MakerBot Achieves Engagement Success on its Website

| Daniela Forte

3D printer manufacturer MakerBot has always been about providing a personalized experience that puts its customers at the forefront of innovation. The company worked to achieve engagement success in three key areas of its website, see which ones and what they did.

The Age of Authenticity: Retail Marketers Must Embrace UGC

| Pau Sabria

User-generated content plays a pivotal role in meeting the need for authenticity, showcasing brands’ offerings while driving shopper interaction. Peer-to-peer endorsements are especially powerful, with 53% of millennials admitting UGC influences their purchases, seamlessly inserting consumers into the brand-building process. Here’s why merchants must take advantage of the opportunities that UGC offers to improve engagement, purchase intent, and brand loyalty.

Pet Lovers Driven to The Honest Kitchen with Refer-a-Friend App

| MCM Staff

The Honest Kitchen’s site traffic saw a significant boost in conversion when it began using Shop Socially’s refer-a-friend app. Visitors who saw the referral campaign on the site, referred the brand to their friends. Honest Kitchen saw referral traffic convert two times higher than normal. See how The Honest Kitchen benefited in other ways from using the refer-a-friend app.

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Wayfair Cites Healthy Customer Growth, Cyber Weekend as Q4 Sales Drivers

| Daniela Forte

Wayfair announced last week that its fourth quarter direct sales grew 98% to $686 million in the fourth quarter compared to 2014, during its earnings call Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah explained how Wayfair has grown its direct business, which is 93% of total net revenue. On top of that, Wayfair announced the launch of its new catalog, which will marry its online and offline business together. See what else Wayfair has cooking in the months ahead.