Why B2C Marketers Need to Own All Customer Data

Zaius

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? What you can do — and what you need to do — is have access and ownership of all customer data yourself. Does this sound familiar?

WEBINAR: Tackling the Omnichannel Customer Data Challenge

Zaius

Your customers want to have a consistent experience no matter the channel you engage them, including social, email, push notifications, and more. . It all goes back to an inability to access and utilize customer data effectively. It’s tough to effectively unify all that data, but it is possible. . By stitching together detailed customer data, you can better understand your buyers as they move across devices, browsers, and platforms.

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.

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? You have to specifically target your ideal customers, and to do that, you must really understand your top buyers.

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. When customers are looking at specific products but may need more information. When customers are at checkout and want information on the status of their order.

Making The Retail Moments That Matter Most Positively Contagious

Retail TouchPoints

And we all know that when experiences cut the friction out of the shopping equation, customers are more likely to come back for more. A smarter store makes for a faster, more efficient store ecosystem for customers and associates to enjoy.

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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Power Ecommerce Growth with Lifecycle Marketing

Zaius

The customer lifecycle is as varied and multifaceted as your customers themselves. Customers take a multi-step journey as they move from a brand new buyer to — hopefully — a loyal customer. It really all comes down to: Are they a long-term loyal customer?

The 5 Step Approach to Cross-Channel Customer Engagement

Kissmetrics

Your customers are everywhere. 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.

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

BigCommerce

Earlier this year, Michael Mandel from Progressive Policy published a piece about the growth of ecommerce sector jobs based on the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Or risk losing customers to competitors forever. Actively use text for customer service and support.

WHITEPAPER: How Identity Resolution Drives B2C Marketing Success

Zaius

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. Because the data is so dense, it isn’t always easy to accomplish.

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Are You a True Data-Driven B2C Marketer?

Zaius

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? Below we pose three important questions to help you understand whether your marketing strategy is making the most of your customer data. How many converted into long-term customers?

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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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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. You know what products they’ve bought, when they bought, when they last opened your email newsletter, the last page they browsed on your ecommerce site, their favorite social channel, and so on. As a marketer, you understand why you’re collecting the data, but what are you doing with it? What is first-party data?

Why You Need a CRM for Ecommerce

Zaius

How well do you really know your customers? 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. Here’s why your brand needs a B2C CRM to help you better serve your ecommerce customers. Get a single view of your customer. But where is your detailed customer data?

How Overstock Used Omnichannel Segmentation to Acquire Higher-Value Shoppers

Zaius

As shoppers move away from traditional brick-and-mortar stores and are increasingly found on digital channels , brands need to figure out how to best allocate their annual marketing budget to accommodate this surge.

The Dos and Don’ts of Cross-Category Upsell Campaigns

Zaius

Many marketers don’t consider a customer truly loyal until they’ve not only made several purchases with a brand, but have bought a range of items from several different categories. But as with any campaign, it’s critical for marketers to deliver cross-category upsells in a personalized way that speaks to the customer’s needs first and foremost. DO: Get proper analytics in place to better access and act on customer data.

6 Dos and Don’ts of Winback Campaigns

Zaius

It’s a marketer’s worst nightmare: for whatever reasons, a once active customer has stopped engaging with your brand entirely. Winback campaigns, when executed well, are proven to not only capture your customer’s attention, but also encourage your customer to start shopping again. In fact, a study conducted by Internet Retailer on 33 brands running winback campaigns revealed that 45% of customers who received a winback campaign opened a subsequent message from the brand.

Using Customer Browse Data to Inform Cross-Channel Messages

eCommerce Training Academy

Marketers have always had mountains of customer data at their fingertips, however, the ability to use it remained out of reach, especially as consumer behavior became more complex. Customers abandon carts for many reasons. By Steve Wade , Listrak sales manager.

Unified Commerce: Glitter, Gold, Or Empty Promise

OrderDynamics

Based on that definition, there are only two constants in retail – the customer and the product. Therefore, the retailer’s task must be to at least appear as the most attractive destination for a customer seeking to make a product purchase (=revenue). Build a map of customer data.

