April, 2019

From URL To IRL: How Urbanization Will Shape The Future Of Retail

Retail TouchPoints

By Katrin Zimmermann, TLGG The past years have been rough on the retail sector, to say the least. Still struggling to adjust to the rise of e-Commerce, retailers realize that a much bigger challenge is still ahead of them — urbanization.

The 7 deadly sins of ecommerce UX

GetElastic

According to Statista , there were 1.79 billion global online buyers in 2018, and in 2021, the number is expected to rise to over 2.14 billion. And if you’re reading this and haven’t shopped online — especially on a mobile device — what’s your secret? My wallet wants to know.

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Rank #1 on Google

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Do you know what the number one email request I get is? Come on, take a guess. What do you think it is? Ok, its people asking me for money. But, do you know what the second most common email request I get is? Companies asking me to rank them number 1 on Google for a specific term.

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How Automation Is Impacting Enterprises In 2019

Forrester eCommerce

Forrester predicted in late 2018 that automation would become the tip of the digital transformation spear in 2019, impacting everything from infrastructure to customers to business models. Now that we’re four months in, we’ve evaluated whether our five specific predictions are on track.

Connect Your In-Store Experience to Your Online Marketing Strategy

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Your most loyal and valuable customers shop across multiple channels, both online and offline. Consumers who buy products both online and in-store have a 30% higher lifetime value than those who shop using only one channel. In fact, customers don’t see “channels” in the same way as marketers do.

How To Steal Amazon Wholesale Distributors From Your Competitors

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Did you know that every shipment that arrives into the United States by sea is documented on the public record? Every container, every boat and every product imported into the US can be easily accessed if you know where to look. But what can you do with this data?

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What’s In Store For Retail: The Connected Associate

Retail TouchPoints

By Ian Hutchinson, Samsung Last year, Americans spent over $513 billion on e-Commerce. That’s a sizable sum — but it’s pocket change compared to the trillions spent inside stores. Online shopping accounts for only 10% of retail in America, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Strategic Easter Email Campaigns Can Put a Spring in Your Marketing Step

BigCommerce

Easter falls a bit later this year — on April 21st — which means you have extra time to pull… Email Marketing

Stop Trying To Replace Your Agents With Chatbots — No, Seriously!

Forrester eCommerce

Customer service organizations have been looking for ways to cut costs for decades. Now that chatbot mania has taken over, many are jumping on the bandwagon and attempting to replace their human agents with chatbots.

What is SMS Marketing and How Can It Power Your Ecommerce Brand?

Zaius

We’re all glued to our phones – at lunch with friends, waiting in line, while watching Netflix, or even while crossing the road. Our mobile phone addiction may be a bit intense, but the upside for ecommerce marketers is the opportunity to harness the power of SMS marketing.

253: How To Make Millions Teaching Blackjack Card Counting With Colin Jones

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Today, I’m happy to have my friend Colin Jones on the show. Colin was a professional black jack player and made over $4 million dollars by counting cards at casinos. But today, he runs a successful online business teaching others how to beat the casinos over at BlackjackApprenticeship.com.

Parameter Actions and Toggle Containers – New levels of interactivity in Tableau 2019.2

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Tableau is making progress towards better interactivity. After the introduction of Set Actions in 2018, they are taking it up a notch with Parameter Actions and with the ability to show/hide dashboard containers (toggle). In this article, we are showing how these work and we share some ideas on how you can make use of them. The post Parameter Actions and Toggle Containers – New levels of interactivity in Tableau 2019.2 appeared first on Canonicalized. Data Visualization Tableau

3 Ways To Optimize Your Store For The Ultimate Shopper Experience

Retail TouchPoints

By Alexa Lemzy, TextMagic In the modern retail market, creating an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience is just as important as having the best prices and products.

Traditional Types of Ecommerce Business Models + Innovative New Ones To Consider For Your Next Venture

BigCommerce

Think back to how you shopped five years ago. Better yet, ten years ago. Where did you go to buy… Ecommerce Marketing

Time To Rethink Channel Incentives And Program Management (CIPM)?

Forrester eCommerce

Channel incentives are used to improve indirect sales performance, orchestrate partners’ behavior, and engender channel loyalty.

