Brand Trust and the Keys to Building It

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Brand Trust and the Keys to Building It

Building brand trust has become more important than ever before. Today’s companies handle a great deal of data, much of which is highly personal. With data leaks becoming a regular part of daily life, including Facebook’s recent high-profile flub, it’s become increasingly difficult to create a sense of trust among customers.  Obviously, it’s in every company’s best interest to handle … Read More

4 Strategies That Reduce Mobile Abandonment

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4 Strategies to Reduce Mobile Abandonment

The rapid rise of mobile shopping has been nothing short of astounding. Just a decade ago, shopping on a mobile device was relatively new and accounted for very few conversions. As of 2019, mobile shopping accounts for nearly ⅓ of all ecommerce purchases. Giving consumers the ability to shop anytime, anywhere is great for retailers, but it comes with a … Read More

Using Behavior Based Marketing in Your Campaigns

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Imagine this – you’re shopping on your favorite site, you add an item to your cart – but you get distracted and leave. Minutes later, you receive an email reminding you to complete your purchase. This is a classic example of Behavior Based Marketing. This kind of marketing is highly effective when engaging customers – and it’s taking ecommerce by … Read More

Understanding Bounce Rates and How to Improve Yours

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Understanding Bounce Rates and How to Improve Yours

What makes improving bounce rates so important? The success of your business depends on engaging your customers – and that can’t happen if they leave immediately after arriving. Bounce rates are perhaps the most important (and most dreaded) metric in ecommerce. As you probably know, a “bounce” is when a visitor leaves your site after viewing only one page. It’s … Read More

How to Use Video in Your On-Site Engagement Strategy

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How to Use Video in Your On-Site Engagement Strategy

You’ve A/B tested your copy. Your graphics are top notch. Your calls-to-action are clear and well placed. Now you’re thinking to yourself, “Why should I do on-site video too?” On-site video has experienced a surge in popularity recently years, and for good reason. Research shows it increases customer engagement, trust, and overall sales, making it a fantastic option for ecommerce … Read More

Spring Cleaning Your Outdated Content

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Spring Cleaning Outdated Content

Could your outdated content be scaring away visitors? When we think about Spring Cleaning, most people imagine dusting shelves, clearing out closets, or everyone’s favorite: washing baseboards. However, if you’re planning to clean your home this spring, you may want to think about your website as well. (After all – it’s the home of your business) More specifically, I’m talking … Read More

Feeling Lucky? Using Gamification to get Customers Involved

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Use Gamification to Get Customers Involved

The ecommerce world has been abuzz recently with talks about gamification. It seems every guru in the business is proclaiming gamification “the new frontier,” and a “game changer.”  Although gamification is often presented as a new idea, it’s actually a very old (and effective) sales tool. As we’ve mentioned, gamification is a great way to boost conversions without incentives. That … Read More

The 5 Types of Online Shoppers You Need to Understand

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5 Types of Online Shoppers

Online shopping has literally changed the way people do business. Customers around the world can shop for nearly anything from nearly anywhere. Just as shopping has changed, so have shoppers. Ecommerce allows consumers to purchase products in ways that would have been difficult or impossible in the past. For example, comparison shopping used to require hours of time and driving … Read More

Three Ecommerce Trends to Know for 2019

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Three Ecommerce Trends to Know for 2019

In 2002, ecommerce consumers spent about $42 billion in the United States. For a brand-new industry, that figure seemed huge. Fast forward 16 years, online consumers spent over $500 billion in 2018. Ecommerce trends continue to advance, establishing winners and losers. Sites like Amazon and eBay have thrived, while some smaller businesses suffered disastrous losses. To keep you up to … Read More

Looking Back at Your Annual Metrics

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Looking Back at Your Annual Metrics

After the hectic red and green blur of the retail holiday season, the end of Q4 is often a huge relief. However, the new year inevitably brings new challenges. With the holiday rush now coming to a close, the time comes to evaluate your annual metrics. In this blog, we’ll highlight several of the key measurements to pay attention to … Read More