Sat.Oct 26, 2019 - Fri.Nov 01, 2019

eCommerce Companies: Your Carbon Footprint Could Get Expensive Soon

Scalefast

Online shopping has transformed retail. Unfortunately, it’s also helping change the environment, and not for the better. Shipping products to individual consumers rather than to retailers is a carbon-heavy model of distribution.

10 scariest things that can happen in mobile checkout

GetElastic

Five years ago, we posted the 10 Scariest Things that Can Happen in Checkout in honor of the year’s most frightening holiday. We thought it was high time for an update, because nothing’s more terrifying in 2019 than mobile checkout abandonment.

Wix vs WordPress: Which Comes Out on Top?

Ecommerce Platforms

No doubt you’ve been browsing the web for a while, and on your journey through the digital universe, you'll have come across the names of two website builders: Wix and WordPress. If you're thinking about launching a website, these were likely the first two providers to pop into your head.

Predictions 2020: B2B Marketers Pivot From Products To Experiences

Forrester eCommerce

Learn why experience will be the gift that keeps on giving for B2B marketing and sales. age of the customer B2B marketing prediction promoted

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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.

A Look at the Link Between Brand Loyalty and Personalization

Sailthru

Every year, Bond Brand Loyalty studies brand loyalty, talking to tens of thousands of consumers and assessing hundreds of retailers’ loyalty programs.

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Why Performance Matters: Making Site Speed, Scalability and Reliability a Priority in 2020

BigCommerce

An alarming number of today’s ecommerce websites aren’t performing as well as they should be. They are either too slow… Executive's Corner

A Descriptive Guide To Selling Print-On-Demand Products In 2020

Ecommerce Platforms

Do you need to make some extra bucks selling merchandise using the POD technique? Well, print-on-demand is not a virtual reality concept but a dropshipping model that’s increasingly becoming commercially viable. .

How to Personalize for B2B? Focus on Buyer Roles.

Kibo

As B2B eCommerce surpasses the $1 trillion mark for annual sales, more and more companies are vying to win their share of the revenues. To stand out, companies must prove relevance to customers on a role-by-role basis throughout the purchase journey.

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Why Augmented Reality-Based In-Store Navigation Is A Smart Investment For Retailers

Retail TouchPoints

By Andrew Makarov, MobiDev Augmented reality (AR) technology has been a mainstay in the retail industry for a number of years, generally used to allow customers to virtually try a product before purchasing.

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.

Will Counterfeit Product Concerns Doom The Resale Market?

Retail TouchPoints

While resale is clearly thriving, with the market expected to generate $51 billion in revenue by 2023 , its growth could slow if consumer concerns about product authenticity mushroom.

Why B2C Marketers Need to Own All Customer Data

Zaius

Does this sound familiar? Your B2C brand has a big sale coming up to move excess women’s shoe inventory and make room for next season’s styles. You want to send out a compelling sale offer to drive traffic to your site and convince people to buy high heels. Seems simple? Not quite.

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Predictions 2020: IoT Expansion Brings Even More Change

Forrester eCommerce

Business use of the internet of things continues to expand. Read Forrester's predictions on what to expect from the IoT market in 2020. age of the customer internet of things (IoT) IOT platforms IoT security prediction promoted

279: Ezra Firestone On Overcoming Adversity And How To Stay Sane Running Your Business

My Wife Quit Her Job

Today, I’m thrilled to have my buddy Ezra Firestone back on the show. Ezra runs a number of 7 and 8 figure e-commerce stores, a Shopify SaaS company called Zipify and an e-commerce education company over at SmartMarketer.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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

Four Must-Have Features For A POS Mobile Device Management Solution

Retail TouchPoints

By Anson Shiong, Sand Studio From mall kiosks and food trucks to comic cons and trade shows, mobile point-of-sale (POS) systems offer an affordable and easy way for both large enterprises and SMBs to accept payment cards on the go.

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Deconstructing The “Magic” of Data Science in Marketing

Zaius

Last summer, the Zaius team took stock of the state of our data science discipline, its future, and along what principles we wanted to grow. Ultimately, we intended to develop a data science operating charter, answering these key questions: What makes us believe in our data science discipline? Why should our clients trust our data science? How do we prioritize client value and outcomes? What is the right approach to measuring accuracy and tracking outcomes?

