Wed.Nov 07, 2018

Predictions 2019: Digital Leaders Reboot To Hedge Against A Downturn

Forrester eCommerce

Forrester predicted in 2018 that digital would reach the hard stuff, the core of business: organization structure, operating models, and endless discussion of platforms. These themes are far from done; however, 2019 sees a distinct shift in emphasis — winter is coming.

What Drives Store Ops Success? RTP Editors Weigh In

Retail TouchPoints

This sixth annual Retail TouchPoints Store Operations Survey examines the top challenges omnichannel retailers face in shoring up their brick-and-mortar locations, and reveals the strategies and technology solutions they are using to meet those challenges.

Predictions 2019: Steady Evolution In Blockchain Will Continue, Unless Disillusionment Causes A “Winter”

Forrester eCommerce

“The visionaries will forge ahead; those hoping for immediate industry and process transformation will give up.” This was the opening sentence of my blog post accompanying Forrester’s DLT/blockchain predictions for 2018.

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The WONE Backstory: How GRAYBOX Delivered a Unique Shopping Experience For High-End Fashion

BigCommerce

In business today, there are two essential choices. At GRAYBOX, the clients we work with typically fall into the latter.… … Ecommerce Success Stories Ecommerce Technology

DAM Or Web CMS? Find Out Which Digital Experience Technology You Need

Forrester eCommerce

We get a lot of questions from clients about the differences between digital asset management (DAM) and web content management systems (web CMSes). In this two-part series, Mark Grannan and I break down the technologies into four categories: users, assets, workflow, and delivery.

Most Important Reasons to Incorporate File Recovery into Your Ecommerce Strategy

Ecommerce Platforms

An online store contains a wide range of elements to make it run. The same can be said about your business in general. Think about the online assets such as images and videos, along with the site files, marketing documentation, and time budget sheets.

Predictions 2019: Financial Services Firms Shift Their Focus To Operational Efficiency

Forrester eCommerce

In the decade since the global financial crisis, much of the financial services industry has made a strong recovery. While many governments are still nursing large debts, most banks, investment management firms, and insurance companies have long since returned to good health.

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Predictions 2019: Media — What’s On Tap?

Forrester eCommerce

Media Acquisition Growth Explodes By any standard, 2018 will be remembered as a blockbuster year for media. On June 14, 2018, AT&T completed its acquisition of Time Warner for $85.4 billion, despite an appeal by the Department of Justice.

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Top 9 Pet Products You Should Be Selling Now

ecomdash

If cats knew how credit cards work, you can be sure they’d max out yours buying pet products online while you’re at work. Dogs, ever loyal, would probably beg first.)

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Predictions 2019: Retailers Must Invest In Digital To Navigate Change And Foster Loyalty

Forrester eCommerce

Digital is the rocket fuel for retail’s growth. But that growth requires retailers and brands to keep up — and step up — how quickly they evolve in terms of people, processes, products, and more.

7 Drip Campaign Examples to Engage Shoppers

CPC Strategy

Drip campaigns are one of the most effective ways to convert leads and keep past customers engaged. But in the busy holiday season. Read More. The post 7 Drip Campaign Examples to Engage Shoppers appeared first on Retail Performance Marketing Blog - CPC Strategy. Ecommerce

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Make It Personal And Reap The Profits

Forrester eCommerce

This blog post is part of Forrester’s Holiday 2018 retail series. Today’s consumer expects advertisers to deliver personalized, relevant experiences and rewards those that do.

Are you ready for Singles’ Day?

FastSpring

Nope, we’re not talking about Singles’ Awareness Day (a.k.a. Valentine’s Day), although it does share the same sentiments. We’re talking about Singles’ Day—the biggest online shopping event in the world. Yep, it’s even bigger than Black Friday. In fact, it’s bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined! The big question is, “If Singles’ Day is such a big deal, why don’t we talk about it the United States?”

Let’s Make Data Dance At Forrester’s Data Strategy & Insights 2018 Forum

Forrester eCommerce

Join us in Orlando on December 4, 2018 for Forrester’s first-ever Data Strategy & Insights 2018 Forum. We are super excited to bring you razor-sharp focus to the power of data, analytics, and machine learning. Back to dancing, because that is our conference theme — “Insights To Action: For Real This Time.” ” Data is too often […

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How to keep up with the explosive growth of the eCommerce market

TradeGecko

Global B2C eCommerce sales are forecast to reach more than $3.4 trillion in 2019. With projections like that, it’s critical to implement efficient business processes now to stay ahead of the game in an increasingly competitive environment. Inventory Management eCommerce Productivity Case studies

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Predictions 2019: In Healthcare, CX Measurement Frameworks, Virtual Care, And AI Come To The Fore

Forrester eCommerce

The US population is growing and aging. The volume of patients and the prevalence of chronic conditions are rising. Payers and providers alike are feeling the strain of healthcare’s antiquated system and the damaging effects it has on quality of care and revenue. As a result, the US healthcare market is going through a much-needed […]. artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots customer experience healthcare Insurance mergers & acquisitions (M&As) predictions 2019 promoted

Savvy Liquidation Sellers on the Hunt for the Everything-Must-Go Sale, Listen Up!

ChannelAdvisor

Savvy liquidation sellers on the hunt for inventory for the everything-must-go sale can strike e-commerce gold when they focus on low-cost merchandise. In episode six of our E-commerce Essentials Commerce Cast, we take another deep dive into how one successful online retailer is dominating the e-commerce landscape, specifically a liquidation seller. In this 11-minute video, you’ll hear from the director of retail marketplaces at Liquidity Services Inc.,

7 Ways to Grow Your Retail Business Without Breaking the Bank

Springboard Retail

Retail businesses often fill a need in the community they exist in. But despite how essential they are, starting and operating a retail store can be much harder than it seems, mostly due to retailers' tight margins and limited resources.

Forget Fraud: 5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Business and Customers

iQmetrix

The following is a guest post by Jessica Thiefels. How you conduct business online signifies how credible your organization is as a whole.

Alibaba’s 10th Single’s Day Encourages Brands to Reach New Global Customers

Salsify

Amazon may dominated the US ecommerce market, but China’s Alibaba, the country’s most prominent ecommerce marketplace, blows Amazon out of the water with its revenue numbers. They both have days dedicated to deals and driving sales on their site , for Amazon it’s Prime Day which brought in $2.4B

Celebrate the season with Cdiscount’s 20th Anniversary

Payoneer

The online economy is at an all-time high, and as the year reaches its end – sales reach an all-time high. Shoppers are seeking gifts for the holidays at the very best price, expecting to find seasonal deals on Black Friday an Cyber Monday. These shoppers aren’t out on the streets – no they are online, scouring eCommerce marketplaces for the items on their holiday shopping list.

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How Freelancers Survive the Holiday Lull

Payoneer

The holiday season is an incredible time for everyone… except freelancers. When the end of the year rolls around, most people think about holiday parties, recipes for family dinners and vacation destinations, leaving freelancers far from their mind. This is especially true for freelancers that work with big companies that shut down for the holiday season or are subject to yearly budgets that are depleted by the time the holidays come around.