2018

The Ultimate Instagram Marketing Guide for Ecommerce Stores

BigCommerce

On 9 April 2012, the lives of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger were about to change forever. That day is… Branding Strategies

Word Of Mouth Is Less Important For Top-Line Growth Than You Think

Forrester's Customer Insights

Many companies ask their customers “How likely are you to recommend us to a friend?” However, for most brands, advocacy — positive word of mouth — isn’t the key to revenue growth. Retention and enrichment matter much more. Retention is when current customers continue to buy your products and services. Enrichment is when current customers […

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Long B2C Sales Cycle? Use Content to Power Marketing

Zaius

Think about the last time you bought a toothbrush. How long did it take you to decide which toothbrush to buy? Did you research the best toothbrush, read reviews, ask friends and family for their opinion, try the product in-store, and then finally look for the best deal online? Probably not. You likely just picked up a new toothbrush when you were standing in line at the store. Now think about the when you last bought a new TV. The decision-making process was likely quite different.

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Retired Women: Retail’s Savior?

Retail TouchPoints

By Erica Baird and Karen E. Wagner, Lustre There were more than 2,000 store closings in 2017. And there were more retail bankruptcies than in any year since the 1930s. Economists, sociologists and the media bemoan the economic and social havoc wreaked by retail’s decline. But retail stores are part of the character of the streets we walk every day. Online shopping, with no live people and nothing to touch, just isn’t the same experience.

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.

The Dangers Of Selling On Amazon And Horror Stories From Real Amazon Sellers

My Wife Quit Her Job

Right now, selling on Amazon is almost too easy. All you have to do is find a product with good margins/demand, list it on Amazon, and it will eventually sell because Amazon’s audience and reach is so vast. When my wife and I first started selling on Amazon several years ago, we sold over 60 units in a matter of 8 days with just 3 products listed online with no reviews. Amazon is seriously that powerful.

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Amazon Headline Search Ads Take Two Major Steps Forward

ROI Revolution

Amazon has become an essential platform for brands and retailers to advertise their product lines. In 2017, it’s estimated that Amazon advertising revenue eclipsed $1.65 billion dollars in the US alone , a roughly 50% YOY growth. That number is expected to double to more than $3.2 billion by 2019. One of the core ad formats for Amazon is Headline Search Ads. Up to this point, these pared-down ads appeared only at the top of search results pages.

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The 7 Biggest SEO Lessons I Learned from a Google Employee

Kissmetrics

In the past, I broke down the most vital SEO strategy I learned , which came from a Google employee. This time, I thought I would do something similar and share the 7 biggest SEO lessons that I learned from a Google employee. Some of these things you may already know, but most you probably aren’t too familiar with. And of course, I am not telling you anything that would jeopardize my relationship with or the career of the Google employee.

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Leveling The Retail Analytics Playing Field

Retail TouchPoints

By Anna Arwidi, Axis Data is increasingly at the heart of every business. The ability to collect, analyze and derive actionable insights from multiple sources of data in real time can be the difference between winning a customer or seeing them captured by the competition. And retail is no exception. Brick-and-mortar retailers have, in the past, failed to keep pace with their e-Commerce rivals in the capture and use of data to optimize the customer experience.

Which Super Bowl LII Ads Scored Touchdowns?

Retail TouchPoints

When retailers and brands advertise during the Super Bowl, they need to hit the mark. With NBC charging more than $5 million for a 30-second spot, businesses can’t afford to bungle an opportunity to reach a massive audience — a good portion of which watch the game at least as much for the commercials as the on-field action. The RTP team discusses which Super Bowl advertisements were the most effective, which they enjoyed the most and what retail brands can learn from these examples.

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Retain Valuable Customers with Loyalty

Learn how to effectively retain your most valuable and profitable customers. Download Annex Cloud's 2020 Customer Retention white paper.

Good Things Come In Small Packages: Why Micro Influencers Are Better For Your Brand

Retail TouchPoints

By Derek Bryce, NUVI Social media has been one of the biggest catalysts in the marketplace, and among sales teams. The rise of social has given way to an entirely new array of marketing tools, strategies and practices. Consequently, traditional advertising isn’t nearly as effective as it once was, especially for lead generation.

How You Can Build A Powerful Influencer Marketing Strategy in 2018

BigCommerce

In the words of marketing guru Seth Godin, “People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories, and… Ecommerce Marketing influencer marketing

Digitally Reinventing The Retail Store With Mobile

Retail TouchPoints

By Rodney Bryant, ?Apple Apple + IBM Partner ship The recent bankruptcies and shuttering of apparel brands such as The Limited, American Apparel and Aéropostale, combined with declining sales at some brick-and-mortar stores, point to the demise of the physical store. Yet this past summer Walmart — the largest brick-and-mortar retailer in the world — announced its acquisition of Bonobos, indicating it may not be all “doom and gloom” for retail stores.

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How Email Personalization Increases Revenue-Per-Send by 52X

Zaius

Marketing personalization isn’t as simple as it used to be. Today, personalizing an email is a lot more than just saying “Hi, [YOUR NAME]” at the start of the message. Your buyers likely expect that, and you have to step up your game to the next level. Deep personalization in ecommerce relies on a combination of dynamic segmentation , smart product recommendations , triggers based on customer behavior, and much more.

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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.

Why Weird Ecommerce Ads Kill It on Facebook

Zaius

You may have noticed something strange happening on Facebook lately. And I’m not talking about your high school classmate’s obsession with their cat.). It’s the ads. The weird ones. Facebook is suddenly full of sponsored ad campaigns for ecommerce brands that are, to put it mildly, a bit odd. These aren’t your standard promotions offering 20% off the newest product line, featuring a gorgeous model and perfect styling. Instead, these ads are getting seriously creative.

How To Start An Online Store Or Boutique & The Best Shopping Cart To Use On A Budget

My Wife Quit Her Job

If you are currently selling on Ebay, Etsy or Amazon and you want to start your own ecommerce store, you are probably overwhelmed by the vast number of options at your disposal. Should I pay for an all in one shopping cart solution? Which cart is the best? Should I run my store on WordPress with an ecommerce plugin? Which plugin is the best? Should I use a free open source cart and host my own website? Which free solution is the best?

Affiliate Marketing for Ecommerce: 10 Ways to Boost Your Sales

Ecommerce Platforms

For ecommerce business owners, it’s hard to ignore the power of affiliate marketing. By 2020, U.S. affiliate marketing spending is expected to rise to $6.8 billion. By leveraging the power of influencers, knowing which products to promote, and creating ad campaigns to support your affiliate’s work, you’ll see a significant growth in sales. Join the 81 percent of brands utilizing affiliate marketing and implement these 10 tips to increase revenue. Partner with a Reliable Affiliate Marketing Tool.

B2C Ad Copy Examples That Convert

Zaius

Writing ad copy is hard. Writing ad copy that’s creative is harder. Writing ad copy that’s creative and converts? That’s an entirely different challenge to tackle. With B2C ad copy, you don’t have 1,000 words to explain your reasoning in a carefully researched blog post Nor do you have 30 seconds, a towering budget, and actors to convey your brand’s key selling point. What you’re left with are a few words, a couple of visuals, and if you have the budget, a brief video to make your copy pop.

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The Retailer’s Playbook for Customer Acquisition

This playbook outlines the four phases of program development and illustrates each point with real-world case studies from retailers that have found success.

Is YouTube Worth It? 7.6 Million Views Later, Here’s What I Learned

Kissmetrics

Everyone’s saying it… video is the future of content marketing! But is it really? Similar to you, I noticed that trend over a year ago, and I decided to listen to everyone who told me to focus on videos instead of just text-based content. I even wrote a blog post about how I was shifting my content marketing budgets over to podcasting and videos. But, as you know, opinions don’t really matter in marketing. If the data shows something is working you should do more of it.

Live and Die by Your Repeat Purchase Rate

Zaius

You might’ve read the title to this post and thought, “Wow guys, don’t you think a statement like this is a bit much?”. Ok, we’re perhaps being a tad overdramatic (not to mention giving Liam Neeson ideas for the title of his next action flick). But the fact is, repeat purchase rate is incredibly important to your ecommerce business. From more loyal customers to higher average order values , there’s a reason we talk about this subject so frequently.

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4 Ways to Encourage a Repeat Purchase in Ecommerce

Zaius

Acquiring a new customer is not cheap. You can spend months nurturing potential buyers through the different funnel stages; engaging with them in a personalized and relevant way across channels and devices; sending them discounts to encourage a purchase; and serving up content to make your brand seem fantastic. Then, finally, you get a new customer over the finish line to buy your product or service. Phew, you think, that time and marketing budget we used paid off! But did it?

Coupon or No Coupon: What Should Your Ecommerce Discount Strategy Be?

Zaius

We’ve all had that moment of jubilation when a coupon code magically appears while we’re browsing items on an ecommerce site. Often, all it takes is an impromptu pop-up to convince us to move from passive browsers to active buyers. . That feeling of glee only increases when a discount code we’ve dug up on the internet actually works at checkout. How many times have we held our breath, just hoping it wasn’t one of the numerous fake codes floating around on popular third-party couponing sites? .

Going Beyond Account-Based Marketing: Why ABM-i is the Wave of the Future

Evolve beyond account-based marketing and create a hyper-personalized approach that considers stakeholders as individuals. Learn 8 strategies to use data and technology to create scalable yet personalized ABM programs.

Why You Should Care About National Manufacturing Day

BigCommerce

I grew up in Beaumont, Texas –– a small town near Houston on I-10. The location had nothing to do with… Ecommerce News

Retailer Finds Savings in Carrier Costs

Retail TouchPoints

| Big Lots Enhances Transportation Network through Partnership with Chainalytics | With over 1400 stores in 47 states, Big Lots is one of America’s largest discount retailers of brand name foods, home furnishings and accessories, furniture, seasonal merchandise, toys, electronics, gifts, and 100s of everyday items. Maintaining their mission of “Surprises in every aisle, every … The post Retailer Finds Savings in Carrier Costs appeared first on Chainalytics.

A Customer’s Second Purchase Is More Important Than Their First

Zaius

Few things are as satisfying to a marketer as a new customer making their first purchase—it’s basically the marketing equivalent of winning an Oscar. But what happens if that customer buys once, and only once? If you’re not careful, a first purchase could be a one-time purchase. And with it, your chances of getting buyers to return and make a repeat purchase go out the window, leaving you with a non-existent customer loyalty strategy.

Want Fewer Returns? Try a Longer Return Window

Zaius

The holidays are over (thankfully), and your ecommerce business is back to normal. Or, almost. It’s now returns season, and that can be almost as difficult for B2C businesses as the holidays themselves. Customers are trying to return gifts that are the wrong size, broken, unwanted, or otherwise flawed in some way. It’s tough for your customer service team to sort through it all and still make sure you end up with happy customers at the end of the day.

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7 Data-Driven Lead Generation Strategies That Drive Growth

Delivering sales-ready leads is a constant challenge for B2B marketers. Check out these 7 strategies to find and target high-value prospects who are ready to buy, and motivate them to act.