Mobile commerce demand continues to grow as smartphones are a go-to shopping tool. Yet scalable m-commerce is nearly impossible for humans as it requires high volumes of data and continuous, real-time analysis. Automation helps improve efficiency, collect and analyze first-party data and personalize engagement.
If you take a step back and remove your retail or trading or marketing or technology hat for a moment, doesn’t it seem ludicrous we spend so much time trying to control what consumers see in ecommerce search? The idea of giving up control is not one that’s often considered, yet this could in fact be the key to better performance.
A big portion of ecommerce purchases are from high-value consumers, but they are the missing component of every successful retail marketer’s digital strategy. Even knowing this, brands are still struggling with how to reach high-value consumers. Here are some strategies to reach these consumers and drive campaign success forward.
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.
Even as consumers return to physical stores and discover newfound enthusiasm for in-person shopping, ecommerce will continue to grow. But several major aspects of doing business have changed for ecommerce brands – customer, competition and operations. To stay competitive, become attuned to what these mean.
How can retailers keep problems outside their control from damaging customer relationships? Competing on customer experience (CX) is always smart, but right now it’s critical. Of course, the best CX is getting the products they want when they want them. But you can deliver excellent CX in other ways to maintain trust and goodwill.
While current iterations of PIM are highly effective, the tech landscape is shifting to a broader, more powerful paradigm: The product experience. Brands must create emotion-stirring experiences tailored to a consumer’s personality and preferences. But personalization requires serious data management and deep customer insights.
Today’s ecommerce architectures are fragmented and disconnected. There are many important components to plug gaps and make customer experiences consistent, with an infinite number of journeys. Creating connected customer experiences that are personalized across all channels takes time, but doing it right is critical.
To minimize the impact of the great holiday shortage of 2021, retailers need to leverage innovative technologies and their insights to help navigate supply chain disruptions and reduce the risk of driving customers away now and into 2022. Here are some critical ways technology can help mitigate the pain of out of stocks.