Many retailers still need a ‘Chief Silo-busting Officer’

Steve Dennis

For the last five years or so much of retail has been obsessed with becoming “omni-channel.” The point is not to be everywhere, but to eliminate friction and be remarkable and relevant in the places along the customer journey where it really matters. Harmonized retail requires the important aspects of the customer’s journey to sing beautifully together, regardless of touchpoint or channel, completely devoid of discordant notes.

Special Report [RetailTouchPoints]: Winning with Pages from Amazon’s Playbook

Wiser

Retail TouchPoints’ latest special report, featuring Wiser, takes an inside look at the rise in customer expectations across channels and how retailers can stay in touch with their shopper’s needs. Pricing: Better Data, Better Decisions featuring Wiser .

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

Zaius

The Customer Data Platform (CDP) and Business-to-Consumer Customer Relationship Management (B2C CRM) promise similar capabilities, but deliver very different functionality for marketers. But unlike a CDP, that data is directly linked to marketing execution.

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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.

The End Of E-Commerce? These Days, It’s All Just Commerce

Steve Dennis

For consumers, it’s simply “commerce,” and retailers that want to thrive, or survive, need to fully embrace a one brand, many channels strategy. Instead, many emphasized the importance of brick-and-mortar stores in delivering a remarkable customer experience. Notably, Mark Lore from Walmart/Jet spoke of the need for retailers to be channel agnostic and highlighted how Walmart’s stores give the brand a distinct advantage.

DISRUPTION IN THE AGE OF AMAZON: 5 STEPS TO TAKE

PFS

Traditionally physical channels are going digital. Retailers and consumer brands can expect the pace of change to accelerate, driven by emerging technologies, evolving customer expectations, and the proliferation of data. Know thy customer.

THE MAGIC BEHIND CLICK AND EXPECT

PFS

Two key ingredients: Technology and data. Channels are not connected. Customer-facing systems can’t talk fluently to backend technology, impeding effective order management and efficient fulfilment – the kiss of death for click and expect. And, the data – oh, the data.

5 Signs Your Company Needs An OMS

OrderDynamics

Do you have a string of complaints from dissatisfied customers? These problems are typical of any company having a growing omni-channel presence. Even if the deals are attractive, if users have a poor experience it could leave a bad taste in the mouth of the customer.

REPORT: Omnichannel Marketing is All Hype, No Execution

Zaius

But the data clearly shows that most teams are unfortunately not prepared to market across channels this year. It’s important to understand exactly why B2C marketers are struggling to coordinate campaigns across multiple channels and devices.

How In-Store Data Drives Digital Marketing Success

Zaius

How much do you really know about your customers who shop with you in-store? While that’s useful for increasing customer engagement and loyalty, there’s so much more you could be doing with your in-store data throughout the customer journey. What is in-store data?

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.

Omnichannel Ecommerce Marketing is Within Reach

Zaius

That’s despite the fact that research from the CMO Council and Netsertive revealed that 94% of marketers think that providing an omnichannel customer experience is crucial to business success. data) in order first. Lack of analytical and technical resources to make sense of data.

How to Re-Engage Your At-Risk Customers

Zaius

Are your customers at-risk? If a customer ignores all your emails, hasn’t visited your site, and hasn’t made another purchase, it’s clearly time to intervene. But if you’re seeing no engagement at all, those customers are definitely at-risk. Use a new channel to reach out.

Personalizing Ecommerce Emails? Use Dynamic Content

Zaius

B2C marketers have to work harder than ever to personalize and customize email marketing campaigns. In fact, 63% of Millennial consumers and 58% of GenX consumers are willing to share data with companies in exchange for personalized offers and discounts.

Weird, But True: Your Loyal Customers Have Multiple Identities

Zaius

Six is the magic number when it comes to your loyal ecommerce customers. It may sound strange, but we’ve found that your company’s most loyal customers have an average of 6 completely different identities in your marketing systems. How do ecommerce customers buy today?