Product recommendation quizzes allow merchants to grasp the holy grail — zero-party data — information that customers intentionally share with you. Shoppers will gladly provide their information when your quiz is helpful and respectful. They won’t if it’s too complex or if it stands in the way of their shopping journey.
The traditional approach to personalized product recommendations will almost certainly miss the mark for customers and deliver weak business results. The true measure of effective personalization will be your ability to understand someone’s current contexts, and deliver exactly what they’re looking for in the moment of need.
Amazon announced it plans to cancel its Early Reviewer program as of April 25, and won’t be taking any new applications as of April 10, as it has found other programs more effective in generating customer reviews, upsetting sellers who had found success with it. Experts however saw Amazon Vine as a superior review generator.
If an eager shopper comes to your website with a product in mind and high purchase intent, but then hits a “no results found” page, at best they’ll attempt a couple of variations of the term before bailing and heading to a competitor. To avoid this bad scenario, here are some tips to quickly redirect shoppers and give them options.
Today’s retailers have to jump through hoops to meet customer expectations and gain their trust and loyalty, and in the age of omnichannel and mobile, email is still one of the most effective ways to do this. Oracle+Bronto along with Smile.io will cover ways merchants can offer a unique customer experience in the upcoming Multichannel Merchant webinar, Use Email to Build and Emotional Connection in 2019, on February 12 at 2 p.m. EST.