January, 2022

Swipesum Review: Everything You Need to Know

Ecommerce Platforms

Accepting all forms of payments, whether that’s buy now pay later, recurring bills, or just a one off lump sum, etc., is imperative to so many eCommerce brands. However, this isn't always cheap.

How To Rewire Your Brain To Make A Change – Tips Backed By Science

My Wife Quit Her Job

Not too long ago, my wife and I were victims of a dreaded disease known as complacency. If you’ve never experienced this illness before, it’s a condition where your days blend together, you never accomplish anything noteworthy and you feel like you’re stuck on an endless treadmill.

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The 5 Most Popular Remarkable Retail Podcast Episodes of Season 3

Steve Dennis

It’s hard to believe that my co-host (and producer) Michael Leblanc and I have shipped nearly 60 episodes of the Remarkable Retail Podcast in just over 15 months.

How Macy's set out to conquer the department store business — and lost

Retail Dive

At the dawn of the 21st century, the 160-year-old retailer expanded amid the sector's steep decline. What now

This Coming Holiday Season is Shaping Up to Have the Most Spending in History

As for what shoppers want to buy most, you'll have to read the “2021 Holidays Unwrapped” report by Klarna to find out. Download it here!

Inside Elastic Path: A Look at 2021

GetElastic

2021 was a year of tremendous growth for our organization.

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ShipBots Review: A Family-owned, Highly-flexible Ecommerce Fulfillment Company

Ecommerce Platforms

ShipBots is an order fulfillment service for ecommerce stores with standard storage and shipping needs. It also offers unique fulfillment options for subscription boxes, retail, Amazon FBA prep, merchandise, and apparel.

387: John Jantsch Reveals His Strategy For Ecommerce Marketing In 2022

My Wife Quit Her Job

Today, I’m thrilled to have John Jantsch on the show. I have followed John’s blog, Duct Tape Marketing, for over a decade. And his writing inspired me to learn marketing skills to complement my technical skills.

Faceted Navigation for eCommerce: Complete Guide for SEOs

Inflow Insights

If your eCommerce website sells a lot of products, there’s nothing like faceted navigation to improve your customers’ search experience.

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10 retail trends to watch in 2022

Retail Dive

2021 upended some trends and accelerated others. What will 2022 bring for retailers

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The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

How Implementing Unified Carts Can Enhance Your eCommerce Strategy

GetElastic

In a world where consumers are easily distracted and utilize many different touch points prior to completing a purchase, it is imperative that brands ensure consumers’ checkout process is as seamless as possible.

What’s Behind the New Urgency Driving Sustainability Initiatives?

Retail Touch

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated many things in the business world, but one item that temporarily fell off the priority list was sustainability.

Best Reverse ASIN Tools to Find Top Amazon Keywords

Ecommerce Platforms

Amazon sellers require all the analytical help they can get to compete with other sellers, locate popular keywords, and improve their product selections. That's why we highly recommend reverse ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number) tools to boost keyword research effectiveness.

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Jingsourcing Review – Is This China Sourcing Company Worth Using?

My Wife Quit Her Job

If you are looking to source private label products from China, then using a China sourcing agent like Jingsourcing can save you time and money. A China sourcing agent is an individual or company that specializes in helping you find a supplier for your products.

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.

eCommerce Migration Checklist: How to Migrate Your Website Without Losing Organic Traffic

Inflow Insights

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2019. It has been updated for accuracy and modern best practices. Public service announcement: Migrating your eCommerce site to a new design, platform, or domain means that you have to be ultra-diligent in executing the move.

Global online sales exceed $1 trillion during the holidays: Salesforce

Retail Dive

Despite external challenges, consumers continued to splurge online

Top Barriers to Composable Commerce and How to Overcome Them

GetElastic

The Composable Commerce approach is the way forward for businesses looking to transform their eCommerce user experiences quickly, efficiently, and with reduced risk.

Exclusive Q&A: The 9 Themes Shaping the Future of DTC

Retail Touch

2021 was a critical year for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) space. With consumers’ rapid shift to ecommerce channels, DTC players had to navigate surges in demand and effectively compete against a broader landscape that included their startup peers but also omnichannel behemoths.

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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.

How to Sell Subscriptions on Shopify (Jan 2022)

Ecommerce Platforms

Convenience is the name of the game for online subscriptions. People like to know that their mega pack of toilet paper shows up on their doorstep every month. They want access to an infinite supply of streaming channels instead of having to purchase a movie every night.

386: What Sucked In 2021 What Went Well With Our Businesses With Steve Chou

My Wife Quit Her Job

Today I’m doing a solo episode to wrap up 2021! I talk about what went well in 2021 and what didn’t work well. I’m also discuss my family life, what’s been on my mind and what’s in store for 2022 for both Bumblebee Linens and My Wife Quit Her Job. Enjoy the episode!

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27 Google Ads Benchmarks (2022)

Store Growers

Last Updated on January 10, 2022. You want your Google Ads campaigns to generate more sales, but you might not be entirely sure if what you’re doing is correct. And if you only have your own metrics to look at, it’s not that easy to see what’s performing well and what isn’t.

Holiday rewind: How the shopping experience changed in 2021

Retail Dive

From the return of Macy's Santa visits to augmented reality stores, holiday shopping took on a new form

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Ecommerce Marketing Gaps You Should be Filling

ecomdash

Marketing can make or break an ecommerce brand. We'll help you find gaps within your marketing strategy and show you how to fill them. The post Ecommerce Marketing Gaps You Should be Filling appeared first on Ecomdash. Ecommerce Marketing

Don’t Get Scammed by a Grifter: How to Avoid and Manage Gift Card Fraud

Retail Touch

Fraud and gift cards go hand in hand. Since their inception in 1930, many have been caught up in scams or fraud, and according to an AARP survey , around one in 10 people will fall victim to gift card scams and fraud. Retailers around the world rely heavily on gift card purchases.

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2022 Shopify Revenue, Statistics, and Usage Numbers

Ecommerce Platforms

You know Shopify is a big deal. Millions of merchants use it every day. On a global scale, it has grown from a fledgling Canadian startup to a behemoth amongst ecommerce platforms. But how big is Shopify Inc., really?

24 Dos and Don'ts of Customer Service by Personality Style

Retail Doc

Personality styles have fascinated salespeople since the Greeks first identified them as the Four Temperaments.

Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

How Marketers Can Use Zero-Party Data to Improve the Customer Experience

SheerID

Customers will share personal information in exchange for something they value. Learn how to create this exchange and build customer loyalty. Blog Posts

Social commerce to grow 3 times as fast as e-commerce, Accenture predicts

Retail Dive

Driven by Gen Z and millennials, shopping on social media platforms is forecast to grow from $492 billion in 2021 to $1.2 trillion by 2025

The five retail technology trends stores need to understand in 2022

I Vend

A new year is a time to look forward and think about what will shape the future, and in this, my first article of the year, I’ll be exploring the top five trends in retail technology for 2022. iVend Retail Management Suite iVend’s retail technology is delivering innovation in retail.