What It Takes to Create and Measure an Effective Influencer Program

Zaius

An influencer program isn’t just asking a reality TV star to model your products in a #SponCon post on Instagram. Done right, social media influencers can help you build consumer trust in your brand. In fact, the best influencer marketing is similar to word-of-mouth advertising.

How To Write A Killer Product Description (Templates And Examples Included)

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If I asked you what it would take to create a website that sells, what would you say? You’d probably talk about optimizing your landing pages and driving traffic to your website. You’d probably talk about your overall website copy and starting a blog. All of these are good ideas.

17 Charts That Show Where Social Media is Heading

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You already know it’s harder to get traffic from the social web unless you spend money ads. There’s nothing new with that fact… just look at the graph above: It breaks down how the average number of social shares per blog post has been dying year over year.

Editor Q&A: Is Sustainability Moving Into The Retail Mainstream?

Retail TouchPoints

Just in time for Earth Day, various retailers such as H&M , Target , Gap Inc. and Ashley Furniture have gone out of their way to reveal or promote new sustainability initiatives, designed to promote more environmentally conscious decision-making among consumers and retailers alike.

Finding The Best Shipping Software For Your Business (Provider Comparison + Guide)

BigCommerce

The ecommerce industry’s main differentiator from the technology industry is in physical fulfillment. Once you capture cash, you have to… Ecommerce Technology Shipping & Fulfillment

Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) Brand Growth Will Boost Social Ad Spending

Forrester eCommerce

In recent years, a wave of so-called digitally native direct-to-consumer (DTC) startups have burst onto the scene and have grown in popularity. Consumers are increasingly purchasing products and services such as mattresses, shoes, razors, and groceries from the over 400 DTC firms now in operation.

The Data Scientist Inside the Marketing Assistant

Zaius

KPI dashboards are flashing in the office; flash reports are flush with beautiful data viz; and you’ve even got a job req open for your very own data scientist (I bet it has been open for a while, too). You’ve successfully progressed to become a data-driven marketer.

252: How To Create A 9 Figure Ecommerce Business With Dustin Robertson Of Drip

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I’m really happy to have Dustin Robertson on the show. Dustin is the CMO of Drip but in a prior life, he executed the digital marketing strategy for BackCountry.com and helped grow it to over 350 million dollars in revenue.

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Bundling matters: why telecom companies seek an API-based commerce solution

GetElastic

In September 2017, T-Mobile announced that it would include a free Netflix subscription for family plan members.

Five Off-The-Radar Retail Predictions For The Last Half Of 2019

Retail TouchPoints

By Sherry Smith, Triad Consumers are driving a retail revolution. The path to purchase has become a complex fusion of multiple channels and devices, and many stores are struggling to keep up. As of August 2018, several major U.S.

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Backlinks: Your Free Link Analysis Tool

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Please note that you may have to clear your browser cache to see the latest version of Ubersuggest. Do you want to know how many people are linking to you? Do you want to find more link opportunities? Well, I created a free backlink tool that will allow you to do that (and much more).

Future of Retail: How Brands Should Handle Automation In 2019

Forrester eCommerce

To help retailers and brands plan for 2019, Claudia Tajima and I are interviewing our Forrester peers to discover how their 2019 predictions will affect retail for our series: “Applying 2019 Predictions to Retail.” Recently, Claudia interviewed J.P.

What Are Spam Traps and Why Should You Care?

Zaius

Getting your customers to open, read, click, and convert on your emails is hard enough, but what if the emails never even reach their inbox in the first place? That’s why email deliverability is so important.

Shopify Alternatives – Cheaper Solutions That Are As Good If Not Better

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In the war of ecommerce platforms, Shopify has emerged to become one of the most popular shopping carts in the world. But the problem with popularity is that people tend to blindly recommend Shopify without understanding its limitations. First of all, Shopify isn’t a one size fits all solution and you should do your own due diligence on the Shopify alternatives before making a decision.

Ecommerce challenge: Page speed optimization

GetElastic

Waiting is a pain and the tolerance threshold has become increasingly thinner as the demand for instant gratification has crept into every aspect of consumers lives. Waiting for a website to load is no different than standing in line.