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What’s the Difference Between Cart Abandonment and Checkout Abandonment?


In ecommerce, we talk a lot about abandonment –– browse abandonment , search abandonment, cart abandonment, etc. But you may not know that what you think of as cart abandonment may actually be checkout abandonment. Not sure about the difference between the two? You’re not alone.

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The 3 big problems with omnichannel retail

Steve Dennis

In early 1999, as a fairly recently minted VP, I found myself at a posh Arizona resort attending Sears annual “strategic leadership team” meeting. At the final session of our retreat then CEO Arthur Martinez made a bold–and as it turns out rather prophetic–statement which went something like this: “the future of Sears will be dictated by our ability to meet our customer’s needs anytime, anywhere, anyway.”

Making the Most of Holiday Return Season


Merchants may dread the surge of returns that inevitably follows the holiday season […]. The post Making the Most of Holiday Return Season appeared first on The Omni Channel. Distributed Order Management eCommerce

You’ve Still Got Mail

Forrester eCommerce

It has been more than two decades since AOL popularized email with the catchy “you’ve got mail” greeting. So ubiquitous was it in its heyday that it was the title of a romcom starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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

Understanding Ecommerce Website Costs and Total Cost of Ownership in 2019


When staring at the reality of an ecommerce website that needs to either be built from the ground up or… Ecommerce Technology

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How Will the Holiday Season Impact Shopper Behaviors In 2019?

Retail TouchPoints

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, consumers don’t tend to shop how they would on a normal day. Their time is stretched, they have shopping lists to check off and while they’re always looking for the best deal, they tend to spend more than usual.

Amazon SEO – A Step By Step Process To Rank In Amazon Search

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When it comes to ranking your products in Amazon search, there’s a common misconception that amassing a bunch of 5 star reviews is the key to success. Don’t get me wrong. Reviews do matter, but they are just a small part of your overall Amazon SEO strategy. Today’s post will teach you everything you need to know on how to get your product to the top of Amazon search based on my own experiences as a 7 figure seller.

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The Build Vs. Buy Vs. Lease Paradigm


Disclaimer: I am a religious believer in the software-as-a-service model and have been since 2004 when I first implemented… Ecommerce Technology

5 Future Ecommerce Trends of 2019

Ecommerce Platforms

Is your business joining the ecommerce revolution? If not, you could be missing out on the projected $4.8 trillion in retail ecommerce sales projected worldwide for 2021. Companies embracing ecommerce marketing strategies are experiencing rapid growth. In 2017, there were 1.66 billion online buyers.

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Unconventional Marketing: Turn Public Complaints Into Gold And Boost Your Sales Up To 40%

Retail TouchPoints

By Jaakko Timmonen, No No No Are you one of the marketers who is constantly asking how to create authentic content that would build stronger emotional connections with customers that go beyond a transactional relationship? The answer to that question might be counterintuitive.

My top ten Forbes posts of 2018

Steve Dennis

As is my tradition, I start the year with a quick look back at the posts that got the most engagement in my role as a retail contributor for Forbes. Shockingly, none of the top ten were about Sears. So here, in order of popularity, is the top ten.

Frictionless Commerce – the future of customer experience is seamless


As we close out 2018, there’s a lot of new experiences (like checkout-free stores), surprising acquisitions (like the Amazon/Whole Foods merger) and more to reflect on and leverage for the year ahead.

Trust Me: 3 Types of Social Proof that Drive Customers to Buy


Customers are social beings that are heavily influenced through their friends, family and the testimony of others. The three main types of social proof that will drive customers to purchase a product or service include reviews and testimonials, referrals, and other customers also viewed suggestions.

Could A Digital Transformation Revive The High Street?

Retail TouchPoints

By Mustafa Khanwala, MishiPay Over the last 12 months, it seems online shopping has continued its strong growth, while more and more high-profile retailers face up to difficult trading conditions on High Streets and in shopping malls around the world.

How to Drive Traffic to a Brand-New Site with Little to No Money


I know what you are going through. You were excited to launch your brand-new site until you realized no one is coming to it. So, you head to all of the marketing blogs to learn how to fix this, but for the life of you, your traffic won’t go up no matter which tactic you leverage.

ShipStation Review: Is It the Best Shipping Solution for You?

Ecommerce Platforms

Even though small and mid-sized businesses enjoy the online shopping boom, a good majority struggles to keep up with the increased fulfillment demands that come with growth.

