrooming

OrderDynamics

How Omni-Channel is Transforming Showrooming. Modern retailers embrace showrooming as part of their omni-channel retail strategy. Omni-channel retail provides a seamless shopping experience. Omni-channel retail has transformed showrooming.

Don’t Be Afraid of Multi-Channel Marketing Attribution

Zaius

How do you measure multiple channels? If you’re feeling stressed by the complexity of multi-channel marketing attribution, you’re not alone. There’s a reason so many marketers are focused on multi-channel attribution today: it’s incredibly important.

Omni-Channel Order Management: What Exactly is it?

OrderDynamics

What Exactly is Omni-Channel Order Management? Omni-Channel Order Management – what is it in the context of ‘The Age of the Customer’? Even though we are in ‘The Age of the Customer’ we still see and hear of retailers not providing the right brand experience across channels.

Don’t Exhaust Your Email List! Find New Channels Instead

Zaius

That’s exactly why you need to stop relying on email alone and branch out into new channels instead. Email is just one of many ways to engage buyers, and you have to spread out your communications to your audience across multiple channels and platforms. We’re not saying you should stop sending your customers marketing emails entirely — merely that you shouldn’t rely on email as your only channel of communication. How do I find the right channels to engage?

The Secret to the Future Growth of Your Ecommerce Channel: Social Commerce

BigCommerce

Most purchase journeys have too many unnecessary steps in the conversion funnel. Each one massively increases the chance your potential… Social Selling

Four Reasons Why Reddit Is The No. 1 Social Media Platform For Channel Professionals

Forrester eCommerce

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Advanced Omni-Channel: Pickup Lockers

OrderDynamics

Advanced Omni-Channel: Pickup Lockers. Another advanced omni-channel capability are retailers’ use of in-store pickup lockers. In both cases, using a pickup locker as an advance omni-channel offering, is a winning scenario.

How to Use Voice as a B2C Acquisition Channel

Zaius

When investing in voice as an acquisition channel, it’s important to understand the context in which your customers experience your brand. At the end of the day, you want voice to not only be the channel that provides an exceptional customer experience but one that provides an uplift in conversions. With the right data, you can make sure to optimize this channel and continually improve your customer experience.

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Marketing Innovation Requires “Process, Process, Process!” (Channeling Jan Brady)

Forrester eCommerce

Marketing has come a long way but it is not yet customer-obsessed. To address this gap, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Forrester’s new The Marketing Innovation Playbook. It’s time for companies to undergo a marketing makeover. This playbook guides brands through assessing four pillars: Mindset, Talent, Process, and Insights. Marketing innovation” and “process,” you […].

How to optimize multi channel product listings?

ChannelSale

Here are 7 expert tips to get the basic of your multi channel listing right—to get your products fully optimized: Keywords research-. Make product listings much easier and efficient with multi channel e-commerce software solutions. multi channel listing Walmart shipping tracking

What is Omni-channel Brand Intimacy?

OrderDynamics

What is Omni-channel Brand Intimacy? Also, in a retail context, their four forms model inspires the question of whether omni-channel brand intimacy exists. In all four, there are examples of omni-channel brand intimacy. Lets compare this with omni-channel brand intimacy.

Ascend 2018: Happiness = Omni-channel Services

OrderDynamics

Ascend 2018: Happiness = Omni-channel Services. Now apply these positive thoughts to you omni-channel services in retail…. Episerver has put in significant efforts and development time to pull together impressive campaign capabilities for retail marketers driving omni-channel campaigns.

Can You Do Omni-Channel Order Management Manually?

OrderDynamics

Can You Do Omni-Channel Order Management Manually? You know, omni-channel order management, POS systems, and other supply chain tech topics. What Does Omni-Channel Order Management Give me? . That’s what it takes to truly run omni-channel operations.

Omni-channel is dead. Long live omni-channel ?

Steve Dennis

“Omni-channel” has been one of retail’s favorite buzzwords for years now. At last week’s excellent ShopTalk conference, several speakers challenged the relevance of omni-channel. The shift from a “multichannel” strategy–being active in multiple channels such as physical stores, catalogs and e-commerce–to omni-channel, suggested some form of profound change. The future of omni-channel will not be evenly distributed.

Web Push Is A Channel For Improving the Customer Experience

Zaius

Web push is still a relatively new channel, and unfortunately most marketers today are giving it a bad rap.

Advanced Omni-Channel: Retail Order Consolidations

OrderDynamics

Advanced Omni-Channel: Retail Order Consolidations. Among omni-channel retail techniques, retail order consolidations is one of the most advanced feature sets. Briefly, hub and spoke omni-channel is an advanced retail strategy that brings ship-from-store orders to hub locations.

Advanced Omni-Channel: Reducing a DC

OrderDynamics

Advanced Omni-Channel: Reducing a DC. A significant advantage of omni-channel retail is the ability to leverage in-store inventory for order fulfillment. Omni-channel retail lets retailers bring more inventory into the field.

Channel Advice Episode 6: Chinese Consumers and ‘The New Retail’

ChannelAdvisor

Welcome back to another episode of Channel Advice, our video series aimed at answering some of your most pressing e-commerce questions by some of the industry’s foremost experts. ” Are you just now hearing about Channel Advice ?

