2019

The Cost Of Losing Creativity

Forrester's Customer Insights

Agencies’ creative perspective, the very currency of the business, is at risk and can only be realized by shifting billions from tech to fund creative differentiation. The value of agency creativity is at risk of disappearing.” The marketing industry is woefully out of balance, from agency/client relationships to new business requirements and compensation. The […]. advertising agencies chief marketing officer (CMO) digital agencies marketing & strategy promoted

6 Ways to Avoid and Improve Email List Fatigue

Zaius

Email list fatigue is almost inevitable, even if you’re an email marketing magician. Even if you’re sending captivating emails with loads of creative, well-researched content and great graphics, you may reach a point where some customers feel overwhelmed and stop engaging with your messages. Do you know the signs? The first step towards avoiding email list fatigue is to know when it is happening so you can take action. To do that, you need to keep a close eye on your email engagement metrics.

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Ecommerce UX: What It Takes to Create the Best User Experience for Your Online Store

BigCommerce

Ecommerce trends continue changing in a breeze. Some trends may only be passing fads, while others may act as a… Ecommerce Marketing

How Suppliers Can Use AI To Immunize Against The Retail Apocalypse

Retail TouchPoints

By Pijush Gupta, HighRadius More than 3,800 stores are expected to shutter their brick-and-mortar retail operations this year, most notably and recently the bankruptcies of Toys ‘R’ Us and Sears Holdings. But it’s not only stockholders and employees that are feeling the fallout.

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Do You Have an Immediate Need for Skilled Offshore Staffing?

Using talent from overseas is creating new challenges for managers. Here’s a closer look at common offshoring complications for HR managers and best practices for overcoming them. Download this comprehensive guide, "Overcoming Human Resource Management Challenges in Offshoring Teams," to learn more!

Marketing Is All About Moments: Don’t Wait For Them; Create Them

Forrester's Customer Insights

(Dave Novitzky contributed to this blog.) Marketers’ attempts to profile, segment, and model customers implies that consumers are static and can be fully defined, but they are anything but. Consumers are in constant motion, evolving their brand affinities, lifestyle choices, technology usage, and emotional responses to the world around them. Yet most firms rely heavily […]. age of the customer

Understanding the API Economy and Its Role in Ecommerce

BigCommerce

The ecommerce industry has transformed over the last two decades as digital advancements have changed how people behave, including how… Ecommerce Technology

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Cohort Analysis: How to Study Cohorts for Actionable Insights

Canonicalized

Why are cohorts useful from a business perspective? How to perform a cohort analysis in a meaningful way? What types of data visualization work well? How to gain cutting-edge insights from studying user behavior? The post Cohort Analysis: How to Study Cohorts for Actionable Insights appeared first on Canonicalized. Analytics Data Visualization

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How to Create Your Own Shopify Store in Less than 15 Minutes

Ecommerce Platforms

Are you ready to learn how to create your own Shopify store ? Maybe you just came up with a wonderful product idea and now you'd like to see if people are willing to buy it.

The Top Ecommerce Trends You Need to Know About for 2020

SellBrite

40% of the world’s internet users have purchased products online, which amounts to more than 1 billion online buyers. And ecommerce sales in the United States alone accounted for more than 11% of all retails sales in the third quarter of 2019.

10 Tips On Importing Alibaba Wholesale Products From China

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If you are looking to import Alibaba wholesale products from Asia, then this post will teach you how to use Alibaba the right way so you don’t get ripped off. But before you begin searching for Chinese suppliers, you need to be prepared. As a result, I highly recommend that you first… Know What You Want To Sell – Alibaba is not a good place to randomly brainstorm potential niches.

Management Techniques for Offshore Employees

This whitepaper looks at the changes and challenges that stem from remote hiring and current HR trends that address them. Download this comprehensive guide to learn more!

The Google Ads Test: Discover Your Kryptonite

Store Growers

Of all the ecommerce stores that use Google Ads, few start out by asking the important question whether Google Ads is right for their business. Most of them skip that part and jump straight into the details of picking keywords and writing ads. But by not asking whether your business has the foundations in place to make Google Ads a success, you’ll find yourself having a hard time. I’ve experienced this myself by working with certain clients.

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So now retail Is all about the experience? Just what the heck does that mean?

Steve Dennis

L’Occitane new experiential retail concept store in New York. I keep reading that success in retail today is all about the experience. Some retail influencers whom I cross paths with on the conference circuit often anchor their talks on some variation of customer experience being “the new black.” ” Whether I’m working with clients or fielding questions at one of my keynotes I often get asked which retailers deliver the best experience.

4 Tests to Double eCommerce Conversion Rates

Groove

Although A/B and multivariate tests were once reserved for technical experts, Google's introduction of Google Optimize made testing widely accessible. This free tool integrates directly with Google Analytics and lets you conduct simple tests without coding.

Where Payment Processing Systems Are Headed In 2020

Retail TouchPoints

By Scott Paape, Talus Pay The U.S. market for payment systems is complex. We have over 21 million businesses, and every one of them needs some form of a payment processing solution. They rely on more than 10,000 financial institutions to make that happen.

Why Offshoring is Better than Outsourcing

Offshoring and outsourcing are not interchangeable, as they differ in purpose depending on what drives the need behind the hiring decision. In this whitepaper, we clarify what offshoring and outsourcing are, along with the unique use cases they address.

How to Optimize Your Online Store for Search Engines in 2019

Bootstrapping Ecommerce

In this article, we give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about SEO to properly optimize your online store for search engines in 2019. The post How to Optimize Your Online Store for Search Engines in 2019 appeared first on Bootstrapping Ecommerce. Getting Traffic Strategy & Analytics

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The Ecommerce Guide for Marketing to Millennials: Stats, Tips, and Case Study

BigCommerce

Despite being a generation that is often stereotyped as ‘lazy, entitled, and narcissistic,’ numerous corporations recognize that millennials have tremendous buying power.… … Ecommerce Marketing

What Are Spam Traps and Why Should You Care?

