Scaling a company is hard, but scaling successfully is even harder. This is especially true for ecommerce businesses. There are countless tools that make it easier for even the smallest brands and retailers to make their mark, but growing a business to its potential is another story. Maintaining open communication, an atmosphere that fosters creativity and collaboration, and utilizing the right technology are essential to ensuring your ecommerce business stays agile as it grows.
Last week, Bloomberg reported anonymous sources at Amazon have confirmed that Vendors will be told to migrate to Amazon’s Seller Central platform in the future. No timeline has been confirmed, but this validates previous Vendor concerns, who were sent an email from Amazon in March, that they will no longer be receiving future purchase orders. Amazon eventually informed all Vendors that the email was sent by mistake, but rumors regarding the future of Vendor Central started gaining traction.
Devialet is a French technology company specializing in high-end speaker systems. If you're an audiophile, they are probably on your radar. With their Phantom and Expert series of sound systems, Devialet is aiming to reach a broader market of shoppers.
‘Coca-Cola’, exclaimed a fairly dignified man with authority laden in his voice, ’is a most euphonious name for a beverage: the alliteration rolls off one’s tongue perfectly.’ Then, the man proceeded to pen down the iconic Coca-Cola logo in popular Spencerian Script.
It’s rare these days to meet someone as passionate about analytics as Danielle Schwolow. As a growth strategist at Multiplica, a digital optimization, UX & Analytics agency for online marketing, Danielle can talk hard data with the best in the industry.
Here at Ecommerce Magazine, we love to dive deep into the nitty gritty of the digital retail world, so we asked Danielle to share some of her insights on the industry, her own experience and expertise, and what companies do wrong when approaching their analytics.
Today’s consumers most desire convenience and efficiency when shopping, driving retailers to devote more effort to streamlining the customer journey. As a result, more and more retailers are pursuing an emerging retail theory called “friction-free commerce,” where the goal is for customers to shop and transact in as few clicks or steps as possible. (It’s one of the driving forces behind voice-activated shopping, instant order buttons, and chatbots.)
Customized furniture used to be considered a luxury product, particularly at brick and mortar furniture outlets, and you might expect to wait an average of two months before your order arrived.
But if the digital revolution has taught consumers anything, it’s that demanding a great product fast and for a fair price is no longer an outlier. It’s the norm.
However, it was the 70-year-old Skyline Furniture that recognized the demand for made-to-order furniture years before many of us knew we wanted it, from upholstered furniture to window treatments to decorative pillows.
Everyone who is building a personal brand or growing their business should be "all in" when it comes to marketing on social media.
Why? It is grossly underpriced exposure.
I'm Alex Velez. I am a 15 year old social media influencer, CEO of the upcoming Hoodie Apparel, LLC and graphic designer – none of which would’ve been possible without social media effort.
Have you noticed the terms omnichannel and multichannel getting used a lot recently?
There are many articles about ecommerce that promote either an omnichannel or a multichannel approach to customer service, but it isn’t always clear what that terminology means.
Viral videos are a great way to get your product in front of a lot of eyes very quickly. However, it is difficult to pinpoint what makes people want to share a video that is essentially a commercial.
It has to have exactly the right mix of content that resonates with a lot of people, and then you have to put it in front of the right eyes to get the ball rolling. There isn't a set formula that can help you determine whether or not a video you produce will go viral. If there were, we would see a lot more videos make the cut.