Do Channel Vendors Need Public Relations Anymore?

Forrester eCommerce

At Forrester, we research around 10,000 global technology vendors that utilize indirect sales and often get asked about the value of PR in the channel. A trend that is affecting many channel leaders […].

Channel Data Is A Competitive Differentiator

Forrester eCommerce

Leverage Channel Data To Give Partners A Better Experience: Winning In The Channel Requires Data-Driven Program Innovation Brands that provide an enhanced partner experience grow faster than their peers, are more profitable, and drive higher customer satisfaction and retention downstream.

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Channel Automation Becomes Table Stakes For Partnership Success

Forrester eCommerce

Channel professionals want to talk about expanding their partner programs and building broad ecosystems, but the truth is that many of their basic program and channel management processes are still painfully manual and error-prone.

What I See Coming For The Channel In 2020

Forrester eCommerce

Preparing for this years list of future channel trends has been an immersive experience to say the least. In 2019, I was able to talk to 497 companies one-on-one about their channel strategy and programs, including 130 of those face-to-face.

Custom Channels Open the Door to Endless Integration Opportunities

Zaius

Customer data is at the center of a successful Marketing strategy in the Customer Era. But, of course, the recipe for success is not that simple: The data, across all the platforms Marketers use, needs to exist in one place and be actionable for creating relevance for customers.

Marketers — Considering Investing In An Emerging Channel?

Forrester eCommerce

Age of the Customer B2C marketing CMO Trends digital marketing trends emerging technology marketing technology (martech As we all are experiencing, the whole world and economy has changed over the past several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The global economy is in a recession.

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.

Omni-channel pricing with the connected customer

Bryan Eisenberg

Let me tell you a story about how dynamic pricing issues and lack of cross-channel awareness created a negative message for a leading retail brand. There are customers who are price sensitive and those that are not. Multi-Channel omni-channel retail IBM NRF omnichannel pricing

Measure What Matters: Unlocking The Power Of Partner Ecosystems Demands Powerful Measurement

Forrester eCommerce

Today’s increasingly complex channel environment means once-reliable partner performance measurements such as revenue tiers, profit contribution, certifications, and customer satisfaction surveys fail to properly predict overall channel performance.

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.

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

BigCommerce

A majority of these jobs are allocated to distribution and fulfillment, but a proportional number of these jobs also go into operations, management, and of course, customer service. Or risk losing customers to competitors forever. Actively use text for customer service and support.

Yes, Really! Two Cross-Channel Campaign Management Forrester Wave™ Evaluations

Forrester eCommerce

Even though the category is cross-channel campaign management, CCCM is more than just campaigns. CCCM technology is evolving to address contextually relevant customer interactions, and marketers are turning to CCCM solutions to support their moments-based marketing capabilities.

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. Your customer always will be your number one concern, and you should focus on his or her needs first and foremost. Instead, you need to shift your focus from “which channel should we optimize next?”

8 Reasons Multi-Channel Sellers Should Use Listing Tools

SellBrite

But launching on multiple sales channels and managing inventory while still maintaining his core business on eBay presented a variety of challenges. In fact, 73% of customers buy the same brands from multiple marketplaces, so providing shoppers with options can pay off.

How Digital Experience Platforms (DXP) Help Brands Create Memorable Experiences (Through Multiple Customer Channels)

BigCommerce

You’re watching a basketball game on your favorite sports app. Your favorite player hits a game winner. You celebrate on… Ecommerce Technology

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. Target product-level and category-level promotions based on customer behavior.

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.

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.

Banks: Your Customers’ Cross-Channel Experiences Are Shoddy (Or Worse)

Forrester Omnichannel

I had just encountered one of the broken or inadequate cross-channel experiences that millions of customers face every year. Forrester defines cross-channel behavior as any instance in which a customer or prospect moves from one touchpoint to another when completing an objective.

5 Principles for Omni-Channel Jewelry Retail

RETAIL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

In 2019, even jewelry retailing has been touched by omni-channel retailing. You’ve got to appeal to your customer through multiple sales channels, but to do that effectively, you need to understand your customers.

