Every year it seems, some new technology announces the end of email, FOREVER! Email was supposed to die 10 years ago with the rise of the social network. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and to a lesser extent Myspace envisioned a world where ALL communication would funnel through their platforms. We all know how that turned out.
In today’s e-commerce environment, Direct to Consumer (DTC) brands rely on a compelling and unifying story to sell products and build communities. When done right, the customer experiences a seamless user journey from discovery through purchase. When it misses the mark, the customer experiences a disorienting blend of editorial and shoppable content that usually results in exiting the site.
Gmail’s Dynamic Emails Bring Carts Directly Into Email
Last week, Gmail announced the launch of Dynamic Emails, an improvement that brings interactivity and engagement directly to emails. Prior to the update, emails have always been static in nature, often acting as a launch point into more complicated tasks and quickly become dated.
Use Customer Feedback and Q&As to Fuel Conversions
User-generated content is one of the most valuable resources that ecommerce retailers can take advantage of. Having customers create content for you is the dream! One user-generated content type that’s becoming widely adopted is a question and answer (Q&A) section where customers can ask and respond to questions about individual products.
The 10 Best Shopify Apps for Direct To Consumer Brands
The number one question I get all the time is, “What are the best apps on the Shopify App Store right now?”
If you were to ask Scott Paladini of Bear Mattress in 2010 if he ever thought he would be in the mattress business in 2018, he would have told you “Absolutely not.”
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We asked you the question, "What do you think will be the biggest ecommerce trend of 2018? Why?"
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