With U.S. ecommerce sales surpassing the $200 billion mark and projections of continued double-digit growth, it is increasingly important that multichannel retailers develop a process to integrate these channels and manage fulfillment efficiently and effectively. However, many retailers are busy on the front end optimizing their websites and stores.
Even with the rise of IP-based messaging apps such as iMessage, WhatsApp and Just.me, SMS remains ubiquitous largely because of its interoperability. It doesn’t suffer from the device and operating system fragmentation that beset the messaging apps. So, even though the IP-based apps are expected to catch up with their older cousin this year, SMS […]
A recent study by Flurry showed that consumers’ use of various apps have increased by 132% over the course of a year.
More merchants are monitoring social media in the contact center than offering live chat, according to the results of the MCM Outlook 2013 survey. According to the survey results, 46.5% of respondents are monitoring social media in the contact center, while just 21% are using live chat technology.
Ken Burke of MarketLive and Laura Hnatow of Cuddledown talk about some of the ways Cuddledown and other merchants are making their sites more user-friendly and more social. Burke and Hnatow spoke with Tim Parry, senior content manager with Multichannel Merchant, at NEMOA directXxchange in March 2013.
Pinterest, a social networking site known for its popularity with sharing information through imagery with its “pinning” strategy went a step further this week when they introduced their web analytics tool for businesses that own websites.
For ecommerce merchants to succeed and grow exponentially, one of the catalysts is a deep relationship with their technology providers. Here are five tips that will help ecommerce merchants easily and effectively address this challenge.
As the worldwide social media audience grows, the impact of wins and fails is amplified. Here’s a look at some of the companies who won and failed in social media in 2012.
Meeting consumers’ high expectations can reap substantial rewards: shoppers who use social networks for customer service are three times as likely to recommend a brand after a successful interaction. Here’s how you can deliver fluid, user-driven customer service to boost both sales and loyalty
You spend a lot of time trying to get shoppers to buy. You probably also deliver orders to customers in a timely fashion. As I’m preparing for my “Begin with the Buy: Enriching & Evolving the Post-Purchase Experience” webinar with Multichannel Merchant, it’s becoming clear that the gap between the customer submitting their order and receiving your product is a severely underutilized phase of engagement.