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The Best Free WordPress Ecommerce Plugins (Apr 2020)

Ecommerce Platforms

Seeing as how the market is so large, we wanted to find out which free WordPress ecommerce plugins stand out. The conclusion is in: We believe WooCommerce serves as the best free WordPress ecommerce plugin.

March high street retail sales figures look bleak as online sales get a boost

Retail Technology Review

Shoppers may never return to the high street after lockdown, warns the home delivery firm ParcelHero, as March ONS retail sales results show e-commerce sales rose 12.5% YOY in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic. Retail Supply Chain Internet Retailing Critical Issues

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Remote Sales Tips for Home Furnishing Retailers During COVID-19


Virtual consultations and appointments; promoting virtual sales; and leveraging chat, text and social media are all ways home furnishing retailers are connecting with shoppers during COVID-19. Many have had to learn new ways to do business and create remote sales to keep their business operating. .

Managing Mental Health And Burnout Is A Priority, Not A Nice-To-Have

Forrester eCommerce

The topic of CISO burnout has been something I’ve wanted to write about for a while. It is something I speak about to CISOs around the world regularly. Even before COVID-19, CISOs had a stressful job.

3 Signs You Need A Self-Service Consumer Insights Solution

Understanding consumers can be a complex task. Consumer research can be a lengthy process–whether it’s manual research or configuring and training first generation AI machines on what to look for in consumer feedback.

16 Workflow Automation Ideas for Ecommerce Businesses


The ecommerce industry is booming. According to Statista, it was worth $3.535 billion at the end of 2019. That’s after year-on-year… General Ecommerce Tips

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Custom Channels Open the Door to Endless Integration Opportunities


Customer data is at the center of a successful Marketing strategy in the Customer Era. But, of course, the recipe for success is not that simple: The data, across all the platforms Marketers use, needs to exist in one place and be actionable for creating relevance for customers.

Forrester Expects A $2.1 Trillion Loss In Retail Sales Globally In 2020

Forrester eCommerce

With the ever-changing economic landscape, Forrester’s Forecastview team developed a scenario model to understand the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the retail industry.


Why You Need to Offer Sustainable Packaging — and How to Do It Right


Eco-friendly initiatives used to be quite novel in the business world. Several years ago, going green was something that only… Shipping & Fulfillment

Gorgias Review – How To Cut Customer Service Costs By 30%

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This post will provide you with a comprehensive Gorgias review and detailed examples of how Gorgias has reduced my customer service costs by over 30% for my ecommerce store. When it comes to running a successful online business, word of mouth is crucial.

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.

Best Email Marketing for Shopify 2020 – Top 10 Apps Reviewed and Compared

Ecommerce Platforms

Are you looking for the best email marketing service for your Shopify store? Or perhaps, you’re looking to take your email marketing to the next level and use automations to get more sales in your online store? Whatever the case might be, you’re in the right place.

Publicis Groupe’s Money Back Performance Guarantee Shifts The Agency/ Brand Economic Model From Paying For People To Paying For Performance

Forrester eCommerce

Publicis Groupe announced today the creation of “The Pact, Powered by Epsilon,” a new digital media planning and buying service that offers “money-back performance commitments” that guarantee the business outcomes from digital marketing campaigns.

SEO Checklist: How to Conduct an Advanced Ecommerce SEO Site Audit in 40 Minutes or Less


Being fired by one of my first clients taught me one of my hardest lessons: the importance of being able… Ecommerce News

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3 Simple Steps to Get Your First 10,000 Visitors from Google


Today’s going to be fun. I’m going to make a bet with you that if you follow the 3 steps below, and you really follow them, you can get 10,000 visitors from Google. I promise it won’t be hard, but it will take time.

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.

The 10 Most Common Challenges Faced by eCommerce Businesses

eCommerce Training Academy

I’ve been involved in eCommerce since 2001 and I can truly say, A LOT has changed. Back in the day, you can sell just about anything and make crazy money. Competition was minimal, technology wasn’t as affordable as it is now and access to product was limited.