6 Awesome Omni Channel Strategies That You Can Use For Your Store

Ecommerce Platforms

When you own an online or retail store, the question isn't if you're going to implement omni channel strategies. Customers can purchase from every channel available from Zumiez, and this includes the ability to ship from one store to another. What's your Next Omni Channel Strategy?

This Is The Best Time To Start Your Omni-Channel Retail Strategy

OrderDynamics

This Is The Best Time To Start Your Omni-Channel Retail Strategy. When should you start your omni-channel retail strategy? Our recently published OrderDynamics Omni-1000 showed that retail markets in several countries vary in omni-channel maturity.

Commerce of the Future: Channel-First Thinking

Bronto

The post Commerce of the Future: Channel-First Thinking appeared first on Bronto Blog. Competing in commerce requires a certain level of agility. Are you prepared to go where the people are and build for the platform that courts their attention?

Advanced Omni-Channel: Smaller Format Stores

OrderDynamics

Advanced Omni-Channel: Smaller Format Stores. Why would smaller format stores be considered an advanced omni-channel approach? By using omni-channel retail effectively, Kohl’s can use a smaller footprint store, and still deliver all the goods to their customers.

Advanced Omni-Channel: Hub and Spoke

OrderDynamics

Advanced Omni-Channel: Hub and Spoke. Ok, you have your omni-channel retail systems running. But, you now need to think about more advanced omni-channel options – to make your retail business truly effective. Omni-Channel Alone Is Not A Panacea. Hub and Spoke Omni-Channel.

How Important Are Merchandise Returns to Omni-Channel Shoppers?

OrderDynamics

How Important Are Merchandise Returns to Omni-Channel Shoppers? However, how important are returns capabilities really for omni-channel shoppers? Important to Omni-Channel Shoppers? . Customer’s don’t care about channels.

The Complete Omni-Channel Retail Report: What Brands Need to Know About Modern Consumer Shopping Habits

BigCommerce

It’s a complex process, and it’s why omni-channel selling is so important. What is omni-channel retail? The purpose is to keep customers moving around within the brand ecosystem, with each channel working in harmony to nurture more sales and engagement.”

Converged Commerce: Getting Omni-Channel Retail Going

OrderDynamics

Converged Commerce: Getting Omni-Channel Retail Going. Why bother with moving to omni-channel retail? All of which points to shifting the sales paradigm to converged commerce in retail (omni-channel). However, in Europe the most advanced omni-channel market is that of the UK.

Omni-channel OMS – A Requirement for Consumer Satisfaction

PFS

Omni-channel fulfillment has become a consumer expectation. A powerful Order Management System (OMS) with advanced omni-channel capabilities is at the top of the requirements list for these companies. 1 The demand for omni-channel fulfillment is here to stay.

New technologies revolutionising the omni-channel experience

Retail Technology Review

A strong omni-channel B2B customer strategy is vital for many manufacturers these days, but it must go beyond simply ensuring the online experience matches the offline experience, to fully support the buyer throughout the entire, often complex sales process – however they choose to buy, says Michiel Schipperus, CEO, Sana Commerce

How 2 Brands Navigate the Chaotic Chat Channels of Modern Ecommerce Customer Service

BigCommerce

What is Multi-Channel Ecommerce Customer Service? This is what multi-channel customer service aims to solve. It includes popular customer channels and platforms like: Facebook Business Pages.

The 5 Step Approach to Cross-Channel Customer Engagement

Kissmetrics

That’s why it’s important to map out how your business engages with customers across several channels. Cross-channel engagement involves integrating multiple marketing channels to seamlessly interact with your target audience. What channels do your customers prefer to use?

Dell’s Channel Religion Will Be Tested Moving Forward

Forrester eCommerce

It was 11 years ago this week that Michael Dell penned the infamous memo declaring that Dell’s crown jewel (direct channel business) was a revolution, not a religion.

Through-Channel Marketing Represents The Third Stage For Sales And Marketing Leaders

Forrester eCommerce

Over the past few decades, sales and marketing leaders have been transforming themselves into predictable, data-driven business units. The CRM stage started in the 1990s and accelerated quickly a decade later with lower-priced cloud offerings.

Podcasts: Your Next Great Marketing Channel, Or Just a Fad?

Kissmetrics

When it comes to reaching engaged, relevant audiences, which marketing channels truly shine? Currently, the best way to measure how much reach a podcast has is the number of downloads and the number of subscribers to a given channel.

Omni-Channel in Australian Retail Market Only at 25.5%

OrderDynamics

Omni-Channel in Australian Retail Market Only at 25.5%. Like the US and Canadian markets, the Australian retail market is in its early days of omni-channel capabilities. Other Omni-Channel Factors. Multi-Channel Merchants.

The Omni-channel Functional Test Automation 2018 Forrester Wave Is Out.

Forrester eCommerce

See why the 15 providers selected matter most in our 2018 wave and how they stack up. In our 26-criteria evaluation of omnichannel functional test automation (OFTA) providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Conformiq, Eggplant, Experitest, IBM, Micro Focus Silk, Micro Focus UFT, LogiGear, Microsoft, Parasoft, Perfecto, Ranorex, Sauce Labs, SmartBear Software, Tricentis, […].