2020

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How To Share Brand Mission and Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

BigCommerce

The holiday season always brings a unique merriment and nostalgia that encourages spirited fun, giving back, and meaningful time spent…

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How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Ecommerce Business

Ecommerce Platforms

Domain names were not always for sale. They used to be free. Until 1995, you didn’t have to pay for a domain name. That’s a full 12 years after Paul Mockapetris and Jon Postel invented the domain name system. Today, we have more than 1,500 top-level domains (TLDs)—the word, characters, or letters after the last dot on a domain name and before any slash— like.com,site,online,store, and the like.

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It’s Time To Put Security And Privacy Front And Center For Virtual Care

Forrester eCommerce

(Written with Benjamin Corey, senior research associate at Forrester) Telehealth (virtual care) usage has skyrocketed during the pandemic. When you roll back the tape a few months, healthcare providers were able to (very quickly) stand up virtual care capabilities without having to go through the intensive HIPAA compliance protocols required in the healthcare industry.

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Shopify Blog – Should I Use WordPress For My Shopify Or BigCommerce Blog?

My Wife Quit Her Job

This post will teach you how to start a Shopify blog and answer the age old debate on whether you should use Shopify’s native blogging platform versus a WordPress blog on a subdomain. Most people do things backwards when it comes to selling and making money online. For example, the other day a reader emailed me to complain that he’d spent 3 months designing a beautiful website on Shopify but wasn’t making any sales because of a lack of traffic.

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The B2B Digital Commerce Playbook for Manufacturers

In this comprehensive guide, we delve into four essential ecommerce strategies for manufacturers. Each strategy is backed by a clear vision to ensure your efforts are aligned. Whether you’re a seasoned industry player or a budding digitalization champion, these strategies offer actionable insights to drive success. What will you find in the guide: Overview of how current events and external pressures impact business priorities.

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How Natural Language Processing Affects Digital Marketing

Kissmetrics

“Natural language processing” (NLP) sounds complicated, but its applications are simple. Chances are, you already use NLP dozens or even hundreds of times per day. For example: If you use predictive text on your phone, you’re using NLP. When you search for something on Google , you’re using NLP. If you ask a voice assistant like Alexa or Siri a question, you’re using NLP.

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Nike to Open 30 Stores in 2021, Continue Investing in Customer Outreach and Supply Chain

Retail TouchPoints

Nike plans to open 30 stores in the second half of 2021 as the retailer positions itself for long-term growth. Leaders discussed their plans for the business, including growing its connections with shoppers and improving supply chain capabilities, on a Dec. 18 call with analysts. The retailer’s plan to better connect with consumers will include “scaling direct connections with contactable members,” according to Matt Friend, EVP and CFO at Nike.

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Top Customer Service Considerations for Retailers in a Post-COVID World

RetailDive

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Nisa to hold virtual trade show

TalkingRetail

Nisa will host a virtual expo in October 2020 that is set to include all the usual features of Stoneleigh with some additional interactivity. The symbol group’s first virtual exhibition promises to offer retailers the chance to hold one-to-one meetings with suppliers, have virtual store tours, get special deals, get category insights, and have interaction.

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Five Benefits of Online Shopping and Offline Shopping

RetailMinded

People decide to do shopping online or offline due to several reasons. When shopping online, there are several benefits you will enjoy. Online shopping allows you to save time and money. You can relax in your home and use your laptop to access several shopping sites online. The ability to compare several shopping sites online make it easy to save money.

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Predictions 2021: Technology And Customer Obsession Help Firms Emerge From Crisis Mode

Forrester eCommerce

It has never been more important for organizations to anticipate change, strengthen resilience, and become truly customer obsessed. Heading into 2021, technology — both new and existing — will help firms achieve these aims and emerge from the crisis on sound footing.

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The Personalization Playbook: 2024 Strategies

Did you know—74% of IT leaders are looking to improve their tech stack to offer better personalization? It’s impossible to ignore the importance of personalization, but it comes with challenges. How do you do it with a tight budget? What about customer privacy and the use of data? The Personalization Playbook is packed with research and insights from Orium, Talon.One, and Bloomreach and gives IT leaders answers to these tough questions, helping them shape 2024 strategies for personalization.

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The Pandemic Recession Demands a Digital Response

Forrester eCommerce

Digital transformation was never optional. But most firms treated it that way, applying digital technology in dribs and drabs — until COVID-19 shuttered economies and forever altered the patterns of life and work and commerce. That is, until uncertainty and volatility became the new normal. Companies leapt into adaptive mode. And they seized digital to […].

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Three Tips for Using Design Thinking in Product Management Activities

Forrester eCommerce

Product managers must integrate design thinking into their product commercialization and lifecycle process to foster a customer-focused approach for offerings. Otherwise they risk being too internally focused and out of touch with the market segments they serve. Sam Somashekar shares the top three tips to help integrate design thinking principles into product management activities to ensure commercial success of your products.

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Amazon The Disrupter Enters Low-Code Market; Doesn’t Disrupt Anything

Forrester eCommerce

After years of high expectations for Amazon’s low-code platform project, its Honeycode product has finally arrived. Unfortunately, in its present release, Honeycode is far from the market disrupter that we and others expected from Amazon. The goal for the platform is clear: Combine the intuitive simplicity of a spreadsheet with the power and scale of […].

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Channel Software Tech Stack 2020 – PRM, TCMA, Ecosystem, Incentives, Channel Data, Learning, Readiness, and Pricing

Forrester eCommerce

^^ CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL SCREEN ^^ The channel technology stack is a group of technologies that firms leverage to plan with, find, recruit, onboard, develop, enable, incentivize, co-sell with, co-market with, manage, measure, and report on partners. Delivering automation of indirect sales processes, workflows and partner programs, channel software is becoming increasingly critical […].

