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.
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 →
I’ve probably done it a million times, but I never knew what I was actually doing or better yet that there was a term for what I was doing. When … Continue Reading →
Survey results from MyBuys and the e-tailing group reveal customer-centric marketing – the ability to engage consumers in one-to-one conversations across the customer lifecycle and all touch points – increases buyer readiness, engagement and sales activity, according to a press release from the e-tailing group.
Google has made two announcements in February that leads to speculation that it will try to make Google Shopping a cross-device comparison shopping engine and a full-fledged ecommerce marketplace. The first involves enhanced AdWords campaigns, the second the acquisition of ecommerce data firm Channel Intelligence. See why this may mean a move to the marketplaces for Google Shopping.
With increased transactional, digital, mobile, content, social network and promotional marketing, how can marketers and merchants continue to differentiate, build brands and attack commoditization? Here is a five-step process you can use to differentiate and build brands across a changing channel mix.