One of the benefits of sending messages to a mobile device is that it can offer a much more personalized experience compared to a regular email. Mobile messages can allow for real-time optimization and advanced targeting that can now be tailored to suit the needs to the consumer based on location, weather, and even device used. Here are five ways you can optimize your emails based on the real-time context of your mobile customers.
Clothing and accessories merchant The Children’s Place apologized on social media this week for what many considered an offensive message on a girls’ t-shirt (See a sampling of tweets from outraged consumers here).
Merchants today need to be focused on the user experience and the digital relationship with the merchant. In this video, Smartbear’s Ken Godskind discusses what merchants need to do to prepare their ecommerce sites for the 2013 holiday season.
Thanks to laptops, smartphones and tablets, consumers are constantly connected no matter where they are. Which could be one of the main reasons why social sharing and social logins are becoming more popular among shoppers. Take a look at this infographic from Gigya to gain an inside look at how consumers use their social identities across the web and mobile devices.
While retailers are focusing more on the mobile shopper, new research has found that only 16% of American consumers have used their mobile device to shop compared to 50% in China, 48% in Singapore, and 42% in India.
Rules of engagement are no longer defined by the company doing the engaging. They have to conform to frequently changing terms of service.
Google announced Google+ dashboard this week which will make it easier for users to “manage your online presence,” according to a recent blog post by Google’s Pavni Diwanji. Businesses will now be able to connect to their customers in meaningful ways.
Google announced this week it would be retiring its Google Checkout in November of this year as the company transitions to Google Wallet, a platform enabling merchants to meet the demands of a multi-screen world where consumers shop in-store, at their desks and on their mobile devices, according to blog post by Google.
Google announced this week in this video that going forward there will be a dollar sign in Gmail attachments. The video shows all it takes is a simple click and you can transfer cash through Google Wallet, according to an article on Mashable.
While shopping on mobile phones is on the rise, mobile purchasing is still elusive for most merchants. Technology researcher Forrester forecasts that total mobile phone sales will reach $31 billion … Continue Reading →