March, 2019

Overcoming Self Doubt And What It Takes To Make 6 Figures In Ecommerce

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Looking back, one of the biggest challenges of starting our ecommerce store was the lack of support. For example in 2007… We had no one to talk to. We had no one to share our experiences with. We had no one to compare strategies with.

Understanding Buyer Motivation: Getting More of Your Ecommerce Customers to Checkout

BigCommerce

Understanding the motivations behind your buyers, how they interact with your ecommerce site, and where they are in terms of… Conversion Rate Optimization

Engage Buyers Between Purchases with an Ecommerce Content Strategy

Zaius

Customer loyalty is everything for ecommerce brands. Getting a buyer to make that second purchase is crucial, as loyal customers are worth up to 10X the value of their first purchase.

Make No Mistake — Microsoft Is A Security Company Now

Forrester eCommerce

Microsoft has announced support for macOS in its rebranded Microsoft Defender ATP product, taking this product from being an offering that could be considered an add-on for hardening its own operating system to a multiplatform security solution.

Rich Content, Richer Experiences

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Rich Content and Richer User Experience As a content marketer, you know design is everything. You also know that rich content contributes to […]. The post Rich Content, Richer Experiences appeared first on Zmags.

Can Retailers Act Like Tech Companies —  And Should They?

Retail TouchPoints

Walmart turned heads at SXSW earlier in March by billing itself as a tech company for the first time. The retail giant hasn’t been shy about investing in newer technologies such as VR , robotics.

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The BigCommerce Partner Philosophy

BigCommerce

Earlier this month, Shopify announced a series of changes to its partner terms of service – changes that dictate the… BigCommerce News

Meet Zam: Your Marketing Assistant

Zaius

We have someone you MUST meet! Zam (like Sam, but with a ‘Z’). If you’re a marketer, Zam is about to become your new best friend. Zam is a data science-powered marketing assistant that lives inside the Zaius B2C CRM platform.

Use Direct Mail To Get The Attention Of Your Digital-First B2B Buyers

Forrester eCommerce

When was the last time you answered a phone call from a phone number you didn’t recognize or opened an email from an unfamiliar sender? Like, never? Same here. The sad truth about most modern marketing tactics is that they’re too cheap and too easy.

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How to Create a Facebook Shop Page: Learn How to Sell on Facebook – A Step-by-Step Guide (March 2019)

Ecommerce Platforms

How many platforms are you currently selling products on? Three? Is one of those a Facebook Shop page? It should be. Here's why selling on Facebook makes a lot of sense: ?? “You need to learn how to sell on Facebook!”

Serving Retail Consumers In An Age Of Digital Transformation

Retail TouchPoints

By Bryan Gray, Alorica As the retail industry transitions to a digitally-driven customer experience, companies are faced with the difficult task of creating an exceptional customer journey online.

Why You Need A Fulfillment Center And My Top 3PL Picks For 2019

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One of the biggest challenges with running an ecommerce business is finding an efficient and inexpensive way to deliver your goods to the end customer. Unlike digital products which can be delivered via download or email, a physical product must be shipped using a carrier like USPS, FedEx or UPS.

BigCommerce Doubles Down on Headless Commerce with BloomReach, Sitecore, Adobe Experience Manager, and More

BigCommerce

Today, we are excited to announce additional headless heads for ecommerce brands of all sizes as a CMS-agnostic headless checkout… Product News headless

6 Ways to Avoid and Improve Email List Fatigue

Zaius

Email list fatigue is almost inevitable, even if you’re an email marketing magician. Even if you’re sending captivating emails with loads of creative, well-researched content and great graphics, you may reach a point where some customers feel overwhelmed and stop engaging with your messages.

Atoms Get Their Revenge At The Intelligent Edge

Forrester eCommerce

My colleagues J.P. Gownder, Craig Le Clair, and I just published the results of a year-long study to answer the question “What happens when digital business systems and physical-world processes come together?” The answer: Atoms get their revenge.