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Four Phases Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Forrester eCommerce

In looking at the experiences of the Asian countries that entered the COVID-19 crisis in January, I believe that the pandemic will play out over four phases in the US. Phase One (Infection) ran from January through mid-March. In this period, there was no social distancing and no active management — the virus was passing […].

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COVID-19 Stokes The Chatbot Hype In Financial Services

Forrester eCommerce

COVID-19 and the associated containment measures are accelerating digital transformation and automation in financial services. Customer service in particular has been under enormous pressure and financial services firms such as Nationwide Building Society in the UK and the Royal Bank of Canada have launched chatbots to deal with the unusually high volume of requests.

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Marketplaces Make Their Mark In The Channel

Forrester eCommerce

Online marketplaces have been around in one form or another for decades. Accelerating the trend is a myriad of factors including changing buying behaviors and demographics, companies shifting to subscription and consumption models, and the rising importance of ecosystems. Put simply, the future business buyer will look more and more like a consumer.

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BI Is Dead; Long Live BI

Forrester eCommerce

The perception of legacy enterprise business intelligence (BI) platforms comes with some legitimate stigma and baggage. It’s technology first, not business-led; the graphical user interface (GUI)-based user experience (UX) doesn’t address ease of use for all business decision-makers; there are too many underutilized reports and dashboards floating around in the enterprise; and signals produced by […].

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The Circular Product Journey: Powering a Sustainable, Data-Driven Future With PIM

The linear flow of make > use > dispose is unsustainable. Not only is it at odds with the realities of modern society, but it also fails to meet evolving demands from consumers and regulators. Linear is out. Circular is in. Going circular is not an overnight switch. It requires forward planning and data-driven decision-making. In this ebook, you’ll see how the right technology can help brands and manufacturers secure the product data governance they need to power this circular transition.

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Do Channel Vendors Need Public Relations Anymore?

Forrester eCommerce

The communications industry is facing a perfect storm of converging forces, from COVID-19 to the rise of influencer marketing and even AI. At Forrester, we research around 10,000 global technology vendors that utilize indirect sales and often get asked about the value of PR in the channel. A trend that is affecting many channel leaders […].

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Responding To Coronavirus: A Playbook For Marketing And Communications

Forrester eCommerce

Marketing and comms teams should take a leading role in supporting their organization’s response to the coronavirus. Read this post to understand the most critical actions to take now.

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Data, Analytics And Insights Investments Produce Tangible Benefits. Yes, They Do.

Forrester eCommerce

If you set out to build a boil-the-ocean business case for why to invest in data, analytics and insights initiatives – stop. Use your precious time to instead focus on prioritizing the investment categories across where you are in your business insights maturity. Because they will yield tangible benefits – both top and bottom-line benefits. […].

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The Big Acceleration

Forrester eCommerce

The Roaring '20s followed the pandemic of 1918/1919. The Big Acceleration, shifting society to digital, virtual, and experiences, could usher in the Roaring 2020's, a period of fast growth and dynamism.

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Predictions You Can Rely On: How Data Drives Successful Financial Forecasting

Speaker: Robbie Bhathal, Founder & CEO, and Matthew Acalin, Head of Credit Intelligence

In today's volatile financial environment, how confident are you in your company’s financial forecasting? To get the most accurate cash predictions that will lead to long-term financial survival, real-time data is critical. Innovative cash management strategies can lead to better credit opportunities, more sustainable growth, and long-term financial prosperity.

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It’s Never The Data Breach, It’s Always The Cover Up

Forrester eCommerce

The obstruction of justice and misprision of a felony charges levied against Joseph Sullivan, former Uber CSO sent shockwaves through the cybersecurity community. CSO/CISOs rightfully wondered what these charges mean in terms of their own culpability for decisions made on the job. CSOs and CISOs handle sensitive data, make difficult decisions, and consider their responsibility […].

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Nintex’s Acquisition of K2 Signals Growth and Change for the DPA Market

Forrester eCommerce

This morning, digital process automation (DPA) vendor Nintex announced the acquisition of bitter cross-town rival K2. Ok, let’s be honest, they were never bitter rivals. More like sibling rivals. Both reside in the same neighborhood in Bellevue Washington, just one town over from Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters. Both have significant Microsoft DNA.

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Who Is Responsible For Responsible AI?

Forrester eCommerce

In 2019, we predicted that there will be three high profile AI related PR snafus in 2020. It’s only August and we’ve already seen plenty of examples of AI going wrong – the ACLU sued facial recognition provider Clearview for violating a well-known Illinois state biometric law in the US, the UK’s Home Office was […].

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Predictions 2021: The Path To A New Normal Demands Increased Cybersecurity Resilience

Forrester eCommerce

In 2021, culture issues, budgets, and vendor shifts will be top priorities for cybersecurity leaders. Learn more in our 2021 cybersecurity predictions.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Predictions 2021: Cloud Computing Powers Pandemic Recovery

Forrester eCommerce

Get a deep-dive on Forrester's prediction that cloud computing will help companies around the world accelerate pandemic recovery in 2021.

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How to Start an Online Store: The Help You Need To Get Yours Up and Running

BigCommerce

There are currently 7.1 million online retailers in the world with 1.8 million in the United States alone.

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Understanding the COVID-19 Effect on Online Shopping Behavior

BigCommerce

I don’t think it’s too soon to say that the COVID-19 global pandemic will likely be one of the defining…

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Boost Your Promotional Strategy (+ Online Sales) With Customer Discounts and Free Shipping

BigCommerce

Every consumer loves a good deal (myself included). So much so that 92% of consumers in the U.S.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr