The 2016 eCommerceFuel Holiday Gift Guide

eCommerceFuel

New post from eCommerceFuel : For a third year in a row, we’re back with the ultimate holiday gift guide so you can shop right here from the wonderful stores that make up our eCommerceFuel community. We’ve got some great gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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Crafts, Gifts & Non-Profit Ecommerce Site Design

BigCommerce

At Man Crates, we believe men deserve better giftsgifts that are just as exciting to give as they are to receive. Gifts you can’t wait to arrive because you know the recipient will love opening them. The gifts of water cooler legend! Out of the Box Gift Themes.

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Gift cards big for Christmas: Top 10 products sold on Amazon in December

Jumpshot

Gift card and Echo Dot sales drove a 30 percent month-over-month increase in the volume of US consumers that purchased a top ten product on Amazon in December. In December, these two Amazon-brand products fell one slot in the list, while Amazon gift cards rose to first place.

Real-Time Personalization: The Gift That Helps Gift Giving

Dynamic Yield

Here's how real-time personalization can help shoppers find gifts for friends and family during the holiday shopping season. The post Real-Time Personalization: The Gift That Helps Gift Giving appeared first on Dynamic Yield.

Christmas Comes Early: Five ecommerce tools retailers need to implement in July to be ready for the festive season

Retail Technology Review

Considering that 26% of UK consumers begin hunting for the perfect Christmas gifts come August, July would seem like the ideal time to prepare By Chris Boaz, Head of Marketing at PCA Predict (a GBG Company). Retailers around the UK know that summer is the ideal time to begin the build-up to the Christmas season. When should they start though?

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Even Your Shopping Cart isn’t Sacred

Bryan Eisenberg

I select two, one a gift I came in for, another an impulse purchase for myself. The concierge orders it, with gift wrapping and a card, while I order another coffee. Birth of the Shopping Cart. The first rolling shopping cart was created by a Piggly Wiggly owner in Oklahoma City.

Amazon’s 1-Click Purchase is Now Up for Grabs

Zaius

Easier checkout shows you know them well, and you can make it easy for them to replenish past items, buy a new favorite, or buy a gift. There’s great news for retailers this week: Amazon no longer has a patent on the 1-Click Purchase.

Don’t Forget an Amazon Retail Strategy on your Shopping List this Holiday Season

Guidance

Why Business Begins on Amazon Imagine you are looking for holiday gift ideas. Amazon is a game-changer, and economic multiplier and a trendsetter rolled into one. You’ve heard the hyperbole before, but in this case, it’s an understatement.

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How 5 Online Businesses Already Increased Revenue Up to 96.44% – Just By Selling on eBay

BigCommerce

Jen Thomas, Owner, Smudgy Monkey Gifts & Accessories. For online brands looking to expand into new markets, eBay is often overlooked in favor of Amazon or selling on Facebook. And that’s leaving massive amounts of revenue on the table for those businesses who do look to eBay for expansion.

TOP 5 LIST: LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY SEO CHECK

PFS

Keyword databases and your site analytics are great sources for identifying visitor search habits for gifting and holidays. If you’ve added a gift set, bundle, or travel kit of your more popular products, differentiate these product detail pages from the core product.

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The Ultimate Guide to Ecommerce SEO: How to Attain Page 1 Ranking + Organic Traffic Domination

BigCommerce

Well, let’s say your store sells gifts for wiener dog lovers , like my client, The Smoothe Store. Obviously, you would want to rank for a key term like “Dachshund gifts”. Let’s do a search for Dachshund gifts… The “Suggested bid” is the CPC.

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49 Tips & Strategies for Successful Holiday Marketing Campaigns

BigCommerce

Case in point: A couple years ago, I left a couple key gifts in the cart on one website but checked them off as bought. As shocking as it is, consumers started searching for “ Christmas Gift Ideas ” in the middle of August. Feature your top sellers and offer gift suggestions.

Bundles: 5 tips for determining the perfect product combos to offer

Payoneer

It is kind of an “industry” term in the sense that customers usually think of words such as kit, set, gift basket, project, or gift box. They can be functional or gift oriented but each item should always provide added value to the customer.

