2017

Seriously, Stop Trying to Beat Amazon at Ecommerce

Zaius

This article originally appeared in Website Magazine. It’s just not worth it to try to beat Amazon in the world of ecommerce. . Amazon has all the money — the company generated $136.0 billion in revenue in 2016 , up 27.1% from last year.

Need Ecommerce Business Ideas? 27 Experts Give You Their Best Bet

BigCommerce

Thinking about launching an ecommerce business, but don’t know where to start? Well, an ecommerce business idea would be helpful. Of course, that’s just for starters.

Can You Hear Me Now? Voice Search Powers A New Generation Of Retail Sales

Retail TouchPoints

By Hailee Sosnowski, BKV According to Google, mobile Internet queries have surpassed desktop search. You almost definitely already knew that because it actually happened in 2015. But now something different is taking shape.

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6 Awesome Omni Channel Strategies That You Can Use For Your Store

Ecommerce Platforms

Have you encountered a chance to move into the world of omnichannel selling? Chances are you have. Even if it doesn't seem like it. A physical retail hardware store selling a handful of items online reflects that of an omnichannel experience.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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

Omnichannel Retail: In-Store Experiences

Zmags

When planning omnichannel strategy, it can be easy to think only within the confines of devices – desktop, mobile, tablet. But true omnichannel goes beyond devices, into brick-and-mortar stores.

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175: How To Create Viral Facebook Pages To Drive Ecommerce Sales With Rachel Miller

My Wife Quit Her Job

Today I have my friend Rachel Miller on the show. Several months ago, Rachel spoke at my conference, The Sellers Summit, and she knocked it out of the park. Rachel runs a popular training class called Moolah where she teaches others how to build humongous Facebook followings with rabid fans.

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Is Your Amazon Reputation Killing Your Sales?

SellBrite

When you buy something in a store, what you see is what you get. You can inspect the item for yourself, make sure it works, and have a chat with the salesperson before you make your purchase. You know exactly what you’re going to walk out of the store with.

Why Unscalable Marketing Activities are Best for B2B Companies

Kissmetrics

Most blog posts talk about going viral. They talk about network effects and refer-a-friend tactics. They talk about switching your orange button to a green one. They talk about sending out automated, cold emails. Well, guess what? None of that works in B2B. Not at a high level.

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5 Tips for Designing a High Converting Website Pop Up (Plus 4 Bonus Conversion Tactics)

Traffic and Sales

It’s no secret, website pop ups have changed the way online businesses engage, interact, and convert their visitors. Whether you like them or not, they are incredibly effective, especially when used right. Still, many marketers are missing the boat when using pop ups on their website.

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Enhanced Ecommerce via Tag Manager Implementation Guide

Canonicalized

As you might know, Enhanced eCommerce requires a special kind of implementation. It goes way beyond your basic transaction tracking, and it would take a lot longer to implement, but the depth of the data would be definitely worth it. Start off right First and foremost, you have to enable Enhanced Ecommerce reporting for your […]. The post Enhanced Ecommerce via Tag Manager Implementation Guide appeared first on Canonicalized. Analytics Tag Manager

Should Ecommerce Brands Require an Email to Start Shopping?

Zaius

When you visit Zulily’s site for the first time, you’ll see this pop up immediately on your screen: The incredibly successful ecommerce brand doesn’t let just anyone shop on their site — it’s a members-only experience.

Mobile Commerce Accounts for More Than 31% of Total Sales [2017 Data]

BigCommerce

Earlier in 2017, Brandon Chatham from NatoMounts told me he was seeing 80% of his site traffic coming in from mobile. Then, he said he was converting more than 5% of them. With industry average conversion rates on desktop sitting at 2% –– that’s not just a good mobile conversion rate.

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Should Struggling Retailers Gift Execs With Massive Holiday Bonuses?

Retail TouchPoints

Last week, Toys ‘R’ Us won U.S. bankruptcy court approval to pay its top 17 executives $14 million in incentive bonuses. Judge Keith Phillips of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond, Va., signed off on the bonuses following lengthy arguments from attorney Lynn Kohen on behalf of the U.S.

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Ethical Ecommerce: On The Menu- Ethical Sustainable Disposables, Please!

Ecommerce Platforms

How do you feel about wasting free lunches, dinners, breakfasts, snacks, beverages, and packed or wrapped delivered fast foods? What about buying something that doesn’t trash the world around you while still offering fast, disposable materials? Can you forget “conventional” plastic?

{Best Practices} 3 Keys To A Robust Customer Experience

Zmags

Forbes Magazine recently reported that 58% of companies that are much more profitable than their competitors report that the CEO is in charge of customer experience management.

Reviewing Amazon’s customer experience for their Treasure Truck offer of the day.