17 Charts That Show Where Content Marketing is Heading

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I started content marketing in the early days. So early that when I first met the WordPress founder, he had just raised $1.1 million for WordPress. Fast forward to today and WordPress is worth over a billion dollars.

Five Breakthrough Data-Driven Strategies To Win Retail Customers For Life

Retail TouchPoints

By Deesean Wilson, DXC Technology Digital technology has had a profound effect on the retail industry, an effect demonstrated by the importance and utility of data.

60 Amazing Online Clothing Stores and Their UX Tricks You Should Steal

Ecommerce Platforms

There are plenty of inspirational clothing stores and these 60 were chosen for their clean design, great UX or creative products. While in a brick and mortar store the assistant can help people entering the store to decide what to buy, in the online world it’s completely different.

The State of Influencer Marketing: 10 Influencer Marketing Statistics to Inform Where You Invest

BigCommerce

Over the last two decades, social media has become an integral part of people’s lives—and a crucial way for brands… Social Selling

Why B2C Branding is Really a Management Tool

Zaius

This is a guest post from D Branding. Is RedBull the best energy drink? It doesn’t really matter if it’s the best since it’s been the biggest brand in the energy drinks category for 20 years. Because RedBull has built a great brand. What do we mean by that?

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The Future of Department Stores

Forrester eCommerce

The Department Store’s Bright Future Department Stores Can Enjoy a Bright Future. Department stores must change to survive and thrive fierce competition from brands’ direct to consumer initiatives. Synchronizing supply and demand to sell inventory at full price is one issue.

Multilingual SEO: Site structure and best practices

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Multinational markets used to be a thing that only big companies can tap. However, as an online business, we have one big advantage that many small and medium businesses did not had in the past, the internet. The internet does not have borders and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

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Can Retailers Hold Their Own In The Battle Of DTC Vs. Private Label?

Retail TouchPoints

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands such as Dollar Shave Club , Casper. and Glossier have taken retail by storm in recent years — in fact, $3 billion in venture funding has gone to DTC brands since 2012, according to CB Insights.

What You Need to Know for an Ecommerce Website Redesign in 2019

Ecommerce Platforms

Is this the year you’re going to redesign your ecommerce website? If it’s been a few years since you have, then you need to know that a lot has changed.

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How Your Business Can Make Money Selling on Instagram

BigCommerce

You’ve seen them all do it. Top brands like Adidas, Nike, and Glossier have been using Instagram to inspire purchase… Social Selling

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Zaius: The Award-Winning CRM for B2C Marketers

Zaius

We work hard to help marketers thrive every day at Zaius, but sometimes it’s nice to have that effort recognized. . That’s why we’re so excited to share that Zaius won the award for Best Customer Relationship Management Platform (CRM) at last night’s Marketing Technology Awards 2019.

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Don’t Drink From A Poisoned Well, Mitigate Supply Chain Risk With Zero Trust

Forrester eCommerce

Motherboard and Kaspersky unveiled that hackers compromised a server of computer manufacturer, ASUS’ live software update tool to install a malicious backdoor on thousands of computers.

Every Self Made Millionaire Has This Mindset…Do You?

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Are you looking to become wealthy? Do you aspire to be filthy rich? Well chances are you are going about it all wrong. Before you can give yourself a shot at making life changing money, you must first develop the proper mindset. Recently, I had a Facebook Messenger conversation with a reader seeking business advice. He currently works 3 jobs that together require 90 hours per week. He is single with no children. He saves 30% of his income every month.

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Brand Value: Measuring The Long-Term ROI Of Different Advertising Channels

Retail TouchPoints

By Michael Cross, Brightblue Consulting Consider it’s the late 1980s. Marketing analysts in the U.S. are completing work on a project known as “How Marketing Works,” studying historical data across 40 packaged goods companies.

Transactions to interactions: how Carnival is disrupting the travel industry [video]

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The Get Elastic team was recently down in Miami at The Carnival Experience Center and caught up with John Padgett, Chief Experience and Innovation Officer of Carnival Corporation and Sal Visca, Chief Technology Officer of Elastic Path.

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