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One Simple Hack That’ll Boost Your Ecommerce Sales

Kissmetrics

There’s a little growth hack that every ecommerce site should be using. It’s the easiest hack… it doesn’t require money, you don’t need a following, and it works instantly. But you know what? No one is using it. Can you guess what it is? Well, I’ll give you hint… just look at the image above.

Find More of Your Best Customers with Segment Sync

Zaius

You know the customers who buy from you regularly? They’re the ones who open and click on your emails, like your posts on social media, buy new products you release immediately, and even tell their friends about you at every chance. If only all customers could be like that….

5 Ways Social Media Improves Ecommerce Loyalty Programs

ecomdash

We could talk all day about the differences between new customers and repeat customers, but really you only need to know two things: It costs 5x more to attract a new customer than to retain an old one. Source ]. Repeat customers spend 67% more than new customers. Source ]. The data doesn’t lie.

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.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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

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

My Wife Quit Her Job

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.

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Marketing Unboxed: Soko Shines with a Winning Strategy

Zaius

With more people realizing the harmful impacts of fast fashion , ethical fashion brands have emerged as an exciting new category in ecommerce. And ecommerce jewelry brand, Soko , makes ethical fashion look gorgeous. A favorite of both Oprah and Michelle Obama, this brand is seriously polished.

Anthos Ups Google’s Enterprise Efforts

Forrester eCommerce

(With Dave Bartoletti and John Rymer) The biggest announcement out of the Google Cloud Next conference in early April was the general availability of its Cloud Services Platform but with a new brand name: Anthos.

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.

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.

Payment Gateways: Keeping Your Ecommerce Transactions Safe

BigCommerce

Payment gateways online have never been so convenient. They’ve also never been such an important target for hackers and scammers.… … Payments

ABM: Flash In The Pan Or Here To Stay?

Forrester eCommerce

At the SiriusDecisions 2019 Summit on May 5–8 in Austin, Texas, I will join two of my new colleagues from SiriusDecisions, Service Director Matt Senatore and Senior Research Director Bob Peterson, in presenting our POV on the future of account-based marketing (ABM).

Bold Commerce Review: An Application-Based Tool for Sensational Sales (April 2019)

Ecommerce Platforms

Bold Commerce is a comprehensive portfolio of eCommerce tools designed to enhance and optimize your profits. But, what can it do for your business? As any eCommerce organization knows, there's more to running a successful business than having a stunning website.

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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The VentureFizz Podcast: Mark Gally – CEO at Zaius

Zaius

VentureFizz. The post The VentureFizz Podcast: Mark Gally – CEO at Zaius appeared first on Zaius. Press

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Predictions 2019 Update: Cloud Computing Soars To New Heights

Forrester eCommerce

At the end of 2018, Forrester’s cloud team made some bold predictions about how cloud computing would accelerate enterprise digital transformation everywhere, from the data center to the mobile device to the edge.

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ShipMonk Review 2019: An Order Fulfillment platform

Ecommerce Platforms

I know the drill. Finding a safe fulfillment service is always part of my dropshipping journey. This Shipmonk review unmasks what one ought to know. Any shrewd business person will do a background check to gain more clarity. It's more of standard practice.

How chatbots can optimize customer experience (CX)

GetElastic

Imagine a customer service experience where the business representative is always available, friendly and equipped to handle any inquiry you send their way. While this might seem too good to be true, today it’s a reality for many businesses. .

Figures show internet retailing continues to rose throughout March

Retail Technology Review

Today’s ONS retail sales figures revealed that online spending continues to rise. The percentage of online purchases has risen by 8.0 per cent in March 2019 in comparison to March 2018. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Voice Assistants Cannot Answer All Your Questions

Forrester eCommerce

Let’s be honest: There is a lot of hype around voice assistants (or, as we call them at Forrester, intelligent agents, or IAs). Marketers, agencies, and vendors alike are all excited about this potential voice search future.

11 Tips To Grow Your Ecommerce Sales With Instagram Live

SellBrite

If you’re an ecommerce marketer or entrepreneur and you want to get more traffic and sales from Instagram, you’re in the right place. Ecommerce companies are constantly asking themselves… How do I use Instagram for business? And the answer right now, undoubtedly, is Instagram Live.

Why you need to consider animated videos in your social media strategy [infographic]

GetElastic

Animated videos are simple, easy to understand and most importantly fun to watch. They allow businesses to turn a complex situation or issue into a visually appealing explanation. They can also be easily shared on various social media platforms to increase reach and gain followers.

Tryzens expands capability as a full-service digital commerce consultancy

Retail Technology Review

Retailers looking for a complete full-service digital commerce solution, focused on delivering end-to-end, results-driven solutions for their online operations can turn to Tryzens as their digital commerce partner. Internet Retailing

How To Leverage CX As A Strategic Differentiator In Healthcare

Forrester eCommerce

Healthcare organizations (HCOs) must be customer-obsessed. Forrester recently brought together practitioners from various HCOs across all sectors to discuss the importance of using customer experience (CX) as a strategic differentiator in healthcare.

Today, BigCommerce becomes a 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Digital Commerce

BigCommerce

Now more than ever, enterprise buyers have access to an abundance of information to help them throughout the buying process.… … Ecommerce Technology

Navigating the digital noise at B2B Online

GetElastic

Customer experience, platform models, digital noise, oh my! If you’re a B2B organization undergoing a digital transformation there’s a lot to think about and plan for. Where do you start? How do you start? Who can help? Who has done it well?

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Will Story help Macy’s launch an exciting new chapter?

Steve Dennis

Macy’s just launched Story concept shops in 36 stores across the United States. The new “narrative-driven retail experience” occupies about 1,500 square feet in most stores.

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B2C Marketing Predictions So Far: Preference And Privacy Prove Powerful

Forrester eCommerce

Our 2019 B2C Marketing predictions hone in on the impact of rising customer power. Forrester has been evangelizing the age of the customer for a decade, but the message is approaching a crescendo.

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Omnichannel Experts: Where Omnichannel Marketing Trends Will Go in 2020

Omnisend

It might seem that the marketing industry moves faster than the speed of light at times. It’s true, one of the biggest challenges in working in digital marketing (or any other tech-oriented field) is that things change by the hour.

Product Inventory Information Shopify App Review

Ecommerce Platforms

Product inventory information might not be exactly what comes to mind when you try to think about important features missing on Shopify. But, here’s the thing- it gets worse. For quite some time, I also believed that Shopify had everything that a typical online entrepreneur would ever need.

Fund, Bootstrap, or Finance: How to Finance A Small Business

SellBrite

Deciding to start a business is the easy part. Figuring out how to raise capital, not so much. From building a website to buying inventory, business costs add up quickly.

Can We Talk (Honestly) About The Executive In The Room?

Forrester eCommerce

It’s easy to pick out truly bad examples of leadership. In every organization you are part of — from the parent-teacher cooperative to the leaders of nations — there are inept leaders who seem to have cajoled or manipulated their way into their roles.

Guess who’s back? (hint…it’s Linda Bustos)

GetElastic

We’re very excited to welcome back Linda Bustos to Get Elastic! Linda first joined Get Elastic in its earliest days in 2007, writing and reporting on a variety of topics from SEO and social marketing to usability and conversion optimization.

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The Ultimate Affiliatly Reviews – Everything You Need to Know

Ecommerce Platforms

The beauty of ecommerce, you’ve got to admit, lies partly in digital prospecting and lead generation processes. Yes, that’s right. I know the competition might be intimidating at the beginning.

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