The world of e-merchandising, i.e., the art of presenting products and services in an enticing and captivating way online, has evolved significantly over time. Now, the profound impact of significant AI advancements on the future of e-merchandising is becoming increasingly evident. However, data inputs need to be sufficient to realize meaningful insights and harness the power of AI.
Frustrating shoppers by showing them unavailable products does much more than wasting ad dollars and losing a sale. Out-of-stocks decrease basket sizes, cause VIP customers to leave loyalty programs, damage brand reputation and take customer service members away from helping customers who already bought an item.
An ecommerce site needs to be exciting, yet sleek. Engaging, yet simple. Efficient, yet browsable. After all, shoppers assess your site’s visual appeal within 0.05 seconds of hitting the page. So you need to go beyond traditional design elements. Creating a site that optimizes the shopper journey is a more complex endeavor.
Technology offers the kind of intelligence that amplifies the creative work of human designers and merchandisers to instantly predict intent. And it’s driving higher conversion rates, greater AOV and boosting satisfaction. Here are 4 ways merchants at SMB retailers can leverage automation to modernize their merchandising strategies.
In 2018, IT is still worried about letting colleagues into their commerce platforms for fear it will slow down site performance and that non-technical colleagues will mess up a system they ultimately have to fix. Discover how a little distance and trust, as well as some technology tools, can improve this dynamic.