eCommerce Growth in Time of Crisis: What Apparel Retailers Should Know

eCommerce Growth during Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned out to be a genuine black swan turning the global economic patterns upside down. The retail industry and apparel segment, in particular, are not an exception. The lockdown has not only forced fashion retailers to put more effort into online channel development but has also changed consumer shopping behavior in a fundamental manner. There are good reasons to say that the apparel industry will not be the same as we got used to it before the crisis. So, how can retailers stay effective while everyone around is now selling online? This entry is right about

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How B2B Companies Can Deliver the Amazon Experience

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Each month, more than 197 million people around the world visit Amazon.com. If it were a country, Amazon would be among the ten most populous world’s places. In 2019, the online retail giant accounted for 13.7% of the global market share. In the US, it accounts for over 50% of the local ecommerce market. So, what is the secret of Amazon’s success? The answer is simple – Amazon has built its brand culture on the foundation of innovation and user-centricity. In this article, you will learn how to achieve the “Amazon experience” when marketing to B2B customers. Amazon has Built its Brand

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Why Retailers Should Diversify Away From Amazon – And How to Do It?

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Reading that title may have shocked you a little – move away from Amazon? Responsible for over 30% of all ecommerce transactions, Amazon is the place to sell if you want to get traffic and earn a profit from it. So why on earth would you want to move away from it? If you’re selling on just Amazon, you’re putting all your eggs in one basket. You’re selling under someone else name and entirely at the mercy of the Amazon overlords when it comes to your selling privileges. Amazon isn’t exactly the most ethical company around, either. They’ve been known

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Secrets to Writing Customer Service Emails That Work

Customer Service Emails

Working in customer service, you deal with tons of emails every day. No wonder, 96% of consumers consider it essential for brand loyalty. So you try to manage your customer service appropriately to influence your overall conversion rates, don’t you? The problem is that there’s a big gap between what businesses and customers consider excellent service. While 80% of companies believe they deliver super experiences, only 8% of customers agree with that. Customers want to feel that brands are on the same wave with people and that their problems matter. As a brand representative, you understand it. However, when dealing with hundreds of customer

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How to Remain Operationally Sustainable as an Ecommerce Retailer During Crisis

Operationally Sustainable eCommerce Retailers

The corona pandemic has led to a significant change in buyer behavior which caused a shift towards more eCommerce sales. While offline retailers had to suffer from severe losses during the lockdown period, many online shops recorded a strong increase in sales. In fact, in the US online retailers registered YoY (year-over-year) revenue growth of 68% in April and conversion rates that are comparable to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. However, the increase in online sales also correlated with reduced logistics capacities due to the consequences of the spread of the coronavirus (namely lockdown, social distancing, etc.) resulted in

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How to Automate Your Customer Support in 2020

It’s no secret that rapidly developing new technology is changing the world of business for the decades to come. It’s 2020 and your customers have yet again raised their expectations as to how their experience with your product or service should look like. Not convinced? Studies show that 93% of customers are likely to make repeat purchases with companies that offer outstanding customer service. It’s pretty clear that the quality interaction between your customers and your customer support team is what can make or break your business. That’s why providing excellent customer support is an investment that will pay off

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5 Ways to Grow Your Email List 2020

Whether you already have an email marketing strategy in place or are looking for ways to expand your outreach into email and grow your mailing list in doing so, the approach you take will effectively make or break your efforts. According to HubSpot, 80% of business professionals firmly believe that email marketing increases customer retention, and with 59% of customers admitting that marketing emails affect their purchase decisions, it’s safe to say that email marketing is alive and well as a lead generation and nurturing channel. However, additional data provided by Medium shows that email open rates across all amount

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How to generate eCommerce sales with Instagram

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Today, Instagram is not just a photo-sharing app. It has come a long way to become a real powerhouse that offers a whole host of potential for online business. With over 1 billion monthly active users, and more than 60% of users come in contact with businesses and brands, Instagram eCommerce is undoubtedly the way to go in 2020. However, just like with every eCommerce or social media channel, success is not guaranteed just by being there. You still need to possess a proper strategy if you want to leverage business performance and skyrocket your eCommerce sales. In this post,

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B2B Video Marketing Strategy: A Step-by-Step Guide for Building Yours

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There’s ample proof that video is a must for B2B brands. In 2019 alone, 50% of marketers used and invested in more video content. In fact, it became the top used content format, beating blogs and image-based content. Video has also become a priority medium on social media. Every platform you use today includes an algorithmic update to position videos above other forms of content. And the stats are staggering. Twitter gets 2 billion views per day. A third of Instagram stories, which are shared as videos, are from brands. And 500 million people turn to Facebook to watch videos

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Build Natural Links with Guest Blogging

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If you think that guest blogging is all about writing a 500-word article, stuffing it with your keywords, and publishing it on the first blog you come across, you’re wrong. Instead of the quantity of backlinks, you need to focus on their quality. To increase brand awareness, online reputation, and website visits through guest blogging, you need to write quality articles and publish them on respected sites in your niche. Above all, you need to insert your links naturally. Here are a few tips to apply.   Find Valuable Guest Blogging Opportunities Identifying the right guest blogging opportunities is the

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How to Grow and Maintain Your Email List as an Ecommerce Brand?

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Email marketing for ecommerce is one of the best ways to build personal and lasting relationships with your customers. A well-managed email list can help you send more personalized messages, reengage past buyers, and learn more about your target audience. You may think social media is better for engaging with customers, but the fact is, there are three times more email accounts in the world than Facebook accounts – and due to Facebook’s algorithm, the organic reach can be as low as 6%. In contrast, emails generally have an open rate of 20-30%, meaning your message is five times more

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Ecommerce SEO: Everything You Need To Know

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When it comes to ecommerce SEO strategies, they all have the same goals: Increase organic website traffic Increase conversion rate Increase revenue So this means getting to the top of the search results and sending qualified traffic to the ecommerce website. Anyone new to the eCommerce world will probably find this a little daunting… But it doesn’t need to be! I am going to take you through the most effective eCommerce SEO strategies you can use to give your online store a boost up the rankings. I will discuss: Table of Content Conducting A Site Audit Keyword Research & Optimization

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Why A/B Testing is Essential for Growing Your Ecommerce Business?

A/B Testing for eCommerce

When building an ecommerce business, your website is your storefront. Your social media and search engine ads and email newsletters are your flyers. Your copy, images, and call-to-action buttons are your employees—conversing with customers and convincing them to make a purchase. On the surface, the static nature of an ecommerce site puts you at a disadvantage. You can’t alter your pitch, or shopping experience, depending on who walks in the door. Or can you? As it turns out, you can, and that’s where A/B testing comes in. A/B testing, or split testing, presents half of your site visitors with one

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The Digital Pygmalion: Three Simple Steps for the Ultimate Website Makeover

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Conversion Rate Optimization is a “test-and-learn” process that allows eCommerce marketers to turn more of their web traffic into sales. Because it does not rely on advertising, and directly increases revenue, CRO usually provides an impressive return-on-investment. So, assuming you are already receiving enough traffic, you should be thinking about how to turn more of your visitors into customers. To do this, you need to begin with some customer research. Once you have established how customers are using your site, you can optimize your content. To do this, you need to know a few things about Consumer Psychology: Cognitive Ease:

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[Infographic] Email Marketing: Realize the ROI & Improve Bottom Line

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Email marketing has come a long way since AOL laid the foundations for what Is now one of the most ubiquitous forms of communication back in 1999. Although email hasn’t changed too much since it’s initial conception, it continues to evolve. Today, global email users amount to virtually half the entire planets population. Although this may not be fully accurate considering users have duplicate accounts, this figure is expected to grow steadily. (Statista, 2018). It is a common misconception that email is dying out and being replaced by social media. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Email isn’t going

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12 Marketing Tips to Increase Your eCommerce Sales Fast

12 Marketing Tips to Increase eCommerce Sales

The purpose of marketing is to increase your sales & awareness. For marketing to work you’ll need a strategy that combines a variety of different marketing actions, that together will successfully bring you your desired results – growing your eCommerce sales. When talking about eCommerce, there are some really easy to implement marketing actions. These actions, together, can help you boost your sales and increase the awareness of both, your products and your brand. These actions are really easy and fast to conduct, so keep reading and prepare yourself for a great success! Generate Trust on Your Site Even if

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What You Need To Do To Your Shopify Store To Upgrade It For 2018

Upgrade your Shopify Store for 2018

As a Shopify store owner, your work is never done. An online store is a work-in-progress, requiring regular tweaks and upgrades to keep up-to-date and offer your customers a fast, user-friendly shopping experience. So what can you do to upgrade your Shopify store for 2018 and start the year as you mean to go on? For a little inspiration, check out The Best of the Best Shopify Stores of 2017. Make it personalized and interactive It’s no secret that today, most people have little time and low attention spans. It’s not entirely our fault, after all, society has designed a system

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How to Leverage Marketing Automation to Enhance the Customer Experience

Marketing automation for enhanced Customer Experience

Marketing automation is no longer a new concept, but it is an evolving one. In a way, marketing comes full-circle, beginning with one-on-one relationships that eventually become too numerous to manage. When marketing automation first entered the scene, it was a welcome solution to the growing problem of having too many audience members to engage and too few marketers (or too little time) to give them the individual attention they deserve. These early solutions focused on lists and segmentation, turning one-to-one efforts into one-to-many efforts – a time saver, indeed. Yet marketers soon realized the result of automating marketing activities

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