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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.
Catalogs are no longer just direct-selling tools: They drive web and store traffic, are a channel between technologies and, perhaps most important, communicate and build brand
Growing a multichannel retail business with order management in the cloud means having important details about the business such as customer orders, fulfillment requests and inventory levels available in real-time as the information is no longer stuck in the back office. SMBs who leverage the cloud gain actionable insight into the details of their business. For small retailers, this insight translates to growth and increased efficiencies, positioning their business to capitalize on opportunity.
Amazon now offers true social Q&A on most of their product pages. Amazon is not the first to introduce this, like they were with customer reviews. But this is why they have leapfrogged the competition with a beautiful execution of the concept.
by Niko Lutkins
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