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.
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.