Wed.May 05, 2021

A Concise Bluehost + WooCommerce Review (May 2021)

Ecommerce Platforms

Bluehost is a veteran web hosting provider with a focus on WordPress. They're famously beginner-friendly and affordable, making them a suitable choice for budding entrepreneurs looking to start an online store.

353: Are Successful Entrepreneurs A Product Of Tiger Parenting?

My Wife Quit Her Job

In this special episode, I take a moment to reflect on my childhood and how being raised by 2 tiger parents affected my future as an entrepreneur. In addition, I discuss 3 life lessons (learned from my Asian parents) that everyone should follow in order to be successful in business and life.

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Snapchat bets big on augmented reality's e-commerce future

Retail Dive

The social media app has been setting the stage to blend e-commerce with its AR capabilities

Should You Hire a Digital Marketing Agency? A Guide for eCommerce Businesses

Inflow Insights

Digital marketing services from an agency can generate massive growth increases for your business. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, you can just as easily sink thousands of dollars into an agency with little to no quantifiable return.

11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

What is BOPIS? The Complete Guide to Buy Online Pick Up In Store


Reading Time: 8 minutes. There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we shop forever, with the trend toward ecommerce increasing sharply as many brick-and-mortar retail stores remain closed. Shoppers, retailers, and shippers have adjusted admirably to the new normal.

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Retail staff suffering lowest levels of mental well-being, study reveals

Talking Retail

UK retail workers are suffering among the lowest mental wellbeing of any employee group, with the pandemic continuing to worsen staff’s mental health, new research reveals.


Cars, Wine, Trees — COVID-19 Proved Once and For All that You Can Sell Just About Anything Online

Retail Touch

The COVID-induced ecommerce boom of 2020 saw online sales climb across almost all categories last year, including some unexpected ones.

Wells Fargo finds apparel on the upswing

Retail Dive

E-commerce has slowed and stimulus checks are dwindling, but the analysts found that store traffic is up, inventory is lean and margins are fatter

Circle K Pilots Beverage Subscription Program to Encourage Shoppers’ Return

Retail Touch

Circle K is launching its Sip & Save beverage subscription, a pilot program that will offer customers who pay $5.99 per month one tea, coffee, Froster slushy or Polar Pop fountain drink of their choice every day, according to CNBC.

Retain Valuable Customers with Loyalty

Learn how to effectively retain your most valuable and profitable customers. Download Annex Cloud's 2020 Customer Retention white paper.

RFID's e-commerce growth spurt

Retail Dive

The need for visibility drove companies to invest in solutions for their complete supply chain while Adidas is using the technology to verify provenance

ATM use up by 18% as lockdown restrictions ease

Talking Retail

Cash machines across Britain have seen transactions increase by 18%, with an extra £650m withdrawn since 12 April, new figures reveal. New data from Link, the UK’s main ATM network, shows that an extra £200m was withdrawn from cash machines across the UK every week since 12 April.


The Top 7 Food Ecommerce Trends (and What to Learn From Them) in 2021


Reading Time: 8 minutes. The world of food ecommerce is increasingly changing, and booming, with each passing year. Since 2018, revenue from ecommerce food sales has almost doubled , with sales leaping in the millions between 2019 and 2020 alone.

Purple Launches “Hero Week” Sweepstakes For Chance to Win $1,000


Purple is celebrating the Military, Healthcare, Educators, and First Responder communities in partnership with SheerID with their “Hero Week” sweepstakes running from May 1-8, 2021. Visit [link] to enter! Press Releases


5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

The Top 7 Food Ecommerce Trends (and What to Learn From Them) in 2021


Reading Time: 8 minutes. The world of food ecommerce is increasingly changing, and booming, with each passing year. Since 2018, revenue from ecommerce food sales has almost doubled , with sales leaping in the millions between 2019 and 2020 alone.

WineDirect Partners with BigCommerce to Help Wineries Expand into Ecommerce

Retail Touch

WineDirect , which offers DTC services for wineries around the world, has partnered with ecommerce platform BigCommerce to help the 2,000+ wineries in its ecosystem build out their online presence.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Discounts


Reading Time: 7 minutes. The very notion of a discount promotion was first introduced by Coca-Cola in the late 19th century. They were the first company to experiment with discount pricing strategies, offering coupons that were good for one free glass of Coke. Source.

Walgreens rolls out 2-hour delivery nationwide

Retail Dive

The retailer, which already partners with several third-party firms for on-demand delivery, is adding the option to reach more online shoppers


The Retailer’s Playbook for Customer Acquisition

This playbook outlines the four phases of program development and illustrates each point with real-world case studies from retailers that have found success.

Hooch launches ready-to-drink spirits range

Talking Retail

Hooch is moving into the spirits market with the launch of three ready-to-drink flavoured spirits. The range consists of a Lemon Gin, a Raspberry & Lemon Gin and a Mango & Lime Rum, and will be available from Booker in 700ml bottles, retailing at £20.

DICK’S Sporting Goods Launches New Off-Price Store Concept

Retail Touch

DICK’S Sporting Goods continues its nationwide expansion with the opening of four stores this May, including one DICK’S Sporting Goods store, one Warehouse Sale location and two locations of its new off-price store concept — Going, Going, Gone!

Cadbury taps into gifting occasions with chocolate gift cards

Talking Retail

Mondel?z z International has launched two Cadbury Chocolate Gift Cards to help retailers grow their gifting confectionery sales “all year round”.

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Walgreens Expands Same-Day Deliveries Nationwide

Retail Touch

More than 24,000 items are now available for contactless same-day delivery from Walgreens stores across the country.

Going Beyond Account-Based Marketing: Why ABM-i is the Wave of the Future

Evolve beyond account-based marketing and create a hyper-personalized approach that considers stakeholders as individuals. Learn 8 strategies to use data and technology to create scalable yet personalized ABM programs.

Smart Repricers: Your Key To Beating Amazon & Walmart Competition


Billionaire investor Warren Buffett once said, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” His words certainly apply to consumers and sellers in the age of Amazon and Walmart.

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5 UCC Trends that Can Help Retailers Thrive in the Now ‘Normal’

Retail Touch

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the retail sector in dramatic ways over the last year — from fluctuating product demand and availability and rapidly changing consumer behaviors and expectations to ever-evolving health and safety requirements.

Online grocery growth slows, research shows

Talking Retail

Consumers grew more confident with shopping in-store in April, resulting in online grocery growth slowing to 25%, down from 92% in March, new research reveals. Data from NielsenIQ shows total till sales at UK supermarkets maintained steady growth at 4.6%

Gap Inc. to sell Intermix to private equity firm

Retail Dive

The boutique opened in New York nearly 30 years ago and was acquired by the conglomerate in 2012, but as a retailer of other brands, it never quite fit

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7 Data-Driven Lead Generation Strategies That Drive Growth

Delivering sales-ready leads is a constant challenge for B2B marketers. Check out these 7 strategies to find and target high-value prospects who are ready to buy, and motivate them to act.