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Commerce Tech “Inspired Individuals” Band Together To Save Small Businesses

Forrester eCommerce

Commerce vendors are busy consulting to their clients to keep retail — online and offline — moving as best possible during the pandemic.

Podia vs Teachable (Apr 2020): Two Online Course Platforms Go Head to Head

Ecommerce Platforms

There are plenty of SaaS providers that furnish you with the tools you need for creating, marketing, and selling online courses. Two such services include Podia and Teachable. In light of that, we’re taking an in-depth look at both providers in this Podia vs Teachable review.

Mike Tyson, Covid-19 And Getting Back On Your Board

Steve Dennis

Famed business strategist Mike Tyson once said “everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” ” Whether the epic health and economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus is a true Black Swan event is debatable, but it’s clear no business was truly ready for it.

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Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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

How to Transform Your Welcome Series into a Profit Powerhouse


Welcome emails are par for course in ecommerce today. Customers expect to get them, and brands continue to send them. With open rates at over 52%, it’s easy to see why the welcome email series is so widely-used by ecommerce merchants.

COVID-19 Europe Outlook: Brands Must Adapt To Consumers’ New Focus On Values

Forrester eCommerce

Udemy Pricing: How Does Udemy Pricing Work?

Ecommerce Platforms

Come 2025, the global e-learning market is predicted to reach a whopping $325 billion! This staggering figure is unsurprising when you consider our newfound commitment to self and professional development.

How to calculate average inventory?


What is average inventory? Average inventory refers to the average quantity of stock available in a specified period of time. The purpose of the average inventory formula is to calculate the value of the inventory within that period of time.

How to Choose The Best Etsy Shop Name (and 10 Inspiring Examples)


Business naming is big business. In fact, there are entire companies whose sole product is helping entrepreneurs identify the perfect name for their venture. Naming a business is not only difficult because of the endless possibilities available.

Lenders: Speed Up Access To Small Business Loans

Forrester eCommerce

Small businesses globally are experiencing a serious credit crunch from COVID-19 lockdowns.

MARQ Logistics Software Review: Reduce Product Returns by 95%

Ecommerce Platforms

MARQ is an AI-based logistics software that helps businesses share their operational processes with their customers. It helps you set up high-definition video recordings that show your customers that you packaged their orders carefully and adequately.

COVID-19: With May almost upon us, how are things looking?


In the third of our fortnighly updates on the impact of COVID-19, we take a look at a few of the standout sectors and businesses, up to 26 th April. Managing through Coronavirus

Using an Innovation Litmus Test to Find a Great eCommerce Digital Marketing Agency

Inflow Insights

Before I became the Director of Marketing at Inflow , I worked at various consumer packaged goods companies that utilized eCommerce as one of their go-to-marketing channels. A classically trained brand marketer, I was able to learn more about digital activations as a part of promoting this channel.

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All CISOs Must Be Transformational CISOs Now

Forrester eCommerce

In January of 2020, we launched our inaugural “Future of the CISO” report, which identified the “Six Types of CISOs” we discovered through our research. At its release, we received copious amounts of feedback – some we had considered, and some we hadn’t.

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Must-have Ecommerce (And Life) Resources for Navigating the COVID Pandemic

Ecommerce Platforms

Your organization has been confronted with adversity before, but nothing like the COVID-19 epidemic. Some industries are completely shut down, while others are forced to find new ways to serve customers.

Google Analytics eCommerce Reports: Improve CVR


Google Analytics offers an incredible amount of insight into your website’s visitor activity. Being a free tool, it’s not as robust or in-depth as some of the paid tools like Omniture or WebTrends.

6 Ways Brands Can Turn Their Mobile Messages Into Triggered Messages


Triggered messages generate more than 75% of email ROI and why wouldn’t they? Direct responses to specific consumer behaviors such as adding an item to an online shopping cart or making a purchase, these messages are inherently personalized.