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Omnichannel, customer-centric, social, and big data filled the headlines in 2013. So, what will the latest buzzwords and game changers be in 2014? While there won’t be any surprises, a few trends will expire in 2014, and a few will be forced further into the lime light.
The terms omnichannel and multichannel are more often than not used all too frequently and often interchangeably in the ecommerce world. However, have two completely different meanings. Here is a breakdown of what they mean and how you can use both, separately, to execute them flawlessly in order to create the best ecommerce brand.
Cyber Monday proved to be the biggest online sales day in the history of Walmart. In fact, according to the retailer, from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday was the highest five-day stretch in online sales for the retailer in its history with over one billion page views processed.
Which is more important in the eyes of the consumer this holiday: free shipping, delivery tracking, shipping options, or overall shipping costs? The answer, well, all depends on which demographic you are trying to secure but simply a wide variety of shipping options could be the key to offering the best shopping experience to consumers this holiday season.
As much as merchants would like to think that every customer is coming to the ecommerce page organically, more often than not, a search engine or ad are the reasons why they are shopping with you. Which is all the more reason why now, more than ever, it is imperative for merchants to have the perfect ad extension this holiday season.
While merchants have been putting forth most of their efforts into creating a customer-centric approach in the contact center and the warehouse, the top initiative by executives moving forward is to also create a customer-centric supply chain.
The ecommerce relationship between manufacturers and their resellers/distributors has traditionally been tricky. But what if the win-win solution was leveraging the resources and power of the manufacturer to set up ecommerce sites for the resellers? Here’s what it would take.
China’s largest shopping event, Single’s Day, topped nearly $6 billion in sales in just 24-hours, making it the largest single shopping day event in the world.
The National Football League has opened its first official online store in China. The new site is similar to the U.S. ecommerce site selling official NFL branded apparel, equipment and accessories over an ecommerce platform on China’s Tmall.com.
For online retailers, the holiday selling season is critical to their financial strength and even survival. That’s why it’s imperative to keep your IT operations up and running and to recognize and repel cyber-attackers. While it’s probably too late to take major actions this holiday season, retailers can still take some steps to minimize such disruptions.