How to Make the Perfect Product Page: Tips for Success

Bootstrapping Ecommerce

Tips to make the perfect product page for each of your store's products so you can drive more conversions & earn more profit! The post How to Make the Perfect Product Page: Tips for Success appeared first on Bootstrapping Ecommerce. Branding & Design Conversion Optimization

Tips for Powerful Product Photos For eCommerce

Ecommerce Guru

I had stressed on providing quality photos of products on your e-commerce store. An e-commerce store is entirely different from a physical outlet. Prospective buyers take their decision of buying based on the product photos.

Don’t Let Amazon Eat Your Lunch

Rishi Rawat

We can’t force shoppers but we can certainly gently nudge them. If a visitor to your site leaves for your Amazon page you are basically paying an affiliate tax that was yours to keep. Can this be prevented? Let’s look at a product page on They have an impossible to miss Buy from button. On click, you are taken to their Amazon page. Goodbye margins. Here is what we would have done if was a client.

MailChimp Review – The Best Email Marketing Service for Ecommerce?

Ecommerce Platforms

The benefits of email marketing for an ecommerce operation hardly need to be explained to anyone engaged with online selling in the present times.

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Top Magento UX/UI Trends and Recommendations From Google’s “UX Playbook for Retail”

Onilab User Guides

It is no secret that user experience, or UX, plays a crucial role in customer’s perception of the website and the following conversions. One out of three people will leave the website without buying if they cannot find what they are looking for.

6 Ways to Write Product Descriptions for Ecommerce Platforms

Ecommerce Guru

Writing without mastering it one cannot convey the message properly. It should be kept simple and readable as well as little catchy. Few content writers use high idioms and phrases to make the descriptions look more appealing and that’s how they appeal the least.

How to Scale Enterprise eCommerce: Preparing for Future Growth


If your enterprise-level eCommerce business is reaching the point of expansion, it’s time to think about how you can scale your processes as effectively as possible.

The Online Research Journey of Rental Prospects


The post The Online Research Journey of Rental Prospects appeared first on PERQ. Multifamily PERQ perq marketing

New Year, New Strategy!


Happy New Year! . It’s officially 2019, and there’s never been a better time to be in eCommerce. Sales across our industry continue to steadily increase, and it looks like another banner year for online retail. That being said, every eCommerce company faces challenges this year.

Why Your Business Benefits From Using Multiple Currencies


The world is getting smaller as more people shop online, and it’s far more likely that customers from around the world are visiting your site with the intention to buy.

The Bing Ads Quick Guide For Retailers 2019

CPC Strategy

Many advertisers make the mistake of forgetting that consumers use more than just Google for searching and discovering products — many use Bing’s. Read More. The post The Bing Ads Quick Guide For Retailers 2019 appeared first on Retail Performance Marketing Blog - CPC Strategy.

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Forrester + SiriusDecisions

Forrester eCommerce

Today Forrester closed the deal to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions helps business-to-business companies align the functions of sales, marketing, and product management; Sirius clients grow 19% faster and are 15% more profitable than their peers.

Explaining Elastic Supply and Demand


Here’s the thing: I don’t take Uber or Lyft. I like yellow cabs. I don’t know why. It’s a little more expensive and a lot more unreliable, but it makes sense to me. That’s not to say that there aren’t things that frustrate me about yellow cabs. I just don’t care enough to stop using them. For instance, the other week my wife and I saw a show in a music venue that was not normally a music venue located in a very residential area of Queens – zoning laws be damned!

2019: A Checklist for Email Marketers


Happy 2019 Email Geeks! It is now day 3 of 365 days, which means everyone is working hard on creating their New Year’s resolutions – whether it’s going to the. The post 2019: A Checklist for Email Marketers appeared first on Webbula.

Facebook Messenger Bot Guide | How to Master Bots on Social

CPC Strategy

Imagine if someone could answer questions, nurture leads and address customer service concerns all while your entire operation sleeps. Would it save you. Read More. The post Facebook Messenger Bot Guide | How to Master Bots on Social appeared first on Retail Performance Marketing Blog - CPC Strategy. Facebook

The Commerce Marketer Podcast: Successful Email Marketing After Going Direct-to-Consumer


Host: Greg Zakowicz, Senior Commerce Marketing Analyst, Oracle Bronto Guest: Matt Grimm, Director of Ecommerce, RST Brands Many B2B companies today are making the move into selling direct-to-consumer (D2C).

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The Biggest AdTech and MarTech Stories of 2018


With everyone now looking ahead at what’s to come in 2019, we thought we’d take a moment to look back at some of last year’s biggest stories in AdTech and MarTech that you might have missed while you were watching videos of babies and puppies that are best friends. So without further ado, let’s get all up in it! The post The Biggest AdTech and MarTech Stories of 2018 appeared first on LiveIntent Blog.

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