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Ecommerce Trends: 147 Stats Revealing How Modern Customers Shop in 2017

BigCommerce

18% of shoppers have purchased flowers and gifts on marketplaces, 18% at large retailers, 24% at webstores and 28% category-specific online stores.

How to Align Markdowns with Psychological Pricing and Marketing 

Wiser

Another promotion that works well is offering a free gift with purchase. And again, like free shipping, a free gift can be used to increase average order value if it has a threshold. H ave you ever looked around a store and noticed that most prices end in nine? Or wondered how retailers decide if their promotion will be BOGO or 25 percent off? These pricing strategies deal with psychological pricing.

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How I did it: 4 Lessons from a Brand CIO

Salsify

Fifty-eight year-old promotional products supplier, Gemline, has several new product launches a year of its customizable bags, business accessories, gifts, and writing instruments. Keeping up with all these new product launches used to create a huge administrative burden, before CIO Frank Wiggins took steps to manage the company's complex product content needs and third-party integrations

17 B2B Ecommerce Companies Taking Advantage of a $6.7 Trillion Opportunity (+ How Your Brand Can, Too)

BigCommerce

Remember that some B2B buyers CANNOT receive gifts due to internal policies, so when you’re offering rewards give them the option of receiving a discount or a gift. Editor's Note.

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How to Turn Product Pages into High Converting Landing Pages [14 Examples of The Good & The Bad]

BigCommerce

ManCrates – Unique Gifts for Guys. ManCrates offers unique, customizable gift boxes for men. This is the ad they use to get prospects to the site: The ad headlines with “Awesome Gifts for Guys and Men”. The ad invites you in –– promising awesome gifts.

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11 Welcome Email Template Examples That Grow Sales From Day 1

BigCommerce

Subject line: Your Welcome Gift Awaits. The gift code is easy to remember, which reduces shopping friction. The welcome email is the most important email brands can send to new subscribers. Yes, even more important than all the broadcast, targeted and triggered messages combined.

When Ecommerce Personalization Goes Wrong

Zaius

Maybe she bought a product as a gift for a friend who is having a baby, giving the retailer the wrong signals. At this point, many buyers are used to the personalized ads that appear in emails, on Facebook, and elsewhere online.

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Holiday Email Marketing Unpacked: 15 Examples, 9 Tools and a Checklist to Make 2017 Your Biggest Success Yet

BigCommerce

Gift card services. Gift wrapping options. Let’s break these down: Email 1: Clear campaign launch and CTA to shop a holiday gift guide. Gift guide call out at the bottom. Visuals switch to gift-like themes for to match the upcoming holidays.

Building Custom Experiences: How We Improved 4 Iconic Brands’ Stores

Blue Acorn

From Insect Lore’s butterfly kits to Vermont Teddy Bear’s amazing gifts, their names stand apart from the rest. The ever popular brand is often the focal point of gifts, which means that an experience for their customers needed to embrace at least two people.

The 2017 Omnichannel Holiday Strategy Advantage

Wiser

During the holiday season, pressure is high to get the right gift for everyone on shoppers’ lists. The stakes are high this holiday season, with Deloitte expecting cross-channel retail sales to top $1 trillion dollars this year from November to January.

Celebrate Entrepreneurial Independence Day with a Free Read!

Bryan Eisenberg

This holiday week a couple of friends of mine got together to offer you the chance to soak up the holiday sun, sip some lemonade and enjoy the gift of free and very low costs books to improve your business. We all know the freedom that comes from being an entrepreneur.

1,018 Brands Disclose Their Holiday Ecommerce Plans: How Do You Stack Up?

BigCommerce

Gift with purchase made up the majority of the “Other” category. Adam Butler, Owner, Sluggers Swimwear : We did a gift with purchase for the holidays –– a free beach towel with purchase over $125. The holidays are no easy time of year for online stores.

VirtoCommerce Review: A Highly Advanced Enterprise Ecommerce Platform For Serious Business

Ecommerce Platforms

Lots of checkout tools like guest checkout, wishlists, request for quote tools, gift registry and more. Hobbyists stop reading. Because VirtoCommerce probably isn't your cup of tea.

