The team at Deft has some controversial takes on the state of SEO and search advertising. From the beginning, the company was founded on the belief that e-commerce is the most over-SEO’d and over-advertised search category — and the problem is only getting worse, as both Amazon and Google continue to make money by keeping […]
Restaurants and retailers are “traditional” MULO (multi-location categories). But the business world is changing, and different types of brick-and-mortar enterprises are emerging as new industry. We’ve covered several MULO (multi-location) business categories that are appearing in response to business/consumer needs — like podcast studios, IV locations, and boutique gyms. Inventors and manufacturers are now proliferating. […]
The path to e-commerce success lies in women’s fashion. At least, that is what Chris Gerbig and his wife, Tori, concluded in 2011 when they began to research the type of online business they wanted to start that would not only support the family they planned to have but also the lifestyle they wanted to […]
In ecommerce, conversions are considered the most important metric to track. However, an increase in engagement can matter just as much: the more people interact with your pages, the more likely they are to return and convert later as well as to promote your business among their own network.
As retailers look at getting more done and freeing up their staff to focus on high-value tasks, interest is growing in the use of AI to handle the mundane tasks that take up too much of a merchandiser’s time — like fixing typos on e-commerce websites and researching underperforming product categories. Retailers are also using AI to flag when new products show signs of being more popular than expected, so merchandisers can act quickly and notch strategic wins.
While it’s unrealistic to expect that your cart abandonment rate will ever be zero, there are still many factors that are in your control — which means you can improve it. So, I’ve put together a list of tips you can implement to get more of your customers to follow through with their purchases, as well as to avoid some of the most common mistakes.
Last week, the search and product discovery platform Constructor announced a new solution designed to decrease cart abandonment rates for retailers. The company’s Quizzes product provides retailers a way to ask customers questions while they shop online, similar to how a sales associate might interact in-store.
In the age of social media and incessant scrolling, marketers can easily lose prospective customers’ attention. How can one create Instagram or Twitter-worthy content that not only draws eyeballs but also compels shoppers to make a purchase? By laying the proper groundwork, striking the right emotional chord, and getting creative, business can create powerful, clickable content.
For every transaction, there are many touchpoints. And digital marketers, brands, or online retailers need to account for as many as possible. This year, there are more opportunities to leverage for little effort. Google offers a wealth of opportunities, and there are several marketplaces and social channels like TikTok, Instagram, and Pinterest offering tactics to attract more customers this year.
Headless commerce is one of the latest innovations to hit the retail industry, offering both online and offline retailers the opportunity to decouple the purchasing and payments experience from their websites while also giving shoppers the ability to complete transactions from almost anywhere.
Brick-and-mortar merchants are moving their stores online or developing combination solutions that encompass both website sales and curbside pickup to keep pace with customer demand. Many of those businesses that haven’t made the switch are weighing their options and looking for the right technology. Plug-and-play e-commerce platforms tend to be the most popular route for merchants looking to quickly pivot to online sales, but features like scalability, flexibility, and integration with inventory management software are also important to SMBs.
Here are six e-commerce solutions that brick-and-mortar merchants will want to check out.
The coronavirus pandemic has transformed brick-and-mortar business, possibly forever. Peter Paine, former eBay and Walmart executive and now head of retail partnerships in the Americas for Cover Genius, checked in with Street Fight to share the strategies physical businesses large and small should prioritize to prepare for the near- and long-term future.