As we wrap up another year, merchants are now looking into what they can expect for 2014 in the ecommerce world. This article will look back at what was hot in 2013, and what merchants should focus on moving into 2014, including creating targeted, personalized and seamless shopping experience for consumers.
What will retail look like in 2014? Contributing writer Jonathan Levitt sees two major emerging trends occurring in the New Year: the rise of the ubiquitous shopper and wide-scale retail automation.
As merchants continue to focus on improving customer loyalty moving into 2014, many are adopting Master Data Management technology in order to create a more rich and satisfying shopping experience across all channels. However, in order to achieve this and capitalize on peak buying seasons, retailers must gain greater control over product information and other master data in order to achieve omnichannel success.
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.
Social commerce is much more than a Facebook store or attributing a sale to an inbound channel like Twitter, Google+, or Pinterest. According to this infographic from Monetate, you should consider social login and social sharing to increase conversion, engagement and other metrics.
Six out of 10 merchants don’t use the site search in order to enhance their marketing programs, according to this infographic from SLI Systems.
To successfully integrate mobile strategies into your holiday plan of attack, you must first understand how your customers shop and then strive to make that process quicker, easier, and more efficient. And while retailers have been prepping for months for the upcoming shopping season, there are still steps that can be taken now to ensure success on Black Friday and beyond.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching and how you handle your website this season could make or break your holiday sales. Here are eight tips that will help you make smart marketing decisions such as real-time web personalization that will help create a better online experience for your customers through this joyful yet stressful time of year.
Does data have to be big? Or is there a different way of using ecommmerce data to get better marketing results? Here’s why real-time data can be used to email segments your audience based on their previous behavior.
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?
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