May, 2020

Data, Analytics And Insights Investments Produce Tangible Benefits. Yes, They Do.

Forrester's Customer Insights

If you set out to build a boil-the-ocean business case for why to invest in data, analytics and insights initiatives – stop. Use your precious time to instead focus on prioritizing the investment categories across where you are in your business insights maturity. Because they will yield tangible benefits – both top and bottom-line benefits. […].

How to Turn Your Brick-and-Mortar Store into an Online Store

Ecommerce Platforms

Taking your brick and mortar store online, comes with short term and long-term benefits. In the short-term benefits is that you keep selling even with the present COVID-19 incidence. You’ll help your customers comply with physical distancing while meeting their needs. In the long term, moving your store online keeps you in business. Thousands of brick and mortar stores have closed down because shoppers are moving online.

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eBay Fees Too High? Here Are 5 Ways To Lower Them

SellBrite

eBay has a history of raising its fees. In the past two years alone, the online marketplace increased its listing upgrade fees and final value fees, and it also began hitting under-performing sellers with penalty fees. Despite this, eBay is still the third-most preferred online marketplace for U.S. sellers, and sellers ranked it as the top ecommerce site for profitability, according to a survey by EcommerceBytes. Like all online marketplaces, eBay charges fees to sell on the site.

Why Selling On An Etsy Store Is A Bad Idea Compared To Running Your Own Shop

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As part of my weekly ecommerce research routine, I like to read and participate in various small business forums and one of my favorites is the Etsy forum. For all of you who have never heard of Etsy, Etsy is a marketplace for do it yourself and handmade goods. Similar to Ebay, Etsy provides an easy way for talented crafters and artists to sell the fruits of their labor with an Etsy store.

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.

Why You Need to Offer Sustainable Packaging — and How to Do It Right

BigCommerce

Eco-friendly initiatives used to be quite novel in the business world. Several years ago, going green was something that only… Shipping & Fulfillment

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Small Business Order Trends- A year-on-year growth comparision

TradeGecko

Over the past 2 months we’ve been looking at order trends across key industries to better understand which industries have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, which have seen growth week-on-week and where the opportunities lie for small companies looking to pivot and innovate. Managing through Coronavirus

COVID-19 Shopping and Delivery Trends: a diversified supply chain is key to survival and future growth

Retail Technology Review

The world as we once knew it has transformed and consumers are experiencing rapid changes to the way they live, work and shop. To examine these changes, CommerceHub surveyed more than 1,500 consumers of various age groups to gauge consumer confidence and identify changing shopping patterns amid COVID-19 disruptions. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

The Five Emerging Forces Of Retail?s New Normal

Steve Dennis

It’s anyone’s guess how quickly retail will mount any semblance of a meaningful rebound from the COVID-19 crisis. Yet, regardless of the pace and distribution of potential outcomes from such a recovery, five major forces are revealing themselves. I suspect few sectors will be untouched by their impact. #1: 1: Bifurcation 2.0.

Follow These 5 Steps to Optimize Your Google Product Categories

SellBrite

Those who know a little about ecommerce know that Google product categories are mostly optional. Those who know a lot about ecommerce, know they’re anything but. Google indexes billions of web pages comprising 100,000 terabytes of data. Without accurate or optimized category data, your product can disappear like a needle in a barnful of haystacks.

Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

Welcome to Retail 4.0. This is the land of opportunity where retailers connect with shoppers and drive sales in a way like never before. With this eBook, you’ll learn about the advanced technologies that are available to create a seamless integrated omnichannel experience.

Preparing For The Next Era of Retail: How To Succeed In a World Without COVID-19

BigCommerce

The past six weeks have been inconceivable for retailers around the world. Aside from how our personal lives have changed,… COVID-19

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Spring 2020 Release: Improve Campaign Performance and Enrich Customer Profiles

Zaius

With June just around the corner, it’s time for our Spring 2020 Release. The Zaius team spent most of the year’s second quarter building upon features that we released at the beginning of 2020, including On-Site Personalization, new Touchpoint Summary Reports, and our SMS & MMS solution. These new additions to the Zaius platform make campaign creation much quicker and easier and allow users to gain a deeper understanding of campaign performance. .

Win 12 Months of Advanced Shopify and SendinBlue Premium plus Free Enterprise-level Implementation Service from ShipBob, Worth $2900+

Ecommerce Platforms

Are you a budding entrepreneur ready to take that all-important step and launch your online business? If so, we have a treat in store for you today… that will save you loads of time and money! And, hopefully, provide the enthusiasm and motivation you need to get going with your new Shopify ecommerce store! This is your chance to build a top-notch online business for FREE! What's Included. FIRST Prize For One Lucky Winner. 12 free months of Advanced Shopify (worth $949).

306: How My Student Angela Li Makes 6 Figures Selling Jewelry Without Advertising

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Today I’m happy to have Angela Li on the show. Angela is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course and she runs a 6 figure business selling jewelry over at AzuraJewelry.com. Jewelry is one of the hardest products to sell online because the internet is flooded with jewelry makers of all kinds. But Angela has managed to create a great jewelry brand. She doesn’t sell on Amazon, and all of her sales are from her own website and Etsy.

