Sat.Aug 28, 2021 - Fri.Sep 03, 2021

370: 6M Per Year Selling Hair Extensions Without Advertising With Vivian Kaye

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Today I’m thrilled to have Vivian Kaye on the show. Vivian is the CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki, a premium textured hair extension brand for black women that grew to $6 million without paid advertising.

Top 10 B2B eCommerce Website Examples

GetElastic

What is B2B eCommerce? In short – “the sale of goods or services between businesses via an online sales portal. In general, it is used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a company’s sales efforts.”. Why is B2B eCommerce important?

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The7 WordPress Theme Review (Sep 2021): Ecommerce Website Building at its Finest

Ecommerce Platforms

When opting to use WordPress/WooCommerce for your ecommerce store, you're opening up an incredible number of options for scaling your business, designing whatever you want, and implementing marketing tools through themes, plugins, and other extensions.

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How REI is building an outdoor ecosystem around its customers

Retail Dive

At REI, you can buy hiking gear, schedule a one-on-one appointment about how to use it and sign up for a 6-day trip to Yellowstone. Here's why that works

Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

Dropshipping Suppliers – Where To Find The Best Dropship Companies

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Finding reliable dropship companies is one of the most important aspects of running a successful dropship store. This article will teach you where to find the best dropshipping suppliers to work with.

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Best WordPress Hosting UK: Options Comparison

Ecommerce Platforms

If your website receives traffic primarily from outside the United States then you probably know the challenges that most people face when deciding on the best WordPress hosting UK option for a specific situation.

Walgreens creates new chief customer officer role

Retail Dive

The company also appointed a CFO and named a global chief legal officer as the CEO builds out a C-suite

Top 10 Commerce Headless FAQs

GetElastic

What Is Headless Commerce??. Simply put Headless Commerce is the complete separation of the front-end code/ UI layer from the back-end engine where commerce functionality and business logic exist. This separation is essential to the flexibility of a Headless Commerce platform.

Q2 2021 Roundup: How Target, Macy’s and Foot Locker Harnessed Consumer Optimism

Retail Touch

Retail rode strong into Q2 2021 as shoppers returned to stores even as digital sales remained elevated.

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The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

How to Start a POD Business in Canada Using Shopify

Ecommerce Platforms

Starting a print-on-demand (POD) business in Canada using Shopify isn't much different than if you were to build one anywhere else, except that you need to find POD suppliers that provide quality products and fast shipping to Canadian provinces and territories.

When online activity soared last year, so did data collection.

Retail Dive

Now faced with new privacy regulations, retailers will have to navigate ways to acquire customer data without the tools they’ve relied on

Employee Spotlight: Inside Elastic Path With Rosie Hamilton

GetElastic

Our people are the center of everything we do at Elastic Path. The “Inside Elastic Path” series is designed to give you insight on what it's like the be a part of our team. Get to know Rosie Hamilton, a Senior Software Engineer, who celebrated her one-year work anniversary last month.

Connecting CX and Marketing: How to Create Customer-Centric Experiences That Deliver Business Results

Retail Touch

In every organization, marketing plays an important role in defining, socializing and managing the customer experience (CX). However, the relationship between the customer experience and the marketing teams is often disconnected.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

The Fastest WordPress Hosting Services in 2021: A Round-up

Ecommerce Platforms

Regardless of if you're starting a business or if you already have one running, speed is one of the crucial factors to ensuring that your WordPress site grows, and retains your visitors.

Ikea plots resale for US stores

Retail Dive

The furniture company, which already offers buyback and resale elsewhere, is testing the services in suburban Philadelphia for a limited time

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How eCommerce Impacts B2B Account Management

GetElastic

I have been an Account Manager and Consultant for a large portion of my career before making the switch to sales and marketing operations a few years back. I recently joined Elastic Path in January of 2021, where I am really enjoying working in the eCommerce market and learning a ton.

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Avery Dennison Acquires Labeling Solution Provider for $1.45 Billion

Retail Touch

Avery Dennison has signed an agreement to acquire Vestcom , a privately held pricing and branded labeling solution provider, for $1.45 billion in a cash transaction subject to certain closing and post-closing adjustments.

Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

Working with Web Developers: 9 Tips for Digital Marketers

Inflow Insights

Here’s the truth: If you’re in digital marketing, you’ll be hard-pressed to get anything done without the assistance of a web developer. Developers occupy a critical place in the online ecosystem.

Hoka One One tests brick and mortar with first stores

Retail Dive

Two pop-ups, in New York City and Los Angeles, will be open until December. Physical retail is key "for both sales and branding purposes," the company said

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Affiliate Marketing 101: Overview of Affiliates & Technology Partners

UpSellIt

Affiliate marketing has been on the rise over the last five years, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. According to Media Kix , an estimated 80% of brands have affiliate programs, and affiliate marketing spending will continue to grow over 10% in the upcoming years.

Carhartt Teams with Metallica Foundation to Recruit and Train Skilled Workers

Retail Touch

Workwear brand Carhartt is recognizing the importance and value of labor by teaming up with heavy metal band Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation, with the goal of training a new generation of skilled workers.

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11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

Awareness and agility key to retail survival post-pandemic

Retail Technology Review

Recently, supply chain and retail technology experts, Manhattan Associates researched the impact COVID-19 has had on consumer expectations and demands, driven by an accelerated shift to digital and its catalytic effect on ecommerce growth (which looks set to continue in 2021, albeit at a slower rate of 14.3%). Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing Critical Issues

Target CIO to retire next year, making way for new IT era

Retail Dive

Mike McNamara arrived at Target in 2015, and reshaped the IT organization through "ruthless prioritization "

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How to Navigate Thailand’s New VAT Requirements for Sales of Digital Products and Services

FastSpring

Value Added Tax (VAT) was introduced into Thailand in 1992 at 10%. Due to the impact of the pandemic, the country reduced its VAT rate from 10% to 7% through September 30, 2023.

Gap Buys Virtual Try-On Company as Ecommerce Grows to 33% of Total Revenue

Retail Touch

Gap has acquired Drapr , a virtual apparel try-on application designed to help shoppers find the best clothing size and fit for their personal style and body type.

5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.