A True 1:1 Channel: Introducing Service-Led Retail

Zaius

But meanwhile, the true 1:1 channel has been too often overlooked: service. But today, customer service can be so much more than just putting out fires. Centering customer service. Instead, the agent can act as a personal shopper, guiding a customer through a terrific experience.

Advice on Evaluating New Acquisition Channels from Top D2C Brands

Liveintent

Evaluating new partnership channels can be challenging. That’s why we assembled a panel of some of our fastest-growing direct-to-consumer customers to ask them to share some of the lessons they’ve learned about pursuing new acquisition channels.

Ecommerce Marketing 101: Personas, Traffic Drivers, Advertising Channels & More

BigCommerce

Ecommerce marketing is the practice of driving top-of-funnel traffic to convert into sales and customers. And there are hundreds of… Analysis + Analytics Ecommerce Marketing

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

Retail TouchPoints

The RetailMeNot survey indicates that the top three ways brands measure the success of offers and promotions include: · Increasing sales revenue ( 56% ); · Driving new customer growth ( 55% ); and · Increasing brand awareness and brand perceptions ( 50% ).

How to Decide Which Online Sales Channel to Sell Your Products On

SellBrite

Whether you want to sell handcrafted soaps or the latest tech gadgets online, there’s no shortage of sales channels to choose from. For example, some channels use templates to make design simple and to make sure all listings, regardless of the seller, look the same.

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.

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. Let's face it: Customers are finicky with the way they want to buy products. How to Adopt This Omni-Channel Strategy for Your Own Business.

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?

Choosing the Best Marketing Channels for Your Retail Brand

retailnext

As a retail store owner or manager, you’re always looking for the best way to get new shoppers into your store and keep existing customers coming back for more. It’s tempting to try a little bit of every marketing method and hope that something, somewhere, will bring in more customers.

Why Marketing Channel Diversification is Critical to D2C Sales Success

Liveintent

Why is it important for D2C brands to diversify their marketing channels? That’s why marketing channel diversification is critical to the success of every D2C company. Don’t be afraid to embrace new channels.

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-. Leverage available tools to find the right set of long-tail keywords that your most relevant customers are using. Customer reviews-.

Your Email Marketing Channel Should Be Driving 25-40% of Ecommerce Revenue: Learn How to Improve Your Strategy

BigCommerce

As an ecommerce brand, email can be your highest ROI sales channel. Think about it — when customers visit your… Email Marketing

Why Mobile App Customer Experience Lags Behind Other Channels

Sailthru

Every marketer has done painstaking research to understand where mobile makes an appearance along the customer journey. They understand that customers always have their phones, and always expect a personalized, relevant interaction on mobile. Mobile commerce is set to grow 29% in 2019 , however, our research shows that mobile lags far behind on-site and email personalization, and doesn’t deliver the same level of customer experience.

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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 Customer Affinities Power Personalized Campaigns

Zaius

Customers can be a mystery at times. Why did one ecommerce customer buy ten pairs of sandals in a month? And why does another loyal customer only ever buy products from one specific line and nothing else? Customers who only buy from certain categories, such as ladies jeans.

The ABC’s of eTail East 2019 Takeaways: AI, Bankruptcy, Channels, and Data

Zaius

The Zaius team came prepared with plenty of cookies, and we even sat in on some sessions in between confessionals to cheer on our customers. . How AI Continues To Change Omnipresent Omni-Channel Strategies. So many Zaius customers sharing their stories at #eTailBoston !

How to Use Voice as a B2C Acquisition Channel

Zaius

As a B2C marketer, you’re likely wondering how your business can take advantage of voice commerce and create a fantastic experience for your customers. Listen to where your customers are. When investing in voice as an acquisition channel, it’s important to understand the context in which your customers experience your brand. Is it customer service or support? The post How to Use Voice as a B2C Acquisition Channel appeared first on Zaius.

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How Omni-Channel is Transforming Showrooming

OrderDynamics

How Omni-Channel is Transforming Showrooming. A classic tale of customers in store, interacting with products, and speaking to employees. The cruel and twisted ending was that the customer would not purchase the product at the store.

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-store lockers give you the benefit of having customers come in to the store to collect their merchandise.