When the mobile app economy exploded, few merchants understood how apps could benefit their business. Here’s why part of the solution to this problem for marketers and retailers is gaining a better understanding of how mobile usage differs from traditional web browsing, and the other part is finding the right tools to craft an app experience that will measurably deliver value and strengthen customer relationships over time.
Since 2012 departed with a bang, 2013 is primed to follow right in its footsteps. Ecommerce retailers saw an excellent fourth quarter. According to comScore, holiday sales approached a record $3.6 billion, a roughly 16% increase over the same time last year, so it’s no surprise that the ecommerce industry is expected to continue to grow. Here are 3 trends to look for in 2013 that will surely help to keep the ecommerce industry on its path of continued growth.
The Search Agency, an online marketing firm and independent search marketing agency, released its quarterly State of Paid Search Report, which, among other findings, reports that smartphones and tablets drove 23 percent of total clicks in the fourth quarter of 2012, an 89 percent increase year over year.
Luxury shoppers are more likely to use mobile channels when shopping but are slightly less satisfied with ecommerce overall, according to the recently released Luxury E-Retail Satisfaction Index by customer experience analytics firm ForeSee.
Just like their B2C counterparts, B2B businesses are looking for more ways to boost revenue while still giving their customers an interactive experience. Here are four strategies from a recent Chief Marketer article that marketers can do to convert leads into buyers.
ForeSee Results president and CEO Larry Freed (left) discusses lessons retailer learned about the digital consumer during the 2012 holiday season. Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry conducts the interview.
As retailers reinvent their in-store shopping experience in the face of the continued rise of ecommerce, research released by Cisco found that digital content from the internet is the most powerful influence in buying decisions for the majority of shoppers in all channels. In this infographic by Cisco, you will learn how to catch and keep the digital shopper.
Every merchant and supplier to merchants needs to customize a continuity plan based upon their specific needs. The one thing that all plans must have in common is periodic testing to ensure business runs smoothly when enacted. While it will be stressful during the event itself, coming through successfully will demonstrate to your clients that you are the right partner.
Mobile messaging analytics, as part of a well-thought out mobile marketing strategy, can help brands and retailers gain actionable business intelligence. They can then use that data to craft push, SMS and mobile email messages that are relevant, add value and are selectively timed.
The proliferation of mobile devices brings many benefits and opportunities, but it also has given rise to an unprecedented challenge for retailers: that competition can be ever-present and just one click away. So, as a retailer, how can you vanquish this third wheel and tap into the power of mobile to keep your shoppers engaged and loyal to your brand?