Bryan Eisenberg

A look at the mobile experience, landing page, call to action, etc. for the #NES release offer. BTW this is what the Treasure Truck looked like when you arrived: What other brands would you like to see execute a fun truck experience like this one?

How Much It Costs To Start An Online Store And Should I Dropship Or Carry Inventory

My Wife Quit Her Job

If your goal is to start the next Facebook or the next Google, you’ll need a large amount of upfront cash to jumpstart your business. If you want to start the next Amazon.com, you’ll need to invest a significant amount of money to hire engineers and web developers.

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Good vs. Bad Signups

Rishi Rawat

Getting an email signup of a potential buyer is important. But getting a signup irrespective of whether the potential customer is interested or not isn’t important.

Win With Weird – 22 Unique Products That Will Help You Break Through The Clutter

Store Growers

There aren’t any secret marketing channels which your competitors know nothing about. Same for growth hacks. Most ecommerce businesses rely on the same channels to get trafficand heck, almost everybody is trying to make them work in the exact same way.

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Amazon kicks off a product content space race

Forrester eCommerce

The Whole Foods acquisition by Amazon weeks ago was only the latest milepost in the latter's inexorable march to the top of retail. The company sold $136 billion worth of products in 2016 - more than any other online retailer (and just over a third of what Wal-Mart did).

Log File Analysis for SEO – Working with data visually

Canonicalized

Everyone has to know a bit about SEO. But so few of us make decisions based on reliable information. With the Log Analysis article, we are taking the first step in helping people realize the value of this kind of information. By reading this article, you are enrolling on the right path. The post Log File Analysis for SEO – Working with data visually appeared first on Canonicalized. SEO Analysis

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How to Warm Up Your IP and Increase Email Deliverability

Zaius

What exactly is IP warming? It’s the careful and deliberate process of building your email reputation from the ground up.

15 Ecommerce Trust Drivers You Can Setup Right Now to Make People Buy

BigCommerce

Just launching a business won’t make people buy. Forget about the dreams of customers lining up and sitting with their wallets in hand waiting for you to launch, and crashing your server with traffic.

Creating A Frictionless Shopping Experience With Technology And Data

Retail TouchPoints

By Susan Wall, Oracle + Bronto Consumers today want it all when they shop. Like an intrepid explorer, they want to be masters of their destiny, to plot their own journey. But they also expect a helping hand guiding them along the sales path.

11 Best Open Source Ecommerce Platforms for 2017

Ecommerce Platforms

If you're looking for a cheap or free open source ecommerce platform, you've come to the right place. Well, technically, you could choose just about any ecommerce framework, since the majority of them are rather inexpensive as it is.

Retail Content Marketing Tools: By The Numbers

Zmags

It’s a known fact that rich content is a digital marketer’s greatest asset; and this goes doubly for the retail marketer. Retail customers need to be engaged and inspired while they shop. It is not enough to display products on a static page.

What should you be known for?

Bryan Eisenberg

My friend Mark Schaefer is releasing a new book on February 13th. I decided that because I love the book so much that I would giveaway a few copies on February 14th. See how you can enter below. So you want to be Known! The post What should you be known for?

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153: How To Use Amazon Exclusives To Launch A Successful Product With Chris Boerner

My Wife Quit Her Job

Today I’ve have someone really special on the show, Chris Boerner. Now I met Chris at the Ecommerce Fuel conference in Savannah Georgia a month ago and I’m really glad that we met.

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How to Acquire Customers with Facebook’s New Messenger Ads

Kissmetrics

Facebook recently released Facebook Messenger app ads to the general public. Aaaaaannnnnddddd digital advertising just got even more creepy than ever imagined. Thanks, Zuck. You can now directly message potential prospects via Facebook Messenger right in their inboxes.

How To Set Up Google Shopping Campaigns That Print Money

Store Growers

You know how robots will take over all the jobs? Google Shopping is doing that for search ads. Instead of spending time on keyword research and crafting clever ads, Google Shopping does it all for you.

Redundancy

Rishi Rawat

On the top half of snapcorrect.com home there are 2 prominent links: Clicking either one takes you to the same result page ( [link] ). But isn’t that a bad idea, you ask? Isn’t homepage real estate prime? Why repeat the same message but word it differently?

Digital Store Technologies Take the Stage For Both Customer and Associate Experience

Forrester eCommerce

Digital retail theater is becoming reality for consumers as retailers rush to find ways of attracting and retaining store customers. What is digital retail theater?

Find the Perfect Black Friday Email Flow

Zaius

If you’re like most B2C marketers, you’re probably already planning out the perfect email marketing strategy for Black Friday. It has to be fun, engaging, surprising, and — most of all — effective at driving new and repeat purchases.