Mobile Commerce Is Growing As Inhibitions Go Down

Forrester eCommerce

Mobile’s share in the US online retail and travel commerce will increase from 36% in 2018 to 45% in 2024, as per our recently published forecast Forrester Analytics: Mobile And Tablet Commerce Forecast, 2019 To 2024(US).

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Is AliExpress Safe And How To Avoid Getting Scammed

My Wife Quit Her Job

AliExpress has a bad reputation for carrying cheap, worthless junk. So a common question I get asked is whether buying from AliExpress is worth it and is AliExpress safe? If you buy from AliExpress, will you get scammed with poor quality merchandise and lose your money?

The White Label World Expo UK

Retail Technology Review

The White Label World Expo is the leading online retail sourcing show, making it the perfect destination for manufacturers to showcase their products to a rapidly growing market. Based in four countries over three continents, it truly is a global event reaching a truly global audience. Exhibitions and Events Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

How Google’s Bert Update Will Affect Content Marketing

Kissmetrics

Google announced that it has been rolling out a new update called Bert. I know what you are thinking… does this update really matter? Should I even spend time learning about it? Well, Bert will affect 1 in 10 search queries.

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Predictions 2020: Distributed Ledger Technology Moves Beyond Proof Of Concept

Forrester eCommerce

In 2020 users of blockchain and distributed ledger technology will focus on operational matters, deployment flexibility and, interconnectivity. Read our 2020 predictions to learn more.

What generates more ecommerce leads? A popup or live chat

GetElastic

How can I increase the visibility of my products for website visitors? What should I do to motivate people to interact with my web page? What tools can help me convert more website visitors into customers?

UK consumers continue to abandon purchases due to a lack of convenient delivery options

Retail Technology Review

According to new consumer research from Global Freight Solutions (GFS) and IMRG (the UK’s association for online retailers), 45% of consumers are still more likely to abandon their purchase due to a lack of convenient delivery options, not a lack of free options. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

TouchBistro POS Reviews for 2019

Ecommerce Platforms

If you’ve been following our blog keenly, then you’ve probably noticed that we’re not the type of guys who’d miss out on the trending POS systems. Yes, that’s right. TouchBistro is certainly one of them, at least going by the numerous TouchBistro reviews posted all over the web.

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The Impact Of Chatbots On Your Seasonal Workforce

Forrester eCommerce

Can chatbots help meet your holiday hiring needs — and should they? Forrester Principal Analyst Ian Jacobs explains in this video. age of the customer holiday

What does Brexit mean for ecommerce?

GetElastic

Let’s start with a short definition: Brexit is the process of removing the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), following a popular referendum in June 2016.

New Research finds the Salesforce economy will create more than $1 trillion in new business revenues and 4.2 million jobs between 2019 and 2024

Retail Technology Review

Salesforce, the CRM solutions provider, has announced new research from IDC that finds Salesforce and its ecosystem of partners will create 4.2 million new jobs and $1.2 trillion in new business revenues worldwide between 2019 and 2024. The research also finds Salesforce is driving massive gains for its partner ecosystem, which will see $5.80 in gains for every $1 Salesforce makes by 2024. Critical Issues Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

Looka Review 2019 (Formerly LogoJoy)

Ecommerce Platforms

It’s no secret that machines have been ruling the world of production for quite some time now. But, admittedly, we never thought they’d start taking over even the field of design this early. All in all, welcome to the era of AI design!

Use Search To Convert In-Market Customers This Holiday Season

Forrester eCommerce

This blog post is part of Forrester’s Holiday 2019 retail series. Search marketing – both paid search ads and search engine optimization (SEO) – are tried and true performance marketing tactics to convert customers.

How to prepare for the expansion of voice commerce

GetElastic

Customers have been accustomed to modes of communication with businesses that often require a lot of manual effort: filling a contact us form, dialing a toll free customer service number and then waiting for a customer service rep, etc.

The White Label World Expo UK

Retail Technology Review

The White Label World Expo is the leading online retail sourcing show, making it the perfect destination for manufacturers to showcase their products to a rapidly growing market. Based in four countries over three continents, it truly is a global event reaching a truly global audience. Exhibitions and Events Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Managed WordPress Hosting Providers for 2020

Ecommerce Platforms

While general WordPress sites should be fine with typical WordPress hosting solutions , the bare minimum for online stores is managed WordPress hosting. But, here’s the thing about it. Compared to other types of services, managed WordPress hosting doesn’t come cheap at all.