7 Unique SEO Tips for Online Businesses

Ecommerce Platforms

Gifts. The world of SEO is one of the more frustrating parts of running an online business. You can read up on the common SEO tips , and those are more than likely going to give you a competitive advantage over other companies in the market.

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Magento Commerce vs. Magento Open Source: Top Revenue-Impacting Features Ranked

Blue Acorn

Gift Registry. According to Regifter, wedding gifts represent a $19 billion market. Magento’s gift registry allows you to create customized and searchable gift registries for your ecommerce customers.

Instagram Shopping: The Future of Mobile Ecommerce + 19 Tips to Increase Conversions Now

BigCommerce

2) We offer Instagram photo contests and giveaways for customers to win free merchandise or a gift card!

Meyer has arrived, and it’s our sweetest free eCommerce theme yet!

Lemonstand

For example, Meyer allows customers to add items like “Gift Wrap”: Show Social Proof. Seamless online shopping experiences are hard to come by.

The Complete Omni-Channel Retail Report: What Brands Need to Know About Modern Consumer Shopping Habits

BigCommerce

Flowers and gifts: 14% of consumers bought on marketplaces, 14% from large retailers, 15% from webstores and 19% from category-specific online stores. For instance, webstores and category-specific online stores have a leg up on selling gifts and flowers.

Faster Checkout with Apple Pay and Android Pay!

Weebly

Stores with gift cards issued are not currently supported but we’re working on adding support for gift cards soon. Over 50% of transactions on Weebly stores happen on a mobile device or tablet.

How to Celebrate Your Customer’s Birthday

Zaius

Birthday and other milestone campaigns can be as simple as sending your customers a special happy birthday message or going further and delivering a special discount or gift. And what better way to celebrate your customer’s birthday than by giving them a gift right away? Celebrating a milestone like your customer’s birthday is an easy way to foster a more personal relationship with your customers, building a foundation for loyalty.

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50+ Father’s Day Email Subject Lines for eCommerce

eCommerce Training Academy

Gifts he truly deserves this Father’s Day. Send a Gift to Dad in Time – Order Before 12 PM PST. Shop Our Father’s Day Gift Guide. All Bets on Him – Gifts Ideas for Father’s Day. Order Your Personalized Gifts For Dad By Sunday.

5 Best Shopify Apps To Help Boost Your Holidays Now

Demac Media

Especially during the holidays when there is immense pressure around buying gifts for others, using a rewards feature for those doing the buying could be just the thing to keep customers sticking around. It’s never too early to begin preparing yourself, and your business, for the holidays.

33 Ecommerce Strategies for Growth from 12 $1M+ Brands [18 Must Have Tools Included]

BigCommerce

Daily contests: When customers like, share, comment or pin Pink Lily posts, they’re automatically entered into a drawing to win a popular/new-release product or gift card. I talk to 3-5 ecommerce owners or business operators each week. And our conversations vary widely.

How to Get More Subscribers for Your Ecommerce Email Newsletter

Ecommerce Platforms

You can decide on a more expensive gift and only give that gift to one person. A prudent ecommerce store owner knows the value of an email list. Building an email list doesn't take much work, but you are required to set the right tools into motion from the start.

How to Use Facebook Ads to Drive Sales This Holiday Season!

Demac Media

This year I’m gifting you my Facebook Ad playbook that is guaranteed to help retailers and merchants make the most of the holiday season. Are you ready to drive sales for the holiday season?!

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Free Prime and “Fidget Toys” Help Drive Amazon Sales in April

Jumpshot

US customers purchased enough Amazon gift cards to reach 14 percent of top 10 sales, a slight 1 percent drop from March. Amazon gift cards were up 125 percent MOM, representing 13 percent of total top 10 purchases. Gift Card.

SEARCH, FIND, BUY: HOW TO MAKE PRODUCT LISTING ADS WORK FOR YOU

PFS

Product listing ads can be especially lucrative during the holidays when gift buying and online shopping reach new heights ─ and high they will go this year. Product listing ads – also known as PLAs. They’re the convenient content that lands at the top of the page in a merchandise search.

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