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What The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Means For Marketers

Kissmetrics

By now you have heard about the Coronavirus. The sad reality is that it is spreading quickly and will continue to spread for a while. Did you know that we are getting roughly 13,000 new cases a day and it’s growing fast ?

Measure What Matters: Unlocking The Power Of Partner Ecosystems Demands Powerful Measurement

Forrester eCommerce

Today’s increasingly complex channel environment means once-reliable partner performance measurements such as revenue tiers, profit contribution, certifications, and customer satisfaction surveys fail to properly predict overall channel performance.

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Impact of Coronavirus on the eCommerce Industry – Positive or Negative?

Elsner

COVID-19. We all know this has been affecting the health of a number of people. It has already stirred the travel and tourism industry, sports industry, and many more. Is it bothering the eCommerce Industry too? Let’s see the highlights on the situation of the eCommerce industry.

Amazon Best Sellers – How To Pick Top Selling Products For FBA

My Wife Quit Her Job

This post will teach you how to research and find potential Amazon best sellers to sell online. But before we get into the details, you have to first understand what it takes to make the Amazon best sellers list. These days, selling on Amazon is much more difficult than it was in the past.

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Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

Welcome to Retail 4.0. This is the land of opportunity where retailers connect with shoppers and drive sales in a way like never before. With this eBook, you’ll learn about the advanced technologies that are available to create a seamless integrated omnichannel experience.

Small, But Mighty: Resources For Navigating Online Commerce In a World of Uncertainty

BigCommerce

It’s crazy how fast life can change. In a flash. In a second. With the snap of a finger. Not… COVID-19

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Strategy At The Precipice

Steve Dennis

At one time I kicked off my keynote speeches by saying that I had put together a short video that summed up how many executives are feeling about the state of retail today. Then I showed a clip from Poltergiest II that mostly features 15 seconds of a teenage girl screaming, “What’s happening?”

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296: 6 Ways To Become A Millionaire In The Next 5 Years With Steve Chou

My Wife Quit Her Job

If you are living paycheck to paycheck or saddled with debt, you probably think it’s impossible to become a millionaire unless you win the lottery or inherit a large sum of money. And it’s true.

Understanding the COVID-19 Effect on Online Shopping Behavior

BigCommerce

I don’t think it’s too soon to say that the COVID-19 global pandemic will likely be one of the defining… Ecommerce News

AWS Savings Plans: What They Are And Why You Should Care

Forrester eCommerce

Last November, Amazon Web Services launched AWS Savings Plans for EC2, Fargate, and Lambda. Unlike what the name may imply, Savings Plans doesn’t mean dollar accrual; rather, it’s a discount plan, where purchasing in bulk leads to cost savings.

Real-time Personalization Guidebook: 10 Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversions

Conversion rate remains the most important metric for measuring success. This guidebook reveals 10 tips to improve eCommerce conversion rates, and insight into how an AI-powered personalization platform can dramatically improve performance.

Weed on wheels: Medex lights up London with Adverttu on-car advertising

Retail Technology Review

Adverttu, the AdTech company, has launched its latest on-car advertising campaign with global pharmaceutical distributor, Medex and its ecommerce partner KAAM. For 8 weeks, Medex’s CBD 16mg patch product will adorn a fleet of Adverttu ad wrapped vehicles across Central and South West London. Internet Retailing

Weebly vs Shopify: What You Need to Know (Mar 2020)

Ecommerce Platforms

When it comes to building an amazing online store, the most important thing any business owner can invest in, is the right tools.

Merchants Online: Which Ecommerce Merchant Account Is Best?

BigCommerce

Online success is dependent on conversion — and what’s one key element to customers converting? Having the right ecommerce merchant… Payments

Getting Digital CX Right Amid The Pandemic

Forrester eCommerce

Emotion is the most important dimension of CX quality — even for digital. Our CX Index™ data proves it. That goes double given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read three ways to ensure you're delivering emotionally relevant CX during this difficult time.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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

Coronavirus - hospitality industry impact (Lolly)

Retail Technology Review

Here, Peter Moore CEO of Lolly, talks about the impact of the Coronavirus on day-to-day operations. Critical Issues EPoS Systems Internet Retailing

A Comprehensive Bestsellers reSort Review: Everything You Need to Know

Ecommerce Platforms

Are you a Shopify store owner, trying to organize and manage thousands of products? If so, you don't need us to tell you how much of your time this takes up. In light of that, you might be looking for a Shopify app or service to help you. This is where Bestsellers reSort comes into its own.

Sustainability in Ecommerce: 8 Ways Your Brand Can Support the Growing Call for Eco-Friendly Practices

BigCommerce

Arguably, since the Industrial Revolution, people have been focused on what a product can do to make their lives easier.… … Enterprise Ecommerce

Consumer Energy Drops On All Four Dimensions Amid COVID-19

Forrester eCommerce

To measure precisely what kind of emotional toll COVID-19 is taking on consumers — and how current consumer sentiment will influence imminent behavior — we applied Forrester’s Consumer Energy Index, our data-driven framework that captures how ready and willing consumers are to reach out to brands at this moment. Results reveal that consumer energy among […]. age of the customer B2C marketing chief marketing officer (CMO) consumer energy index customer experience data insights pandemic

Covid-19: The front door is now the front line, says ParcelHero

Retail Technology Review

ParcelHero has forecast a doubling of home deliveries in the event of a UK coronavirus epidemic, as shoppers seek to avoid crowded stores. But it says retailers and their courier partners must do more to ease concerns for both customers and drivers. Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

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Shopify vs Square: The Battle of the Ecommerce Platforms

Ecommerce Platforms

If, like us, you relish the thought of becoming your own boss, it's time to make that happen – and the easiest way to achieve this is through ecommerce. But, before you start selling online, you'll need to pick the right ecommerce platform to help you design and launch your online store.

