As smartphones and tablets catch up to the desktop as a popular shopping device for consumers, more and more retailers are revamping their marketing strategies and ecommerce websites to include responsive design. But is that a good thing?
With so many choices available, how do you decide which ecommerce platform best suits your company’s needs?
Logging on a retail site should be fast, easy, and stress-free but it can be more of a juggling act for consumers who can’t remember their passwords and ultimately leaving a site. In fact, according to a recent survey, of those users who do not remember their information, 70% will leave. But retailers and shoppers found a new and faster way to stay engaged: the social login.
Video can be used to promote products after people have visited your site and/or placed an order, with an incentive to make another purchase. It can also be used to attract visitors to your site as they’re surfing the web or conducting web searches for specific items.
Want to get your site ready for the Holiday season? Test, test and test.
The use of Facebook and Twitter may have peaked over the past year, with Facebook remaining the most popular social media site used by merchants at 86.9% followed by Twitter at 71.4%, according to results from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013 report on Ecommerce. Both of these percentages are flat compared to the 2012-13 survey figures.
Retail executives are expected to spend capital in 2013 to expand growth in some key areas including technology over the next year. Furthermore, social media, mobile along with online promotions and coupons are the technology-related trends having a significant impact on the retail industry in 2013, according to the 2013 Retail Outlook Survey by KPMG LLP.
When it comes to revamping their ecommerce sites in 2013, retailers are focusing on keeping the consumer in the loop from the moment an order is placed right until the packaged is delivered to the doorstep.
One of the hardest things to master when it comes to Facebook for retailers is successfully establishing an ecommerce presence on Facebook. Retailers have tried it throughout the globe but very few have seen standout results.
How would the Marketplace Fairness Act affect small- to medium-size ecommerce merchants? In this video taken June 4, 2013 at IRCE 2013, CommerceV3 founding partners say it will be a burden to those merchants.