How do marketers stand out, when so many dollars are chasing the same consumers? There’s still too much uncertainty about what channels work for which messages. To get the most out of each channel, experiment. Constantly test different messages, landing pages and designs to learn what works to inform your tactics.
On the surface DTC seems like a no-brainer: Cut out the middleman, increase margins, gain customer insights in an increasingly crowded retail marketplace. However, this pivot will still be difficult for larger brands. Let’s take a look at some of the roadblocks and lessons retailers can learn from those who have been successful.
There’s a behind-the-scenes battle going on between Amazon and Shopify that has big implications for merchants. Amazon now owns a technology that could help it compete directly. Here’s why the rivalry matters to online merchants, and how understanding it can help you select the right ecommerce channels for your goals.
In the marketing world, the term omnichannel is pervasive and meant to describe efforts by companies to diversify and broaden the tools, channels and platforms they use to reach their audiences. After all, digitally-connected consumers today are using email, social media, websites and a wide variety of media formats to communicate with each other and stay in touch with the brands and businesses they care about.
Students and parents see summer vacation as a time for relaxation and a carefree attitude; however, the season is anything but for retailers selling the items students need when they return to class in the fall. Here are some opportunities retailers can pursue to come out on top against competitors.
For brands that sell their products at major retailers, figuring out how to maximize channel sales is critical for business. Here is a list of how to maximize channel sales for your business.
Every channel in the shopper’s path to purchase is expected to play a major role this holiday season, according to a study by Astound Commerce that detailed several key success factors for retailers. See what these factors are and how retailers can benefit from them.
For decades, retail marketers have been forced to take a channel-centric approach to communicate with their customers. Here are several ways retailers can adapt to the rapid changes in retail.
The risk of brand degradation is nothing new (fake Coach purse, anyone?). But brand degradation against price transparency, access to goods, manufacturing capabilities, dissolving of geographical boundaries and shipping innovations, and you’ll see the risk has increased dramatically. Here is what you should do as brand degradation gets worse.