The Impact of COVID-19 on E-Commerce GMV

ChannelAdvisor

As all of us strive to make sense of and adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of talk in the news of hoarding, empty shelves, and more generally, an imbalance between supply and demand that we normally don’t consider a possibility.

Tech Leadership Churn in Australian Banks – Correcting The False Promise Of Bi-Modal IT

Forrester eCommerce

In early March we held our 5th Annual Financial Services Summit 2020 in both Sydney and Melbourne, where I presented on how customer-obsessed CIOs are driving business success by: Accepting that the firm’s ultimate customer is also IT’s customer; Engaging across a wide, business-focused field while taking responsibility for revenue generating initiatives; and Leveraging design-thinking […]. age of the customer banking chief information officer (CIO) customer experience customer experience index (CX Index) digital transformation financial services Australia

42% of consumers fear brands’ censorship of online reviews is endangering free speech

Retail Technology Review

A study from Trustpilot, has revealed an alarming distrust among UK consumers when it comes to brands removing or censoring legitimate consumer reviews across the internet, with four-in-ten (42%) saying they are very concerned about their freedom of speech. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

How To Migrate From Magento 1 To Magento 2 With Cart2Cart

Ecommerce Platforms

Ever since they released Magento 2 in 2015, there has been a lot of hullabaloo over the issue of Magento Migration from 1 to 2. While some of the Magento 1 ecommerce merchants began upgrading to Magento 2 almost immediately, many chose otherwise.

Coronavirus Impact on Ecommerce: Is Your Store Safe?

SellBrite

Many marketing experts predict that e-commerce sales will only increase as COVID-19 infections soar, social distancing becomes standard practice, and more people choose—or are required—to stay home. However, sellers aren’t so optimistic.

Future Of Retail 2020: Retail B2C Marketers Manage Influencers, Marketing Partnerships, And DTC Acquisitions

Forrester eCommerce

To understand how Forrester’s predictions will unfold in the retail industry in 2020, my colleague Madeline Cyr and I interviewed experts within Forrester for our “Applying 2020 Predictions To Retail” series.

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75+ Evergreen Content Ideas to Boost Your Online Store’s Blog

A Better Lemonade Stand

It’s easy to run out of ideas for your blog when you have to come up with so many! This post has 75+ evergreen content ideas so you can get inspired. The post 75+ Evergreen Content Ideas to Boost Your Online Store’s Blog appeared first on A Better Lemonade Stand. Getting Traffic

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Amazon FBA Update: What To Do If You’re FBA Dependent

ChannelAdvisor

With the announcement by Amazon of temporary restrictions on products entering their fulfillment centers (also covered here in an earlier blog post), third party Amazon sellers that depend on FBA, and that have products not included in the allowed categories, are worried about the impact on their businesses. As a result, we created this resource to help. If you have your own warehouses and are able to handle the fulfillment capacity in-house, there is nothing preventing you from continuing to sell on Amazon. One big question is whether Amazon will open up Seller-Fulfilled Prime to more third party sellers. At present, Amazon states that they’re not accepting new registrations but it is possible to sign up on a waitlist. Regardless, given supply chain disruptions due to this unprecedented (in our era) event, the Prime designation may, for a short time anyhow, be less important. We will monitor any news on this and provide updates. For those of you dependent on Amazon FBA for much or all of your product fulfillment, you may wish to explore third parties that can help manage fulfillment for you. While the Seller Fulfilled Prime question applies here too, your initial goal is likely just to be able to ship orders. For that, ChannelAdvisor has developed a network of partners that may be able to help. Initially, we’re providing a list here so that you can follow up, if interested. As we work with partners to assess their ability to bring on new third party sellers, we will provide more detailed updates here. US. ShipBob. Fulfyld. Ruby Has. Please note that due to the severity of current events related to COVID-19, many businesses are operating outside of normal practice, as evidenced by Amazon’s decision to focus on critical products such as household staples and medical supplies. We admire the efforts being taken by Amazon and others to help mitigate the impact on society. We are here for our customers and will pass along any information that we have to help keep your businesses running. We will update this as we learn more. Thank you and stay safe. Brands Industry Trends Marketplaces amazon FBA FBA updates fulfillment fulfillment by amazon Industry news industry trends

Etsy Fees: Complete Guide for Sellers

SellBrite

Etsy, with its focus on handmade and vintage items, is a great place for independent artists and crafters to set up their own shops and sell their wares. And today, more than 2.1 million people sell their products on Etsy.

Decision Making During The COVID-19 Crisis Requires A Bias Toward People, Not Profit

Forrester eCommerce

The adage says that character is what you do when no one’s watching. But as the internet’s gargantuan reach brings radical transparency to the critical eyes of values-based empowered customers, what you do when everyone is watching is even more important.

Deconstructing the Difference between Amazon Fresh, Prime Pantry and Prime Now

Profitero

In 2019, Amazon generated over $280 billion in revenue worldwide and contributed an estimation of nearly 43% of eCommerce sales in the U.S. And as its growth shows no signs of slowing down, it is no secret that the company knows how to cater to the online consumer and adapt to their evolving needs.

Amazon Announces Restrictions on FBA Shipments

ChannelAdvisor

The effects of the COVID-19 virus, evolving CDC recommendations and other preventative measures continue to ripple across the economic landscape. .