Real-time Personalization Guidebook: 10 Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversions

Conversion rate remains the most important metric for measuring success. This guidebook reveals 10 tips to improve eCommerce conversion rates, and insight into how an AI-powered personalization platform can dramatically improve performance.

inotec labels supporting COVID-19 pandemic response

Retail Technology Review

Warehouse solutions and label specialist, inotec UK, has ramped up production of its labelling systems to support the medical, facilities and e-commerce industries during the coronavirus pandemic. Print and Label Internet Retailing

How to Measure Free Google Shopping Performance and Its Impact on Paid Shopping Campaigns

Inflow Insights

We were very excited to hear that Google would be expanding its shopping offering to more organic search results and making it free for merchants to sell on Google Shopping. One of the first questions to come to mind was: How is this going to impact merchant Shopping Ads, the bread and butter for any eCommerce PPC strategy? It is essential to measure the success of any advertising initiatives (paid, organic, or otherwise) to understand its effect on eCommerce sales.

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How Big Data is Improving Inventory Management

BigCommerce

With online retail sales showing no signs of slowing, the opportunity for business growth is monumental. The challenge, however, is… Analysis + Analytics analytics data inventory management

Brick and Mortar to Ecommerce and Back Again

Zaius

Whether you started as an Ecommerce experience and grew into having a brick and mortar presence or find yourself realizing that you need to put more energy into Ecommerce because your brick and mortar revenue has taken a hit, you are not alone. At Shopify’s (re)Unite Virtual Conference , they shared a jarring yet equally hopeful statistic: From the onset of COVID-19, 71% of retail sales processed through Shopify POS have disappeared.

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Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

An infographic listing the best practices companies can follow to bolster their e-commerce website.

Best Print on Demand Companies for 2020

Ecommerce Platforms

Starting your own business is easier today than it has ever been. You don’t need to buy a brick and mortar store to get selling anymore. All you need is the right attitude, a good set of ideas, and an internet connection. With countless website builders to choose from, and a host of amazing tools for things like membership sites and digital product sales, you’re already set. For many people, selling typical products through things like dropshipping providers and wholesale markets seems simple.

The 10 Most Common Challenges Faced by eCommerce Businesses

eCommerce Training Academy

I’ve been involved in eCommerce since 2001 and I can truly say, A LOT has changed. Back in the day, you can sell just about anything and make crazy money. Competition was minimal, technology wasn’t as affordable as it is now and access to product was limited. Now, Amazon is a major competitor to everyone. China is opening up to the world and technology is now affordable. Here are the top 10 most common challenges faced by eCommerce businesses of all sizes. Finding the right products to sell.

How to Create Post-Purchase Emails that Renew the Customer Journey

Omnisend

Reading Time: 8 minutes. “Thank you for your order” isn’t the end of the customer journey—it’s just a step within it. The modern-day customer journey is far from linear, and the truth is, it never really ends. The closest it comes to ending between you and the customer is when they churn—which is something you want to avoid at all costs. It takes multiple touch-points across several channels for a customer to make a purchase.

7 Shopify Integrations to Level Up Your Store

SellBrite

Shopify is great for easily setting up an online store, but if you’re not utilizing Shopify integrations, you’re leaving a lot of opportunities on the table. The base Shopify experience is designed to be simple. At most price points , you get an online store, unlimited product listings, inventory tracking, and shipping, plus a few other features like an SSL certificate and customer service options.

Customer Analytics: Where the Answers to All of Your Ecommerce Marketing Questions Live

BigCommerce

There’s a lot that goes into becoming a great ecommerce marketer. You might be phenomenal at writing website copy, email… Analysis + Analytics

Shopify (re)unite & the Two Ecommerce Stats Every Brand Has to Know

Zaius

This week, Shopify hosted their first-ever virtual conference, Shopify (re)Unite, where their leadership team revealed new and upcoming features and provided insights about the future of commerce. In a world where almost every tech company has pivoted to virtual events (Zaius included), a bit of virtual-event fatigue has certainly set in.

How to Sell on Facebook with Product Syncs and Customer Chat 2020 – The Ultimate Guide to Selling on Facebook

Ecommerce Platforms

An urban hat store owner decides that he wants to reach more customers. He's embraced email marketing , social media, abandoned cart emails, a rewards program , and many other options that bring back loyal customers. But what about finding new channels to sell through? How about social media selling? It's common for any business to have a Facebook Business Page, but not everyone learns how to sell on Facebook, with product galleries and checkouts, just like your online store.

Amazon Competitors – How To Beat Amazon And Diversify Sales

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If you want to succeed in ecommerce, competing with Amazon is an inevitable reality. Here’s how you can leverage Amazon competitors to create a successful and diversified ecommerce business. Over the years, Amazon has dominated the market and is one of the biggest brands worldwide in terms of revenue and reach. In 2019, the leading e-retailer earned $280.5 billion in net sales. And in 2020, they are projected to earn well over $343 billion!

How to Use KPIs to Measure and Improve Product Page Performance

Omnisend

Reading Time: 9 minutes. If you’re looking to grow your ecommerce business, one of the best things you can do is find out how to extract more revenue from your existing traffic. To do this, you’ll need to measure product page performance with the help of KPIs, and then use your findings to make data-driven decisions that will help you generate better results.

What should eCommerce Managers do right now? 25 amazing tips from World-Renowned Marketing Experts

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In today’s eCommerce world, a world shattered and remodeled by the undeniable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, eCommerce managers have. The post What should eCommerce Managers do right now? 25 amazing tips from World-Renowned Marketing Experts appeared first on ECOMMERCE GROWTH Blog. Ecommerce Growth covid-19 CRO Strategy digital marketing ecommerce growth ecommerce manager ecommerce tips tips&tricks