Zaius

Getting your customers to open, read, click, and convert on your emails is hard enough, but what if the emails never even reach their inbox in the first place? That’s why email deliverability is so important. As you likely know, deliverability is the ability to get your email campaigns into your subscribers’ inboxes. To keep email users happy, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can’t let every email ever sent to its users slip into their inbox.

Tableau Case Study: Chaoly unleashes Chinese Social & eCommerce Analytics

Canonicalized

A look behind the scenes at how we helped Chaoly use Tableau to bring data to life. The Goal Clients of Chaoly will be able to get valuable insights into their China e-commerce strategy and make smart decisions. The tool of choice: Tableau. People will be able to log in to their accounts and use […]. The post Tableau Case Study: Chaoly unleashes Chinese Social & eCommerce Analytics appeared first on Canonicalized. Case studies Tableau

7 Secrets of Effective Management for Remote Employees and Teams

In this white paper, we will review in more detail the challenges that virtual team managers face as remote work accelerates, and how companies are successfully overcoming these challenges with creative problem-solving.

5 Future Ecommerce Trends of 2019

Ecommerce Platforms

Is your business joining the ecommerce revolution? If not, you could be missing out on the projected $4.8 trillion in retail ecommerce sales projected worldwide for 2021. Companies embracing ecommerce marketing strategies are experiencing rapid growth. In 2017, there were 1.66 billion online buyers. This number is expected to skyrocket to 2.14 billion by 2021. Prepare for the exciting future of ecommerce by implementing the emerging trends of 2019. Personalization and Customer Engagement.

12 Proven Product-Page Ideas to Increase Your Ecommerce Conversion Rate

SellBrite

Nailing your product page is a crucial part of increasing your ecommerce conversion rate. You can have the best products, the smoothest checkout process, the most effective Facebook ads, and more traffic than any of your competitors—but without optimizing your product pages to influence and drive conversions, visitors’ shopping carts will stay empty. To inspire people to buy your products, you have to think strategically when it comes to product-page design.

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283: How To Segment Your Email List The Right Way With Alexandra Edelstein

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Today, I’m thrilled to have Alexandra Edelstein on the show. Alexandra is a senior product manager at Klaviyo and she was also a speaker at my annual ecommerce conference The Sellers Summit. At Klaviyo, she’s known as the resident expert when it comes to email list segmentation.

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Acing Your Google Ads Keyword Match Types

Store Growers

Most advertisers spend a lot of time coming up with the keywords they want to include in their Google Search campaigns. And rightly so. Having the right keywords is the foundation of a successful paid search campaign. But very often, all that work goes right out the window during the setup phase. If you don’t pay close attention when you create your campaigns, the keywords you’ve carefully researched will result in a lot of irrelevant impressions and clicks.

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Physical Retail Is Not Dead Yet!

Bryan Eisenberg

Amazon almost killed Best Buy. Then Best Buy learned to Be a little more Like Amazon and it is doing great. You too can Be Like Amazon while not being like Amazon. Any business, retail or services, online or brick and mortar can learn from these principles. Build relationships, help people buy instead of focusing on selling them, understand your employees & customers’ motivation. Find ways to remove the friction in the experience through innovating your current processes.

5 Keys to Great Account Planning

Groove

From developers and graphic designers to marketing specialists and clients, there’s a lot of communication going on. It can be hard to keep everyone on track towards the same goals. You may find yourself wondering, “But wait. what were we trying to accomplish again?

6 Success Factors For Marketing Measurement

Retail TouchPoints

By Nick Mangiapane, Commerce Signals The stakes are high for marketers in proving their ROI. More data, approaches and vendors exist than ever, but it’s difficult for even people working full time in marketing tech to keep up with the changing landscape.

9 Web Design Trends for 2019 You Can Apply Today

Bootstrapping Ecommerce

We’ve created this list of 9 web design trends most likely to have a big impact in 2019. These trends will help make your store more modern & inviting! The post 9 Web Design Trends for 2019 You Can Apply Today appeared first on Bootstrapping Ecommerce. Branding & Design Conversion Optimization

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Ecommerce Customer Experience: Creating a Truly Great Experience for Users in 2020

BigCommerce

When Exxel Outdoors’ mobile traffic started really taking off, they noticed that the revenue wasn’t following. The amount of effort it… Ecommerce Marketing

Why B2C Branding is Really a Management Tool

Zaius

This is a guest post from D Branding. Is RedBull the best energy drink? It doesn’t really matter if it’s the best since it’s been the biggest brand in the energy drinks category for 20 years. Because RedBull has built a great brand. What do we mean by that? In 2014, AdAge Magazine wrote about RedBull: “Having a better brand is better than having a better product.”

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Parameter Actions and Toggle Containers – New levels of interactivity in Tableau 2019.2

Canonicalized

Tableau is making progress towards better interactivity. After the introduction of Set Actions in 2018, they are taking it up a notch with Parameter Actions and with the ability to show/hide dashboard containers (toggle). In this article, we are showing how these work and we share some ideas on how you can make use of them. The post Parameter Actions and Toggle Containers – New levels of interactivity in Tableau 2019.2 appeared first on Canonicalized. Data Visualization Tableau

ShopBase Review: A Newfangled Cross-Border ECommerce Store Builder

Ecommerce Platforms

So far, it's a verifiable fact that drop shipping never comes along with newbies pretty easily. Not even with a mere blueprint of how ShopBase works.

Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.