Bold Commerce, provider of a headless, composable commerce checkout solution, has a new offering that lets brands and retailers enable checkout directly from a video or email without the intermediate step of visiting a product page, where cart abandonment can happen. The so-called accelerator uses API calls to integrate a checkout link directly into any shopper engagement.
Ecommerce entertainment is a fast-emerging trend merchants will need to build into growth strategies and investment plans. “Showbiz” will be the new ecommerce battleground. The convergence of tech, commerce, brand power and consumer hunger for enjoyable experiences will increasingly drive competitive differentiation.
Martech in 2022 was reflective of the growing emphasis on customer centricity. This year is all about striking a balance between continued optimization of brand equity, a consistent focus on customer experience and a conscious evolution of engagement.
As Amazon stumbles, planning to lay off ten thousand workers, drastically scaling back its facilities plans and missing earnings forecasts, ascending rival TikTok is becoming more of a globally dominant behemoth, day by day. The latter reportedly began testing an in-app shopping feature with select U.S. retailers last week.
The boredom of ecommerce was first identified 24 years ago when CNET proclaimed, “Ecommerce is getting boring these days, and that’s a good thing.” Enter livestream shopping, which has proven to be a great diversion and option for consumers. It energizes through a mashup of live TV shopping, social media and direct interaction.
Online spending in 2020 accounted for 21.3% of total retail sales, up from 15.8% in 2019 and 14.3% in 2018. These totals far outperform expert predictions. In the ongoing global pandemic, consumer shopping habits have changed, so your brand’s ecommerce strategy must adapt, and that includes amplifying your digital shelf strategy.
Nowadays, retail and DTC brands are using visual content such as product demo videos adnd how-to videos to make an entry into consumers’ hearts and minds. So, why should you use Instagram videos and how can they create buzz? Here are some compelling reasons, as well as some best practices for getting attention on Instagram.
Interactivity, fun, engagement, education and commerce are all tied together in the phenomenon of livestreaming commerce, the digital equivalent of a direct selling television channel but with a hip extreme makeover, executives from Estée Lauder and ShopShops told attendees at NRF 2021’s Chapter 1 virtual event.
Cyber Weekend 2020 presented yet more evidence of the the monster that is mobile commerce: 40% of Black Friday sales were from smartphones, Adobe said. As mobile apps going hand-in-glove with this phenomenon, we talked to Lexi Sydow of App Annie about mobile app trends to follow in 2021, including TikTok and livestreaming.
The holiday season is upon us, which is both exciting and overwhelming. There is also the pressure of figuring out how to rise above everyone else’s holiday-themed ads. A well-produced, perfectly timed video ad can elevate your product in memorable ways. Here are 5 principles to focus on when creating your video ads this holiday season.